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Nine members of the Rapid City Council voted in favor of increasing funding for infrastructure. City staff will now draft an ordinance shifting how Rapid City's 2 percent sales tax…
The Deadwood City COmmission recently approved an increase of $600,000 in tax incremental financing to the Cadillac Jack’s expansion project, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The increase in financial support…
The Rapid City Public Works Committee discussed waiving requirements by the developer for a plot of land, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The Rapid City Area Schools requested the waiver…
Fewer South Dakotans are requesting concealed carry permits, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. According to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, while there were 5,833 applications for concealed carry…
The Rapid City Council opened its first 2018 Budget meeting on August 15, at 5:30 at the City/School Administration Building. Additional meetings are set for Thursday, August 17, and for…
Mayor Steve Allender gave his budget presentation last week, including cuts to arts and volunteer programs. The Rapid City Journal reported on how these cuts would affect three organizations. The…
Hill City, South Dakota covers an area of 1.3 square miles is located in Pennington County. With a population of 1,002 in 2016, Hill City is governed by a mayor…
Keystone, South Dakota covers an area of 2.9 square miles is located in Pennington County. With a population of 340 in 2016, Keystone is governed by a Board of Trustees. The…
Mayor Steve Allender recently made his 2018 budget proposal to the Rapid City Council. The budget continues last year's priority-based budgeting, a system where the budget is based on the…
South Dakota lawmakers will need to wait two years from leaving office before becoming lobbyists now that a new law has taken effect. Initiated Measure 22 included a provision for…
The history and land tenure of a portion of West Rapid City formerly belonging to the Rapid City Indian Boarding School, is currently under evaluation by researchers and government officials.…
Two proposed initiated measures for 2018 are looking to increase the tobacco tax, reports KOTA News. One version increases the tax on packs of 20 cigarettes would be raised by 50 cents,…
Residents of the Mesa View subdivision east of Rapid City limits who have been struggling with water quality issues for years are getting some much needed help. According to the…
Rapid City is looking for citizen input on downtown parking. The city planning department will hold an open house on August 15th at the Dahl Fine Arts Center, starting at…
Terri Davis is returning home to the Black Hills when she assumes the role of Director of the Rapid City Public Library in August. Although born in Brookings, the Rapid…
The Lead-Deadwood School Board recently approved $5.3 million in renovations to its elementary and high schools, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The district has faced steady declines in enrollment, and…
The Rapid City Public Library was one stop on Tim Bjorkman's journey that he hopes will end with him as South Dakota's lone representative. Representative Kristi Noem will not run…
Hill City has officially implemented its comprehensive plan, reports KOTA News. The last comprehensive plan for the city was conducted in 1984.  Final revisions to the plan were made in…
In honor of its achievements in sustainability, Wild Idea Buffalo Company was the recipient of the Rapid City’s Sustainability Award. According to a city news release, the award was presented…
Members of the state Legislature's task force on initiatives and referendums has brought up the topic of again moving the deadline for filing voter-signed petitions that seek changes to South…
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