Mount Rushmore 4th of July celebration costs

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Mayor Steve Allender answered a financial question on the minds of many during a live presser on Wednesday, how much did the president’s visit to Mount Rushmore cost the city?

The mayor says the city paid an additional $20,000 for law enforcement, to supplement the federal and state security efforts.

The fire department accrued an extra $22,000 in costs, but Allender says as much as $18,000 can be reimbursed by the state.

The mayor says the city ran a typical July Fourth holiday schedule with no real additional costs.

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