• South Dakota, SDSU open season on road in state of Kansas

    BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Division I football fans looking to catch their teams’ openers against FBS foes have to hit the road to the state of Kansas.

  • NBA D-League Skyforce set tryouts in Sioux Falls, Miami

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Athletes with dreams of playing professional basketball can try out for the NBA Development League team in South Dakota.

  • Tim Gregson, left, hits the ball with his mallet Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2015,  as other polo players make chase during a match at the Newton Fork Ranch outside of Hill City, S.D. The Rapid City Black Hills Polo Club and the Hill City Rushmore Polo and Social Club took to the field for the final time on Sunday afternoon. They decided to quit after this year because it's becoming increasingly difficult to organize matches and train the horses. (Chris Huber/Rapid City Journal via AP) TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Polo tradition ends in Black Hills after 3 decades

    HILL CITY, S.D. (AP) — A 30-year tradition between two polo teams in the Black Hills has come to an end because of problems coordinating the annual matches.

  • This 1982 photo provided by The National Park Service shows a park employee sitting on a rock in Calcite Lake at The Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The underground lakes, which were discovered in the 1960s, aren't home to any animal life but prominent cave microbiologist Hazel Barton has discovered there is bacteria - albeit scant - in the lakes. Barton hopes to decipher how the bacteria survives and answer questions about how it interacted before multicellular organisms came along and perhaps find new sources of antibiotics. (The National Park Service via AP)

    Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water

    WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) — Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth.