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For the last several years, a group of local researchers have been examining the history of the Rapid City Indian School and the surrounding property. For a full overview of their preliminary findings, including a history of the Rapid City Indian School, please see document attached below, entitled "An Inconvenient…
As the South Dakota Legislature begins the 2018 session, you can find the information you need to understand the legislative process on this page, including what laws are being proposed and how you can make sure your voice is heard.  South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council The official website…
As the South Dakota Legislature begins the 2016 session, you can find the information you need to understand the legislative process on this page, including what laws are being proposed and how you can make sure your voice is heard.  South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council The official website…
As the South Dakota Legislature begins the 2015 session, you can find the information you need to understand the legislative process on this page, including what laws are being proposed and how you can make sure your voice is heard. South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council The official website…
President Calvin Coolidge chose to spend the summer in the Black Hills during a pivotal year in the history of the United States and South Dakota. Against the backdrop of the roaring twenties on Wall Street, a farm crisis brewed in the Midwest with bank failures that foreshadowed the Great…
The Black Hills Knowledge Network is an online community information service that connects people to local information and ideas within the Black Hills region. We work with librarians and community organizations to aggregate and organize local news, resources, data and historical archives from a variety of sources. We seek to…
In addition to the Digital Archives on the Black Hills Knowledge Network, there are other community archival resources available. Please see our complete list below: Tour downtown Rapid City to learn about the history of several historic buildings,such as the Duhamel building and Alex Johnson Hotel.  Tour Deadwood online or take a walking…
Whitewood has a very colorful history, Black Hills Pioneer reports. Whitewood was founded in 1877 and incorporated into a city in 1888. Like many other places in the Black Hills, the need for a town close to a gold mining camp was one of the reasons Whitewood came into existence. Pioneer…
As the South Dakota Legislature begins the 2014 session, you can find the information you need to understand the legislative process on this page, including what laws are being proposed and learn how you can make sure your voice is heard.   South Dakota Legislature - Legislative Research Council The official…
The Rapid City Flood Memorial, located within Memorial Park, stands as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragic flood of 1972. Below are the names of the people who died in the June 9, 1972 flood, as compiled by the city of Rapid City. 238 people…
These are current or recent cases involving the City Attorney's office. Highmark, Inc, vs City of Rapid City vs Northwest Pipe Company | Hookah Lounges and Smoking | Building Code Violations | Challenge to Invocation Before Council Meetings | Meidinger v. City of Rapid City et al. Highmark, Inc vs City of Rapid City…
Group of five state's attorneys appointed by the attorney general for dealing with Open Meetings complaints. http://atg.sd.gov/OpenGovernment/OpenMeetingsCommission.aspx Office of the Attorney General 1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 1 Pierre SD 57501-8501 Phone (Routine Business): (605) 773-3215 TTY: (605) 773-6585 (For the Hearing Impaired) Fax: (605) 773-4106 Check FAQ for how…
Many of the best photographs and most important documents that tell the history of our community are in boxes, file drawers and basements in businesses, churches, service clubs and organizations in Rapid City. The Rapid City Community Archives Survey offers you a glimpse into these fascinating collections.  Background With a…
Sustainability Education Resource List List of links to pertinent and educational sites Resources List of sites that provide tools and guidance to cities looking to go green Links to Energy Conservation & Alternative Energy Resources Sites are provided that list advice on where energy can be conserved as well as provides…
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Online collections of pictures tell the history of our area and allow the viewer to experience the past. These collections are from many sources, including the Digital Library of South Dakota and the Library of Congress among others.   Black Hills Knowledge Network Digital Archives The Black Hills Knowledge Network…
  With one of the most famous pieces of sculpture in the world, it's not surprising that the arts play an important part in the culture of the Black Hills. Despite its size, Mount Rushmore reflects only the granite high-point of an energetic and dynamic arts scene that includes muscians,…

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