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Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
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June 16, 2017
188 new Americans given citizenship oath at Mount Rushmore
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore was the backdrop as nearly 200 people became new citizens of the United States. The U.S. District Court of South Dakota held a naturalization ceremony Thursday for 188 people at the national landmark symbolizing American freedom and the nation's history....
June 16, 2017 - 12:35pm
May 12, 2017
Mount Rushmore creator honored with historical marker
KEYSTONE (AP) — Officials have unveiled a marker honoring the man who developed the idea for Mount Rushmore in western South Dakota's Black...
May 12, 2017 - 11:22am
January 20, 2017
24 SD legislators invite Trump to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument
PIERRE — On the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a group of 24 state legislators invited the 45th president to visit “the...
January 20, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 25, 2016
A Monumental Milestone
Few monuments or landmarks in the United States are more iconic or offer greater patriotic symbolism than does Mount Rushmore. Beginning in 1927,...
October 25, 2016 - 5:24pm
October 7, 2016
A years-long process faces Mickelson Trail connector
MOBRIDGE — A state parks official said Friday the U.S. Forest Service is the lead agency for the environmental impact statement needed...
October 7, 2016 - 5:17pm
September 19, 2016
75 years of Mount Rushmore, a boon for tourism, creativity
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — It was a historian's idea: carve gigantic sculptures into the granite pinnacles of the Black Hills of South Dakota, significant Western figures like Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, Fremont, Red Cloud and Sacagawea. "In the vicinity of Harney Peak ... are...
September 19, 2016 - 11:16am
August 23, 2016
Astronaut shares photo, video taken from space of landmarks
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Have you ever wondered what some South Dakota landmarks look like from space? NASA astronaut Jeff Williams this week has shared on Twitter a photo and video of two popular South Dakota landmarks that were taken from the International Space Station. Williams on...
August 23, 2016 - 4:40pm
July 5, 2016
Last living person to work on Mount Rushmore turns 95
RAPID CITY (AP) — The last living person to work on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial turned 95 years old on Tuesday. Don Clifford tells the Rapid City Journal that working on the monument was "the greatest thing with which I was ever involved." Sculptor Gutzon Borglum is credited...
July 5, 2016 - 12:25pm
June 17, 2016
235 people become US citizens during Mount Rushmore ceremony
KEYSTONE (AP) — Two-hundred-thirty-five people from nearly 50 countries around the world became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota's Black Hills. The Thursday ceremony included people from Belarus and Honduras, Laos and Liberia,...
June 17, 2016 - 11:47am
May 27, 2016
Season's Mount Rushmore lighting ceremonies begin tonight
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial is holding its first evening lighting ceremony of the season on Friday. The program will be offered nightly at 9 p.m. through August 13, weather permitting. The event shifts to 8 p.m. on August 14 through October...
May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
May 20, 2016
Keystone woman fed up with Mount Rushmore helicopter tours
KEYSTONE (AP) — A Keystone woman is fed up with the noise of helicopter tours around Mount Rushmore. Kathy Hackett says the dozens of daily flights during the tourist season are disruptive. She gathered dozens of signatures on a petition given to the town board seeking a forced...
May 20, 2016 - 4:57pm
May 2, 2016
Fireworks likely source of Mount Rushmore water pollution
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Past fireworks displays at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are the likely source of a pollutant found in water within the site in western South Dakota, according to a government report released Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey findings show the contaminant...
May 2, 2016 - 3:40pm
April 14, 2016
Mount Rushmore achieves climate-friendly park status
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial has achieved "climate-friendly park" status thanks to energy reduction, waste management and other efforts that the park has undertaken since 2007. The designation is part of a National Park Service plan that focuses on sustainability....
April 14, 2016 - 11:31am
April 6, 2016
County commissioners reject quarry expansion in Black Hills
RAPID CITY (AP) — Pennington County commissioners have rejected a proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Iowa-based concrete supplier Croell Redi-Mix Inc. sought a construction permit from the county to expand...
April 6, 2016 - 11:27am
March 25, 2016
GPS glitch leading Mount Rushmore tourists astray
ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — The off-track travelers so ardently believe in their electronic directions that even when they find themselves on a narrow, sparsely marked gravel road, they remain convinced they are approaching one of the nation's most majestic sights. It is often left...
March 25, 2016 - 11:59am