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Black Hills winter fishing brings out hearty breed of angler

Jan. 11, 2021 1:01 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Spearfish resident Gavin Martz will tell you it takes a special breed of angler to try their luck during the winter months. “Winter fishing is not exactly for the faint of heart,” Martz said. “The waters are really cold; you’re out in the middle of winter,...

Record permits sold for Black Hills motorized vehicle usage

Dec. 27, 2020 11:48 AM EST

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it sold a record number of trail permits this year for motorized vehicle usage in the Black HIlls area of South Dakota. Corbin Herman, the service’s motorized trail coordinator, said the agency sold more than 30,000 trail permits for motorcycles,...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghal, right, looks on as California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks at a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 Newsom said California is distributing 5,000 body bags mostly to the hard-hit Los Angeles and San Diego areas and has 60 refrigerated 53-foot trailers standing by as makeshift morgues in anticipation of a surge of coronavirus deaths from hospitalizations that now are double the summertime peak and threaten to soon overwhelm the hospital system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

The Latest: Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats

Dec. 15, 2020 8:18 PM EST

KANSAS — A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. Dodge City Mayor Joyce Warshaw said she was concerned about her safety after being met with aggression, including threats via...

Civil Air Patrol helps distribute vaccine in South Dakota

Dec. 15, 2020 5:10 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is assisting the state Department of Health in delivering the first allocation of coronavirus vaccines. The Civil Air Patrol said it's flying the Pfizer vaccine to smaller communities in South Dakota with its fleet of single-engine...