Plans for shooting range near Bear Butte on hold
Tuesday, December 2, 2003

The city council of Sturgis, South Dakota, voted to repay money it was given to build a shooting range near sacred Bear Butte.

Plans for the range are on hold pending resolution of two lawsuits, the city's attorney said. Lakota activists and four tribes say the range would harm the place where they pray, hold ceremonies and make offerings.

The city was given $825,000 in federal funds to help pay for the range. But the money was wrongly awarded, a Department of Housing and Urban Development audit concluded.

Get the Story:
City to repay grant for shooting range (The Rapid City Journal 12/2)

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