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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

CBS Seattle–04/29/2014

Greg Vecchi shows off his new space. (Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson)

Coming To Deadwood: Bullets And Beer

Businessman Greg Vecchi promises safety and fun at Deadwood Guns.

01/14/2014

Snowstorm in a mountainous area.  (credit: Werner Van Steen/Getty Images)

South Dakota Ranchers Reeling From Cattle Losses

Western South Dakota ranchers are reeling from the loss of tens of thousands of cattle in last weekend’s blizzard, and many will dispose of carcasses in pits set to open Monday.

10/13/2013

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Cops: Car Could be Crucial Clue in 1971 Disappearance

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota and Union County authorities say they’ve found a car believed to be related to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old girls. Attorney General Marty Jackley and Union County […]

09/23/2013

Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Authorities: Robby Knievel Arrested On DUI Charge

The daredevil son of Evel Knievel has been arrested on a drunk driving charge in South Dakota.

08/08/2013

File photo of the Mitchell Corn Palace.  (credit:  John Elk/Getty Images)

South Dakota’s Corn Palace Renovations Get City OK

A quirky eastern South Dakota landmark dedicated to all things corn is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation, including new lit domes resembling ears of corn, in an effort to draw in more maize-curious visitors.

07/16/2013

Sheets of ice cover the frozen river.  (credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom Says Son Who Died In River Was ‘Biggest Hero’

The mother of a man who died in an icy South Dakota river while trying to rescue a 6-year-old boy says her son made the ultimate sacrifice.

03/17/2013

File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

South Dakota Gov Signs Into Law Bill Allowing School Districts To Arm Teachers

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Friday allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns.

03/08/2013

File photo of a person writing a text message. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Texting While Driving Ban Dies In House Committee

A South Dakota House committee has killed a bill that would have banned texting while driving despite sometimes-tearful testimony from people whose loved ones have been killed in texting-related wrecks.

02/27/2013

File photo of a broken hockey stick on the ice.  (credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

ND School Investigating Fans In KKK-Style Hoods

A North Dakota high school principal says appropriate action is being taken after three students briefly donned Ku Klux Klan-style white robes and hoods Friday night during a state hockey semifinal game.

02/26/2013