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  • BHKN Now Hiring Regional Economist and Project Director

    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

    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    The Black Hills Knowledge Network partners with 13 local libraries and communities to aggregate historical documents and photos.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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  • Spearfish Chamber of Commerce Hosts Weekly Networking Event

    Spearfish Chamber of Commerce Hosts Weekly Networking Event

    The Spearfish Chamber of Commerce has begun hosting a networking event every Thursday from 8-9 a.m., reports the Black Hills Pioneer . The idea for the

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  • Belle Fourche Receives $2.4 Million Loan for Water and Sewer Improvement

    Belle Fourche Receives $2.4 Million Loan for Water and Sewer Improvement

    The State Board of Water and Natural resources (DENR) approved two loans to improve the water and sewer systems in Belle Fourche, reports the Black

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  • Rapid City’s Youth Transit Ridership Continues to Rise

    Rapid City’s Youth Transit Ridership Continues to Rise

    The number of Rapid City youth choosing to take RapidRide increased by 27.7 percent in December, according to a city news release . Although school was

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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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Historical Photos & Documents Online

Mt_Rushmore.pngOnline collections of pictures tell the history of our area and allow the viewer to experience the past. These collections are from...

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Resources.pngOur team has compiled browsable lists of resource pages, an elected officials database, a Black Hills nonprofit listing, and access to statewide data using...

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  • Spearfish Posts $43.7 Million Building Valuation In 2016
    Spearfish Posts $43.7 Million Building Valuation In 2016 At the close of 2016, the City of Spearfish realized $43.7 million in building project valuations, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. In 2016, 453 permits…
    Written on Monday, 16 January 2017 23:07
  • Rapid City Mayor Announces 2017 Goals
    Rapid City Mayor Announces 2017 Goals In a press conference, Mayor Allender presented what Rapid City had accomplished in 2016 along with his priorities for 2017. The 2016 Progress Report touches…
    Written on Monday, 16 January 2017 18:08
  • Rapid City Launches New Utility System January 30
    Rapid City Launches New Utility System January 30 Beginning January 30, residents of Rapid City will be issued new utility account numbers and will be able to pay their bills online, according to…
    Written on Monday, 16 January 2017 16:43
  • Hot Springs VA Relocation At A Standstill
    Hot Springs VA Relocation At A Standstill While U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob McDonald issued a decision to relocate most of the VA services in Hot Springs to Rapid…
    Written on Monday, 16 January 2017 15:59
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