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More than 150 soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard's 155th Engineer Company were welcomed home during a special ceremony Saturday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Members of

South Dakota Army National Guard soldiers welcomed home

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From far away, Klaire B.L. Pearson's art — specially-designed aprons and dresses — looks like a poppier, brightly-colored approach to feminine garb. Look closer, however, and you'll find something unexpected,

Artist blends Betty Crocker and Bettie Page

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A #fire destroyed this painting facility near the intersection of #WestHighway44 and #NamelessCaveRoad southwest of #RapidCity. Read the story here #RapidCity

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Former McKie Ford dealership site to be occupied by convenience store. Read there story here! #localnews #McKie #dealership #Holiday #conveniencestore

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Four decades after its first uranium mining boom ended, the Edgemont area remains scarred by unreclaimed mines, buried radioactive waste and health concerns. The story of that first boom has gone largely untold and unreckoned with, even as regulators consider approving a new kind of mining in the same place. Will the town fare better this time? Here, in five parts, is the untold story of Edgemont’s radioactive legacy. #Edgemont #uranium #insitu #mining #radioactive

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Archaeologists are racing to recover artifacts from a campground in Piedmont before a construction project to build a service road over the land begins. Read the story here! #Piedmont #archaeology #excavation #TilfordGulchCampground #SouthDakotaStateHistoricalSociety

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Rapid City's Memorial Park is placid by day, but dangerous at night. Guns, knives and baseball bats become part of the park at night, with those weapons being used in six known violent incidents at Memorial Park since June. Check out the story. #RapidCity #crime #MemorialPark #RapidCreek #dangerous #downtownRapidCity

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Dreaded goodbye arrives as 155th departs for Kuwait #ArmyNationalGuard #RapidCity #military #Kuwait #Guard

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Scott Johnson of Summit Construction marks steel cross beams Thursday as he and other construction workers continue to dismantle the former Stagebarn Elementary School building in the Piedmont/Summerset area. Construction of a new middle school will begin at the site once the former elementary school is demolished. #newschool #Piedmont #Summerset #construction #BlackHillsblueskies

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A group of about 60 people took to the streets of Pine Ridge Tuesday, concerned and frustrated about the increasing rate of youth suicides plaguing the reservation. Read the story here #PineRidge #suicideprevention #OglalaSioux #march

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Leo Mickelson, 1, explores the new artificial grass with his grandfather Chris Brady, 54, this week at Main Street Square. The removable turf was installed recently in place of the seasonal sod. Read the story here! #RapidCity #MainStreetSquare #turf #downtownRapidCity

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Seeking a promising future, Jessica and Wendel Hiland brought their large blended family to a Black Hills community that seemed to welcome them. When their son's behavior became disruptive, they knew they needed to ask for help. What they received instead was a family that was blown apart, a legal ordeal that could have landed them in prison for life, and a grudging victory that may not last. Read the story here! #Newell #Hilands #BlackHillsfamily #family

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Rosemary Squillace, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology chemical engineering student, recorded a now American record for her age, 22, and weight, 148 pounds, by benching 182 pounds during a competition Feb. 7 in Chamberlain. #RapidCity #powerlifting #SchoolofMines #SouthDakotastrong

Rosemary Squillace powerlifter

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2015 Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo. CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS!

2015 Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo : News

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No manual exists to guide the removal of the 40 or so cattle carcasses stuck in the ice at the White Clay Reservoir.

Removing dead cattle from White Clay Reservoir

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The word "luxury" is bandied about quite often in real estate. But with one step through the door, it's immediately clear the designers of the new four-unit apartment complex in downtown Rapid City known as The Lofts took the word's meaning very seriously. #RapidCity #TheLofts #apartments #luxury

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Anonymous donor gives gold coins to the Salvation Army. Read the story! #SalvationArmy #gold #giving #Christmas

Anonymous donor gives gold coins to the Salvation Army

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Dale Bishop of the Yellow Bike Program and Reconditioned Bikes for Kids, stands next to the bikes that he was ready to donate to Toys for Tots before they refused him because they weren't new. Read the full story! #bikes #ToysforTots #nonprofit #usedtoys

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South Dakota Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Gregg Holland stands near the National Guard’s HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter Wednesday. The helicopter is the first of six the guard will acquire to replace the current inventory of six UH-60A/L model Black Hawks.

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Black Hills Duck Race

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Nearly 200 become U.S. citizens at Mount #Rushmore! Happy Fourth of July! #USA

Nearly 200 become U.S. citizens at Mount Rushmore

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A wish for Carter came in the form of a #puppy. Read the story on the link!

A wish for Carter came in the form of a puppy : Standalone-art

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Faith cowboy Cole Elshere gets the call to portray legendary bronc rider Casey Tibbs in a documentary. Read about him and see photos on the link!

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Rapid City's Center for Equality hosts its first Big Gay Prom. #lgbt #prom

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Local Head Start seeks new center #Cute #Kids

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