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  • BHKN Digital Archives Collections

    BHKN Digital Archives Collections

    The Black Hills Knowledge Network partners with 13 local libraries and communities to aggregate historical documents and photos. They are hosted on a site called  BiblioBoard  which

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  • Register Today for the Fifth Annual South Dakota Demography Conference

    Register Today for the Fifth Annual South Dakota Demography Conference

    Don’t miss a chance to talk data with experts from the South Dakota State Data Center at the Fifth Annual South Dakota Demography Conference ! The

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  • City of Lead Replaces Outdated Water Meters

    City of Lead Replaces Outdated Water Meters

    City officials in Lead have placed old water meters on display to help explain to city residents exactly why the meters were in need of

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  • Lead Residents Approve Chicken Ordinance

    Lead Residents Approve Chicken Ordinance

    Voters in Lead recently approved a referred chicken ownership measure, reports the Black Hills Pioneer . Although the Lead City Commission had approved the ordinance in

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  • IN HISTORY: Rapid City Receives Earliest Recorded Snowfall

    IN HISTORY: Rapid City Receives Earliest Recorded Snowfall

    Just three years ago on September 11, 2014, Rapid City received its earliest snowfall since weather records in the region began in 1888. Prior to

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The 2012 Census of Agriculture may present a skewed picture of the state of agriculture in South Dakota due to the drought of 2012. South Dakota data for livestock and crop production is lower than average due to the drought.  Agriculture economist, Matthew Diersen, cautions researchers to supplement the data from the Agriculture Census with data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Economic Research Service, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The Census of Agriculture is taken every five years and is used by producers, government officials, and businesses to make policies and business plans related to agriculture. See also the Black Hills Knowledge Network's document library for more information about the drought of 2012 and agriculture in South Dakota.

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Community_Data.pngHome to more than 833,354 people, South Dakota is now growing faster than the U.S. as a whole. Visit the South Dakota Dashboard to view the latest state statistics.

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Mt_Rushmore.pngThe Black Hills Knowledge Network offers a variety of digital research tools and resources to access historical items from the Black Hills Region..

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Resources.pngOur team has compiled browsable lists  of community issues by topic, with each page linking to background stories on issues pertinent to the Black Hills region.

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