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Man sentenced to prison for killing of his brother
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man who stabbed his younger brother to death last year, was sentenced Friday. James Ladeaux, Sr., 55, was sentenced to ten years in prison with three years suspended and credit for 311 days served. In December, Ladeaux pleaded guilty to sec...
January 25, 2020

Area College Basketball Scoreboard for Friday, January 24
UNDATED - Area college basketball scores for Friday, January 24: Men’s College Basketball BHSU 87, New Mexico Highlands 83 CSU-Pueblo 82, SD School of Mines 64 Augustana 81 Concordia-St. Paul 54 Northern St. 88 St. Cloud St. 71 Upper Iowa 68 USF 60 Winona St. 63 SMSU...
January 25, 2020

Scooper boys win thriller over Spearfish; Girls fall
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis needed double overtime, a three pointer by Ryder Ladner and a steal by Remington Sankey to seal a one point win over Spearfish Friday night. The 62-61 win came in front of a home crowd celebrating the induction of the newest members of the Scooper Hall of...
January 25, 2020

Friday Night, January 24, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, January 24, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Aberdeen Central 68, Tea Area 64 Belle Fourche 55, Hot Springs 21 Britton-Hecla 48, Warner 38 Canton 58, Beresford 57 Castlewood 54, Langford 46 Clark/Willow Lake 59, Webste...
January 25, 2020

Man shot by agent is charged with assaulting federal officer
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man who was shot by a federal agent during a December pursuit is charged with assaulting five officers with his car. Uriah Lafferty was indicted this week on five counts in connection with the Dec. 19 incident near Hermosa. Lafferty is accused of assaultin...
January 24, 2020

Gov. Noem voices 'concerns' about transgender treatment bill
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has “concerns” about a bill in the House that would make it illegal for physicians to administer gender-change treatments to children under 16. The Republican governor has declined to offer full support or disapp...
January 24, 2020

Pennington County Deputies and Search & Rescue locate missing people
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Three people are safe after being stranded for several hours in a remote area of Pennington County. At around 8 pm, January 23, 2020, a spouse called to report her husband should have returned from the area of Ditch Creek Road and Six Mile Road. The man suffere...
January 24, 2020

Deadwood Gaming Numbers Up Again in December
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released recently by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the December 2019 gaming handle showed a 5.21 percent increase, with slot machine handle increasing by 5.98 percent when compared to December 2018. The table game handle was down ...
January 24, 2020

More Natural Gas wells falling behind in tax payments
PIERRE, S.D. - State and county officials are closely monitoring a second natural gas drilling operation doing business in South Dakota after not receiving tax payments from the company in two years. Harding County Auditor Kathy Glines (Ga-LINES) confirmed to the South Dakota Br...
January 24, 2020

South Dakota Tourism Industry Touts 10 Years of Growth, Reaches Record Numbers in 2019
PIERRE, S.D. –South Dakota’s tourism industry has grown again for the tenth straight year, reaching a record level of visitors, visitor spending and impact on the state’s economy. According to the annual study done by Tourism Economics, South Dakota welcomed 14...
January 24, 2020

Autopsy: Missing Hardin girl died of hypothermia
BILLINGS, Mont. - An autopsy has found that a 16-year-old girl who went missing from an Interstate 90 rest stop on New Year's Day died of hypothermia. The body of Selena Not Afraid was found about a mile southwest of the rest stop on Monday. Witnesses reported seeing her walk...
January 24, 2020

New suicide prevention program targets kids, tribes, farmers
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota officials are planning to make suicide prevention programs available across the state. Officials say they have seen a 40% rise in suicides in the last decade. The rate is especially acute in rural areas and Native American communities. Gov. Krist...
January 24, 2020

Wrestling Scoreboard - Douglas wins two at home triangular
UNDATED - In wrestling action Thursday, Douglas picked up two victories at its home triangular. The Patriots defeated St Thomas More 48-29 and dropped Red Cloud 48-15. In other action at the triangular, Hill City earned a 45-36 win  over Douglas. Elsewhere, Rapid City Ste...
January 24, 2020

Scooper Wrestling picks up two dual victories in Wyoming
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The Sturgis Scooper wrestling team picked up two dual victories Thursday in Gillette. The Scoopers defeated Thunder Basin 39-33 and rolled over Campbell County 74-6. Here are final results: Sturgis vs.Thunder Basin 106 Evan Osborn - W - Fall 113 Kaden Olson...
January 24, 2020

Thursday Night, January 23, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, January 23, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Brandon Valley 75, Brookings 34 Canton 61, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 43 Chamberlain 80, Miller 36 Dell Rapids 66, Madison 48 Douglas 62, Pierre 55 Elk Point-Jefferson 70, Akro...
January 23, 2020

Man not seriously hurt after his SUV struck by train
STURGIS, S.D. - A 77-year-old male escaped serious injury after his Jeep Cherokee was struck by a train in Sturgis Thursday night. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says Robert Wallace of Lemmon was traveling west bound on Ball Park Road, and attempted to cross the tracks wh...
January 23, 2020

Police in Rapid City investigating three robberies; believes they may be connected
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police in Rapid City are investigating three robberies possibly involving the same people, two of them that took place within thirty minutes of each other last night. Police say around 9 p.m. Wednesday, a man took a bank bag from the front desk of the Qu...
January 23, 2020

George Frederick Kerner
George Frederick Kerner, 98, of Sturgis, died January 22, 2020, at Department of Veterans Affairs Administration Hospital at Fort Meade, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Graveside services will be at 11:30 am on Wednesda...
January 23, 2020

Wall-Mart in Rapid City drops 24 hours
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The two Wal-Mart stores in Rapid City will no longer be open 24 hours. Store managers say the new hours, effective February 1, will be midnight to six a.m. seven days a week. In a statment, they said "we're continually looking at how we can best serve our cus...
January 23, 2020

New Wyoming mine owner at odds with Komatsu over big shovels
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The new owner of two Wyoming coal mines is at odds with the owner of two huge industrial shovels. Komatsu says Eagle Specialty Materials is using its shovels without permission and compensation and has asked a West Virginia bankruptcy judge to enable Komatsu to...
January 23, 2020

Mary Jorensen
Mary Jorensen, 73, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her home in rural Sturgis.  There is comfort in knowing she went to be with her heavenly Lord.      Mary was born August 7, 1946, in Carson, ND, to John and Katheri...
January 23, 2020

Drone bills proposed at State Legislature
PIERRE, S.D. - A pair of bills concerning the use of ‘drones’ in South Dakota are making their way through the State Legislature in Pierre. Drones – also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles –have drawn the attention of state lawmakers in recent years. Now ...
January 23, 2020

Former CEO denies he took millions from bankrupt coal firm
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A former CEO has denied he took millions of dollars from a bankrupt Wyoming coal producer. The Gillette New Records reported Jeffrey Hoops Sr. says he went to extraordinary personal financial lengths in an attempt to save Blackjewel LLC. Lawyers for the compa...
January 23, 2020

Daniel James Johnson
Daniel was born June 10, 1953, to Robert E. Johnson and MaryAnn (Williams) Johnson in Rapid City, SD.  Daniel was the middle son of three boys.  Robert’s career as a civil engineer moved the family several times giving rise to new adventures.  Originating in ...
January 23, 2020

Activities Association announces tournament locations for 2021
UNDATED - At the conclusion of this year’s basketball season, the format of combining the boys and girls state tournaments for both ‘AA’ and ‘A’ will go away. State Basketball in South Dakota is about to go back to the way it was before – all...
January 23, 2020

Jackrabbit men's basketball takes down NDSU 78-73
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Jackrabbit men's basketball team won its 20th consecutive game at Frost Arena Wednesday night, taking down North Dakota State 78-73 in front of 3,011 fans. South Dakota State (15-8, 6-2 Summit League) shot 55.8 percent as a team and outscored the Bison by 1...
January 23, 2020

Sturgis to host Free Throw championship
STURGIS, S.D. - All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to take part in the local level of competition for the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.  The St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus council is holding the competition Sunday, January 26th at 4pm ...
January 23, 2020

Sturgis city leaders discussing fundraising ideas for Sturgis Rally Charities
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis city leaders have begun discussing new sources of funding for Sturgis Rally Charities. For more than a decade, SRC provided significant funding for numerous local area non-profits. However, a recent court ruling has led to the reduction in the amou...
January 23, 2020

Rapid City Police install cameras at Memorial Park
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City have installed cameras in Memorial Park, following two recent drownings and what police call a significant amount of assaults, often affecting the homeless population there. Rapid City Police Lt. Brian Blenner says the cameras will serve a...
January 23, 2020

United Way of the Black Hills announces changes in fundraising, gifting
RAPID CITY, S.D. – We’ve all heard of them or used them.  On line fundraising platforms expand the reach of being able to raise money. That’s good news.  But there is an adverse affect to  brick and mortar agencies like United Way of the Black Hil...
January 23, 2020

South Dakota State edges North Dakota State 78-73
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Matt Dentlinger scored 21 points, Douglas Wilson added 20 and South Dakota State won its 12th straight home game with a 78-73 victory over North Dakota State. Alex Arians chipped in 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the Jackrabbits. Tyson Ward had 2...
January 22, 2020

Active military, veterans honored by Rodeo Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD – When the American flag unfurls and flies through the arena in the Barnett Arena, it’s always a patriotic moment.  In an even greater salute to the men and women in the US Armed Forces, Rodeo Rapid City hosts active and retired soldiers to the Mil...
January 22, 2020

Twins reach deal with third baseman Josh Donaldson
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Josh Donaldson have finalized their four-year, $92 million contract that is the richest in team history for a free agent. Donaldson agreed last week to the deal that includes a club option for a fifth season. The 34-year-ol...
January 22, 2020

Pine Ridge authorities investigating homicide
PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Authorities say a family fight has ended in a man’s death on the Pine Ridge Reservation. According to an Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety release, the altercation was sometime before 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at a home just south of Evergre...
January 22, 2020

Gillette man admits to stealing from Boy Scouts
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) – A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to taking more than $30,000 from the Boy Scouts while he was a scoutmaster. The Gillette News Record reports 42-year-old Jason Ray Barnum of Gillette pleaded guilty to three counts of theft for using bank account infor...
January 22, 2020

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Trump administration has approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the approval Wednesday for 46 miles of the...
January 22, 2020

Helping the horse to teach itself focus of Rodney Yost Clinics
GANN VALLEY, SD - Rodney Yost is a 4th generation South Dakota rancher who has been involved with the ranching and horse customs his entire life. He's been on horseback since he was a baby in diapers on his family's ranch, started training ponies at the age of 10, and t...
January 22, 2020

Minor transgender bill passes through House State Afairs Committee
PIERRE, S.D. - The House State Affairs Committee passed a bill 8-5 that would prosecute doctors who administer treatment to minors under the age of 16 to help them change their gender. The measure would make it a felony for South Dakota doctors to administer puberty-blocking dru...
January 22, 2020

Day care provider charged in baby's strangulation death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls day care provider has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a baby who became strangled in a car seat. Prosecutors say Kayla Styles left the 9-month-old boy in the car seat to nap Nov. 14 and when she checked two hours later she...
January 22, 2020

Sturgis to host 2020 South Dakota Amateur Basketball Tournament
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis Selected to host 2020 SD Amateur State Basketball Tournament. The 73rd Annual South Dakota Amateur Basketball Tournament will take place in the Grunwald Auditorium in Sturgis on February 22 and 23, 2020, with the first game beginning at 9:00 AM on Februar...
January 22, 2020

Entertaining ranch cowboy events set for Black Hills Stock Show
RAPID CITY, SD – Rough stock events are many and varied during the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo at the Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds. Beginning with the new Black Hills Wild Bronc Ride on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6pm, the $5,000 in prize money is ...
January 22, 2020

Tuesday Night, January 21, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, January 21, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Aberdeen Central 56, Watertown 44 Aberdeen Christian 76, Faulkton 46 Bowman County, N.D. 63, Harding County 60 Centerville 75, Freeman 38 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 94, McLaughlin...
January 22, 2020

Sturgis passes first reading of ordinance governing ride sharing services
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis has passed first reading of an ordinance that will govern the new ride sharing services Lyft and Uber, should they come to town. Discussion was held among  council members last night on some items of concern – but in the end, it passed wi...
January 22, 2020

Sturgis Council sets public hearings for annexation proposals
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis City Council has set public hearings of February 3 for two involuntary annexations. The council is releasing an intent of annexing property owned by the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle club and the Big Rig RV Park on Doland Creek Road. The Jackpine Gypsi...
January 22, 2020

Sturgis Council approves purchase agreement to secure right of way for proposed Anna Street reconfiguration
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council approved a purchase aggrement Monday night that will allow the city to buy the former Caddy’s Restaurant building, which adjoins the Best Western Motel just off I-90’s Exit 32. The city doesn’t plan on utilizing th...
January 22, 2020

KBHB Bucking Horse Sale at stock show a tradition
Rapid City, SD – Good bucking stock doesn’t just happen.  They’re bred that way.  And it’s business.  That’s the basis behind the annual bucking horse sale that’s marking its 34th year at the Stock Show this year.  The breed...
January 22, 2020

Using ag stats to predict Super Bowl winner
MIAMI, FL - The matchup is set for Super Bowl LIV. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on his counterpart Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers for the National Football League's ultimate prize on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla. On t...
January 22, 2020

Sheep Day at BH Stock Show features shearing, stock dog trails and more
RAPD CITY, SD - The Black Hills Stock Show All American Sheep Day will be held Feb. 6 at the Kjerstad Event Center in Rapid City, S.D. ("The goal of Sheep Day is to provide a total sheep industry experience for all attendees, whether or not they are sheep producers," said David O...
January 22, 2020

South Dakota man guilty of killing, dismembering girlfriend
PIERRE, SD - A South Dakota jury convicted a man of killing his girlfriend and dumping her dismembered body in a river in Michigan's Upper Peninsula last year. Jurors in Pierre on Tuesday found 45-year-old Stephen R. Falkenberg guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degr...
January 22, 2020

South Dakota board approves Keystone XL water permits
PIERRE, SD - The South Dakota Water Management Board has approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction. Keystone XL applied to draw water from the Cheyenne, White and Bad rivers in western South Dakota. The water will be used for drillin...
January 22, 2020

Police could be helped by virtual counselors in crisis calls
PIERRE. S.D. - A shortage of mental health professionals in rural South Dakota could be addressed by having trained counselors remotely assist police officers using readily available technology. State lawmakers are considering a package of eight bills this year aimed at address...
January 21, 2020

Prisoners raising money for Native American crime victims
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Prisoners at the South Dakota State Penitentiary are trying to raise money and awareness about Native American women who are crime victims. The non-profit organization ‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’ says Native American women are more th...
January 21, 2020

Beef, Beer and Broncs with SD Beef Council
PIERRE, SD- Beef will once again take center stage as the South Dakota Beef Industry Council works alongside of Sutton Rodeo, and Lost Cabin Beer Co. to bring Beef, Beer, and Broncs event to the Rodeo Zone. This event will be part of the 2020 Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo...
January 21, 2020

Montana sheriff says missing 16-year-old girl’s body found
BILLINGS, Mont. — A search team on Monday found the body of a 16-year-old girl near a Montana highway rest area where she was last reported seen on January 1, the Big Horn County sheriff said. The body of Selena Not Afraid was found by federal agents around 10:30 a.m., acc...
January 21, 2020

Lawmakers attempt to go paperless
PIERRE, S.D. - Lawmakers in Pierre return to the Capitol today to begin Week 2 of the South Dakota State Legislature. The pomp and circumstance of week 1 are now over and the slow roll of committee meetings, budget discussions, and lengthy floor sessions have begun. Lawmakers t...
January 21, 2020

Volkswagen settlement, in part, funds charging stations
BISMARCK, N.D. - Ten North Dakota communities will use part of a settlement with Volkswagen to build electric vehicle charging stations. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will send $2.7 million to the local governments and businesses for clean vehicle project...
January 21, 2020

2020’s Best & Worst States to Drive in – WalletHub Study
With U.S. traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers $87 billion in 2018 and the U.S. ranked 17th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best & Worst States to Drive in as well as accompanying videos. To determin...
January 21, 2020

South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard for Monday, January 20
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, January 20, South Dakota High School basketball scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Bennett County 58, Colome 37 Chamberlain 68, Bon Homme 41 Lemmon 73, Rapid City Christian 49 Mobridge-Pollock 74, Standing Rock, N.D. 40 Platte-Geddes 54, Gregor...
January 20, 2020

South Dakota Broadcasters Weekly Basketball Poll, Week of January 20
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 20 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.   Boys Class AA 1. Yankton (10) 7-...
January 20, 2020

James Theodore Bechtold
James “Jim” Theodore Bechtold, 74 of Spearfish, SD passed away peacefully on January 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. Jim was born June 26, 1945 in Baker, MT the second child of seven to Theodore “Ted” Bechtold and Leona (Scheuffele) Schafer. Ji...
January 20, 2020

William Rood Lovitt
William “Willie” Rood Lovitt, Spearfish house painter known for running the American Legion roller rink, his strong sense of civic duty and his spotless white paint clothes, died of natural causes January 18, 2020 at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veteran’s Home in ...
January 20, 2020

Agnes Scherer
Agnes was born in Sturgis, SD, on August 15, 1928, to Clinton A. and Mattie (Murphy) Thompson.  She graduated from Sturgis High School in 1946.      Agnes married Louie Scherer on February 22, 1947.  She devoted her life to raising her 6 children.&n...
January 20, 2020

South Dakotans fear a wet spring will lead to more flooding
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Weather data indicates the risk for spring flooding again in South Dakota is high. The state last year recorded the highest amount of precipitation on record and suffered widespread flooding. Mike Gillispie is a state climatologist for the National Weather...
January 20, 2020

South Dakota park and rec revenue declines
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota state parks and recreation areas brought in less revenue in 2019 compared to the prior year. Final numbers from the state Game, Fish and Parks Commission show fewer paid visitors and campers. Revenue dropped 4% overall. Parks division Al Nedve...
January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr Day being celebrated across state, country
UNDATED – Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Events to celebrate Mr. King’s life and legacy are taking place across the county – including right here in South Dakota. Faith Temple Church in Rapid City is celebrating Dr. King’s life in a celebration tha...
January 20, 2020

Clifford Clarence Rusch
Clifford Clarence Rusch, 94 of Spearfish, South Dakota, was called to his eternal home on January 16, 2020. Clifford was born on January 3, 1926, on the family farm near Onaka, South Dakota, to Clarence and Emma (Hagenlock) Rusch. Clifford grew up in the Seneca, SD area and grad...
January 20, 2020

Deadline nears to apply for Rypkema Memorial Colt Award
RAPID CITY, SD – Applications are open through January 25, 2020 for a chance to win a registered Quarter Horse colt from a reputation horse breeding family. The 9th Annual Rypkema Memorial Colt Award (made possible by the Lloyd Rypkema family of Rapid City, SD, and the Jim...
January 20, 2020

South Dakota sees slight decrease in average gas prices over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 25.8 cents per gallon higher th...
January 20, 2020

North Dakota officials warn of contractor scam in oil patch
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota attorney general's office is warning about a scam involving bogus contractors who have been taking advantage of unsuspecting rural homeowners in the oil patch. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order against Go...
January 20, 2020

Judge says conservation group can look into energy panel
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A conservation group can seek details from the Trump administration on whether it used the recommendations of a disbanded committee to craft policies on oil, gas and coal extraction. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says there is "a significant question"...
January 20, 2020

Wyoming's capital sees economic downturn due to job decrease
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A new report says Wyoming's capital city is experiencing an economic downturn driven by a reduction in local mining and construction jobs. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Cheyenne experienced a 5.5% reduction in local mining and construction jobs in the past ...
January 20, 2020

Authorities identify individual killed in crash near Nemo
NEMO, S.D. – A 66-year-old man has been identified as the person who died Sunday, Jan. 12, in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Nemo, S.D. A 2010 Honda CR-V was traveling northeast on Merritt Estates Road when the vehicle went into the east ditch. As the driver attempted to...
January 20, 2020

Mostert lifts 49ers to Super Bowl with 37-20 win vs Packers
SAN FRANCISCO - Raheem Mostert rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns to make quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo mostly a spectator, Nick Bosa harassed Aaron Rodgers from the start and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 37-20 for the NFC championship. The 49ers advan...
January 19, 2020

Mahomes' feet, arm lift Chiefs to Super Bowl over Titans
KANSAS CITY - Patrick Mahomes tiptoed down the sideline for a game-turning touchdown, added three TD passes, and the Kansas City Chiefs made their first Super Bowl in a half-century by beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24 for the AFC championship. In two weeks in Miami, they will...
January 19, 2020

Big third period gives Cincinnati win over Rush
CINCINNATI, OH - Dexter Dancs and Stephane Legault scored 55 seconds apart in the second period to give the Rapid City Rush a 3-1 lead, but the Cincinnati Cyclones scored five unanswered goals in the third period, one surrounded by a controversial review, to defeat the Rush by a ...
January 19, 2020

BHSU, Hardrocker men get Saturday night wins
UNDATED - Both Black Hills State and SD School of Mines mens' basketball teams got wins Saturday night. BHSU won their ninth consecutive game with a 65-61 win over Colorado Mines. The Jackets were led by Stefan Desnica with 14 points. The Hardrocker men also picked up a 71-49 ...
January 19, 2020

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest
UNDATED - A winter storm that dumped snow and sleet on the Midwest and Plains is creating travel headaches after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports...
January 18, 2020

Saturday night, January 18, High School Basketball scores
UNDATED - Basketball Scoreboard for Saturday, January 18: SOUTH DAKOTA SCORES: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Edgemont 48, Newell 37 Hettinger/Scranton, N.D. 51, Bison 42 New Underwood 55, Hot Springs 38 Philip 61, Colome 43 Stanley County 67, Bennett County 47 Sundance, Wyo. 54, ...
January 18, 2020

Spearfish wins BHC Tourney, High School Wresling Scoreboard for Saturday, January 18
UNDATED - Spearfish captured the team title at the Black Hills Conference Tournament in Spearfish Saturday. The Spartans finished on top with 187 points. Belle Fourche was second with 157.5 points and Lead-Deadwood was third with 135. Spearfish crowned six individual winners en...
January 18, 2020

Meade County Commission approves first reading of vendor license price increase
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade County Commission has approved first reading of a plan to increase vendor fees charged during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The plan is to raise fees $50, from $650 to $700. Vendor licenses will be for 12 consecutive days and those who appl...
January 18, 2020

Lawmakers weigh ban on many flavors of vaping products
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota lawmakers are considering banning many flavors of vaping products in order to curb usage among teens. Rep. Carl Perry, an Aberdeen Republican, filed a bill Thursday that would make it illegal to sell or possess vaping flavors other than min...
January 18, 2020

Legault's late goal powers Rush over Fuel
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Stephane Legault deflected a Tanner Karty shot behind Dan Bakala with 1:44 left in regulation as part of a three-point night to lead the Rapid City Rush to a 5-3 win over the Indy Fuel on Friday night. The win is the second this week at the midway point of a fo...
January 18, 2020

Friday Night, January 17, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, January 17, South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Rapid City Central 63, Campbell County, Wyo. 50 West River Tournament Consolation Semifinal Hot Springs 48, Edgemont 33 New Underwood 63, Newell 42 Semifinal F...
January 18, 2020

Area college basketball scores from Friday, January 17
UNDATED - Area college basketball scores from Friday, January 17: WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Colorado Mines 77, SD School of Mines 75 USF 80 vs. U-Mary 62 SMSU 85 vs. Minot State 61 Augustana 73 vs. Northern State 44 Bellevue 79 vs. Presentation 43 MEN'S BASKETBALL SD School of M...
January 18, 2020

Yellow Jacket men and women sink UCCS
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Black Hills State University men's basketball team held off a second half rally from UCCS to win 66-64. With this win, the Yellow Jackets make it eight in a row, move to 11-5 on the season and 8-2 in the RMAC, tying them in first place with Dixie State. The ...
January 18, 2020

George Rudolph Hlavka
George Rudolph Hlavka was born on May 31, 1926, in Plainview, SD, to Rudolph and Grace (Blake) Hlavka.      George was raised as an only child on a small ranch west of Howes, SD, and attended grade school at a country school.  He started high school in S...
January 17, 2020

Most awarded PRCA rodeo clown, entertainer in the arena at Rodeo Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD - When Keith Isley steps into the arena as the barrel man at Rodeo Rapid City, he will have an extra spring in his step. The ever energetic entertainer has been widely recognized as one of the greatest entertainers in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRC...
January 17, 2020

Rank bulls, fearless cowboys at PRCA Xtreme Bulls performance
Rapid City, SD.  – It’s all coming together to create a strong bull riding program within the world’s largest pro rodeo organization, the PRCA.  And nothing shines a light on the battle between man and beast like the PRCA Xtreme Bull Tour that opens st...
January 17, 2020

Monument Health officially joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health, formerly Regional Health, officially joins the Mayo Clinic Care Network today, Jan. 17, becoming part of a worldwide network of independent health care systems with special access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise. Physicians from...
January 17, 2020

Wallethub reports the real cost of smoking by state
UNDATED - With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State as well as accompanying videos. To encourage the estimated 34.2 mill...
January 17, 2020

Tribe official calls for better communication from lawmakers
PIERRE, S.D. - The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is urging South Dakota lawmakers to improve communication with Native American communities. In the annual State of the Tribes address, Lester Thompson singled out bills passed last year that were aimed at protests of the...
January 17, 2020

Rapid City Central rolls over Sturgis in Thursday night hoops
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Central Cobblers jumped out to a 12-5 lead and never looked back in a 54-27 rout of the Scoopers in girls basketball Thursday night. A well balanced attack gave the Cobblers a 28-7 advantage at halftime and a 15-6 third quarter all but put the g...
January 17, 2020

Stock show highlights both the science and the rancher in shows, sales
RAPID CITY, SD – Whether on the hoof or in a cryotank, consignors to the Black Hills Stock Show Jan. 31-Feb. 9 in Rapid City embody hearty genetics where both the science and the animal are on display. The Cattleman’s Commercial Heifer Show set for Sun., Feb. 2  ...
January 17, 2020

Thursday Night, January 16, high school basketball scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, January 16, High School basketball scorebaord: BOYS BASKETBALL Alcester-Hudson 55, Akron-Westfield, Iowa 48 Andes Central/Dakota Christian 47, Mitchell Christian 46 Arlington 67, Estelline/Hendricks 42 Baltic 53, Chester 42 Bon Homme 40, F...
January 17, 2020

High School Wrestling - Spearfish rolls over Douglas in dual
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Spearfish Spartans rolled to a 59-3 victory over Douglas in a high school wrestlin dual on Thursday. Douglas' lone win came at 170 pounds at Logan Bowden defeated Kolter Dobbins 4-2.  ...
January 17, 2020

RC Airport sees big 2019 numbers
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The numbers are in and they continue to show an upward trend at Rapid City Regional Airport. Stats came in for the number of enplaned passengers at the airport in 2019 and that number was up more than forty thousand from the previous year, a twelve percent in...
January 16, 2020

Rounds, Thune applaud USMCA Deal, but not all groups happy
WASHINGTON DC -- The U-S Senate today gave final passage to the United States Mexico Canada trade agreement, intended to replace the NAFTA agreement struck in the 1990's. The vote in the U-S Senate today was an overwhelming 89 to 10 vote. The bill now goes to President Trump for...
January 16, 2020

Daniel Savelsberg Beckman Sr.
Daniel Savelsberg Beckman Sr. was born August 13, 1947 in Rapid City, SD and passed away January 11, 2020 at his home on the ranch in Prairie City, SD.  Daniel was the youngest of six children born to Oscar "Ted" and Elva (Savelsberg) Beckman of Prairie City, SD.  He a...
January 16, 2020

Senate passes USMC Trade Agreement now on its way to President's desk
 WASHINGTON, DC – After threatening to delay a Senate vote on the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMC) Trade Agreement until after the completion of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., has had a change of ...
January 16, 2020

Mary Louise Nash
Mary was born on June 21, 1947, in Hettinger, ND, to Vernon and Fern (Bauman) Olson.  Mary was the oldest of 4 children.  She graduated Reeder High School in 1965.      Mary was united in marriage to Claude Iver Nash on October 15, 1965, and they ha...
January 16, 2020

Daisy Baumeister
Daisy was born to Helmer and Lily (Will) Norlin in Newell, SD, on November 1, 1931.  Daisy graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1951.  After graduating, she went to live with her aunt in Hartley, Iowa, where she met her husband, Lyle.  They moved back to Bel...
January 16, 2020

Mike Dawson returns to Huskers to coach outside linebackers
LINCOLN, Neb. — Mike Dawson will return to Nebraska to coach outside linebackers after spending the 2019 season in the NFL. Coach Scott Frost announced Thursday that he had rehired Dawson, who coached the Cornhuskers’ defensive line in 2018. Dawson was the New York G...
January 16, 2020

Wilson scores 22 as South Dakota State beats North Dakota; NDSU beats South Dakota
UNDATED - Douglas Wilson scored 22 points as South Dakota State romped past North Dakota 87-66. Noah Freidel had 16 points and six rebounds for South Dakota State, which won its fifth straight. Matt Mims added 14 points and Alou Dillon had 12 points. Marlon Stewart had 17 point...
January 16, 2020

Rush blast Thunder to start four game week
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Charles-David Beaudoin helped quarterback a power play that struck three times for the Rapid City Rush, and coupled with his four points and six other mutli-point efforts from his teammates, demolished the Wichita Thunder by an 8-2 score on Wednesday night. The...
January 16, 2020

Sharing ag story part of SD Farm Bureau programs at stock show
RAPID CITY, SD - South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will be part of the Black Hills Stock Show (BHSS) taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Central States Fairgrounds Jan. 31 to Feb. 9 in Rapid City.Livestock shows and sales, professional rodeos, trade show and educati...
January 16, 2020

Legislation would allow for electronic monitoring in elder care facilities
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A proposed House bill that would allow for electronic monitoring in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities has been introduced in the South Dakota legislature. House Bill 1056 reads "a resident or the resident's authorized representative may i...
January 16, 2020

Virus killing birds in Rapid City, surrounding areas
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - Dying  birds in Rapid City have reached a level that is prompting the state's Game Fish and Parks Department to investigate. People first started reporting dead birds at the end of 2019.  The public reported as many as 100 more deaths so far in...
January 16, 2020

SDEA President Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address
PIERRE, S.D. - In her State of the State Address, Governor Noem stated that since the budget address in December, state revenue projections have improved.  She went on to say that it will be her priority to use those additional dollars to fund increases for state aid to educ...
January 15, 2020

Longest-serving South Dakota chief justice bids farewell
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has delivered his final State of the Judiciary address in Pierre. The judge used his 19th speech to the Legislature to push for a court system that helps people address drug addiction and stay out of priso...
January 15, 2020

For the younger set there's plenty of fun at Stock Show, Rodeo Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD – The first weekend of Rodeo Rapid City and the Black Hills Stock Show focuses on the next generation – young people. Known for its dedication to the annual Black Hills Stock Show Youth Day, set for Fri., Jan. 31 and Sat., Feb. 1, volunteers with the A...
January 15, 2020

Ronald George Schuttler
Ronald George Schuttler died on January 11, 2020 at his home in Spearfish, South Dakota. A vigil service will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, January 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spearfish and funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Tuesday, January 21 at St. Joseph.  ...
January 15, 2020

Noem, South Dakota Producers Join Trump for Signing of U.S.-China Trade Deal
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem, accompanied by two South Dakota producers, today joined President Donald Trump at the White House as he signed the first phase of the United States-China Trade Agreement. The finalized deal is expected to double the ag goods China buys from Am...
January 15, 2020

Don't kid yourself...the Kiddie Korral at Rodeo Rapid City attracts all ages
RAPID CITY, SD – A busy mother herself, Amy Muller knew what was missing from the civic center during Rodeo Rapid City and Black Hills Stock Show….a kid’ zone.  So she created one…..in the Rodeo Zone.  This unique trade show is on display and ...
January 15, 2020

Lawmakers consider banning transgender operations for minors
PIERRE, S.D. - Lawmakers in South Dakota are considering whether to ban doctors from performing gender-transition operations and treatment on minors. A bill introduced to the Republican-dominated Legislature would make it a felony for doctors to perform surgeries or administer ...
January 15, 2020

Woman, man died in apparent murder-suicide in Gillette
GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 36-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northeastern Wyoming, police said. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said a relative found their bodies late Friday morning. An investigation indicated Richard Massman shot...
January 15, 2020

VA BHHCS Seeks Entries for 2020 Veterans Creative Arts Competition
STURGIS, S.D. - VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is seeking entries for their annual creative arts competition.  This is an exciting opportunity for Veterans to demonstrate their skills in visual arts, creative writing, and performing arts. Veterans enrolled at ...
January 15, 2020

Cold weather, snow cover allow for pile burns
STURGIS, S.D. - Great Plains Fire Dispatch says the cold weather and snow cover are allowing crews to catch up on pile burning around the Black Hills. The Black Hat and Bear Mountain Handcrews began burning approximately 140 slash piles in the Boulder Canyon area Tuesday and wil...
January 15, 2020

Free agent Josh Donaldson chooses Twins
UNDATED (AP) - Free agent Josh Donaldson has found a landing spot. A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins have worked out a four-year, $92 million contract with the third baseman and 2015 American League MVP. The 34-year-old Donaldson returned after an injury-...
January 15, 2020

Rapid City Central rolls over Douglas in Tuesday night wrestling dual
BOX ELDER, S.D. - Rapid City Central rolled to a 63-15 dual victory over Douglas in Tuesday Night Wrestling action. Douglas left several weight classes open, and the forfeit victories for Central were much for the Patriots to overcome. Douglas got an early win at the 106 pound ...
January 15, 2020

Police in Rapid City arrest suspect in knife store robbery
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police in Rapid City have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery of the Knife Worx store in the Rushmore Mall on Monday. Daniel Kline, 19 of Rapid City was arrested in the 700 block of St. Cloud Street around 9 o'clock Tuesday evening According to comm...
January 15, 2020

Pierre wins first game of season with 60-53 victory over Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - Pierre outscored Sturgis 16-7 in the third quarter and held on to the lead in the fourth to get their first win of the season - a 60-53 victory Tuesday night. Sturgis jumped on top of Pierre early, outscoring the Govs 16-11 in the first quarter. Pierre, however...
January 14, 2020

South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard; Tuesday, January 14
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, January 14, High School Basketball Scoreboard:   BOYS BASKETBALL Arlington 68, Deuel 29 Bowman County, N.D. 60, Lemmon 58 Brandon Valley 61, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 58 Castlewood 78, Lake Preston 56 Corsica/Stickney 57, Mitchell Chr...
January 14, 2020

South Dakota reports 3 flu deaths, 1st of the season
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota has reported three flu deaths, the first deaths of the season. The South Dakota Department of Health says the deaths were reported in Deuel and Mellette counties, and those who died were all 50 years or older. State epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayto...
January 14, 2020

Judge: South Dakota to pay lawyer fees after fundraising ban
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota taxpayers will pay nearly $115,000 in lawyer fees to plaintiffs who challenged an initiated measure that prohibited ballot question committees from accepting out-of-state money. The measure, approved by the state's voters in 2018, was pushed by legis...
January 14, 2020

Prestigious high school competition part of Rodeo Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD - An Xtreme Showcase of South Dakota’s finest high school cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in the Barnett Arena of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during  Rodeo Rapid City’s 20X Showcase, Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1:00 pm. The top three cowboys and ...
January 14, 2020

World champions return for PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour
RAPID CITY, SD - The PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has always signaled that a new rodeo season is underway.  This year is no different as the Tour returns to Rodeo Rapid City, Fri., January 31.   Thirty of the world’s top bull riders w...
January 14, 2020

Honorees named for 2020 Black Hills Stock Show
RAPID CITY, SD – Each year, the Black Hills Stock Show awards individuals and businesses who have been instrumental in their support of the Central States Fair and stock show.  This year’s honorees include John Powell ,McIntosh, SD,  Silver Spur; Krebs Ranch...
January 14, 2020

Noem pushes for economic development in State of the State
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Kristi Noem used her second State of the State speech to lay out her vision for growing the state’s economy. She touted the potential of a home-grown cybersecurity force and a continued focus on programs to broaden the state’s agriculture industr...
January 14, 2020

Samuel Dennis Offerdahl
Samuel Dennis Offerdahl, 45 of Beulah, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 12, 2020. Sam was born on April 26, 1974 in Deadwood, SD to Elroy Dennis and Jacquelyn Ann (Cox) Offerdahl. Sam enjoyed his hobbies which included riding his Harley motorcycles &ldquo...
January 14, 2020

William P. McGrath Jr
William “Bill” P. McGrath Jr., 66 of Spearfish died Monday, January 13, 2020 at his home. Vigil services will be held at 6:00pm, Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spearfish. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30am, Saturday, Januar...
January 14, 2020

Gary Kenneth Vig
Gary Kenneth Vig was born in Sturgis, SD, on May 4, 1950.  He was born the second of three children to Kenneth and Dagny (Kvernan) Vig of Stoneville, SD.  He lived on the Kvernan homestead until 1958 when they moved to the Old Stoneville Road location.  He went to ...
January 14, 2020

U.S., China to sign phase one trade deal this week
WASHINGTON, DC –  The signing of the phase one trade agreement between China and U.S. is scheduled to take place at the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  Appearing on Fox News over the weekend,  U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the details of the ...
January 14, 2020

GAO to investigate oil refinery exemptions, impact to ethanol producers
WASHINGTON, DC – South Dakota House Representative Dusty Johnson is on board with a letter written by bipartisan members of the House Biofuels Caucus requesting an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) misuse of small refinery exemptions. The GAO ac...
January 14, 2020

Rapid City's Prairie Edge named Retailer of the Year
PIERRE, S.D. – Prairie Edge in Rapid City was recently named Retailer of the Year at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre. SDRA has presented the Retailer of the Year Award annually since 1982 to recognize businesses committed to excellenc...
January 14, 2020

Hill City's Alpine Inn receives restaurant of the year award
PIERRE, S.D. – The Alpine Inn, an iconic Black Hills restaurant, received the first annual Restaurant of the Year award this week at the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) annual banquet in Pierre. The award recognizes a restaurant that has earned a reputation for e...
January 14, 2020

Commodity checkoff reform legislation filed in U.S. House and Senate
WASHINGTON, DC – A bill that has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate is getting pushback from commodity organizations that collect a checkoff. The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act was introduced earlier this mon...
January 14, 2020

Meade School District, Superintendent Simmons parting ways
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School District and its superintendent are going their separate ways. Jeff Simmons, during his monthly school board recap visit with KBHB News this morning, confirmed the news. "It's time to move on and let the school district find new leade...
January 14, 2020

Lack of federal reimbursement for wolf predation prompts state action
CASPER, WY (AP) - A Wyoming lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to create a new state compensation program for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. John Winter, of Thermopolis, would create a fund with $90,000 to reimburse ranchers over a t...
January 14, 2020

