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She was fired for an anti-Muslim tirade toward 3 Somali women. Now, they plan to help her get re-hired
US warns tourists about tainted alcohol at Mexico resorts after blackouts reported
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Two killed in head-on collision near Wessington Springs
Former ND teacher sentenced for smashing printer with hammer
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The 401(k) match is back, and it's getting bigger
Starbucks' latest bid to perk up sales growth: on-tap coffee
Drought conditions mostly unchanged in South Dakota
Construction to begin next month on $150M ethanol plant
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How drought victims can use ND's 1.4M acres of CRP land to find relief
Lynx will play home playoff games at U of M's Williams Arena
Twins swap catcher Murphy for setup pitcher Moya
Twins rookie Hildenberger shows he has staying power
Post 18 squeezes out a win at State A Legion
Post 18 rallies to stay alive at State Junior Legion
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
Flax oil good for humans, pets
Bee management practices continually changing
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Margaret "Peggy" Gullikson
Sherwyn B. Zephier
Melerine H. Fischer
Arlene A. Damon
Republicans are starting to draw red lines on Trump firing Sessions and Mueller
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Great grilling: Soy Basted Pork Chops an easy summer meal
Hoops on Hops: All about wheat beer, styles, stories and summer
Trust us, there is logic behind wine pricing
Wiltz: A dream of an outdoor TV show
South Dakota drought conditions affect pheasant population
Bass fishing tournament to be held in South Dakota
Wiltz: What exactly was a mountain man?
Wiltz: Fishing and prairie dogs is a full SD day
Lori Vogt Bridal Shower
Richard 'Wally' Moe
Florence (Smith) Wilson
Jim and Connie Lynde
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
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