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July 5, 2014
196 become citizens at Mount Rushmore
KEYSTONE (AP) — Nearly 200 immigrants became U.S. citizens this week in the shadow of an American monument during a special Independence Day ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 196 new citizens from 51 countries...
July 5, 2014 - 7:25am
June 27, 2014
Famous faces find each other
Jean Patrick loves a challenge. Her newest book, "Four Famous Faces," was exactly that. The Mitchell author worked with the Mount Rushmore...
June 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
June 11, 2014
Pine beetles take toll on Mount Rushmore, Colorado
By Jennifer Oldham DENVER — Beetles are obliterating forests throughout Colorado and the West, draining budgets as property values decline and threatening tourism at national parks, including the home of Mount Rushmore. Voters in Colorado communities raised taxes to protect...
June 11, 2014 - 8:23am
June 8, 2014
Mitchell man remembers early days of Mount Rushmore
Don Boyden doesn't remember much about the 1941 dedication of Mount Rushmore, but he was there. As a 6-year-old, Boyden, of Mitchell, traveled...
June 8, 2014 - 9:49am
May 19, 2014
Summer hours start this week at Mount Rushmore
KEYSTONE (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial starts its expanded summer hours this week. The Black Hills tourist site draws nearly 3 million visitors every year. Starting Friday, the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10...
May 19, 2014 - 6:46am
May 13, 2014
Actor writes book about Mount Rushmore letters
PIERRE (AP) — An actor best known for his role on "General Hospital" has written a book about his parents' connection to Mount Rushmore. Former soap opera star Richard Cerasani's piece is called "Love Letters from Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument, and a Moment...
May 13, 2014 - 7:06am
May 11, 2014
New book seeks to credit chief carver of Mount Rushmore
Every year, nearly 3 million people visit South Dakota's most iconic landmark, Mount Rushmore. But the man who gave life to the Black Hills'...
May 11, 2014 - 8:43pm
May 7, 2014
Man who kept Mount Rushmore lights on dies
A South Dakota man who drew national attention in the mid-1990s when he paid to keep the lights on at Mount Rushmore during a federal government shutdown has died. Arthur Oakes, of Keystone, died Monday after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. Oakes wrote...
May 7, 2014 - 10:44am
February 26, 2014
Burns to cause smoke, haze around Mount Rushmore
RAPID CITY (AP) — South Dakota authorities say people can expect to see smoke and haze around Mount Rushmore National Memorial this week as officials plan to start burning slash piles. The Rapid City Journal reports the prescribed burns will happen on 50 acres that surround...
February 26, 2014 - 10:57pm
February 18, 2014
Mount Rushmore mascots hit national TV
SD tourism secretary says George costume was running late.
February 18, 2014 - 6:39am
February 10, 2014
Mount Rushmore memorial gets $400K from nonprofit
The Mount Rushmore Society raises money each year and works with the National Park Service. In 2013, the society contributed $35,000 to continue...
February 10, 2014 - 7:31am
January 27, 2014
‘The President’ called signature SD drink
By Northern Plains News South Dakota has four presidents carved on a mountain. And according to BuzzFeed.com, those presidents have thusly honored the state with “The President” cocktail. The online pop culture site recently compiled “What’s Your Home State’s Signature...
January 27, 2014 - 7:42pm
November 7, 2013
Joan Jett to perform on SD's Macy's parade float
PIERRE — Music legends Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will appear on the Mount Rushmore American Pride float in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “We’re excited to have such a well-known artist perform on our float this year. Joan Jett is a legend in rock music,...
November 7, 2013 - 7:59pm
US Mint releases new Mount Rushmore quarter
CUSTER (AP) — The U.S. Mint has released a coin featuring Mount Rushmore National Memorial in western South Dakota's Black Hills. The coin is part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, which depicts a national park or other national site in each state, the District of...
November 7, 2013 - 2:35pm
October 30, 2013
New Mount Rushmore quarter to be released
KEYSTONE (AP) — The Shrine of Democracy will soon fit in your pocket. The new Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter will be released Nov. 6 at a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Custer. Collectors will be able to swap cash for $10 rolls of the new quarter and buy...
October 30, 2013 - 7:10am