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  • BHKN Digital Archives Collections

    BHKN Digital Archives Collections

    The Black Hills Knowledge Network partners with 13 local libraries and communities to aggregate historical documents and photos. They are hosted on a site called  BiblioBoard  

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  • What Content Would You Like to See on the BHKN?

    What Content Would You Like to See on the BHKN?

    The Black Hills Knowledge Network is seeking user feedback regarding your use of BHKN resources as well as additional content you would like to see on

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  • 2017 Rapid City Council Candidate Profiles

    2017 Rapid City Council Candidate Profiles

    The Black Hills Knowledge Network has compiled a profile of candidates for Rapid City Council. Each candidate was contacted regarding the profile and offered an

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  • Spearfish Residents Express Interest in Serving on Rural Fire Protection District Board

    Spearfish Residents Express Interest in Serving on Rural Fire Protection District Board

    After the approval of the Spearfish Rural Fire Protection District in April, 17 individuals have submitted petitions to serve on the district’s board, reports the

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  • Rapid City Launches Follow Up Feedback Survey for City Hall

    Rapid City Launches Follow Up Feedback Survey for City Hall

    In an effort to improve services offered at the City School Administration Center, the City of Rapid City has launched its second survey to solicit

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  • IN HISTORY: Rattlesnakes, Rock Art and a Lookout Tower Featured at Reptile Gardens Opening in 1937

    IN HISTORY: Rattlesnakes, Rock Art and a Lookout Tower Featured at Reptile Gardens Opening in 1937

    In mid-May 1937, tourists began arriving at Reptile Gardens. There was only one problem: the construction of the building was not complete. Not wanting to

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The 2012 Census of Agriculture may present a skewed picture of the state of agriculture in South Dakota due to the drought of 2012. South Dakota data for livestock and crop production is lower than average due to the drought.  Agriculture economist, Matthew Diersen, cautions researchers to supplement the data from the Agriculture Census with data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the Economic Research Service, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The Census of Agriculture is taken every five years and is used by producers, government officials, and businesses to make policies and business plans related to agriculture. See also the Black Hills Knowledge Network's document library for more information about the drought of 2012 and agriculture in South Dakota.

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Community_Data.pngHome to more than 833,354 people, South Dakota is now growing faster than the U.S. as a whole. Visit the South Dakota Dashboard to view the latest state statistics.

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Mt_Rushmore.pngThe Black Hills Knowledge Network offers a variety of digital research tools and resources to access historical items from the Black Hills Region..

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Resources.pngOur team has compiled browsable lists  of community issues by topic, with each page linking to background stories on issues pertinent to the Black Hills region.

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