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Sales tax revenue up across SD's Black Hills

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Sales tax revenue figures indicate business is booming in Rapid City and communities across the Black Hills.

Rapid City saw a $7 million increase in collections from 2010 to 2012, and the cities of Deadwood, Sturgis and Spearfish also have seen steady climbs.

Officials cite several local factors, including a healthy housing market, strong tourism spending and new industries. Some also credit the oil boom in western North Dakota. In Belle Fourche, where a lot of oil workers live and commute, sales tax collections jumped nearly 9% from 2011 to 2012.


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