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November 23, 2022

Meade County Commission passes second reading of shooting range ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade County Commission yesterday passed second and final reading of a new ordinance that will add some teeth on building a shooting range within the county. The ordinance was drafted in response to plans by the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks to build a 400-acre public shooting range in southeast […]

November 22, 2022

Sturgis Council passes TIF to help pay for new Sturgis Adventure Park

STURGIS, S.D. – A proposed Sturgis Lakeside Adventure Park took a big step forward as the City Council approved a Tax Increment Finance District to help pay for it Monday night. TIF District #25 was approved unanimously and is expected to raise approximately $4 million to be used for associated costs of the park and […]

November 19, 2022

28th Annual Sturgis Festival of Trees held Friday Night

STURGIS, S.D. – the 28th Annual Sturgis Festival of Trees was held Friday night at First Interstate Bank. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Sturgis Greater Area Foundation and the Hospice of the Northern Hills. The Foundation helps many non-profit organizations in the area. Early estimates from last night’s auction are in excess […]

November 17, 2022

South Dakota Local Foods Conference brings producers, consumers, retailers together

STURGIS, SD – The South Dakota Local Foods Conference is back in person this year at the Sturgis Community Center on November 17th-19th, 2022. This year’s conference will kick off Thursday, Nov. 17 with a mixer open to the public at the Sturgis Brewing Company, followed by a weekend of presentations by agricultural experts from […]

November 16, 2022

Planning Commission sends TIF plan to Sturgis City Council

STURGIS – The Sturgis Planning Commission has recommended approval of a Tax Increment Financing District for the Vancocker Development in south Sturgis that will help to finance the new Sturgis Adventure Park. Commission members Alex Usera, Alex Moravec, Aaron Rabenberg and Richelle Bruch voted unanimously in favor of the TIF. Members Dusty Kirk, Dustin Bostrom […]

November 16, 2022

Sturgis Planning Commission approves TIF District 25; Sturgis Adventure Park proposal

STURGIS, S.D. – Next up for the Sturgis Adventure Park and relating Tax Increment Financing District is the Sturgis City Council. That, after the planning commission approved the plan last night. At its Tuesday night meeting, the Sturgis Planning Commission approved recommendation of TIF District #25 – the Vanocker Canyon Estates and proposed Sturgis Adventure […]

November 15, 2022

Meade 46-1 School Board tackles Williams Middle School re-roofing project bids Monday night

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board met Monday night for their November meeting and on the agenda, the Williams Middle School re-roof project. The board rejected a bid from All American Roofing and Sales, Inc. for the project due to unsatisfactory payment terms of 40% down upon acceptance of the bid as defined […]

November 15, 2022

Sturgis staff gather for annual Legislative Breakfast

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis staff gathered Tuesday morning for the annual Legislative Breakfast. The event is an opportunity for city staff to share information with Legislators, the state’s Congressional delegation and representatives of the Municipal League on issues of importance to the city. Among those speaking was Sturgis Police Department Patrolman Jerred […]

November 15, 2022

Meade County joins others with contribution for proposed Missouri River pipeline

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade County Commission has approved a $7,500 contribution that will go toward building a proposed pipeline that would bring water from the Missouri River to Western South Dakota. The county last week approved the request from the Western Dakota Regional Water System. Cheryl Chapman, who is executive director of the nonprofit […]

November 11, 2022

Veterans Day activities being held across the Meade 46-1 School District

STURGIS, S.D. – It is Veterans Day, and the Meade 46-1 School District will be holding special activities, programs and assemblies to thank and honor those who have served or are serving in the military. At Sturgis Elementary, the Color Guard will be on hand to play taps at the flagpole for the students at […]