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Rapid City will resolve its last city council race on June 27. Laura Armstrong and Ron Sasso placed first and second in a three-way race for Ward 5, but neither…
The city council election is over for most of Rapid City. Ritchie Nordstrom overcame two challengers in Ward 2 and John Roberts claimed victory by a slim margin in Ward…
Have you recently been asked to sign a petition, but weren't exactly sure what it was about? Read our brief summaries of the current ballot measures below to ensure that…
Although he was elected governor in 1954 by a wide margin, decorated World War II veteran Joe Foss made an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 1950 when he faced off against incumbent Attorney General…
Four of Rapid City's wards will elect a new city council member on June 6; Chad Lewis was the only candidate for Ward 3. To help voters make a decision,…
The Black Hills Knowledge Network has compiled a profile of candidates for Rapid City Council. Each candidate was contacted regarding the profile and offered an opportunity to respond. The candidates…
An ordinance updating Rapid City’s campaign finance requirements was recently approved by the Rapid City Legal and Finance Committee, reports KOTA News. Under the amended ordinance, the mayor and aldermen…
Brad Estes, alderman of Rapid City's Ward 5, announced he would not run for another term. The Rapid City Journal reported that Estes cited business opportunities requiring increased attention as…
With just under a week before petitions are due, three of the five races for the Rapid City Council are competitive. KOTA News reports that no one has filed in…
Four Lead residents are competing for two seats on the Lead City Commission, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Incumbent Don Mack is running unopposed for a one-year term, while Incumbents…
Are you looking for a helping hand in your community?  Need help learning a new skill? The community resource pages below will assist you with everything from registering to vote…
A bill that established a state of emergency to allow for the swift repeal of Initiated Measure 22 recently passed the Senate State Affairs Committee by a vote of 7-2,…
A bill that would make approved initiative measures take place later in the year, reports KOTA News. Currently, initiatives take effect the day after the official canvass. Senate Bill 59…
Two commission seats on the Deadwood City Commission will be open in the April 11 election, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The terms of David Ruth and Jim Van Den…
South Dakota voters may decide on physician assisted suicide in the November 2018 election, reports KOTA News. Petitions to place the measure on the 2018 ballot are currently being circulated.…
Governor Dennis Daugaard says he supports efforts to dismantle parts of the Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, also known as Initiated Measure 22 (IM 22) which includes reports the Rapid City…
On November 8th, South Dakota voters approved Initiated Measure 22.  This measure is also known as the "Anti-Corruption Act" and several lawmakers will file a lawsuit to alter the measure,…
Amendment U, which would limit payday loans at 18% unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, was voted down on November 8, 2016, while Measure 21, which caps payday lending loans…
The Pennington County Commission has approved the creation of four new positions at an annual cost of about $161,000. According to the Rapid City Journal, these positions were created in…
Troy “Scott” Weston will succeed current Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele, reports the Rapid City Journal. Weston won 66.2 percent of the vote, according to an unofficial…
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