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Deadwood digs for answers in 19th Century death

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Tom Griffith

Rapid City Journal

DEADWOOD (AP) — Modern-day investigators continue to unravel the 130-year-old mystery of a young man buried on a hillside during this gold camp’s earliest days by using forensic dentistry and spectrum anal…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Exploding target ban in Black Hills OK’d by House

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Target shooters would be banned from using exploding targets in the Black Hills forest fire protection district, including on private property, under a proposal passed Monday in the state House of Representatives.

The vote was 56-13 in …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Black Hills outpacing state for population growth

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

For at least the last decade, population in the Black Hills region has been growing faster than in South Dakota as a whole, according to recent U.S. Census data.

South Dakota’s statewide population grew steadily at about 1 percent annually between…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Tax cut for Wharf survives in Senate

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — State senators struggled Wednesday whether to reduce taxes somewhat for the Wharf gold mine in the Black Hills.The final vote was 18-16 in favor of SB 162 after Sen. Blake Curd, R-Sioux Falls, changed from nay to aye halfway through the rol…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers vote to cut taxes on gold mining

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s gold taxes might be reduced.

A proposal that would rewrite the existing laws received a slim endorsement Wednesday on a 4-3 vote from the Senate Taxation Committee.

The measure could face debate Tuesday by the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers vote to cut taxes on gold mining

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota’s gold taxes might be reduced.

A proposal that would rewrite the existing laws received a slim endorsement Wednesday on a 4-3 vote from the Senate Taxation Committee.

The measure could face debate Tuesday by the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers discuss best way to tax ag land

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The state law that defines agricultural land for property tax purposes in South Dakota should be changed to be both more specific and more flexible, a legislative panel agreed Tuesday.

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committe…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Public hearing set on Deadwood’s ban on mystics and psychics

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEADWOOD (AP) — The Chamber of Commerce in the western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood is pushing city officials to lift an ordinance banning mystics, psychics and soothsayers.

Repealing the ban that has been in place for more than two …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Black Hills forest gets $1.5M for beetle battle

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

CUSTER (AP) — Black Hills National Forest crews will use another $1.5 million in federal funding to try to get out ahead of the mountain pine beetle.

Forest supervisor Craig Bobzien tells the Black Hills Pioneer the money will be used to thin …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Deadwood business aims to combine bullets and beer

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEADWOOD (AP) — A businessman in the western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood wants to combine an indoor shooting range with a saloon.

The Deadwood Guns complex proposed by Greg Vecchi would have several businesses, including a gun shop,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com