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BELLE FOURCHE –– Many Northern Hills parents are filled with concerns about health, finances, security, and more, but in Belle Fourche, Lunchtime Solutions has gone the extra mile to ensure parents needn’t worry about how they’ll feed their kids.  

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SPEARFISH — makeSPACE is launching its local fundraising effort to encourage people who are able to share a portion of their federal COVID stimulus checks with those in the community that are more financially impacted by the pandemic.

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SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Wastewater Treatment Plant’s new Equalization (EQ) Basin, which was completed in December, was put to its first test this month as high winds proved challenging for treatment of the water.

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SPEARFISH — With temperatures dropping into the mid-teens, Saturday was a good day to celebrate the Chinook Winds, which brought two record temperature fluctuations that put Spearfish in the Guinness Book of World Records back in 1943.

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LEAD — The Digger Robotics team was just short of bringing home first place honors at their most recent competition held at Canton High School, instead heading home with a hard-won second place finish among nearly two-dozen competitors.

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SPEARFISH — The second annual Chinook Days celebration will culminate this evening with the Chinook bonfire and winter games.

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CUSTER — Motorized vehicle use permits for 2021 are now available for purchase online or from many local vendors. If purchasing a permit from a local vendor, officials recommend contacting the vendor first to check on availability. Motor vehicle use permits are not currently available for sa…

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DEADWOOD — The gift of a 20% increase in December was just what Deadwood gaming needed to bridge the pandemic-induced six-week shutdown gap, as statistics released by the South Dakota Gaming Commission Thursday show double digit gains for December compared to 2019.

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LEAD — When the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment completed it 300 day run in 2016, it had failed in its mission to prove the existence of dark matter in the universe, but it did prove to the world that xenon might be our best bet at finding the elusive particle.

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PIERRE — State health officials are seeing COVID-19 numbers drop across South Dakota, but encourage people to continue taking infection protection measures even as vaccine distribution moves forward.

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SPEARFISH — Due to immediate demand and unseasonably favorable weather, the city of Spearfish has decided to upscale its phase 1 plans for the Sky Ridge housing development to include 14 more lots, which were originally scheduled to be developed in phase 2.

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RAPID CITY — The South Dakota Department of Health vaccine distribution plan entered into a new category in its phase one roll out Monday; phase “1D”, which is open to South Dakotans 65 years old and older.

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BELLE FOURCHE –– A local playwriter and director of dozens of local productions is celebrating an exciting success – the sale of a one-act script that was performed in 2016 in Belle Fourche.

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(AP) –– As the sun rose over Washington’s Freedom Plaza between the U.S. Capitol and the White House ahead of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, clusters of soldiers in full battle fatigues clustered inside metal barriers erected to restrict access to the procession route.

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DEADWOOD — Crews with the Northern Hills Ranger District are burning slash piles that are located on the west side of Highway 85 near the Preacher Smith Monument and Mt. Roosevelt Road for the next two weeks, conditions permitting.

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NORTHERN HILLS — Gov. Kristi Noem’s recent call for more civic education and better curriculum in the schools has drawn limited support from some local educators who disagree with her assessment that recent violent acts are the result of a lack of knowledge.