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The first reading of an increase for Rapid City’s water rates was approved by the city council, reports KOTA News. The ordinance will increase water rates by 43 percent over…
In his third public presentation, Mayor Steve Allender presented two options to bring the Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.…
The Rapid City Council is considering a five-year utility rate plan which may result in higher water bills for Rapid City residents next year. According to KOTA News, a recent…
Teachers in the Rapid City Area School District received a salary increase of more than nine percent last year, as reported by KOTA News. This increase is slightly over the…
At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, RapidRide experienced a 46.9 percent increase in student ridership. According to KOTA News, there were 11,695 youth passengers in September 2017 over…
The Rapid City Council denied an appeal made by a developer of a proposed subdivision intended for affordable housing, reports the Rapid City Journal. The developer had requested that the…
The Rapid City Council recently approved a reallocation of a two percent sales tax beginning in 2018, reports KOTA News. The reallocation will be directed toward improvements to the city’s…
Major renovations are currently in progress at Robbinsdale Park, according to KOTA News. As a result, the park will be closed until May 2018. Construction crews are currently updating the…
The Rapid City Council recently voted to increase the capital improvement fund to $3.4 million on September 19, reports KOTA News. The increase in funding will be used to improve…
The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently set standardized wait times for its patients, reports KOTA News. The agency implemented a 28-day wait for scheduled primary care visits and 48-hour waits…
Just three years ago on September 11, 2014, Rapid City received its earliest snowfall since weather records in the region began in 1888. Prior to the September 2014 storm, the…
The first public meeting to discuss the future of the Barnett Arena was recently held by Mayor Steve Allender, reports KOTA News. Two plans were presented to the public. One…
The Rapid City Education Association and Rapid City Area Schools are still in negotiations concerning this year’s contract for the district’s teachers, reports KOTA News. While the teacher’s union requested…
United Way of the Black Hills held their annual Day of Caring fundraiser on Thursday, September 7th. Approximately 1,000 volunteers contributed to 79 different projects, reports the Rapid City Journal and…
At the September fifth Rapid City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Allender proposed alterations to city sales tax revenue allocations, reports the Rapid City Journal. Under the proposed changes, the percentage…
The Rapid City Council approved a one percent property tax increase earlier this week, reports the Rapid City Journal. Rate increases, based on property valuation assessments that will be finalized…
Students at Rapid City Area Schools will be able to select healthier meal items this school year, according to KOTA News. The new menu line is called “Rapid Choice Collection”…
The Mystic Ranger District Office, located at 8221 Mount Rushmore Road in Rapid City will remain open ahead of a fee increase slated for the Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass,…
With its recent opening of a retail store in the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City, T-Mobile marked its first retail location in the state of South Dakota. According to KOTA…
The Rapid City Council has voted to keep funding going for two nonprofits listed by Mayor Allender for possible cuts, but others are still moving forward. According to the Rapid…
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