Custer flag raising continues tradition for veterans

CUSTER, S.D. — Following the parade, the annual flag raising ceremony took place at Custer’s Veterans Memorial. The event included a reading of Johnny Cash’s “This Ragged Old Flag,” a rendition of “America, The Beautiful,” a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps” for fallen soldiers. During the gathering, a flag is retired while another is taken up in its…

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Belle Fourche celebrates Fourth of July festivities

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Across the country, Americans have been celebrating the Fourth of July, and the community of Belle Fourche joined in the festivities with an Independence Day parade. The parade, which is held in conjunction with the 101st Black Hills Roundup, takes place each year on the Fourth of July. It also happens to be the largest Fourth…

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World’s largest American flag unfurled at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

STURGIS, S.D. — A large group of people gathered this holiday weekend in the northern Black Hills to show their patriotism. The group of people came together Friday night to hold up the world’s largest American flag for President Trump, as he flew by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The 505-feet long, 255-feet wide flag weighs 3000 pounds, but it was…

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Candidate’s wife exposed to virus by Trump Jr. girlfriend

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the wife and the running mate of Republican governor candidate Greg Gianforte, as well as several other top GOP officials, were exposed to the coronavirus after attending an event with the girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s oldest son. Gianforte’s wife, Susan, lieutenant governor candidate Kristen Juras, as well as Republican congressional…

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Fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash in Tripp County

WINNER, S.D. — One person died early Saturday morning in a vehicle-pedestrian crash west of Winner. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 2018 Mazda3 was eastbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle struck a male pedestrian walking on the roadway. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Charges are pending…

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