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Mitchell Tech earns high rating in recent US Department of Education data
Letcher man sentenced to 8 months in prison for killing a bald eagle
Weekend Snackpack program's new director has a 'heart for families'
'What is Art?' event to expose Mitchell community to different types of artwork
Winner band, Dimock ballroom among inductees for SD Rock and Roll Hall
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
GUEBERT: Little hope for farm bill.
SD Soybean Council elects new leadership, welcomes new board member
Corn crop showing good progress in South Dakota
Gregory co-op called regulatory success
Presho farmer pushes for farmer lien rights
Kernel girls tennis take second at ESD
Kernels earn road win at Yankton
Lee leads Parkston with his putter
Spotlight on prep football: Class 11AA holding their own against Class 11AAA foes
Kernels set for stiffer test against Sioux Falls Lincoln
Heartland Quilt Guild holds September meeting
Mitchell Toastmasters hold Sept. 8 meeting
Couple wed in June 8 ceremony
Mitchell woman celebrates 80th birthday
Glen Chasing Hawk
Elton Reinhold Tiede
Ida C. Rowe
OUR VIEW: Understaffed sheriff's offices concerning for future
Undoing historical wrongs to our Native American citizens
Avoiding the temptation to throw mud
Don't wait to make the call
OUR VIEW: Immediacy of layoffs hard to swallow
EHD causing high whitetails casualties
WILTZ: Mayflies for dinner? The fish become gluttonous!
Fall turkey hunting licenses still available in North Dakota
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they’ve been missing in mourning dove hunting
Plenty of ducks, fewer hunters
October 31, 2015
Jury award in 'Sturgis' trademark suit to be appealed
RAPID CITY (AP) — A jury award of $912,500 to a nonprofit group that holds Sturgis motorcycle rally trademarks will be appealed, a Rapid City businessman says. A federal jury in Rapid City on Friday decided the four-year-old case that pitted Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Inc. against...
October 31, 2015 - 4:30pm
October 22, 2015
Campground owner pledges $1M, land for controversial bypass
SPEARFISH (AP) — The owner of the Buffalo Chip Campground has pledged up to $1 million to help pay for a proposed highway bypass to reroute drivers around the motorcycle mecca of Sturgis. The Rapid City Journal reports that Rod Woodruff told Meade County commissioners he also...
October 22, 2015 - 1:09pm
October 21, 2015
Fire department won't bill SD saloon owner for services
STURGIS (AP) — The Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department will not be sending a bill to the owner of the Full Throttle Saloon that was destroyed by a blaze last month. The Rapid City Journal reports the bill for the fire department's response to blaze added up to over $6,000. But...
October 21, 2015 - 2:51pm
Sturgis police chief retiring after quarter century
STURGIS (AP) — The man believed to be the longest-serving police chief in South Dakota history is calling it a career. Sturgis Chief Jim Bush says he's retiring in January. He'll be succeeded by Assistant Chief Geody VanDewater. Bush joined the Sturgis force in 1978 and...
October 21, 2015 - 2:25pm
Polaris Industries buys former trike plant in South Dakota
SPEARFISH (AP) — A Minnesota-based manufacturer has bought a facility in western South Dakota that once made motorcycle trikes and plans to create up to 80 jobs in Spearfish. Polaris Industries Inc., a Medina, Minnesota-based maker of off-road vehicles, has bought the 51,000-square-foot...
October 21, 2015 - 2:21pm
October 12, 2015
City searching for new director of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
STURGIS (AP) — The City of Riders is searching for someone to oversee the growth of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie tells KEVN-TV the city is looking to hire for the position by January. Sturgis...
October 12, 2015 - 1:09pm
October 1, 2015
Sturgis man killed in crash on Interstate 90 near Spearfish
SPEARFISH (AP) — A one-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Spearfish has killed a Sturgis man. The Highway Patrol says 30-year-old Kurtis Tallmage died at a Rapid City hospital from injuries he suffered in the crash Wednesday afternoon. A Sturgis woman riding in the car...
October 1, 2015 - 2:38pm
September 22, 2015
City: Attendance at 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a record
STURGIS (AP) — The city of Sturgis estimates that 739,000 people attended this year's 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, setting a record. The city bases its estimate on a number of things, including state Department of Transportation traffic counts, sales tax collections and the...
September 22, 2015 - 4:35pm
September 19, 2015
Kernels run over Scoopers
The Mitchell High School cheerleaders did a pushup for every point the Kernels football team scored against Sturgis Friday night—and it...
September 19, 2015 - 12:27am
September 18, 2015
Looking to make it two in a row
The Kernels aren't going to overlook Sturgis. Fresh off the team's first win—a 13-10 overtime victory over Watertown—Mitchell now...
September 18, 2015 - 12:14am
September 16, 2015
State: Tax revenue during Sturgis up 76 percent over 2014
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials say the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year not only brought in hordes of people, but plenty of money, too. The South Dakota Department of Revenue says tax revenue collected from this year's rally is up 76 percent compared to last year. So...
September 16, 2015 - 1:26pm
Owner says power cord caused Full Throttle Saloon fire
STURGIS (AP) — The fire that destroyed the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis was caused by a malfunctioning electrical cord, according to the owner of the popular biker bar. "We had a keg cooler behind the main bar, and (workers) had pulled it out multiple times whether for cleaning...
September 16, 2015 - 1:10pm
September 15, 2015
Investigators: Fire that destroyed famous bar was accidental
STURGIS (AP) — Authorities investigating a fire that destroyed a popular South Dakota biker bar say the blaze was accidental. Officials said Monday that investigators can say "conclusively" that the fire at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis started in the main part of the bar...
September 15, 2015 - 5:12pm
September 14, 2015
Full Throttle Saloon fire stokes fears of rally disaster
STURGIS (AP) — The fire that destroyed the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis is stoking fears of a disaster during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The annual late-summer rally draws hundreds of thousands of people to the area. The fire happened Tuesday, some weeks after the rally...
September 14, 2015 - 12:05pm
September 11, 2015
Bar owner says he has to figure out future after fire
STURGIS (AP) — The owner of a popular South Dakota biker bar destroyed by fire this week says he has to process what has happened and then figure out the future. Full Throttle Saloon owner Michael Ballard said in a statement shared on the bar's Facebook page that walking the...
September 11, 2015 - 1:47pm