User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


60° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Hagen: Future Park Shutdowns Unlikely

July 5, 2014, 5:51 AM by Perry Groten

Hagen: Future Park Shutdowns Unlikely
MT. RUSHMORE -

Democracy is celebrated every day at Mount Rushmore National Memorial - not just the Fourth of July weekend.   And South Dakota's Tourism secretary says it's unlikely the Shrine of Democracy will be off limits again if there's another government shutdown.  

Jim Hagen says the Interior Department likely learned a hard lesson during the shutdown last October and now realizes how important national parks are to local economies.  

He says state officials also learned how passionate South Dakotans are about the parks.

He says Gov. Dennis Daugaard raised thousands of dollars within an hour of asking for private donations used to reopen Mount Rushmore.  

The Interior Department says nearly 4 million people visited national parks in South Dakota in 2012, spent more than $236 million and supported over 3,700 jobs.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Student Athlete Ineligible After Charity Event

9/18/2014 5:20 PM

A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run aimed at keeping kids aw...

Full Story | Watch
Two Vehicle Crash Leaves One Person With Life Threatening Injuries

9/20/2014 12:35 PM

A two vehicle crash has left one person with life threatening injuries.

Full Story
Joseph Patterson Released On $2 Million Bond

9/20/2014 3:04 PM

The man accused of killing the son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is out of jail after someone posted a $2 million bond for his rel...

Full Story
Suspect In Custody After Police Surround Home

9/21/2014 2:44 PM

Sioux Falls Police and Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies surrounded a Sioux Falls home on Sunday.

Full Story
Investigation At Canton Computer Business

9/17/2014 1:18 PM

Law enforcement are involved in a search at a Canton business.

Full Story


Events