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July 14, 2021

Monument Health Sturgis opens recently renovated and upgraded Emergency Department

STURGIS, S.D. – The recently renovated and upgraded Emergency Department is now open for business at Monument Health Sturgis Hospital. The construction project took about six months and added additional space, private rooms, updates to furnishings and fixtures, staff enhancements for charting and dictation, a behavioral health safe room and even a negative airflow system. […]

July 13, 2021

Meade County Commission passes open fire burn ban

STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Commission on Tuesday passed a ban on open fires within the county due to dry conditions. The ban regulates campfires, fireworks and other incendiary devices. Commissioners say the current drought conditions led to the decision. For purposes of the resolution, “Open Fire” means any outdoor fire, including campfires, that […]

July 11, 2021

Sturgis Airport holds ‘Wings ‘N Wheels’ event

STURGIS, S.D. —The Sturgis Municipal Airport hosted a Wings ‘N Wheels event over the weekend, highlighting classic cars and airplanes. Organized by the city of Sturgis and Sturgis Airport, the event provided people with a fun way to get out during the summer. City of Sturgis Director Planning, Dave Smith, says this was the first […]

July 8, 2021

Sturgis Municipal Airport to host weekend event

STURGIS, SD – From fly-in’s to a car show, the “Wings ‘N Wheels,” event offers an entertaining variety of sights. Set for Saturday, July 10 at the Sturgis Municipal Airport, the event is family-friendly with lunch provided.  While admission is free, goodwill donations are appreciated. Earlier this year, the Sturgis City Council approved a $345,000 […]

July 8, 2021

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program welcomes youth to Black Hills

CAMP RAPID, SD –  Civil Air Patrol members from across the country will be in Rapid City July 10-18 for the 2021 Joint Dakota Encampment. Hosted by the North Dakota and South Dakota CAP Wings at Camp Rapid, nearly 175 staff and students will come from all eight CAP regions and 16 states. “Encampments are […]

July 6, 2021

Sturgis Police see busy Fourth of July period responding to fireworks related calls

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Police say they were very busy over the holiday weekend, responding to fireworks-related calls. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says they took 27 fireworks-related calls between June 28th and July 6th. He says it seemed busier this year. “It did seem we had more issues with the fireworks this year then […]

July 2, 2021

SoDak Grown Punch Card Program connects more producers, consumers

PIERRE, SD – Dakota Rural Action’s SoDak Grown Punch Card program has expanded this year to 12 locations across the state. Spokesperson Stephanie Peterson says a major goal of the program is to bring producers and consumers closer together and get South Dakota grown food out to those consumers. “We are trying to build a […]

July 1, 2021

Sturgis City Council gets preview of 2022 budget with lower property taxes

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis City Council members got their first look at the 2022 budget at special meeting held this week. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the city is looking at a $23 million dollar budget – about $1.2-million more than 2021. The city is receiving an additional $1.17 million dollars from the American […]

June 24, 2021

Robin Shrake selected as next Meade County Treasurer

STURGIS, S.D. – The Board of Meade County Commissioners announces that- following a thorough candidate search and competitive process- they have selected Robin Shrake as the Meade County Treasurer. The appointment follows a recent vacancy in this elected office and will be effective on July 12, 2021. Shrake was born and raised in Lead, SD. […]

June 24, 2021

Sturgis Indian Motorcycle will offer motorcycle rentals

STURGIS, S.D. – Despite being America’s first motorcycle company Indian Motorcycle has never stopped evolving and today announced new rental locations throughout the United States and Canada. Sturgis is one of the 14 new Indian Motorcycle Rental affiliates, allowing riders to now have the opportunity to rent a new Indian motorcycle for as short as […]