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Rapid City Native Wins Grammy Award For Ensemble

A Rapid City native and his fellow ensemble members have won a Grammy award for their musical endeavors.    Nicholas Terry is a member of the Los Angeles-based percussion quartet Partch Ensemble. The group won for Best Classical Compendium for their album “Harry Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances” at the 57th Grammy Awards.    Terry  says the quartet has spent the past decade investing time and money into an obscure genre pioneered by American microtonal composer Harry Partch, whom the group is named after. He says he and his fellow bandmates have created unique instruments to produce a sound that’s never been recorded before.    Terry attended Stevens High School. He performed in the All-State Band in 1996 and 1997, as well as the All-State Orchestra in 1996.

Deadline To Remove Tree Stands From Public Lands Feb. 15

South Dakota wildlife officials are reminding hunters and ice anglers of looming deadlines to remove tree stands and fish houses.    Officials say all tree stands and climbing devices must be removed by Sunday, Feb. 15 from lands owned, leased or controlled by the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department.    Fish houses, shelters and other structures must be removed from the ice by Feb. 28. They may be used after that date, but they must be removed from the ice on a daily basis.