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Oktoberfest brings German heritage to Menno
Area students place at National FFA Convention
Rounds, Thune won't support lame-duck hearings for SCOTUS nominee
Mitchell kidnapping, robbery suspect arrested in North Dakota
Photos from the Corn Palace Challenge on Saturday night
Davison County receives Gold Level award
Samsung scraps Galaxy Note 7 over fire concerns
CorTrust Bank ALM Community Foundation awards grants
Bass Pro Shops hooks Cabela's in $5.5 billion deal
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
DWU smothers Northwestern
Area Class B runners finish strong at state meet
Kernels, area teams set start times for football playoff openers
Platte-Geddes takes second place at state dance
SD Mines, Dakota State men to scrimmage Sunday in Chamberlain
Parkston man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell man marks 85th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Former Mitchell man celebrates 80th birthday
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Floyd "Buddy" Brodkorb
Irene Marie Ryan
LETTER: John Thune puts party before country
LETTER: Stop harassing road hunters
LETTER: Excited about Amendment V
LETTER: Our nation is turning into a socialistic welfare state
LETTER: Victim’s rights amendment will clog the courts
GFP offers refunds on archery, youth and muzzleloader deer licenses
Mitchell native brings SDWF, Hunting Film Tour to town
The best of Wiltz: Nightmare on Erika Street
Captive pheasants make up one-fifth or more of SD harvest
GFP Commission refuses to break state laws over non-resident waterfowl hunting licenses
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
March 7, 2016
Second phase of Mount Rushmore Road project draws low bid
RAPID CITY (AP) — The second phase of a project to reconstruct and beautify Mount Rushmore Road will cost much less than expected. The Rapid City road is considered the gateway to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. About 24,000 vehicles use the road each day....
March 7, 2016 - 11:30am
February 9, 2016
Planners OK quarry on Mount Rushmore route; opponents appeal
RAPID CITY (AP) — A proposed expansion of a limestone quarry that's in a scenic area on the main tourist route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial has won approval from Pennington County planners, but opponents have appealed the decision. Immediately after the Pennington County...
February 9, 2016 - 12:45pm
October 22, 2015
$16 million Mount Rushmore concession contract up for bid
RAPID CITY (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting proposals for a 10-year contract to manage parking, food, beverage and retail operations at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The Rapid City Journal reports the contract is a combination of what now are two separate contracts....
October 22, 2015 - 1:16pm
September 7, 2015
Gay couples exchange vows during Mount Rushmore celebration
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL (AP) — Seven gay couples exchanged vows and another couple renewed their vows Sunday during a group wedding at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The celebration of this summer's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage took place in...
September 7, 2015 - 11:32am