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June 24, 2022

Vehicle destroyed by fire Friday morning in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – Fire crews from Sturgis and Ft. Meade responded to a vehicle fire behind the McDonald’s restaurant Friday morning. Sturgis Fire Chief Scott Lensegrav says when they arrived it was engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked next to a Municipal Well House. Lensegrav says minor damage to well house was reported, and […]

June 22, 2022

SDDOT and Meade County Seek Public Input into Meade County Master Transportation Plan Study

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Meade County, will hold public meeting open houses to gather public input on the draft Meade County Master Transportation Plan. These public meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations: Date Location Address City Tues., June […]

June 22, 2022

Department of Transportation holds open house Tuesday for Lazelle Street Corridor Study

STURGIS, S.D. – The Department of Transportation held a public open house last night in Sturgis to gather input and ideas for the Lazelle Street Corridor Study. A corridor planning study is being performed for a portion of the US Highway 14 Alternate (US14A) / SD Highway 34 (SD34) corridor in Meade County, SD, also […]

June 21, 2022

Sturgis Council approves resolutions for proposed new apartment complex

STURGIS – The Sturgis City Council Monday night approved a zoning change request to allow for the construction of a new 14-unit apartment complex on 12th Street. P-S-I Family, LLP was seeking a zoning change from highway service to medium density residential. Rod Bradley with P-S-I says they are planning on building a two story, […]

June 21, 2022

Sturgis Council to further discuss strain of having two big events the same weekend

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council has begun discussions regarding a conflict between two events that happen in Sturgis on the same weekend. The Sturgis Camaro Rally and Black Hills 100 are held the same weekend – the fourth weekend in June – and there of concerns of significant overflow on the community’s hotels. […]

June 21, 2022

Sturgis Council okays second year of open container for Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – For the second year in a row, the Sturgis City Council has approved open container for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 2021 was the first year the council approved lifting the open container ordinance on a trial basis. The trial was considered a success and this year, the council is making a few […]

June 20, 2022

Sturgis man hurt in motorcycle crash on Exit 32 off ramp

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis area first responders and the highway patrol responded to a single motorcycle crash Monday afternoon. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 62-year-old man from Sturgis was riding a 2009 Harley Davidson westbound on I-90 when he took the Exit 32 off ramp, and lost control while downshifting. The operator laid […]

June 17, 2022

SURF Foundation closing in on fundraising goal for Sacred Circle Garden

DEADWOOD, S.D. – The Sanford Underground Research Facility Foundation is closing in on its fundraising goal of $800,000 to build a Cangleska Wakan, or Sacred Circle Garden. Lakota in origin, Cangleska Wakan reminds us that everything in the universe is connected. Staci Miller, Foundation Director, says they want to create a space to protect, respect […]

June 17, 2022

Ag Field School set for western South Dakota

STURGIS, SD – A West River Field School will focus on the diverse nature of agriculture in western South Dakota and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with SDSU Extension specialists. SDSU Extension will host the West River Field School on June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT […]

June 16, 2022

Meade County Commission moves to July further discussion of proposed boundary change to rural ambulance district

STURGIS — The Meade County Commission has decided to continue a public hearing to change the boundaries of the Meade County Rural Ambulance Tax District to their July meeting. The decision comes after a question as to whether or not the group must schedule a special election to approve the change, or if the election […]