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Big plans for The Wharf, housing near new school

May 31, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Two big developments are seeking a little tax help from the city of Alexandria. One would renovate the former bar-restaurant, The Wharf, into Zorbaz on the Lake a $1.7 million project.
The other one calls to build two, three-story 63-unit apartment complexes on the east side of Knute Nelson’s Grand Arbor development along Pioneer Road in south Alexandria a project that would add about $8 million worth of property value. Continue Reading

Wharf wins state’s OK to expand gold operations near Terry Peak

November 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Thanksgiving came six days early for the 150 workers at South Dakota’s last major gold mine and their families. Continue Reading

Acid drainage ‘isn’t a risk,’ Wharf mine witnesses say

November 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The iron pyrite known as fool’s gold is one type of the sulfide-bearing rock formations found throughout the gold mining district of the northern Black Hills that generate acid when exposed to air or water. Continue Reading

Wharf expansion battle pits jobs vs. potential harm at Black Hills gold mine

November 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The potential for environmental damage from acid rock drainage at four pits where Wharf Resources wants to expand its quest for additional gold ore permeated the first day of the state Board of Minerals and Environment’s hearing Wednesday. Continue Reading

Mining board won’t visit location of Wharf gold mine expansion

August 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Board of Minerals and Environment reached consensus Thursday: Another visit to the Wharf gold mine won’t be necessary when the board considers the company’s expansion permit in November.
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Juggler with replica grenade causes bit of a stir at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

November 15, 2010 in West Central Tribune

SAN FRANCISCO – A juggler performing near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf caused a bit of a stir when onlookers worried he might be using a live grenade as part of his performance. Continue Reading