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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 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.…
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…
Teachers in the Rapid City Area School District received a salary increase of more than nine percent last year, as reported by KOTA News. This increase is slightly over the…
The Rapid City Education Association and Rapid City Area Schools are still in negotiations concerning this year’s contract for the district’s teachers, reports KOTA News. While the teacher’s union requested…
Deadwood’s casinos saw an uptick in revenue last month, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. In July 2017, just over $106 million was played on machines and tables in the city,…
With its recent opening of a retail store in the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City, T-Mobile marked its first retail location in the state of South Dakota. According to KOTA…
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…
At the recent session of the Rapid City Council, concerns were brought up regarding Mayor Allender's proposed budget for 2018. According to a report from KOTA, chief among them were…
To date, more tourists have visited the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 2017 than at the same time last year. According to KOTA News, attendance has increased 1.1 percent from…
As the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ended this past weekend, Department of Transportation officials have reported that this year's rally was nearly 4.5 percent bigger over last years event.…
The Hill City economy climbed 13.23 percent in the past year, generating $64,361,110.74 in business activity subject to state sales tax in fiscal year 2016 (July 2015-June 2016) compared to…
While it comes as no surprise to local residents in the state, a report issued by the Outdoor Industry Association has published a report stating just how much of an…
Sturgis officials are noting that while there is a perception of the rally being attended by older adults, more and more younger people are coming as well. According to the…
The South Dakota Legislature has a committee working on the problems of finding affordable housing, and will make a final report later in the fall, reports the Rapid City Journal.…
The Keystone economy climbed 11.43 percent in the past year, generating $52,708,435.24 in business activity subject to state sales tax in 2016 compared to $51,965,399.57 in 2015. To see complete,…
A faulty bridge off Hwy 44 that has left some eastern Pennington County residents without a reliable route to their homes is slated to be replaced thanks to a recommendation…
The Black Hills Knowledge Network and South Dakota Dashboard announced that Dr. Jared McEntaffer has joined the organization as project director and regional economist. In this new position, McEntaffer will…
With the advent of instant posting to social media sites, more of the Black Hills little known and hidden attractions are seeing large increases in foot traffic as more locals…
State and congressional leaders as well as scientists from across the globe have met to launch the Long-Based Neutrino lab at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, officially breaking ground on…
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