LSU rolls in second half to take College Football crown
UNDATED - Joe Burrow's latest virtuoso performance has turned the LSU Tigers into CFP champions. The Heisman Trophy winner threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns as the boys from Baton Rouge whipped the defending-champion Clemson Tigers, 42-25. Burrow also ran for 58 yards and ...
January 14, 2020

Monday Night, January 13, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, January 13, South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Bridgewater-Emery 55, Colman-Egan 41 Tri-State, N.D. 57, Waverly-South Shore 44 Viborg-Hurley 82, Alcester-Hudson 35 Wakpala 59, Dupree 49   GIRLS BASKETBA...
January 13, 2020

South Dakota High School Prep Basketball Poll for week of January 13
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 13 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.   Boys Class AA 1. Brandon Valley ...
January 13, 2020

Rapid City police investigating two armed robberies Monday
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police are investigating two armed robberies that took place Monday. The first robbery happened at the Boyd’s Drug Mart on East Saint Patrick Street. Police say a man wearing a surgical mask brandished a gun and demanded medication from...
January 13, 2020

Four bodies recovered from small plane crash in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. — Authorities recovered the bodies of four people on Sunday from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in southern Montana. The bodies were taken to the state morgue in Billings and autopsies were planned Monday to identify the victims, Yellowstone Cou...
January 13, 2020

South Dakota gas prices hold relatively stable over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 1.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 28.1 cents per gallon higher tha...
January 13, 2020

2020’s Best States to Retire – WalletHub Study
UNDATED - With 26 percent of all nonretired adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best States to Retire as well as accompanying videos. To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-f...
January 13, 2020

Deputy finds lost person on Project Lifesaver
RAPID CITY, S.D. - An elderly male on Project Lifesaver walked away from his house in Rapid City, January 12, 2020. The call came in about 4:00 am. The wife last saw her husband around 10:00 pm the night before when she went to bed. Just as the Sheriff’s Office was powerin...
January 13, 2020

Stray Gathering at stock show celebrates cowboy roots and country music
RAPID CITY, SD - If you’re a rancher, you do stray gathering for a living.  Leave it to a cowboy to make a competition out of chore work which is what the Black Hills Stock Show Stray Gathering is – a competition with a hefty payout and a chance for fans to put s...
January 13, 2020

New security measures debut at state capitol
PIERRE, SD - Visitors entering the State Capitol in Pierre this morning are being greeted by a host of new security measures now in place. South Dakota Highway Patrol Officers now stand guard at a formal screening room located just off the Capitol north entrance.  All visit...
January 13, 2020

Walmart opens its own beef processing plant
THOMASVILLE, GA - Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S., is getting into the beef business. The Arkansas-based company will make a notable move for a purveyor of groceries: opening a 200,000-square-foot meatpacking plant built specifically to process Black Angus beef. The fac...
January 13, 2020

Packers hold off Seahawks 28-23 to reach NFC title game
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have reached the NFC championship game by beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-23. Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns for the Packers on Sunday night. They will play at top-seeded San Francisco ...
January 12, 2020

Chiefs rally from 24-0 hole to beat Texans 51-31 in playoffs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart. The Chief...
January 12, 2020

Vaive nets hat trick to win Cyclones the series
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Cincinnati Cyclones Captain Justin Vaive struck three times against the Rapid City Rush, powering the visiting side to a 6-2 win on Saturday night. The win gives the Cyclones two in three games played head-to-head this week. For the first time in the series, C...
January 12, 2020

Rapid City Stevens places third at Bismarck Rotary
BISMARCK, N.D. - Rapid City Stevens brought home third place from the Bismarck Rotary Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Stevens finished with a two day score of 205.5 Sidney won the tournament with 295.5 and Bismarck High School was second with a 223.5. The Raiders crowned a coup...
January 12, 2020

Man killed in Lawrence County crash near Nemo
NEMO, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning southwest of Nemo, S.D. The name of the victim has not yet been released pending notification of family members. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. A 2010 Honda CR-V was traveling...
January 12, 2020

Area College Basketball Scores from Saturday, January 11
UNDATED - Area college basketball scores for Saturday, January 11: Men’s College Basketball BHSU 51, Regis University 49 SD School of Mines 85, Colorado Christian 73 SDSU 70, Fort Wayne 61 USD 91, UNO 81 Sioux Falls 74, Concordia-St. Paul 59 Winona State 79, Augustan...
January 11, 2020

Custer holds off Sturgis girls and boys Saturday
CUSTER, S.D. - Custer came away with victories over Sturgis in both girls and boys games Saturday night. In the girls game, the Wildcats rode Josey Wahlstrom's 12 points to a 42-39 victory. The Wildcats held off a late Scooper rally as Wahlstrom knocked down two free throws to ...
January 11, 2020

Saturday Night, January 11, South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, January 11, South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Aberdeen Christian 63, Ipswich 29 Baltic 55, Beresford 54 Central Lyon, Rock Rapids, Iowa 69, West Central 65 Chester 51, Garretson 38 Clark/Willow Lake 6...
January 11, 2020

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings
SAN FRANCISCO - Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco's defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers' 27-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round. The Niners' first playoff gam...
January 11, 2020

Area College Basketball Scores from Friday, January 10
UNDATED - Area college basketball scores from Friday, January 10: Men’s College Basketball BHSU 82, Colorado Christian 67 Regis 75, SD School of Mines 61 Sioux Falls 71, MSU-Mankato 64 Concordia-STP 79, SMSU 70 Upper Iowa 110, Augustana 100 Northern State 97, Crookst...
January 11, 2020

Duffy, Sjerven lead No. 22 South Dakota women to 77-44 win
VERMILLION, S.D. - Ciarra Duffy and Hannah Sjerven combined for 14 points in a pivotal third quarter and the No. 22 South Dakota women beat Omaha 77-44 for the Coyotes' fourth straight win. The Coyotes extended a two-point first-quarter lead to 13 at halftime and then outscored...
January 11, 2020

North Dakota St. wins 8th FCS title 28-20 over James Madison
FRISCO, Texas - North Dakota State won its eighth FCS national championship in nine years. Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, with a clutch 44-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter, in a 28-20 win over James Madison on Saturday. The Bison stretch...
January 11, 2020

Michael Richardson
Michael “Mike” Richardson, 58, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at his home due to complications from diabetes.      Mike, the owner of Michael's Catering, was a lover of all types of food!  He and his staff thoroughly enjoyed cateri...
January 10, 2020

Friday Night, January 10, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, January 10, High School Basketball scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Arlington 71, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 49 Brandon Valley 60, Brookings 35 Bridgewater-Emery 82, Freeman 35 Burke 71, Centerville 53 Crow Creek 81, McLaughlin 57 DeSmet 63, Dell...
January 10, 2020

Man charged in fatal hit and run pleads not guilty Friday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City man accused of a fatal hit and run in December entered a plea of not guilty during a court appearance Friday. 25-year old Zachary Fegueroa pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide in the death of Joseph Martinez, along with hit and run ...
January 10, 2020

AG asks Legislature again to rein in presumptive probation
PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is asking lawmakers to limit the circumstances in which judges must sentence low-level felons to probation rather than prison. The proposal is part of the Republican attorney general's legislative priorities released Friday. Rav...
January 10, 2020

BHSS Stallion Row moves to Kjerstad Event Center
RAPID CITY, SD – When organizers of the Black Hills Stock Show were considering moving all horse-related events to the Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds, one of the considerations was a popular – yet often somewhat in the background display &ndas...
January 10, 2020

Technical Institutes Name Change Legislation to be Introduced
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Technical Education is endorsing legislation designed to change the names of the state’s four technical institutes to technical colleges. The proposed legislation will be sponsored by Representative Hugh Bartels (R-Watertown) a...
January 10, 2020

BHSS Horse Sale expects strong showing and now all at one location
RAPID CITY, SD – When it comes to performance horse sales, the Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale is among those held up as a benchmark.  That’s because it records some of the highest sale averages in the country and everyone wants a piece of that pie, says Dean J...
January 10, 2020

Ballot petition circulators law ruled unconstitutional
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A federal judge has ruled a new state law that requires ballot petition circulators to register and be included in a directory is unconstitutional. The organization SD Voice filed a lawsuit to stop the law from taking effect in July. It required petition c...
January 10, 2020

Proposed gas plant could reduce flaring in Bakken oil patch
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A proposed gas plant could help reduce wasteful flaring in the northern region of the Bakken oil patch. Outrigger Energy, of Denver, wants to build a plant in Williams County capable of processing up to 450 million cubic feet of gas per day. CEO Dave Ke...
January 10, 2020

Tri-State to close coal facilities in Colorado, New Mexico
ENVER (AP) - Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association plans to close two of its coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Colorado and New Mexico. The utility plans to close the Escalante Station in New Mexico by the end of this year. It also plans to close two unit...
January 10, 2020

One person dead, two hurt in Codington County crash
WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person died and two others were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Thursday night west of Watertown. Names of the three people involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. A 2002 Toyota Highlan...
January 10, 2020

Dwight Earl Cundy
Dwight Earl Cundy was born July 17, 1943, in Spearfish, SD, to Isaac Earl and Mildred Mae (Engelson) Cundy.  He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1961.  He entered the US Navy later that year.      Dwight was a life-long learner and had several ...
January 10, 2020

Donna Lee Miller
Donna was born to Glenn and Ida Murray on February 14, 1935, in Sturgis.  She graduated from Sturgis High School and attended Black Hills State College in 1954 through May, 1955, then worked at the Meade County school cafeteria.  Shortly after, she married Dean Miller o...
January 10, 2020

Rodeo Rapid City brings PRCA performances, bronc futurities, ranch rodeo and more to Black Hills Stock Show
RAPID CITY, SD - Rodeo Rapid City in its 43rd year, is one of the top PRCA rodeos in the nation, nominated 18 times as PRCA’s “Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year”, winning this award twice!   Held in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center’s Barnett Arena, (...
January 10, 2020

SDSU women win tightly contested game over Denver
DENVER, Col. - South Dakota State women's basketball claimed a tightly contested 86-79 victory over Denver Thursday evening at Hamilton Gymnasium in Denver, Colo. The Jackrabbits advanced to 12-6 on the season with a perfect 4-0 mark in Summit League action, while Denver fell t...
January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 9, South Dakota Prep Wrestling Scores
UNDATED - Here is your South Dakota High School Wrestling Scoreboard from Thursday, January 9: Canton 64, Custer 6 BELLE FOURCHE QUAD: Belle Fourche 60, St Thomas More 18 Belle Fourche 66, Hill City 18 Spearfish 49, Belle Fourche 28 Spearfish 66, Hill City 15 Spearfish 66,...
January 10, 2020

Thursday Night, January 9, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, January 9, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Burke 64, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 30 Custer 73, Hill City 37 Deubrook 60, Iroquois 56 Deuel 60, Webster 57, OT Edgemont 43, Crawford, Neb. 34 Ethan 56, Avon 26 ...
January 10, 2020

Sanctioned Quarter Horse events ahead of Black Hills Stock Show attracts thousands
RAPID CITY, SD – Horse related events held just prior to the Black Hills Stock Show continue to expand. What started out as hundreds of entries in various events now numbers well into the thousands as performance Quarter Horse owners, trainers and riders pack the fairground...
January 9, 2020

Gas pipeline, processing plant proposed in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Denver company is proposing a 70-mile natural gas pipeline to a planned processing plant in western North Dakota. Officials say Outrigger Energy's project brings to six the number of similar facilities planned to come online by the end of next year. Outrigg...
January 9, 2020

Top seeds back in action as NFL's divisional round kicks off
UNDATED - The bye-week breaks are over for the top two seeds in the AFC and NFC after a wild wild-card weekend to open the NFL playoffs. That means it's back to work for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Same for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jimmy Garop...
January 9, 2020

Vikings WR Thielen questionable with ankle injury vs. 49ers
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has an ankle injury. He is listed as questionable for the playoff game Saturday at San Francisco. Thielen was wearing a wrap on his left ankle after practice Thursday. He says he was tangled up with a teammate on the fi...
January 9, 2020

Award winning Percheron Hitch returns to Rodeo Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD -  They’re big and beautiful.  And yeah, they smell good too. So just what does a 2,200 pound horse and a .3 ounce vial of essential oils have in common? More than you might think.  The Young Living Essential Oils Percherons will be on displa...
January 9, 2020

New youth beef show added to Black Hills Stock Show lineup
RAPID CITY, SD – Among the many, many events and venues offered by the Black Hills Stock Show every year, one thing was missing.  Until now. The inaugural “Show Rite Youth Beef Show” will premier Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 in the Rushmore Hall of the Rushmore ...
January 9, 2020

Noem drops opposition to hemp, but calls for what she calls guardrails
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Kristi Noem says she won't veto legislation allowing hemp to be grown in the state. Noem said in an interview with KELO that she'll drop her opposition to hemp provided lawmakers stick to “guardrails” to regulate hemp. Noem made it clear she wa...
January 9, 2020

Plant based launch of breakfast product violates US labeling laws says NPPC
Des Moines, IA - The National Pork Producers Council says Impossible Foods' naming of its plant-based products are designed to mimic real pork and is a violation of U.S. labelling law, according to a release from the council.It cites law that prohibits the use of words that redef...
January 9, 2020

Authorities in Pierre identify body found along Missouri River
PIERRE, S.D. - Authorities investigating the discovery of a body found along the Missouri River in Pierre Monday have learned the name of the woman found just off the Lewis and Clark Trail just east of the Down’s Marina Peninsula. “We were able to identify the body ...
January 9, 2020

Philip woman wins $25,000 a year for life
PIERRE,S.D.— Karen Hart’s trip to her local grocery store will pay dividends for the rest of her life thanks to a last-minute decision to buy a Lucky For Life ticket. Hart’s purchase will yield her $25,000 a year for the rest of her life, as she claimed the Luc...
January 8, 2020

Oglala president seeking federal help in dealing with meth
PINE RIDGE, S.D. - The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking for federal help in dealing with methamphetamine use on the reservation that he says has contributed to homicides. In a proclamation declaring a state of emergency, Julian Bear Runner says families on the Pine...
January 8, 2020

Two men missing on Pine Ridge Reservation feared dead
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Officials say they fear the two men missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation may have died of exposure. Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Emergency Management director Steve Wilson says 23-year-old Robert “RJ” Kills Enemy Jr. and 25-year-old Vincent St...
January 8, 2020

Man found dead in Rapid Creek identified Tuesday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Police have identified the man found Tuesday morning in Rapid City. Police report he is 29-year-old Anthony DeLeon of Rapid City. Spokesman Brenden Medina says an autopsy has been conducted and preliminary results have indicated not evidence of fou...
January 8, 2020

Sturgis rolls over Rapid City Central in wrestling dual
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Sturgis won their first five matches en route to a 55-17 victory over Rapid City Central in Tuesday night wrestling action. It was a big win for Sturgis, who sits just behind Central in the wrestling polls this week. Central is ranked fifth and Sturgis is sixt...
January 8, 2020

South Dakota Prep Wrestling Scoreboard for Tuesday, January 7
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday, January 7, Prep Wrestling Scoreboard: Sturgis 55, Rapid City Central 17 Milbank 54, Sisseton 24 Mitchell 43, Yankton 24 Pierre T.F. Riggs 69, Brookings 9 Canton DAK 12 Canton 60, Dell Rapids 18 Canton 57, Madison 18 Dell Rapids 45, Vermilli...
January 7, 2020

Tuesday Night, January 7, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, January 7, High School Basketball Scoreboard:   BOYS BASKETBALL Bridgewater-Emery 54, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 46 Dakota Valley 74, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 68 Freeman Academy/Marion 64, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 50 Gayville-Volin ...
January 7, 2020

Truck driver injured after crash near Custer
CUSTER, S.D.  – The highway patrol says a man was hurt following a log truck accident near Custer. The accident happened around 7:20 yesterday morning near Six Mile road and Long Draw Road. The 32-year-old driver was transporting a fully loaded logging truck when he ...
January 7, 2020

Whitewood group gets grant for building development
WHITEWOOD, S.D. – Black Hills Energy has presented the We-Do Whitewood Economic Development group with a $10,000 check for building development. The Whitewood organization is a group promoting growth in the northern hills community. Whitewood aims to attract a bigger work...
January 7, 2020

Dwaine Dodds
Dwaine "Bud" Dodds, 89 of Spearfish died January 2, 2020 at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare Bud was born on November 4, 1930 in Deadwood, SD to Chester and Edna (Dillavou) Dodds. He graduated from Spearfish High School in 1948.  From there, ranched east of Spearfish until he r...
January 7, 2020

Jerry Lee Murray
Jerry Lee Murray, 85 of Spearfish died January 2, 2020 at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10am, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. J...
January 7, 2020

Myron Sullivan II
Myron Sullivan II, was born in Lead, SD to Margaret and Myron Sullivan on July 30th, 1955. He was the youngest of their three children and only son. He spent his life in the Blacks Hills, living in both Lead and Spearfish, SD. He passed away due to complications of open heart sur...
January 7, 2020

Bonita Poss
Bonita Poss, age 83, of Watseka, Illinois, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with the funeral service starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, at the First Lutheran Chu...
January 7, 2020

Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter
UNDATED - Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The company said Monday it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in For...
January 7, 2020

Pork industry calls out CBS 60 Minutes broadcast for inaccuracies
DES MOINES, IA - The National Pork Producers Council has responded to Sunday’s "60 Minutes" story on antibiotic use in pork production, saying it failed to include “critical information” about modern pork production. The 60 minutes story inc...
January 7, 2020

The year's best and worst states to raise a family
UNDATED -  It's a new year, and with fresh starts in mind – hiring is up and the U.S. recently experienced a 50-year low in the national unemployment rate, for instance – the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best & Worst ...
January 7, 2020

Roland Theodore Dexter
Roland Theodore Dexter, 90 of Lead, South Dakota, died on January 4, 2020. Roland was born on May 17, 1929 to William and Emma Dexter at home in Holt County in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. He was the sixth of seven children. At the age of 17, he started teaching in Nebraska rura...
January 7, 2020

Woman abducted in Sioux Falls found dead
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police say a woman abducted in Sioux Falls has been found dead. Authorities say the body of Pasqalina Esen Badi was found Monday afternoon along a road just outside the Sioux Falls city limits. At a news briefing Tuesday, Lt. Terry Matia said a 19-year-old...
January 7, 2020

Legislature invites Crow Creek leader to give Tribes address
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota legislators have invited the Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman to deliver the annual State of the Tribes address. Lester Thompson Jr. hasn't said yet whether he will accept. The invitation is a shift from plans to have Secretary of Tribal Relations ...
January 7, 2020

Excellence in nursing awards handed out
FORT MEADE, S.D. - Each year, VA Black Hills Health Care System honors select individuals for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ Awards For Excellence In Nursing. Ceremonies were held at Fort Meade and Hot Springs to celebrate the achievements of five outstanding nursing pr...
January 7, 2020

Fire crews in Rapid City respond to fire deemed suspicious
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City fire responded to a call on Saint Patrick Street Monday night. Lt. Jim Bussell says it was a fire in an unoccupied home – the second such fire since Christmas. He says last night’s fire, like the earlier one, is suspicious. The l...
January 7, 2020

Another major U.S. milk seller files for bankruptcy
DALLAS, TX - Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy, becoming the second major U.S. milk seller to do so in two months as competitive pressures, declining consumption and falling profits made its debt load unsustainable.Bloomberg reports that the Dallas-based company listed assets...
January 7, 2020

Crude oil, fracking water spill reported in Dunn County
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Officials say high winds caused a power outage that led to a produced water and oil spill in Dunn County. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality was notified Monday, Jan. 6 of the spill at a salt water disposal facility operated by Hunt Oil Co...
January 7, 2020

South Dakota company gives $10 million in holiday bonuses
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota company has awarded holiday bonuses its 120 employees likely won't forget. Myrl & Roy's Paving gave its workers $10 million in bonuses ranging from $5,000 to $400,000 depending on length of employment and job duties. One of the owners,...
January 7, 2020

South Dakota High School Basketball Poll for Week of January 6
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 6 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.   Boys Class AA 1. Brandon Valley (...
January 6, 2020

Monday Night, January 6, Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, January 6, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Aberdeen Christian 67, Waverly-South Shore 45 Arlington 64, Castlewood 54 Avon 66, Colome 34 Dell Rapids St. Mary 71, Estelline/Hendricks 40 Deubrook 52, Wilmot 41 Elkton-Lak...
January 6, 2020

South Dakotans to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakotans will vote this year on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years and older. Secretary of State Steve Barnett said Monday his office has validated a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for adults 21 a...
January 6, 2020

Victim of Pine Ridge homicide is identified
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Federal officials have released the identification of the man killed early Friday morning in Pine Ridge — but have released few other details. Casey L. Weston, 30, from Pine Ridge was killed in a residence in Pine Ridge, according to FBI Spokesman ...
January 6, 2020

Rapid City Council member announces run for state house
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City council member has announced her candidacy for South Dakota Representative in District 32. Becky Drury is serving on Ward One on the Rapid City Common Council. On the council, Drury served as Vice Chair during the 2018-2019 term and current...
January 6, 2020

Body found along Missouri River Monday
PIERRE, S.D. - Pierre Police are investigating after a body was found along the Missouri River Monday morning.   Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says Central South Dakota Communications received a 911 call around 10 am that a body was located on the riverbank of the ...
January 6, 2020

United Way of the Black Hills announces final fundraising numbers
RAPID CITY, S.D. The United Way of the Black Hills says they have once again hit or exceeded its fundraising goals for 2019. The local United Way goal was $2.2 million. The charity raised $2,209,411. By regions: Rapid City - $1,884,288, which exceeded their goal.Sturgis - $95,0...
January 6, 2020

State vet Odekoven talks about next move for electronic animal identification
PIERRE, SD  – After the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials back-pedaled on yet another plan to replace visual tags with radio-frequency tracking for cattle moving interstate, the most pressing question is where does advancing traceability technology go from here?...
January 6, 2020

Gillette woman wanted in meth distribution case in custody
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Gillette woman wanted in connection with a federal investigation into a methamphetamine distribution ring has been arrested. The Gillette News Record reports that 40-year-old Billie Jo Adams was arrested Dec. 28 in Cheyenne and was transferred to Campell Coun...
January 6, 2020

Woman arrested in Sioux Falls homicide
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman accused of being an accessory to a fatal shooting in Sioux Falls has been booked into the Minnehaha County Jail. The 27-year-old Sioux Falls woman was taken into custody on Sunday. Krista Kruckenberg was wanted on two counts of being an accessory t...
January 6, 2020

Cowboys pick McCarthy to replace Garrett as coach
DALLAS, Texas - A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says the Dallas Cowboys and Mike McCarthy have reached a deal for the former Green Bay coach to succeed Jason Garrett. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't anno...
January 6, 2020

Public invited to Taste of Sturgis fundraiser
STURGIS, SD - The fifth annual Taste of Sturgis - a fundraiser for the Sturgis and Meade County Historical Society - will be held Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Sturgis City Auditorium. Admission is $10 per person, The event begins at 5:30  p.m. and will continue until the food r...
January 6, 2020

Missouri River power from upstream dams increases in 2019
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The wet weather that caused flooding problems in much of the Midwest last year had one small benefit: electric generation from the Missouri River's six upstream dams was up 5.6 percent. It was the first time time this century the river had back-to-back yea...
January 6, 2020

Despite mideast tension, South Dakota gas prices fall over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 3.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 26.7 cents per gallon higher th...
January 6, 2020

Regional Health Dermatology in Rapid City moves to 5th Street
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health Dermatology in Rapid City has moved to 2805 Fifth St. Dermatologist Siri Knutsen-Larson, M.D., and the Rapid City dermatology team, including Tandis Hoffman, PA-C, and Sarah Rodolph, DNP, began seeing patients at the Fifth Street Medical Clinic ...
January 6, 2020

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs
NEW ORLEANS - Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saints in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs. Dalvin Cook gained 130 yards from scrimmage and scored two to...
January 5, 2020

Rush win rubber match behind Coulter's power play goals
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT - Tyler Coulter scored twice on the power play in the second period, Brennan Saulnier registered a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick”, and Tyler Parks stopped all but two of 51 shots to lead the Rapid City Rush to a 5-2 win over the Utah Grizzlies on Sunday ...
January 5, 2020

College Basketball Scoreboard, Saturday, January 4
UNDATED - College Basketball scores for Saturday, January 4: Men’s College Basketball Black Hills State 87, Colorado Mesa 79 SD School of Mines 71, Western Colorado 55 SDSU 91, Western Illinois 56 Sioux Falls 65, Augustana 59 Northern State 72, Winona State 68 SMSU 6...
January 4, 2020

Tow Operator Killed in Crash Saturday Morning
WATERTOWN, S.D. - On 1/4/2020 at approximately 8:35AM, the Watertown Police Department, along with the Codington County Sheriff’s Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol and Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a roadway fatality. According to Police Corporal Juan Flores, A ...
January 4, 2020

Patrol reports one dead in Moody County crash
BROOKINGS, S.D. – One person died in a fatal crash Saturday morning on Interstate 29 west of Flandreau. Names of those involved are not yet being released pending notification of family. A 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 pickup, pulling a trailer with a Utility Terrain ...
January 4, 2020

Authorities seek help from public in Pine Ridge homicide
PINE RIDGE, S.D. - Tribal and federal authorities have asked for the public's help after a homicide in Pine Ridge. The Oglala Sioux Department of Public Safety says someone was killed early Friday morning at a home south of the Pizza Hut in Pine Ridge. The department says it'...
January 4, 2020

Scooper boys and girls get wins over Lead-Deadwood
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Scooper girls basketball team handed the Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers their first loss of the season with a 34-29 victory Saturday. Sturgis used a 12-5 run in the second quarter to pull ahead 17-12 at halftime. The Golddiggers would hang right with the S...
January 4, 2020

Saturday Night, January 4, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, January 4, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Belle Fourche 59, Lemmon 46 Brookings 52, Pierre 50 Canistota 62, Elkton-Lake Benton 54 Chester 48, McCook Central/Montrose 33 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 85, Todd County 66 ...
January 4, 2020

Spearfish boys, girls down Scoopers Friday night
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Spearfish boys basketball team won their second game of the year, dropping Sturgis to 1-3 on the season with a 60-57 win Friday night. Sturgis maintained a three-point lead over Spearfish at the end of the first and second quarter, led by Ryder Ladner's 13 ...
January 4, 2020

Grizzlies take game one of weekend series
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT - Charles-David Beaudoin scored his first goal for the Rapid City Rush in his debut to cut his team’s deficit prior to the final period, but the Utah Grizzlies struck for four unanswered goals in a penalty-filled third period to defeat the Rush by a 6-1...
January 4, 2020

College Basketball Scores from Friday, January 3
UNDATED - Here is your Friday night, January 3, College Basketball Scoreboard: Men’s College Basketball Black Hills State 78, Western Colorado 74 South Dakota School of Mines 87, Colorado Mesa 78 Augustana 64, SMSU 61 Sioux Falls 77, Wayne State 65 Upper Iowa 95, Nort...
January 4, 2020

Friday Night, January 3, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Friday Night, January 3, South Dakota prep basketball scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL= Aberdeen Christian 69, Warner 31 Avon 54, Alcester-Hudson 42 Belle Fourche 58, New Underwood 23 Burke 45, Jones County 42 DeSmet 56, Arlington 40 Garretson 51, Chester 31 Gregory ...
January 4, 2020

Former Sturgis area legislator, George Blair, passes away
STURGIS, S.D. – Longtime Sturgis area rancher and former legislator George Blair has passed away. Blair passed away on New Year’s Day. Blair served four terms in Pierre in the House of Representatives. A war veteran, Blair flew 47 missions as the pilot of a B-25 in...
January 3, 2020

George W. Blair
George W. Blair, longtime Sturgis area rancher and former state legislator, passed away on January 1, 2020.  He was born in Sturgis on August 24, 1921, to Harry and Elizabeth (Johnson) Blair and grew up on the family ranch in Pleasant Valley, graduating from Sturgis High Sch...
January 3, 2020

DPS to Implement Capitol Security Measures Jan. 13
PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Public Safety today announced that new safety measures that include a security screening process at the South Dakota State Capitol Building will begin Monday, Jan. 13. “The new safety measures we’re implementing are proacti...
January 3, 2020

Gerald Ray Miles
Gerald Ray “Jerry” Miles passed away peacefully on December 29, 2019 with family by his side at the Hospice Center in Fort Meade, SD. Jerry was born June 7, 1937 to Kenneth and Cleone (Atkinson) Miles in Lemmon, SD. Along with his two younger siblings, Arlene and Nor...
January 3, 2020

RCPD renews $5,000 reward for information in Larissa Lonehill case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - As the Rapid City Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of Larissa Lonehill, police are reissuing a plea to the public for assistance in determining her whereabouts. In order to generate fresh information in the case, the RCPD has approac...
January 3, 2020

Winning Lucky for Life ticket sold in Philip
PIERRE, S.D. – The first Lucky For Life drawing of the new year was highlighted by continued success for South Dakota Lottery players.   A ticket matching 5 of 5 winning numbers was sold at Coyle’s Super Valu in Philip prior to Thursday’s drawing, earning ...
January 3, 2020

Margarethe Anna Elizabeth Brunmaier
Marge was born December 19, 1959, in Pendleton, OR, to Donald Anderson and Anna (Jordon) Anderson.  Don retired from the Army in 1965, and moved the family to Sturgis where he was an advisor to the National Guard.  Anna was in the elder care business for many years and ...
January 3, 2020

Beau Spotted Bear
Beau Spotted Bear, age 31, of Quinn, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at his home in Quinn. A celebration of life service will be held at 6:09 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the United Methodist Church in Wall. Beau Spotted Bear was born May 31, 1988. Short...
January 3, 2020

Clarice Ellen Harper
Clarice Ellen Harper, 69, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Belle Fourche. She was born in Deadwood, SD on September 22, 1950 to Loyal Lee and Enid (Lickingteller) Alexander.  She grew up in the Vale area and graduated from high school in Newell.  Clarice marri...
January 3, 2020

Proposed Cattlemen's Beef Board rule change shows importers control domestic cattle inventories
WASHINGTON, DC - As people rang out 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rule to reapportion the Beef Checkoff Program's Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB). The proposed rule reveals that importers control more cattle inventories than any state in the Unite...
January 3, 2020

Latest South Dakota Gymnastics Rankings
UNDATED - On behalf of the SD High School Gymnastics Coaches Association, here are the latest South Dakota Gymnastics Rankings. These rankings are based on an average of reported scores by the coaches. Some teams may not have reported scores. AA rankings: 1. Mitchell 143.56 2...
January 2, 2020

Thursday Night, January 2, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota Prep Basketball Scores for Thursday, January 2: BOYS BASKETBALL Brandon Valley 51, Mitchell 48 Clark/Willow Lake 68, Hamlin 61 Dell Rapids 67, Dell Rapids St. Mary 64 Faulkton 48, Iroquois 33 Freeman Academy/Marion 71, Colome 35 Lower Brule 74, Phili...
January 2, 2020

Woman arrested after hit and run, chase in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A hit and run Thursday ended up with the arrest of a Rapid City woman. Police say they responded to a hit and run crash at the intersection of 5th and St. Patrick. The suspect vehicle left behind an important piece of information – the front licens...
January 2, 2020

Tribal leaders plan alternative to State of Tribes Address
UNDATED - Leaders from several Sioux tribes in South Dakota are making a statement that they don't support this year's pick for the State of the Tribes address. They say they will be holding their own event rather than participate in the annual speech that is scheduled to be de...
January 2, 2020

One man shot dead after altercation near Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man after an altercation near Aberdeen. The Brown County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened early Thursday in rural Aberdeen. No arrests have been made. But Chief Deputy Dave Lunzman told the Aber...
January 2, 2020

Slight minimum wage increase for South Dakota workers
UNDATED - South Dakota's minimum wage is increasing slightly with the the start of the new year. The state's minimum wage will now be $9.30 per hour. That's an increase of 20 cents from 2019. Workers who receive tips will see their minimum wage rise to $4.65 per hour. The inc...
January 2, 2020

Carpenter man claims $453,995 Dakota Cash prize
PIERRE,S.D.—Thanks to Saturday’s Dakota Cash drawing, Kent Waldner will get a late Christmas gift in the form of a new home. The Carpenter resident closed 2019 in exciting fashion by claiming the $453,995 Dakota Cash jackpot. Waldner purchased his winning ticket Carl...
January 2, 2020

Ron Anderson
Ron Anderson was a quiet, humble man who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life like his ‘65 Ford Mustang, the occasional trip to Deadwood to fill up on crab legs (and maybe fill his pockets, too), and a warm day on a quiet pond in the hills watching the bobber on his fishing...
January 2, 2020

November Gaming Numbers, Hotel Occupancy Up
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released last week by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the November 2019 gaming handle showed a 1.88 percent increase, with slot machine handle increasing by 1.72 percent when compared to November 2018. The table game handle was also...
January 2, 2020

New Wyoming rule seeks to boost oil, gas permit competition
CASPER, Wyo. - A new rule in Wyoming seeks to reduce a record number of applications for permits to drill oil and gas wells. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rule makes it easier for other developers and mineral owners to challenge permit applications and contest...
January 2, 2020

Survey suggests economy growing in 9 Midwest, Plains states
OMAHA, Neb. - A survey report suggests the economy is growing slowly in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S.-China trade war continues. The Mid-America Business Conditions index rebounded to 50.6 in December from 48.6 in November. Creighton University economist Ernie Go...
January 2, 2020

Turns out the next big market for Wyoming beef is close to home
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Cindy Goertz’s family has been ranching in Wyoming for a long time. The family has been producing high-quality, well-fed beef on their eco-friendly patch of land outside of Wheatland since 1910. And even now, after more than a century, they are lo...
January 2, 2020

Fitzgerald announces run for District 31
SPEARFISH, S.D. - A Spearfish woman has announced her candidacy for District 31 House of Representatives. Mary Fitzgerald made her announcement earlier this week. Fitzgerald, a Republican, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Black ...
January 2, 2020

Authorities report 6 DUI arrests on New Year's Eve in Pennington County
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - On New Year's Eve, the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office made six DUI arrests, three per department. Authorities say that is about average for a weekend, and is not particularly high for a festive holiday like New Ye...
January 1, 2020

Cousins, Vikings prep for crossroad playoff game vs. Saints
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Minnesota's investment in Kirk Cousins has yet to yield a postseason victory. His first opportunity to get one with the Vikings has arrived this week. Cousins has previously taken part in two playoff games, both losses at home with Washington. Coming off ...
January 1, 2020

Johnson lifts No. 16 Minnesota over No. 9 Auburn in Outback
TAMPA, Fla - Tyler Johnson had 12 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns to become Minnesota’s career receiving leader and propel the 16th-ranked Gophers to a 31-24 victory over No. 9 Auburn in the Outback Bowl. Johnson broke Eric Decker's school record for receiving...
January 1, 2020

Herbert has 3 TD runs, Oregon beats Wisconsin in Rose Bowl
PASADENA, California - No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Rose Bowl. Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown on a 30-yard run with 7:41 to play. Brady Breeze returned a fumble 31 yards for an early touchdown for the Du...
January 1, 2020

Man arrested in Sioux Falls casino robbery
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police say a man was arrested after allegedly robbing a casino by dousing a clerk with gasoline and threatening to light the employee on fire. Police responded to a report of a man walking into a casino near downtown around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, thr...
January 1, 2020

Noem Announces District 35 Legislative Appointment
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem today appointed Jessica Castleberry to represent District 35 in the South Dakota Senate, effective January 1, 2020. The vacancy was created after Lyndi DiSanto announced her resignation. Castleberry will serve during the 2020 legislative s...
December 31, 2019

Judge rules murder suspect a danger to community, denies bail
RAPID CITY, SD - The man accused of fatally shooting another man in Pine Ridge earlier this month will remain in jail until he goes to trial. Federal Magristgrate Judge Daneta Wollman ruled that Colton Bagola will be detained without bond because he's a flight risk and danger to...
December 31, 2019

Sturgis residents allowed to use fireworks on New Year's Eve
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis residents are allowed to ring in the new year with fireworks. City ordinance will allow the use of personal fireworks on New Year's Eve beginning at 4:00 p.m. Residents may set them off until 1:00 a.m. New Year's morning. As is the case with the Fourth...
December 30, 2019

Monday Night, December 30, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, December 30, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Dell Rapids St. Mary 60, Chester 30 Rapid City Central 69, Douglas 59 George Watson Classic Custer 81, Hemingford, Neb. 45 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Ethan vs. Ipswich...
December 30, 2019

New Year's Day historically quiet weather-wise in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Officials reopened I-90 yesterday as the latest winter storm exited the region. As the storm moves on, forecasters are expecting a rather quiet New Year’s Day. The National Weather Service in Rapid City says very little snow has fallen on January...
December 30, 2019

State Park Fees Increase January 1
PIERRE, S.D. – The New Year will bring fee changes to South Dakota State Parks. Changes will affect park entrance licenses and select camping fees. “The modest increases for individuals would potentially mean an additional $3 million in revenue for Game, Fish and Par...
December 30, 2019

Explosion at South Dakota petroleum distributor hurts 3
ABERDEEN. S.D. - Three people were hurt in an explosion at a South Dakota petroleum distributor. The explosion happened Monday afternoon in the truck maintenance shop of Harms Oil just west of Aberdeen. Co-owner Jason Harms confirms three people were hurt. Harms says all thre...
December 30, 2019

Authorities release more details, names in Sunday night shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A homicide investigation is now underway after police responded to reports of multiple shots fired from a second-floor apartment at 851 E. Minnesota Street. Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on December 29th, police were dispatched to the apartment complex to investigat...
December 30, 2019

South Dakota will a decrease in gas prices to end 2019
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are  unchanged versus a month ago and stand 26.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ...
December 30, 2019

Paige McPherson appears to be Olympic bound once again
STURGIS — It’s not official yet, but it looks like Sturgis native Paige McPherson is headed to next year’s Olympics to represent Team USA. The 29-year-old who was home this week for the holidays, says she has unofficially been named a member of Team USA for the...
December 30, 2019

Officials reopen Interstate 29 and 90, but urge caution
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have opened the closed portions of Interstate 90 and Interstate 29 in both directions. Officials are advising motorists that even though the interstate is open, driving conditions are still dif...
December 30, 2019

Paul Passolt
Funeral services for Paul Passolt, age 78, of Faith, SD, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Faith, SD.  Pastor Connie Eichinger will officiate and burial with military honors will be in the Faith City Cemetery.  &n...
December 30, 2019

Evelyn Rose Kjerstad
Evelyn Rose Kjerstad of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, South Dakota, died on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at her son's home in Rapid City at the age of 96 Evelyn Rose McDaniel was born on September 27, 1923, at the home of her Grandparents; Robert and Ida Craig, near Salem, S.D. S...
December 30, 2019

