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Past articles by Mike:

School Board members reluctant to tap reserve funds

The Rapid City school district may be starting the fiscal year with millions of dollars in reserves, but school board members are reluctant to tap too heavily into those funds. → Read More

Police: Two 11-year-olds caused recent M-Hill fire

Two 11-year-old Rapid City boys playing with lighters started the M-Hill fire that burned for a few days last month, police say. → Read More

Five years after, many still mourn killing of two Rapid City officers

Sitting in the city council chambers on Monday morning, Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender’s eyes seemed focused on something far away as his mind conjured the memory of police officers → Read More

RCAS has millions of dollars in reserve

The Rapid City school district is sitting on tens of millions of dollars in reserve funds as it enters into the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which began on July 1. → Read More

Missing Badlands hikers found damp but unharmed

WALL | Positivity and levelheadedness helped two hikers lost in Badlands National Park get through the night until searchers could find them. → Read More

RCAS substitutes get pay increase too

The Rapid City School Board approved a proposal on Monday to give the district’s substitute teachers a boost in pay this year. → Read More

Knollwood shooting ended in apparent suicide

Red droplets of blood stippled the floor tiles outside Bernadine Red Bear’s apartment on Monday evening. Red Bear, 65, lives on the ground floor of the Knollwood Heights apartment complex → Read More

Woman sues Pennington County authorities for alleged violation of her civil rights

A drug addict walks into a treatment center looking for help. → Read More

Stolen Ep Howe statue still missing

A bronze bust of Ep Howe remains missing after it was stolen from the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce board room a few weeks ago. → Read More

Heat comes close to breaking records

Predicted as the hottest day this week, Wednesday temperatures hit wilting triple digits in several communities in and around the Black Hills. Philip topped the thermometer at 109 degrees, followed → Read More

Sobering realities: Handling the heavily intoxicated at detox center no simple task

Editor's note: As Pennington County moves ahead on a plan to expand and relocate its drug and alcohol detoxification center, the Rapid City Journal is publishing a two-part series on → Read More

M-Hill Fire done, cause remains unknown

A few piles of logs were still smoldering this afternoon in the blackened interior of M-Hill, but the fire that burned across the popular hiking spot near downtown Rapid City → Read More

M-Hill fire 80 percent contained

A day after it started, firefighters had mostly contained and halted the forward progress of the M-Hill Fire, putting it in “mop up” status by the end of the day → Read More

Cut fiber causes service outages for AT&T, CenturyLink

A severed fiber optic cable left an unknown number of AT&T mobile phone and CenturyLink internet customers without service for several hours on Friday, July 8. → Read More

School board OKs $192 million budget

Rapid City School District property tax payers can expect a decrease in their bills next year. → Read More

Local would-be stars audition for soap opera roles

Ken Markve glanced down at the sheet of paper in his hand, then looked up to meet the gaze of the bulky video camera trained on his head and shoulders. → Read More

Rapid City's new superintendent gets right to work

A former school teacher, Lori Simon kicked off her first public appearance as superintendent of the Rapid City school district by asking 100 or so audience members to rise from → Read More

Hot, dry conditions not snuffing fireworks

Some parts of the summer sky may not glow with the proverbial “rockets red glare” and “bombs bursting in air” this Fourth of July weekend. → Read More

Crow Peak still burns, Kara Creek Fire contained

SPEARFISH | The six-day-old Crow Peak Fire, the region’s poster child for hazardous drought conditions, grew to 1,213 acres on Wednesday. There have been no injuries and a spokesman with → Read More

Crow Peak fire still not contained

Wildfires continued to flare up and burn across the Black Hills region in South Dakota and Wyoming on Tuesday, thanks to thunderstorms moving through the region. → Read More