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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    The Black Hills Knowledge Network partners with 13 local libraries and communities to aggregate historical documents and photos.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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  • RapidRide Sees Increase in Student Ridership

    RapidRide Sees Increase in Student Ridership

    At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, RapidRide experienced a 46.9 percent increase in student ridership. According to KOTA News , there were 11,695 youth

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  • IN HISTORY: Billy Mills Wins 10K Olympic Race in Tokyo

    IN HISTORY: Billy Mills Wins 10K Olympic Race in Tokyo

    Fifty-two years ago, Billy Mills charged across a rain-soaked track and set a new record pace for the Olympic 10,000 meter race  in Tokyo, Japan.

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  • Black Hills State Renames Facility in Honor of Dr. Lionel Bordeaux

    Black Hills State Renames Facility in Honor of Dr. Lionel Bordeaux

    Crow Peak Hall on the Black Hills State University campus has a new name. As reported by KOTA News , the hall was recently renamed Bordeaux

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  • Rapid City Mayor Presents Options for Future of Barnett Arena

    Rapid City Mayor Presents Options for Future of Barnett Arena

    In his third public presentation, Mayor Steve Allender presented two options to bring the Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center into compliance with

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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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