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An Open Letter to the Young People of the American Horse School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Bernice A. King | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Bernice A. King

Continue to rise and lift up your sisters and brothers who are also experiencing discrimination and abuse. Continue to strive for excellence in all of your endeavors, undaunted by the bad behavior of others.

Our Kids Should Be Allowed to Go Anywhere

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

I came home to California to find the story about the hockey game lighting up my computer screen at work, in disbelief that something so cruel had happened within miles of where I was sitting with people I loved.

9 Family-friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.

Macabre Betting Pool On Sturgis Deaths

Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weird News

RAPID CITY —Members of a Black Hills family and their friends acknowledge that a betting pool they run on how many bikers will die during the annual...

Why Are These Indian Children Being Torn Away From Their Homes?

Stephen Pevar | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Stephen Pevar

Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 in an effort to stop American-Indian families from having their children removed by state and local officials. Yet 36 years later, Indian children in South Dakota are 11 times more likely to be removed from their families and placed in foster care than non-Indian children.

Home to Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, S.D., Serves Up Hospitality, History... and a Hearty Meal

Bob Richter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

Only now after standing in front of it can I say that seeing this monument in real life is pretty mind-blowing. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Mt. Rushmore is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring experience that you really have to see in person to understand.

Hockey Game Ruined By Vomit

Posted 01.29.2013 | College

Fans of Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League in South Dakota say their night was ruined by college students who vomited all over the ice rink ...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: The Surprising City That's Home To This Graffiti-Filled 'Art Alley'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel

Hidden down an alley in the heart of Rapid City, South Dakota’s buzzing downtown is Art Alley, a graffiti-filled couple of blocks also adorned with ...

A Sustainable Hotel In The Black Hills

Pam Grout | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

What do you get when you combine wild child designer Antonio Ballatore with Mount Rushmore, an old Radisson Hotel and a couple long-time hoteliers who want to reduce the footprint of the hospitality industry?

The Word 'Honoring' Should've Read 'Remembering'

Tim Giago | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

A faulty headline can change the entire focus of a news story. It was unfortunate that a Native newspaper chose the word "Honoring" instead of "Remembering" in its headlines last week.

A Disastrous Flood that Brought Out the Best and the Worst in People

Tim Giago | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

238 people lost their lives that night, many of them Native Americans by reason of geography: most of them lived in what is now called the flood plain along the banks of Rapid Creek.

High Plains Drifting

David Crisanti | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
David Crisanti

There is a surprising amount to do within a short drive of Rapid City. Leave your urban sense of irony in its holster.

Costner Sculpture Dispute Heads To SD High Court

AP | Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear a case involving Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and some bronze sculptures of bison a...

Water Parks In South Dakota: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 12.15.2011 | Travel

Water parks in South Dakota are often indoors, so visitors can still enjoy the thrilling rides during winter months. As part of a Huffington Post Trav...

Amusement Parks In South Dakota: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Lisa Lacy | Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in South Dakota reflect the Black Hills region. From animals and natural landscapes to kid-friendly amusements, there's something for ...

Shooting of Police Officer Brings Anxiety to Indian Community

Tim Giago | Posted 10.05.2011 | Media
Tim Giago

The relationship between Native Americans and Rapid City's law enforcement has been contentious at best. Indians began to move to Rapid City during ...

Judge Rules For Costner In Sculpture Suit

AP | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A judge has ruled in favor of Kevin Costner in a dispute between the Hollywood actor and an artist he commissioned to create ...

Native Americans Invisible Consumers Out West

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Local television stations and corporations should know the demography of a state's residents, because Native Americans do not live in tipis anymore; they are a thriving and vital part of your state and economic community.

The Tough Transition From Indian Reservation To City

Tim Giago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Giago

America has always looked at racial injustice as a black-and-white issue, but here is South Dakota, it has always been a red-and-white issue.

No Longer the Republican Party of Mount Rushmore -- Now the Party of Easter Island

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is really pretty remarkable to ponder how far the modern Republican Party has strayed from the vision of Lincoln, the Great Emancipator -- and Teddy Roosevelt, the Conservationist and Trust Buster.

The F Word: Drone Attacks to Stimulate Economy?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

What's worse: backstabbing a president or bombing lots of civilians? The answers pretty obvious to judge by the stink over General Stanley McChrystal.

Jene Newsome Discharged: Rapid City Police Told Air Force That Sergeant Was Lesbian

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old's honorable discha...

South Dakota Sioux Tribe Seeks Emergency Assistance After Ice Storm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last week's ice storm in South Dakota left thousands without power and water. While many Red Cross resources are being diverted to relief efforts in H...

SD Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Rapid City, Home News

Authorities in Colorado have arrested a South Dakota woman who authorities say stabbed her father and shot her mother last month. South Dakota'...

Coffee and Bagels with Senator Tim Johnson

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Sen. Johnson is my friend and I'll attest there is no one better, no one more qualified, and definitely no one in the Senate more knowledgeable about the issues facing every Indian Nation in the U.S.