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Oglala Sioux Tribal police officers have noticed a significant rise in bootlegging in the Pine Ridge Reservation, reports KOTA News. The rise in bootlegging follows the decision from the Nebraska…
South Dakota is facing a $33.7 million revenue shortfall in 2018, reports the Argus Leader. At his annual budget address, Governor Daugaard proposed cutting the budget by $16 million across…
Deadwood gaming numbers from October 2017 were down 1% from October 2016, according to the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. As reported by the Black Hills Pioneer, patrons to Deadwood…
Phase one of a major facilities update for the Lead-Deadwood School District is now underway. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the first phase includes updates to the district’s elementary…
U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler announced that he will retire at the end of the year, according to KOTA News. Seiler began serving as acting U.S. Attorney in March 2015, following…
Deadwood has been selected to participate in the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. Deadwood is one of eight communities across the nation…
On November 20, 2013 American Indian code talkers from 33 tribal nations were honored by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. During the ceremony, 67 South Dakotan Native American…
The City of Whitewood is looking to create term limits for its elected officials, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Currently, the city does not have an ordinance concerning term lengths,…
The Oglala Sioux Tribe recently selected Grace Her Many Horses to serve as police chief, reports KOTA News. Her Many Horses is currently working in the Fort Berthold Reservation in…
South Dakota legislators are asking the South Dakota Executive Board for an increase in pay, reports KOTA News. The board is considering a resolution that would tie the legislators’ pay…
On November 9, 1992, South Dakota officially dropped its monicker as “The Sunshine State” and became known as “The Mount Rushmore State.” As chronicled by the Black Hills Pioneer, then…
At its November 6 meeting, the Rapid City Council approved an increase to the city’s water rate, reports KOTA News. The council’s vote will increase the water rate by 43…
On November 1, 1989, gambling was officially legalized in Deadwood, South Dakota. As the casinos reopened, gamblers placed approximately $145 million in bets during the first eight months legalized gambling.…
The deadline for the requisite number of signatures for ballot measures to be submitted to the South Dakota Secretary of State is November 7th. According to KOTA News, there are…
The South Dakota Board of Elections has endorsed draft legislation that would bar the use of electronic voting machines in South Dakota, reports KOTA News. The legislation will remove references…
Following stable growth over the summer months, gaming revenue in Deadwood took a fall in September. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, gaming numbers declined by nearly two percent when…
The ride-sharing transportation service known as Lyft will be soon be arriving in Rapid City. According to KOTA News, services could begin in approximately two months.The decision to offer services in…
Officers of the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office will begin wearing body cameras in 2018, as reported by KOTA News. While the technology will be new to both of these…
The Butte County Commission recently approved its budget for 2018, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The $6.5 million budget is 4.2 percent higher than the previous year’s budget. In 2018,…
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…
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