Charles Allen
Charles "Chuck" Allen of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, December 28, 2019 peacefully at his home in Philip at the age of 84. Charles A. Allen was born December 29, 1934 in the Lake Creek Community, Oklahoma. He was born at home to Charles F. Allen and Peggy Beck Allen. ...
December 30, 2019

Rush end 2019 with sweep of Wichita
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Stephane Legault and Peter Quenneville provided all of the offense for the Rapid City Rush, but net-minder Tyler Parks stole the show with a 26-save shutout, powering the home side to a 2-0 win on Saturday night over the Wichita Thunder. The win, coming in the ...
December 29, 2019

Two dead in Rapid City, officer involved shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police in Rapid City say two people are dead after an incident that took place at an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Minnesota Street Sunday night. Police responded to calls of shots being fired shortly after 5:00 p.m. and responding officers ...
December 29, 2019

Man leads Whitewood police on chase
WHITEWOOD, S.D. – Police in Whitewood tried to pull over a driver during a traffic stop but it led to a brief car chase on Saturday. The Whitewood police department was assisted by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, the Spearfish Police Department and South Dakota Highw...
December 29, 2019

SDSU, USD mens basketball drop Sunday games
UNDATED - Matt Pile totaled 18 points and nine rebounds and Marlon Ruffin hit two free throws with 6 seconds left in the game as Omaha held off South Dakota State 81-78. Noah Freidel sank two free throws with 2:11 remaining to give South Dakota State a 76-75 lead, but Pile and ...
December 29, 2019

Winter storm closes much of Interstate 90 in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota officials have closed much of Interstate 90 as a winter storm pushes across the state. Eastbound I-90 was closed from Rapid City to Mitchell while westbound I-90 from Mitchell to Wall was closed Saturday night and will remain closed into Monday. ...
December 29, 2019

Saturday Night, December 28, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard for Saturday, December 28:   BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Brandon Valley 71, DeLaSalle, Minn. 61 Breckenridge, Minn. 80, McIntosh 30 Hoop City Classic Bridgewater-Emery 59, Mitchell Christian 32 Houston, Tenn. 68, Yankt...
December 28, 2019

No. 19 Iowa beats No. 22 USC 49-24 in Holiday Bowl
SAN DIEGO, Cal. - Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception to lead No. 19 Iowa to a 49-24 victory over No. 22 Southern California in the Holiday Bowl. Senior Nate Stanley threw two touchdown passes and the Hawkeyes (10-3) won...
December 27, 2019

South Dakota woman sentenced to 14 years for killing stepdad
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A South Dakota woman has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for killing her stepfather with a tire iron. A federal judge sentenced 36-year-old Krystin Spotted Calf of Interior, South Dakota, last week for the death of Jeffrey Lynn Janis Sr. Spotted ...
December 27, 2019

Driver crashes car into Watertown McDonald's; 1 hurt
WATERTOWN, S.D. - One person was hurt and taken to a hospital when a 70-year-old woman from Canada crashed her car into a McDonald's in Watertown. The woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was trying to park her Lincoln Town Car in front of the restaurant around noon Friday when she c...
December 27, 2019

Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe's hemp plan approved
SISSETON, S.D. - The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's plan to grow hemp became one of the first in the nation to get federal approval. The Department of Agriculture announced the Santee Sioux were among three tribes and three states to get approval under the 2018 Farm Bill. Two...
December 27, 2019

Friday Night, December 27, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota prep basketball scores for Friday, December 27: BOYS BASKETBALL Gayville-Volin 51, Andes Central/Dakota Christian 35 Hoop City Classic Breckenridge, Minn. 66, Gregory 46 Collierville, Tenn. 68, Bridgewater-Emery 46 Houston, Tenn. 65, Mitchell 38 Twin...
December 27, 2019

Weekend Storm Will Create Difficult Driving Conditions
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials are cautioning travelers that a winter storm making its way into South Dakota starting tonight (Friday), will likely make travel nearly impossible in many areas through the weekend and in to Monday. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), ...
December 27, 2019

Keith Crew
Keith Crew, age 91, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, December 26, at the Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, at Con...
December 27, 2019

Keith Crew
Keith Crew, age 91, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, December 26, at the Avera Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, at Con...
December 27, 2019

Esther M. Coleman
Esther was born at home on December 10, 1922, to James and Victoria (Johnsen) Andersen in Minnetonka, MN.  She was raised on their family dairy farm with 3 brothers, Walter, Arnold, and Earl.  She attended Oak Knoll grade school and then graduated from Hopkins High Scho...
December 27, 2019

Enough signatures validated to set up ambulance tax district vote
STURGIS, S.D. – It’s official. Rural Meade County residents currently served by the Sturgis Ambulance Service will decide in March whether or not to form a rural ambulance tax district. It’s an important vote. It could mean whether or not the rural area outside...
December 27, 2019

Authorities identify teens killed in Monday crash in Marshall County
VEBLEN, S.D. – Names have been released of the two people who died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash near Veblen. A 2004 Chevrolet Impala was westbound on 101st Street, which is a gravel road, when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into the ditch and hit a tree...
December 26, 2019

South Dakota Retailers Association says state retailers should heed FDA tobacco rule
PIERRE, S.D. – Although South Dakota state law doesn’t say it, the state Retailers’ Association says sellers of tobacco should heed the federal law banning the sale of tobacco products to those under 21. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced just befo...
December 26, 2019

Sturgis sees increased construction, damaged infrastructure in 2019
STURGIS, S.D. – As the city of Sturgis wraps up 2019, City Manager Daniel Ainslie says they are closing the books on what has been a really good year. He says construction valuations continue to rise. "Our total construction valuation is probably the third highest it's ev...
December 26, 2019

South Dakota hopes money will help wildlife conservation
RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota's wildlife officials are hoping to receive $10 million from legislation pending in Congress to protect 104 species in the state that are vulnerable to extinction. South Dakota Wildlife Federation Executive Director Chris Hesla says the fund...
December 25, 2019

Prosecutors drop charges against principal accused of threatening teacher
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Prosecutors dropped charges on Monday against a Rapid City principal who was accused of threatening a teacher with a gun. Prosecutors stated in a court document dropping the charges against Daniel Janklow is "in the best interests of justice.” ...
December 25, 2019

Park Service to thin elk herd through lottery
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D.  - The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers to help manage the Wind Cave National Park elk herd. Eight trained volunteers are needed, four each week for the first two weeks in February. Volunteers will be selected via a lottery system...
December 24, 2019

Buffalo moved to American Indian reservation
WASHINGTON, DC - US officials are transferring 33 disease-free bison from Yellowstone National Park to an American Indian reservation in Montana as part of efforts to reduce the slaughter of bison that migrate from the park. The shipment included bison and descendants trapp...
December 24, 2019

School lunch debt paid off by South Dakota businesses
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Two South Dakota companies have paid off all lunch debt in the Pierre School District. Karber Construction and American Trust Insurance have eliminated a negative balance of about $2,300 in students' meal accounts. Mandy Karber says that as a small business,...
December 24, 2019

Patrol reports two people dead in Marshall County crash
VEBLEN, S.D. – Two people died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash near Veblen. Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of family. A 2004 Chevrolet Impala was westbound on 101st Street, which is a gravel road, when the driver lost co...
December 24, 2019

Packers clinch NFC North with 23-10 win over Vikings
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Aaron Jones rushed for two second-half touchdowns, Za'Darius Smith had five tackles for loss, and the Green Bay Packers became NFC North champions by beating the Minnesota Vikings 23-10. The Packers are 12-3. They made Matt LaFleur the 10th rookie coach in ...
December 23, 2019

South Dakota gas prices remain unchanged heading into Christmas
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.45/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 2.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 20.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Acc...
December 23, 2019

Sanford Health program aimed at those out of the workforce
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sanford Health has launched a new pilot program to attract employees who have been out of the workforce for some time. The program it calls “returnship” is aimed at finding enough employees in a region where unemployment is low. Current positio...
December 23, 2019

South Dakota Media Prep Basketball Poll for week of December 23
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Dec. 23 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.   Boys Class AA 1. Yankton (18) 3-...
December 23, 2019

Man charged in fatal shooting on Pine Ridge Reservation pleads not guilty
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A man accused of murder on the Pine Ridge Reservation entere a not guilty plea in federal court Monday. Colton Bagola, 26, is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Sloan Bull Bear at a Pine Ridge home Dec. 17. Court documents state that Ba...
December 23, 2019

Spearfish couple sentenced for methamphetamine distribution
SPEARFISH, S.D. — A Spearfish man and woman convicted of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, were recently sentenced. Enrique Estrada, Jr., aka Ricky Estrada, age 43, was sentenced on December 5 to 20 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised ...
December 23, 2019

Governor announces staff changes
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announces the departures of her Chief of Staff and Communications Director as well as a new hire for her office. Joshua Shields is leaving his post as Chief of Staff after three months on the job. He has worked with Noem since her fi...
December 23, 2019

Black Hills Stock Show announces Show Rite Youth Beef Show
RAPID CITY, SD – Among the many, many events and venues offered by the Black Hills Stock Show every year, one thing was missing.  Until now. The inaugural “Show Rite Youth Beef Show” will premier Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 in the Rushmore Hall of the Rushmore ...
December 23, 2019

Donald Gene Schellhouse
Donald “Don” Gene Schellhouse was born January 14, 1943, in Luverne, MN, to Harry and Olga (Salomonson) Schellhouse.  Don grew up in Hills, MN, and graduated from Hills High School in 1961.  After high school, he attended Stewarts School of Cosmetology. &nbs...
December 23, 2019

DPS Officials Urge Safe Driving During Christmas Week
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety reminds people that a safe Christmas holiday begins when they get behind the wheel. The Highway Patrol and the Office of Highway Safety urge drivers to be careful when driving for Christmas, whether it is acro...
December 23, 2019

John McKay
John McKay, age 78, of Sturgis formerly of Huron, South Dakota, died on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. A rosary service will be held from 12:30- 1:00 p.m. MDT on Friday, December 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. Mass of Christian B...
December 23, 2019

Inventory up, marketings down in Cattle on Feed Report
WASHINGTON, DC  - Friday's Cattle on Feed report showed that more feeders were placed in feedlots than initially assumed. Trade analysts say a lot of feeders were placed in feedlots early this year due to producers being tired of the market's turmoil. December's COF report ...
December 23, 2019

North Korean cyberattacks confirmed in South Dakota
WASHINGTON, DC - South Dakota safety officials are looking into cyberattacks on state government computer networks from North Korean hackers after the Department of Homeland Security issued a report last week. According to ABC News, the report details 142 attempted communication...
December 23, 2019

Woman, male arrested after hit and run involving children
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities in Pennington County are investigating a hit and run Saturday that involved children. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Rachel Pumpkinseed and a male when they tried to flee the scene of an accident in the east parking lot of Rushmore Mall. Pum...
December 22, 2019

Rush fall in series finale with Allen ahead of Christmas break
RAPID CITY, S.D. - For a second night in a row, the Rapid City Rush suffered a 5-2 defeat to the Allen Americans on Saturday night, enduring a sweep in the pair of games prior to the Christmas holiday. The loss extends the Rush’s losing streak to six games dating back to De...
December 22, 2019

Wrestling Wrap - Stevens win Madison Invite
MADISON, S.D. - Rapid City Stevens claimed the team title of the Madison Invitational Saturday in high school wrestling. The Raiders finished on top with 201.5 points, and crowned four winners. They included Darien Malone at 126 pounds, Declan Malone at 138, Cooper Voorhees, w...
December 22, 2019

South Dakota Prep Wrestling Scoreboard for Saturday, December 21
UNDATED - South Dakota Wrestling Results from Saturday, December 21: MADISON INVITATIONAL 1 Rapid City Stevens 201.5 2 Omaha Central 165.0 3 Sturgis Brown 150.0 4 Chamberlain 145.0 5 Harrisburg 132.5 6 Sioux Falls O'Gorman 110.0 7 Howard 106.0 8 Tea Area 91.0 9 Madison ...
December 21, 2019

Saturday Night, December 21, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Saturday, December 21, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Aberdeen Central 66, Sturgis Brown 53 Aberdeen Christian 39, Lemmon 23 Burke 40, Stuart, Neb. 30 Canistota-Freeman 70, Bridgewater-Emery 61 Chamberlain 68, Stanley County 53 Colo...
December 21, 2019

Scooper boys fall to Aberdeen Central 66-53
STURGIS, S.D. - After a strong first half, the Scoopers couldn't keep up with the Golden Eagles of Aberdeen Central in the second half. Sturgis got off a great start, leading Aberdeen Central 17-13 after the first quarter. Marcus Myrick canned four three-pointers in the early g...
December 21, 2019

Dennis Lynn Greseth
Dennis was born to Marion and Gilman Greseth in Montevideo, MN on November 16, 1953.  He grew up in Watson, MN, attending Milan High school in Milan, MN.  He graduated there, and then went into the vocation of carpentry, attending Moorhead Vocational School in Moorhead,...
December 21, 2019

United Way of the Black Hills pushes to 88-percent of overall 2.2 million campaign goal
RAPID CITY, S.D. - With a little under 2 weeks remaining in the campaign season, United Way of the Black Hills pushes towards 88% of their total 2019-2020 fundraising campaign of $2.2 million to fund 50 non-profit organizations in the Black Hills. 50 organizations rely on United...
December 21, 2019

Children’s Miracle Network donates $300,000
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Newborns, infants and children who are patients at Regional Health Rapid City Hospital will have access to the latest technology and greater comfort thanks to nearly $300,000 in donations from the Children’s Miracle Network at the Regional Health Foundati...
December 21, 2019

Pickup truck crashes into Rapid City business; driver flees the scene
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police on Friday were searching for an individual who crashed a pickup truck into the front of a Main Street business. According to police, the individual was driving a red pickup truck before losing control and driving through the front door of the...
December 21, 2019

Allen hands Rush Friday night loss, 5-2
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Trey Phillips brough the Rapid City Rush within two late in the third period, and Alex Sakellaropoulos stopped an impressive 42 shots, but the Allen Americans, led by Corey Durocher’s four-point night, took the win by a 5-2 score on Friday night.  Th...
December 21, 2019

Yellow Jacket men breeze past Dickinson State
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Black Hills State University men's basketball team handily defeated the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks 90 – 62 on Friday night. The Yellow Jackets had five scorers in double digits and were led by Trey Whitley, who put up 20 points shooting 72 p...
December 21, 2019

Friday Night, December 20, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, December 20, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Aberdeen Central 74, Spearfish 47 Aberdeen Christian 79, Sunshine Bible Academy 49 Arlington 54, Elkton-Lake Benton 45 Bon Homme 61, Scotland 43 Castlewood 82, Colman-Egan 7...
December 20, 2019

Man wanted in connection with Pine Ridge shooting arrested in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police say a man wanted in connection with a shooting death on the Pine Ridge Reservation is in custody. Police surrounded a home in the 300 block of Curtis Street in north Rapid City Friday evening. Police spokesman Brendyn Medina says they were ...
December 20, 2019

Interim BHSU Presidential Appointment made permanent
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The South Dakota Board of Regents will make permanent an interim appointment of Laurie Stenberg Nichols as Black Hills State University president. The decision was announced today, after a meeting of the presidential search committee Wednesday in Spearfish. &ld...
December 20, 2019

Montana man charged with vehicular homicide in death of former Rapid City woman
BOZEMAN, MT – A Bozeman, Montana man is facing a vehicular homicide charge in connection with an alleged drunken driving accident that killed a former Rapid City woman. Alexa Dzintars was killed December 14th while riding a bicycle when she was struck by a vehicle. The dri...
December 20, 2019

Teen charged with murder makes brief court appearance Friday
STURGIS, S.D. – The 17-year-old charged with first degree murder made a brief court appearance today in Meade County Court. Michael Campbell, whose name has been released because he is currently being charged as an adult, is accused of fatally shooting 16-year-old Shayna R...
December 20, 2019

Thursday Wrestling Wrap - Stevens outduals Sturgis
RAPID CITY, S.D. - What was expected to be a very close dual didn't disappoint Thursday as the Rapid City Stevens Raiders edged the Sturgis Scoopers 36-27 in wrestling action at Carrold Heier Gymnasium. The Raiders opened the dual with a win at 106 pounds courtesy of JAck Schoen...
December 20, 2019

Thursday Night, December 19, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, December 19, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Bridgewater-Emery 67, Menno 32 Canistota-Freeman 92, Freeman 29 Centerville 54, Avon 50 Colman-Egan 50, Garretson 41 Ethan 68, James Valley Christian 40 Faith 74, Bison 2...
December 19, 2019

Secretary of State validates enough signatures to put medical marijuana on ballot
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Secretary of State Steve Barnett says the petition submitted for an initiated measure on legalizing medical marijuana in South Dakota has been validated by his office. That means Initiated Measure 26 will appear on the 2020 general election ballot on...
December 19, 2019

Noem says anti-meth campaign is leading people to get help
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Kristi Noem says the On Meth campaign is doing more than just getting people talking about meth. It's also led to people seeking addiction treatment. The Republican governor says 87 people have reached out to meth addiction hotlines and 15 have been referred...
December 19, 2019

Supreme Court reverses meth conviction over brake light
DEADWOOD, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court has reversed a drug conviction after determining the defendant was stopped illegally in Deadwood. In a decision issued Wednesday, the court wrote an officer stopped the man's vehicle because his brake light was emitting a white lig...
December 19, 2019

Shirley Louise Hollister
Shirley was born November 8, 1934, to Walter and Doris (Martin) Milberg in Belle Fourche, SD.  She grew up and went to school in Newell, SD.  She graduated from High School in 1952.  She attended Black Hills teacher college for 1 year and then married Kent Robinson...
December 19, 2019

First Round scores from the LNI Tournament in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - First round scores from the Lakota Nation Invitational Thursday:   BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Lakota Nation Tournament First Round Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 84, Lower Brule 55 Crow Creek 67, Oelrichs 42 Omaha Nation, Neb. 83, Little Wound 70 Pine Ridge 82, St...
December 19, 2019

Herbert Michel
Herbert Michel, 92, of Spearfish, SD passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019, at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare in Spearfish, SD. Herbert was born January 7, 1927 in West Germany a son of Alma Michel During World War II. Herbert met a young Romanian girl, Hulda Zehmer. who had bee...
December 19, 2019

Tillie Stott
Tillie Stott, 95, died peacefully during the sunrise on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Spearfish Regional Hospital with her children by her side after a short illness. Tillie was born on December 1, 1924, in Isabel, South Dakota to Alexander and Anna (Bertsch) Zulauf. She was the ...
December 19, 2019

Richard Johnson
Richard “Dick” Johnson 62, of Spearfish, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Dick was born to Danny and Elta Johnson in Huron, SD on February 21, 1957.  He grew-up in a home with six other siblings.  The love from this up-bringing came out in all of...
December 19, 2019

South Dakota Mines Names New VP for Finance & Administration
RAPID CITY, SD — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has named Bill Spindle, Ed.D., as its new vice president for finance and administration. Spindle will manage the university’s $98 million budget and serve as a member of the senior leadership team, shapin...
December 19, 2019

Marion Arment
Marion Arment, age 86, of Wanblee, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, December 20, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka. Funeral services will be held at 10:0...
December 19, 2019

State Railroad Board Takes Action on Possible Sale of State-owned Railroad Lines
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Railroad Board (Board) acted today on proposals received by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) on Nov. 21, 2019, for possible acquisition of state-owned railroad assets. Nine operating proposals from seven proposers ...
December 19, 2019

R-CALF USA To Cattle Producers: Congress and the President Are Failing America's Ranchers
POLO. S.D. - At a meeting held yesterday, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard told Polo, South Dakota area cattle producers that both Congress and the President are failing America's ranchers by supporting the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which he said is certain to acc...
December 19, 2019

Lawmakers bemoan absence of Noem representative at meeting
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota legislative committee set aside plans to discuss a new proposal to punish so-called "riot boosting" after a representative for Gov. Kristi Noem didn't attend the meeting. Several lawmakers and tribal leaders were rankled by the absence. The ...
December 19, 2019

Group asks panel to consider Native American charter schools
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Native American advocacy coalition is asking South Dakota legislators to allow a network of Native American-focused charter schools in the state. The group offered a proposed bill to the State-Tribal Relations Committee in Rapid City on Wednesday. The le...
December 19, 2019

Newell Lake To Close to Public Access
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Department is closing a Butte County lake. "As a result of the high water this spring, the outlet structure at Newell Lake was severely damaged and no longer able to function properly," said GFP regional fisher...
December 19, 2019

Man guilty of forgery sentenced to over three years
RAPID CITY, S.D- Found guilty of forging and passing hundreds of thousands of dollars in counterfeit bills, a Rapid City man now faces more than three years behind bars. Michael Ogden was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison with another three years of supervised release. H...
December 19, 2019

Sturgis approves contract for wastewater lagoon work
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis has signed off on a $14.9 million dollar Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility project. The council this week awarded the contract to PHG/Scull Construction. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says construction will be starting in a couple of mont...
December 18, 2019

Mary Margaret Espinosa
Mary Margaret Espinosa was born April 16, 1947, in Omaha, NE, to Clifford F. Binder and Coila (Schmuck) Binder.      Selfless, kind, and generous are three words to describe Mary.  She loved her family dearly.  If you knew her, you would know you co...
December 18, 2019

School of Mines receives largest gift in university history
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received its largest gift in the university's history. The donation of $3.6 million from 1969 graduate Willard Goodman and his wife, Billie Kay Goodman, is directed to the Department of Civil Engineering and d...
December 18, 2019

Man burns a Bible as distraction to steal from store
BISMARCK, ND - Police say a man poured lighter fluid on a Bible and ignited it at a Walmart in North Dakota in order to cause a distraction in hopes of stealing items from the store. A police affidavit says the suspect Andrew Ells, was captured on surveillance video wearing a ca...
December 18, 2019

Belle Fourche downs the Scoopers in Tuesday night action
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - Both the Scooper girls and boys basketball teams fell to Belle Fourche in Tuesday night action. In the girls game, Savannah Rosales and Kaylin Garza each scored 9 points to lead the Broncs to a 42-30 victory. Sturgis lead by 3 after the first quarter, but ...
December 17, 2019

Tuesday Night, November 17, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, December 17, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL= Baltic 62, Parker 61 Brandon Valley 54, Sioux Falls Lincoln 45 Britton-Hecla 51, Wilmot 47 Burke 61, North Central, Neb. 52 Canton 56, Garretson 47 Chadron, Neb. 53, Hot ...
December 17, 2019

Cattle truck battles Pierre railroad viaduct - and loses
PIERRE, S.D. - A Kansas truck driver challenged the Pierre railroad viaduct and lost Monday night.  Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says 59-year-old Rex Birney of Dighton, Kansas was hauling a cattle trailer south through Pierre on Euclid Avenue when he attempted to pass u...
December 17, 2019

NTSB: Icy conditions during deadly South Dakota plane crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Federal investigators say the pilot and a passenger spent three hours clearing snow and ice off of a small plane before crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport over Thanksgiving weekend. The Nov. 30 crash killed nine of the 12 members of an...
December 17, 2019

OST officials search for suspect in morning shooting
PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Officials in Pine Ridge say they are looking for a potentially armed and dangerous male allegedly tied to a fatal shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning. Colton Bagola, 26, is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police say he was involved in a sh...
December 17, 2019

Sturgis Police officers awarded the Carnegie Medal
STURGIS, SD - Sturgis Police Officers Dylan M. Goetsch and Christopher W. Schmoker are among 18 individuals who have been awarded the Carnegie Medal – the highest honor for civilian heroism in the U.S. and Canada – for risking their lives while trying to save others f...
December 17, 2019

Edward "Ed" Ferguson
Edward "Ed" Ferguson, age 69, of Norris, South Dakota, died on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, December 18, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka. Funeral services will be held ...
December 17, 2019

Rapid City Police investigating drug store armed robbery
RAPID CITY, S.D. -  Rapid City police are investigating an armed robbery of the Boyds Drug RX Express on the 2600 block of Mount Rushmore Road. Witnesses say a male suspect entered the pharmacy around 11 a.m., showed a gun and demanded property. Police did not elaborate on ...
December 17, 2019

State Driver Licensing Program provides I.D.'s for Black Hills Special Service Cooperative
STURGIS, S.D. – Black Hills Special Services Cooperative is partnering with the State Department of Public Safety’s Driver Licensing program to help people with developmental disabilities. Today, at their Sturgis area campus, Driver Licensing staff joined BHSSC offic...
December 17, 2019

State funnels funding through developers to counties willing to allow concentrated animal feeding operations
PIERRE, SD - The state of South Dakota entered the fray over siting of new large livestock operations in the state when it created an economic development initiative in early 2019 that can provide large payments to counties that approve new concentrated animal-feeding operations....
December 17, 2019

Three dead in Montana casino shooting, suspect killed by police
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — An overnight shooting Tuesday at a Montana casino left three people dead and another person injured and the suspect was later tracked down and killed by police, officials said. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. at the Emerald City Casino in Great Fall...
December 17, 2019

New rules regarding ride sharing services under discussion in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis is considering a more graduated fee schedule when it comes to licensing ride sharing companies within the city. Currently, the city ordinance mainly deals with taxi services – and only two rates are charged. They are $800 for 1 to 3 vehicles a...
December 17, 2019

Hay haulers want change in height restrictions law
PIERRE, SD - Some South Dakota truckers are being fined for exceeding hay height restrictions.  They say the 23-year-old law is just now being enforced.  At a recent District 1 Farmers Union meeting, the group passed a resolution to increase the permitted hay height to ...
December 17, 2019

South Dakota Beef Industry Council Holds Quarterly Board Meeting
PIERRE, SD - The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) held their first quarterly board meeting of the 2020 fiscal year on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Drifters Conference Center in Ft. Pierre, SD. Laurie Johnson, newly elected SDBIC president reigned over the meeting. Jo...
December 17, 2019

Construction company put on probation for fatal collapse
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A construction company has been sentenced to a year of probation in the death of a worker during a 2016 building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls. A federal judge on Monday ordered Hultgren Construction to serve a year of probation or until the company is ful...
December 17, 2019

South Dakota Prep Basketball Poll for Week of December 16
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Dec. 16 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team's record, points received and ranking in the previous poll.   First-place votes are listed in parentheses.   Boys Class AA 1. Yankt...
December 16, 2019

South Dakota governor plans revision of riot-boosting laws
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is planning to have another go at riot-boosting laws next year. Noem championed the laws passed earlier this year before they were successfully challenged in court. The Republican governor has sent lawmakers proposed changes that s...
December 16, 2019

Yellow Jacket Alum Josh Breske Named Head Football Coach
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Black Hills State University Athletic Director Jhett Albers is pleased to announce Joshua David Breske as the next head coach for Yellow Jacket football this afternoon. Breske is the 29th head coach in program history. "Coach Breske is the complete package. He b...
December 16, 2019

Flohr Named Hardrocker Football Head Coach
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota School of Mines President Dr. James Rankin and Hardrocker Athletics Director Joel Lueken are pleased to introduce Charlie Flohr as the new head coach of the Hardrocker Football program announced Monday during a press conference in Rapid City. Flohr...
December 16, 2019

Fire destroys vehicle outside home in Piedmont
PIEDMONT, S.D. - Fire crews in the Piedmont area responded to a vehicle fire Monday night. The fire was located on Telluride Street. Rapid City Fire tweeted it had sent Truck 3 to the incident to assist Piedmont crews in putting the fire out. The fire was threatening the struc...
December 16, 2019

State prison inmate dies of illness
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a 46-year-old state prison inmate has died following an illness. Corrections officials weren't specific about what caused the death of Michael Rich on Sunday. He died in the Jameson Annex at the South Dakota ...
December 16, 2019

Bull rider Sage Kimzey wins sixth straight PRCA world title
LAS VEGAS – Sage Kimzey is still the king of PRCA bull riders. The Strong City, Okla., cowboy won his sixth consecutive world championship at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo before 16,904 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center, Saturday night. Kimzey finished the season wi...
December 16, 2019

Ahead of Christmas travel, South Dakota gas prices fall two cents
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 0.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 4.7 cents per gallon higher tha...
December 16, 2019

Wyoming is losing millions from mineral tax delinquencies
CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming's 23 counties charge coal, oil and gas companies for the minerals they extract through production taxes. But delinquency in paying those taxes has become somewhat of the new normal, particularly in Wyoming's coal country. The Casper Star-Tribune reports...
December 16, 2019

Robert Harold Wenberg
Robert Harold Wenberg, 85, Rapid City, SD passed away Friday, December 13, 2019.      Bob was born June 23, 1934 in Omaha, NE.  A son of a school administrator, he lived in various communities in South Dakota and Iowa.  He joined the United States N...
December 16, 2019

Dale Morgan
Dale Morgan, age 84 of Alzada Montana, died Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Belle Fourche. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm Friday, December 20, 2019 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  A Celebration of Life service will be held 1pm Saturday...
December 16, 2019

Patricia R. Patterson Koppmann
Patricia R. "Patty" Patterson Koppmann, 77, of Rapid City, died Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospice House. Patty was born on March 10, 1942 in Miles City, Montana to S. J. “Pat” and Irene (Morin) Patterson.  The family moved to Sturgis ...
December 16, 2019

College Basketball Scoreboard for Saturday, December 14
UNDATED - Here is your College Basketball Scoreboard for Saturday, September 14: Men’s College Basketball BHSU 81, Fort Lewis 70 SD School of Mines 72, Adams St. 69 USD 96, Mayville State 60 Sioux Falls 73, St. Cloud State 67 Bemidji State 75, Augustana 73 Northern S...
December 15, 2019

Saturday Night, December 14, High School Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, December 14, High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS BASKETBALL Aberdeen Christian 80, James Valley Christian 35 Dakota Valley 72, Tea Area 55 Harding County 77, Lead-Deadwood 44 Herreid/Selby Area 61, Glen Ullin-Hebron, N.D. 42 Huron...
December 14, 2019

Woman struck attempting to cross I-90 overpass
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says a woman received minor injuries after being struck by a car on I-90 Friday night. According to Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 32-year-old female was ...
December 14, 2019

Gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle in Spearfish
UNDATED - The Salvation Army has once again received a valuable coin which has now been a golden tradition in the Black Hills for 23 years. On Friday, December 13th, The Salvation Army received a 1-ounce 1983 Robert Frost gold coin concealed in a Peanuts cartoon. This monetary do...
December 14, 2019

Bismarck wins team title at Rapid City Invite
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Bismarck captured the team title of the Rapid City Invitational Saturday in high school wrestling action. Bismarck finished with 188 points. Windsor, Colorado was a close second with 175.5 and Brandon Valley placed third with a 173.5. For area schools, Rapid ...
December 14, 2019

Umude leads South Dakota past Mayville State 96-60
VERMILLION, S.D. — Stanley Umude matched his season high with 21 points as South Dakota easily defeated NAIA-member Mayville State 96-60 on Saturday. Tyler Hagedorn had 16 points and 11 rebounds for South Dakota (9-3), which earned its fifth straight home victory. Tyler Pe...
December 14, 2019

Zeke Thurston wins Round 9, eyes second world title
LAS VEGAS – Getting a second career gold buckle is well within reach for saddle bronc rider Zeke Thurston. The Big Valley, Alberta, cowboy captured his third round win of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, winning Round 9 with a 91-point ride on Vold Rodeo Company&rsq...
December 14, 2019

Controversial second period dooms Rush
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Wheeling Nailers struck three times in the second period, twice following a controversial goal call, taking the second game of the series against the Rapid City Rush by a 3-1 score on Friday night. Both teams skated to a scoreless deadlock after 20 minutes...
December 14, 2019

Friday Night, December 13, College Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your College Basketball Scoreboard for Friday, December 13: Men’s College Basketball BHSU 81, Adams State 66 Fort Lewis 77, SD School of Mines 73 SDSU 66, UN-Kearney 53 Northern State 69, Minot State 67 UM-Duluth 100, Sioux Falls 65 Augustana 101, C...
December 14, 2019

Bismarck first, Sturgis ninth at Rapid City Invite
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Bismarck leads the team standings after day one at the Rapid City Invitational. Bismarck leads with 111.5 points with Windsor, CO in a close second with 103. Forty teams from five different states are competiting at the annual tournament, taking place at the ...
December 14, 2019

Scooper girls, boys basketball open season with wins
STURGIS, S.D. - Both the Sturgis Scooper girls and boys basketball teams opened up the new season with wins over Douglas. In the girls matchup, both teams started slow, with Douglas taking a five point 21-16 lead into the halftime locker room. Sturgis came out in the second ha...
December 14, 2019

Friday Night, December 13, Prep Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, December 13, prep basketball scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Aberdeen Central 79, Brookings 64 Arlington 61, Florence/Henry 39 Baltic 50, Beresford 32 Burke 63, Scotland 24 Canistota-Freeman 73, Centerville 27 Canton 67, Elk Point-Jef...
December 14, 2019

School of Mines research leads to lowering cost of medicine
RAPID CITY, SD - South Dakota biotech startup Nanopareil LLC is closing an approximately $1 million investment round to help bring its technology to market. The company was launched in 2010 out of research at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. It produces ultra-h...
December 13, 2019

Scooper Gabe Rambow signs letter of intent to play soccer at School of Mines
STURGIS, S.D. – Gabe Rambow from Sturgis signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play men’s soccer next year at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City. Rambow was a member of the Sturgis boys soccer team that finished 10-4 this past season and lost...
December 13, 2019

Feed transporation cost-share program announced
BISMARCK, ND - Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have announced the availability of a program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses. The Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program will help producers w...
December 13, 2019

Cattle produceres target of financial fraud
JUNCTION CITY, KS - Cattle producers are being urged to take extra precautions amid a surge of scams targeting ranchers and associated businesses, reports the Kansas Cattlemen's Association. A similar warning was issued in September due to reports of financial fraud schemes. Scam...
December 13, 2019

Bareback rider Clayton Biglow continues winning, setting records
LAS VEGAS – Bareback rider Clayton Biglow is making this look easy. The Clements, Calif., cowboy won his fourth round in a row at the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo when he claimed the Round 8 crown with his 90-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Showstomper before 16...
December 13, 2019

Real MEAT Act introduced to end deceptive labeling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced the Real MEAT Act this week, to end deceptive labeling practices for alternative protein products. The bill would clarify the definition of beef for labeling purposes...
December 13, 2019

Snow mobile season opens December 15th
RAPID CITY, SD - Officials in the Black Hills say snow conditions will vary to start the season. The Black Hills has seen snow accumulation, but many trails are on Forest Service roads and have been plowed."It's important that snowmobilers pick up a 2019-2020 trail map," reminds ...
December 13, 2019

Once disparaged, no-till now used to plant 50 percent of crops
PIERRE, SD - In the wettest year on record for South Dakota, half the cropland in the state that was planted used a cropping system without tillage. That system, no-till farming, has been the predominant cropping system on South Dakota cropland in recent years, but this is the fi...
December 13, 2019

City of Sturgis issues response to trademark lawsuit ruling
STURGIS, S.D. - The City of Sturgis issued a release late Thursday afternoon, offering reaction to the judge's ruling that will nullify the "Sturgis" trademark as it relates to the motorcycle rally. The reaction stated the following: "The City of Sturgis, host of the world&rsqu...
December 12, 2019

Sturgis beats Huron, Aberdeen Central in Thursday night wrestling
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis wrestling team picked up a pair of dual victories in quadrangular action Thursday night. In their first match, the Scoopers defeated Huron 42-27. The Scoopers got wins from Logan DeSersa at 126, Perry Ketelsen at 138, Brett Konst at 152, Clayton Smit...
December 12, 2019

Judge nullifies 'Sturgis' trademark with regard to the rally
STURGIS, S.D. – A federal judge has issued an order this week against the trademarking of the name “Sturgis” and how it applies to the annual motorcycle rally. Judge Jeffrey Viken has ruled the Sturgis mark is invalid. The court ruling is consistent with an 8th...
December 12, 2019

Supreme Court upholds Briley Piper death sentence
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of the state's last death-row inmate. Briley Piper pleaded guilty to murder and other felonies in January 2001. He and two friends killed 19-year-old Chester Poage in a gulch near Spearfish i...
December 12, 2019

DCI investigating shooting incident involving police in Sisseton
SISSETON, S.D.—South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Director David Natvig confirmed today that DCI agents are assisting local authorities in a shooting incident in Sisseton that occurred Wednesday night. A Sisseton Police Department officer, conducting a t...
December 12, 2019

Neil Collins
Neil Collins was born on November 22, 1937, in Faith, SD, to Elmer Fred and Mildred (Babcock) Collins. In his younger years, the family moved from Faith to Newcastle, then Sturgis and Whitewood, finally settling in Edgemont, where he graduated high school. In Sturgis he met Sharo...
December 12, 2019

Report: South Dakota Gov. Noem's daughter gets pay raise
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The daughter of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has received a pay raise since she and other state employees got a salary boost in July. Kennedy Noem works for her mother as a policy analyst. State employees received a 2.5% pay bump in July after South Dakota ...
December 12, 2019

Bareback rider Clayton Biglow wins third consecutive round
LAS VEGAS – Bareback rider Clayton Biglow couldn’t have picked a better time to be riding his best. The Clements, Calif., cowboy won his third round in a row at the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo when he captured the Round 7 title with a 91.5-point ride on Rafter...
December 12, 2019

Nailers hold off late Rush Rally
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Wheeling Nailers and Rapid City Rush exchanged goals within a minute on three different occasions throughout the course of the contest, with the Nailers using the last exchange to get past the Rush late en route to a 4-3 win on Wednesday night. The game mar...
December 12, 2019

Rapid City Fire responds to call at Forest Products Distributors
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City fire crews responded to an early morning fire at Forest Products Distributors on Old Folsom Road. According to a tweet from Rapid City, crews were called around 4:30 this morning. According to Rapid City Fire Department Lt. Jim Bussell, the f...
December 12, 2019

Jack Zacher
Jack Zacher was born on February 2, 1950, in Pierre, SD to Anton “Tony” Nick Zacher and Christina Frankfurth.      Jack served his country in Vietnam from 1968-1970. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors.  &...
December 11, 2019

Central States Fair Receives WPRA Awards
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Central States Fair Range Days Rodeo was honored with two prestigious awards from the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association at this years’ convention in Las Vegas. Medium Rodeo of the Year, defined as rodeos offering $5,000 to $9,999 in added purse mon...
December 11, 2019

Father, son plead guilty in black market eagle trafficking
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A father and his adult son have pleaded guilty in South Dakota to federal charges in a case that offered a glimpse into the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds. Troy Fairbanks and his son, Majestic Fairbanks, were among 30 people and pawn ...
December 11, 2019

Regional Health offers early detection scan for heart disease
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health, in partnership with the National Heart Health Program, has launched a new screening program that can detect and measure calcium-containing plaque/blockages in coronary arteries, allowing patients to take preventative steps before serious heart ...
December 11, 2019

