Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Individuals earning a minimum wage in South Dakota must work 51 hours per week in order to afford a one-bedroom apartment in South Dakota, according to a recent report by…
The Rapid City Regional Airport recently did a drill for their emergency response plan, reports KEVN.  The drill involved volunteer victims, the Rapid City Fire Department, and airport staff.  Jim…
To the elation of most in attendance, the Pennington County Commissioners passed the resolution to start work on improving South Rochford Road. According to the Rapid City Journal, the project…
The Black Hills Community Bank recently donated $1,000 to Rapid City Collective Impact in order to help the initiative address food insecurity in the region, reports KOTA News. The funds…
After its move in mid-May, the Black Hills Farmers Market is thriving at its new location in east Rapid City, reports KOTA News. The new location at 145 East Omaha…
Governor Daugaard proclaimed June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day reports the Butte County Post.  Governor Daugaard issued a press release stating that approximately 5 million older persons are abused, neglected…
The South Dakota Department of Health released a statement saying the first case of West Nile Virus for 2017 was found in a man over 60 in Davison county reports…
The Golden Coyote training exercise will take place over the next two weeks in the Black Hills reports the Rapid City Journal.  Thirteen states, two territories, and one national territory…
Forty-five years ago on June 9, 1972, torrential rains caused the Canyon Lake Dam to fail and sent water rushing through Rapid CIty. More than ten inches of rainfall over…
On June 3, 1937 Earl Brockelsby first opened the doors of Reptile Gardens with a modest display of live rattlesnakes. Eighty years later, the business is one of the most…
The Department of Defense is asserting that they have too much infrastructure, reports KOTA News. Across all branches, the department reported an excess of 20 percent in infrastructure and 35 percent…
The Black Hills Area Community Foundation recently awarded $103,000 across 26 area nonprofits, according to KOTA News. The awards will support efforts to promote art, the environment, education and more…
While summer months can be challenging for some students, there are several free resources available to children in Rapid City, reports KOTA News. One free program that will continue through…
Summer officially begins June 21st, with warmer weather means more events in the Black Hills, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The Rapid City Journal partnered with their weekly newspaper partners…
In May 1912, the Rapid City Business Men’s club called a meeting to discuss the development of central organization to develop tourism in the region, as originally reported in The…
Although rain has predominated the forecast in the region for the past week, the northern Black Hiills are still below average precipitation levels for this time of year, reports the…
"Mental Health First Aid Training: Military Members, Veterans, & Their Families" was a seminar hosted by the Front Porch Coalition, reports the Rapid City Journal.  The seminar gave survivors a…
State and local officials are hoping that good weather and low gasoline prices will help spur a successful tourist season this year. According to the Rapid City Journal, a better-than-average…
The Spearfish City Council recently approved a lease request made by Dale Bakke for a hangar space at the Black Hills Airport, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The hangar, which…
The City of Rapid City announced Dale Tech will be the Director of Public Works announced the Rapid City Journal. Tech acted as the interim director for 16 months but…
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