Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

  • BHKN Now Hiring Regional Economist and Project Director

    The Black Hills Knowledge Network (BHKN) seeks a highly qualified regional economist who will serve the Black Hills community and western South Dakota. The economist

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  • 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    The Black Hills Knowledge Network partners with 13 local libraries and communities to aggregate historical documents and photos.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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  • VA Secretary McDonald Scheduled to Visit Hot Springs November 30

     U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald is scheduled to visit Hot Springs next week, reports the Rapid City Journal . McDonald’s visit follows

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  • South Dakota Ranks Fourth in Volunteering in the U.S.

    Nearly 36 percent of South Dakota residents volunteered for various events and activities last year, which ranks fourth in the nation. According to the Rapid

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  • Citizen Vision Fund Committee Makes Recommendations For 2017

    The Citizen Vision Fund Committee has finalized its funding recommendations for 2017, according to NewsCenter 1 .

    The committee, made up of nine members, has been

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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.


Community Data

Community DataHome 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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Historical Photos & Documents Online

Historical Photos & Documents OnlineOnline collections of pictures tell the history of our area and allow the viewer to experience the past. These collections are fr...

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Resource Page IndexOur team has compiled browsable lists of topical resource pages, an elected officials database, a Black Hills nonprofit listing, and access to statewide data using the South Dakota Dashboard...

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