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The end of an era for Salem's Buhler Industries
County could pay thousands for pregnant woman to give birth in jail
Early dropouts in GOP presidential race 'more in line' with Sen. Thune
Fifth Avenue and Burr St. intersection closed
Circuit court cases from 7/26
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
The end of an era for Salem's Buhler Industries
Land-locked rancher awarded cash in sale of cattle rival said he owned
Fight over electricity for new grain elevator ends in a compromise
Extreme heat, humidity stress South Dakota crops, livestock
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
MAC swimmers set for state
Four Corners claims District 3B title
Kimball-White Lake tops Platte in region title game
Amateur baseball roundup: Mustangs stun Mudcats for state berth
Mitchell Black advances to title game
ACT goes under the sea
Local couple to marry Aug. 5
Mitchell couple's 50th celebrated today
Mitchell woman marks 90th year
77 years marked by Mitchell couple
Sophie Van Hyft
Alvira V. Spomer
Viola "Ole" Terveen
Leroy Harold Goehring
Constance "Connie" C. Perkins
OUR VIEW: Kudos to city's mosquito control efforts
Tragedies felt in South Dakota
Beating the S.D. heat; old style vs new style
Achieving regulatory reform and improving chemical safety laws
OPINION: Journalism needs a new generation of young reporters
Archery training in SD schools continues to grow
WILTZ: An ode to Pittsburgh and learning about Lake Erie's walleyes
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?
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
June 29, 2016
Crews begin to suppress nearly 2-square-mile Crow Peak Fire
SPEARFISH (AP) — Crews have begun to suppress a wildfire on Crow Peak west of Spearfish. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze sparked by lightning Friday evening is at 5 percent containment. No structures have been lost, though a few have been threatened and some voluntary evacuation...
June 29, 2016 - 10:41am
June 28, 2016
Personnel battling Crow Peak wildfire grows to nearly 420
SPEARFISH (AP) — The number of personnel battling a wildfire on Crow Peak west of Spearfish has grown to nearly 420, with more arriving. The fire sparked by lightning Friday evening has burned an estimated 943 acres, or nearly 1 ½ square miles. There is still no containment. Crews...
June 28, 2016 - 11:39am
Crow Peak wildfire still uncontained; grows to 1,000 acres
SPEARFISH (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire on Crow Peak near Spearfish has grown from about 300 to 1,000 acres in the last day. The fire is on a scenic peak that includes a popular hiking trail. Rugged terrain has made combating the blaze difficult for firefighters. They're fighting...
June 28, 2016 - 11:30am
June 27, 2016
Crow Peak wildfire still uncontained; personnel up to 135
SPEARFISH (AP) — The number of firefighters working to contain a wildfire on Crow Peak near Spearfish has grown to 135, with more personnel on the way. The lightning-caused fire has consumed 313 acres, and there is not yet any containment. Voluntary evacuation notices have been...
June 27, 2016 - 8:20am
June 14, 2016
State wildlife officials collaring fawns in Black Hills area
SPEARFISH (AP) — State wildlife officials are working to put collars on newborn deer in the Black Hills region to track how many survive. Last weekend likely was the peak of birthing activity by does, according to the Black Hills Pioneer reports. State Game, Fish and Parks Resource...
June 14, 2016 - 12:09pm
May 31, 2016
Spearfish superintendent retiring after 16 years at helm
SPEARFISH (AP) — The school superintendent in Spearfish is retiring after 16 years at the helm. KOTA television reports that Dave Peters' retirement marks the end of a career in public education that spans 42 years. He's planning to move to northwestern Montana to spend more time...
May 31, 2016 - 1:10pm
May 16, 2016
Northern Hills Training Center celebrating 40th anniversary
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Northern Hills Training Center is celebrating 40 years of providing residential and vocational opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the center is hosting an open-house celebration from 4 p.m. to 6:30...
May 16, 2016 - 6:11pm
May 5, 2016
Spearfish couple gets jail time, probation for child abuse
DEADWOOD (AP) — A Spearfish couple who put their 7-year-old son in the hospital have been sentenced for felony aggravated assault and child abuse. Authorities say 34-year-old Dustin Loper and 40-year-old Lynda Loper abused their son last year, and he required hospitalization in...
May 5, 2016 - 11:07am