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September 15, 2021

Meade 46-1 Superintendent submits resignation

STURGIS, S.D. – The Superintendent of the Meade 46-1 School District has submitted his resignation. Don Kirkegaard tendered his resignation at this week’s school board meeting. His resignation will become effective June 30, 2022, meaning he will finish off the 2021-2022 school year. The Meade 46-1 School Board had said that Kirkegaard would be brought […]

September 14, 2021

Meade 46-1 School Board discusses possible purchase of property in Piedmont-Summerset for future growth

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade School Board on Monday discussed anticipated future growth in the Piedmont and Summerset areas. That projected future growth has the district discussing a possible purchase of 8 acres of property adjacent to Stagebarn Middle School. Dr. George Jenter has offered the property to the district for one million dollars. The […]

September 10, 2021

American Legion Riders Post 164 “Backs the Blue;” 9-11 survivors parade through Black Hills

STURGIS, S.D. – As the 20 year observance of the attacks on America dawns, the American Legion Riders Post 164 made the rounds Friday to support the area’s law enforcement agencies. Post 164 made stops in Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Whitewood, Lead-Deadwood and Sturgis as part of their “Ride to Back the Blue.” At each stop, […]

September 9, 2021

Sturgis Council continues discussion on medical cannabis at this week’s meeting

STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis continued its work on its ordinances related to medical cannabis this week. Council members passed second reading of an ordinance that will set up zoning areas for it. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the ordinance says medical cannabis testing facilities or growing operations will be limited to […]

September 9, 2021

Fire season not at an end, fire watch continues

RAPID CITY, SD – Just as the summer is winding down, the heat is ramping up, with temperatures expected to approach triple digits in the Rapid City area through tomorrow (Fri., Sept. 10). Tessa Jaeger, public information officer for the Rapid City Fire Department, said the difference between firefighting on an 80 degree day and […]

September 8, 2021

D-O-T announces surface treatment work in Boulder Canyon next week

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will be applying High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST) on various routes in the Rapid City Region. U.S. Highway 14A – Boulder Canyon between Sturgis and Deadwood is scheduled for Monday, September 13, through Wednesday, September 22. Traffic will be reduced to one lane […]

September 8, 2021

Farmer’s Market group applies for Vision Funds

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Requests for Rapid City Vision Fund made in 2021 total more than $62 million. The Black Hills Farmers Market is one of the 28 organizations that applied for funding through the project. For over 30 years, the market has highlighted local produce, meats and vendors, allowing them a place to showcase […]

September 8, 2021

Sturgis Council approves second reading of 2022 Budget

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Council members passed second and final reading of their 2022 budget Monday night. The 2022 budget is approximately $30.4 million – up a bit from the first reading following some changes. The biggest change will be the addition of some Tax Increment Finance money that has been approved. Sturgis City Manager […]

September 3, 2021

Triceratops skeleton found in Meade County up for auction in Paris

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – The remains of the world’s largest Triceratops that was found in Meade County is selling at auction in Paris. The 66-million-year-old skeleton, named “Big John” is expected to fetch more than 1.7 million dollars. The first pieces of bone unearthed by paleontologists was in 2014. Sixty percent of the 26 foot […]

September 2, 2021

Newell Labor Day Celebration hosts thousands from community, surrounding areas

NEWELL, SD – A small community puts on a really big show when the annual Newell Labor Day Celebration gets underway, Sept. 4-6. The iconic event attracts people from hundreds of miles, all looking to wrap up summer fun with one last blast over the Labor Day weekend. From Ranch Rodeo to Tractor Pulls, the […]