Main Street Square reopens its water fountains to the public

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Main Street Square’s water fountains have finally opened and just in time for the summer heat. Parents and kids alike have been anticipating being able to splash around and get out of the house. Dan Senftner, President of Destination Rapid City, said “And of course all of the swimming pools are closed in the city, and…

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Rushmore Hall emergency homeless shelter to be moved

RAPID CITY, S.D. — While the emergency homeless shelter at the civic center will be closing soon, it’s not going away, just moving and being downsized. The 100 bed shelter was setup at Rushmore Hall to give the homeless population a place to recover should they contract the coronavirus. However, the highest number of people staying at the shelter on…

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Drought conditions in South Dakota increase chances of wildfire

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Drought in South Dakota is tracked by using the drought meter, which focuses on broad scale conditions. South Dakota is experiencing D-0 and D-1 drought. D-0 meaning it is abnormally dry and grain and pasture growth will be stunted in those areas. And D-1 means it is moderately dry making pasture and water supplies decline, putting…

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Rapid City mayor warns against damaging president statues

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender talked about the presidential statues downtown during a live update on Wednesday as protesters take down states and monuments around the country. The mayor says while statues of historical figures who were confederate leaders or slave owners have been ripped down from their pedestals, Rapid City is the city of presidents,…

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Construction of Rapid City’s “The Monument” moves to the next stage

RAPID CITY, S.D. — After a foundation had been laid in the winter for Rapid City’s Civic Center expansion that will become “The Monument” — Scull and Mortensen Consturction are now working with steel. Steel erectors are being used to support the structure that will eventually become the arena. Dave Richardson, Senior Project Manager, said “We have over roughly about…

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