Tie-down roper Ty Harris notches back-to-back Wrangler NFR round wins
LAS VEGAS – This is a habit tie-down roper Ty Harris doesn’t want to break. The San Angelo, Texas, cowboy won his second consecutive round of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, clocking a 7.1-second time in Round 6 before 16,755 at the Thomas & Mack Center,...
December 11, 2019

Trade deal moves to ratification, US Senate leader delays
WASHINGTON, DC - President Trump tweeted this morning that the United States, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) agreement is looking good and will benefit both farmers and manufacturers. On Tuesday Dec. 10 trade representatives from the U.S., Mexico and Canada all signed to finalize the ...
December 11, 2019

CWD Detected in Harding, Meade and Tripp Counties
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks says Chronic Wasting Disease has been reported in Meade, Harding and Tripp Counties. G.F. & P. Wildlife Program Administrator Chad Switzer says one male mule deer from both Harding and Meade counties tested posit...
December 10, 2019

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal; cattle group says it needs COOL
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Democrats and the White House have announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win. This comes on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against the president. ...
December 10, 2019

Experience Works holds application day in Sturgis Tuesday
STURGIS, S.D. – For many older South Dakotans, going back to work is not an option – it’s a necessity. That’s why a local resource wants to make sure senior citizens know that a help is out there to help them overcome barriers to employment and get the sk...
December 10, 2019

South Dakota puts $730,000 towards drug programs in schools
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota is allocating $730,000 to provide evidence-based meth prevention programming in nearly 40 middle schools across the state, a state agency said. The South Dakota Department of Social Services announced last week that nine prevention provider...
December 10, 2019

Meade 46-1 School Board discusses general fund at Monday night meeting
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board met Monday night for their December meeting and had a pretty routine agenda. Superintendent Jeff Simmons says among the highlights were to amend the general fund budget. "We have some federal dollars that are passing through our...
December 10, 2019

Judge to rule Jan. 2 on ballot petition circulators law
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A federal judge in Aberdeen says he'll rule by Jan. 2 on a state law that will require ballot petition circulators to register and be included in a directory. The organization SD Voice seeks an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It require...
December 10, 2019

South Dakota prep basketball media basketball poll released
UNDATED - Here is the preseason South Dakota prep basketball poll released today. Teams are ranked by points received and first-place votes are in parentheses.  Boys Class AA 1. O’Gorman (15) 84 2. Yankton (3) 70 3. Brandon Valley 52 4. Roosevelt 32 5. Huron 26...
December 10, 2019

Steer wrestler Kyle Irwin captures victory in Round 5
LAS VEGAS – Through the first four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, steer wrestler Kyle Irwin couldn’t get on track. That changed in Round 5 for the Robertsdale, Ala., cowboy. Irwin clocked a 3.7-second time to win the round and earn $26,231 before 16,827...
December 10, 2019

Sturgis begins 2019 deer harvest program
STURGIS, S.D. - The city of Sturgis is beginning its municipal deer harvest program this week. The program is in response to complaints about the increasing number of deer in the city, as well as agressive behavior by deer in parks and along trails. Under strict guidelines regu...
December 10, 2019

Sturgis Council approves annexation of two areas
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis city council met in special session Monday to discuss approval of two separate annexation resolutions. The first resolution approved was to annex a portion of the Oak Acres and Mountain View trailer parks. The second resolution will annex in th...
December 10, 2019

South Dakota Lottery urges responsible gaming this holiday season
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Lottery reminds citizens that scratch tickets are not suitable gifts for minors. In partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), the South Dakota Lottery notes that providing scratch tickets to minors is risky. Research ...
December 9, 2019

Charles Edward Delzer
Charles “Chuck” Edward Delzer, 60, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 of heart failure at his home in Spearfish, SD.   Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  A memorial...
December 9, 2019

John F. Kunerth
John F. Kunerth was named for his father’s only brother, who died in an accident before John was born. The F in his name was both a source of embarrassment and pride: Florian. He was teased as a kid by children who called him Fluoride. But as an adult, John always signed h...
December 9, 2019

Alan L. Harvey
Alan L. Harvey, age 69 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in Belle Fourche. The funeral service will be held 1pm Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church.  Visitation will take place 5 to 7 pm Wednesday a...
December 9, 2019

Darrell D. Henderson
Memorial Service for Darrell will be Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hettinger Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger, followed by a gathering of ...
December 9, 2019

Donna Mae Littleton
Donna was born June 30, 1932, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Frank and Velma (Bates) Stiverson. From Oklahoma City, the family moved to Nampa, ID. There she met the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” William Littleton, and they married on February 21, 1953, in Nampa. Togethe...
December 9, 2019

Man arrested in connection with fatal car-pedestrian crash makes court appearance
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City man made his initial appearance in court Monday, following a car-pedestrian crash Friday night. Zachary Fegueroa, 25, is accused of hitting and killing the pedestrian, idenfitied today as Joseph Martinez, in the area of East Boulevard North and Ea...
December 9, 2019

Tie-down roper Shane Hanchey wins another round at Wrangler NFR
LAS VEGAS – Before the start of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, tie-down roper Shane Hanchey had a good feeling about how things were going to unfold for him. So far, the Sulphur, La., cowboy has been right. Hanchey won his second round of the week, clocking a 7.5-...
December 9, 2019

South Dakota's Jordan Tierney selected as new Miss Rodeo America
LAS VEGAS — It was a big night for outgoing Miss Rodeo South Dakota Jordan Tierney as she was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2020 on Sunday. As Miss Rodeo America, Tierney was awarded a $20,000 Educational Scholarship from the Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Foundation and will...
December 8, 2019

College Basketball Scoreboard for Saturday December 7
UNDATED - Area college basketball scores from Saturday, December 7: Men’s College Basketball Westminster 75, SD School of Mines 70 Augustana 86, Upper Iowa 59 Sioux Falls 86, MSU-Mankato 81 Northern State 101, Crookston 58 Concordia-St. Paul 75, SMSU 70 Mount Marty 6...
December 8, 2019

Wrestling Wrap - Custer wins home invitational
CUSTER, S.D. - In High School Wrestling action Saturday,  Custer took top team honors at their home invitiational. The Wildcats finished with 259.5 points -- well ahead of second place Spearfish with 167. Sturgis came in third with a 130.5. Meanwhile, Rapid City Central b...
December 8, 2019

College Hoops - Trailblazers to much for BHSU men and women
ST. GEORGE, UT – A hot Dixie State couldn't be contained as they rolled past the Black Hills State University men's basketball team 76-54. The #16 Trailblazers remain undefeated while the Yellow Jackets fall to 3-5 and 1-2 in the RMAC. The first half of the game was slow an...
December 7, 2019

Coyotes sweep USD - Move to NIVC quarterfinals
VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota used its most efficient offensive match of the season Friday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center to a 3-0 sweep over UNLV in the second round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championships. The Coyotes, now 29-2 overall, ...
December 7, 2019

Wrestling - Bismarck Demons win Mandan Invitational; Scoopers place third
MANDAN, N.D. - The Bismarck Demons took the team title of the Mandan Lions Invitational Saturday in high school wrestling. The Demons finished on top with a point total of 338.5 -- ahead of second place Pierre, who finished with 320. In the placement round, Bismarck won nine of...
December 7, 2019

Cook’s 18-yard FG lifts UNI over South Dakota State 13-10
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Matthew Cook kicked an 18-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining to give Northern Iowa a 13-10 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Series playoffs. UNI (10-4) will face second-seed James Madison (12-1)...
December 7, 2019

Rapid City police investigating fatal vehicle-vs-pedestrian crash
STURGIS, S.D. - The Rapid City Police Department is currently investigating a fatal car-vs-pedestrian crash which took place in the evening hours of December 6th, 2019. On December 6th at around 7:05 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of East Boulevard North and E. North S...
December 7, 2019

Trailblazers Hold Off 'Rockers In RMAC Matchup; Hardrocker Women Earn OT RMAC Win Over DSU
ST GEORGE, UT --- The South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball team put forth a valiant Friday night but couldn't get past No. 16 Dixie State as the Trailblazers outlasted the Hardrockers, 77-69, during a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference matchup in St. George Utah. Dixie ...
December 6, 2019

Yellow Jacket men and women drop games to Westminster
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Unable to stop an 8-0 run by the Westminster Griffins, the Black Hills State University men's basketball team fell in the final minutes of the game 64-65. The Yellow Jackets fall to 3-4 on the season and 1-1 in the RMAC. The Yellow Jackets held the Griffins ...
December 6, 2019

Sturgis Track Standout Signs Letter of Intent With USD
STURGIS, S.D. - Athletes always talk about ‘putting in the work’, spending hours working on form and technique in order to reach their potential on the track or in the gym.  Sydney Shaw, one of the top hurdlers in the state of South Dakota, has a unique training ...
December 6, 2019

Woman accused of vandalism of Belle Fourche school gets suspended prison sentence
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - A Belle Fourche woman arrested in connection with vandalism at the Belle Fourche High School was sentenced Friday. Sally Fixter Norris received a suspended sentence of 3 years of prison, dependent on her taking mental health medicaton. Norris was arrested ...
December 6, 2019

Two people found dead in trailer fire on Pine Ridge
PINE RIDGE, S.D. - Two people were found dead after a trailer fire near Pine Ridge earlier this week. The fire happened early Monday about three miles east of Pine Ridge. Oglala Sioux Police Chief Robert Ecoffey says the trailer was fully engulfed when first responders arrive...
December 6, 2019

Pickup truck being towed by motor home destroyed by fire
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Spearfish fire crews along with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol responded to a pickup on fire on I-90 Thursday afternoon. The driver of an eastbound RV pulling a 2019 Ford F-150 pickup noticed smoke coming from the towed vehicle. The p...
December 5, 2019

Shakeup could be coming to the state's football classes
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota's high school football teams could be going after fewer state titles in a couple of years. The state's Football Advisory Board has put together a proposal to cut the number of football classes in the state from seven to five starting in 2021. Th...
December 5, 2019

Scoopers roll in wrestling opener over Belle Fourche
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Scooper Wrestling team opened up the 2019-2020 wrestling season with a 70-12 dual victory over Belle Fourche. After a forfeit win by Korbin Olson at 106 pounds, the Scoopers opened with three quick wins at 113, 120 and 126 pounds. Evan Osborn defeated...
December 5, 2019

Sturgis man sentenced to life for killing of Jessica Rehfeld
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Sturgis man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in the murder of his former girlfriend, Jessica Rehfeld. Jonathon Klinetobe had earlier plead guilty to aiding and abetting first degree manslaughter. After four days of test...
December 5, 2019

Rising violent crime by children a concern
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about rising violent crime by children. Some as young as 12, says FOP Vice President Tim Doyle, some in trouble time and again. "We're dealing with the same kids over and over. They're stealing a car and...
December 5, 2019

RCAS aiming to install vaping detectors in middle, high schools
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Area School District is working to install vaping detectors in middle and high schools. Superintendent Dr. Lori Simon says vaping is on the rise and is currently among the top violations. The district is expressing their concern to Govern...
December 5, 2019

Furnace Explosion reported in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City fire crews responded to a report of a furnace explosion Thursday morning. In a twitter posting, Rapid City fire says stations 1 and 4 were sent to a home in the 1600 block of East Tallent Street. That is on the east end of Rapid City. Fire of...
December 5, 2019

Sturgis Ambulance signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members
STURGIS, S.D. - In November, Sturgis Ambulance signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve. The Statement of Support confirms Sturgis Ambulance joins other employers in pledging: We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re...
December 5, 2019

Custer Area Economic Development Corporation Receives Award
CUSTER, S.D. - Congratulations to Custer Area Economic Development Corporation's Health & Wellness Team for receiving the Community Innovation Award from Dakota Resources. The team engaged a broad base of local organizations, businesses, and community members in order to mo...
December 5, 2019

Small Business Revolution Coming to Spearfish
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Spearfish made Small Business Revolutions’ (SBR) Top 10 cities and is now in contention for $500,000 and being featured on Season 5 of the popular television show. Spearfish was nominated and chosen as a Top 10 Finalist from amongst thousands of cities. Th...
December 5, 2019

Forward Hill City Housing Project Launches
HILL CITY, S.D. - The Heart of the Hills Economic Development Corp. (HOHEDC) in Hill City is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new FORWARD HILL CITY Housing Project on December 4th at 2:00 pm. The ground breaking ceremony will be held at the Top O Hill Avenu...
December 5, 2019

Winter Storm causes collapse of antenna with weather transmitter
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The KCOW radio antenna tower located in Chadron State Park that held the NOAA weather radio transmitter (KXI-20), collapsed on Saturday, 30 November. A significant weekend winter storm impacted the area and the combination of freezing fog, freezing drizzle, and...
December 5, 2019

Three Scoopers make Class 11AA all state football team
UNDATED - Pierre led the way with 13 players on the Class 11AA Football All State Team -- but Sturgis held their own with three nominations. State Champion Pierre placed five offensive players and seven defensive on the squad, led by Quaterback Garrett Stout. For Sturgis, runni...
December 5, 2019

Noem visits Rapid City to discuss budget proposal
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem stopped in Rapid City yesterday to drum up support for her budget proposals for next year. At the Rushmore Hotel, Noem reiterated money is tight and she is instructing state agencies to scale back spending. However, some of Noem&rsq...
December 4, 2019

Head of the South Dakota Legislative Research Council stepping down
PIERRE, S.D. - The Director of the South Dakota Legislative Research Council will be stepping down following the 2020 legislative session. LRC Director Jason Hancock today confirmed to the South Dakota Broadcasters Association that he submitted his resignation to the Legislature...
December 4, 2019

Senator being sued by USD student
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Soon to be resigning Republican state Senator Stace Nelson is being sued by a second-year University of South Dakota law student in Vermillion for kicking him off his Facebook page. Jeff Church says in the complaint filed in federal court in Sioux Falls that ...
December 4, 2019

Pine Ridge man sentenced to prison for fatal shooting
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A judge sentenced Myles Tuttle to 9 years in prison Wednesday after Tuttle pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Vincent Brewer III in 2016 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. According to prosecutors, Brewer w...
December 4, 2019

Report of weapon puts Douglas Schools on secure status Wednesday
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with an incident at Douglas Middle School Wednesday. The entire Douglas School District was placed on secure status after a report of a student with a weapon. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office say...
December 4, 2019

Ronald Lewis Miller
Ronald Lewis Miller was born November 8, 1928, to Arnt and Cora Miller at home at Cedar Canyon.  He attended school at rural schools in the area and jokingly tells about starting high school at Newell three times before he finally quit and worked at home herding sheep. ...
December 4, 2019

Communities struggle with nursing home closures
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The number of rural communities with few options for elder care continues to grow across South Dakota. The Hudson Care and Rehab Center in the southeastern corner of the state was the most recent closure, and marked the sixth nursing home center closure in the...
December 4, 2019

Investigators say plane that crashed near Chamberlain took off in poor conditions
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D.--We’re learning more details about a deadly plane crash in South Dakota last weekend that took nine lives and injured three others. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says the pilot filed an instrument flight rules plan with the FAA and recei...
December 4, 2019

North Dakota company to build portion of border wall
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota company that has long claimed it can build a U.S.-Mexico border wall cheaper and faster than competitors has been awarded a contract to construct 31 miles of new wall in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Arizona....
December 4, 2019

Wyoming residents concerned about proposed horse facility
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wild horse facility is looking to make its home in eastern Laramie County, but residents near the proposed site have some major concerns. The facility would hold wild horses captured by the Bureau of Land Management, and the BLM would pay South Dakot...
December 4, 2019

South Dakota prep basketball player dies during practice
DUPREE, S.D. — Authorities say a boys basketball player in South Dakota died suddenly during practice. Ziebach County Sheriff Gary Cudmore said the team was doing wind sprints when the Dupree High School student collapsed Monday evening. Life-saving measures were performed...
December 3, 2019

Germaine Marlo Tremmel
Germaine Marlo Tremmel transitioned to the stars in her sacred He Sapa at Fort Meade on December 2, 2019, in Sturgis, SD, due to complications following her bone marrow cancer.  She was 62.  She was a water and land protector, UN attorney, Akicita, her people’s ad...
December 3, 2019

Noem: South Dakota needs to brace for slow economic growth
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem has offered her budget proposals for the next year while acknowledging that money is tight and instructing state agencies to reduce spending. The Republican governor delivered her budget address in Pierre on Tuesday. The governor t...
December 3, 2019

Scooper Kicker Brodie Eisenbraun invited to Kicking World National Showcase
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis Scooper football kicker Brodie Eisenbraun has been invited to the 2019 Kicking World National Showcase taking place this coming weekend in Austin, Texas. Eisenbraun earned the invitation earlier this season by having a "wow" performance in pressure compet...
December 3, 2019

Bonnie Jean Ginsbach
Bonnie Jean Ginsbach, age 89, of Belle Fourche died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 19, 1930 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Walter C. and Edith (Sinkey) Forde. Bonnie graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1...
December 3, 2019

Arliss Jean Kopren
Arliss Jean Kopren was born April 14, 1934, in Hettinger, ND. Her parents were Ike and Claire (White) John and Harold Coe. She spent her early years on the family farm in Maltby. She attended Strool grade school and graduated from Bison High School. She spent many hours in her te...
December 3, 2019

Joan Sylvia Lemmel
Joan S. Lemmel was born October 2, 1939, in New Underwood, SD, to Elbert and Marjorie Shoun, who lived in Red Owl, SD. She married Charles Lemmel and together they moved to Aurora, CO, and then moved to Longmont, CO, where she modeled a little and then was a bookkeeper.&nbs...
December 3, 2019

Noem Announces District 32 Legislative Appointment
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that she is appointing Helene Duhamel of Rapid City to represent District 32 in the South Dakota Senate. The vacancy was created after the resignation of Sen. Alan Solano. Duhamel will serve during the 2020 legislativ...
December 3, 2019

David Hand
David Hand, age 79, of Midland, South Dakota, died on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Avera St. Mary's Emergency Room in Pierre. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. CST on Friday, December 6, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre. Mas...
December 3, 2019

Luke Bachmeier
Luke Bachmeier was born to Lucas and Elizabeth (Werlinger) Bachmeier on June 25, 1931, in Vale, SD.  He has no middle name and in his younger years he was known as Junior. The family lived in a farm outside Vale, SD where they raised sugar beets, until Luke was six years old...
December 3, 2019

Energy activity spurs jump in Wyoming tax collections
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming collected over $1 billion in sales and use taxes in fiscal year 2019. According to an annual tax revenue report compiled by the state’s Economic Analysis Division, that was nearly 12 percent more than the state collected the p...
December 3, 2019

2019’s Most Charitable States & 2020’s Best Charities
UNDATED - With the U.S. ranked as the most generous country over the past 10 years by the World Giving Index, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Charitable States (with accompanying videos), in addition to its picks for 2020&rsqu...
December 3, 2019

Rapid City Council approves Sixth Street Study
RAPID CITY, S.D. – After tabling the issue in October, the Rapid City Council on Monday night voted 7-2 to begin a study of how to improve the Sixth Street crosswalk where it crosses Omaha Street. The council split 5-5 in October on spending $125,000 on the study, but afte...
December 3, 2019

Sentencing hearing underway for man's involvement with Rehfeld murder
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The sentencing hearing is underway for 30-year old Jonathan Klinetobe for his involvement in the murder of Jessica Rehfeld of Rapid City back in May of 2015. Back in September Klintetobe pleaded guilty to aiding abetting first degree manslaughter and faces a p...
December 2, 2019

Man hiding in attic starts fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City police arrested a man Saturday for breaking into a residence on Fifth Street and causing a fire. The man, identified as 40-year-old Julian Garcia of Pine Ridge, was reportedly hiding in the home’s attic when he started his sweatshirt on ...
December 2, 2019

BHSU Mens Basketball - Scott leads the rout of the Trojans
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Led by an early assault from Joel Scott, the Black Hills State University men's basketball team routed Dakota State University 91-53. Scott put up the first ten points of the game for the Yellow Jackets burying the Trojans with a lead they couldn't come back fro...
December 2, 2019

Survivors from South Dakota plane crash in stable condition
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The three survivors of a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine members of an extended family from Idaho are in stable condition at a hospital. The survivors of Saturday's crash in a cornfield near Chamberlain are being treated at Sanford USD Medical Cent...
December 2, 2019

Embattled prosecutor confirms resignation plan, cites health
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Minnehaha County's embattled state's attorney confirms he plans to resign this week, citing health issues. Aaron McGowan said in a statement to KELO.com News he developed a blood clot after knee replacement surgery on Oct. 18, and required more surgery on Nov...
December 2, 2019

Esther Phillips
Esther was born September 28, 1923, in Hong Kong (HK) - the third child of missionary parents, Albert and Rose Etta Reiton. She attended school in HK until the family came back to the U.S. where she completed high school in Pasadena, CA. Esther returned with her family to HK and ...
December 2, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see slight decrease to end November
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.45/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 2.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. ...
December 2, 2019

Survey suggests economy slowing down in 9 Midwest states
OMAHA, Neb. - A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy is slowing down in nine Midwest and Plains states as the U.S. trade war with China continues. The overall index for the region slipped into negative territory at 48.6 in November from October's 52.6. Th...
December 2, 2019

Kathryn Kinsall
Kathryn Kinsall, 57, of Sundance, WY passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, WY, after a battle with cancer. On February 20, 1962, as John Glenn was orbiting the earth, Kathryn “Kat” was born to Lester and Arlene...
December 2, 2019

Rapid City Police arrest man in connection with convenience store robbery
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Police arrested a man after robbery at a Rapid City convenience store Saturday night. Authorities say 22-year-old Clayton Otto was arrested early Sunday morning for first degree burglary. Police say the robbery happened at the Loaf – N – Jug...
December 2, 2019

Next sculpture to be placed on Sturgis Main Street announced
STURGIS, SD – Plans for the next sculpture to be placed on Main Street Sturgis is a tribute to a custom motorcycle legend. Community organizers, friends and family hope to place the art piece of Jesse Rooke during the 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August...
December 2, 2019

As blizzard moves out, the dig out and cleanup commences
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Cleanup was underway in several Black Hills area communities Sunday from a strong winter storm that dropped over two feet of snow on some areas. In Sturgis, crews began plowing the residential areas afer spending most of Saturday trying to keep the town's main...
December 1, 2019

South Dakota airplane crash kills 9 in extended family
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. - Nine members of an extended Idaho family died when their plane crashed in a South Dakota field as they were heading home after a hunting trip. Travis Garza, president of the wellness company Kyani, said in a Facebook post Sunday that the crash near Chamberlai...
December 1, 2019

I-90 reopened, but caution advised
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have opened the closed portion of Interstate 90 (Wyoming border to Chamberlain) in both directions. Officials are advising motorists that even though the interstate is open, driving conditions ...
December 1, 2019

Authorities: 9 killed, 3 injured in South Dakota plane crash
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — Nine people died and three more were injured when a single-engine plane bound for Idaho crashed shortly after takeoff in South Dakota. Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board told The Associated Press 12 people were aboard the Pilatu...
November 30, 2019

Winter Storm Ezekiel leaves its mark
STURGIS, S.D. - The Winter Storm that came with an interesting name is expected to move out overnight Saturday, but the snow it has left behind was enough to shut down most of the area. In Sturgis, no travel was advised as crews worked mainly on keeping major arteries open. It w...
November 30, 2019

West River Electric works on power outages Saturday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Like Black Hills Electric and other power companies, West River Electric was battling the blizzard Saturday, working diligently to get their customer's power back on. The electric coop says residents in Rapid Valley and Box Elder lost power due to ice buildup ...
November 30, 2019

Blizzard causes power outages in Rapid City area
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Saturday's blizzardcaused some power outages in the Rapid City area Saturday night. As of 8:45 pm, Electric power restoration was completed for Black Hills Energy 1,420 customers in the Northeast and Southeast areas of Rapid City. The outages are due to seve...
November 30, 2019

Blizzard cancels 2019 Rapid City Festival of Lights Parade
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The latest winter storm, which has brought blizzard conditions and no travel advisories across western South Dakota, has canceled this year's Rapid City Festival of Lights Parade. The parade committee issued the following statement Saturday morning: "As a res...
November 30, 2019

Officials close I-90 as blizzard conditions move in
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Highway Patrol and Department of Public Safetydecided to shut down I-90 Friday night due to deteriorating weather conditions. The closure became effective as of 11:00 p.m. The closure is from the Wyoming State line to Chamberlain. The DOT re...
November 29, 2019

New members appointed to Cattlemen's Beef Board
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the appointment of 40 members to serve on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board. Thirty-nine members will serve three-year terms and one appointee will serve the remaining one-year portion of a...
November 29, 2019

Black Friday ice leads to slippery roads and accidents
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Freezing mist and drizzle that made roads slippery on Thanksgiving Day continued into Friday in the Rapid City area. Both Meade and Pennington Emergency Management say law enforcement have been responding to accidents most of the morning. The Pennington Coun...
November 29, 2019

Runnings buys Campbell's Supply Company
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — A long-time business staple in Sturgis will be under new ownership after the first of the year. Campbell's Supply Company, that opened in Sturgis, SD in the 1980's has been sold to Runnings Supply Inc. The two local, family-owned retailers are bec...
November 29, 2019

Police officer knifed after car crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - In an incident that occured early Thanksgiving Day morning, a Rapid City police officer was attacked with a knife after a car chase ended in the vehicle catching fire. After spotting a car that was driving the wrong way, officers attempted to stop th...
November 29, 2019

Travelers Beware - Blizzard Warnings up for Western South Dakota
STURGIS, S.D. - Forecasters say a strong winter storm will affect the area through Saturday. The storm will bring large amounts of moisture and very strong winds. Freezing drizzle on Friday night changed over to snow, and will become heavy at times through Saturday. Strong win...
November 28, 2019

South Dakota announces settlement in medical devices case
PIERRE, S.D. — The state of South Dakota has reached a settlement agreement with a company accused of buying and selling medical devices that were not approved or cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says the deal with Avalign...
November 28, 2019

South Dakota State women upset No. 21 South Florida 61-50
CANCUN, Mexico — Myah Selland scored 17 points, Paiton Burckhard had 16 points and nine rebounds, and South Dakota State beat No. 21 South Florida 61-50 on Thursday in the Cancun Challenge. Selland scored 10 points in the Jackrabbits' 10-2 game-opening run, including two 3...
November 28, 2019

Icy roads lead to accidents in Rapid City area on Thanksgiving
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A light freezing mist and drizzle led to some icy roads in the Rapid City area on Thanksgiving day, causing several accidents. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says one of their troopers was involved in a crash on I-90. The trooper was assisting with a vehicle...
November 28, 2019

Rosalie Mae Dahlquist
Rosalie Mae Dahlquist, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Sturgis Regional Senior Care.  She was born on October 20, 1922, as the eldest child of six to Ernest and Olive (Mailloux) Edwards.      Rosalie grew up in Vale, S...
November 27, 2019

South Dakota Launches Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication Program
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Departments of Veterans Affairs, Military, and Transportation this week launched the new Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication Program. The program will dedicate state bridges after South Dakotans who died while in active s...
November 27, 2019

FEMA Denies South Dakota’s Disaster Request Appeal
PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Public Safety has announced that FEMA denied the state’s appeal for a presidential disaster declaration covering severe weather damage done in six South Dakota counties from Aug. 2-11, 2019. South Dakota officials had requested a disa...
November 27, 2019

Senators back revoking Wounded Knee medals for US soldiers
FARGO, N.D. - Two Democratic senators plan to introduce a companion bill to a U.S. House measure to revoke Medals of Honor for soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Medals of Honor were given to 20 soldi...
November 27, 2019

Contract signed for 10-year deal between civic center, medical conglomerate
RAPID CITY, S.D,  - With the new civic center expansion project in full swing, the naming rights for the 250,000 square foot facility began and ended with a regional healthcare provider. While the Rapid City Civic Center Board unanimously approved the naming contract with R...
November 27, 2019

Daktronics: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Daktronics Inc. (DAKT) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $7.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Brookings, South Dakota-based company said it had profit of 16 cents. The video display maker posted revenue of $174.9 million in the pe...
November 27, 2019

Deadwood Gaming Numbers Dip in October, Hotel Occupancy Flat
DEADWOOD, S.D. - According to statistics released today by the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, the October 2019 gaming handle showed a 3.85 percent decrease, with slot machine handle decreasing by 3.82 percent when compared to October 2018. The table game handle was also down ...
November 27, 2019

BHSU men, women knock off SD School of Mines
SPEARFISH, S.D. - In a much needed win, The Black Hills State University men's basketball team toppled the SDSMT Hardrockers 70-66 in a thrilling second quarter. The Yellow Jackets move to 2-3 on the season and enter RMAC play with a win under their belts. The Yellow Jackets outs...
November 27, 2019

South Dakota man linked to Butina pleads guilty to fraud
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota man linked to a Russian agent said little Tuesday as he pleaded guilty to fraud charges unrelated to the agent’s case. Conservative political operative Paul Erickson admitted to a federal judge that he operated fraudulent investment...
November 26, 2019

Embattled lawmaker DiSanto announces resignation
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A South Dakota lawmaker who came under fire two years ago when she shared an "All Lives Splatter" meme on Facebook has resigned. A spokeswoman for Gov. Kristi Noem confirmed Tuesday that Republican state Sen. Lyndi DiSanto, formerly known at Lynne DiSanto, of ...
November 26, 2019

Rapid City police say man wanted in connection with fatal crash arrested in Washington
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police say a man wanted in connection with a fatal accident that killed an infant last year has been apprehended in Washington, state. George Matousek, 37, of Rapid City was arrested near Spokane this week according to police. Rapid City Police spo...
November 26, 2019

Ag organization votes against industrial hemp, hopes to standardize CAFO permitting process
SIOUX FALLS, SD - South Dakota Farm Bureau delegates debated resolutions regarding industrial hemp and livestock zoning at their 102nd annual convention in Sioux Falls.  President Scott VanderWal says the organization is not supporting the legalization of industrial hemp in...
November 26, 2019

Marietta L. Callahan
Marietta was born June 19, 1926, in Aurora, NE, to Bernard M. and Marguerite L. (Orendorff) Budler.  She met and married “Kelly” Callahan on May 15, 1958.  Marietta lived in Rapid City until 1976, when she and Kelly moved to Sturgis.     ...
November 26, 2019

Authorities locate two missing hunters in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Two lost hunters were safely found in the Black Hills, thanks to good preparedness, smart thinking and safety measures on their part. On Monday, November 25, 2019 at about 4:30 pm, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from two deer hunt...
November 26, 2019

Highway Patrol and Safety Officials Urge Safe Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday
PIERRE, S.D. – Thanksgiving is a time for traveling and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety wants citizens to get to their destinations safely. The Thanksgiving Day holiday period is expected to be a busy travel period. DPS officials encourage motorists to obey al...
November 26, 2019

Evangeline Lillehaug
Funeral services for Evangeline “Vangie” Lillehaug, age 83, of Lemmon, SD, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD.  Pastor Mary Peterson will officiate with burial in the Prince of Peace Cemetery nor...
November 26, 2019

Eugene Lenerville
Memorial services for Eugene “Gene” Lenerville, age 91, of Lodgepole, SD, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bison, SD, with Pastor Florence Hoff officiating.      Gene passed away at home on ...
November 26, 2019

Renada M. Wendland
Renada M. Wendland, age 76 of Belle Fourche, died Saturday, November 16, 2019.  She was surrounded by her loving family when she was called home to heaven. A Celebration of Life service will take place 10am, Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fou...
November 26, 2019

Casteel's are the number one auction in the Black Hills
STURGIS, SD – There are fewer bigger compliments than having the neighbors as customers.  That’s exactly what Jerry Casteel of Casteel Auctions & Real Estate has built his business on – a philosophy that has earned the long-time family business, “...
November 26, 2019

Man sentenced in large meth ring case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man accused in a conspiracy to move large quantities of methamphetamine from Colorado to South Dakota has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. Authorities say 29-year-old Sebastian Hoff was one of several distributors in the ...
November 26, 2019

Two teens killed, three others injured in South Dakota crash
TULARE, S.D. — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two teenagers and seriously injured three other people. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Mangan says the crash happened Sunday night near Tulare. He says details of the crash will...
November 25, 2019

Annual awards handed out at Sturgis Scooper Football Award Show
STURGIS, S.D. - The annual Sturigs Scooper Football Award Show was held Monday night at the Community Center as local athletes were recognized for their accomplishments on the football field. KBHB's Gary Matthews and Terry Anderson handed out the Best Back award, which was given...
November 25, 2019

Joan Delilah Follette
Joan Delilah (Anderson) Follette of Spearfish passed away from complications of a heart attack the evening of November 18, 2019  at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Joan was born October 24, 1936 in Deadwood, SD the first of five children to Andy and Dorothea Anderson. She gra...
November 25, 2019

Jill Maureen Cichosz
Jill Maureen Cichosz gained her heavenly crown on November 21, 2019 at the age of 39, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at Rapid City Hospital in South Dakota surrounded by her loving husband and family. Jill was born on July 15, 1980 in Va...
November 25, 2019

Meade School Board receives award for dedicated participation
STURGIS, S.D. - Recently, the Meade School Board received their Bronze Level award for their participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead. ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany presented Me...
November 25, 2019

Cattle on Feed report viewed as both bearish and bullish, placements lower than expected
USDA - Anticipation of a worse than expected placement number sent both live cattle and feeder futures sharply lower at week's end (Nov.22). The actual numbers were well short of pre-release guesses that reached as high as 119% of last year. The report showed placements at 110% ...
November 25, 2019

Dentlinger leads South Dakota St. past Mississippi Valley St.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Matt Dentlinger made all eight of his shot attempts to score 16 points and South Dakota routed Mississippi Valley State 84-54 on Sunday. Noah Freidel, Baylor Scheierman and David Wingett each scored 10 for the Jackrabbits (5-3). South Dakota State built a...
November 24, 2019

Highway Patrol identifies Spearfish teen killed in Lyman County crash
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a Spearfish teen was one of two people killed in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning north of Kennebec. The Patrol says 18-year old Damion Young of Spearfish and 17-year old Antonio Gunhammer of Sioux Falls died in the acciden...
November 24, 2019

Last surviving carver of Mount Rushmore passes away
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The last remaining carver of Mount Rushmore National Memorial has passed away. A family member of Nick Clifford says the 98-year-old historian passed away Saturday morning. Clifford had wrote a book about his experiences and was signing copies of them as lat...
November 24, 2019

Coulter scores twice as Rush sweep Oilers
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Peter Quenneville extended his goal-scoring streak to five games, Tyler Coulter scored twice, and Tyler Parks made 30 saves to lead the Rapid City Rush to a 3-2 win over the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday night. The win maintains the Rush’s status as the last u...
November 24, 2019

Saturday Night, November 23, College Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Area college basketball scores for Saturday, November 23:   Women’s College Basketball Wayne State 84, BHSU 74 SDSU 67, Wyoming 40 Dordt 93, Briar Cliff 58 Northwestern 78, Jamestown 51 Dakota Wesleyan 93, Valley City State 66   Men’s Coll...
November 24, 2019

South Dakota knocks off South Dakota State 24-21
VERMILLION, S.D. — Austin Simmons passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and South Dakota upset rival South Dakota State 24-21 on Saturday. It is the seventh straight season the Coyotes knocked off a ranked team, having entered the game 0-3 against Top 25 FCS teams thi...
November 24, 2019

2019 State Volleyball Championship Results
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Northwestern, Sioux Falls Christian, and Watertown won state volleyball championships on Saturday night in Rapid City. Here are the results of all twenty-four teams who competed at the three day event. Class B Championship: Northwestern defeated Faulkton Area...
November 24, 2019

Faith, RC Stevens fall in consolation volleyball championships
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Chester took the consolation championship at the State B Volleyball Tournament Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Faith. Chester, the Class B leader in blocks, allowed Faith one set victory - 16-25 loss to the Longhorns that tied the match at 1-1. Chester woul...
November 23, 2019

Annual Festival of Trees raises money for good causes
STURGIS, S.D. - It was a packed house at the First Interstate Bank in Sturgis Friday night as the Festival of Trees celebrated its 25th year. A $5.00 entry fee this year was donated to the local food pantry and the annual auction raises money for hospice of the Northern Hills an...
November 22, 2019

Faith, RC Stevens win their consolation semifinals Friday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Faith Longhorns and Rapid City Stevens Raiders recovered from Thursday losses to win their consolation semifinals Friday. Faith defeated Bridgewater-Emery 3-1. The Longhorns won their first set 26-24 and dropped the second 19-25. Then, Faith would strengt...
November 22, 2019

Cattle on Feed up one percent
USDA - Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on November 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent above November 1, 2018. Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.48 m...
November 22, 2019

Man remains missing after extensive searches turn up no clues
GERING, NE – The search for a missing Gering man continues in what Gering Police Captain Jason Rogers characterizes as an active investigation.  Missing since July 6, 2019 Chance Englebert, 25, was last seen on video camera footage  in Gering. “The evening ...
November 22, 2019

Glen Eugene Shay
Glen was born on May 7, 1952, in Casper, WY to Princess D. (Kostka) and George Shay, Jr.      Glen grew up in San Jose, CA.  He worked as a pool mason at Anthony’s Pools for many years, married, and had 3 children.  Glen loved to ride motorcyc...
November 22, 2019

All South Dakota law enforcement vehicles to have defibrillators
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - In its ongoing efforts to improve the quality of rural healthcare, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust  announced new grants totaling more than $14.2 million to 50 hospitals in the rural Upper Midwest. In South Dakota, the Helmsley C...
November 22, 2019

Sen. Rounds does not support rescinding Wounded Knee medals
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says he does not support revoking the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee massacre. Rounds said Thursday he believes that what happened at Wounded Knee was a massacre, not a ...
November 21, 2019

Faith, RC Stevens fall on first day of volleyball tournament
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The first day of the Class AA, A and B State Volleyball tournaments were not kind to West River. In the Class B Tournament, the fourth-seeded Faith Longhorns dropped a 3-0 decision to fifth-seeded Warner -- the Class B defending champion. Warner won the match...
November 21, 2019

Bail set at $1M for Cheyenne man in woman's death
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Wyoming judge has set bail at $1 million for a 45-year-old Cheyenne man accused in the death of a woman whose body was found in northern Wyoming earlier this month. Joseph Underwood made his initial appearance Wednesday in Laramie County Circuit Court on charg...
November 21, 2019

South Dakota ad group peeved by meth campaign
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Add South Dakota ad agencies to the chorus unhappy with a state anti-meth campaign that included the provocative tagline "Meth: We're on it." The South Dakota Advertising Federation is upset that the account went to a Minnesota ad agency. In a statement, the ...
November 21, 2019

Dan Uhrig
Dan Uhrig, age 71, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Danial Arthur Uhrig, better known as “Dan” to his family and friends and the son of the late Ed and Dorothy (Little) Uhrig, was born J...
November 21, 2019

