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Man sustains minor injuries after vehicle hits tree
Mitchell marching band wins class, places fifth overall in competition
Mitchell marching band wins class, places fifth overall in competition
UPDATE: Protest at Enbridge property in Bemidji, Minn., ends
For many teenagers, getting drunk is not on the bucket list
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Fixed mortgage rates keep falling, sinking to yearly lows
Amazon hit with lawsuit over eclipse glasses
AgweekTV: Finding Common Ground
PINKE POST: 3 simple rules to make the most of family meals
Why small, local, organic farms aren't the key to fixing our food system
Brown County officials reject proposed hog farm expansion
Nearly one-third of South Dakota winter wheat crop planted
Dome thriller: DWU holds off Hastings
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Vikings best Tampa Bay 34-17
GOLF: Thomas wins $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion
NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
LaVern "Pappy" Leftwich
Lori Jean Will
Laura Jean Haiar
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER: A good use for dried milk
LETTER: School district creating competition
LETTER: A ridiculous proposed tax on tobacco
LETTER: A terrible headline
Wiltz: When hunting and fishing, what does weather matter?
A 'carefree weekend' for the Haiars
Gov. Daugaard stands behind pheasant work
Wiltz: An ugly bruiser of a fish
Biologists: Pheasant numbers drop due to prolonged drought
Janet Beukelman Mitchell
Betty (Lloyd) Johnson
December 31, 2016
Man accused of stealing credit cards from Spearfish churches
SPEARFISH (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of stealing credit cards from two Spearfish churches on Christmas Eve. The 34-year-old man from Norman Park, Georgia, was arrested Friday in Rapid City after he was spotted by police and fled into a business, where he barricaded...
December 31, 2016 - 8:34am
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