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February 20, 2018 05:03 PM

Snow Day For Students, Voting Day For Residents In Rapid City

Rapid City, SD

Rapid City received 11 inches of snow over Sunday and Monday. While Rapid City Area Schools cancelled classes today, the buildings were still open for a special election. 

This fresh snow and a snow day make for the perfect sledding conditions for kids looking for some fun. Ten year old Nia Swanson is here with her family taking on the hill near Meadowbrook Elementary.

"Yeah it's a good hill but it's exhausting climbing back up," Nia Swanson said.

She's not the only one. Friends Mazie Moberly and Abigail Anker couldn't have asked for a better day.

"Especially since we got a lot of snow it's really fun," Mazie Moberly said.

"The more snow the better," Abigail Anker said.

While students are enjoying their day off from school today, others in Rapid City are making their way to schools to vote.

Voters are heading to the polls for a water-utility rate special election.

"I think allowing that to be considered by our city council is important. I trust the people that we put into the council," Rapid City resident, Alison Roussell said.

"I hope everybody goes to vote, because if you don't vote you can't complain," Rapid City resident, Allen Kleinsasser said.

Whether taking the time to vote or to go sledding, it's worth the trip.

"I hope people will come out and express themselves," Roussell said.

"Well it's a snow day and there's no school, so why not spend the day sledding at Meadowbrook," Swanson said.

Rapid City Area Schools will be back in session Wednesday and polling places are open until 7 pm MT Tuesday.

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