SD National Guard 109th Engineer Battalion reactivated
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The 109th Engineer Battalion returns to the South Dakota Army National Guard following an uncasing ceremony. De-activated from service in August 2007 due to an organizational transformation, the 109th returns as part of the SDARNG’s force struc...
November 21, 2019

Tinker, South Dakota School of Mines Part Ways
RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota School of Mines and Hardrocker football head coach Zach Tinker have decided to part ways with the conclusion of 2019 football season. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon from SD Mines campus in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Hardrock...
November 21, 2019

Montana seeks to keep feral pigs from Canada at bay
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Montana are marshaling their resources and enlisting the public's help to keep encroaching feral hogs from Canada at bay with a program called "Squeal on Pigs." The campaign to prevent wild hogs from going hog wild in Montana was outline...
November 21, 2019

Wyoming rescue search for teen changed to recovery effort
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say the search for a missing teenager is now a recovery effort rather than a rescue. The Casper Star-Tribune reports search personnel believe 16-year-old Joey Peterson has not survived his disappearance in Casper.Natrona County Sheri...
November 21, 2019

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Human remains discovered in a Nebraska stock trailer appear to be from one of two Wisconsin brothers who were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer, authorities said Monday. The Lincoln County sheriff's office in North Platte, Nebraska, announced that...
November 21, 2019

ND Governor, workforce advocates support executive order on refugees
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday he's embracing an executive order from President Donald Trump that gives states and cities the authority to refuse to accept refugees. Burgum said in a statement that North Dakota will continue to receive refugees &m...
November 21, 2019

Rapid City Firefighters Respond to Reported Spill on Deadwood Avenue
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Just before noon today, firefighters from Rapid City Fire Department Stations 1, 3 and Hazmat crews from Station 6 responded to a reported oil spill in the 600 block of Deadwood Avenue. When crews arrived, they found a dark colored liquid flowing downhill from ...
November 20, 2019

Frank Droz
Frank Droz, age 71, of Pierre, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care in Pierre. A visitation and brunch will be held from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. CST on Monday, November 25, at First United Methodist Church in Pierre. Funeral services wi...
November 20, 2019

Joette Rae Vancas
Joette was born August 23, 1956, to Herbert Burrer and Anna Quenzer in Belle Fourche, SD.  She grew up in Deadwood with siblings, Dale, Peggy, and Kerry. In October 1974, Joette met the love of her life, John Vancas.  They were married August 5, 1975.  To this uni...
November 20, 2019

Packing plant to reopen in December following fire in August
HOLCOMB, KS – Tyson’s Holcomb, KS facility that was closed August 9, 2019 following a fire will begin receiving cattle the first week of December. The fire severely damaged hydraulic and electrical systems that supported the harvest floor and cooler areas.  Prio...
November 20, 2019

Highway Patrol says two people killed in Lyman County crash
KENNEBEC, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Tuesday morning north of Kennebec. Names of the three males involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only ones in the ...
November 20, 2019

South Dakota ag processor fined again for contamination of waterway
PIERRE, SD - The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has fined Smithfield Foods, Inc. (Smithfield) $46,260 for Surface Water Discharge Permit violations at their facility in Sioux Falls.Smithfield's Sioux Falls wastewater treatment plant discharges...
November 20, 2019

New ordinance supports tiny home construction
RAPID CITY, S.D.  - The Rapid City Council has approved an ordinance to make more tiny homes to help the local housing market. The Rapid City Council agreed at its regular meeting Monday, November 18, 2019 to an ordinance that will create more opportunities to create access...
November 20, 2019

Target enters the holiday season strong
MINNEAPOLIS - Target is reporting another quarter of strong sales and profits and raising its outlook as it pushes faster delivery and new store brands. The discounter said Thursday that third-quarter comparable sales, which also include online sales, rose 4.5%. That reflects a ...
November 20, 2019

North Dakota oil production down slightly from August record
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators say oil production in September was down slightly from the record set a month earlier. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.44 million barrels of oil daily in September. That's down from the record o...
November 20, 2019

Gunmaker moves to Wyoming
NEW BRITAIN, CONN (AP) - Gun maker Stag Arms says it’s moving from Connecticut to a more “business-friendly” environment in Wyoming. The company announced Monday that it will be moving all its operations from New Britain, Connecticut, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, over...
November 20, 2019

Gun maker Stag Arms leaving Connecticut for Wyoming
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Gun maker Stag Arms says it's moving from Connecticut to a more "business-friendly" environment in Wyoming. The company announced Monday that it will be moving all its operations from New Britain, Connecticut, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, over the next several mont...
November 20, 2019

College Volleyball - Yellow Jackets fall to the Roadrunners
DENVER, Col. - The Black Hills State University Volleyball team fell to MSU Denver in three sets during the first round of the RMAC Volleyball Tournament. It was going to be an uphill battle for the Yellow Jackets; they haven't managed a win over MSU Denver in the series history....
November 20, 2019

Famous Thunderbirds to fly at Ellsworth Air & Space Show
NELLIS AFB, NV - The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team will swoop into Ellsworth AFB next summer. As the team finished its 2019 season, they announced the 2020 lineup; including a July 25-26 demo at the “Ellsworth Air & Space Show.” ...
November 20, 2019

In South Dakota, meth fighters welcome any help they get
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign drew plenty of mockery on social media this week for its “Meth: We’re on it” slogan, but according to local police, the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Law enforcement ag...
November 19, 2019

Body of missing fisherman recovered from Belle Fourche River
VALE, S.D. — Searchers have found the body of a missing fisherman in western South Dakota. The body of 67-year-old Glen Shay of Vale was found Tuesday in the Belle Fourche River. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says Shay was last seen Monday afternoon walking with...
November 19, 2019

Sturgis Ambulance certified Pediatric Ready
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service has been awarded a pediatric readiness award by the South Dakota E.M.S. for Children. The group’s Pediatric Readiness Recognition Program recognized and presented the award to the Sturgis Ambulance Service at a conference...
November 19, 2019

Wambli Zach Hayes
Wambli was born in Pennington County, SD.  He has two biological sisters, Victoria Tucker and Arnita Odegaard, to which he is very close to.  He also has many other siblings, including Donna, Lorenzo Jr, Raymond, Sean, and James.      Wambli was put...
November 19, 2019

David Melvin Plooster
David Melvin Plooster was born to Marion and Gertrude Plooster on November 13, 1938 in Corsica, South Dakota.  He was the youngest of six children. Dave graduated from Corsica High School in 1956 and attended a year and a half of college shortly after.  After college h...
November 19, 2019

Flandreau Santee, Oglala Sioux apply to grow hemp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two Sioux tribes in South Dakota, the Flandreau Santee and Oglala, have filed applications with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp. KELO-TV reports the applications come as Gov. Kristi Noem maintains a hard stance against growing the c...
November 19, 2019

Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill
BISMARCK, N.D. - Some U.S. House Democrats want a review of the Keystone pipeline and the federal agency that regulates it. The request Monday to the Government Accountability Office comes after a pipeline breach in North Dakota leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million l...
November 19, 2019

Murder charges filed in Wyoming case of body found near Cody
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - First-degree murder charges have been filed against a 45-year-old Cheyenne man in the death of a woman whose body was found in northern Wyoming this month. Joseph Underwood is facing Laramie County charges of first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault, sta...
November 19, 2019

Kelly Joy DuBray
Kelly Joy DuBray was born July 10, 1980, to Lillian DuBray in Rosebud, SD.      Kelly had a huge, caring heart:  when she cared about you and loved you, it was forever.  Above all else, Kelly loved her family.  She had many friends, but 2 held ...
November 19, 2019

Williams County considers allowing radioactive oilfield waste
WILLISTON, N.D. - The Williams County Commission will soon decide whether to allow a landfill near Williston to accept radioactive oilfield waste. Secure Energy Services needs approval from the county and the state in order to accept the waste at its 13-Mile Landfill. The waste ...
November 19, 2019

Authorities planning searches for Serenity Dennard this week
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities are planning another search for Serenity Dennard this week - taking advantage of some mild weather ahead of winter. Serenity has been missing since February 1, when she ran away from the Black Hills Children's Home. The Pennington County Sheriff's...
November 19, 2019

Rapid City Area School Board says schools okay for voting
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Area School Board voted 4-3 to keep area schools open as voting precincts. Discussions earlier this year focused on possibly switching out the schools as voting places over concerns about student safety. The board discussed the issue at length ...
November 19, 2019

Sturgis Council okays moving ambulance deadline to after hopeful March vote
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group reached their goal and on Monday night, turned in the remaining $20,000 to cover ambulance service to the rural areas until a vote can be held in March. The city of Sturgis had already received a $10,000 payment from the gr...
November 19, 2019

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought
BISMARCK, N.D. — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the leak reported...
November 18, 2019

South Dakota man linked to Butina pleads in fraud case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota man who was linked to an admitted Russian covert agent agreed to plead guilty in a fraud scheme that authorities said bilked at least $2.3 million from 78 people, according to a court filing Monday. Businessman and conservative political ...
November 18, 2019

Search underway for missing man from Vale
VALE, S.D. — Authorities in Butte County are searching for a 67-year-old man who was reported missing Monday morning. Glen Shay is from Vale, which is approximately 30 miles east of Belle Fourche and eight miles south of Newell. He was last seen at about 2 p.m. Sunday af...
November 18, 2019

South Dakota’s governor defends ‘Meth. I’m on it’ campaign
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota’s new anti-meth campaign featuring people of different ages and races saying “Meth. I’m on it” is prompting online guffaws. Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday launched the nearly half-million-dollar campaign to increase awar...
November 18, 2019

Draft Bills Require Annual Ag Land Assessments, Documentation
PIERRE, S.D. - A legislative committee is passing along two proposals that require counties to assess agricultural land every year. The sponsor of the draft bills says the bills also allow the state gather  property data from more sources. A legislative committee is unanim...
November 18, 2019

Head football coach, John Reiners announces resignation
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Black Hills State University head football coach, John Reiners announced his resignation following the conclusion of the 2019 season. Reiners has led the program the past eight seasons, posting a career record of 27-60. "I want to thank Jhett Albers and the adm...
November 18, 2019

Investigators say fatal house fire in Spearfish intentionally set
SPEARFISH, S.D. – Investigators have determined that a fatal house fire in Spearfish this past September was intentionally set. In a release Monday, the City of Spearfish, Department of Public Safety, concluded the cause of the fire was deliberate with area of origin being...
November 18, 2019

Christmas tree permits available
HILL CITY, S.D. - Tree tags are available from now until Christmas Eve allowing people to cut down their own tree from the Black Hills National Forest. According to Scott Jacobson, public affairs officer for the Black Hills National Forest, people can get tree tags from all U.S....
November 18, 2019

Farmers to receive more aid ahead of Thanksgiving holiday, report cites disparities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Another round of taxpayer funding for farmers affected by the Trump administration’s ongoing trade wars has been announced by the US Department of Agriculture. Called the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), payments will begin the week before Thanks...
November 18, 2019

Nelson plans to retire from Senate next month
PIERRE, S.D. - State Sen. Stace Nelson says he plans to step down next month following what he describes as the most frustrating year of his service in the Legislature. The Fulton Republican says he's retiring Dec. 10 due to his health and his desire to spend more time with his ...
November 18, 2019

Vikings overcome 20-0 deficit at half to beat Broncos 27-23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had barely moved the ball at all, when they gathered in a humbled locker room after an awful first half. Picking up the pace with the two-minute offense was about their only hope of a comeback. They delivered one in stunning fashion...
November 18, 2019

Amanda Jean Silvernagel
Amanda was born April 7, 1981, in Sturgis, SD, to William Silvernagel and Roseann (Parsons) Silvernagel.  She was an amazing daughter to her family and an even more devoted mother to her precious daughter, Charleigh.  Amanda was a good, kindhearted, generous, wonderful,...
November 17, 2019

Rapid City Rush fall in road trip finale to Kansas City
KANSAS CITY - Peter Quenneville provided the only offense for the Rapid City Rush, who fell at the hands of the Kansas City Mavericks on Saturday night by a final score of 10-1. The Mavericks scored early and often in the opening 20 minutes, and left the first frame with a 3-0 a...
November 17, 2019

Saturday, November 16, College Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, November 16, area College Basketball Scoreboard: Men’s College Basketball Sioux Falls 72, Dakota State 51 Northern State 83, Black Hills State 81 (*Final in OT) Northern Michigan 72, SMSU 63 SD Mines 76, Augustana 71 Mount Marty ...
November 17, 2019

BHSU and School of Mines Football end season with wins
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Black Hills State University won their season finale Saturday with a 19-7 win over Azuzsa Pacific. Senior Running Back Payten Gilmore helped lead BHSU with 142 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Elsewhere, the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers closed...
November 17, 2019

Regional Health Acquires Naming Rights to Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for 10 Years
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health today announced its acquisition of naming rights to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, which will be known as “The Monument” after expansion construction is completed in the fall of 2021. This aligns with Regional Health’s announ...
November 16, 2019

Heide leads South Dakota St past N Iowa 38-7
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Keaton Heide was 15-of-16 passing with two touchdowns, the defense forced two turnovers and South Dakota State overwhelmed Northern Iowa 38-7 on Saturday in a battle of top 10 FCS teams. The Jackrabbits were clinging to a 17-7 lead entering the fourt...
November 16, 2019

Scooper coach Chris Koletzky receives Region Coach of the Year Honor
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Annual football awards were handed out at the South Dakota State Football Championships Thursday and Friday. Sturgis Scooper Coach Chris Koletzky wrapped up a great season as he was honored as Region Coach of the Year by the South Dakota High School Football Co...
November 16, 2019

Rush avoid late scare in win against Oilers
TULSA, OK - Brennan Saulnier notched two goals, Gage Torrel potted his first as a professional, and Ivan Prosvetov made 37 saves to avoid a late scare as the Rapid City Rush defeated the Tulsa Oilers 5-4 on Friday night. The win snaps a four-game road losing streak for the R...
November 16, 2019

Friday Night, November 15, College Basketball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, November 15, College Basketball Scoreboard: MENS BASKETBALL Nothern State 69, SD School of Mines 63 Augustana 83, BHSU 82 Nebraska 90, SDSU 73 USD 88, Texas Southern 69   WOMENS BASKETBALL USF 77, William Jewell 62 Northern State...
November 16, 2019

College Volleyball - BHSU wraps up season with win over Tech
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets wrapped up the regular season in volleyball Friday night with a 3-1  set victory over the School of Mines. BHSU won in sets of 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19. The win clinches a spot in the RMAC Tourney for the...
November 16, 2019

Sioux Falls O'Gorman defeats Brandon Valley in Class 11AAA Championship
BROOKINGS, S.D. - For the first time in nearly a decade and a half, O’Gorman wins a state football championship. The Knights defeated the Brandon Valley Lynx 21-16 on Friday night to claim their first ever 11AAA crown. O’Gorman got the ball first in the contest, but ...
November 15, 2019

Seahawks Outlast Warriors In 11B Thriller
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan won a thriller on Friday night over Winner 21-14 to win the 2019 Class 11B state football championship. Seahawks head coach Jeff VanLeur was asked after the game on what this win feels like. His response was “it never gets old winn...
November 15, 2019

Pierre completes perfect season with Class 11AA Championship win
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Pierre Governors defeated the Brookings Bobcats at Dana J Dykhouse stadium on Friday afternoon with a final score of 32-16. For the Gov’s, they finish the season at 12-0, and by scoring a record high of 710 points throughout the 2019 campaign. This is ...
November 15, 2019

South Dakota clears officers accused of sexual harassment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota officials are dismissing complaints against four police officers accused of sexual harassment and retaliation against a woman who was sexually harassed. The Division of Criminal Investigation says it didn't find enough evidence to move forward wi...
November 15, 2019

Sioux Falls police investigate daycare death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Police are investigating the death of a 9-month-old child at an in-home daycare in Sioux Falls. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says emergency responders were called to the home about 2:30 p.m. Thursday and found the baby unresponsive. The child was taken to a S...
November 15, 2019

Former professor denied family leave sues university
ABERDEEN, S.D. - A former professor at Northern State University is suing the school, among others, claiming a dean retaliated against him when she denied his request for paternity leave. Thomas Orr says he requested time off under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, but t...
November 15, 2019

Fast food's spin on traditional Thanksgiving meal
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Hardee's announced a test of its first-ever Thanksgiving in a Box, a limited-time meal that offers a fresh spin on staple holiday flavors. The new seasonal offering, which will be tested at participating restaurants, will feature Stuffing Breaded Tenders, Sweet...
November 15, 2019

Producers look for alternative sources of income amid poor markets, bad weather, trade and tightening credit
DALLAS, TX - As the ag economy continues to work through a prolonged downturn, credit quality and the deterioration of agricultural loans remains the top concern for ag lenders, according to the Fall 2019 Agricultural Lender Survey report produced jointly by the American Bankers ...
November 15, 2019

Feed recall announced in Wyoming, Montana
GROVE HEIGHTS, MN -CHS Inc., is voluntarily recalling 67 tons of Payback Feeds due to potentially high levels of magnesium.The acute effects of excess dietary magnesium in animals would likely be osmotic diarrhea and a marked decrease in feed intake. Continued feeding of these pr...
November 15, 2019

4-H launches furbearer education program
BROOKINGS, SD - The SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program recently announced a partnership with South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks and the South Dakota Trappers Association to launch a new, comprehensive furbearer education program for youth. This program, called ETHICS ...
November 15, 2019

Canton Wins 11A Title, Beats Rival Lennox
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Last year, Canton got knocked out of the 11B playoffs in the semifinal round. Then in the offseason, they were forced to move up to 11A because of reclassifications in the high school ranks. How did the C-Hawks respond? They raised the bar themselves and won a s...
November 15, 2019

Colman-Egan Defeats Herreid/Selby Area For 9B Title
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Colman-Egan Hawks won their second 9B state championship in three years on Thursday night in Brookings with a 58-6 performance over Herreid/Selby Area. For the Hawks, they finished the 2019 season with an undefeated 13-0 record. Colman-Egan got the ball to ...
November 14, 2019

Class AA Volleyball - SoDak 16 - Stevens headed to state
UNDATED - Rapid City Stevens and Brandon Valley went down to the wire, and the Raiders emerged victorious Thursday night in the SoDak 16. It didn't look good for the Raiders early, as they dropped the first two matches to the Lynx 24-26, 22-25. But the Raiders would turn things...
November 14, 2019

Scooper volleyball ends season with SoDak 16 loss to Huron
HURON, S.D. - After a competitive first set in which the Scoopers only lost by 3, Huron would go on a hot streak, and defeat Sturgis in three straight sets to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Sturgis had Huron on their heels in set one, and would lead for their only t...
November 14, 2019

Viborg-Hurley Runs Past Bon Homme
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Viborg-Hurley Cougars won their first state football championship as a co-op on Thursday November 14th in Brookings. It's also the first state football title for the Viborg community since 2000. Viborg-Hurley received to start the game, but quickly went thr...
November 14, 2019

Canistota-Freeman downs Britton-Hecla for 9A Title
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Canistota/Freeman defeated Britton-Hecla 46-34 in the 9A state championship game on Thursday in Brookings. This is the second straight state title for The Pride. The Braves received to start the game and would go 73-yards on their opening possession for a score...
November 14, 2019

Regional Health to become Monument Health and join Mayo Clinic Network
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Regional Health announced Thursday they are changing their name and becoming part of the Mayo Clinic Network. According to a news release, Regional Health will become Monument Health, effective January 2020, and will remain independent. The release says tt wil...
November 14, 2019

Amber Alert in Montana cancelled-Children found safe
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Three siblings who had been reported missing from Great Falls have been located in Idaho, and the Montana Department of Justice has canceled an Amber Alert issued for them. The agency says two girls, ages 5 and 3, and a 1-year-old boy were found safe T...
November 14, 2019

Helen Coe
Helen “Janet” Coe, 80, of Sturgis, SD, passed away on November 12, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at the Lippold Hospice Suite at Sturgis Regional Hospital in Sturgis.      Helen Janet (Witcher) Coe was born October 4, 1939, to Edward “Platt...
November 14, 2019

BHSU women's basketball takes down Montana State-Billings
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Black Hills State University women's basketball team took down Montana State University Billings 60-42 to move to 3-0 on the season. Alyssia Martinez led the offense with 12 points. The night was defined by fouls and free throws. The Yellow Jackets scored n...
November 14, 2019

Man serving 90-year sentence for Meade County murder wants to change his name
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A man sentenced to 90 years in prison for killing his stepfather has petitioned the court in Minnehaha County to change his name because he wants a fresh start. Thirty-five-year-old Daniel Charles, also known as Daniel Heinzelman, was 14 when he was sent to p...
November 14, 2019

All livestock antibiotics will soon require vet's prescription
STURGIS, SD – The time is running out for producers who need injectable antibiotics for their cattle be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing the phasing in of a law that requires a ...
November 14, 2019

Melvin Lee Snook
Melvin Lee Snook, 63 of Hulett, Wyoming died Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Greater Hulett Community Center with a luncheon to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & I...
November 13, 2019

Mary Simon
Mary “Jean” Simon, 97, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre, SD with family by her side. She passed away due to complications with pneumonia.Jean was born on July 2, 1922, to Homer and Agnes (Olson) Ayres at Newell, South Dakota. She gre...
November 13, 2019

Rapid City picks Lloyd Company to develop parking lot in downtown
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A concerted effort to vet a plan for future development of the parking lot in the 500 block of St Joe in Rapid City has been underway this past year, and on Wednesday Mayor Steve Allender announced that developer Lloyd Company of Sioux Falls has been selected a...
November 13, 2019

Sturgis Water crews pinpoint source of water leak
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Public Works Department says they were hoping to have water restored to an area of town after investigation into a water leak began yesterday. The department says South Dakota Rural Water arrived today to assist in trying to pinpoint the exact s...
November 13, 2019

Sturgis Brown High School hosts Freshman Choices Simulation exercise
STURGIS, S.D. – A realistic accident scenario awaited freshmen at Sturgis Brown High School today, as area law enforcement, E-M-T’s and others held the annual Freshman Choices Simulation exercise. The annual exercise helps community police and EMS responders teach st...
November 13, 2019

Mr. Movies building in Rapid City to soon be Mr. Liquor
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The old Mr. Movies building in Rapid City will soon be Mr. Liquor. Mr. Movies closed its doors in July -- and at the time -- was one of the last movie rental stores in the country. Alec Waby is the manager of Mr. Liquor. He says they are still working on reno...
November 13, 2019

Report: UnityPoint, Sanford Health merger abruptly halted
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's UnityPoint Health and South Dakota-based Sanford Health have abruptly halted plans to merge. The Des Moines Register reported the development Tuesday, saying Sanford CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft confirmed the news. UnityPoint officials declined to immediately ...
November 13, 2019

Animal health and human health practices can co-exist
BROOKINGS, SD - Antibiotic use in people and animals, along with efforts to preserve the usefulness of these tools, were discussed at the most recent South Dakota One Health seminar. "The emergence of bacteria resistant to front-line antibiotics in human medicine has shone a spo...
November 13, 2019

South Dakota numbers part of FBI hate crime report
RAPID CITY, S.D. - An annual report that tracks hate crimes reveals that crimes reported to the FBI in 2018 are down from the year before. The report shows that nearly 60 percent of hate crimes were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry. Religion accounted for more than 18 pe...
November 13, 2019

Biggest US milk processor files for bankruptcy
DALLAS, TX  (AP)  Dean Foods, America’s biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy  amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to ...
November 13, 2019

Faith punches ticket to Class B Volleyball State Tournament
UNDATED - State tournament berths were on the line as the SoDak Round of 16 was held in Class A and Class B Volleyball Tuesday night. After a tremendous season, and an equally impressive effort, Hill City couldn't get by Elk Point-Jefferson. Hill City dropped their first set 2...
November 12, 2019

City of Spearfish, Volunteer Firefighters' Association reach settlement
SPEARFISH, S.D. —In a special city council meeting Tuesday night, the City of Spearfish announced it would sign a settlment agreement with the Spearfish Volunteer Firefighters' Association that would end all pending litigation that began last year. In a release, Associatio...
November 12, 2019

Murder suspects request separate trials
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two men accused of shooting and killing a Box Elder teen in February are trying to have their trials separated. Andre Martinez and Cole Waters, both 20, are charged with aiding and abetting the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Emmanuel Hinton. Their a...
November 12, 2019

Sturgis fighting water leak on Cedar Street
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Public Works Department on Tuesday says crews have located a possible water main leak on Cedar Street. In a release, the department says at this point they are treating it as a planned repair vs an emergency repair. This enables the department will ha...
November 12, 2019

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other opponents are preparing to argue their case against a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to double the capacity of the line to as much as 1.1 million barrels daily to meet g...
November 12, 2019

Police to search for Sioux Falls woman missing since 1974
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police plan to conduct a search for the remains of a woman missing for 45 years. Ellabeth Lodermeier was 25 when disappeared from her Sioux Falls home on March 6, 1974. She has not been seen since. A Sioux Falls police spokesman says at least on...
November 12, 2019

Rapid City Police respond to shots fired by juveniles Tuesday morning
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Tactical officers responded to a home near downtown Rapid City after someone fired a gun from a car into a first-floor bedroom. Police say no one was hurt in Tuesday's shooting near Rapid City High School. Police recovered a rifle inside a vehicle nearby and t...
November 12, 2019

Meade 46-1 School Board holds November meeting
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board met for their November meeting Monday night, and got some good news in the General Fund as it pertains to the State Aid Formula. Superintendent Jeff Simmons says a 90-student rise in enrollment will equate to additional $500,000 ...
November 12, 2019

State destroys captive elk herd in Meade County infected with CWD
STURGIS, SD – The onslaught of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk in South Dakota has taken another herd of captive elk, this one near Sturgis, SD. Earlier this year in March, CWD was identified in a captive elk in Clark County, South Dakota. Sample testing was ...
November 12, 2019

Cattle killed on county roads, no suspects so far
BUFFALO, SD – In this part of the country of Harding County in South Dakota when livestock are accidentally hit by a vehicle, the first contact made is usually with the landowner and then  the county sheriff. So when cattle started showing up dead on county roads with...
November 11, 2019

West Yellowstone voters pass 1% tax for water and sewer
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) - Residents of West Yellowstone voted to renew the town's 3% resort tax and temporarily increase it to 4% to fund infrastructure projects. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports nearly 88% of voters approved renewing the 3% tax, which helps fund law enf...
November 11, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see 3.4 cent rise over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are  unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 25.5 cents per gallon lower than a year ...
November 11, 2019

Clara Hart running for US Senate
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman who works to support refugee families in Sioux Falls says she's running as Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. Clara Hart says the person who currently holds the seat, Sen. Mike Rounds, hasn't shown enough sympathy for struggling farmers in a s...
November 11, 2019

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Keystone pipeline has been restarted nearly two weeks after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in North Dakota. TC Energy says the pipeline "returned to service" Sunday after approval of a repair and restart plan by the U.S. P...
November 11, 2019

Shooting leaves 1 dead, another wounded in Williston
WILLISTON, N.D. - Police say they have arrested a suspect in a shooting in Williston that left one man dead and another critically injured. Authorities say a 17-year-old male was taken into custody about 4 a.m. Monday. He's being held on possible murder charges. Police respon...
November 11, 2019

World ag report delayed, growers and traders fume
WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s growers expressed their frustration and anger over the delayed release of last Friday’s (Nov. 8, 2019) U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report. People trying to g...
November 11, 2019

Don Sawvell
Don Sawvell, age 81, of Rapid City formerly of Quinn, South Dakota, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at his home in Rapid City. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wall Community Center with Pastor Russell Masartis officiating. Su...
November 10, 2019

Icy conditions lead to slippery roads Sunday
STURGIS, S.D. - A coating of ice and then snow led to slippery roads around the area Sunday. The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to several crashes Sunday due to vehicles sliding off the roads. Among the incidents were a truck that lost control and wrecked off Highway 34 ...
November 10, 2019

Man dies in pickup-semi crash in north-central South Dakota
RIDGEVIEW, S.D. — Authorities say a 61-year-old man has died in a collision between a pickup and a semi-truck in north-central South Dakota. The crash happened Saturday night west of Ridgeview, in Dewey County. Authorities say a semi pulling an empty grain trailer was west...
November 10, 2019

Hay bale fire spreads to pole barn near Piedmont
PIEDMONT, S.D. —Area fire departments responded to a wildland and structure fire in the Piedmont area Saturday afternoon. The Piedmont fire Department says the fire began in hay bales before spreading to a pole barn on a ranch on Elk Creek Road. Crews from Piedmont, Blac...
November 10, 2019

Rapid City Rush get sweep of Idaho
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Myles McGurty scored his first goal as a pro from just inside the offensive blue line with 1:48 left in regulation, and Ivan Prosvetov earned his first professional shutout on 30 saves to power the Rapid City Rush to a 1-0 win over the Idaho Steelheads on Satur...
November 10, 2019

College Volleyball - Hardrockers edge Chadron St; MSU-Denver downs BHSU
UNDATED - In Saturday night volleyball, the School of Mines Hardrockers edged Chadron State in five sets. The Hardrockers won the first set 26-24 and Chadron grabbed the second set 25-20. The Hardrockers fought back to win the third set 25-21 only to see the Eagles tie it up wit...
November 10, 2019

Area College Basketball Roundup for Saturday, November 9
UNDATED - In area college basketball action Saturday, the Black Hills State University women picked up a win as they defeated Texas A&M International 78-56. Racquel Wientjes led the Yellow Jackets with 35 points. Elsewhere, the South Dakota School of Mines Women's basketba...
November 10, 2019

BHSU falls to Thunderwolves; Chadron St holds off School of Mines
PUEBLO, CO – The #11 Thunderwolves proved to be to much for the Black Hills State University football team, putting up an unanswered 58 points, routing the Yellow Jackets in their final road game. The scoreboard was all Thunderwolves, they put up 21 points in the first quar...
November 10, 2019

Illinois State uses turnovers to top South Dakota St 27-18; USD downs Youngstown St
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — San Fenlason kicked four field goals, three in the second half, to lead Illinois State to a 27-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday in a battle of highly-ranked Missouri Valley Conference teams. The 12th-ranked Redbirds (7-3, 4-2) scored on fou...
November 10, 2019

School of Mines Mens Basketball drop heartbreaker to Texas A&M Kingsville
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS --- The South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball team suffered a heart-breaking loss to open the season Friday night in Kingsville, Texas, falling to the Texas-A&M - Kingsville Javalinas, 70-69. The Hardrockers, who led for almost the entire second hal...
November 9, 2019

College Volleyball - BHSU falls to Chadron; School of Mines shut down by Metro St
UNDATED - In area college volleyball action Friday night, November 8, Chadron State proved to much for Black Hills State, as the Yellowjackets fell 3-sets-to-1. The Eagles won the first set 26-24, but BHSU came back to win the second set 25-23. Chadron State would win the third...
November 9, 2019

BHSU women take down Texas A&M-Kingsville
SPEARFISH, S.D. - In their first game of the season, the Black Hills State University women's basketball team downed the TAMU-Kingsville Javelinas 65-34. Alyssia Martinez and Morgan Ham lead the scoring each putting up double digit points with 12 and 10 respectively.Martinez was ...
November 9, 2019

Rush comeback in third to overtake Idaho in shootout
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Trey Phillips and Giovanni Fiore each netted a power play goal in the third period, and Tyler Coulter provided the round seven winner as part of a 3-2 comeback victory for the Rapid City Rush over the Idaho Steelheads. The win keeps the Rush undefeated at home ...
November 9, 2019

Two juveniles killed in I-229 crash identified
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Names now have been released of the two Sioux Falls juvenile males involved in a one-vehicle fatal crash Tuesday night in Sioux Falls. A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on Interstate 229 when the driver lost control of the vehicle while travelin...
November 9, 2019

Rapid City extending its downtown snow removal alerts
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City is proposing extending the boundaries to its snow removal alert for the downtown corridor. The cit's public works director can declare a snow removal alert when a certain amount of snow is forecast. The alert is for residents who live within the ale...
November 9, 2019

Barry L. Floyd
Barry L. Floyd, 71 of Sundance, Wyoming died Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Crook County Central Office Gymnasium. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Ro...
November 9, 2019

James Bierle
James “Jim” Bierle of Midland, South Dakota, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 82. James "Jim" Joseph Bierle was born on February 12, 1937 in Murdo, South Dakota, to Jake and Marguerite (Manley) Bierl...
November 9, 2019

Sturgis Coffee Company has a new look, public invited
STURGIS, SD – Just like fresh roasted beans makes for a refreshing cup of coffee, so too can a new look brighten your day.  You’ll find both at Sturgis Coffee Company during their New Look Launch Saturday, Nov. 9.  For over a decade, owner Anna Rowett and st...
November 9, 2019

New challenge introduced to get Sturgis residents to shop local
STURGIS, S.D. -The City of Sturgis wants residents to shop local, and they're setting up a new challenge in hopes of getting them to do just that. The "90% Challenge" is designed to not only benefit local businesses but bring the community together. City leaders are hoping to ...
November 8, 2019

Football Championships set after semifinals Friday
UNDATED - The South Dakota High School Football Championships are set after semifinal action Friday night. Pierre continued their dominance with a 57-7 win over Mitchell, sending the Governors on to a rematch with second ranked Brookings in the Class AA championship. Brookings ...
November 8, 2019

Wilma Harnisch
Wilma Harnisch, age 96, of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a...
November 8, 2019

State will not seek death penalty in murder case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County State's Attorney Office says they will not seek the death penalty in the case against 48-year-old Rochelle Seminole. Seminole is charged with first degree murder after allegedly intentionally hitting and killing 37-year-old Kimberly Cliff...
November 7, 2019

Wilson carries South Dakota St. over Peru State 86-58
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Douglas Wilson registered 13 points and eight rebounds as South Dakota State easily defeated Peru State 86-58 on Thursday night. David Wingett and Matt Dentlinger had 12 points apiece for South Dakota State (2-0). Alex Arians had seven rebounds for t...
November 7, 2019

South Dakota Prep Volleyball Scoreboard for Thursday, November 7
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, November 7, Prep Volleyball Scoreboard: Harrisburg def. Mitchell, 25-9, 25-23, 25-14 Huron def. Pierre, 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-15 Rapid City Central def. Sturgis Brown, 25-6, 25-20, 25-8 Rapid City Stevens def. Spearfish, 25-8, 25-18, 2...
November 7, 2019

Scoopers wrap up regular season with 3-0 set loss to RC Central
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Central volleyball wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 set win over Sturgis Thursday night. The Cobblers celebrated senior night in a big way as they rolled to a 25-6 set one victory. Sturgis played much better in the second set, but Central w...
November 7, 2019

South Dakota's Real ID system meets federal requirements
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Kristi Noem says South Dakota is now more than 99% compliant with federal Real ID requirements ahead of next year's deadline. Noem said Thursday that early work by South Dakota's driver licensing program to meet the deadline means that all eligible South Dako...
November 7, 2019

Robert Adrian Raatz
Robert Adrian Raatz. was born September 22, 1938, in Elbow Lake, MN, the son of Adrian and Helen Raatz. Bob had a successful career with Bell Telephone Company as a cable maintenance worker.  At Bell, he made many lifelong friends and was a union steward as well as a m...
November 7, 2019

David Sturgeon
David Sturgeon, 85, of Rapid City, formerly of Belle Fourche, died on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Graveside services will follow at Rose H...
November 7, 2019

Ronald W. McCormick
Ronald W. McCormick was born February 21, 1929 to Pearl Marie (Jenks) and William Earl McCormick in Mitchell, SD. The family moved and homesteaded in Jackson County just north of Kadoka that same year. Two other brothers soon joined, Robert in 1930 and Donald in 1938. He worked w...
November 7, 2019

Waldo G. Elwonger
Waldo “Wally” G. Elwonger, 94 of Sundance, WY died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Crook County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 3pm-6pm, Tuesday, November 12th  at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance. Funeral services will be at 10a...
November 7, 2019

Highway Patrol identifies person killed in Fall River County crash
OELRICHS, S.D. – An Olglala, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs. A 2007 Buick LaCrosse was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle crossed the fog line and went onto the shoulder. The d...
November 7, 2019

Wyoming High School Activities Association approves softball
CASPER, Wyo. - The Wyoming High School Activities Association has unanimously approved softball as a sanctioned high school sport. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that as a result of Tuesday's vote, the first sanctioned softball season will be played in the spring of 2021. Wyomi...
November 7, 2019

200 head of cattle hampered I-90 traffic in southern Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. - At least 200 head of cattle hampered traffic on Interstate 90 near Lodge Grass in southern Montana. The Montana Department of Transportation says local, state and tribal agencies responded Thursday morning, and travelers experienced reduced speeds and delays ab...
November 7, 2019

Survey shows North Dakota mule deer numbers holding steady
BISMARCK, N.D. - A fall survey indicates the mule deer population continues to recover in the western North Dakota Badlands thanks to another good year of fawn production. Mule deer in the region endured three straight harsh winters ending in 2011 that led to record-low fawn pro...
November 7, 2019

Ronald Ray Larson
Ronald Ray Larson, 62, of Rapid City, died November 4, 2019, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.      Ron was born June 14, 1957, in Hot Springs, SD, the first of five children born to Melvin Charles Larson and Jeanette Carol (Raver) Larson.  He grew up in ...
November 7, 2019

Rapid City Rush roll over Idaho Wednesday night
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Brennan Saulnier registered a four-point night, including his first career ECHL hat trick as the Rapid City Rush defeated the ECHL-best Idaho Steelheads by a 5-1 score on Wednesday night. The win stops the Rush losing streak at three games, and keeps them undef...
November 7, 2019

Vacant ShopKo building sells to Wesleyan Church
STURGIS — The vacant ShopKo building in Sturgis has been purchased by the Northwest District of the Wesleyan Church – whose local affiliate is the Lifespring Wesleyan Church. The transfer of the deed on the 30,000 square-foot building dated October 28 indicates a pur...
November 6, 2019

Names Released in Bon Homme County Fatal Crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – Names have been released of the two adults and one juvenile who died in a two-vehicle crash Friday south of Scotland. A 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was westbound at the intersection of South Dakota Highways 46 and 25 when it failed to stop at a stop sign....
November 6, 2019

Bison man found guilty of attacking his estranged wife sentenced to prison
LEMMON, S.D. – A man from Bison who was convicted of kidnapping and several other charges was sentenced to 75 years in prison today. Richard Seidel was found guilty in Perkins County in July for beating, choking, kidnapping and raping his estranged wife. The jury found him...
November 6, 2019

Wednesday snow leads to slippery roads; accidents
STURGIS, S.D. – Light snow left area roads slippery Wednesday morning, resulting in a number of accidents. The South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to several accident calls – most of them vehicles that had slid into the ditch along the I-90 corridor. A three vehic...
November 6, 2019

Rural Sturgis Ambulance group hits short term fundraising goal
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group has announced it has raised the needed $30,000 to keep ambulance service running to the rural areas the rest of the year. Group spokesman Ross Lamphere says the group made the announcement at their meeting Tuesday night. T...
November 6, 2019

