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Officials urge crackdown on tax evaders at Sturgis motorcycle rally

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

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-shi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Work beginning on Sturgis school damaged by blizzard

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

STURGIS (AP) — Officials are beginning reconstruction of a middle school in Sturgis that was heavily damaged when its roof collapsed under the weight of 3 feet of snow during an early October blizzard.

The school board this week awarded a $102…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

$15K in rally funds to help ranchers, Sturgis businesses

October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

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 helpi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Attendance and revenue up at Sturgis Rally

October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

STURGIS (AP) — Sturgis city officials report that attendance and revenue at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were up from last year.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that an estimated 467,338 people attended this year’s rally in August,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sturgis middle school closed due to snow damage

October 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

STURGIS (AP) — Instead of just a snow day, students at Sturgis Williams Middle School got a snow week.

Heavy snow from the weekend storm caused significant damage to the building.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports there also will be no school a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Judges, Meade County officials at odds over courthouse remodeling

October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

STURGIS (AP) — Two South Dakota judges and the Meade County Commission are at odds over plans to remodel the county’s 50-year-old courthouse in Sturgis.

Circuit Judges Warren Johnson and Jerome Eckrich have said the courthouse is so old and …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Sturgis man claims $90,000 lottery prize

August 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

STURGIS (AP) — A Sturgis man has claimed a $90,000 Hot Lotto prize.Charles Dirnbauer says he plans to pay off his motorcycle, pay some other bills and put the rest in savings.Dirnbauer’s ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Some Sturgis Rally bikers getting an early start

July 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota doesn’t begin for another week, but some bikers already have embarked on their journey to the Black Hills.
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South Dakota to fight human trafficking at Sturgis rally

July 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE South Dakota law enforcement agencies plan to step up their fight against the forced prostitution of young women and children at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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SD to fight human trafficking at motorcycle rally

July 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota law enforcement agencies plan to step up their fight against the forced prostitution of young women and children at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
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