After six years, Indian Boarding School land swap talks will soon be resolved

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A six-year long discussion period regarding Rapid City Indian Boarding School lands and the city will soon have an answer to everyone involved.

On Tuesday, talks between the groups looking to convert what was Rapid City Indian Boarding School land on the west side of the city submitted a Vision Fund application requesting several million dollars.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says that he’s been in talks with the group the entire time and that we will have an answer soon on the Council’s stance.

“2021 is the year where we will know an answer to this question,” said Mayor Allender. “We’ve been working on for six years. Can we resolve it? Can we find the high ground and take it together?”

The next step will be a public presentation by the group to the Vision Fund Committee next week.

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