User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


68° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Reaction From Lead Over Homestake

July 12, 2007, 4:26 PM by Matthew Holsen

Reaction From Lead Over Homestake
News that the National Science Foundation selected the old Homestake Gold Mine as its site is news people in Lead have been waiting for. 

It was announced over the intercom at this local grocery store. "We got the Lab," was followed by an abundance of cheers. 

"Everybody's really excited, they've been wanting this and I think it will do good for the town," says Tanya Ekeren, who works in Lead.

"Its been a very long wait from what I gather, I've only lived here about a year but the reaction is pretty positive," adds Lead resident Erik Bloedel.

But all residents can do is wait and see if this new venture will be similar to the one back when the mine was fully operational. 

"I think it will be good for the town of Lead. I am hoping it will bring more people in and then hopefully bring more businesses in to help the area grow," replies Ekeren.

An area that has been negatively affected by the closing of the mine and now hopes to be revived by that same structure that sits above the small city in the hills. 

"The town has a great history, it's a shame that nothings been done with it until now," says Bloedel.

Now giving the town a bright future. 

The Lab should bring with it a long-lasting boost to the area. Scientists say if experiments reach the 8,000 level below ground, people will be working at the mine for at least the next thirty to fifty years.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

SUV Driver Ticketed Following Deadly Crash

8/18/2014 11:35 AM

Sioux Falls Police have ticketed a 26-year-old driver for her involvement in a deadly bicycle crash last month.

Full Story
Former State's Attorney Admits Sexual Crimes

8/13/2014 6:00 PM

We are learning more disturbing details about the former Walworth County State's Attorney, who's charged with raping three young children.

Full Story | Watch
Charges Filed After Baby Hurt At Day Care

8/19/2014 11:13 AM

A Sioux Falls day care provider faces charges after a child in her care was hospitalized.

Full Story
Illinois Man Found Dead In The Black Hills

8/17/2014 11:30 AM

Authorities say a 23-year-old Illinois man who was reported missing in early August was found dead in the Black Hills National Forest.

Full Story
Wife Reveals Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease

8/14/2014 1:25 PM

Susan Schneider, wife of Robin Williams, says the late actor was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, along with battling depression and an...

Full Story


Events