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Nick Nelson

KOTA Territory News

Rapid City, SD, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Smithsonian ‘rural America’ exhibit opens in Sturgis

The “Crossroads” exhibit is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Program, which seeks to bring cultural and historical education to small towns in the heartland. → Read More

Downtown Rapid City eliminates inactivity fee on gift cards

Don't you just hate how some gift cards lose value over time? → Read More

Not everyone wants to ‘spring forward’ or ‘fall back’

Should we stay at Daylight Saving Time once we change to it on Sunday? → Read More

RCAS board votes to close Canyon Lake Elementary after 2023-2024 school year

After pressure from the Canyon Lake Elementary PTO, the Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education has decided to wait one more year before shutting the doors of the school. → Read More

Rapid City Council stands against proposed social studies standards

Mayor Steve Allender broke the 5-5 vote to pass the resolution and said the city needed to take a stand with educators who would be affected by the change. → Read More

Mayor Allender speaks on communication with North Rapid apartment owners concerning ‘culture of violence’

The communication began last fall when Mayor Steve Allender sent letters to the out-of-state owners of the apartments on North Maple Avenue. → Read More

Allender meets with North Rapid apartment managers

According to letters sent by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, he’s encouraging the management companies of Knollwood Townhouses, Maplewood Townhouses, and Knollwood Heights, to reach out more often to the city, and to step up security efforts for the properties. → Read More

Canyon Lake parents and teachers confront RCAS board members, superintendent on potential closure

Members of the Canyon Lake Elementary community say they were blindsided by the news of the closure. → Read More

Grocery Sales Tax could still be cut in 2024

Attorney General Mary Jackley submitted explanations for an Initiated Measure and a Constitutional Amendment regarding food taxation. → Read More

Sturgis residents concerned about city government

In 2021, a petition was circulated asking for the City of Sturgis to hold an election on whether to keep the ‘City Manager’ position. → Read More

Sturgis city council to move forward with hiring new city manager

Current city manager David Ainslie is taking a new job as Rapid City’s finance director, and the council is looking for someone to take up the mantle. → Read More

State wrestling teams get to Rapid City early due to storm

Wrestlers from dozens of South Dakota schools are hitting the mat to compete in the state championships starting Thursday. → Read More

Change-of-plea in Porcupine manslaughter case

29-year-old Trey New Holy pleaded guilty Friday on a voluntary manslaughter charge. → Read More

Man sentenced in starting 2,600-acre Buffalo Gap fire

In trying to get out, the bottom of the vehicle started a grass fire that lasted 40 days, causing more than $16,000 in damages. → Read More

Rapid City residents alerted to a warranty letter scam

The letter said their home warranty was expiring and immediate action was necessary. → Read More

Rushmore Athletics cheerleaders on their way to world competition

Owner Jenna Farrar said that since the gym opened in 2019, the athletes have become more competitive. → Read More

Third Social Studies Standards hearing takes place in Rapid City

Representatives from the state Department of Education say that since the last meeting, more than 900 people have reached out opposing the standards, compared to more than one hundred in favor. → Read More

RCAS board opposes proposed social studies standards

The standards were a hot point of discussion among board members, and those in attendance. → Read More

Catholic Social Services donates essential items to those in need

The organization is partnering with Catholic Charities USA to donate 500 backpacks filled with clothing, hygiene products, and other essential items. → Read More

City searching for company to put on Fourth of July fireworks show

The potential display companies would be responsible for submitting a written application, detailing their plan for the show. → Read More