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Investors press meat producers to cut water pollution
Heritage Foundation publishes report criticizing sections of 2014 Farm Bill
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
Preseason South Dakota sportswriters basketball polls
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket's Myah Selland named to Class B all-state first-team
Athlete of the Week: MVP's Risseeuw finds early success at 195 pounds
Kernel boys ready to compete
Mesman wins Class A Miss Volleyball award
Couple unites in July ceremony
White Lake man celebrates nine decades
Parkston woman celebrates 90th birthday
Former Ethan woman celebrates a century
Former Parkston man turns 80
Drew Allen Holter
Linda Joy (Cain) Cooper
Imogene Van Overschelde
Lila June Steiber
Cassie Karen Greger
Preparing for a lean year
Retirement finds the Legislature's only homemaker
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
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LETTER: State sales tax needs fixing
Letcher duck habitat nearly complete
Wiltz: Buck fever? Can't say I've been afflicted
Wiltz: Thankful in all forms during hunting season
Elk herd to be trimmed, studied for wasting disease
SD deer elusive after EHD outbreak
November 29, 2016
South Dakota wildlife sanctuary hopes to regain license
SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials of a western South Dakota wildlife sanctuary that lost its federal license and had most of its animals removed hopes to regain the license by spring. Fred Erdman, president of the Spirit of the Hills board of directors, tells the Black Hills Pioneer the...
November 29, 2016 - 11:06am
November 7, 2016
Lawrence County transfers ownership of airport to Spearfish
SPEARFISH (AP) — Lawrence County has transferred ownership of the local airport over to the city of Spearfish. The transfer of Black Hills Airport/Clyde Ice Field was approved by the FAA in September, the Black Hills Pioneer reported. Since then, the city and county have been tying...
November 7, 2016 - 12:03pm
November 3, 2016
USDA reports deficiencies at South Dakota wildlife sanctuary
SPEARFISH (AP) — Federal inspectors who revoked the license of a wildlife sanctuary in western South Dakota said the campus lacked adequate food, provided poor veterinary care and had severe staffing deficiencies. The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary last month agreed to surrender...
November 3, 2016 - 10:46am
October 24, 2016
Spearfish university offers alcohol diversion program
SPEARFISH (AP) — Black Hills State University is rolling out a new program aimed at diverting students cited with minor, first-time alcohol-related charges to avoid the start of a criminal record. The program requires students to give back to the university and the Spearfish community...
October 24, 2016 - 10:26am
October 7, 2016
South Dakota sanctuary loses federal license in settlement
SPEARFISH (AP) — A beleaguered western South Dakota wildlife sanctuary that had 18 animals transferred away this week has lost its federal license for exhibition as part of a settlement agreement. U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa says the Wednesday agreement...
October 7, 2016 - 10:41am
October 6, 2016
USDA determining if investigation into tiger death warranted
SPEARFISH (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is determining whether an investigation is warranted into the death of a tiger that bit a western South Dakota wildlife sanctuary director, an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday. Officials will look into whether any noncompliance...
October 6, 2016 - 11:04am
October 5, 2016
Deputy shoots tiger that bit Spearfish sanctuary employee
SPEARFISH (AP) — A Lawrence County deputy has shot a tiger that bit an employee at the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Spearfish. A sanctuary employee reported to authorities late Monday that the tiger was loose. Authorities found an employee bitten several times by the...
October 5, 2016 - 11:12am
October 3, 2016
Spearfish housing study shows more rental units needed
SPEARFISH (AP) — A study looking at the current and future housing needs of Spearfish suggests the city in western South Dakota needs additional rental units. The Black Hills Pioneer reports the housing study was conducted this year by Minnesota-based Community Partners Research....
October 3, 2016 - 11:26am
September 23, 2016
Photos from the Kernels homecoming game against Spearfish
September 23, 2016 - 11:54pm
Authorities identify man killed in crash west of Spearfish
SPEARFISH (AP) — Authorities have identified a 30-year-old man who died in a one-vehicle crash west of Spearfish. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Adrian Gourneau of Spearfish died after he lost control of a pickup truck he was driving early Wednesday. The pickup rolled after...
September 23, 2016 - 10:55am
September 19, 2016
Mitchell tennis goes 1-1 at home triangular
The Mitchell girls' tennis team mixed it up on Saturday. The Kernels split their home triangular with Spearfish and Yankton at Hitchcock Park. Mitchell defeated Spearfish 7-2 and lost to Yankton 5-4. The Kernels were without one player against Yankton, while Sammy Pooley sat out with...
September 19, 2016 - 10:13am
July 27, 2016
Forest Service: Closure order for Crow Peak area lifted
SPEARFISH (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a closure order for the Crow Peak area has been lifted and a wildfire on the peak west of Spearfish is fully controlled. The agency said Wednesday that visitors can now use the Crow Peak hiking trail. The blaze sparked by lightning on...
July 27, 2016 - 6:25pm
July 23, 2016
State Legion roundup: Webster upsets Spearfish
WEBSTER — As the host community for the Class B State Legion baseball tournament, Webster gained an automatic berth into this year's tournament. On Friday, they proved they belonged. Webster Post 40 topped Spearfish Post 164 3-1, aided by Braden Rithmiller's complete-game four-hitter...
July 23, 2016 - 12:40am
July 15, 2016
Spearfish man dies after crashing his ATV in rural area
SPEARFISH (AP) — Authorities say a Spearfish man has died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says the body of 68-year-old Paul Baker was found Wednesday in an agricultural area. Authorities tell KEVN-TV that Baker was using the ATV as part...
July 15, 2016 - 5:10pm
Proposed Spearfish ordinance deals with pets in hot vehicles
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish City Council will consider an ordinance that would make it a misdemeanor to endanger a pet by leaving it unattended in a hot vehicle. The Black Hills Pioneer reports the proposal that the council is to discuss Monday would make violations punishable...
July 15, 2016 - 11:37am