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Past articles by Jim:

Friends remember 'Ronster' after deadly Sturgis race

STURGIS — Ron Brefka just would not let a grim cancer diagnosis slow him down. → Read More

Moving, rental companies 'are open for business'

Moving and storage companies are adjusting to the new business climate brought on the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Deadwood casinos expected to close at noon Wednesday

DEADWOOD | As of high noon Wednesday, the party in Deadwood will be over — at least for now. → Read More

UPDATE: Voters overwhelmingly approve new ambulance district for rural Sturgis

STURGIS | Voters on Monday left no doubt in approving formation of a new rural ambulance district, another step in a year-long and at times contentious process to fund emergency → Read More

County records show MG Oil as new owner of Baken Park Shopping Center

One of Rapid City’s oldest shopping centers, Baken Park, is under new ownership. → Read More

Man escapes injury in car-train collision in Sturgis

STURGIS | A Lemmon man escaped serious injury in a car-train collision Thursday evening in south Sturgis. → Read More

Deadwood Fire remembered 60 years later

DEADWOOD | Just after 1 p.m. on Sept. 8, 1959, an elderly resident of the Hillcrest Manor Rest Home in Central City, not realizing the peril he was about to → Read More

New gymnastics academy open in Sturgis

STURGIS | Mieke Bruch knew what her next business venture would be when she became weary of driving her daughter from Sturgis to Spearfish for gymnastics practice. → Read More

Belle Fourche sculptor staying busy

BELLE FOURCHE | Sculptor T.R. Chytka is staying busy, immortalizing rodeo's best riders in bronze. → Read More

Central States Fair tips off today

It didn’t take long for some critter-based excitement on Friday at the Central States Fair. → Read More

Booth hatchery receives donation to help with land purchase

SPEARFISH | A hefty donation from Black Hills Energy is moving the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives toward its goal of paying off the remainder of a → Read More

Alpine Inn chef claims Sturgis Beef Throwdown trophy during rally

STURGIS | Alpine Inn chef Clark Braun transformed an elegant, upscale beef dish into an equally elegant sandwich and walked away with top honors in the South Dakota Beef Industry → Read More

Crazy just wants you to smile

STURGIS | Call him Crazy. He just wants to make you smile. → Read More

Vendors, bikers starting to fill Sturgis one week before rally starts

STURGIS | Gord Gillies and a friend rode their motorcycles 1,400 miles from London, Ontario, Canada, to experience the Sturgis motorcycle rally — more than a week before the rally’s → Read More

New store fills a niche in Sturgis

STURGIS | Since another store in Sturgis stopped selling home appliances a couple of years ago, owners Daniel and Tracy Ainslie have stepped up to fill the white goods void → Read More

Ambulance service ends for some areas outside of Sturgis at midnight on July 15

STURGIS | Without an intervening action, about 4,000 residents outside the city limits of Sturgis will be without ambulance service as of midnight today. → Read More

Four people rescued from rain-swollen creek

STURGIS | What was described as a “pretty uneventful rescue” came to a happy and safe conclusion Friday. → Read More

Rural mail vehicle destroyed by fire

SPEARFISH | A Saturday afternoon fire destroyed a rural mail carrier’s vehicle and its contents in a wooded neighborhood south of Spearfish. → Read More

RCP&E train cars derail at New Underwood

NEW UNDERWOOD | Lilith Tucker steadied her tiny bicycle with one foot and surveyed the wreckage of derailed railroad freight cars blocking a downtown street in New Underwood on Friday → Read More

2020 Sturgis rally schedule has some bikers scrambling

While the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally is all set to rumble into the Black Hills less than five weeks from now, confusion over dates for the milestone 80th event → Read More