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Lego replaces long-time CEO with first foreign boss in organizational shake-up
Instagram will soon let you like comments - or even turn them off completely
NOEM: A diversity of issues impacting agriculture
South Dakota farmers have mixed reaction to Thune's SHIPP
AgweekTV: Aftermath of DAPL protest continues for farmers & ranchers
South Dakota hay relief headed south
Rounds: $4.7B proposed USDA cut 'not necessarily' fair
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Dual championships may return to state wrestling meet
Q&A: Mock reflects on time with Kernel basketball
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'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
Margaret A. Everson
Wauneta (Barb) Brown ne Kitto
Richard "Dick" Lyons
OUR VIEW: Sixth Ave. project has room to grow
IN OTHER WORDS: It's personal -- not business
DAUGAARD: Looking back on a successful legislative session
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
WOSTER: Don't let life 'roll along'
Increased license costs to benefit wildlife damage repairs
State seeking more successful deer hunts
Wiltz: Writing a book has its rewards, challenges
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
Wiltz: Conditions can help chances on mountain lion hunt
March 20, 2017
Travel ban, strong dollar could put a damper on tourism
FRANKFURT - Travel and tourism's contribution to the U.S. economy will grow at a slower pace this year than in 2016 due to a strong U.S. dollar...
March 20, 2017 - 8:37am
March 11, 2017
Chamberlain lures out-of-state anglers, reels in rewards
CHAMBERLAIN — On Wednesday afternoon, Mick Niles reeled his first walleye of the day onto Chamberlain's fishing pier. The temperature never...
March 11, 2017 - 7:00am
March 10, 2017
U.S. tourism sector faces squeeze of strong dollar, Trump travel ban
BERLIN -- The U.S. travel sector is bracing for a year in which a strong dollar and uncertainty over President Donald Trump's travel ban could...
March 10, 2017 - 2:19pm
March 8, 2017
New features arrive at Indian Village
Some "big things" are happening at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village. As tourism season approaches officially in April, the Prehistoric...
March 8, 2017 - 5:25pm
January 30, 2017
New community video 'tells Mitchell's story'
After a year in the making, a video looking at the life of the Mitchell community is complete. Earlier this month, the city of Mitchell unveiled...
January 30, 2017 - 5:34pm
January 20, 2017
Report: South Dakota tourism draws record number of visitors
PIERRE (AP) — Officials say South Dakota's tourism industry attracted a record number of visitors last year. The South Dakota Department of Tourism said Thursday that 2016 marked the seventh consecutive year of economic growth for tourism in the state. A new study by Tourism Economics...
January 20, 2017 - 12:15pm
September 12, 2016
OUR VIEW: Pheasant decrease shouldn't be so surprising
Anecdotal reporting throughout the summer suggested better pheasant numbers would be coming this fall. But outdoor enthusiasts and South Dakotans were a bit surprised to learn there was a 20 percent statewide dip in pheasant populations compared to 2015. Earlier this month, the South...
September 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
August 22, 2016
Sioux Falls hotels anticipate flat room tax revenue in 2017
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An industry committee that oversees funds from Sioux Falls' nightly hotel room tax anticipates flat revenue in 2017. The Argus Leader reports that hotel operators expect visitor growth to slow. Jan Grunewaldt is general manager at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel....
August 22, 2016 - 11:00am
May 19, 2016
Rushmore, National Park Service milestones may drive tourism
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota officials hope a pair of high-profile milestones and stable gas prices bring vacationers to the state during the 2016 tourism season, which will be well underway by the end of May. The 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore National Memorial...
May 19, 2016 - 1:40pm
April 25, 2016
Tourists spent $276M in Badlands, Black Hills area in 2015
INTERIOR (AP) — The 4.2 million people who visited the Badlands and Black Hills National Park sites last year spent more than $276 million at nearby communities. A new report from the National Park Service also shows that tourism supported 4,677 jobs in area. Park Superintendent...
April 25, 2016 - 9:10pm
March 30, 2016
Fourth of July state park camping reservations open soon
PIERRE (AP) — People who want to go camping in South Dakota state parks over the Fourth of July weekend can start making reservations soon. The first day to make reservations for a July 1 arrival is Saturday. Doug Hofer, state parks director, says the holiday weekend is always a...
March 30, 2016 - 11:15am
March 18, 2016
Basketball tournament creates hotel room crunch in Aberdeen
ABERDEEN (AP) — The state Class B boys basketball tournament has created a hotel room crunch in Aberdeen. South Dakota High School Activities Association guidelines call for 907 hotel rooms. With the closure of the Ramada last October, there are only 888 rooms in the city, and some...
March 18, 2016 - 11:14am
February 25, 2016
New visitor center draws tourists to 2 South Dakota sites
CACTUS FLAT (AP) — Two tourist destinations between the Missouri River and the Black Hills in South Dakota had a banner year in 2015, thanks in part to a new building. The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site has a new visitor center on the north side of the Interstate 90 exit...
February 25, 2016 - 12:51pm
January 21, 2016
Officials: South Dakota drew 13.7 million visitors in 2015
PIERRE (AP) — About 13.7 million visitors to South Dakota spent nearly $3.8 billion in in 2015, officials said Thursday in calling it a strong year for one of South Dakota's most important industries. Low gas prices and landmark anniversaries such as the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle...
January 21, 2016 - 7:04pm
December 16, 2015
Department hosts Governor's Conference on Tourism next month
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Tourism is hosting the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism next month. Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says the 2016 "Be Monumental" theme speaks to a drive in the tourism industry to continually be thinking big and looking for ways...
December 16, 2015 - 9:26am