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Jacque Buchanan, Acting Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region, announced Mark Van Every as the new Black Hills National Forest Supervisor in Custer, S.D. Van Every has over 33 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service and has worked on many forests across the nation, including the Tongass…
Alongside national brands like L.L. Bean and Yelp!, Forbes named Black Hills Corp. to its America’s Best Midsize Employers 2016 list. The list is a subset of its “America’s Best Employers of 2016.” Forbes chose the top 250 midsize companies (1,000-5,000 employees) based on an independent survey of 30,000 American…
Rasmussen Mechanical Services, a major supplier of mechanical services and parts in the Midwest, has broken ground on its new facility in the Sturgis Industrial Park. Sturgis will become the regional service center for Rasmussen’s boiler, burner and HVAC divisions. They currently operate eight locations in five states. Their new…
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment proposed for the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, will be part of the first truly international mega science project hosted by the United States, according to the scientists putting the project together. DUNE will involve beaming subatomic particles called neutrinos through the earth from…
The Black Hills of South Dakota have become a Mecca for guns-and-ammo manufacturing. At last count, 32 firearms and ammunition companies were doing business in the Black Hills. They range from Black Hills Ammunition, with more than 60 employees at its Rapid City facility, to several small companies that specialize…
A $90 million upgrade to the GCC Dacotah Cement Plant in Rapid City will increase cement production to 1.3 million tons per year and switch part of the operation to burn materials other than coal. The fuels will likely include forest waste such as slash piles, trees killed by the…
Polaris Industries, the outdoor motor sports giant and maker of Victory and Indian motorcycle brands, has expanded its operations to Spearfish. The company converted the former Lehman Trike plant into a paint facility for motorcycle tanks, fenders and frames. Polaris opened the 51,000 square foot facility in November. The Medina,…
Two projects underway on the northern edge of Belle Fourche will have a positive impact on the Rushmore Region economy for years to come. Work continues on the Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park, which will make it easier for businesses to transport goods by rail. About a half a…
Xtreme Dakota Bicycles, a new full-service bicycle shop, will open the first part of May in downtown Sturgis. The 3,000 sq. ft. retail store will be located at 920 Harley-Davidson Way. A grand opening will be planned later in May. Owners Corey Brink and Joel Ortiz will offer a full…
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is making two stops in the region to celebrate major economic development announcements. First, the Governor will be in Rapid City, S.D., to help GCC Dacotah break ground on its new expansion, then on to Spearfish to cut the ribbon at the new Polaris paint facility. When…

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