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March 12, 2014
Senate fails to override 'Deadwood dollar' veto
PIERRE — A governor's veto is difficult to override, as Sen. Bob Ewing learned Wednesday. Ewing tried and lost in his attempt to pass legislation that would have allowed Deadwood to charge another dollar of tax on hotel and motel rooms. The Senate voted 16-19 for the override,...
March 12, 2014 - 10:24pm
March 11, 2014
Governor vetoes bill to increase Deadwood tax
By Nora Hertel PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have increased the hotel tax in Deadwood. The bill would have allowed municipalities to tax $3 per night. The current rate is $2. The increase would have brought in about $240,000...
March 11, 2014 - 10:53pm
March 9, 2014
Cautiously, legislators OK a mining museum
PIERRE -- The Legislature has spoken: South Dakota should have an official mining museum and it should be no place but Lead. And it should come with no expectations of receiving any state funding, ever. The state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval to that designation...
March 9, 2014 - 10:44pm
March 3, 2014
SD House OKs adding dollar to Deadwood lodging tax
PIERRE -- The state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Monday to let Deadwood add a dollar to its nightly lodging tax. The vote was 39-31. House Speaker Brian Gosch, of Rapid City, ruled that the bill needed only a simple majority because it didn't directly raise...
March 3, 2014 - 9:52pm
HEIDELBERGER: Out, not in
If you look at the view coming into Deadwood from the north on U.S. 85 and say, "Let's go inside," you have no soul. But that's exactly the response on which Deadwood has built its economic development model, encouraging people to come over that hill and rush inside to gamble. Tourism...
March 3, 2014 - 8:05pm
February 26, 2014
Constitutional amendment would add games in Deadwood casinos
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee is considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Deadwood casinos to offer roulette, keno and craps. The House has already approved the measure that would put the proposal to a statewide vote on the November ballot. Deadwood...
February 26, 2014 - 12:22pm
February 25, 2014
January Deadwood gambling revenue falls on year
DEADWOOD (AP) — The western South Dakota gambling town of Deadwood continues to struggle with a stagnant gambling market. Gambling revenues in the city in January were down 3.8 percent from the same month last year, to about $7.5 million, according to data from the state Gaming...
February 25, 2014 - 8:13am
February 21, 2014
Deadwood City Commission repeals ban on psychics
DEADWOOD (AP) — Deadwood city commissioners have repealed an ordinance banning fortune tellers, psychics and mystics from operating in the western South Dakota gambling town. The ban had been in place for more than two decades. The local Chamber of Commerce lobbied to have...
February 21, 2014 - 11:01am
February 18, 2014
2013 SD park visitation numbers might be skewed
YANKTON (AP) — The assistant director of South Dakota's Parks and Recreation Division says a new traffic counter system might have influenced record visitation numbers last year. Bob Schneider says officials will be monitoring to see what the traffic counters come up with during...
February 18, 2014 - 11:47am
Mount Rushmore mascots hit national TV
SD tourism secretary says George costume was running late.
February 18, 2014 - 6:39am
February 13, 2014
Rapid City stock show has 2nd-best attendance year
RAPID CITY (AP) — Organizers say 322,000 people attended this year's Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, an increase of nearly 5 percent over last year, despite bitter cold temperatures. The show's attendance record was set in 2012 when 333,000 people passed through...
February 13, 2014 - 5:45pm
February 6, 2014
24-hour alcohol sales for Deadwood squeak through House
PIERRE -- The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that bars in Deadwood hotels should be treated differently than all of the others in South Dakota. House members voted 36-33 to allow Deadwood hotels to sell and serve alcohol round the clock. That would be an exception...
February 6, 2014 - 9:47pm
Deadwood looks at ending fortune-teller ban
DEADWOOD (AP) — Deadwood city commissioners are weighing whether to lift a 21-year-old ban on fortune-tellers and clairvoyants in town. The Black Hills Pioneer reports the proposal passed a first reading this week and on Tuesday will be discussed at the Chamber of Commerce...
February 6, 2014 - 8:50am
February 5, 2014
Pulling an all-nighter -- with beverages
PIERRE -- A legislative committee gave its endorsement Wednesday to letting Deadwood hotels sell alcohol and allow on-site consumption 24 hours a day. That would align with gambling already allowed round-the-clock in the local casinos. An establishment would need to have at least...
February 5, 2014 - 9:27pm
SD committee: Classes to start at end of August
Officials representing schools say education should be the top priority and starting school earlier allows more time to prepare for mandatory testing.
February 5, 2014 - 10:54am