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April 16, 2014
2 national parks in SD to increase tour fees
April 16, 2014 - 9:39pm
April 3, 2014
SD state parks taking July 4 weekend reservations
April 3, 2014 - 6:27am
February 19, 2014
Study: Smoke-free park policies slow to catch on
February 19, 2014 - 4:36pm
February 18, 2014
2013 SD park visitation numbers might be skewed
February 18, 2014 - 11:47am
January 29, 2014
SD state parks set records for visitors, camping
January 29, 2014 - 1:55pm
December 20, 2013
Sandra Washington, left, associate regional director for the Midwest region at the National Park Service, and Eric Brunnemann, center, superintendent of Badlands National Park, visit with Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer, right, before the start of a discussion about the future of the South Unit of Badlands National Park Wednesday in Rapid City. (AP photo)
National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands
December 20, 2013 - 2:33pm
November 10, 2013
Custer State Park’s new center should better capture exiting traffic
November 10, 2013 - 10:29pm
November 6, 2013
New nature park adds wellness to Brookings
November 6, 2013 - 6:23am
October 30, 2013
Brandon voters soundly reject $12.5M park upgrade
October 30, 2013 - 2:31pm
October 26, 2013
Early cold hurts state parks
October 26, 2013 - 7:28am
September 12, 2013
Jacob Zoss, 4, of Mitchell, left, and Teguan Nez, 7, of Mitchell, right, play on the recently completed playground equipment at Hitchcock Park Wednesday afternoon. (Sean Ryan/The Republic)
PHOTOS: Hitchcock Park new playground equipment
September 12, 2013 - 2:32pm
September 8, 2013
Jena Abbink, 11, of Mitchell, tries to coax a butterfly onto her hand Saturday at the dedication of Bella's Butterfly Garden in Mitchell's Northridge Park Abbink was a classmate of the late Bella Morgan. (Ross Dolan/Republic)
Bella's Butterfly Garden takes flight
September 8, 2013 - 11:08pm
July 25, 2013
Snake Creek Recreation Area District Park Manager Dave Enke speaks earlier this month about the increase of revenue seen at state parks. (Jordan Steffen/Republic)
Platte rec area sees visitor increase
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 15, 2013
Sioux Falls to see more parks over next few years
July 15, 2013 - 4:14am
July 10, 2013
Campground attendant Chelsea Biehl, left, checks in Dudley Nelson Tuesday afternoon at Snake Creek Recreation Area near Platte. Dudley and his wife, Nancy, are from Scotland and went to Snake Creek to rent a cabin and enjoy some fishing. (Jordan Steffen/Republic)
Business booming at SD parks, rec areas
July 10, 2013 - 7:44am