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RAPID CITY ARENA

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City residents have voted to build a $130 million arena to replace the aging Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Nearly two-thirds of the 17,000 voters in Tuesday's election approved the project. Mayor Steve Allender says the city hopes to break ground on the new arena next spring and have it completed in about two years. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

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