Rapid City

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People looking for good news to celebrate found it Saturday in Rapid City as construction workers attached the final piece of steel onto a new arena. 

Summit Arena isn’t finished yet. Workers still have to complete the interior of the 11,000-seat structure.  

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Optimism is high at a new Rapid City COVID-19 vaccination clinic, where Monument Health is vaccinating 900 people a day. 

 

 

SD Tourism

 

Western South Dakota came under national scrutiny for hosting the Sturgis motorcycle rally during the pandemic, and now the region is hosting its biggest wintertime gathering.

The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo brings thousands of visitors to Rapid City for a week's worth of events. There’s the stock show and multiple rodeo performances. There’s a speaker series, art show, trade show and many other things on the packed schedule.

Rapid City is paying almost $300,000 to the owner of an adult-themed store to settle a dispute that began four years ago.

 

The City Council denied a conditional-use permit for Dick & Jane’s Super Spot in 2017. The owner, David Eliason, filed a lawsuit.

Allie Geier-Barlow, Monument Health

Frontline heath care workers across South Dakota are getting their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The state received 7,800 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

  

A Monument Health nurse prepares the first Pfizer vaccines for emergency room physicians who treat COVID-19 patients. Dr. Steve Dick is the first to receive the vaccine in Rapid City.

Dick is the director of Emergency Medicine at Monument Health. He s wanted to get the vaccine in solidarity with the ER team and all they’ve gone through since March.

Taneeza Islam Joins The Morning Fill Up

Dec 10, 2020
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In The Moment … December 10, 2020 Show 958 Hour 2

The Numad Group of Rapid City held their regular Morning Fill Up earlier today. The virtual chat welcomed Taneeza Islam, an immigration attorney and Executive Director of South Dakota Voices for Peace.

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In a historic moment, the Rapid City Council has voted to approve a resolution  that is valued at $20 million dollars that will “Resolve Three Outstanding Deeds Related to the Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands,” in a 9-to-1 vote Nov. 16th.

Sports & Rec: Girls State AA Tennis

Oct 9, 2020
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In The Moment … October 9, 2020 Show 920 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek is covering the Girls State AA Tennis Tournament which is taking place in Rapid City. But, before we visit about tennis, Nate, I understand Rapid City Central has had to cancel their football game with Sioux Falls Roosevelt. 

Sports & Rec Update: State Golf & Tennis

Oct 6, 2020
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In The Moment … October 6, 2020 Show 917 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek is in Hot Springs today where the Boys Class A Golf Tournament is being held. And he joins us with information on the Boys AA Tournament in Sioux Falls along with the Girls Class A Tennis Tournament in Rapid City. Sports reporting at SDPB is sporsored by Horton Inc.  

Meet the Candidates: George Nelson

Sep 24, 2020
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In The Moment … September 24, 2020 Show 909 Hour 1

George Nelson is a candidate for the State Senate in District 34 which covers part of Rapid City. Nelson, a Democrat, is an attorney and business owner and, like many others, he's concerned about how the state decides to spend its federal COVID-19 dollars.

SDPB News: Aug 31

Aug 31, 2020
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How many recovered jobs are out there in the state? Plus, how has one South Dakota company become one of the nation's top solar contractors? 

This and more in today's SDPB News Podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 25

Aug 25, 2020
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Leadership from South Dakota colleges and universities say they have campuses prepared for COVID-19 as the fall semester begins. What message are they trying to address to students? 

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

In The Moment ... August 20, 2020 Show 885 Hour 1

There's a plot of land just north of Stevens High School in Rapid City ripe with potential and memory. That land is the subject of Kevin Woster's next entry in his blog On the Other Hand, which you can find at SDPB.org/Woster.

SDPB News: Aug 18

Aug 18, 2020
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What might be factors in getting a city-wide mask mandate in Sioux Falls? Where is federal aid money going to for South Dakota schools? 

All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 17

Aug 17, 2020
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What is the latest forest service ban to prevent human-made fires? This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.  

SDPB News: Aug 14

Aug 14, 2020
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How does South Dakota's top election official view mail-in voting ahead of November's election? Plus, what is the state Department of Health's warning about with COVID-19 tests? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

In The Moment … August 7, 2020 Show 876 Hour 1

On Sunday, a 75-mile motorcycle ride from Bear Butte to Crazy Horse will honor missing and murdered indigenous women. Proceeds will benefit the Red Ribbon Skirt Society and Where All Women All Honored, both located in Rapid City. Lily Mendoza is the founder of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society, and Lorna Cuny is the organizer of the ride.

SDPB News: Aug 7

Aug 7, 2020
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Drought conditions are settling in the state. How is this affecting South Dakota communities? Plus, what caused of the Mine Draw fire at Custer State Park back in June? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today. 

Rapid City Area Schools

After a five-hour special meeting Tuesday night, the Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education has not yet approved a back to school plan. Board members disagreed on requiring masks and others desire more detailed safety measures from administration. 

SDPB News: Aug 5

Aug 5, 2020
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How will the Cheyenne River Housing Authority plan to use a million-dollar grant to address overcrowding and homelessness on the reservation?

This and more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: Aug 3

Aug 3, 2020
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What are Rapid City schools' plans to get students back to school? How are veterans getting access to health opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic? And, how is a South Dakota bank seeing distribution of some coronavirus stimulus payments? All this and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

In The Moment … July 27, 2020 Show 867 Hour 2

This is typically an exciting time for families planning the return to school. The stores might be stocked with school supplies; kids and parents choose everything from activities to what to wear on the first day. This year, they might be choosing whether to go into the building at all. This week we begin our look at Back to School 2020. Lori Simon is superintendent of the Rapid City Area Schools. 

Support for education reporting on SDPB is provided by the South Dakota Department of Education

SDPB News: July 24

Jul 24, 2020
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The mayor of Rapid City is butting heads with the state Department of Health... Why? Plus, How will COVID-19 affect future state revenue this year? 

SDPB News: July 23

Jul 23, 2020
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The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

 

SDPB News: July 20

Jul 20, 2020
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The SDPB News Podcast is where we bring you South Dakota's top news and politics headlines from the past 24 hours.

Each day, SDPB's journalism team works to bring you pertinent news coverage. We then compile those stories into one neatly formatted daily podcast so that you can stay informed. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

SDPB News: July 16

Jul 16, 2020
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How is COVID-19 affecting communities of color in South Dakota?

This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast. Find it on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today.

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A water development group is putting together a coalition to bring Missouri River water to the Rapid City region. 

Early estimates indicate the project could cost billions of dollars. 

Molly Barari & Brittany Sigel On Blood Donations

Jul 10, 2020
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In The Moment … July 10, 2020 Show 856 Hour 2

The nationwide race to treat COVID-19 has research scientists and doctors working to treat extreme cases with convalescent plasma. Meanwhile, with more people sheltering in place or simply not going out as much, regular blood donations have dropped.  Today we're talking about a community partnership seeking to meet the critical need for blood donations in Rapid City. 

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

  

News Special: Mayors & Candidates

Jul 10, 2020
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This week we hear the the mayors of Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Plus, a number on cadidates looking to represent South Dakota districts.

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In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 1

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender checks in to provide an update on COVID-19 and how its affecting things in his city like the Civic Center, Rapid Transit, and the Emergency Care Shelter.

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