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Black Hills State University has proposed a broad-based package of initiatives to create or improve university programs to increase educational opportunities, stimulate economic activity and meet statewide teacher preparation challenges. BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. said that the requests draw on BHSU’s strengths, are closely tied to the state Board…
Twenty years ago, the idea still persisted that quality wines can’t be produced in the high, dry climate of western South Dakota. That has been decidedly proven wrong. Prairie Berry Winery, owned by Sandi Vojta, husband Matt Keck and Sandi’s father Ralph Vojta, has racked up more than 850 wine…
A small manufacturing firm in Spearfish is having a big impact on the world of competitive bicycling. The company, Quarq, makes specialized power meters that help riders measure and improve their performance. The company was founded by Jim Meyer, Spearfish native, entrepreneur and athlete. In 2006, Meyer was in Australia…
Since 1938, bikers have been coming to Sturgis to watch motorcycle races, admire well-made machinery, swap stories and enjoy the open roads of the Black Hills. This year, the 75th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ could attract as many as 1.2 million bikers. That's twice the number of any previous rally. (If…
New advances in the cold-spray application of metals, developed at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, significantly reduce the cost to repair and refurbish machinery. The Department of Defense plans to deploy the technology to repair military equipment in the field. Dr. Christian Widener, director of the university’s Arbegast…
To promote additional economic development, enhance the regional tax base, and create new jobs, representatives from the Rushmore Region were among the more than 1,000 communities and 35,000 retail real estate professionals who recently traveled to Las Vegas in May to attend RECon, the global convention sponsored by the International…
To promote additional economic development, enhance the regional tax base, and create new jobs, representatives from the Rushmore Region were among the more than 1,000 communities and 35,000 retail real estate professionals who recently traveled to Las Vegas in May to attend RECon, the global convention sponsored by the International…
The University Center at Rapid City has long been considered by many to be a branch campus of Black Hills State University, 45 miles away in Spearfish. Although other state universities offer programs there, BHSU has delivered roughly 90 percent of the classes taught at the campus. Now, the South…
Sioux Steel will soon be manufacturing livestock and horse handling equipment at the Sturgis Industrial Park. The company recently moved and expanded its HiQual Livestock Equipment manufacturing division to Sturgis. Within three years, HiQual expects to employ 50 welders, assemblers, machine operators, painters, and general laborers. HiQual moved into a…
In 2014, taxable sales attributed to tourism in South Dakota totaled nearly $732 million, and the Rushmore Region brought in the lion’s share of those sales, according to state revenue figures. Buffalo Roundup, Custer State ParkPennington, Lawrence, Custer, Meade and Butte counties accounted for more than 48 percent of the…

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