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Break-ins force closure of Bonesteel pool
Fidget spinners, hoverboards top summer safety warning list
Philando Castile family reaches nearly $3 million settlement with city for fatal traffic stop
Search warrant, traffic stop net 2 arrests for meth, cocaine
Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
CenturyLink is accused of running a Wells Fargo-like scheme
Nestle may sell Butterfinger, BabyRuth as U.S. cuts sweets
Sprint offers one-year free unlimited service aimed at Verizon users
Apple's iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop
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Dusty wheat fields signal peak for glut
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
2 LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybee stress in SD
South Dakota youth nonprofit to breed cattle with donation
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
Arizona judge jails Vikings WR for one day in alcohol case
Former Green Bay Packers star charged with slapping daughter
Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages
Former Tiger standout Hoek picked to lead DWU golf
MAC finishes second at Corn Palace Invite
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Mary Jane Kiner
OPINION: Lead legislator leads on public notice law
OUR VIEW: Hisses and cheers
OPINION: 'Somebody always needs to be looking'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Forget multi-tasking. Here's how to monotask like a boss
Wiltz: Could you have been a good mountain man?
Wiltz: Dealing with out-of-state anglers
Reclaiming habitat for SD's largest fish
Wiltz: With outdoors trips, a Plan B is good
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Bob & Anna Graumann
June 27, 2016
Buffalo Chip officials pull request to put in big billboard
STURGIS (AP) — Buffalo Chip Campground officials have pulled their request to put in a large electronic billboard that would have required special approval from the Meade County Commission. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Buffalo Chip was looking for a sign double the height...
June 27, 2016 - 12:31pm
June 24, 2016
Authorities identify 1 dead, 2 injured in crash near Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — The state Highway Patrol has released the names of the driver who died and two passengers who were hurt after a crash near Sturgis. Authorities have identified the driver as 32-year-old Robert Bear Shield of Rapid City. He died Wednesday at the scene. Authorities...
June 24, 2016 - 5:56pm
1 dead, 2 injured in pickup truck crash near Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck is dead and two passengers are injured after a crash near Sturgis. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 32-year-old driver died Wednesday at the scene. Authorities say the incident happened around 7:10 p.m., when the pickup truck driver...
June 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
June 22, 2016
Motorcycle racer will be grand marshal at Sturgis Rally ride
STURGIS -- Motorcycle racer Ben Bostrom has been named the grand marshal for the 14th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride on Aug. 8 during the the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Bostrom started his career out strong by winning the American Motorcycle Associatin National 600 Dirt Track Championship...
June 22, 2016 - 5:17pm
June 20, 2016
Sturgis grocery stores to sell booze during bike rally
STURGIS (AP) — The Sturgis City Council will allow liquor sales at grocery stores in an effort to alleviate congestion at the city-owned liquor store during the town's famous motorcycle rally. Mayor Mark Carstensen said the city will experiment with the special event liquor license...
June 20, 2016 - 11:14am
June 15, 2016
Accused Meade County commissioner pleads not guilty
STURGIS (AP) — A Meade County commissioner accused of damaging private property has pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges. KBHB radio reports that Alan Aker appeared in court Tuesday on a felony charge of intentional damage to property and a misdemeanor count of trespassing....
June 15, 2016 - 11:51am
June 9, 2016
Supermoto races moved to Fourth of July weekend in Sturgis
STURGIS -- The fourth annual Metzeler Supermoto has been moved from September to the Fourth of July weekend in downtown Sturgis. The American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned racing event is scheduled to run during the Independence Day weekend, with racing on both Friday, July...
June 9, 2016 - 4:31pm
June 3, 2016
Man sentenced for fatal crash at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
STURGIS (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to serve four years in prison for a crash that killed a North Dakota woman on the first day of last August's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Authorities said 20-year-old Nickolas Hartwell, of Belle Fourche (foosh), was driving recklessly...
June 3, 2016 - 11:12am
May 23, 2016
Judge rules Buffalo Chip of Sturgis fame shouldn't be a town
STURGIS (AP) — A South Dakota judge has found that the Buffalo Chip Campground of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fame shouldn't be a town after all. Circuit Court Judge Jerome Eckrich ruled Friday that procedures the Meade County Commission followed when it approved Buffalo Chip's petition...
May 23, 2016 - 12:38pm
May 5, 2016
Meade County Commission suspends member facing charges
STURGIS (AP) — The Meade County Commission has voted to suspend a member who's facing criminal charges in a private job contract dispute. Alan Aker's fellow commissioners made the decision in a special meeting Tuesday. Commission Chairman Galen Niederwerder said the group is following...
May 5, 2016 - 11:15am
May 3, 2016
Man accused of killing 2 in Faith pleads not guilty
STURGIS (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting an ex-girlfriend and a friend in the small town of Faith has pleaded not guilty. Berton Toavs pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Monday in court in Sturgis. He's accused of killing Eliza Edgins and Nathan Gann...
May 3, 2016 - 11:58am
April 20, 2016
Full Throttle owner building new bar in new Sturgis spot
STURGIS (AP) — The owner of the Full Throttle Saloon lost to fire is planning to rebuild, but his new place will have a new name and be in a new location. KEVN television reports that Michael Ballard will build The Pappy Hoel Campground five miles down the road in a spot formerly...
April 20, 2016 - 4:44pm
April 15, 2016
Construction of $1.3M Sturgis bypass ahead of schedule
STURGIS (AP) — Work is close to wrapping up on a $1.3 million highway bypass at Sturgis, months ahead of schedule. The gravel surface Fort Meade Way was scheduled to be ready by July. KOTA-TV reports that only a few weeks of work remain. The bypass connects Interstate 90 with state...
April 15, 2016 - 11:22am
March 5, 2016
Judge rules Sturgis can challenge Buffalo Chip incorporation
STURGIS (AP) — A judge has ruled the city of Sturgis can challenge a decision to approve Buffalo Chip Campground's petition to incorporate. The campground became an incorporated town last spring. The judge ruled Friday in favor of Sturgis. Buffalo Chip asserted Sturgis didn't have...
March 5, 2016 - 10:54am
February 15, 2016
Officials trying to determine cause of Sturgis plane crash
STURGIS (AP) — Federal aviation officials are trying to determine what led a small plane to crash near Sturgis. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Piper 24 struck a power pole about half a mile from the runway at Sturgis Municipal Airport. A man and...
February 15, 2016 - 12:03pm