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Bakken opportunity could save lives by removing deadly gas from sour crude

Bakken opportunity could save lives by removing deadly gas from sour crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — Last year, rancher Tom Wilson was checking how many cattle died in a freak snowstorm that killed thousands of livestock all across the northern Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Thundering herd: Buffalo roundup draws cowboys, spectators

Thundering herd: Buffalo roundup draws cowboys, spectators

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. — The images are much like the buffalo hunt scene from “Dances With Wolves”: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.

September 29, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings

Jefferson Lines finds temporary new home in downtown Billings

The Jefferson Lines bus station has found a temporary home in downtown Billings and is using state money to renovate permanent digs.

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A monster on the horizon: 75th annual Sturgis rally next year could draw 1 million

A monster on the horizon: 75th annual Sturgis rally next year could draw 1 million

STURGIS, S.D. — As the Black Hills fade from the rear view mirrors of thousands of motorcycles heading away from the Sturgis rally this weekend, a monster may be closer than it appears.

August 11, 2014 9:36 am Photos

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Residents question safety of proposed rare-earth mine

Residents question safety of proposed rare-earth mine

SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Landowners living near the site of a proposed rare-earth elements mine questioned water quality, dust control and radioactive minerals at a meeting Monday night in Sundance.

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S.D. sand not suitable for oil field fracking in N.D.

PIERRE, S.D. — A state study that took more than a year to complete has concluded that sand from western South Dakota is not suitable for use in the oil and gas industry.

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Black Hills men down MSUB

SPEARFISH, S. D. -- Six Black Hills State players scored points in double figures on Saturday night as the Yellow Jackets beat Montana State Billings 97-77 in men's basketball.

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Montana-led drive to help South Dakota ranchers makes first donation

Montana-led drive to help South Dakota ranchers makes first donation

A Montana-led effort to deliver heifers to storm-devastated ranches in South Dakota will make its first delivery Friday.

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Rocky runner Raymond recognized

Rocky Mountain College freshman Jessica Raymond has been selected as the women's cross country runner of the week in the Frontier Conference.

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Perfect start for Rocky runners

SPEARFISH, S.D. -- The women's cross country team at Rocky Mountain College had a perfect 1-2-3-4-5 finish on Friday in winning the Black Hills State Yellowjacket Invitational.

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5 free things in South Dakota's Black Hills

5 free things in South Dakota's Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Mount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it's not the only one.

July 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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In top coal state, gas to fuel next power plant

In top coal state, gas to fuel next power plant

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The next major power plant to be built in the nation's top coal-mining state will be fueled by natural gas.

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New book on Yellowstone features 103 historic photos

New book on Yellowstone features 103 historic photos

The strength of “Yellowstone Yesterday & Today,” by Paul Horsted with Bob Berry, is that it melds history, nature and art in a 160-page book.

March 10, 2013 12:30 am Photos

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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

One of America’s great Icons, Mount Rushmore.

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Rocky women, MSU men win meet

The Montana State University Billings men and the Rocky Mountain College women captured team titles Saturday during the 22nd annual Yellowjacket Invitational cross country meet at Riverfront Park.

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Lichen kills elk near Wamsutter; officials warn hunters not to shoot sickly elk

CASPER, Wyo. — Do not shoot an elk that looks weak or paralyzed. It could be suffering from lichen poisoning, and officials do not know the possible health effects on humans if infected meat is eaten, said Daryl Lutz, Lander regional wildlife supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Black Hills deer die-off could be worst in decades

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials knew some deer would die in the Black Hills this fall. No one expected what could be the worst die-off in decades.

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Draft study proposes thinning Black Hills Forest to control mountain pine beetle

Draft study proposes thinning Black Hills Forest to control mountain pine beetle

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Forest Service proposes thinning portions of the Black Hills National Forest, including 32,300 acres in Wyoming, to stop the mountain pine beetle from killing trees.

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Black Hills Corp. will close two coal-fired power plants in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Black Hills Corp. will shutter two coal-fired power stations in Wyoming in the next 19 months, which could affect up to 13 employees.

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Ghost Town Rally aims to grab biker traffic

CASPER, Wyo. — Motorcycles are ubiquitous on the roads and highways of Wyoming.

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