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April 28, 2016
Speed limits for motorcycle rally change to fewer days, more miles
PIERRE—The period for slower speed limits during the Sturgis motorcycle rally is changing. And so are the places for those slower speeds. The state Transportation Commission unanimously approved the changes Thursday. Starting this summer, the slower speeds take effect for a...
April 28, 2016 - 5:43pm
September 22, 2015
City: Attendance at 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a record
STURGIS (AP) — The city of Sturgis estimates that 739,000 people attended this year's 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, setting a record. The city bases its estimate on a number of things, including state Department of Transportation traffic counts, sales tax collections and the...
September 22, 2015 - 4:35pm
August 5, 2015
Police seize $10,000 more in cash during Sturgis this year
STURGIS (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says authorities have seized over $10,000 more in cash this year compared to last year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Department of Public said Wednesday that authorities in western South Dakota have seized over $17,600 in cash...
August 5, 2015 - 1:49pm
July 28, 2015
Police, others in NE Wyoming preparing for Sturgis rally
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement officers and others plan to work extra hours in northeast Wyoming next week as the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets going in nearby South Dakota. Related events in Wyoming include the Ham and Jam in Hulett and the Burnout in Sundance....
July 28, 2015 - 3:29pm
November 10, 2014
Sturgis profit from motorcycle rally up this year
STURGIS (AP) — This year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally provided a hefty profit for the city, but one official says residents should not get accustomed to an ever-increasing windfall from the annual event. Sturgis took in $1.6 million from sponsorships, vendor fees, advertising...
November 10, 2014 - 10:49am
September 24, 2014
Tennessee tombstone found in SD during Sturgis rally heads home
SPEARFISH (AP) — South Dakota authorities have returned a 126-year-old tombstone to Tennessee, after it was stolen this summer only to turn up weeks later in a Spearfish alley during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. S.J. Elliot's 1888 tombstone, like that of his wife, is...
September 24, 2014 - 10:51am
Texas man gets prison for sex trafficking at Sturgis Rally
PIERRE (AP) — A Texas man accused of trying to pay for sex with underage girls during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Fifty-five-year-old Timothy Gravens, of Grapevine, Texas, was one of nine people arrested and federally...
September 24, 2014 - 10:47am
July 31, 2014
Motorists, bikers urged to share road as Sturgis Rally begins
STURGIS -- As the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally nears, the South Dakota Highway Patrol is reminding drivers and bikers to share the road, especially in the heavy traffic expected in the Black Hills area. The official dates of the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are Aug. 4 through...
July 31, 2014 - 9:56pm
July 28, 2014
LA motorcyclist killed in Wyoming crash en route to Sturgis
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County officials say coroner's Lt. Joe Bale was killed in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming over the weekend. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says Bale was fatally injured Sunday afternoon near Jackson Hole. City News Service reports the 52-year-old...
July 28, 2014 - 2:35pm
July 27, 2014
Officials urge crackdown on tax evaders at Sturgis motorcycle rally
STURGIS (AP) — Sturgis city officials are urging the state to crack down on vendors at the annual motorcycle rally who fail to pay taxes on sales. The rally, which begins Aug. 4, attracts scores of temporary merchants who offers tattoos, T-shirts and other merchandise. City...
July 27, 2014 - 11:48pm
July 21, 2014
Lance Armstrong is grand marshal for Sturgis ride
STURGIS (AP) — Dethroned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been named the official grand marshal of the mayor's ride to kick off the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The 12th annual mayor's ride is a fund-raiser for the Sturgis volunteer fire department. It is scheduled Aug. 4. Armstrong...
July 21, 2014 - 9:40pm
Thunder roads: Riding like the wind in South Dakota's Black Hills
We were closing in on Sturgis. The Black Hills rose up before us, forests of spruce trees making them look inky on the horizon.
April 21, 2014 - 9:46pm
April 16, 2014
Indian Motorcycles dealership to open in Sturgis
STURGIS (AP) — The company Indian Motorcycles plans to open a permanent dealership in Sturgis. The Rapid City Journal reports the company's push to re-establish as a major player in cycle city will challenge the dominance that Harley-Davidson motorcycles have held for years. More...
April 16, 2014 - 12:05pm
October 23, 2013
$15K in rally funds to help ranchers, Sturgis businesses
STURGIS (AP) — The $15,000 that usually goes to Sturgis Rally Charities will instead go to ranchers affected by the early October blizzard. KBHB radio reports that the funds will be split, with half going to Meade County producers and half helping Sturgis businesses recover from...
October 23, 2013 - 6:59am
August 10, 2013
KlockWerks helps out at rally
August 10, 2013 - 2:35pm