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$1 million worth of liens released in Keystone XL-related dispute

Twenty-three liens totaling $1.01 million that were filed against Meade County landowners in March have all been released, according to the… Read more

In rare move, judge overturns jury's conviction in Pine Ridge assault case

In an unusual move, a federal judge overturned a Rapid City jury's decision to convict a Pine Ridge man for making a false statement relate… Read more

OST group seeks right for citizens to vote on tribal constitutional changes

After debating just how grassroots a nearly two-year-long constitutional reform effort was, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted Monday to… Read more

Black Hills National Cemetery gains 181 acres

The Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis should be able to accommodate veterans and their families for the next 100 years after the D… Read more

From BRAC to B-21s: The 14-year fight to safeguard Ellsworth AFB

John Thune was on a Sioux Falls golf course during a May 2005 weekend when he received a call he’d been dreading. Read more

Mount Rushmore vendor to unveil Thomas Jefferson Sun Canopy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is celebrating Earth Day by unveiling upgrades to make it a more environmentally friendly park. Read more

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Changes in store for Devil's Bathtub area this summer and beyond

Seth Tupper Journal staff ​ | ​ Updated ​ | ​ 0 Comments

Problems caused by the exploding popularity of Devil’s Bathtub are receiving some action — including a changed parking area — after several… Read more


UPDATE: Evacuations in Rapid City neighborhood lifted, land mine removed from area

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A land mine reported in the 3100 block of West St. Louis Street in Rapid City was removed Monday after evacuations in the area were ordered… Read more


Snow, rain causes flooding in Rapid City, closes Mount Rushmore

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The Rapid City Fire Department is warning residents to “exercise extreme caution around Rapid Creek” and other moving water as snow and rai… Read more


Wind energy rises to new heights in South Dakota

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From the next big thing to one of the most controversial things in 35 years, wind energy is the most talked about form of energy production… Read more


Nearly a quarter of SD school districts adopt 4-day calendar

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According to the South Dakota Department of Education, 34 school districts, or nearly 23 percent of the 149 districts statewide, are mainta… Read more


Regional Health offers Hepatitis A evaluation

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RAPID CITY | In light of the recent case of hepatitis A in Keystone, officials at Regional Health said Friday that people who have been pot… Read more


Rapid City man wins $200,000 Powerball prize

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A retired postal worker from Rapid City claimed $200,000 on Monday by matching four of five winning numbers in addition to the Powerball. H… Read more


2 inches of snow expected in Rapid City

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May’s weather has been miserably chilly and wet in Rapid City, but it has not been particularly historic — at least not yet. Read more


Wake debate puts Deerfield Lake's tranquility on trial

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Ken Edel and Dan Holsworth see different things when they look at Deerfield Lake. Read more

Crime & Courts

Man pleads guilty to ax murder on Pine Ridge Reservation

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A Pine Ridge man has pleaded guilty to murdering another man with an ax and then setting fire to the trailer where the victim was sleeping. Read more

Only online: Photo galleries

PHOTOS: Sunrise at Custer State Park

Photographs from throughout Custer State Park at dawn on Thursday. Read more

PHOTOS: Flooding on Pine Ridge

Families across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been left stranded in their homes, the roads and driveways impassable or homes surro… Read more

Photos of the week

See the best photos from Journal stories you might have missed. Read more

50 best photos from Class AA state tournament

The South Dakota Class AA Boys' and Girls' State Basketball Tournament was held in Rapid City March 14-16. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Rapid City family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.