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In October, SpartanNash will close three grocery stores in Rapid City, reports the South Dakota Public Broadcasting.  Two Family Thrift stores and a Prairie Market store will close in October.…
As the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ended this past weekend, Department of Transportation officials have reported that this year's rally was nearly 4.5 percent bigger over last years event.…
Hill City is known for being “The Heart of the Hills,” and as one would expect from a town with such a moniker, it has had its ups and downs.…
Each year, Keystone—a small town of less than five-hundred permanent residents—sees millions of visitors from around the world pass through on their way to witness one of America’s prized national…
After a rough start to the Summer Nights series due to numerous incidents involving unsupervised teens and after issuing an appeal to parents to check on their children, the Rapid…
The Great American Book Festival (GABFest) will take place over Labor Day weekend at Main Street Square, reports the Rapid City Journal.  Award winning authors from across the country are…
At a recent Freeman Chautauqua, South Dakota journalists emphasized that the rise of fake news demanded better journalism practices, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The journalists also discussed the challenges…
In a flashback to 2014-2015, the Rapid City Council will decide what to do with the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, but the final say may go to the voters. While…
Rapid City's The Journey Museum turned a profit in 2016. The Rapid City Journal reports this is the first time that has happened in five years. The Journey had grown…
On June 15, a grand opening was held for the Deadwood Welcome Center, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Local and state dignitaries attended the event and noted the center’s potential…
Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender will give a public presentation about the Civic Center on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Rapid City Journal announced this will be the first…
Last Wednesday, Freemasons celebrated the placement of a new marker and interpretive panel at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood that provides information on the Celestial Lodge found in the Masonic…
 Visit the Rapid City Public Library and Black Hills Knowledge Network's Biblioboard collection of photographs featuring commercial damage, residential damage, and community damage caused by the flood.
Keith Johnson joined the Rapid City Engineering Department in 1973, reports the Rapid City Journal.  He will be retiring on June 9, 2017 – the 45th Anniversary of the 1972…
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…
Rapid City reached an agreement with the Department of Justice in 2014 to bring the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center into compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The agreement…
Elected when he was just 28 years old, Don Barnett was Rapid City's youngest mayor when Canyon Lake Dam failed on June 9, 1972. The 1972 Flood would be a defining…
Although he was elected governor in 1954 by a wide margin, decorated World War II veteran Joe Foss made an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 1950 when he faced off against incumbent Attorney General…
Main Street Square and Downtown Rapid City coordinate to feature a variety of musicians each Thursday, reports the Rapid City Journal.  This year, the series will feature 27 different bands.…
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…
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