May 18, 2021

Sturgis Council passes first reading of changes to Downtown Business Improvement District ordinance

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Council passed first reading of an ordinance Monday night that will raise the per linear foot annual fee that business pay in the Downtown Business Improvement District. The district was formed in 2013 to come up with ways to enhance and grow the downtown corridor. The new ordinance will raise the […]

May 17, 2021

Sturgis Council okays one year trial run for open container at Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – On a 7-2 vote, the Sturgis Council Monday night voted to allow open container on Main Street during this year’s Motorcycle Rally. City leaders say allowing open containers during the rally offers several positives, including giving visitors a more relaxed, inviting experience downtown as well as offering a new revenue stream for […]

May 17, 2021

New state law opens up three new off-sale liquor licenses for Meade County

STURGIS, S.D. – A new state law that takes effect in July means Meade County will offer three new off-sale liquor licenses at their July meeting. The Legislature amended state law that allows county government to distribute licenses that would let businesses sell package liquor for off-site consumption. There are five locations within Meade County […]

May 15, 2021

‘Glitz & Glam’ is theme for REALTORS for Kids Benefit Auction

DEADWOOD, SD – With a mission to create more opportunities for kids, the REALTORS for Kids has announced plans for its 18th annual benefit auction. Over 400 people are expected to attend the event that is set for Friday, May 21 at The Lodge in Deadwood. The Glitz and Glam themed event will start the […]

May 14, 2021

SD Guard engineers complete construction project at Bear Butte

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Soldiers with the South Dakota National Guard’s 842nd Engineer Company refurbished the observation deck near the summit of Bear Butte as part of an Innovative Readiness Training project. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Bear Butte State Park officials partnered with the SDNG to replace the weathered platform decking and […]

May 13, 2021

Sturgis unveils new logo, branding campaign for Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis has unveiled a new logo and branding campaign for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. City leaders say the new branding identity will begin with logos, messaging, and creative elements and will continue to grow across many channels in coming years. The new brand follows on the heels of […]

May 13, 2021

“We’re educators, not indoctrinators:” Meade District Superintendent considers ‘1776 Pledge’

STURGIS, SD – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) announced  that she has signed the “1776 Pledge to Save Our Schools” but has not given any directives to school districts, administrators and educators to do the same. But if they don’t, she is clear about what she will do to replace them. Meade School District […]

May 12, 2021

Candidates for Meade 46-1 School Board hold forum Wednesday night

STURGIS, S.D. – The six candidates running for three spots on the Meade 46-1 School Board answered questions during a candidate’s forum held by the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce Wednesday night. The six candidates are Kassi Barry of New Underwood, Terry Koontz of Sturgis, Aaron Odegaard of Black Hawk, Megan Snyder of Sturgis, Sheila Trask […]

May 12, 2021

Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer resigns

STURGIS, S.D. – After more than 28 years of service, Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer has tendered her resignation. She made her announcement during Tuesday’s Meade County Commission meeting. In a release, Schieffer said it had been a “great honor to serve as Auditor on behalf of the citizens of Meade County,” and that it […]

May 11, 2021

Meade County Commission okays equipment agreement with firefighters

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade County Commission on Tuesday approved an agreement with rural Meade County firefighters to use county equipment if needed in fighting a large wildfire. Rural firefighters had approached the commission with their request last month in hopes of making it easier to call upon the county’s highway department staff in case […]