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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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Archaeologists are racing to recover artifacts from a campground in Piedmont, SD before a construction project to build a service road over the land begins.
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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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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SYNLawn artificial grass in Rapid City
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
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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.
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Fell through: Mike Carlow (left) and Bob Pille (right) use a shovel and a prying tool to free a dead cow from the ice on White Clay Reservoir south of Pine Ridge, South Dakota on Tuesday. Last week an estimated 100 of Carlow and his brother Pat's cows wandered onto the ice, broke through and died
Week of Jan 16, 2015 A dead cow is pried from ice Wednesday near Pine Ridge, S.D. Last week, about 100 cattle wandered onto the ice, broke through and died. CHRIS HUBER/RAPID CITY JOURNAL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cows on ice: 100 cattle tragically plunge through ice and drown
Men battle ice on Pine Ridge reservoir to retrieve dead cows
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Removing dead cattle from White Clay Reservoir
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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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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Photos of the week
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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Faith cowboy Cole Elshere
#Steampunk What is it? Found out and see photos on the link!