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STURGIS — Official state count numbers for the 2019-2020 school year show that enrollment in the Meade School District is up by 87 students – a 3% increase.

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LEAD — The Lead-Deadwood Elementary cafeteria was swarming with delighted students and their special men in tow, as Donuts for Dads rolled into Deadwood Friday morning with force. 

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BELLE FOURCHE — Contractors working on the replacement of the Hay Creek Bridge on Eighth Avenue in Belle Fourche hope to have the project complete around the beginning of November, nearly five months after the originally anticipated completion date.

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STURGIS — The Sturgis teen accused in the death of 16-year-old Shayna Ritthaler pled not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity in court Thursday at his arraignment hearing.

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PIERRE — Upon the directive of President Donald Trump, Governor Kristi Noem todayordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on October 18, 2019, in memory of Representative Elijah E. Cummings.

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DEADWOOD — Bowls were anything but bare at Wednesday night’s Empty Bowls event, as the Deadwood Social Club kitchen crew whipped up no less than 60 gallons of steaming hot soup and preliminary numbers indicate attendees collectively donated around $3,000 for a cause heartily carried forth by…

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BELLE FOURCHE — A potential dispatch merger with Butte and Meade counties has been discussed in recent weeks and during Tuesday’s meeting of the Butte County Commission, both counties voiced willingness to get down to the nitty-gritty details.

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LEAD — There’s currently a vacant seat on the Lead-Deadwood School Board, as the resignation of board member Bob Nelson, Jr. was accepted at the Oct. 8 board meeting.

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SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Fire Department held it’s annual open house at Station No.1 Tuesday.

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DEADWOOD – The Deadwood City Commission Oct. 7 moved to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for developing a plan to extend water and sewer infrastructure into Boulder Canyon.

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SPEARFISH — Asphalt milling is scheduled for, Wednesday and Thursday on Jackson Boulevard from Main Street to 11th Street. The north half will be milled first, then traffic will be switched into the north lanes, and the south half will be milled. The half of each intersection on the side bei…

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DEADWOOD — An event that consistently fills the community with anticipation for its arrival, ultimately packing the house with those wishing to get in on great soups dished up for a good cause, Empty Bowls gets cooking 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Deadwood Social Club.

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SPEARFISH — Members of the Spearfish Fire Department were joined by firefighters and first responders from all across the state Saturday as they hosted training, which included a hands-on bus extrication seminar Saturday. Attendees used various types of power and manual tools to learn and pr…

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DEADWOOD — Deadwood continues to fight fire with Firewise, as Monday, the Deadwood City Commission granted permission to enter into contract with Black Hills Land Analysis LLC to develop a community assessment for wildland fire mitigation planning in an amount not to exceed $22,800. 

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STURGIS — Sturgis City Manager, Daniel Ainslie, said the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally hosts not only motorcycles, food and music, it also generates thousands of dollars to help local charities provide services to Black Hills communities year around. 

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BELLE FOURCHE — The city of Belle Fourche has condemned the century-old Roosevelt Events Center after the date to address numerous code violations had passed.

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BELLE FOURCHE — Runners from Spearfish, Lead-Deadwood, Belle Fourche, and Sturgis competed at the Black Hills Conference cross country meet, held Wednesday at Belle Fourche Country Club.

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SPEARFISH — Spearfish Firefighter Brayden Ashworth received special praise at Monday’s Spearfish City Council meeting from Tamra Trijillo, a Spearfish resident who is hearing impaired. 

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NORTHERN HILLS — Residents in the Northern Black Hills felt their first blast of winter Wednesday and Thursday. Jeff Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City said with the warm weather earlier in the week, some people were caught off-guard by the storm.  Parts…

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RAPID CITY — As they wrap up an 11-week tour of the U.S. and Canada, the Royal Air Force’s acrobatic display team known the world over as the Red Arrows streaked across the skies above Mt. Rushmore Tuesday before being the guests of honor at a dinner hosted by the British Consulate out of Ch…

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SPEARFISH — Robert Herrmann was elected Tuesday by voters to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat in Spearfish.

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STURGIS — A body of a young female, believed to be that of a teenager missing from Moorcroft, Wyo., has been found in a home near Sturgis.

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SPEARFISH — At Spearfish High School, students can now get involved in Teammates Mentoring, a program to help and support students through mentoring and creating relationships and helping them reach their full potential. 

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DEADWOOD — For those who yearn to know the backstory behind the song, the tales behind the tunes, where the words came from and what the artist was thinking when they set them down to music, the Wild West Songwriter’s Festival returns to Deadwood Thursday through Saturday to help satisfy som…

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SPEARFISH — After nearly 30 years seving with the Spearfish Police Department, the last seven of which as assistant chief, Curt Jacobs has been promoted to fill the chief of police position left by Pat Rotert.