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November 26, 2021

Sturgis Council discussing food truck ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – In the past few years, the popularity of mobile food vendors or food trucks has substantially increased. The increase is a result of the many events occurring throughout the year and also stems from the inability to secure brick-and-mortar business locations within the city. The State generally regulates mobile food vendor health […]

November 26, 2021

Sturgis, Meade County close taking applications for medical cannabis dispensaries

STURGIS —Meade County and the city of Sturgis closed taking applications this past week for medical cannabis dispensary licenses. Sturgis city officials say they received 18 applications for six locations. Two of those submitted multiple applications to increase their odds of getting one of the two available dispensary licenses. A lottery will be held to […]

November 26, 2021

Sturgis, SD native appointed as Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army

WASHINGTON, DC – A retired United States Army major general from Sturgis, S.D.,  who served as acting Director of the Army National Guard, now has a new role with the U.S. Army. Raymond Carpenter has been appointed as a new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during an investiture ceremony on November […]

November 26, 2021

Whitewood area family loses home in Thanksgiving Day fire

WHITEWOOD, S.D. – A Whitewood area family had their home significantly damaged by fire on Thanksgiving Day. In a Facebook Post, Kevin and Alicia Rhoades say it appears a grill started the fire. The family writes the grill was set to “clean” mode and it malfunctioned starting the fire. In photos shared by the family, […]

November 22, 2021

Sturgis Festival of Trees raises nearly $46,000 for hospice, Greater Sturgis Area Fund

STURGIS — This year’s Festival of Trees in Sturgis raised about $46,000 this year. Funds raised benefit both Hospice of the Northern Hills and the Greater Sturgis Area Fund. The 27th annual event was held this past Friday at First Interstate Bank. This year’s event featured both live and silent auction items. Last year, the […]

November 18, 2021

Talk on the sidewalk – Sturgis Council discussing sidewalk ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council has begun discussion on revisions to its sidewalks ordinance. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says they are looking at making some changes to coincide with state law and to address some concerns from residents. “We are trying to shorten the process so that if someone needs to make […]

November 17, 2021

Sturgis fire crews put out garage fire Wednesday afternoon

STURGIS, S.D. – Fire crews in Sturgis responded to a garage fire Wednesday afternoon. The garage was located on ninth street, behind the Lazelle Street Le Salon. When fire crews arrived around 3:00 p.m., smoke and some flame were seen coming from the structure. Crews worked quickly to knock down the fire, which damaged the […]

November 16, 2021

Sturgis lending support to improve retirement benefits for E.M.T.’s

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis is lending its support to improve retirement benefits for its E.M.T.’s. Currently, the state of South Dakota has three classifications of municipal employees. Class B retirement covers professions such as law enforcement, firefighters, and judicial – but E.M.T.’s are not included. Not part of Class B retirement, EMS […]

November 16, 2021

Sturgis Council approves second reading on changes to Camping, Use on Review, Zoning Ordinances

STURGIS, S.D. – At their meeting Monday night, Sturgis council members approved second and final reading on some changes to a couple of ordinances. The first makes several changes to the residential camping ordinance. Among the changes are limiting temporary residential camping to 21 days in a 365 day period without a permit, as well […]

November 10, 2021

Sturgis Economic Development Corp. to Receive State Workforce Recruitment Program Funds

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Economic Development Corp. is proud to announce the Governor’s Office of Economic Development has awarded the organization a workforce recruitment grant in the amount of $40,000. “The grant funds will allow us to partner with local businesses to help recruit for open positions. We are excited for this opportunity, and we […]