Logo causes stir at Pennington County Commission

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) -- The County Commission fell into a tussle over a logo Tuesday.

The county's soon to be opened restoration center on Kansas City Street has a new name: the Care Campus. Commissioners had a look Tuesday at the center's new name and logo but couldn't muster a majority to approve it.

There was concern it was too similar to One Heart logo adopted by Rapid City's transformation center planned for the same block on Kansas City Street.

Backers of the county's center say they are pushing ahead.

"Our main focus is just getting in to the new building so that we can provide the services that our community really needs," said Pennington County Chief Deputy Sheriff Willie Whelchel. "As far as the logo and the name of the building, we'll get that taken care of in I believe a very short time here. But again, we're just excited to move this project forward."

Commissioners asked for a new logo draft at their next meeting.