Governor Kristi Noem has sent a letter to the Biden administration in an effort to hold a Fourth of July fireworks show at Mount Rushmore, after the National Park Service declined to issue permits for the event.
Today, in an bid for freedom from the confines of COVID-19 and a return to normalcy, Governor Kristi Noem sent President Joe Biden a letter advocating for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration on the Forth of July.
A little more than 20 percent of the U.S. is vaccinated, keeping on track to return to normal by this summer And South Dakota ranks second in terms of vaccination rates, trailing just behind New Mexico.
An air pollution alert for dust has been issued today for the West side of Rapid City until 8 p.m. The alert was issued within the last two hours by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and relayed by the National Weather Service.
Mayor Steve Allender has proclaimed April, 5, through April, 12 as ‘Dark Sky Week’ in Rapid City, with the purpose of encouraging the community to celebrate the wonders of the night sky and to learn about responsible lighting practices to lessen light pollution.
The Sturgis Alliance of Churches brings together different Christian congregations to hold events for the community. Friday they held a “Cross Walk” where participants walked to different churches and read scripture in commemoration of Good Friday.
The National Weather Service is listing much of Western South Dakota as being under extreme fire danger. Under South Dakota law, counties can institute burn bans to mitigate that danger, and Pennington County has done just that in the wake of fires across the state.
This week the South Dakota Board of Regents approved tuition and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year. These costs, at an average increase of $104.98, or 1.1 percent, will impact students in the State’s public university system.
Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Rapid City man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, was sentenced on March, 22, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, of U.S. District Court.
The Bureau of Reclamation and South Dakota Game Fish and Parks (SDGFP) are reminding the public that due to limited winter moisture, fire restrictions for Belle Fourche Reservoir, including Rocky Point State Recreation Area, remain in place until further notice.
The VA Black Hills Health Care System is hosting a convenient Saturday Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. The event takes place on Saturday, March, 27, from 8am to 4pm at the Fort Meade Campus and Rapid City VA Clinic.
"It is massive at our level, you alluded to it, at the D II level you are tight for some revenue streams but anytime we can open up a new revenue stream for us it will be huge for student-athletes not only now but going forward,"