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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...

A Quantum Leap Toward Universal Spirituality

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Religion
Liaquat Ali Khan

Universal spirituality does not nullify the teachings of any religion, nor does it denigrate any faith or creed. It incorporates the morals derived from religions into shared consciousness. It respects the practices of each creed.

David Lohr

Missing Soldier's Body Found In Washington State Forest

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.15.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington State have located the body of an off-duty Army soldier who disappeared while hiking in the 91,000-acre Capitol State Forest...

America's Best Tourist Trap

Paul Brady | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

Back then hiring a relatively obscure artist to spend more than a decade carving a sculpture into the remote Black Hills seemed like a no-brainer.

South Dakota's Bipartisan Bison

Pam Grout | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

Anyone who longs to get up close and personal to nature (besides the bison, Custer State Park has elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, mountain goats and pronghorn) should plan a trip here soon.

Tribal Truths

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

A trip to South Dakota and a visit with the local Native American community is enough to change ones view and perspective of America.

Fight for Lakota's Sacred Pe' Sla Brings Miracles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States.

Lakota Sacred Grounds on Auction Block

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The sale is perfectly "legal," but is it morally, ethically, and spiritually correct?

War Against Tree Bug Prompts Unlikely Alliances

AP | VERONICA ZARAGOVIA | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green

SPEARFISH CANYON, S.D. (AP) — Joe Shark's Native American heritage taught him to be leery of the timber industry on the South Dakota reservation whe...

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...

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 ...

Tourists At Wild West Show Shot With Live Bullets

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 08.27.2011 | Crime

PIERRE, S.D. -- One of the participants in a mock Old West gun battle in South Dakota fired live ammunition instead of using blanks, wounding three to...

The Myth of Thanksgiving and the Legacy of Manifest Destiny

Aaron Huey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Huey

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Oglala Sioux Win Voting Rights -- For Now

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Opponents of holding a full-scale election on the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this fall held on as long as possible during a recent confrontation with hopeful voters.

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.