Governor Dennis Daugaard has called a special session of the SD Legislature to address the cost overruns in the construction of a new State Veterans Home in Hot Springs. The governor said that contractor bids were considerably above projections. Read more »
Special Legislative Session Called by South Dakota Governor
Mayoral Candidates Highlight Differences
As the June 4th election draws near, Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker and challenger State Senator Mark Kirkeby are working to make clear their differences. Read more »
Box Elder - Government & Citizenship
The city of Box Elder, population 7,908, is governed by a six-member city council whose members serve two-year terms. The city elects a mayor, who serves in a full-time capacity for a three-year term.
Box Elder city government also employs a public works director, a finance director and a planning and zoning coordinator.
Focus is on Issues in Rapid City Debate
Rapid City Sewer Bill Rates Questioned
At the Rapid City Legal & Finance May 1 meeting, Council member Charity Doyle questioned the city's method of determining sewer rates. Currently, residents who do not use any water in the first three months of the year are charged a default 7-unit rate, which is among the highest rates charged to residential sewer usage. The full story may be read in the Rapid City Journal and a collection of Read more »
Piedmont Water Project Update And Information
Meade County School Board Election June 4th
The Meade County School Board has three positions available in the June 4th election. According to The Meade County Times, Meade School District Superintendent Don Kirkegaard says five excellent candidates are running. The names of the candidates and their information can be found in the In Touch newsletter.
Tribes Band Together to Fight Keystone XL Pipeline
By Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle
Oglala Lakota, Mdewakantonwan Dakota Read more »
Alderman Recall Petition Reaches Halfway Point
More Lighting To Come Downtown in 2016
The Rapid City Business Improvement District has decided to install more lights on Main and St. Joseph streets. The increased lighting is intended to make the area safer and encourage more foot traffic downtown. The project is currently planned to have funding in combination from 2015 Vision funds as well as BID assessments that are paid by downtown business owners. Read more »