Give open waters time

The issue of nonmeandered waters has been a contentious one in recent decades. Problems arose in the 1990s when water bodies in eastern South...

Welcome to The Best!

When you picked up this week’s newspaper you might have noticed that it is a little different from our normal weekly editions. Besides being...

State needs to get with the program

Besides lax seat belt laws, South Dakota is one of only four states that list texting while driving a secondary offense instead of a...

Governor talks Legion Lake Fire

There is no place like Custer State Park. Each year nearly two million people from all over the world come to see the buffalo,...

Restoring balance to court system

In the United States, we expect our judicial system to treat all Americans equally. After all, it is our judicial system which we rely...

Park fire was perfect storm

Mix extremely dry weather conditions and high winds gusting to 50 miles per hour over a period of several days and add a tree...

Confronting another lean year

The capitol building was a busy place on Dec. 5 when lawmakers came to town for the annual Budget Address. They packed the state...

No place to send drug addicts in SD

It’s no secret in South Dakota that the drug court system is badly broken. Just talk to any country sheriff, police chief, county prosecutor...

Some unsolicited presidential advice

The nation has been observing the behavior of President Donald Trump now for well over a year, if you count the raucous presidential debates...

Lots for us to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Forgive us if we get a little personal about this Thanksgiving. Since two larger Black Hills weekly newspapers closed their doors after publishing their...

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