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Due to several injuries incurred by local post carriers, Lead is considering centralizing its mail delivery. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, centralized delivery would involve carriers delivering mail to…
The first reading of an increase for Rapid City’s water rates was approved by the city council, reports KOTA News. The ordinance will increase water rates by 43 percent over…
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 the Americans with Disabilities Act.…
The Rapid City Council is considering a five-year utility rate plan which may result in higher water bills for Rapid City residents next year. According to KOTA News, a recent…
The Deadwood City Commission is looking to supplement the Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The commission approved the first reading of a supplemental budget ordinance…
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently awarded Pennington County with a grant to assist in criminal justice reform and to reduce the county’s jail population, reports the…
The Pennington County Commission denied a funding request in the amount of $90,000 for the county’s health facility, reports the Rapid City Journal. The request was made in advance of…
The Fall River County Commission recently approved its 2018 budget, according to the Hot Springs Star. The 2018 budget was set at $7 million. The county’s mill levy for the…
The Rapid City Council denied an appeal made by a developer of a proposed subdivision intended for affordable housing, reports the Rapid City Journal. The developer had requested that the…
On October 1, 1889, the South Dakota State Constitution was adopted alongside the approval of the state seal. However, the state seal had been in existence since 1885 when the…
While there were discussions of increasing the county’s reserve fund as well as an option that would maintain funding levels from 2017, the Pennington County Commissioners passed on both options.…
The Deadwood City Commission approved a 2018 budget of $16.3 million, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget marks a $2.3 million decrease following the completion of…
The Rapid City Council recently voted to increase the capital improvement fund to $3.4 million on September 19, reports KOTA News. The increase in funding will be used to improve…
The first public meeting to discuss the future of the Barnett Arena was recently held by Mayor Steve Allender, reports KOTA News. Two plans were presented to the public. One…
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 June, a chicken opposition group…
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 replacing, reports the Black Hills…
Deadwood City Commissioners are currently looking into tax incentives to spark economic development in the city, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. At a recent city commission meeting, commissioners discussed the…
At the September fifth Rapid City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Allender proposed alterations to city sales tax revenue allocations, reports the Rapid City Journal. Under the proposed changes, the percentage…
The Spearfish City Council is set for the first reading of its 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday, September 5th. The budget proposed will have an overall decrease of 1.8 percent…
Belle Fourche city officials are proposing to eliminate city subsidies to all organizations other than the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce in its city budget for 2018, reports the Black…
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