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Sobriety checkpoints set for April
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South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB
McDonald's Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef
Cattle market heats up as retail beef price cools
NDSU researchers eyeball new ways to grow better beef
Weather presenting perfect conditions for lambing
More local vendors added to Target Field fare
Twins to break camp without ByungHo Park
With a shiner on his eye, Parise joins Wild for morning skate
Twins LHP Mejia named No. 5 starter
Q&A: SD high school baseball in good shape
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Local couple weds in October ceremony
Beverly Ann LeBeau
NOEM: Fighting for financial independence
CLARK: Thanking our local physicians
OUR VIEW: Overcoming the wallop of construction
WOSTER: Smooth talkin' candidates
THUNE: The Department of Agriculture will be in good hands
Wiltz: A fishing trip you might consider passing up
Ducks Unlimited to hold volunteer meeting
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Curtis and Linda Mueller
June 28, 2016
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
April 29, 2016
All but 1 of animals rescued from SUV in Spearfish adopted
SPEARFISH (AP) — A year after police found 36 dogs and six cats in the back of an SUV in Spearfish, all but one animal has been adopted. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that just one cat awaits adoption at the Western Hills Humane Society. Executive Director Becky Rankin says the...
April 29, 2016 - 4:33pm
March 22, 2016
DOT to hold public meeting on interchange reconstruction
SPEARFISH (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation is hosting a public event in Spearfish to discuss the reconstruction of the interchange at Exit 14 of Interstate 90. The meeting is scheduled for March 28 at the Spearfish Commission Chambers. Preliminary construction...
March 22, 2016 - 8:30pm
March 21, 2016
Authorities ID Spearfish man killed in weekend truck crash
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Highway Patrol has identified a Spearfish man who died in a one-vehicle crash near the city. Authorities say 26-year-old Ashley Sutton lost control of his pickup truck on a curve on a road about 2 miles north of Spearfish, and the vehicle rolled in a field....
March 21, 2016 - 12:19pm
Spearfish to conduct study on current, future housing needs
SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials in Spearfish have approved a study that will look at the current and future housing needs of the city in western South Dakota. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the firm Community Partners Research based in Faribault, Minnesota, will be responsible...
March 21, 2016 - 11:52am
March 14, 2016
Danish students visit Spearfish on exchange program
SPEARFISH (AP) — Six students from Denmark have come to Spearfish on an exchange program, learning about life in the United States and helping their Spearfish counterparts learn more about Danish culture. The students visited classrooms, attended local events, tried new foods and...
March 14, 2016 - 12:20pm
March 3, 2016
Meade County fugitive arrested after foot chase in Spearfish
SPEARFISH (AP) — A man who fled after being handcuffed by sheriff's deputies in Meade County over the weekend is back in custody. Deputies tried to arrest 32-year old Kerri Nacey on Sunday for allegedly violating a court-ordered sobriety program. He was able to flee and remained...
March 3, 2016 - 12:59pm
February 29, 2016
Spearfish rec center to get new roofing system
SPEARFISH (AP) — The Spearfish Rec and Aquatics Center is set to get a new roofing system this year after the City Council accepted a company's bid. The council voted Feb. 16 to accept the low bid of $246,735 from Lowe Roofing for a membrane roofing system as well as a $4.85 per...
February 29, 2016 - 12:46pm
February 8, 2016
Non-trophy bison hunting season begins at Custer State Park
SPEARFISH (AP) — The non-trophy bison hunting season has begun at Custer State Park. Though it typically takes place in the fall during the annual Buffalo Roundup, this year's non-trophy season began Jan. 25. The non-trophy hunt is mean to remove excess cows and bulls from the herd....
February 8, 2016 - 12:04pm
January 29, 2016
Pangburn Hall demolition begins on Black Hills State campus
SPEARFISH (AP) — Crews have begun demolishing Pangburn Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish. University Facility Services Director Randy Culver tells The Black Hills Pioneer that the building was in a "state of disrepair" and the school sought Board of Regents...
January 29, 2016 - 2:56pm