County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte

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Photo By Talli Nauman

"Does the public want the state of South Dakota to create a special tax exemption for a road and development project near sacred Bear Butte? Meade County Commissioners and the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce are scrambling to attract local voters’ attention to a March 3 election to decide that. Bear Butte, rich in history and religious significance to dozens of tribes, is administered as a state park and is under consideration for federal protection, due in part to its continued importance as a place of worship and celebration of Native American ceremonies."

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