City Attorney Joel Landeen presented six options to the Rapid City Council for creating a policy on the council invocation. The council chose the last option, to continue with no policy on the start-of-meeting prayer. The City Council had been asked by the Freedom from Religion Foundation to end the prayer, as it was a civil rights violation. According to the Rapid City Journal, the council will look at ways to defend against any lawsuits brought against it.
The issue of prayer at council meetings can be followed in the archive.