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Business owners in Keystone are preparing for summer
KEYSTONE, S.D. (KEVN) - Warmer weather means more visitors to the Black Hills, and businesses in Keystone are opening their doors in preparation for summer. Walking through Keystone it's becoming more common to see an open sign in windows. Some businesses are taking their time, but others start to o
Prescribed 107-acre burn planned at Angostura Recreational Area
FALL RIVER COUNTY, S.D. — Firefighters are planning a 107-acre burn at the northeast corner of Angostura State Recreation Area on Wednesday. The burn will help improve native grass growth and also provide safe, quality training for firefighting staff.
Custer ‘Flintstones Bedrock City’ knocked down into history
CUSTER S.D. — The Flintstones Bedrock City Campground in Custer has now been reduced to rubble. The once iconic campground has been Yabba Dabba demolished. The 62-acre theme park and campground on Mount Rushmore Road opened in 1966 at the peak of the TV show’s popularity. The campground closed in 20
The importance of bats in the Black Hills
CUSTER, S.D. (KEVN) - Nine species of bats are native to the Black Hills. While that information might creep people out, bats play an important roll in our ecosystem. There are more than a thousand species of bats in the world and the rocky terrain, caves, and forests around Jewel and Wind caves are
Movie money passed as real cash in Rapid City, Hot Springs
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Movie prop money continues to pop up at businesses; this time in Rapid City. Last month it was in Sturgis. According to the Rapid City Police Department, they have several reports of the prop money being passed as real cash.
South Dakota Tops List of Most Gambling-Addicted States
South Dakota has had legalized gambling for many years. Organized gambling in South Dakota dates back to the old west. Gambling legal and illegal exists in every state. Here in South Dakota you can find lottery tickets, video lottery machines, scratch tickets, and casinos large and small. If you go
Argyle volunteer firefighter dies during fire response
A volunteer firefighter who suffered a medical emergency en route to responding to a Custer County wildfire has died, according to officials. Dwayne Hudson, a member of the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department, was responding to the wildland fire that started early Wednesday afternoon about 7 to 9 miles
South Dakota lawmakers assigned to studies
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- Many of the South Dakota lawmakers who volunteered to put in more time after the 2019 legislative ended last month received assignments for the months ahead Tuesday,
Feds Supported South Dakota with $2.249 Billion in FY2018
The FY2018 state audit report that the Government Operations and Audit Committee will review at tomorrow’s meeting includes this schedule of expenditures of federal funds in South Dakota. Even under the madness of King Donald, the federal government still manages to keep South Dakota afloat with $2.
South Dakota Peach Festival returns to Sioux Falls
An annual summer celebration of fruit is returning to Sioux Falls. The 2019 South Dakota Peach Festival takes place June 15 and 16 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Fresh Farms, Sanford Health, Remax, and First Premier are sponsoring the event.
Xcel Energy Wind Farms to Power South Dakota, Minnesota Homes
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Xcel Energy has finalized projects that will use wind farms to power more than 367,000 homes in South Dakota and Minnesota. The company plans to install 72 wind turbines in Codington and Grant Counties in northeast South Dakota. The project is expected to power 160,000 homes by 2
Area MS boys display track skills
STURGIS — Middle school track and field athletes from the area competed at the Lead-Deadwood Invitational, held at Woodle Field in Sturgis. Results in this story are from the seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ divisions. The girls’ results appear in a different story.
Mt. Rushmore unveils new solar panel grid
KEYSTONE, S.D. — On Earth Day Mount Rushmore Memorial held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new solar panel array. Staff at Mount Rushmore unveiled the nearly 1000 solar panels Monday afternoon. The panels produce 346 kilowatts, enough to supply half of the power needed for the gift shop and restau
PREVIEW: South Dakota's Truman Scholar
VERMILLION, S.D. (KELO) -- A South Dakota college student is now part of an elite group, and he hopes to use his status to do some good in the world. Twenty-one-year-old Josh Sorbe is a junior at the University of South Dakota. He's a recently named Truman Scholar. Only 62 students are on the list t
Black Hills FOX Business: Cotton Candy Shoppe & CREAM Ice Cream in Hill City
HILL CITY, SD (KEVN) - When it comes to cotton candy, many are probably used to the traditional blue, green and pink, but a new shop in Hill City is swirling up more than that.
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research assembling 80-million-year-old fossil
HILL CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Nearly 3 years ago, paleontologist Frank Garcia made a significant discovery of an 80 million-year-old ancient, marine reptile while out on a dig in Edgemont.
85-year-old man killed in Faulk County crash
FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says an elderly driver died when his car collided head-on with an SUV in Faulk County. The patrol says a Cadillac Seville driven by an 85-year-old man crossed the center line on Highway 212 Sunday near Faulkton and struck a Chevy Traverse. The ma
Hot Springs police looking for driver who smashed mailboxes
HOT SPRINGS S.D. – The Hot Springs Police Department is searching for a driver who ran over and completely destroyed several mailboxes. Police are searching for a dark colored newer (2015 and up) Subaru Legacy with front end damage. Police say the car ran down 12 mailboxes around 9:45 p.m. on Saturd
Area MS girls compete in Sturgis
STURGIS — Middle school track and field athletes from the area competed at the Lead-Deadwood Invitational, held at Woodle Field in Sturgis. Results in this story are from the seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ divisions. The boys’ results appear in a different story.
Grass fire scorches 2.3 acres in Rockerville
ROCKERVILLE S.D. — A quick response from fire crews helped put out a potentially dangerous fire in Rockerville on Saturday. Just before 10:00, someone was mowing their lawn on Coyote Flats roads. Fire officials say the grass was extremely dry, and then caught fire. During the fire, flames were over