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken
BISMARCK, N.D. - Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North Dakot...
November 6, 2019

Woman killed in Mexico ambush remembered in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A woman who died with four of her children in an attack in Mexico is being remembered in North Dakota for her kindness and faith. Jordan Kannianen, a state senator from Stanley, said he and his wife, Elizabeth, knew Rhonita María Miller and her...
November 6, 2019

Defeat on the gridiron leads to questions about a mercy rule
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota high school quarterfinals playoff football game that ended with the undefeated Pierre Governors walloping the winless Spearfish Spartans 103-0 have some people, including a state lawmaker, calling for a mercy rule. Pierre led 42-0 af...
November 6, 2019

Frank Bauman
Frank Bauman, age 93, of Kadoka, died November 5, 2019, at the Kadoka Nursing Home. Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, at the Presbyterian Church, with Past...
November 5, 2019

Tuesday Night, November 5, Prep Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota Regional Prep Volleyball Scores from Tuesday, November 5: Huron def. Brandon Valley, 25-12, 25-18, 25-23 Pierre def. Mitchell, 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Watertown, 26-24, 25-27, 23-25, 25-15, 15-10 Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Yankton,...
November 5, 2019

Knee injury ends season for Wyoming quarterback Chambers
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Tyler Vander Waal will take over as the Cowboys' starting quarterback Saturday against No. 21 Boise State. Chambers took a hit to his knee during a 2-yard touchdown run Oct....
November 5, 2019

William McCormick
William “Ron” McCormick, 90 of Spearfish died Monday, November 4, 2019 at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 2:00pm, Friday, November 8, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Whitewood. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funer...
November 5, 2019

Richard Nelin
Richard “Dick” Nelin, 72, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Fort Meade, SD. Dick was born in Deadwood, SD on May 31, 1947, to Fred and Edith (Aspen) Nelin.  He grew up and attended school in Lead.  Dick worked various jobs in the Lead/Deadwood area....
November 5, 2019

Larry J. Martian
Larry J. Martian, 75, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at his home in Whitewood. Larry was born on December 18, 1943 to Jacob and Angeline Martian in Glencross, South Dakota.  He attended grade school in Corson County.  He graduated from Timber Lake High School in...
November 5, 2019

Pennington County fire departments receive FEMA Grants
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an Assistance to Firefighter Grant totaling $915,458.00 has been awarded to seventeen (17) volunteer fire departments in Pennington County for badly needed updates to communications hardware. Additionally...
November 5, 2019

Gov. Noem still opposed to industrial hemp
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has reiterated her opposition to legalizing industrial hemp production in South Dakota, even in the face of new federal rules allowing the cash crop. Hemp is seen as a possible boon by many farmers, but Noem said in a sta...
November 5, 2019

Donald Wayne Boyles, II
Don was born to Donald and Marcylene (Nicholson) Boyles on February 14, 1957.  He attended schools in Casper, WY, graduating from NCHS in 1975.  He entered the Navy immediately after graduation.  Following his honorable discharge, he attended Casper College and gra...
November 5, 2019

Sturgis Council hears housing study; passes lift-assist ambulance policy
STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis got an update Monday on a housing study conducted by Community Partners Research, Inc. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the study showed Sturgis is growing tremendously – adding that more housing is desperately needed. "Th...
November 5, 2019

Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group updates Sturgis Council
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance group updated the Sturgis City Council last night on their current fundraising effort – as well as the current petition drive. Spokesman Ross Lamphere says they are now within $580 of their $30,000 goal. That’s the am...
November 5, 2019

Nuclear waste storage facility considered in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon says he is open to Wyoming pursuing a nuclear waste storage facility though he doesn’t personally believe it’s the best industry for the state. Gordon told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle's  editorial board last week t...
November 5, 2019

Monday Night, November 4, Prep Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota High School Region Volleyball Scores for Monday, November 4: Brookings def. Harrisburg, 21-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 15-13 Region 7AFirst RoundLittle Wound def. St. Francis Indian, 25-19, 25-21, 25-13 Pine Ridge def. Todd County, 25-10, 25-15, 25-10 Red ...
November 4, 2019

South Dakota executes man in '92 slaying of former co-worker
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A convicted killer who fatally stabbed a former co-worker during a 1992 burglary used his last words Monday to speak directly to the parents of his victim, saying he forgave them "for your anger and hatred towards me." But the victim's parents refused to...
November 4, 2019

South Dakota Prep Volleyball Poll for Week of November 4
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Here is the South Dakota media volleyball poll. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking.   Class AA Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Watertown (16) 23-1 80 1 ...
November 4, 2019

Black Hills Corp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Black Hills Corp. (BKH) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $11.7 million. The Rapid City, South Dakota-based company said it had net income of 19 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 44 cents per share. The energ...
November 4, 2019

SD groups file petitions for medical, recreational marijuana
PIERRE, S.D. - Two South Dakota groups have submitted petitions to put medical marijuana and recreational marijuana on the state's 2020 ballot. The groups submitted petitions to the South Dakota secretary of state's office Monday. One proposal would create a medical marijuana pr...
November 4, 2019

Awards handed out at SD Department of Human Services ceremony
The South Dakota Department of Human Services held its annual Governor’s Awards in a ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre Monday.  The awards recognize achievements of both individuals with disabilities and employers and other who work with those people.&nbs...
November 4, 2019

Body found by hunter south of Cody; suspect in custody
CODY, Wyo. - A body of a person found over the weekend in northern Wyoming has resulted in a suspect being taken into custody. The Park County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that the body was found before 2 p.m. Saturday by a local hunter on private property south of Cody....
November 4, 2019

Frances Elizabeth Wetz
Frances Elizabeth (Bachand) Wetz was born March 20, 1921, in a nursing home known as Miss Hayes in Sturgis, SD, to Frank E. & Mary V. (Kincheloe) Bachand.  The family lived near the Belle Fourche River southeast of Volunteer where she and her younger brother, Oscar, herd...
November 4, 2019

One vehicle crash near Oelrichs results in fatality
OELRICHS, S.D. – One person died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Oelrichs. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 2007 Buick LaCrosse was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the vehicle crossed the ...
November 4, 2019

Rural Harding County couple loses home to Sunday fire
REDIG, S.D. – A rural Harding County home was destroyed by fire Sunday, and friends and neighbors are setting up a fund to help the family. In a Facebook Post today, Kelly Fox of Redig, South Dakota, posted the family had recently moved their house onto their property so t...
November 4, 2019

South Dakota gas prices fall 1.4 cents per gallon over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.43/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 9.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 35.2 cents per gallon lower th...
November 4, 2019

Reform of agricultural land taxation could help farmers but shift burden to homeowners and businesses
UNDATED - As the property tax takes a larger share of their incomes — at a time when many are hurting financially — South Dakota farmers and ranchers are pushing for reform of the state’s system of valuing and taxing their lands. But as a decade-long process of...
November 2, 2019

Two businesses fail alcohol compliance check in Pennington County
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office conducted compliance checks of county alcohol establishments, Thursday, October 24, 2019. A total of 11 businesses were checked. Two business were in violation caught selling alcohol to underage informants. The foll...
November 2, 2019

Kathy Nelson
Kathy Nelson, age 60, of Philip, died Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, at the American Legion Hall in Philip. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, a...
November 2, 2019

Adult, child killed in Bon Homme County crash
SCOTLAND, S.D. – One adult and one juvenile died and another person was seriously injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash south of Scotland. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 1998 Pontiac Bonneville was wes...
November 2, 2019

Yellow Jacket Volleyball Split Final Home Games
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Black Hills State University teams wrapped up their home games this weekend in a pair of conference games. Splitting the weekend, Regis took Friday winning in three sets while the Yellow Jackets claimed victory over CCU on Saturday winning in five sets. Frid...
November 2, 2019

Mountaineers force five turnovers, score a season high in 42-21 win at Black Hills State
SPEARFISH, S.D. --- The Western Colorado football team racked up a season-high in points while the defense forced numerous turnovers as the Mountaineers defeated Black Hills State 42-21 on Saturday afternoon at Lyle Hare Stadium. Sophomore quarterback Luke Nethercot – playi...
November 2, 2019

Saturday, November 2, College Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday, November 2, College Football Scoreboard: Colorado Mines 49, South Dakota School of Mines 28 Augustana 21, Concordia-St. Paul 20 Sioux Falls 47, Upper Iowa 10 Northern State 49, Mary 21 Winona State 41, SMSU 13 Northwestern 38, Briar Cliff 7 ...
November 2, 2019

Camera on motorcycle helps lead to arrest in fatal crash
BISMARCK, N.D. — Authorities say a camera mounted on the motorcycle of a man who was struck and killed in northwestern North Dakota helped lead to the arrest of a driver who may have been involved in the crash. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 27-year-old Duke Knoll of...
November 2, 2019

South Dakota State beats Missouri State 35-14; Western Illinois beats South Dakota
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Pierre Strong Jr. ran 18 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and completed an 89-yard TD pass to Cade Johnson as South Dakota State beat Missouri State 35-14 on Saturday. Strong made a forward flip to Johnson on a fly sweep and Johnson took it to the...
November 2, 2019

Duane John Meyer
Duane John Meyer “DJ” was born December 17, 1972, in Sioux Falls, SD.  The son of Ronald and Barbara (Swier) Meyer was raised in Brookings, SD.  Shortly after, DJ’s younger sister, Bobbi, joined the family.  Growing up, DJ enjoyed T-ball, water sk...
November 1, 2019

South Dakota inmate seeks stay from US Supreme Court
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota prison inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution next week. Charles Rhines is sentenced to die in the 1992 slaying of a 22-year-old doughnut shop employee who interrupted him during a burglary. His execution is schedul...
November 1, 2019

South Dakotan Competes in Xterra World Championship
Kapalua, Maui - Mary Storgaard’s first experience at the Xterra World Championship was in October of 2017, as a spectator.  “My husband, Brian and I ran the Xterra 10k race on Saturday, the day before the championship. We had trouble sleeping that night so decid...
November 1, 2019

ND Governor appeals to owner of Keystone pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appealed to Keystone pipeline owner TC Energy to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 400,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the state.Burgum spokesman Mik...
November 1, 2019

Wyoming trooper injured while assisting stranded motorist
WHEATLAND, Wyo. - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says one of its troopers has been suffered minor injuries in an accident on Interstate 25. The patrol says the trooper was stopped on the shoulder while assisting a stranded motorist at about 1 p.m. Thursday south of Wheatland when a ...
November 1, 2019

Chronic wasting disease found in Bennett County
MARTIN, S.D. - State officials say chronic wasting disease in deer has spread eastward in South Dakota. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department said Friday samples collected from a sick deer found near Martin in Bennett County confirmed the animal was in the late stages of th...
November 1, 2019

Report shows need for more patient beds at Behavioral Health
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Consultants are recommending that Pennington County add inpatient psychiatric beds at Regional Behavioral Health Center in Rapid City. Behavioral Health Services director Dr. Katy Sullivan says the consultants from the National Council for Behavioral Hea...
November 1, 2019

Cattle killed in North Dakota semi crash
HAZELTON, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a semi loaded with cattle overturned in Emmons County, killing some of the animals. KVLY-TV reports the Freightliner was loaded with about 75 cattle when the weight shifted as the driver was pulling into a gas station a...
November 1, 2019

NCBA wants passage of CFTC Reauthorization Bill
DENVER CO - National Cattlemen's Beef Association Manager of Legislative Affairs and Market Regulatory Policy Darryl Blakey recently responded to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee's approval of legislation reauthorizing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission."We're plea...
November 1, 2019

Surge in ag bankruptcies concentrated in 13 midwestern states
PIERRE, SD - U.S. farm bankruptcies in September surged 24% to the highest since 2011 amid strains from President Donald Trump's trade war with China and a year of wild weather.According to Bloomberg, growers are also becoming increasingly dependent on trade aid and other federal...
November 1, 2019

Set clocks back, check smoke, gas alarms
PIERRE, SD - South Dakota homeowners are reminded to take care of their clocks and smoke alarms this weekend.Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sun., Nov. 3. That means pushing clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.South Dakota Fire Marshal Paul Mer...
November 1, 2019

Reducing road crashes with HFST earns SD DOT recognition
PIERRE, SD - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) was honored recently in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. with a National Roadway Safety Award for the success of its High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) program to address road departure crashes in winter weather...
November 1, 2019

Mitchell uses late touchdown to edge Sturgis 35-28
STURGIS, S.D. - The Mitchell Kernels used a late score to just get by Sturgis in the Class 11AA Football Quarterfinals Thursday night. The Scoopers jumped on Mitchell early, scoring a touchdown on their first possession -- a 23-yard touchdown catch by Daylen Rhodes. Mitchell w...
October 31, 2019

Thursday's South Dakota High School Playoff Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota High School Football playoff scores from Thursday, October 31: Class 9AA Quarterfinal Bon Homme 55, Jones County/White River 0 Deuel 44, Baltic 20 Lemmon/McIntosh 46, Hamlin 30 Viborg-Hurley 66, Platte-Geddes 20 Class 9A Quarterfinal Britton-Hecla ...
October 31, 2019

Judge declines to delay South Dakota execution
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota judge has denied a state inmate's request to delay his execution over the drug to be used. Charles Rhines argues that pentobarbital does not act quickly enough to comply with state law. But Circuit Judge Jon Sogn rejected that argument Thursd...
October 31, 2019

South Dakota Capitol beefing up security
PIERRE, S.D. - State officials are beefing up security at the South Dakota Capitol building this fall. A security screening room is being built near the north entrance doors of the Capitol in Pierre. In a public service announcement, Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig...
October 31, 2019

Twenty-year sentence for woman who sent heroin in fatal overdose
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An Illinois woman was been sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing the heroin that led to an overdose death in South Dakota. Twenty-seven-year-old Stephanie Broecker, of Chicago, earlier pleaded guilty to distributing a controlled substance resulting i...
October 31, 2019

Food Drive for Meade County this weekend in Sturgis
STURGIS, SD – The main objective of the Sturgis Kiwanis Club is to serve children.  “And nothing does that more than food,” says member Richard Deaver who along with many others is preparing for the Annual Kiwanis Food Drive this Saturday in Sturgis. &ldquo...
October 31, 2019

Universities say they're complying with campus speech law
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota university leaders told state lawmakers on Wednesday that they're working to implement a law aimed at ensuring free speech and intellectual diversity, after one legislator accused them of "slow walking" the reforms to avoid fostering conserv...
October 30, 2019

Truck driver dies in semi fire in Lemmon grocery store lot
LEMMON, S.D. — Authorities in Lemmon have recovered the body of a truck driver after his semi caught fire in the parking lot of a grocery store. Firefighters were called to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Lemmon IGA around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crews found the semi...
October 30, 2019

Rounds, Thune Push to Keep Foreign Beef from Receiving 'Product of the U.S.A.' Label
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today took steps to keep beef born, raised and slaughtered in foreign countries from receiving a “Product of the U.S.A.” label. The U.S. Beef Integrity Act would make certain that the “Pr...
October 30, 2019

Stockgrowers Thank Senators Rounds and Thune for Common-sense USA Label
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is extremely proud of Senator Rounds and Senator Thune for standing up for the hard-working farm and ranch families by introducing the “US Beef Integrity Act”. This bill will put a concrete definition on pro...
October 30, 2019

S.D. Farmers Union Says MEAT Act Is a Good Start
HURON, S.D. - Since the 2015 repeal of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), truth in labeling has been a focus of South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) policy. So, SDFU President, Doug Sombke says the organization is encouraged by The Real Marketing Edible Artificials Truthfully (MEAT)...
October 30, 2019

Sturgis attorney discusses the stand your ground defense, Police Chief doesn't expect charges in recent shooting
STURGIS, SD – Sturgis Attorney Mike Strain doesn’t like the term, ‘stand your ground.’ He says it’s vague and often misinterpreted by the public.  “Basically, referencing stand your ground laws is so vague that the public can misinterpret...
October 30, 2019

Whitewood man sentenced for illegally guiding hunts on tribal land
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Whitewood man has been sentenced to two years of probation for unlawfully guiding hunts on Oglala Sioux Tribe land. Everett T. Mackaben Jr. acted as a commercial guide for out-of-state deer hunters, taking them to hunt on Oglala Lakota County land managed by...
October 30, 2019

First experiment installed at Wyoming CO2 research site
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Researchers have installed the first experiment at a Wyoming power plant where they will study how to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Dave Gribble with Wheat Ridge, Colorado-based TDA Research says work at the coal-fired power plant near Gillette shou...
October 30, 2019

Corporate Tax Rate Report – WalletHub Study
UNDATED - With companies enjoying the tax cuts from 2017’s tax overhaul, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its latest Corporate Tax Rate Report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the 2018 federal, state and international tax rates paid by the ...
October 30, 2019

RCALF lawsuit puts a halt to USDA's mandatory electronic tags
BELVIDERE, SD - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has paused its effort to mandate radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags for cattle and bison following a lawsuit filed by R-CALF. One of the lead plaintiffs in the case is South Dakota rancher Kenny Fox of Belvider...
October 30, 2019

Watson helps leads Stevens past Sturgis in Tuesday night volleyball
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Stevens rode Kyah Watson's 14 kills to a 3-1 set victory over Sturgis in Tuesday Night Volleyball. The Raiders won by 10 points in set 1, 25-15. In set 2, the Raiders dominated early and rolled to a 25-9 win. Sturgis would come back in the third se...
October 29, 2019

Tuesday Night, October 29, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, October 29, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Avon def. Bon Homme, 20-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-16 Bridgewater-Emery def. Centerville, 25-10, 25-10, 25-17 Castlewood def. Flandreau, 25-4, 25-23, 25-14 Chester def. Arlington, 25-13, 25-13, 25-...
October 29, 2019

Victim of fatal vehicle vs pedestrian accident identified
STURGIS, S.D. – Authorities have identified the victim of Monday’s vehicle vs pedestrian accident. Police have identified the victim as 68-year-old Jerry Watkins of Sturgis. Watkins was in the crosswalk, attempting to cross Sherman Street at the intersection with Ha...
October 29, 2019

US finalizing rule to allow farmers to legally grow hemp
DES MOINES, Iowa - U.S. agriculture officials say a rule that allows farmers to legally grow hemp will be finalized this week. It's a move that many states have awaited for months so they can begin widespread hemp production. The rule establishes requirements for licensing, mai...
October 29, 2019

Authorities identify man killed in Pennington County Crash Saturday
KEYSTONE, S.D. – A 49-year-old Keystone, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Keystone. A 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was westbound on Old Hill City Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle n...
October 29, 2019

Ellsworth B-1 bombers land unannounced in Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA  - Several 28th Bomb Wing B-1 Lancers were launched from Ellsworth last week as part of “Bomber Task Force operations in U.S. Central Command,” according to an Air Force news release. “This is what we train for, and is what sets us a...
October 29, 2019

With some changes; Rapid City School Board approves bond election proposal
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City School Board on Monday night voted 6-1 to approve the newest proposal for a bond election. Superintendent Lori Simon says they will now focus on informing the public of what this bond election will mean to the district. The new proposal has dec...
October 29, 2019

Livestock disease spreading across Great Plains
GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — A disease that causes blister-like sores on the mouths of horses and other livestock has spread to Kansas, marking the eighth state where it has been detected. The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced  in a news release that the vesicular s...
October 29, 2019

U.S. tariff prompts Wyoming pizzeria to stock up on Parmesan
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A pizzeria in Wyoming is stocking up ahead of a jump in the cost of Parmesan cheese from Italy. Pizza Carrello in Gillette usually orders one big wheel of Parmesan at a time but recently bought five. Restaurant co-owner Ariane Jimison tells the Gillet...
October 29, 2019

Missouri River flooding could last all winter
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding along the Missouri River has stretched on for seven months in places and could endure through the winter, leaving some Upper Midwest farmland and possibly some homes encased in ice. There are several reasons for the flooding, including high leve...
October 29, 2019

Police ofiicer strikes teenager, action seen as pattern of excessive force
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Activists and relatives of a 13-year-old girl who was struck by a police officer trying to break up a fight said Monday the officer's actions were part of a pattern of using excessive force against Native Americans in South Dakota. Officer Richard ...
October 29, 2019

Structure Fire in Caputa escalates to two alarms
NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. - The New Underwood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of residential structure fire at 15740 Hammerquist Road in Caputa just after 2:00 p.m. Monday. First arriving Firefighters found a free burning fire, with a moderate to heavy smoke condition,...
October 28, 2019

South Dakota Media Prep Football Poll for Week of October 28
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Oct. 28 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and last week’s ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.   Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosev...
October 28, 2019

South Dakota Media Prep Volleyball Poll for Week of October 28
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — Here is the South Dakota media volleyball poll. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking.   Class AA Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Watertown (14) 22-1 70 1 ...
October 28, 2019

South Dakota asks court to let execution proceed
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The state of South Dakota asked a judge Monday to reject an inmate's objection to the lethal drug scheduled for use in his execution. Charles Russell Rhines is scheduled to die next week for the 1992 fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old doughnut shop worker ...
October 28, 2019

DOJ: Sanford to pay $20M to settle kickback allegations
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sanford Health, one of the nation's largest health systems, has agreed to pay more than $20 million to resolve kickback allegations stemming from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two Sanford doctors, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The lawsu...
October 28, 2019

Monday Night, October 28, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, October 28, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Alcester-Hudson def. Viborg-Hurley, 25-19, 25-12, 25-19 Arlington def. DeSmet, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21 Avon def. Gayville-Volin, 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 Baltic def. Flandreau, 25-10, 25-11, 25-21 Ber...
October 28, 2019

Indiana AD remark on Huskers' lack of respect baffles Frost
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska coach Scott Frost says he doesn't know what prompted Indiana athletic director Fred Glass to tell the Indianapolis newspaper the Cornhuskers' staff doesn't respect the Hoosiers' football program. Glass told the Indianapolis Star after the Hoosiers'...
October 28, 2019

Broncos QB Flacco to miss game with herniated disk in neck
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, who ripped Denver's coaches for their play-calling in their last-minute loss at Indianapolis, won't play next week because of a herniated disk in his neck. Coach Vic Fangio said backup Brandon Allen will start Sunday when t...
October 28, 2019

Senator Alan Solano of Rapid City announces resignation
PIERRE, S.D. – Senator Alan Solano today announced that he will resign his seat in the State Senate effective November 30. Solano has represented District 32 in the State Senate since 2014. “Serving in the South Dakota Senate has been extremely rewarding, and I&...
October 28, 2019

Placements were wild card leading up to October Cattle on Feed Report
WASHINGTON, DC - Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on Oct. 1, 2019. The inventory was 1% below Oct. 1, 2018, USDA reported Friday.  Marketings in September were 1...
October 28, 2019

Pedestrian struck by pickup truck Monday morning dies
STURGIS, S.D. – A 68-year-old male from Sturgis had died following a vehicle vs pedestrian crash Monday morning. First responders were called to the incident at approximately 8:26 a.m. Upon arrival, authorities found a pedestrian that had been struck by a pickup at the in...
October 28, 2019

Two vehicle accident on Lazelle Street in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - Authorities were called to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Fourth and Lazelle Street in Sturgis Monday morning. VanDewater says the accident involved a White Buick SUV that had struck the side of a Ford SUV. No serious injuries were reported, although...
October 28, 2019

Gas prices tumble another 2-cents in South Dakota over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 8.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 36.5 cents per gallon lower th...
October 28, 2019

Wyoming college commission holds off on another tuition hike
GILLETTE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Community College Commission isn't raising tuition again, for now. Commissioners decided Thursday in Gillette to see how a tuition increase from $94 to $95 per credit hour will work out during the current school year. The commission approved the inc...
October 28, 2019

Woman accused of setting revenge fire targets wrong home
WILLISTON, N.D. - Police say a Williston woman accused of trying to exact revenge by setting a fire to a mobile home targeted the wrong house. Authorities say 26-year-old Kassandra Cote thought she was setting fire to the home of someone who had stolen items from a storage unit...
October 28, 2019

South Dakota Democrats plan leadership election in December
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota Democratic Party plans to elect a new party chair in December after two leaders resigned amid financial problems. The party's Executive Committee met in emergency session Saturday and created working groups to tackle its recent woes. The Argu...
October 28, 2019

Yellow Jackets Thrill Again Beating Fort Lewis in Five Sets
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Black Hills State University Volleyball team got a home conference sweep by defeating Fort Lewis in five sets. It is their first weekend sweep since the first weekend of the season. The Jackets victory over the Skyhawks takes them to 8-5 in RMAC play. The Ye...
October 27, 2019

SD School of Mines edges New Mexico Highlands; BHSU Falls to Colorado Mesa
UNDATED - In area college football Saturday, the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers picked up a hard fought win. The Mines football team took advantage of a late turnover Saturday to complete a rally and defeat the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys, 8-7. Saturday afternoon on a...
October 27, 2019

One dead after early Saturday crash in Pennington County
KEYSTONE, S.D. – One person died early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Keystone. Name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup was westbound on Old ...
October 26, 2019

Spearfish Civil Air Patrol has had busy two months
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The dedication and skill of volunteers from the Lookout MountainComposite Squadron was recently put to the test during five search and rescue (SAR) missions. All Civil Air Patrol SAR missions are assigned to units by the Air Force Rescue CoordinationCenter at T...
October 26, 2019

Police investigate deadly shooting in downtown Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal early morning shooting in downtown Sioux Falls. The Argus Leader reports officers responded to a report of a shooting near 10th Street and Main Avenue around 1 a.m. on Saturday. Sgt. Martin Hoffman says a 37-year-o...
October 26, 2019

State Cross Country 2019 crowns winners Saturday
HURON, S.D. - The 2019 South Dakota high school state cross country meet took place at the Broadland Creek Golf Course on Saturday in Huron. For Class A, Custer won the state championship with its girls, while Sioux Falls Christian won it on the boys side. Hill City won second f...
October 26, 2019

Sioux Falls Washington sweeps both cheer and dance at Class AA competition
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Sioux Falls Washington got the sweep Saturday at the South Dakota Class AA State Dance and Cheer competition. The Warriors won the overall Cheer title and the overall dance title. Washington collected 292.5 points to win the cheer. O'Gorman was second with 288....
October 26, 2019

Sioux Valley wins 13th straight State Cheer title
ABERDEEN, S.D. - The Class A State Cheer and Dance Competition was held Friday in Aberdeen. Sioux Valley won their thirteenth straight over cheer title and Dakota Valley won their tenth overall state dance title. Here are final results: Jazz     Plac...
October 26, 2019

Saturday Night, October 26, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Saturday night, October 26, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Colome def. Stanley County, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 25-18 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket def. Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 25-16, 21-25, 26-24, 25-20 Wagner def. Parkston, 25-23, 25-22 Winner def. Wagner, 23-25, 26-24...
October 26, 2019

Cofield's late TD run lifts NDSU to 28th straight win, 23-16; SIU beats USD
VERMILLION, S.D. — Javon Williams Jr. ran for 107 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, Avante Cox had 193 yards from scrimmage and three total TDs, and Southern Illinois beat South Dakota 48-28 on Saturday. Williams had all four of his touchdowns in the first half and ...
October 26, 2019

Sturgis Police make arrests in connection with burglaries
STURGIS, S.D. - Police in Sturgis have announced several arrests in connection with area burglaries. Police have been investigating numerous vehicle, residential and business burglaries in the last few weeks. On Tuesday October 22nd Officers arrested a 17-year-old male for tam...
October 25, 2019

Commission sets rules for truck platooning in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Transportation Commission has passed rules for truck platooning. The practice links two or more trucks in a convoy, using connected technology and automated driving support systems. Drivers are still behind the wheel of the trucks, but when ...
October 25, 2019

Friday Night, October 25, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, October 25, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Christian def. Florence/Henry, 25-21, 25-11, 25-19 Aberdeen Roncalli def. Britton-Hecla, 25-9, 25-14, 25-20 Alcester-Hudson def. Canton, 25-17, 25-22, 25-16 Andes Central/Dakota Chris...
October 25, 2019

Supreme Court denies convicted murderer's challenge
PIERRE, S.D- The South Dakota Supreme Court has denied a convicted murderer’s bid to stop his execution inset for as soon as next Sunday. Charles Russell Rhines had asked the court for a delay in his execution, saying that the method of execution follow the procedure from ...
October 25, 2019

Scoopers shut out Spearfish, score home playoff game
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Sturgis wrapped up the regular season with a 47-0 shutout over Spearfish -- and in doing so, secured a home playoff game for next week. Sturgis scored first with 4:48 remaining in the first quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by Daylen Rhodes. After a Spearfish...
October 24, 2019

Thursday Night, October 24, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, October 24, High School Football Scoreboard: Belle Fourche 65, Todd County 28 Brandon Valley 28, Rapid City Stevens 7 Brookings 44, Yankton 14 Canton 28, West Central 7 Custer 70, Pine Ridge 6 Dakota Valley 7, Tri-Valley 6 Dell Rapids...
October 24, 2019

Class 11B, 9-man football playoffs results
UNDATED - The first round of the football playoffs in Class 11B and all the 9-man classes were held Thursday night. In Class 11B, St Thomas More will head into the second round as they defeated Elk Point-Jefferson 23-3. The Hot Springs Bison dropped their first round game to B...
October 24, 2019

Critical Staffing Shortfalls lead to reduced hours at Hot Springs VA
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - The Director of VA Black Hills Health Care System sent a letter to enrolled Veterans explaining an upcoming change to Urgent Care hours of operation on the Hot Springs campus. The letter dated October 21, 2019, states “Effective November 4, 2019, the hou...
October 24, 2019

South Dakota, ACLU settle suit over 'riot-boosting' laws
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota has resolved a lawsuit over laws aimed at potential demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline by agreeing not to enforce much of the laws. The laws passed this year allow criminal or civil penalties against demonstrators who engage in...
October 24, 2019

President of SD Cattlemen endorses new livestock risk management bill
WASHINGTON, DC - South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson and co-sponsors have introduced the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act. The measure provides funding to certain state land grant universities to better equip livestock producers with risk management training. South ...
October 24, 2019

Welcome home ceremony for SD Guard soldiers
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A welcome home ceremony for 112 Soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard's Bravo Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion and 147th Forward Support Company is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lincoln High School gymnasium in Sio...
October 24, 2019

Attorney: Blackjewel miners to receive back pay this week
ABINGDON, Va. - Coal miners who blocked train tracks in Kentucky demanding to get paid for the coal they mined will benefit from a federal deal with the bankrupt company. The Bristol Herald Courier reports Blackjewel LLC agreed to pay $5.47 million to mine workers in Kentucky , ...
October 24, 2019

Southwest profits spike despite 737 Max groundings
DALLAS - Southwest Airlines is muscling through the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft fleet, reporting a 7% jump in profits and record operating revenue. Southwest had more Max jets than any airline when the plane was grounded in March after crashes involving other carri...
October 24, 2019

Great Western Bancorp: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $50.3 million. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based bank said it had earnings of 89 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, were 90 cents per share. Th...
October 24, 2019

Sturgis Police investigating string of burglaries
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Police are increasing saturation patrols in hopes of curbing a string of burglaries that have been reported this month. Police Chief Geody VanDewater says at least five businesses have been broken into, as well as numerous homes and garages around t...
October 24, 2019

Most states not giving driver's license data to Washington
KBHB News Development Director Note: Department of Transportation offices in Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota have been contacted to ask if the request has been received and/or what the decision is in providing five years' worth of driver's license record...
October 24, 2019

Nebraska deputy accused of fraud costing victims nearly $11M
FREMONT, NE (AP) — A Nebraska sheriff's deputy has been charged with fraud in a scheme that authorities say cost his victims nearly $11 million. On Wednesday, the US Attorney for Nebraska unsealed a 15 count indictment against Craig Harbaugh, claiming the sheriff's investi...
October 24, 2019

Marijuana found at nuclear missile facility in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The military says marijuana was found at a Minot Air Force Base nuclear missile facility in central North Dakota. Air Force Sgt. Benjamin Smith says the undisclosed amount marijuana was found Oct. 9 at a missile alert facility. He says the drug was discover...
October 24, 2019

Thirteenth annual state competition for cheer and dance this weekend
UNDATED - The Aberdeen Central High School is the site for the thirteenth annual state competition for cheer and dance. Competition for Class A will be held on Friday, October 25th, with opening ceremonies beginning at 5:00 p.m.(CT) Class AA competition will begin at 11:00 a.m.(C...
October 23, 2019

Family Violence Warrant Sweep in Pennington County
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Family violence is a big problem nationwide, including domestic violence, child neglect or failure to pay child support. That is why the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Rapid City Police Department, and South Dakota Department of Corrections, Parole S...
October 23, 2019

South Dakota man facing execution objects to lethal drug
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota prison inmate facing execution next month is objecting to the state's choice of lethal drug to use on him. Sixty-three-year-old Charles Russell Rhines wants the state to follow the lethal injection law that was in place when Rhines was se...
October 23, 2019

Two Democratic party leaders step down amid financial woes
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Two top officials in South Dakota's Democratic Party resigned Wednesday in the wake of a federal report that showed continuing financial problems. Chairwoman Paula Hawks and executive director Stacey Burnette stepped down after the Federal Elections Com...
October 23, 2019

Not all Wyoming miners offered old jobs back plan to return
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Not all furloughed workers offered their jobs back plan to return to work at two Wyoming coal mines. Mine mechanic Christopher Orchard was among over 500 workers furloughed when West Virginia-based Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy July 1. Another coal company hi...
October 23, 2019

South Dakota State embracing hype of College GameDay show
FARGO, N.D. - South Dakota State coach John Stiegelmeier says his team is not shying away from the hoopla that ESPN's popular Saturday morning college football show is bringing to campus. Stiegelmeier tells 740 The Fan in Fargo that the program is embracing College GameDay's pre...
October 23, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory for northern hills Wednesday
STURGIS, S.D. – Forecasters have a Winter Weather Advisory out today for the Northern Black Hills as a strong clipper system moves through the area. The system will support moderate to locally heavy upslope snow over the Northern Black Hills through the afternoon into this...
October 23, 2019

Casey Tibbs Tribute honors ranch, rodeo and cowboy traditions
CORRECTION: Our published story on recent honorees of the Casey Tibbs Foundation mistakenly identified them as Casey Tibbs Hall of Fame inductees. We apologize for the error. Following is a clarification from the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center, Ft. Pierre, SD.  ...
October 23, 2019

US public land workers assaulted, threatened while on the job
BILLINGS, MT (AP) — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog age...
October 23, 2019

First death from e-cigarette use reported in Montana
HELENA, MT (AP) — Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said Tuesday it was the state's first recorded death connecte...
October 23, 2019

South Dakota Department of Public Safety gets school safety funds
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Department of Justice has announced it has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security — including funding to educate and train students and faculty — and support first responders who arrive on the scene of a school shooting or o...
October 22, 2019

Tuesday Night, October 22, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Brookings, 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 Baltic def. Howard, 25-9, 25-5, 25-20 Bowman County, N.D. def. Lemmon, 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 Brandon Valley def. Yankton, 25-19, 25-17, 25-13 Burke def...
October 22, 2019

Board OKs expanded Dakota Access Pipeline pump station
CANTON, S.D. (AP) — Commissioners in a South Dakota county on Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a pumping station needed for an expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Lincoln County Board voted 4-1 in favor of the proposal. The station, expected to cost b...
October 22, 2019

Wyoming's economic growth may be slowing down
CASPER, Wyo. - A new report indicates Wyoming's economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing. The quarterly report published by the state's Economic Analysis Division shows coal and natural gas production in the state continues to falter even though statewide empl...
October 22, 2019

Bobcat Company announces $17 million investment in Gwinner manufacturing facility
FARGO, N.D. - Bobcat Company, a global leader in the compact equipment industry, announced plans today for a $17 million investment at its Gwinner, North Dakota, manufacturing facility. “We are excited to strengthen our North Dakota manufacturing footprint. This project em...
October 22, 2019

South Dakota Prep Football Poll for Week of October 21
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Oct. 21 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and last week’s ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.   Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosev...
October 22, 2019

South Dakota Media High School Volleyball Poll for Week of Octobe 21
UNDATED - Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Oct. 21, 2019. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. Class AA Watertown (15) 16-1 75           1 ...
October 22, 2019

Sturgis Council discusss downtown statue policy
STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis is adopting a new statue policy after some concern arose about another motorcycle related statue was announced for the downtown corridor. The council on Monday night approved the new statue, which will feature a life sized likeness of fa...
October 22, 2019

Crashed plane found near Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Officials say a small plane missing for nearly two weeks has been found crashed near Aberdeen. There was no immediate word on the pilot of the Cessna 172, the only one on board. Brown County Chief Deputy Dave Lunzman said Tuesday a hunter found the wreckage a...
October 22, 2019

Ranchers sue over new livestock tracking regulations
CASPER, WYO. (AP) — Wyoming ranchers have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over new livestock tracking regulations. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that ranchers filed the Oct. 10 lawsuit claiming an April guidance document from the agency puts unn...
October 22, 2019

Sturgis sweeps Red Cloud in Monday Night Volleyball action
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis Volleyball swept Red Cloud in a Black Hills Conference matchup Monday night. Sturgis won set one 25-8, set two 25-12 and set three 25-15. Makayla Keffeler helped lead Sturgis with 7 kills and one block. Kylie Shaw added 5 kills and Kaylee Whatley scored ...
October 21, 2019

Monday Night, October 21, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, October 21, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Colman-Egan def. Hamlin, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20 Ethan def. Avon, 18-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-21 Faulkton def. Lower Brule, 25-6, 25-6, 25-9 Freeman def. Viborg-Hurley, 25-13, 25-20, 25-12 Highmore-H...
October 21, 2019

Authorities identify individual fatally shot in Sturgis home intrusion
STURGIS, S.D. – Authorities in Sturgis have identified the man shot and killed after he reportedly broke into a home early Sunday morning. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says an autopsy is pending on 32-year-old Matthew Flagler. Flagler was shot once in the chest a...
October 21, 2019

Man arrested in mall scare did not have a gun
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Authorities have released the name of the individual involved in a massive police presence at Rushmore Mall in Rapid City Sunday night. Police were dispatched to the mall around 5:00 after a report of a man with a gun threatening people at the haunted ho...
October 21, 2019

2020's Best Colleges and Universities in South Dakota
UNDATED - With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020’s Best College & University Rankings as well a...
October 21, 2019

South Dakota gas prices rise .7-cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 11.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 40.7 cents per gallon lower th...
October 21, 2019

Fire guts long time Aberdeen business
ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) - A longtime Aberdeen business was gutted by a fire Saturday night. Firefighters battled a blaze at Malchow's Home Furnishings on Main Street in downtown Aberdeen for hours. People were living in 13 of the 17 apartments above Malchow's. Official...
October 21, 2019

