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SpearFish Camping – The Great Outdoors

Sometimes, a weekend spent “roughing it” can be a little too rough. If you’re camping too far from any kind of civilization, you’re responsible for all your meals, whether it’s

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Fill the Cup: Local Black Hills Coffee Shops

If you’re like 83 percent of Americans, the best part of waking up is … well, coffee. So, when you’re on vacation in the Black Hills, knowing where to get

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Crow Peak Brewing ends 69-year commercial brewery drought in South Dakota

South Dakota beer lovers have not had a brew to call their own since 1942, when the last commercial brewery in the state, Dakota Brewery in Huron, closed down. By

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State Historical Society program examines beer brewing

I recently received the following news release from the State Historical Society about beer brewing. I did a news story a few years ago about Crow Peak Brewing Company in

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D.C. Booth: The man behind the fish hatchery

One of the neat places to visit in Spearfish is the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. My kids loved seeing the fish and feeding the ducks. It was a great

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Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower construction nearly complete

From the U.S. Forest Service: Spearfish, SD – Mount Roosevelt, also called Friendship Tower, has been undergoing construction to reinforce the base and fully restore the monument for public use.

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Spearfish couple revives commercial brewing in South Dakota

I posted recently about my disappointment over the lack of breweries in South Dakota. After writing that post, I thought it might be interesting to pursue a news story about

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Breweries, and the lack thereof, in South Dakota

The South Dakota State Historical Society recently delivered a presentation at the Cultural Heritage Center titled “Got Beer? – Beers and Breweries in South Dakota." An advance news release said

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Rock climbing in South Dakota

When I visited Palisades State Park recently, I saw two groups of climbers on the rock walls that line Split Rock Creek. I’m not a rock climber myself, but I’ve

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Passion Play ends, concert venue is born

For 70 years, the outdoor amphitheater at Spearfish was home to the Black Hills Passion Play. The play used an enormous outdoor stage to tell the story of the final