PIERRE, S.D.—A bit more than half of South Dakota cities and towns are estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to have shrunk or stayed the same size from July 2016 to July 2017, according to numbers released by the federal agency just after midnight Thursday, May 24. The U.S. Census Bureau releases annual estimates for population, between the census counts, which are done every 10 years.
PIERRE, S.D.—Sailors from the USS South Dakota submarine have an extra incentive to visit the state. A commemorative edition 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle, with a custom paint job by state artist Mickey Harris, will be available to the sailors to ride if they visit. The front fairing on the motorcycle portrays the USS South Dakota submarine on the rider's ride-hand side. The state's namesake battleship from World War II, firing its 16-inch guns, is shown on the left.
FORT PIERRE, S.D.—A Fort Pierre motel is one of the newest of 17 motels and hotels across South Dakota that a California-based company called AG Dakota has acquired since the start of the year. And there will be more. David Hooper, AG Dakota senior operations director, said the company is under contract to purchase six more lodging establishments and in negotiations for at least 10 beyond that.