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Land grant university buys land in Meade County
STURGIS, S.D. - Last week, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 48 into law authorizing the purchase of 112 acres of property in Meade County by South Dakota State University. The land is located adjacent to the Sturgis Municipal Airport and is to be used for agricultural...
February 14, 2018

No public vote on emergency services funding in Meade County
STURGIS, SD – Efforts to find the ways to fund fire and ambulance services in the greater Sturgis area continues to be the focus of discussions. Among the issues are past and current agreements between the City of Sturgis and the Meade County Commission for ambulance servic...
February 5, 2018

Supreme Court overturns ruling barring Buffalo Chip from becoming municipality
STURGIS, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a judge's ruling that the Buffalo Chip Campground couldn't be its own town. The high court overturned a circuit court that had found the Meade County Board of Commissioners had erred when it allowed the Sturgis Motorc...
January 25, 2018

Four Chaplains Memorial Service to be held in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD - VA Black Hills Health Care System invites the public to attend the Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. on February 11, 2018 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis.   Local Veteran organizations will participate in the event by placing...
January 25, 2018

Free Throw Championship set for weekend
STURGIS, SD - The St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus council is holding a qualifying free throw competition open to both boys and girls.  Set for Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Sturgis Armory, kids ages 9 - 14 are invited to participate. All contestants will b...
January 24, 2018

Black Hills region among fastest growing in state
RAPID CITY, SD - The Black Hills is one of the fastest growing regions in the state of South Dakota – 20 percent faster than any other area in the state.  Rapid City itself as has grown to over 55 square miles with almost 400 miles of roads within that area that const...
January 23, 2018

New brewery opens in Spearfish
SPEARFISH, S.D.  - Spearfish Brewing will host a grand opening, ribbon cutting event on February 1, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The brewery and taproom is located at the intersection of Jackson Blvd. and Main Street in downtown Spearfish.  A window in the taproom will allow peop...
January 20, 2018

Sturgis municipal election set for April 10
STURGIS, S.D. - The 2018 elections will be for the following City Council seats: Ward 1 incumbent Rod Bradley, Ward 2 incumbent  Scott Peterson, Ward 3 incumbent Ron Waterland and Ward 4 incumbent Rhea Crane.  All elected officials serve three-year terms.  Petiti...
January 16, 2018

City of Sturgis continues process to form fire, ambulance districts
STURGIS, SD – A second meeting to explore forming two tax districts to provide emergency response services to Sturgis and outer areas saw more in attendance – and more ideas as to how to proceed with a process that will put  fire district and ambulance district b...
January 12, 2018

Second meeting set on proposed fire, ambulance service districts
STURGIS, SD – A second meeting on forming both a fire and ambulance district to serve the community of Sturgis and a defined area located within Meade County will be held this evening (Thurs., January 11, 2018)  at the Sturgis Community Center. A growing budget defici...
January 11, 2018

Town Hall set to discuss proposed fire and ambulance district
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday night to discuss the proposed creation of a fire and ambulance district. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the district is being proposed because of the increase in the amo...
January 3, 2018

Special commission meeting to discuss lifting burn ban
STURGIS, SD – A special meeting of the Meade County Commission is planned for today, Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  According to Commissioner Galen Niederwerder, the issue at hand is his proposal to lift the burn ban in Meade County. Rural landowners who utilize garbag...
January 3, 2018

Third annual Taste of Sturgis coming in January
STURGIS, S.D. - Mark your calendar for Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, for the third annual Taste of Sturgis – a fundraiser for the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society. The event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at Boulder Canyon Station Convention Center which is adjacent to t...
December 29, 2017

Historical Society to hold fundraiser
STURGIS, SD – The third annual Taste of Sturgis features area restaurants showcasing their favorite food in the categories of appetizer, main dish or dessert. A fundraiser the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society, the event will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 from...
December 27, 2017

Regional Health helps restore Nolin Monument in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – Regional Health Sturgis Hospital and Clinic announced that the refurbishment of the Nolin Monument has been completed. The monument honors Charles “Red” Nolin, a horseback mail carrier who was killed near the monument site in 1876. The monument i...
December 22, 2017

Commissioner Rausch-Commission conducts year-end business
STURGIS, S.D. - The Meade County Commission met in regular session on Wednesday, December 13.   The Commission received updates regarding status of the departments of the appointed officials.  One item of note is that the 4-H office will be relocating from the Erskine ...
December 20, 2017

Paige McPherson to be dedicated at Sturgis Community Center
STURGIS, SD - The Sturgis Community Center will hold a reception and ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication for the newly renovated Paige McPherson Room and Olympic Memorabilia Display on Thursday, December 21 at 4:00 PM.  The new Paige McPherson Room will be utilized for a...
December 15, 2017

Vandals damage historic Homestake mining buildings
LEAD, S.D. -  Vandals caused nearly $30,000 worth of damage to two historic buildings in the Black Hills. Built around 1919, powder houses were used to store explosives for mining by the Homestake Mining Company. Vandals put holes in the walls in one building and used wood...
December 1, 2017

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum set to begin remodeling project
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has announced the start of a major remodeling project at their current location - 999 Main Street. A fundraising campaign is also underway.  According to the Museum's webpage:  As the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum has grown i...
November 21, 2017

 


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