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LEAD — Medical marijuana businesses will not be required to be set back 100 feet or more from churches within Lead’s business district.

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DEADWOOD — A surprise 50% increase in a previously agreed upon $10.5 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF), bringing the new request to $15 million threw a curve ball at the Deadwood City Commission Monday, prompting the body to continue a project plan and resolution request on behalf of the…

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SPEARFISH — An outdated ordinance, which bans residents from carrying a concealed weapon in Spearfish, is in the process of being repealed by the city council after receiving a threatening letter from a gun rights advocacy group.

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NORTHERN HILLS — The wet and heavy snow storm that occurred last Tuesday and Wednesday brought many tree limbs and branches down. Those that were brought to the rubble site were burned Monday. Snow is expected this evening in the Northern Hills.

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SPEARFISH — Construction began last month on a new location for the Spearfish branch of Pioneer Bank & Trust. Located north of the existing bank, the building is expected to be 2.5 times larger than the bank’s present location.

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SPEARFISH — Northern Black Hills Rotary members in the Spearfish area are marking World Polio Day on Sunday to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world.   

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RAPID CITY — Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant has a critical blood and platelet shortage and is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment now. Type O blood, which is the most transfused blood type and is vital to helping patients in emergencies, has plummeted to under a two…

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LEAD — A Lead property owner says city officials illegally removed a diesel tank from her land without notifying her.

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PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff statewide, effective immediately until sundown on Friday, October 22, in honor the life and legacy of General Colin Powell. This is in accordance with a presidential proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden,…

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Editor’s Note: The following story has been edited to clarify that parents or guardians who homeschool children are required to file one alternative instruction notification, but they are not required to file again in subsequent years unless there is a change in status such as moving to a ne…

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SPEARFISH — The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center announced the second concert for their Homegrown Sessions concert series. South Dakota musicians Hank Harris, Jon Hegg, and Jeremy Hegg will be performing with special guest Jimmy Givings at 7:30 p.m., on Oct. 29. Tickets are $20 for adu…

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DEADWOOD — The Northern Hills Polar Plunge made a debut splash in Outlaw Square Saturday, surrounded by snow but much to the delight of plungers, unaccompanied by cold-weather temps. A Special Olympics fundraiser that enables athletes to compete free of charge, State Director for the Law Enf…

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SPEARFISH — Black Hills State University has been awarded a five-year, $2,160,701 Title III Institutional Strengthening Grant to enhance student services and provide targeted faculty development. The grant will support the University’s strategic enrollment goals to increase student success a…

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BELLE FOURCHE — The fifth annual Belle Fourche PumpkinFest ushered in the Halloween season Saturday. Kiddos participated in costume contests, mummy bowling, and more. Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center Collections Archivist Jada Udager played a “mad scientist” during the event to show visit…

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The recent snowstorm took down many tree limbs and branches in Sturgis, so the Sturgis Public Works Department is going to assist residents in the removal of the debris. Residents are asked to cut up all branches and limbs in 6-foot lengths and place them in the street near their property (w…

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NORTHERN HILLS – As the Black Hills recuperates from the first winter blast of the season, the National Weather Service is reporting more cold and wet conditions might be headed our way.

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LEAD — A study that focuses on ways to cool South Dakota’s streams during the hottest times of the year in an effort to preserve the trout population is yielding positive results, officials from the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks say.