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Rapid City will resolve its last city council race on June 27. Laura Armstrong and Ron Sasso placed first and second in a three-way race for Ward 5, but neither…
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…
At its commission meeting on June 20, the Pennington County Commission deeded property located at 248 Curtis Street, according to KOTA News. Mayor Steve Allender addressed the commission about the…
As the weather in the Black Hills region warms, the City of Rapid City is reminding residents of water restrictions, reports KOTA News. Some city staff have directly witnessed violations…
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…
President's Plaza was supposed to revitalize Rapid City's downtown with the addition of a multimillion dollar building with parking, residental, and commerical space. However, after several years and multiple extensions,…
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai recently visited Rapid City for a roundtable discussion on telecommunications, reports KOTA News. Senator John Thune, who chairs the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science…
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…
 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…
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…
The Pennington County Commissioners held a special meeting to determine the fate of the Rochford Road project. According to the Rapid City Journal, while a decision was expected and the…
The city council election is over for most of Rapid City. Ritchie Nordstrom overcame two challengers in Ward 2 and John Roberts claimed victory by a slim margin in Ward…
The fate of the South Rochford Road project may finally be decided as Pennington County commissioners will hold a special meeting to figure out what to do with the road.…
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…
Mayor Steve Allender is prepared to present solutions to bring the Don Barnett Arena at the Civic Center into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reports KOTA News. Allender…
Rapid City hosted the ACM International Computer Programming Contest World Finals last week, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Dr. Richard Gowan, a former president of the South Dakota School of…
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.…
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