A Rapid City, South Dakota hotel has come under heavy criticism over a comment that was allegedly posted to a social media account.

According to Dakota News Now, recently the owner of the Grand Gateway Hotel at 1721 North Lacrosse Street in Rapid City allegedly posted a comment on Facebook stating that Native Americans are no longer welcome on Grand Gateway Hotel property.

The comment stemmed from a shooting that happened at the Rapid City hotel early on the morning of Saturday, (March 19).

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In the Dakota News Now story, Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says a local hotel is purportedly banning Native Americans from its property.

Below is a copy of a screenshot allegedly taken from the hotel owner's social media account that purportedly bans Native Americans from the property. The owner's post has since been deleted from the account.

Rapid City Hotel Social Media Post
Dakota News Now (with permission)

The alleged post stated, "Due to the killing that took place at the Grand Gateway Hotel on March 19, 2022, at 4 am, plus all the vandalism we have had since the Mayor and Police Department are working with the nonprofit organization (Dark Money). We will no long allow any Native American on the property or in Cheers Bar.”

South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports since the alleged comment was posted, the entire staff at the hotel's bar has resigned. Groups are planning a protest, along with a lawsuit in reaction to the comments made regarding the proposed ban.

SDPB also reports the manager of the Grand Gateway Hotel says the hotel does not support the comments allegedly made by the hotel's owner and the hotel has no plans to implement such a ban.

Source: Dakota News Now/South Dakota Public Broadcasting


Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit roadsnacks.com Story Source: Roadsncaks




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