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SD man arrested at abandoned farm after kidnapping ex-girlfriend in trunk of her car, strangling her
Republicans and independents out-work Democrats for voters
Mitchell United Way remains confident in reaching 2016 fundraising goal
Weak economy could require state government budget cuts
12,685 voters register in Davison Co. for Nov. 8 election
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
Soybean yields slightly down in 2016 after record 2015
SD corn yields below record highs forecasted nationwide
New SDSU Swine Unit opens with dedication
Regents working with governor on a major research centers plan
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
Titans win shootout over Bon Homme
Photos from the Mount Vernon/Plankinton vs Bon Homme playoff game
Area football roundup: Scotland holds off Platte-Geddes
South Dakota High School Activities Association football playoff pairings
Photos from the Hanson vs Newell first round playoff game
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
Richard John Huey
A Monumental Milestone
Superstar, super nervous, easy interview
Mastering a foreign language
Human trafficking in our backyard
OPINION: This time for president, none of the above
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 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
July 5, 2016
Crow Peak fire is fully contained; evacuation orders lifted
SPEARFISH (AP) — A wildfire that has been burning on Crow Peak west of Spearfish for more than a week is now fully contained. The blaze sparked by lightning on June 24 torched more than 2,700 acres, or about 4 square miles. The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday said evacuation orders...
July 5, 2016 - 4:58pm
July 1, 2016
4-square-mile Crow Peak Fire at 15 percent containment
SPEARFISH (AP) — A wildfire that has been burning on Crow Peak west of Spearfish for a week is now at 15 percent containment. The blaze sparked by lightning last Friday evening has torched 2,600 acres, or about 4 square miles. No homes have been lost, though voluntary evacuation...
July 1, 2016 - 12:26pm
June 30, 2016
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
SPEARFISH -- About 470 firefighters from Alaska to Michigan are fighting a pesky fire in the northwestern Black Hills near Spearfish that covers...
June 30, 2016 - 11:00am