South Dakota Soccer Champions crowned Saturday
UNDATED - Here are the scores from the Class AA and Class A Girls and Boys Soccer Championships: CLASS “AA” Girls- Yankton 1, Aberdeen Central 0 Boys- Roosevelt 1, Washington 0 Class “A” Girls- Tea Area 2, West Central 0, *1st championship Boys- Tea ...
October 20, 2019

Partial building collapse in Custer
CUSTER, S.D. - According to the Custer County Sheriff's Office and Custer Police, a partial building collapse occurred on Sunday night. In a Facebook post, the Custer County Sheriff's Office reported a partial building collapse of the siding at Flora's, located in downtown Custe...
October 20, 2019

Home intrusion leads to shooting fatality early Sunday
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning. According to a release from Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater, at 4:19 a.m. police responded to a 911 call reporting a homeowner shot someone who entered their residence. Of...
October 20, 2019

Yellow Jackets fall to Cowboys; Grizzlies Hold Off Hardrockers
LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The Black Hills State University football team scored first, but ultimately fell to New Mexico Highlands, 17-13, on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets (2-5, 2-5 RMAC) drew first blood with a short three-yard run into the endzone. It took almost 10 min...
October 19, 2019

Gibbs leads big 2nd quarter, South Dakota State wins 42-23; Big plays lead Northern Iowa past South Dakota 42-27
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — J'Bore Gibbs fired three touchdown passes in the first half, Pierre Strong Jr. rushed for two scores and South Dakota State clobbered Indiana State 42-17 on Saturday, setting up a first-place Missouri Valley Conference showdown in a week. South Dak...
October 19, 2019

Saturday Night, October 19, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, October 19, High School Football Scoreboard: Huron def. Rapid City Central, 25-19, 25-18, 25-12 New Underwood def. Jones County, 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 Rapid City Stevens def. Mitchell, 25-18, 25-15, 25-10 Sioux Falls Lincoln def. Brookings...
October 19, 2019

Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group prepares to circulate petitions
STURGIS, S.D. – The Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group says they have petitions ready to circulate. The group met Friday and received the petition along with instructions. The petition follows a decision earlier this month by the group to begin the process of setting up an amb...
October 19, 2019

Message to producers, haulers....ship 'em right
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is the latest certification needed for beef cattle haulers and producers who deliver cattle to major packing plants. The BQA Transportation program has several objectives with the key components being to provide for transpo...
October 19, 2019

Scooper football runs past Belle Fourche 49-35.
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Scooper football team celebrated senior night with a 49-35 win over Belle Fourche Friday. The Scoopers used a potent running game and capitalized on some Belle Fourche mistakes to get the win. Belle Fourche scored first in the matchup as Jackson Tynd...
October 18, 2019

Friday Night, October 18, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, October 18, High School Football Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli 16, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 6 Alcester-Hudson 42, Corsica/Stickney 34 Bennett County def. McLaughlin, forfeit Brandon Valley 47, Harrisburg 21 Bridgewate...
October 18, 2019

Friday Night, October 18, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday night, October 18, high school volleyball scoreboard: Mitchell def. Rapid City Central, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 25-20 Rapid City Stevens def. Huron, 26-24, 25-14, 25-21...
October 18, 2019

County auditor arrested for violating meetings law
SHELBY, S.D. - A county auditor in South Dakota accused of violating the state's open meetings law has been arrested. State's Attorney James Hare issued a warrant for the arrest of Walworth County Auditor Rebecca Krein last week after he received a complaint that she failed to ...
October 18, 2019

Pipeline developer launches website on proposed expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Wyoming company is seeking permits and landowner permission to expand its pipeline network to carry crude from that state and North Dakota to a hub in Oklahoma. The Bismarck Tribune reports Casper-based Bridger Pipeline LLC launched a website this week with in...
October 18, 2019

Pennington County Authorities locate lost hunter Thursday night
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Pennington County authorities say they located a lost hunter on Thursday night. In a release, authorities say about 9 pm, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a lost hunter. Pennington and Custer County Search and Rescue and other...
October 18, 2019

Cross Country Wrap - Stevens sweeps Best of the West
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Stevens won the team titles and had runners win both girls and boys races at the Best of the West Cross Country meet at Hart Ranch Thursday. In the boys race, Hayden Grosz won in a time of 17:14.2 with his teammate Alex Oteen finishing in second. T...
October 18, 2019

Class AA Soccer Semifinals - Cobbler girls fall one goal short
UNDATED - The Rapid City Central Cobbler Girls Soccer team dropped a 1-0 game to Yankton in the Class AA girls semifinal Thursday night. Yankton's lone goal came in the second half as Madison Schroeder found the back of the net in the 67th minute for the Gazelles. Top ranked Ya...
October 18, 2019

State minimum wage to increase January 1
PIERRE, SD - The state minimum wage will increase from $9.10/hour to $9.30/hour effective Jan. 1, 2020.The minimum wage is annually adjusted by any increase in the cost of living, as measured in the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Department of Labor. This year's incre...
October 18, 2019

Domestic assault call ends in officer being attacked
WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) - Police say a domestic assault call in Watertown led to two arrests for child abuse, drug charges and a racially-motivated attack on an officer. The 48-year-old man, Adam Remington and 27-year-old Sara Widger were arrested at their apartment Wednesday nigh...
October 18, 2019

Inmate serving life sentence for Rapid City smoke shop shooting dies
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Corrections says a Pennington County man serving life in prison for attempted murder has died. Garreth Gannon died in the infirmary of the Jameson Annex of the South Dakota State Penitentiary, Wednesday, Oct. 16. He had been ill...
October 17, 2019

Second trial for William Thoman on hold due to Supreme Court appeal
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Due to a Supreme Court appeal, a second trial for a Rapid City man already convicted of and sentenced for criminal solicitation is on hold. William Thoman was convicted in August 2019 of criminal solicitation and sentenced to 15 years in jail with 10 years sus...
October 17, 2019

Scooper volleyball sweeps Lead-Deadwood in Thursday night volleyball
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Scooper volleyball team scored a senior night victory over Lead-Deadwood Thursday night. The Scoopers swept Lead-Deadwood in a tough match in three straight sets of 25-23, 25-23, 25-16. Kylie Shaw scored 10 kills to help lead the Scoopers and Savanna...
October 17, 2019

Thursday Night, October 17, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, October 17, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Christian def. Leola/Frederick, 14-25, 25-13, 25-15, 25-16 Aberdeen Roncalli def. Clark/Willow Lake, 25-12, 25-14, 25-10 Arlington def. Waverly-South Shore, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 25-1...
October 17, 2019

Teen charged with murder of Shayna Ritthaler pleads Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
STURGIS, S.D. – The 17-year-old arrested in connection with the death of 16-year-old Shayna Ritthaler appeared in court Thursday for his arraignment hearing. Michael Gavin Campbell, whose name was released because he is being charged as an adult, plead not guilty by reason...
October 17, 2019

Sioux Falls man charged with manslaughter in death of fetus
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after his handgun fired, struck his wife who lost her unborn child. Melanie Pettibone's sister says Pettibone was shot in the thigh when the gun accidentally discharged Sunday while her husba...
October 17, 2019

Thune, Rounds react to Trump's Syria plan
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Senator John Thune (R-SD) has concerns about President Trump's new withdrawal strategy in Syria. "The reason U.S. forces got involved in Syria, to begin with, was to address the terrorist threat born out of the vacuum left by the hasty U.S. withdrawal in Iraq...
October 17, 2019

Union Pacific dragged down by falling freight volumes
OMAHA, Neb. - Falling shipments of energy, industrial and agricultural products cut into profit and revenue at Union Pacific during the third quarter. The railroad on Thursday posted net income of $1.56 billion, or $2.22 per share, which is 7 cents less than Wall Street was expe...
October 17, 2019

South Dakota Retailers Welcome Pheasant Hunters
PIERRE (SD) – Retail businesses across South Dakota are welcoming resident and non-resident hunters in preparation for the opening day of pheasant hunting season on October 19. With abundant birds and many repeat visitors, businesses are excited about the 2019 hunting seaso...
October 17, 2019

Air Force IDs Ellsworth airman found dead off base
RAPID CITY, S.D.  — The U.S. Air Force has released the name of an airman stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base who was found dead at an off-base residence. The Air Force says 24-year-old Senior Airman William Horton was a B-1 Journeyman with the 28th Aircraft Mainten...
October 16, 2019

South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll for Week of October 14
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Oct. 14 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and last week’s ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.   Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosev...
October 16, 2019

South Dakota Receives Nearly $2 Million in Grants for School Security
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has announced that South Dakota has received three grants totaling almost $2 million to help South Dakota school districts prevent and address threats of violence. The grants come from the Bureau of Justice’s STOP School ...
October 16, 2019

Police - easily preventable circumstances lead to string of vehicle thefts
RAPID CITY, S.D. - There's a reason police tell you not to leave keys in an unlocked car. Rapid City Police have reported at least ten vehicles have been stolen in the last two weeks as the result of easily preventable circumstances. Police say three car thefts on October 14 in...
October 16, 2019

Man involved in New Year's Day standoff changes plea
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man involved in a New Year’s Day standoff with police has changed his plea from not guilty of attempted murder, to not guilty by reason of insanity. Back in January, Jordan Wounded Face was charged with attempted murder after allegedly...
October 16, 2019

SD Mines Again Ranks as the Best Engineering School in the Country for Return on Investment
RAPID CITY, S.D. - In its 2020 rankings, the organization College Factual places South Dakota School of Mines & Technology as the best engineering school for the money out of 302 similar institutions across the United States.  The university’s affordable tuition ...
October 16, 2019

South Dakota 12th most vulnerable state for identity theft and fraud
With businesses such as WhatsApp, Quest Diagnostics, Microsoft, ASUS and Capital One experiencing data breaches this year, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud as well as accomp...
October 16, 2019

Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated an elementary school in Montana on Tuesday after officials found what they thought were the remnants of a homemade bomb that exploded, but it turned out to be a plastic bottle filled with nuts and bolts left in the schoolyard. Sch...
October 16, 2019

Rapid City Central overpowers Sturgis in four sets in Tuesday night Volleyball
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis powered their way to a set one victory over Rapid City Central Tuesday night, only to see the Cobblers settle down and cruise the rest of the way. Sturgis fell behind by five in the first set, but would go on a run to battle back and beat the Cobblers 25-...
October 15, 2019

Tuesday Night, October 15, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 25-12, 20-25, 26-24, 25-20 Aberdeen Roncalli def. Mobridge-Pollock, 25-9, 25-14, 25-20 Alcester-Hudson def. Irene-Wakonda, 17-25, 25-21, 27-25, 20-25, 15-13 A...
October 15, 2019

Police arrest man for pulling a gun during altercation
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in Rapid City say an altercation between a few people resulted in the display of a gun. Police were called to the Budget Inn Motel Tuesday afternoon for a report of a person threatening others with a gun. Police spokesman Brendyn Medina says 19-y...
October 15, 2019

Internal Revenue Service hits Pennington County with penalties for mishandling payroll taxes
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Internal Revenue Service has hit Pennington County with more than $87,000 in penalties for mishandling payroll taxes. According to Pennington County Auditor Cindy Mohler, the IRS looked through taxes from the last three years and discovered the count...
October 15, 2019

Black Hills State University holds BHSU Day in Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. – Black Hills State University held its first annual BHSU Day in Sturgis Tuesday. BHSU Interim President Laurie Nichols, along with representatives from BHSU, made a visit to Sturgis Brown High School to discuss educational opportunities. Nichols says the vi...
October 15, 2019

Threat on social media puts Douglas schools on secure status
BOX ELDER, S.D. - A threat on social media put all Douglas School buildings on secure status Tuesday morning. According to the Douglas School District's Facebook page, all district buildings were placed on "secure status" due to an alleged threat at the high school. "A student ...
October 15, 2019

Sheriff: Still unknown how Wyoming teen knew her killer
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota sheriff overseeing the investigation into the killing of a Wyoming teen says detectives are still trying to find out how she met the 17-year-old charged with shooting her in his basement. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said Tuesday that 16-ye...
October 15, 2019

Empty South Dakota food pantries request donations
  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Organizations that help feed hungry South Dakotans are concerned their supplies will run short this holiday season unless individuals and civic groups step forward to help.The group Feeding South Dakota has encouraged earlier-than-usual food ...
October 15, 2019

Wells Fargo 3Q profit falls 23%, revenue rises slightly
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo & Co. says net income in the third quarter fell 23% to $4.61 billion. The bank, based in San Francisco, said Tuesday that it had earnings of 92 cents per share, down from $1.13 per share a year ago. The results missed Wall Street expectation...
October 15, 2019

Gallantly Forward Gala raises awareness about trauma issues facing U.S. soldiers
RAPID CITY, SD —The rate of suicide among U.S. veterans and soldiers continued to climb.  An estimated 20+ veterans and 1 active duty soldier succumb to suicide every day.  The U.S. suicide rate is now 33% higher than it was in 1999 and the suicide rate for vetera...
October 15, 2019

UnitedHealth revenue up 7%, raises annual outook
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - UnitedHealth is reporting a 7% increase in revenue for the third quarter and it's raising its outlook for the year. The largest U.S. health insurer posted earnings of $3.54 billion, or $3.67 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $3...
October 15, 2019

South Dakota ranks 30th in energy efficiency study
UNDATED - Happy National Energy Awareness Month! With the U.S. Department of Energy estimating families could save up to 25% on utilities with energy efficient measures, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Energy-Effic...
October 15, 2019

South Dakota High School Volleyball Poll for Week of October 14
UNDATED - Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Oct. 14, 2019. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. Class AA1. Watertown (16) 15-1 80 12. O'Gorman 14-3 63 23. Huron 11-4 45 34. S.F. Roosevelt 14-7 2...
October 14, 2019

Three juveniles arrested after shots fired
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police say gunfire in a local neighborhood has led to the arrest of three juveniles. According to police spokesperson Brendyn Medina, officers responded to the area near the intersection of Crestwood Avenue and Racine Street Monday afternoon. When ...
October 14, 2019

Soccer Playoffs - Cobbler girls heading to championship while Stevens boys fall
UNDATED - The South Dakota Quarterfinals in the Class AA Soccer playoffs were held Monday. On the boys side, Rapid City Stevens saw their season come to an end after a 1-0 loss to Brandon Valley, the number 3 seeds. The Lynx will play Number two Roosevelt in the semifinals, who...
October 14, 2019

Monday Night, October 14, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, October 14, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Baltic def. Dell Rapids, 25-18, 19-25, 25-19, 25-16 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte def. McIntosh, 25-22, 25-10, 23-25, 25-12 Highmore-Harrold def. Wessington Springs, 25-19, 25-23, 26-24 Ipswich def. Mo...
October 14, 2019

Monday Night, October 14, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, October 14, High School Football Scoreboard: Dakota Hills 28, Clark/Willow Lake 14 Florence/Henry 42, Waverly-South Shore 8 Ipswich/Edmunds Central 22, Herreid/Selby Area 0 Langford 44, Estelline/Hendricks 8 New Underwood 20, Lyman 0 Nor...
October 14, 2019

China buys more U.S. soybeans, pork, trade talks viewed differently by U.S., China
WASHINGTON, DC - Chinese importers stepped up purchases of U.S. agricultural goods ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington last week including another wave of soybean deals and the country's record largest weekly purchase of American pork, U.S. data showed on Thursday.Reute...
October 14, 2019

Search resumes for missing plane in Dakotas
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Air Force helicopters brought in to help search for a missing plane and its pilot between South Dakota and North Dakota are scheduled to resume operations. The American News reports that aerial crews including the North Dakota and South Dakota wings o...
October 14, 2019

South Dakota prosecutor apologizes for personal struggles leading to investigation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The prosecutor of South Dakota's most populous county is apologizing after a report raised issues about his behavior. Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan was absent from work without explanation from mid-July through mid-September. Gov....
October 14, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see 1.5 cent drop over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 41.6 cents per gallon lower th...
October 14, 2019

Federal agency to give $12M for Wyoming broadband expansion
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Federal Communications Commission is expected to provide $12.1 million to expand broadband coverage to rural parts of Wyoming over the next decade. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported three companies are expected to receive funds to extend service to more tha...
October 14, 2019

Woman dies in 1-vehicle rollover in Stanley County
HAYES, S.D. — Authorities say a 50-year-old woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash west of Hayes, in Stanley County. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the woman was driving a 2004 Buick LaSabre east on U.S. Highway 14 Saturday morning when she lost control. The car ent...
October 13, 2019

Yellow Jackets reclaim Homestake Trophy with 48-28 victory
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team reclaimed the Homestake Trophy in the 134th meeting between the Yellow Jackets and Hardrockers. The Green and Gold (2-4, 2-4 RMAC) defeated South Dakota School of Mines (1-5, 0-5 RMAC), 48-28, on Saturday even...
October 13, 2019

Slow start dooms Scoopers as Mitchell rolls to 42-23 win
MITCHELL, S.D. - A slow start for the Scoopers allowed Mitchell to jump out to a lead they wouldn't reqlinquish as the Kernels defeated Sturgis 42-23 Saturday night. Both teams opened the game with a fumble before Mitchell would score with 4:27 left in the first quarter on a one...
October 12, 2019

South Dakota State beats Youngstown State 38-28; Coyotes beat Missouri State
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — J'Bore Gibbs threw for a touchdown and ran for two more and South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 38-28 on Saturday night in a battle between two of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision. Gibbs completed 14 of 26 passes for 210 y...
October 12, 2019

Saturday Night, October 12, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, October 12, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Pine Ridge def. Custer, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 Platte-Geddes def. Gregory, 25-22, 25-13, 22-25, 25-17 Chester ChallengeElkton-Lake Benton def. Deubrook, 25-20, 25-14, 25-13 Sioux Valley def. Ar...
October 12, 2019

Friday Night, October 11, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, October 11, High School Football Scoreboard: Baltic 20, Parker 8 Belle Fourche 48, Spearfish 7 Bennett County 8, Pine Ridge 6 Brandon Valley 28, Sioux Falls Washington 7 Bridgewater-Emery 44, Garretson 0 Canistota-Freeman 32, Bon Homme 8...
October 11, 2019

Friday Night, October 11, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, October 11, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Belle Fourche def. Douglas, 25-23, 25-8, 25-19 Sioux Valley def. Beresford, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 26-24 Fargo "Scheels'' Invitational Pool Play Aberdeen Central def. Fargo South, N.D., 25-18, ...
October 11, 2019

Sioux Falls Lincoln wins their fourth straight tennis tournament
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls Lincoln won their fourth straight state girls tennis championship on Friday at the Huether Match Pointe indoor tennis facility in Sioux Falls, SD. Here are the team standings from the event. Rank School Points 1 SF Lincoln 505 ...
October 11, 2019

Bison return to roam new areas of Badlands National Park for the first time since the 1870's
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, SD – Today with 50 people watching, the first snowstorm of the fall laying a blanket of wind-driven snow across the South Dakota prairie, four 2,000 pound bison bulls bolted from the back of a horse trailer onto ground that bison have not roamed sinc...
October 11, 2019

Weekend packed with contests, exhibits, sales at Western Junior
RAPID CITY, SD – The Western Junior Livestock Show and the Western Consumer Science Show are events that pay a bit more attention to the connection between production agriculture and the end product.  Gate to plate is how it’s often characterized. As the 82nd sh...
October 11, 2019

Pilot fails to reach destination, search underway for plane
ABERDEEN, SD - A single-engine plane has been reported missing after it failed to arrive at the Oakes, N.D. Airport. Brown County, S.D. Emergency Manager Scott Meints says the single-engine Cessna left Aberdeen between 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm Wednesday and was heading to Oakes. M...
October 11, 2019

Lincoln Leads 'AA' Girls Tourney After Thursday
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls Lincoln holds a 10-point lead after the first day of the 2019 ‘AA’ girls’ state tennis tournament as they search for their fourth straight state championship as a team. Overall, the Patriots have individual’s in the semi-...
October 10, 2019

Moorcroft Police release timeline of final days of murder victim
MOORCROFT, Wyo. – A transcript from the Moorcroft Police Department has shed some light on the final days of Shayna Ritthaler – the 16-year-old girl who is believed to be the victim found dead in a basement bedroom in a Sturgis area home. Police were initially alerte...
October 10, 2019

Vaping-related illnesses nearly double in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota health officials say the number of vaping-related illnesses reported in the state has nearly doubled in the past two weeks. The South Dakota Department of Health reports the number of cases jumped from six cases at the end of September to 11 cases as ...
October 10, 2019

Three more tribes sign International Buffalo Treaty
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Leaders of three more tribes have signed a treaty guiding restoration of buffalo populations in the U.S. and Canada. The International Buffalo Treaty was the first cross-border tribal treaty in more than 150 years when it was established in 2014. The treaty now ...
October 10, 2019

Game Fish and Parks Commission makes changes to mountain lion and coyote seasons
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks commission made several changes to the mountain lion and coyote hunting season. The commission extended the season within the Black Hills Fire Protection District from Dec. 26 to April 30. The season previously closed on M...
October 10, 2019

Custer sweeps team titles at Black Hills Conference Cross Country Meet
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - The Custer boys and girls cross country teams won the team titles of the Black Hills Conference Cross Country Meet in Belle Fourche Wednesday. On the boys side, Custer took first place with 36 points. St Thomas More was second with 40 followed by Sturgis in...
October 10, 2019

Argument between two teenagers said to have led to fatal shooting
STURGIS, SD – The appearance and demeanor of the 17-year-old standing in the Meade County Court room was in sharp contrast to the crime he is accused of – the violent taking of a life.  Appearing in court this week, charged with second degree murder, Michael Gavi...
October 10, 2019

Season greeting: Fall snowstorm pushing through Great Plains
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A powerful winter-like storm moving through the Great Plains is closing schools and causing travel headaches in multiple states. Winter storm warnings and watches stretch from Wyoming and Montana through western Nebraska and into the Dakotas and Minnesota. For...
October 10, 2019

Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group to begin ambulance district plan
STURGIS, S.D. – After meeting with the Sturgis City Council on Monday night to provide their fundraising update, the Rural Sturgis Ambulance Group met Wednesday night to plan their next step. Fundraising so far has raised around $18,000 – not yet half of what the gro...
October 9, 2019

Governor: No action against Minnehaha prosecutor
PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem said Wednesday that she would take no action against Minnehaha County's top prosecutor despite an investigation that found he might have a drinking problem. Noem asked the attorney general to investigate after Aaron McGowan was absent from w...
October 9, 2019

Teen charged in death of young girl makes initial court appearance
STURGIS, S.D. – The 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with the death of a young girl made his initial court appearance before Judge Kevin Krull Wednesday morning. The state is charging Michael Gavin Campbell with murder in the second degree. His name is being released...
October 9, 2019

Bankrupt Wyoming coal firm under investigation for fraud
CASPER, Wyo. - A new court filing has revealed the federal government began a fraud investigation into coal company Blackjewel LLC prior to the company's sale last week of two Wyoming coal mines. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the document filed Saturday indicates the investiga...
October 9, 2019

North Dakota, EPA allows companies to self-report violations
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota environmental regulators have signed an agreement with the federal government that permits companies to self-report infractions in exchange for exemption from fines. The Bismarck Tribune reports the state Department of Environmental Quality signed a...
October 9, 2019

Yellow Jackets bury Hardrockers in midweek sweep
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University volleyball team swept archrival South Dakota School of Mines, 3-0, in a midweek battle in the hills on Tuesday evening. The Yellow Jackets (7-8, 5-2 RMAC) started out hot, winning set one, 25-12, before going on to take set...
October 9, 2019

At the top of the Badlands Circuit Finals
MINOT, N.D.  – From rookies to established rodeo athletes, the 65th annual Badlands Circuit Finals held October 4-6 in Minot saw some year-long season efforts  topped off with wins and a guaranteed spot at the RAM National Circuit Finals next April. Eli Lord, Stu...
October 9, 2019

Third presidential disaster declaration granted to South Dakota
PIERRE, SD – A third Presidential Disaster Declaration has been approved for South Dakota, covering the damage done by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred June 30-July 21. The declaration will allow federal money to be used to help local government entitie...
October 9, 2019

Soccer Playoffs - Stevens ends Scooper boys and girls season
UNDATED - The South Dakota High School Soccer Playoffs opened on Tuesday. In boys Class AA, Sturgis saw their season come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Rapid City Stevens. Seventh seeded Rapid City Central also dropped their game to Watertown 1-0 and Spearfish fell to Yankton 2-...
October 8, 2019

Sturgis Volleyball strong down the stretch to edge Spearfish
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Sturgis Scoopers got all they could handle from Spearfish Tuesday night, but managed to pull away for a 3 set to 1 victory in high school volleyball. The Scoopers battled back from deficits in all four sets. The two teams battled back and forth in the firs...
October 8, 2019

Tuesday Night, October 8, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, October 8, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. Webster, 10-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-22, 15-8 Alcester-Hudson def. Baltic, 25-19, 25-21, 12-25, 26-28, 15-8 Arlington def. Deuel, 25-8, 25-18, 25-20 Bennett County def. Red ...
October 8, 2019

Mitchell wins first ever girls state tennis title
UNDATED - Mitchell High School won their first girls state tennis championship in history on Tuesday in Sioux Falls. High School tennis became a sanctioned sport in South Dakota in 1973. Of it's history on the girls' side, the state champion has been a Rapid City or Sioux Falls...
October 8, 2019

Roosevelt and Sioux Falls Christian win Class AA and Class A Golf
UNDATED - Sioux Falls Roosevelt and Sioux Falls Christian won state golf championships on Tuesday with Yankton hosting the 'AA' tournament and Vermillion hosting 'A.' As for the individual state titles, Jack Lundin of Roosevelt and Lance Christensen of Little Wound sat atop the...
October 8, 2019

Body found in Blucksberg home could be missing Wyoming girl
STURGIS, S.D. – Authorities in Meade County say a body discovered in a home Monday is believed to be that of a missing Wyoming girl. Sergeant Caleb Deyo with the Meade County Sheriff’s Office says they, along with agents from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Inv...
October 8, 2019

Lawmakers move to legalize hemp, over governor's objection
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota lawmakers are writing a bill to legalize industrial hemp in 2020, despite the governor's stated plan to veto it. The Argus Leader reports that the legislative Hemp Study Committee is working from a failed 2019 bill. The committee met Monday for ...
October 8, 2019

Large purchase of U.S. wheat made from China just ahead of trade talks
WASHINGTON, DC - China has purchased a large volume of American wheat for the first time since the trade war started. Farms.com reports that Chinese buyers bought 130,000 metric tons (MT) of white wheat.Since China placed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. wheat in March 2018, the U.S. ...
October 8, 2019

It's hands-on at Western Family Consumer Science Show
RAPID CITY, SD – In this day and age of ‘global everything,’ there is one particular show that for the past 57 years has been advocating home-grown, home-made and local.  The Western Family Consumer Science Show Oct 9-12 on the Pennington County Fairgrounds...
October 8, 2019

Rapid City Council deadlocks on pedestrian crosswalk study
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A council deadlock means, for now anyway, there will be no study for a more pedestrian friendly crosswalk at Rapid City’s Sixth Street and Omaha. The Rapid City Council on Monday couldn’t break a 5-5 deadlock on the matter. The community developme...
October 8, 2019

Sturgis Council gets rally numbers; receives update on ambulance fundraising
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Council members heard the financial report for the 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at their first meeting of the month Monday. The Sturgis Rally brought in a total of $2,022,931 this year and spent approximately $636,000 in charitable donations. The ...
October 8, 2019

Family, friends kick off 4-H Month during Western Junior
RAPID CITY, SD – There is no other show of its kind.  And few – if any – that can claim 82 consecutive years. The Western Junior Livestock Show (WJLS) will welcome a record number of entries to the Pennington County Fairgrounds, October 9-12 in Rapid City. ...
October 8, 2019

Two plead guilty to selling drugs in exchange for casino points
MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to federal charges of selling prescription drugs to a casino employee in South Dakota in exchange for reward points. Fifty-eight-year-old Meinrad Medicine and 65-year-old Carlene Cloke entered the pleas to felony distrib...
October 8, 2019

Monday Night, October 7, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, October 7, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Bon Homme def. Hanson, 8-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-8 Bridgewater-Emery def. Irene-Wakonda, 25-19, 25-7, 25-20 Corsica/Stickney def. Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, ...
October 7, 2019

Get ready - potent winter like storm could blast the region
STURGIS, S.D. - As people remember Winter Storm Atlas that tore through the region six years ago, a potent winter storm that could bring heavy, wet snow is poised to strike Wednesday night into Thursday. Forecasters say a strong cold front and upper level system will cross the r...
October 7, 2019

Swedish teen climate activist rallies crowd in South Dakota
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden urged politicians Monday at a South Dakota appearance to listen to indigenous people on climate change. Greta Thunberg spoke at a rally in Rapid City that attracted hundreds of people. She spoke out agains...
October 7, 2019

Authorities resume search for missing South Dakota hunter
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Authorities have resumed the search for a hunter who has been missing for nearly a week in western South Dakota. A Pennington County sheriff's spokeswoman says search and rescue workers resumed looking for 66-year-old Larry Genzlinger on Monday after tak...
October 7, 2019

Teenage runaway leads authorities on chase in stolen car
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities say a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle ended in a crash at Box Elder Monday. The Pennington County Sheriff's Office reported that a 16-year-old female runaway had stolen a vehicle and led authorities on a chase that ended in a crash at Interstate...
October 7, 2019

South Dakota High School Volleyball Poll for week of October 7
UNDATED - Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Oct. 7, 2019. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. Class AA1. Watertown (19)    14-1    99    12. O'Gorma...
October 7, 2019

South Dakota High School Football Poll for Week of October 7
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Oct. 7 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and last week’s ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.   Class 11AAA 1. SF Rooseve...
October 7, 2019

Girls Class A State Tennis Tournament wraps up first day
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Yankton leads the team standings after the first day of the girls Class A State Tournament in Sioux Falls. Here are day one results: TEAM SCORES: 1, Yankton, 300; 2, Mitchell, 279; 3, Aberdeen Roncalli, 238; 4, RC Christian, 231; 5, Milbank, 214.5; 6, Pierre...
October 7, 2019

Class AA and Class A Boys State Golf Tournament wraps up day one
UNDATED - The Boys Golf Championships are underway this week for two of South Dakota's high school classes, Class AA in Yankton and Class A in Vermillion. At the end of the first day, Sioux Falls Roosevelt leads in Class AA, while Sioux Falls Christian leads in Class A. The Cla...
October 7, 2019

South Dakota native commanding new warship
SPEARFISH, S.D. - A South Dakota native has taken command of the Navy's newest warship. The USS Cincinnati combat ship was commissioned last week in Gulf Port, Mississippi. Jedediah Kloppel, a 1996 graduate of Spearfish High School, is the ship's new commander. Kloppel says his...
October 7, 2019

Officer involved shooting in Sioux Falls under investigation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls' police chief says an officer-involved shooting began with a call involving an assault with a weapon. Chief Matt Burns said at a briefing Monday two officers are on administrative leave as a result of the shooting Sunday night in which the suspec...
October 7, 2019

South Dakota gas prices fall 4.5 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.50/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 5.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 39.0 cents per gallon lower th...
October 7, 2019

First round matchups set for South Dakota Soccer playoffs
UNDATED - Brackets have been released for first round playoff action in South Dakota High School Soccer. In the boys Class AA Bracket, the Sturgis Scoopers will open the playoffs at Rapid City Stevens. Stevens is the sixth seed and Sturgis drew the 11th seed. Spearfish, the nu...
October 7, 2019

Girl remains missing, search expands to South Dakota
MOORCROFT, WY — The search for a missing Wyoming girl continues in northwest South Dakota. Shayna Ritthaler was last seen getting into a vehicle at the Coffee Cup in Moorcroft on October 3 around 12:36p.m. Police say that Ritthaler may now be travelling on foot in the are...
October 7, 2019

Wild horse roundup planned in Wyoming
WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. officials plan to round up hundreds of wild horses in northern Wyoming.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday the roundup will happen on or around Oct. 17 in a remote area 35 miles northwest of Worland.  BLM officials say the ...
October 7, 2019

Tops in Minot; Rodeo determines Badlands champs
MINOT, N.D. – The cowboys and the cowgirls came to Minot to play, and they did. For the 65th year, the Minot (N.D.) Y’s Men’s Rodeo took place, hosting the RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Center Oct. 4-6. Ninety cowboys and cowgirls converg...
October 6, 2019

BHSU Volleyball uses big third set rally to get road win at UCCS; School of Mines gets upset over Orediggers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Black Hills State University volleyball team used a big third set rally to take down the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 3-1, on Saturday evening. The Mountain Lions (6-9, 4-3 RMAC) took the first set, 25-21, before the Yellow Jacke...
October 6, 2019

Patrol identifies woman who died in Spearfish Canyon crash
SPEARFISH, S.D. — Authorities have identified a 57-year-old woman who died in a pickup crash in Spearfish Canyon. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says Robin Stensgard, of Lead, was killed Wednesday afternoon when she went off the road while trying to make a left-hand turn ...
October 6, 2019

Swedish teen climate activist touring Dakotas reservations
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — A 16-year-old climate activist who garnered international attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting American Indian reservations in the Dakotas to talk about oil pipelines. Greta Thunberg appeared Sunday in a youth panel ...
October 6, 2019

Another day of searching for missing hunter comes up empty
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A fresh coat of snow greeted searchers Saturday morning as they began another day of searching for a hunter reported missing in the Deerfield Lake area. Larry Genzlinger of Howard hasn't been seen since failing to report back from elk hunting with his nephew o...
October 5, 2019

CSU-Pueblo Outlasts Hardrockers, 21-13
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota School of Mines football team played another very competitive game Saturday against the No. 18 ranked Colorado State – Pueblo Thunderwolves on Dunham Field at O'Harra Stadium, but couldn't find the result they were looking for as the Hard...
October 5, 2019

BHSU Football falls on the road to Trailblazers
ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Black Hills State University football team scored first, but ultimately fell to Dixie State University, 55-22, on Saturday afternoon.   The Yellow Jackets (1-4, 1-4 RMAC) got the ball first, and had an impressive drive. They took 4:26 off the cl...
October 5, 2019

South Dakota wins Homecoming, blanks Indiana State, 38-0; SDSU shuts down Southern Illinois
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Austin Simmons ran for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth as South Dakota shutout Indiana State, 38-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools Saturday. The shutout was the first in a Dakota Days homecoming game since 2004, whe...
October 5, 2019

Saturday Night, October 5, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, October 5, high school volleyball scoreboard: Bennett County def. Jones County, 25-12, 25-20, 25-15 Brandon Valley def. Aberdeen Central, 25-17, 18-25, 29-31, 25-22, 15-11 Lac qui Parle Valley, Minn. def. Milbank Area, 25-17, 26-24, 25-12...
October 5, 2019

Over two dozen black-footed ferrets released at Wind Cave National Park
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) - More black-footed ferrets have been released at Wind Cave National park in southwestern South Dakota. The National Park Service says 29 ferrets were released into their new home at the park on Thursday. The ferrets will add to the park's est...
October 5, 2019

Scoopers score big win over Yankton Friday Night
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis scored a touchdown on a fourth down and long with :20 seconds left to pull off a big win against Yankton in Friday night football. The 43-yard touchdown for Kaden Phillips came on a fourth and 11 with less than :30 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The...
October 4, 2019

Friday Night, October 4, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday night, October 4, High School Football Scoreboard: Arlington/Lake Preston 64, Baltic 20 Beresford 34, Flandreau 6 Bon Homme 23, Gregory 7 Britton-Hecla 40, Waubay 20 Brookings 41, Mitchell 7 Burke 54, Corsica/Stickney 14 Canistota 50, Castlewo...
October 4, 2019

Friday Night, October 4, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, October 4, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. Belle Fourche, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16 Twin Cities TournamentPool PlayWhite PoolRapid City Stevens def. McCook, Neb., 25-13, 25-8 Rapid City Stevens def. Scottsbluff, Neb., 25...
October 4, 2019

Forget the tailgate...find a seat at the Loud for the CBS broadcast of Xtreme Broncs Finals
STURGIS, SD – It’s so much more than just a replay of a groundbreaking event. The production of the nationally televised PRCA Xtreme Broncs Finals, filmed in Rapid City this summer during the Central States Fair, is a tribute, says fair manager, Ron Jeffries. &ldquo...
October 4, 2019

Rush investigating possible bookkeeping theft
RAPID CITY, S.D.  – A criminal investigation involving the Rapid City Rush hockey team is reportedly under way after the new ownership, Spire Sports Entertainment, discovered major financial improprieties and contacted authorities. The new owners of Rapid City's Rush ...
October 4, 2019

FBI report shows violent crime declining in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. - The estimated number of violent crimes is down in South Dakota. U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons said Friday the newly-released FBI crime report shows the number of violent crimes in South Dakota in 2018 dropped for the first time in five years, declining about 5% compa...
October 4, 2019

Short pursuit of suspect in stolen vehicle ends with crash
STURGIS, S.D. – Meade County Sheriff officials say they are searching for a suspect after a high speed chase that occurred last night. Sheriff Ron Merwin says authorities tracked down a stolen car on North Haines Avenue, and as they attempted a stop, the suspect driving th...
October 4, 2019

Strong prices at 74th Newell Ram Show & Sale
NEWELL, SD - The 74th offering of rams and ewes sold at the Newell Ram Show & Sale brought some stout prices and keen interest from producers who came from six states to bid on the progressive genetics the event is known to bring to the show and sale ring.   BREED&...
October 4, 2019

Search for missing hunter resumes Friday
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says they will be out searching for a missing hunter again today. The search for 66-year-old Larry Genzlinger wrapped up Thursday night after several hours of searching. Roughly 35 people are helping search al...
October 4, 2019

Rapid City Central wins team title at West River Challenge Golf Tournament
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City Central captured the team title of the West River Challenge at Meadowbrook Golf Course Thursday. Central finished with a 185 followed by Rapid City Stevens in second with a 190 and Spearfish in third with a 192. Douglas and Sturgis rounded out the t...
October 4, 2019

Cutler, Clarkson win Sturgis Invitational Cross Country Race
STURGIS, S.D. - The annual Sturgis Invitational Cross Country race was held Thursday under sunny skies at Fort Meade. Winning the girls varsity race was Abby Cutler, an eighth grader from Hill City, in a time of 18:53.6. Sophmore Hailey Uhre of Rapid City Stevens finished second...
October 3, 2019

Scoopers down Douglas in four sets
BOX ELDER, S.D. - For the third time in two weeks, the Scoopers got by the Douglas Patriots in high school volleyball. The Scoopers opened Thursday night's match with a 25-19 win. In the second set, Douglas came back to beat the Scoopers 23-25. But Sturgis would rebound and take...
October 3, 2019

Thursday Night, October 3, Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Mitchell, 25-16, 25-20, 25-10 Arlington def. Colman-Egan, 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-13 Bon Homme def. Menno, 25-14, 25-17, 18-25, 27-25 Bridgewater-Emery def. Alcester-Hudson,...
October 3, 2019

