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Scott Johnson of Summit Construction marks steel cross beams Thursday as he and other construction workers continue to dismantle the former Stagebarn Elementary School building in the Piedmont/Summerset area. Construction of a new middle school will begin at the site once the former elementary school is demolished. #newschool #Piedmont #Summerset #construction #BlackHillsblueskies

A group of about 60 people took to the streets of Pine Ridge Tuesday, concerned and frustrated about the increasing rate of youth suicides plaguing the reservation. Read the story here #PineRidge #suicideprevention #OglalaSioux #march

Leo Mickelson, 1, explores the new artificial grass with his grandfather Chris Brady, 54, this week at Main Street Square. The removable turf was installed recently in place of the seasonal sod. Read the story here! #RapidCity #MainStreetSquare #turf #downtownRapidCity

Seeking a promising future, Jessica and Wendel Hiland brought their large blended family to a Black Hills community that seemed to welcome them. When their son's behavior became disruptive, they knew they needed to ask for help. What they received instead was a family that was blown apart, a legal ordeal that could have landed them in prison for life, and a grudging victory that may not last. Read the story here! #Newell #Hilands #BlackHillsfamily #family

Rosemary Squillace, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology chemical engineering student, recorded a now American record for her age, 22, and weight, 148 pounds, by benching 182 pounds during a competition Feb. 7 in Chamberlain. #RapidCity #powerlifting #SchoolofMines #SouthDakotastrong

Rosemary Squillace powerlifter

2015 Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo. CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS!

2015 Black Hills Stock Show Ranch Rodeo : News

No manual exists to guide the removal of the 40 or so cattle carcasses stuck in the ice at the White Clay Reservoir.

Removing dead cattle from White Clay Reservoir

The word "luxury" is bandied about quite often in real estate. But with one step through the door, it's immediately clear the designers of the new four-unit apartment complex in downtown Rapid City known as The Lofts took the word's meaning very seriously. #RapidCity #TheLofts #apartments #luxury

Anonymous donor gives gold coins to the Salvation Army. Read the story! #SalvationArmy #gold #giving #Christmas

Anonymous donor gives gold coins to the Salvation Army

Dale Bishop of the Yellow Bike Program and Reconditioned Bikes for Kids, stands next to the bikes that he was ready to donate to Toys for Tots before they refused him because they weren't new. Read the full story! #bikes #ToysforTots #nonprofit #usedtoys

South Dakota Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Gregg Holland stands near the National Guard’s HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter Wednesday. The helicopter is the first of six the guard will acquire to replace the current inventory of six UH-60A/L model Black Hawks.

Photos of the week

Black Hills Duck Race

Nearly 200 become U.S. citizens at Mount #Rushmore! Happy Fourth of July! #USA

Nearly 200 become U.S. citizens at Mount Rushmore

A wish for Carter came in the form of a #puppy. Read the story on the link!

A wish for Carter came in the form of a puppy : Standalone-art

Faith cowboy Cole Elshere gets the call to portray legendary bronc rider Casey Tibbs in a documentary. Read about him and see photos on the link!

Rapid City's Center for Equality hosts its first Big Gay Prom. #lgbt #prom

Local Head Start seeks new center #Cute #Kids

#Steampunk What is it? Found out and see photos on the link!

Community brings new hope to Kyle family after #fire. Read the #inspiring story on the link!

Check out photos from the 10th annual #Extreme Indoor Enduro #races, that include an obstacle course and #strider #race!

Read about how one community is taking care of others this season. The part about the Santa Shop made me cry :')

#BlackHills #ski season off to good start this #winter. #Sports #skiing

#Wreaths for #Veterans. Did you know the National #WreathsAcrossAmerica Day is Dec. 14? All 50 states participate! #snow

#Future #Olympian? Read about #RapidCity's own 10-year-old Alissa Fuelling and her unwavering #motivation to attend the #2020Olympics.

#Club for #Boys celebrates 50 years of service #RapidCity #SouthDakota. Check out our photos of the club on the link!