- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - An expansion of a Sturgis hospital could lead to moving two of the city’s historical monuments.

The Rapid City Journal (https://bit.ly/1SgZZSw ) reports that plans call for a new $10 million clinic to be built on the campus of Sturgis Regional Hospital. The hospital’s operator, Rapid City-based Regional Health, has asked the city to sell adjoining land where the monuments sit that would be used for additional parking.

One of the monuments honors pony mail rider Charles “Red” Nolin, who was killed by Sioux Indians in 1876. Another is dedicated to a group working to preserve the history of motorcycle racing in the city. Some are opposed to moving them.

Sturgis City Council president Branden Bestgen says preliminary discussion of the hospital’s plans is set to begin at a Monday night meeting.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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