Administrators and teachers in Rapid City Area Schools made a joint announcement Friday saying the two sides have pledged to "cooperate in good faith" to resolve the remaining issues in their contract negotiations for the next academic year.
Staring at the clock, watching the hands move, those last few minutes waiting for the final bell to ring can feel like hours for some students.
But that moment finally came Friday, not just dismissing students from school for the day, but for their summer vacation.
Programs through the Rapid City School District help to feed thousands of students in need each year, but now that school is officially out for summer, local organizations continue their programs to help keep kids well fed.
The motorcycle gang shootout in Waco, Texas that left nine dead has elevated security concerns for the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The City of Riders draws in hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts, but for this year's Rally, expectations are set at the one–million mark.
With nearly twice as many people expected to ride into Sturgis this year than last, people have expressed their concerns, wondering if a situation similar to Waco is a possibility.
With summer vacation finally upon us, students will be heading out all over town, and while the Rapid City Fire Department wants kids to enjoy the summer break, they also want to make sure every kid is safe.
With 'April Showers' popping up this May here and there around the Black Hills, area creeks, like Rapid Creek, are filling up to capacity and flowing rapidly.
With the Legacy Commons Playground and multiple biking and hiking paths around Rapid Creek, the RCFD wants to make sure people are aware and take caution – especially when the water levels are high.