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SPEARFISH — 2019 saw an overall drop in building permit valuation for the city of Spearfish compared to 2018. That year, the building valuation totaled $48,873,345.57, and in 2019 that number was $36,790,880.36. However building official Tom Paisley said it was still a busy year for the buil…

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DEADWOOD — Traffic flow, street design, pedestrian access, even bump-outs and parklets, approximately 100 individuals who attended the Main Street Master Plan design charrettes held Tuesday and Wednesday offered their design dreams for a facelift of Deadwood’s Main Street.

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BELLE FOURCHE — Belle Fourche Development Corporation (BFDC) held its annual meeting Wednesday where member businesses and regional champions came together to celebrate achievements and learn about the organization’s goals for the year ahead.

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WHITEWOOD — The Whitewood Economic Development Organization (WEDO) celebrated Monday upon receiving a $10,000 development grant from Black Hills Energy.

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STURGIS — The Meade County Commission Tuesday approved first reading of two ordinances that will impact those doing business during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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SPEARFISH — As the Regional Health network undergoes a major overhaul with its name change and rebranding as Monument Health, the Spearfish branch of the health care network plans to undergo a major overhaul to its facilities including a major addition to the hospital.

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SPEARFISH — Spearfish seventh-graders will now be allowed to request to compete at a high school level per a policy updated Monday by the Spearfish School Board.

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BUTTE COUNTY — Progress on the Winkler Road Bridge, located west of Newell, is moving quickly as the bridge deck was installed last week and the structure, which has been closed since 2014, could be reopened in the next few weeks.

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SPEARFISH — It was announced this morning that Spearfish is among the top five finalists competing to be featured on season five of the hit Hulu series ”Small Business Revolution.”

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BELLE FOURCHE — For 24 years, young members of the Northern Cheyenne from Lame Deer, Mont., take a physical, and spiritual journey from Fort Robinson, Neb., to Busby, Mont., to honor their ancestors during the Fort Robinson Breakout Spiritual Run.

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Public Library staff hosted a Children’s Royal Tea Party on Saturday. About 20 children and their parents attended the tea. Children were encouraged to dress in their favorite gown and hat. The hosts served hot and cold tea along with treats such as cupcakes and bread a…

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DEADWOOD — A second stagecoach will pick up the slack in Deadwood this summer, as the city commission Monday approved a Livery Vehicle application for Jill and Todd Weber doing business as Lucky Horse. 

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Donna was born to Glenn and Ida Murray on Feb. 14, 1935, in Sturgis. She graduated from Sturgis High School and attended Black Hills State College in 1954 through May, 1955.

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DEADWOOD — When Deadwood Distillery Manager Shawn Dardis sat back and took notice, she discovered that many children frequenting Main Street were ill-equipped to endure the harsh winter weather the Hills doles out.

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SPEARFISH — The Booth Society Inc. has received a grant for $172,597 in support of its recent acquisition of 64.62 acres of vacant land adjoining the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. The funds were via the Homestake Mining Company Natural Resource Restoration Fund (HMC-NRRF).

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DEADWOOD — Monday, in an effort to set forth new snow routes to facilitate the efficient removal of snow and ice from city streets in the event of a large-scale snowstorm, the Deadwood City Commission approved the first reading of an ordinance creating emergency snow routes.

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SPEARFISH — Lawmakers return to Pierre Tuesday for the 2020 Legislative session and six local representatives visited the Pioneer office Wednesday to discuss the upcoming session.  

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STURGIS — Little George Lisko is back home again in Sturgis following surgery that repaired his faulty heart.

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SPEARFISH — “A Perfect 10 Nail and Beauty Bar” in Spearfish offers an “all natural” approach to nail and beauty care.

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RAPID CITY –– Vitalant, the nonprofit blood bank serving local Black Hills communities, has declared a critical shortage of blood as blood providers nationwide have less than a two days’ supply of necessary blood types.

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SPEARFISH — Three Northern Hills People and establishments have been inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame this year for their outstanding acts of excellence.

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SPEARFISH — Two students at Black Hills State University saved the life of their friend this fall while hiking in Spearfish Canyon. Preston Knobloch, applied health sciences major from Sioux Falls, and Alexis Venables, art major from Sartell, Minn., were recently recognized by BHSU with a Li…