South Dakota universities to ask for $91 million in ‘high-priority’ projects

South Dakota may only be half way through 2019, but the state’s public university system is looking two years into the future.

Universities and schools under the South Dakota Board of Regents asked for almost $91.2 million to complete what they deemed as “high-priority projects” in 2021 at Wednesday’s board meeting through informal budget hearings.

The board’s expected to discuss the projects, and then approve budget requests at its August board meeting.

With rural education a top priority for some universities and research another, here’s a look at those big asks and how much they could cost the state if approved:

Black Hills State University