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Become the next Dakota Star at the South Dakota State Fair
Attempts to fake drug tests rising
Ethan man pleads not guilty to charges from fatal crash
Area departments respond to fires in Ethan, Presho, Reliance
City band director celebrates 50-year-long career
A spa in Burger King? A Taco Bell lounge? This is the future of fast food.
Study indicates Yankton can support more retail businesses
Buster's Auto Brokers LLC
Family opening spice and tea shop in downtown Rapid City
Wal-Mart shares slide on forecast of earnings drop next year
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
Deere to lay off 120 employees at Moline factory
An annual drive to the rodeo
High court: Ranchers should collect on storm-drowned cattle
Officials approve egg farm that will use cage-free barns
Magic have their man: Powell to coach new team
Armour knocks out Chamberlain
State Legion roundup: Hartford/Humboldt, Milbank advance to title game
Dakota Magic tickets now on sale
State junior teener tournament: Gregory takes third place
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Wagner man to celebrate 80th
Roy C. Crisman, Jr.
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
Ileen Ruth Werkmeister
A different Trump rose in Cleveland
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
'Gotta catch 'em all' is not an excuse for boorish behavior
LETTER: Probe of Clinton's 'misdeeds' unsuccessful
LETTER: While dangers multiply, so do breakthroughs
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
WILTZ: Thinking about great whites and a trip to Hilton Head
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
WILTZ: Catching catfish and old dogs like myself
WILTZ: Dependence on technology has gone too far for this angler
December 20, 2013
National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands
RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early...
December 20, 2013 - 2:33pm
November 10, 2013
Custer State Park’s new center should better capture exiting traffic
By Bob Mercer Capitol Correspondent CUSTER — South Dakota state park officials and their project architect have changed their minds about where to build the new visitor center and theater complex for Custer State Park. Now their sights are set near the east entrance and the...
November 10, 2013 - 10:29pm
November 6, 2013
New nature park adds wellness to Brookings
By Jordan Smith SDSU Collegian BROOKINGS — What was once a landfill now offers residents of Brookings a place to get outdoors. The Dakota Nature Park, located on 22nd Avenue, was originally the city landfill, which closed in the mid ’90s. The city then capped off the garbage...
November 6, 2013 - 6:23am
October 30, 2013
Brandon voters soundly reject $12.5M park upgrade
BRANDON (AP) — Residents of the southeastern South Dakota city of Brandon have rejected plans for a $12.5 million park project. Unofficial results show that nearly 94 percent of the 2,074 people who voted Tuesday opposed the Aspen Park project. The proposal involved updating...
October 30, 2013 - 2:31pm
October 26, 2013
Early cold hurts state parks
Annual stickers drop during otherwise successful season.
October 26, 2013 - 7:28am
September 12, 2013
PHOTOS: Hitchcock Park new playground equipment
Park and Recreation Director for Mitchell Dusty Rodiek said the park is at least the fourth playground to be refurbished under his management....
September 12, 2013 - 2:32pm
September 8, 2013
Bella's Butterfly Garden takes flight
Jeanie Morgan is convinced the spirit of Iszabella "Bella" Morgan presided over the Saturday dedication of Bella's Butterfly Garden, a new Mitchell...
September 8, 2013 - 11:08pm
July 25, 2013
Platte rec area sees visitor increase
PLATTE -- Weather and walleye fishing are bringing more campers to South Dakota's state parks. Snake Creek, a state Game, Fish and Parks...
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 15, 2013
Sioux Falls to see more parks over next few years
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is pushing for more city parks. The Argus Leader reports three parks are planned to open this year, and Huether has recommended nine more within five years. Huether told the City Council he wants to spend nearly $7 million...
July 15, 2013 - 4:14am
July 10, 2013
Business booming at SD parks, rec areas
PIERRE -- Helped by a surge of early interest at Custer State Park, South Dakota's system of state parks and recreation areas generated nearly...
July 10, 2013 - 7:44am
July 8, 2013
Sprucing up South Dakota's parks
PIERRE -- Two design firms that previously did significant work in South Dakota state parks will take top roles on the latest high-profile projects. Arc International of Rapid City is in charge for the new visitor center planned at Custer State Park, while HDR of Sioux Falls is the...
July 8, 2013 - 9:57pm
June 24, 2013
New campground opens at Fisher Grove State Park
REDFIELD (AP) -- Fisher Grove State Park has opened a new 22-site campground. The campground at the park near Redfield was moved to the east side of the James River after repeated flooding made the bridge unsafe for vehicles. The new location includes 22 electrical campsites,...
June 24, 2013 - 6:37am
May 28, 2013
Man seeks Ruskin Park photos, info
FORESTBURG -- An area man is working to preserve the history of Ruskin Park. Brett Selland, Letcher, has documented several historical places...
May 28, 2013 - 7:33am
May 3, 2013
Fishing license sales trailing 2012 by significant amount
CUSTER -- People aren't buying fishing licenses in South Dakota this spring like they did last year. Think the late snowstorms, lingering cold, hard winds and some welcome rains might have something to do with it? Through April 29, sales of fishing licenses to residents...
May 3, 2013 - 6:39am
April 8, 2013
USD prof leads Spirit Mound hike
VERMILLION (AP) -- The University of South Dakota earth sciences department led a leisurely spring hike up Spirit Mound on Saturday. Associate professor Mark Sweeney led the 10 a.m. walk, teaching about local geology, how the mound was formed and the geological processes influencing...
April 8, 2013 - 10:15am