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FLANDREAU — Earlier this month, a group of South Dakota legislators visited the Native Nations Cannabis facility located on the Flandreau Indian Reservation to gain a better understanding of how the cannabis industry works and marijuana products are produced. In order to make informed legisl…

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DEADWOOD — Approximately 40 people attended a July 13 public hearing at the Lawrence County Commission meeting regarding the first reading of a proposed change of zoning from A-1 to A-2 for subdivision on approximately 150 acres of land located in the city of Whitewood’s proposed annexation …

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DEADWOOD — Deadwood gaming operators enjoyed yet another month of double-digit gains, as statistics released by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming Friday revealed a solid 21% gaming gain in June.

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WATERTOWN — No more than 50 resident and 50 non-resident special antelope licenses will be issued this year, according to a proposal the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks approved recently.

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Back-to-school plans for this fall are taking shape in South Dakota and — so far, at least — it looks like most teaching will take place in person and masks and COVID-19 vaccinations will be optional for students, teachers and staff.

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PIERRE — The Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc., Artemis House, located in Spearfish, was a recipient of a $20,000 Community Innovation Grant awards from the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF). Community Innovation Grants are offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation …

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DEADWOOD — Lawrence County Sheriff Brian Dean heard comments from critics and converts alike, at a town hall forum on the proposed $41.56 Lawrence County Public Safety and Services Center at The Lodge at Deadwood Thursday evening.

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NISLAND — The sounds of “mews,” “baas,” and “moos” can be heard each year in Nisland as the annual Butte-Lawrence County Fair commences at the historic fairgrounds, and preparations for this year’s event — slated for next week — are well underway.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president.

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SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge overseeing the criminal trial of South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has ordered medical providers to turn over their health records for the pedestrian who was struck and killed by Ravnsborg last year.

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LEAD — On July 10, a fire broke out in an apartment building on Stone Street in Lead. Fortunately for the residents, the crew for Thyssen Mining Inc., had been delayed in beginning their day excavating for the Sanford Lab, and when they saw signs of the fire from the dry mine facility next d…

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NEWELL — Tony Olson and Debbie Merritt are thankful to be alive, but mourning the loss of their two dogs in a July 8 fire that gutted their Newell home.

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STURGIS — The city of Sturgis has donated $20,000 to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. The Sturgis City Council committed $100,000 to the museum in 2018 to help fund expansion and interpretation efforts. This is the fourth installment in that commitment. Accepting the check fro…

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BELLE FOURCHE — Jordan Fisher officially became the Belle Fourche Police Department’s newest officer as he took his oath of office during the Belle Fourche City Council meeting Monday. Fisher is pictured during his swearing in from Mayor Randy Schmidt.

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BELLE FOURCHE –– The Belle Fourche City Council Monday authorized Mayor Randy Schmidt to sign an agreement with the South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) related to the resurfacing of the Roundup Street bridge surface, allowing the city to extend the funding requirements until 2025.

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WATERTOWN — Pheasant numbers are looking great in South Dakota, and officials with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks department and the Department of Tourism are working hard to make sure everyone knows it.

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LEAD — As restoration efforts continue at the Hampton Inn in Lead, Krishna Management Inc. (KMI), the firm in charge of the hotel, offered a proposal to the Lead City Commission Monday which would mutually benefit them as well as the Handley Center, which shares the back parking lot.

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DEADWOOD — The second reading of Deadwood’s cannabis establishments zoning ordinance went up in smoke Monday, as the city commission scrapped its second reading of an ordinance, the first reading of which was approved at a special meeting July 12, choosing instead to discuss a new ordinance …

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BELLE FOURCHE –– The Belle Fourche City Council Monday approved the transfer of two lots to the Belle Fourche Development Corporation.