Higher Gold Prices Are Spurring New Interest In Mining In The Black HillsF3 Gold, of Minneapolis, is funding an environmental assessment it hopes will lead to approval of its plan to drill on Black Hills Forest Service land near Silver City.
Minnesota Company Aims To Explore Gold In Black Hills ForestA Minnesota company is preparing to conduct exploratory drilling for gold near Silver City in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota while two other companies have withdrawn bids to drill on forest land.
Former Black Hills Passion Play Site VandalizedAuthorities arrested a 21-year-old man and a male juvenile on trespassing and drug-related charges.
Documentary On T-Rex Discovery In South Dakota Wins EmmyA documentary about the battle over a dino discovered in the Black Hills over two decades ago has won an Emmy.
Site Sacred To Sioux Takes Step Toward Federal TrustThe Pennington County Commission will support placing a South Dakota site sacred to the Great Sioux Nation into a federal trust. In 2012, Sioux tribes raised $9 million with the help of celebrities including P. Diddy and Bette Midler to buy a 3-quare-mile tract in the Black Hills known as Pe' Sla from private landowners.
Travel Guide To Mount Rushmore National MemorialPractical travel guide to one of the jewels of the National Parks System, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Untouched Cave To Provide Clues To Black Hills History The National Park Service is beginning to excavate the mouth of an unexplored cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and researchers believe it could help broaden our understanding of how the region's climate has changed over thousands of years.
Black Hills See A Foot Of Snow, Flakes To Fall In Northern Minn. A May snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow in South Dakota's Black Hills.
Agencies Say Black Hills Pine Beetles Growing At Slower PaceA new aerial analysis of the Black Hills National Forest shows the pine beetle epidemic is still growing but slower than before.
Minnesota Research Aims At Mountain Pine BeetlesThe mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could threaten the majestic pines of Minnesota and states farther east someday.
Minn. Doctor Dies In Black Hills Motorcycle Crash A Minnesota behavioral pediatrician who was on a camping trip in the Black Hills is dead after being involved in a motorcycle crash.
Under-The-Radar National ParksVacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
Shutdown Cuts Funds To SD Farmers Dealing With 20K+ Cattle DeathTwo 20-foot-deep disposal pits opened in western South Dakota on Monday to help ranchers dispose of tens of thousands of livestock carcasses piling up since an early October blizzard decimated herds. Up to 4 feet of snow fell in the Black Hills area during the storm, killing at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock, state officials say. The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association estimates this part of the state lost at least 5 percent of its cattle, which is mostly raised for beef. Normally, the federal government would provide financial assistance to ranchers in a crisis of this magnitude, but the farm bill expired during the government shutdown.
Study: Cougars Reclaiming The Midwest, Their Historical RangeCougars are beginning to reclaim parts of the American Midwest following a century of dwindling populations, new research published Wednesday by a University of Minnesota scientist shows.
Minn. Students Finish Crazy Horse Scale ModelFive students at Northwest Technical College have completed a 10-foot-by-16-foot scale model of the Crazy Horse Memorial.