Thursday Night, October 3, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, October 3, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Spearfish 9, St Thomas More 2 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 2, Brandon Valley 0 GIRLS SOCCER: Spearfish 0, St Thomas More 0 (DRAW) Aberdeen Central 3, Mitchell 0...
October 3, 2019

Rally organizers hold 2019 post rally summit
STURGIS, S.D. – The 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Post-Rally Summit was held today. The annual get together of rally organizers featured a recap on this year’s event and begins the process of looking ahead to next year. Sturgis Rally Director Jerry Cole says the 79t...
October 3, 2019

One vehicle crash in Lawrence County results in fatality
SPEARFISH, S.D. – One woman died Wednesday afternoon  in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Spearfish. The name of the person involved is not being released at this time pending notification of family members. A 1988 Chevrolet K1500 pickup truck was southbound on U.S. ...
October 3, 2019

Highway Patrol says icy roads lead to morning accidents
RAPID CITY, S.D.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says with overnight temperatures in the 30s, authorities responded to a hand full of accidents Thursday morning due to slippery roads. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says they responded to a number of accidents on bridges a...
October 3, 2019

Search continues for missing hunter
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The search for a missing hunter continues into its second day. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office brought in the Wolfpack Working Dogs to help with the search today. The hunter, 66-year-old Larry Genzlinger of Howard, South Dakota, hasn’...
October 3, 2019

Beef checkoff funds awarded for 2020
CENTENNIAL, CO - The Beef Checkoff Program budget for 2020 was released recently. Outlined is how cattle producers’ $40,900,000 in research and promotion funds made possible through the $1 per head check off program, will be spent in the coming year. The Cattlemen’s ...
October 3, 2019

Truckers protest rules, insurance, safety equipment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A group of truckers plans to drive slowly on interstates  on Thursday to raise awareness of issues facing the trucking industry. The “slow roll” protest involving a line of semi-trucks driving at reduced speed will loop around Siou...
October 3, 2019

Legal challenges continue against Indian Child Welfare Act
NEW ORLEANS, LA (AP) - Families and states looking to change a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children are pushing for a new hearing. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Te...
October 3, 2019

Noem joins Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Fort Meade VA Tour
STURGIS, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem, along with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, were in Sturgis Wednesday visiting the Fort Meade VA Medical Center. Wilkie and Noem toured the facility in the morning to meet one-on-one with veterans receiving care. 90 pe...
October 3, 2019

Authorities searching for hunter in the Black Hills
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Numerous agencies are now searching for a missing and endangered hunter near Deerfield Lake. Larry Genzlinger, 66, from Howard, South Dakota, was last seen at 2pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019. He was elk hunting with his nephew in the area of Six Mile Road and Ditc...
October 2, 2019

Parents of autistic son take restraint lawsuit to high court
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Parents who say their son was improperly restrained at a children's hospital and school have taken their case to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Neil and Deb Graff are suing Children's Care Hospital and School on behalf of their autistic son over its use of ...
October 2, 2019

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue talks trade, losing small ag operations
MADISON, WI -  During a town hall meeting in Madison this week, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue fielded an array of comments ranging from plant-based meats to federal marketing systems. Trade was among the main topics during the forum - held as part of the World Dairy E...
October 2, 2019

USDA reports Chinese purchase of 600,000 tons of U.S. soybeans
WASHINGTON, DC - China bought more American soybeans on Monday as the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported stockpiles of the crop were smaller than traders expected, sending futures prices to nine-week highs. Corn futures approached a seven-week high after the USDA report also...
October 2, 2019

Crawford Livestock to host first WLAC qualifying event
OVERLAND PARK, KS - Qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) will get underway Oct. 11.  Hosting the first of three regional qualifying events is Crawford Livestock Market, LLC, Crawford, NB. Opening ceremonies will commence at 10 a.m. (MDT) w...
October 2, 2019

Oil and gas lease auction brings in over $340,000
BILLINGS, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana/Dakotas raised over $340,000 in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale held online September 24. Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs – in...
October 2, 2019

Two women indicted for federal counts in pipeline
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two women accused of damaging valves and setting fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states have been indicted on federal charges in the case. Federal prosecutors for Iowa said Tuesday that a grand jury on Sep...
October 2, 2019

Texas authorities capture 2nd escaped Wyoming inmate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Authorities in Texas have captured a second inmate who escaped a correctional facility in Wyoming. Wyoming Department of Corrections officials say Robert Simpson was arrested in Dallas on Tuesday. He and Jason Green escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Ca...
October 2, 2019

Supreme Court considering sentence of man convicted of killing convenience store clerk
VERMILLION, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court will take under advisement the 90-year sentence for a Rapid City man who pleaded guilty to killing a convenience store clerk when he was 17. Carlos Quevedo is now 20 and pleaded guilty to second murder in the stabbing death of Ka...
October 2, 2019

Tuesday Night, October 1, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, October 1, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Colome, 27-25, 25-17, 25-14 Avon def. Scotland, 25-19, 27-25, 22-25, 25-13 Beresford def. Lennox, 25-11, 20-25, 25-15, 25-15 Brookings def. Yankton, 25-12, ...
October 1, 2019

Tuesday Night, October 1, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, October 1, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 5, Douglas/RC Christian 2 Spearfish 2, Rapid City Stevens 1 Hot Springs 3, Belle Fourche 2 GIRLS SOCCER: Sturgis 5, Douglas/RC Christian 1 Rapid City Stevens 7, Spearfish 2...
October 1, 2019

One of professional rodeos star events, the Xtreme Broncs Finals airs on CBS, viewing party planned
RAPID CITY, SD – A re-play of all the arena action during  the first-ever PRCA  Xtreme Broncs Finals will be on the big screens and in surround sound for a ‘Watch Party’ set for this weekend at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis, SD. The CBS Sport...
October 1, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory out for southeast Montana, northern Wyoming
STURGIS, S.D. – The area’s first taste of winter has led to the season’s first Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Montana and extreme northern Wyoming. Forecasters say periods of snow for the area will continue into Wednesday and Wednesday night and taper of...
October 1, 2019

Custer wins Region 4A Golf title
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Custer captured the Region 4A Golf Title Monday at Hart Ranch Golf Course. The Wildcats took first place with St Thomas More in second and Hot Springs in third. Senior Austin Eggers of Custer won individual medalist honors, finishing the day with an 80. Lance...
October 1, 2019

Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view
OMAHA, Neb. - A new report says a September survey of business supply manager suggests a slump in economic growth is continuing for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index fell further below growth neutral, hitting...
October 1, 2019

Judge rules Rapid City laws governing adult oriented businesses are unconstitutional
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A judge has ruled some of Rapid City’s laws regarding sexually oriented businesses are unconstitutional and cannot be imposed on a store that challenged their legality. The ruling is a win for David Eliason, who runs Dick and Jane’s Super Spo...
October 1, 2019

Remains of North Dakota sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The remains of a North Dakota sailor who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are coming home for burial at the state's Veterans Cemetery. KFGO-TV reports that the remains of Radioman 2nd Class Floyd Wells were identified in June. His remai...
October 1, 2019

Man stabbled at VFW in Custer
CUSTER, S.D. - A man was stabbed several times and an arrest has been made in an incident that occured late Friday. After the altercation at the Custer Veterans of Foreign Wars Post around 11:35pm, the victim was able to call 911 moments later to report the stabbing. He was...
October 1, 2019

Interior Secretary in North Dakota to meet with landowners
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is coming to North Dakota next week to discuss efforts to establish a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and talk with landowners about property rights. Bernhardt is scheduled to hold a round table...
October 1, 2019

Woman burning love letters sparks fire
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It seems this love was too hot to handle. Police  say a 19-year-old woman sparked an apartment fire by burning love letters from her ex in her bedroom.According to police,  the woman used a butane torch to burn the letters and left some of th...
October 1, 2019

Rapid City police investigating weekend vandalism spree
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police In Rapid City are investigating another round of vandalism over the weekend. Police say several vehicles were vandalized in the early hours of Sunday morning. At about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, the Rapid City Police Department was alerted to several vehi...
September 30, 2019

Rapid City authorities seek suspect in connection with apartment fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for a fire in an apartment on the 900 block of Explorer Street early Friday morning. A warrant was issued Monday for 27-year-old Konacin Black Elk, charging him with first degree arson. Frida...
September 30, 2019

South Dakota Media High School Football Poll for week of September 30
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 30 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.  Class 11AAA1. Brandon Valley (20) 4-1 112 1 2. SF Roosevelt (...
September 30, 2019

South Dakota Media High School Volleyball Poll for week of September 30
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Here is the South Dakota media volleyball poll. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking.  Class AA1. Watertown (15) 12-1 83 1 2. O'Gorman (2) 11-1 70 2 3. S.F. Washington 10-3 48 3 4. Aberdeen ...
September 30, 2019

Oglala Sioux ban e-cigarettes on Pine Ridge Reservation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned the sale, possession and use of e-cigarettes on the Pine Ridge Reservation amid a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports the tribal council approved the ban last w...
September 30, 2019

Hot Springs wins Cheer, RCC wins dance at Sturgis Invite
STURGIS, S.D. - The annual Scooper Spirit Invite was held at West Gymnasium Monday night. Hot Springs won Grand Champion Cheer, finishing with a total of 116.5 points. Belle Fourche finished in second with 112 and Sturgis was third with 99 points. Rapid City Central took the to...
September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, September 30, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Menno, 25-10, 25-15, 24-26, 25-8 Avon def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-10, 25-11, 25-4 Baltic def. Tri-Valley, 25-16, 24-26, 25-13, 25-23 Chester def. Deub...
September 30, 2019

One of two escaped Wyoming inmates has been caught in Texas
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - One of two escaped Wyoming inmates has been caught in Texas. The Wyoming Department of Corrections says inmate Jason Green was apprehended Sunday in Mesquite, Texas. It says inmate Robert Simpson remains at large and is potentially still in the Mesquite and gre...
September 30, 2019

Rapid City fire crews knock down fire in building under construction
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City fire crews quickly knocked down a fire in a Main Street building Monday morning. Fire crews responded to the call in the 200 block of Main Street just before 9:00 a.m. Monday. The fire inside the old Black Hills Federal Credit Union building ...
September 30, 2019

SD seeks comments on proposed fee increases to state parks
PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota parks saw a decrease in usage this year because of spring flood damage. And now state residents are being asked to comment on a proposed rate increase.As of July 1, revenue from user fees for entrance and camping were down by nearly $2 million compared...
September 30, 2019

US hog and pig inventory highest on record
WASHINGTON, DC - United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2019 was 77.7 million head. This was up 3 percent from September 1, 2018, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2019. This is the highest September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs since the estimates began in ...
September 30, 2019

Cattlemen's Rally set to protest unfair market practices
OMAHA, NB – Ranchers continue to press the Trump administration to address what they say are unfair market practices in the beef supply chain that adversely affects the commercial producer. A Cattlemen’s Rally is set for Oct. 2 in Omaha, intended to call attention to...
September 30, 2019

Nation's farmers ask Trump to defend ethanol, stop RFS waivers
PIERRE, SD - South Dakota Corn Growers Association was one of 23 state corn organizations to send a letter to President Trump, calling on him to follow the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The letter to the President comes on the heels of the Trump Administr...
September 30, 2019

National 4-H Week theme is Inspire Kids to Do
BROOKINGS, SD - The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. South Dakota 4-H (with more than 9,200 4-H youth and 2,500 youth and adult volunteers) will ob...
September 30, 2019

Supreme Court hears Buffalo Chip municipality arguments today
VERMILLION, SD – The Buffalo Chip Campground will be asking the South Dakota Supreme Court to allow it to remain a municipality. Arguments are scheduled to be heard Sept. 30 before South Dakota’s Supreme Court in Vermillion, in the more than four-year-old legal battle...
September 30, 2019

Authorities identify victim of Spearfish structure fire
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Authorities have identified the person who died in a fire in Spearfish early Wednesday morning. In a release, Spearfish Fire and Police identified the victim as 45-year-old Robert Douglas Brockley. Firefighters pulled Brockley from the burning mobile home and...
September 28, 2019

Board of Regents Releases Fall Enrollment for 2019
PIERRE, S.D. –Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down 3 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students for the Fall 2019term—based on total...
September 28, 2019

Enrollment down 4-percent at Black Hills State University
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Enrollment at Black Hills State University is down 4 percent this year, which aligns with decreasing enrollment trends across the state and region. This fall 3,858 students are enrolled at BHSU. Most of the decline at BHSU is attributed to a decrease in the num...
September 28, 2019

Democrat Ahlers to run for US Senate seat in South Dakota
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (AP) — A businessman and former Democratic state lawmaker is running for U.S. Senate in South Dakota. Dan Ahlers, of Dell Rapids, has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to seek the seat. The 45-year-old Ahlers plans to formally announce ...
September 28, 2019

Pine Ridge doctor accused of sex crimes guilty on all counts
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A former South Dakota Indian Health Services pediatrician accused of child sexual abuse has been convicted on all eight counts. Jurors deliberated for about four hours Friday before finding Stanley Weber guilty of sexually abusing Native American childre...
September 28, 2019

College Volleyball - Yellow Jackets topple Cowgirls to complete weekend sweep; Hardrockers fall to Thunderwolves
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University volleyball team defeated New Mexico Highlands, 3-2, in a thrilling five-set match on Saturday evening. The Yellow Jackets won the first set (25-18), before dropping the second (18-25) and third sets (17-25). The home team w...
September 28, 2019

Jackets win defensive battle over Skyhawks; Hardrockers fall to Dixie State
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team defeated Fort Lewis College, 13-7, in a defensive battle on a windy Saturday afternoon for Swarm Days. The Skyhawks (2-2, 2-2 RMAC) had the ball first, and marched down the field in nine plays, using 4:10 of ...
September 28, 2019

Saturday Night, September 28, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, September 27, High School Football Scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Yankton, 25-18, 25-9, 25-12 Huron def. Brookings, 25-12, 25-10, 25-10 Northwestern def. Waubay/Summit, 25-10, 25-6, 25-8 Watertown def. Harrisburg, 25-10, 25-12, 25-21 ...
September 28, 2019

Friday Night, September 27, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 27, High School Football Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. McLaughlin, forfeit Arlington/Lake Preston 56, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 12 Baltic 31, Hanson 16 Belle Fourche 50, Pine Ridge 0 Bon Homme 36, Kimball/White Lake 18 Brandon...
September 28, 2019

Friday Night, September 27, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 27, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Lakota Nation InvitationalPool PlayPool ACheyenne-Eagle Butte def. Marty Indian, 25-13, 25-13 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte def. Crow Creek, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte def. Crazy Horse, ...
September 28, 2019

Army Corps delays plan to charge for US reservoir water
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Trump administration has delayed an Obama-era proposal that could allow the federal government to charge for water drawn from reservoirs it manages. Army Assistant Secretary for Civil Works R.D. James says in a memo Monday that the U.S. Army Corps...
September 27, 2019

Storm could bring record snow to areas of Rocky Mountains
HELENA, MT (AP) — Meteorologists say a storm forecast to last three days across the northern Rocky Mountains may dump a record amount of snow in some areas. National Weather Service meteorologists say the storm moving in Friday will also bring high winds that cause blizzar...
September 27, 2019

South Dakota jails more people than any other state
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative highlights the need for criminal justice reform in South Dakota. Criminal justice reform is an issue across the country and part of campaign platforms for 2020 2020 political candidates. South Dakota jails more p...
September 27, 2019

Wyoming man killed in motorcycle accident
SHERIDAN, Wyo. – A Gillette, WY man was killed in a motorcycle crash last weekend. The motorcycle was traveling north of Sheridan, WY on Highway 345 when the rider lost control and left the roadway and later died of his his injuries after being transported to Sheridan Memo...
September 27, 2019

Escapees still at large, stolen pickup recovered
CHEYENNE, Wyo.  - Officials from the Laramie Police Department have confirmed that a truck believed to have been stolen by two inmate escapees from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle was discovered abandoned in front of a construction company in Laramie....
September 27, 2019

Rapid City School District gets low marks in standardized tests
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Following a state-wide trend, the Rapid City School District’s annual  South Dakota Education report card gives the district below par marks in English, Math, and Science. The report says 51 percent of Rapid City District students are proficie...
September 27, 2019

High School Soccer Scores for Thursday, September 26
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 26, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 2, Hot Springs 1 Huron 4, Mitchell 2 Brookings 2, Pierre 0 GIRLS SOCCER: Pierre 3, Brookings 1 Mitchell 4, Huron 0...
September 26, 2019

Thursday Night, September 26, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 26, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Pierre, 25-23, 20-25, 25-18, 26-24 Aberdeen Christian def. North Central, 10-25, 25-13, 25-23, 26-24 Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-16,...
September 26, 2019

Scoopers sweep Douglas in Thursday night Volleyball
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Scoopers swept Douglas in three sets in Thursday night volleyball action. The Scoopers won the first set 25-16, the second set 25-18 and the third set 25-14. Savannah Jones helped lead the Scoopers with 5 kills, 10 assists and 3 aces. Sarah Janz, Kyl...
September 26, 2019

NCBA President testifies to Congress on state of cattle industry
WASHINGTON, DC - Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, testified this week about the current state of the cattle industry before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.Topics ranged from the effects of the recent fire...
September 26, 2019

China issues waivers to importers to purchase U.S. soybeans
WASHINGTON, DC - China has given new waivers to several importers to buy U.S. soybeans exempt from retaliatory tariffs, in a goodwill gesture ahead of high-level trade talks next month, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The waivers, offered in two batches, tot...
September 26, 2019

Custer State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 54th annual Buffalo Roundup and 26th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park later this month. The Buffalo Roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 27. The Arts Festival will run from...
September 26, 2019

State's sheep industry heads into 82nd convention
SPEARFISH, SD – Just coming off of two very successful seasonal sales,  the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association will welcome optimistic sheep producers and related service industries to its 82nd Annual Convention Sept. 27-28  in Spearfish. “I think there...
September 26, 2019

Noem says student test scores are disappointing
PIERRE, SD - South Dakota Gov. Kristin Noem said she is disappointed in recent statewide standardized test scores indicating that just over half of students were proficient in English language and fewer than half showed proficiency in math and science. The results of the South D...
September 26, 2019

Missing teen from Missouri found in South Dakota after chase
EDMUNDSON, Mo. - Authorities have found a missing 16-year-old suburban St. Louis girl safe and apprehended a family friend whom police described as "physically violent" after a pursuit, crash and search in South Dakota. Police in Edmundson, Missouri, said in a news release tha...
September 26, 2019

Stockgrowers happy about Thune's COOL fight
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association wants to commend Senator John Thune as he stood up and fought for cattle producers when he reaffirmed his support for COOL and more transparency within the markets during a Senate Ag Committee hearing Sept. 25th. In res...
September 25, 2019

Body of Man missing since Saturday found in Black Elk Wilderness
CUSTER, S.D. - Authorities in Custer County say they have found a missing man. Custer County Emergency Management says the body of Torger Anders Henckel was located around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Black Elk Wilderness. It appears Henckel died from an apparent fall. The 22-ye...
September 25, 2019

Man arrested in Yellowstone accused of threat
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Investigators say a North Dakota man arrested in Yellowstone National Park threatened to shoot as many as 20 people in an Idaho office if his wife didn't identify a man he suspected of having "emotional affair" with her. Park rangers arrested 44-year-old Joshua ...
September 25, 2019

Thune pleased with trade deal reached with Japan
WASHINGTON - South Dakota Senator John Thune says he's pleased with a new trade deal that has been reached with Japan. On Wednesday, the Trump Administration announced they had reached agreements to modernize and strengthen trade relationships with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of J...
September 25, 2019

Spearfish man dies in early morning fire
SPEARFISH, S.D. – A Spearfish man has died after suffering injuries in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning. Spearfish fire crews were called to the structure fire shortly before 7:00 a.m. Wednesday at 1110 Roughlock Lane. First arriving fire crews found an active st...
September 25, 2019

Yankton Sioux ask for Guard to assist with more flooding, state says other resources available
LAKE ANDES, SD - Continued flooding in Lake Andes has the Yankton Sioux Tribe fighting the flooding battle, too. They've been experiencing flooding since March. Within the last two weeks, the water has risen to even higher levels. Tribal Chairman Robert Flying Hawk sent a Sept. ...
September 25, 2019

Consoer and Jones win Hot Springs Cross Country event
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - The Hot Springs Invitational Cross Country race was held Tuesday at Southern Hills Golf Course. Winning the boys race was Adam Consoer of Hot Springs, who finished in a time of 16 minutes, 59.77 seconds. Placing second was Sawyer Clarkson of Belle Fourche. W...
September 25, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 24, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday, September 24, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 2, St Thomas More 0 Rapid City Stevens 1, Rapid City Central 1 (DRAW) GIRLS SOCCER: Sturgis 0, St Thomas More 0 (DRAW) Rapid City Stevens 2, Rapid City Central 0...
September 25, 2019

SD Army National Guard names Soldier, NCO of the Year
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Army National Guard selected four enlisted Soldiers and six non-commissioned officers to compete in the state's Best Warrior Competition in Sturgis and Rapid City earlier in September, to identify the next Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer o...
September 25, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 24, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, September 24, high school volleyball scoreboard: Aberdeen Christian def. Waubay/Summit, 25-21, 26-24, 25-20 Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 26-24 Beresford def. Elk Point-Jefferson, 25-13, 25-...
September 24, 2019

Scooper Volleyball sweeps Spearfish Tuesday Night
STURGIS, S.D. - Sturgis won the first matchup with one of their biggest rivals Tuesday as they swept Spearfish in three straight sets in high school volleyball. The Scoopers won in sets of 25-16, 25-18, 25-21. Savannah Jones had a big night for the Scoopers, scoring 8 kills, 1...
September 24, 2019

South Dakota group considers possible changes to drug laws
PIERRE, S.D. — A legislative committee is reviewing South Dakota's drug laws before the 2020 session to determine whether changes need to be made. The Argus Leader reports that FBI data shows the state led the nation in per capita drug-related arrests in 2017. The committ...
September 24, 2019

Man reported missing in Black Elk Wilderness
CUSTER, S.D. - Authorities in Custer County are searching for a Rapid City man last seen on Saturday. The search for 22-year-old Torger Anders Henckel is in the Black Elk Wilderness Area, around Little Devils Tower Trailhead off Highway 16A in Custer County. According to Custer...
September 24, 2019

Jury selected as testimony begins in IHS pediatrician case
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A jury has been selected in the trial of a former Indian Health Services pediatrician accused of sexually assaulting young male patients. The trial began Monday, Sept. 23, at the federal courthouse in Rapid City. According to federal prosecutors, Stanley Webe...
September 24, 2019

Police say remains are of teen missing for more than 6 years
DICKINSON, N.D. - Authorities say human remains found in western North Dakota in December are those of a 15-year-old boy who was reported missing in the Dickinson area more than six years ago. The Stark County Sherriff's Office says the remains of Edward Stubbs, also known as As...
September 24, 2019

Legislation introduced to bolster labeling of bison meat
WASHINGTON, DC – What’s in a name? Plenty, say buffalo producers who have increasingly become aware of water buffalo meat indigenous to South Asia and Africa being labeled simply as buffalo or bison which is found only in North America.  The largest populations a...
September 24, 2019

Love of books, community earn Moore Peterson Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
STURGIS, SD – As a youngster, Sturgis Public Library Director Julie Moore Peterson would spend most of her time around books.  Growing up in Brookings, SD, she found the local library as a safe and expressive haven for filling the hours between school and home. It&rsq...
September 24, 2019

Sturgis wins Dance, Hot Springs Cheer at Custer Invitational
CUSTER, S.D. - In competitive cheer and dance competition, Sturgis had a good turnout at the Custer Invitational. Sturgis won the Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop competition and placed fourth in Cheer. Hot Springs won Grand Champion Cheer and Sturgis, with their multiple first place fin...
September 24, 2019

Spearfish wins Black Hills Conference Golf Tournament
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Spearfish Spartans captured the team title of the Black Hills Conference Golf Tournament Monday. The Spartans finished with a 330 to claim the crown. Custer was second with a 360 and St Thomas More finished in third with a 427. Winning individual medalist...
September 24, 2019

High School Softball - Stevens and Central gets wins
RAPID CITY, S.D. - In girls high school softball, Rapid City Stevens and Rapid City Central picked up wins over Douglas Monday night. Stevens scored four runs in the second inning and added three more in the third to role to a 11-3 victory. Rapid City Central pitched a shut out...
September 24, 2019

Deadwood gaming industry hopes to put sports betting before voters
DEADWOOD, S.D.  - Deadwood casino owners are again mounting an effort to put sports betting on the ballot and before South Dakota voters. A similar attempt during last year’s legislative session failed. Thirteen states in the U.S. – including Iowa - have legal s...
September 24, 2019

Monday Night, September 23, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, September 23, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Alcester-Hudson def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-6, 25-9, 25-12 Dakota Valley def. Yankton, 25-12, 25-10, 25-12 Estelline/Hendricks def. Hamlin, 25-21, 25-12, 25-19 Garretson def. Flandreau I...
September 23, 2019

South Dakota Media Weekly High School Football Poll for Week of Sept. 23
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 23 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.  Class 11AAA1. Brandon Valley (21) 3-1 112 1 2. SF Roosevelt (...
September 23, 2019

South Dakota Media Weekly High School Volleyball Poll for Week of Sept. 23
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Here is the South Dakota media volleyball poll for the week of Sept. 23, 2019. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. Class AA 1. Watertown (11) 9-1 74 1 2. O'Gorman (3) 10-1 66 2 3. S.F. Washin...
September 23, 2019

Names Released In Fall River County ATV Fatal Crash
EDGEMONT, S.D. – An Edgemont, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a four-wheeler rollover last week west of Edgemont. A 2017 Polaris RZR four-wheeler was southbound on Coffee Flats Road when David Johnson, the 64-year-old driver, lost control and the ve...
September 23, 2019

Buffalo Chip takes quest to become city before Supreme Court
STURGIS, S.D. - The South Dakota Supreme Court will once again hear oral arguments in Buffalo Chip's quest to become a municipality. The popular motorcycle rally campground near Sturgis is appealing a February ruling that ordered the town of Buffalo Chip to be dissolved because...
September 23, 2019

DPS Issues Safety Reminders After Series of Deadly Vehicle Crashes
PIERRE, S.D. – A recent string of eight vehicle deaths in a four-day period this month has South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials once again urging people to be careful on the state’s roads. Officials say the deaths occurred in six different crashes state...
September 23, 2019

Police chase ends in crash on I-90
RAPID CITY, SD - Police arrested a Rapid City man following a high speed chase involving a patrol car and a motorcycle. Andrew Weishaar, 20, was charged with aggravated eluding, reckless driving and several other traffic offenses. The incident began around 7:20 p.m. over t...
September 23, 2019

South Dakota State Fair tax collections top 2018
HURON, SD - Tax collections at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair have increased by 5.79 percent compared to last year -  almost $12-thousand higher than last year’s fairThe latest figures from the five-day fair in Huron show $217,923 in total tax collections, which is a...
September 23, 2019

Man arrested after high speed chase Sunday night
RAPID CITY, SD — Rapid City police arrested a man after a high speed chase Sunday night. Police say they attempted to pull over a Chrysler Concorde on Anamosa Street for an improperly illuminated license plate. Instead of stopping, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed....
September 23, 2019

Cattle on Feed report shows placements less than expected
WASHINGTON, DC - For the first time in several years, cattle on feed declined year over year. Ample feed availability and price uncertainty led to declines across the board in last Friday’s U.S. cattle on feed report.  Estimates were 11.0 million head cattle on feed, d...
September 23, 2019

Men escape from Newcastle prison facility
NEWCASTLE, WY — Two inmates have escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle. According to the Weston County emergency management, Jason Edward Green and Robert Akin Simpson both escaped at some point over the weekend but the exact date and time has not b...
September 23, 2019

South Dakota marijuana backers push 2 ballot measures
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Supporters of legalizing marijuana in South Dakota have been thwarted at nearly every turn, including an effort to become the 48th state to approve industrial hemp. Now they're doubling down on their efforts. Backers are gathering signatures for two initiated...
September 23, 2019

South Dakota gas prices rise 5 cents over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are unchanged versus a month ago, yet stand 23.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. ...
September 23, 2019

Wyoming hospital curtails services amid hacker attack
GILLETTE, Wyo. - An attack by hackers on a Wyoming health organization's computer systems has forced a hospital to cancel some surgeries, stop admitting patients and transfer some current patients to other facilities. Campbell County Health spokeswoman Karen Clarke said Saturday...
September 23, 2019

New Miss South Dakota USA crowned Sunday night
BRANDON ,S.D. - The MISS SOUTH DAKOTA USA and MISS SOUTH DAKOTA TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday night at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center in Brandon. A crowd of family and friends filled the theater for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Kalani Jo...
September 23, 2019

Fraud trial delayed for man linked to covert Russian agent
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent will have more time to prepare for his trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from dozens of people in a bogus investment scam. A judge on Friday agreed to move the trial for bu...
September 21, 2019

Saturday Night, September 21, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, September 21, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Bowman County, N.D. def. Bison, 25-21, 25-10, 25-18 Clark/Willow Lake def. Wilmot, 25-13, 25-15, 25-12 Huron def. Aberdeen Central, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18 Lyman def. Bennett County, 25-17, 25...
September 21, 2019

BHSU Football falls to Adams State
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team outscored Adams State University in the second half, but fell, 45-31, on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets (0-3, 0-3 RMAC) opened with a three-and-out, giving the Grizzlies (2-1, 2-1 RMAC) good field pos...
September 21, 2019

College Football - South Dakota St. beat Southern Utah; USD knocks off Northern CO
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Pierre Strong scored two touchdowns and the South Dakota State special teams blocked three kicks as the Jackrabbits beat Southern Utah 43-7 on Saturday night. Strong had 11 carries for 85 yards and a score and added a 45-yard touchdown catch. J'Bore Gibbs...
September 21, 2019

Saturday, September 21, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday night, September 21, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 6, Hot Springs 0 Rapid City Stevens 2, Belle Fourche 0 Douglas/RC Christian 0, James Valley Christian 0 (DRAW) GIRLS SOCCER: Rapid City Stevens 8, Belle Fourche 0  ...
September 21, 2019

After overnight rain delay, Scoopers hold on to beat Douglas
STURGIS, S.D. - After being delayed overnight by a lightning storm, the Sturgis Scooper football game held on to beat Douglas 19-6 Saturday. All the scoring took place on Friday night, before a storm brought heavy rain, wind and lightning. The storm forced officials to postpone ...
September 21, 2019

Man convicted of murder for hire sentenced to prison
RAPID CITY, S.D. -A judge on Friday sentenced a Rapid City man to 5 years in prison for plotting to kill a doctor that treated his late wife. William Thoman, 63, was in front of Judge Jeffrey Connolly Friday afternoon in Seventh Circuit Court. Thoman was convicted last month o...
September 20, 2019

Friday Night, September 20, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 20, High School Football Scoreboard: Alcester-Hudson 26, Gayville-Volin 8 Baltic 54, Menno/Marion 20 Bon Homme 36, Hanson 0 Brandon Valley 48, Rapid City Central 6 Bridgewater-Emery 57, McCook Central/Montrose 35 Britton-Hecla ...
September 20, 2019

Friday Night, September 20, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 20, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Rapid City Quadrangular Sioux Falls Lincoln def. Rapid City Central, 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Rapid City Central, 25-19, 25-14, 25-20 Sioux Falls Roosevelt def. Rapid C...
September 20, 2019

Student brings BB gun to school
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City School District says a student at South Middle School brought a BB gun to school Friday. Rapid City Police Department Juvenile Operations Sergeant Tim Doyle says the student will be subjected to school board policy and appropriate laws rel...
September 20, 2019

Children's Home Society names Lavallee new CEO
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Children’s Home Society has named Michelle Lavallee as new chief executive officer. Michelle Lavalee will follow Bill Colson, who announced he would retire at the end of this  year and served as the society's head for the past 10 years. Under ...
September 20, 2019

Mother accused of trying to kill baby, self takes plea deal
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls woman accused of attempting to kill her baby and herself in a car crash may avoid any time in jail as part of a plea agreement. Thirty-five-year-old Julia Alzoubaidi pleaded guilty Thursday to abuse or cruelty to a minor, a charge punishable by...
September 20, 2019

Death of Watertown woman in crash investigated as homicide
WATERTOWN, S.D. - Police say the death of a Watertown woman who was killed in a crash is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a 16-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota boy was going more than 100 mph when he crashed into the woman's vehicle in Watertown Tuesday in an attemp...
September 20, 2019

Woman seriously hurt in hit and run incident
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City say a woman was seriously injured Wednesday night in a pedestrian-car hit-and-run near the intersection of East Van Buren and North Lacrosse streets. Police say the woman was crossing Lacrosse Street about 10:30 p.m. when she was hit by a ...
September 19, 2019

Hill City wins competitive matchup with Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. - The Hill City Rangers remained undefeated on the volleyball season with a 3-0 sweep of Sturgis Thursday. It wasn't easy though, as Sturgis played the Rangers tough in all three sets. The two teams exchanged the lead several times in the first set, which Hill Cit...
September 19, 2019

Thursday Night, September 19 High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 19, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. Tiospa Zina Tribal, 25-15, 25-13, 25-12 Arlington def. Lake Preston, 25-10, 25-16, 25-13 Bridgewater-Emery def. Viborg-Hurley, 25-21, 25-18, 25-10 Chester def. Howar...
September 19, 2019

Thursday Night, September 19, Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 19, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 2, Belle Fourche 1 Rapid City Central 5, St Thomas More 1 GIRLS SOCCER: Sturgis 0, Belle Fourche 0 (DRAW) Rapid City Central 2, St Thomas More 0  ...
September 19, 2019

Fly-In and Job Fair coming to Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE, SD – A unique approach to a job fair includes a fly-in to encourage more interest in related fields in aviation, says volunteer Edna McDermott of the Belle Fourche Flight Center Fly-In and Job Fair set for September 21 at the Belle Fourche airport. “We...
September 19, 2019

Endangered Missing Person alert for Buffalo woman cancelled
HARDING COUNTY, S.D. - The Endangered Missing Advisory for a Buffalo, South Dakota woman has been cancelled after the state reported she had been recovered safely. An advisory for 87-year-old Clara Mae Braun was issued earlier this week after she failed to return home. There wa...
September 19, 2019

Portions of South Dakota riot boosting law blocked by Federal judge
RAPID CITY, SD -  A federal judge in South Dakota has blocked provisions of a new anti-rioting law signed by Gov. Kristi Noem earlier this year that aims to quash protests against the Keystone XL pipeline. Meade County is one of eight counties in South Dakota along the pipel...
September 19, 2019

Names of teens killed in three-car crash released
WOONSOCKET, S.D.  - The names of three teenagers killed in a weekend crash have been released. In a release from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 15-year-old Jordan Klich 14-year-old Kristian Kesary and 14-year-old Dylan Klich were pronounced dead at the scene of the a...
September 19, 2019

Hardrockers win home opener by defeating Dickinson
RAPID CITY, S.D. The South Dakota School of Mines volleyball team defeated the Dickinson State Lady Blue Hawks 3-2 during a non-conference matching in Rapid City, SD. The Hardrockers captured the match with an exciting set 5 victory 15-7. That fifth deciding set was set up by ea...
September 19, 2019

Judge says sheriff should be removed from pipeline lawsuit
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A federal judge says a South Dakota sheriff should be removed from a lawsuit challenging new state laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. The suit spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union contends Penningt...
September 18, 2019

Attorney for man convicted of criminal solicitation wants acquittal
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man is set to be sentenced Friday after he was convicted last month of plotting to kill a doctor that treated his late wife. William Thoman was found guilty of criminal solicitation to aid and abet first degree murder. Thoman’s attorn...
September 18, 2019

Governor asks Attorney General to look into Minnehaha County State's Attorney mystery
PIERRE, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem is asking the State Attorney General to investigate the Aaron McGowan mystery. Noem says it relates to the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's extended absence from his job in July. She says an investigation is necessary to determine if there...
September 18, 2019

One person killed in crash west of Edgemont
EDGEMONT, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Edgemont. Names of the two males involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2017 Polaris ...
September 18, 2019

Long-time Newell Ram Show & Sale offers over 300 consignments
NEWELL, SD – Sheep producers from the region will be Newell Thursday and Friday for the 74th Newell Ram Show & Sale – an event that many consider a benchmark location for marketing sheep. Lisa Surber, executive secretary with the South Dakota Sheep Growers Associa...
September 18, 2019

Man linked to Russian agent asks for delay in fraud case
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An attorney for a South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is asking a judge to delay his client's trial on accusations he bilked at least $2.3 million from dozens of people in a bogus investment scam. Businessman and conservative political...
September 18, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 17, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota High School Soccer scores from Tuesday, September 17:   BOYS SOCCER: Spearfish 4, Sturgis 1 Rapid City Stevens 10, St Thomas More 0 Rapid City Central 11, Hot Springs 1   GIRLS SOCCER: Rapid City Stevens 2, St Thomas More 0 Spearfish 4, S...
September 18, 2019

RC Central and Stevens win titles at Spearfish Invite Cheer and Dance Competition
SPEARFISH, S.D. - Rapid City Central won the grand champion cheer title at the Spearfish Invitational Tuesday night. The Cobblers finished ahead of the pack with a total point score of 200.5. Rapid City Stevens was second witha 172 and Winner was third with a 156. Rapid City S...
September 18, 2019

Golf - Spearfish wins home invitational
SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Spearfish Spartans won their home invitational Tuesday in high school golf action. Spearfish finished with a 331 with Rapid City Stevens in second one stroke back. Sam Grout of Spearfish won individual medalist honors with a 76. Adam Salter was second with...
September 18, 2019

Noem: South Dakota weather 'slow-rolling natural disaster'
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Gov. Kristi Noem says the storms that have struck South Dakota this year are the "largest natural disaster" the state has ever seen. Noem said in a Facebook video Tuesday that starting with the "bomb cyclone" pummeling South Dakota with snow in March - follow...
September 18, 2019

NTSB: Pilot in fatal SD crash should not have had passenger
LAKEVIEW, S.D. - The National Transportation Safety Board says a South Dakota pilot who died in a single-engine plane crash along with his teenage son should not have had a passenger. According to a preliminary NTSB report, 39-year-old Clint VanderWey was certified only as a stu...
September 18, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 17, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, September 17, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. Hamlin, 25-12, 25-21, 25-17 Alcester-Hudson def. Centerville, 25-21, 25-16, 25-14 Baltic def. West Central, 25-11, 25-17, 25-20 Belle Fourche def. Broadus, Mont., 25-...
September 17, 2019

Eminent Leaders in agriculture, family, community named
BROOKINGS, SD - Among this years Eminent Leaders in Agriculture are Gary Cammack of Union Center and Donna Adrian of White River. The South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and College of Education and Human Sciences recognizes...
September 17, 2019

Newell golf athlete hits line drive with beef
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Ask Newell High School senior Abbie Nelson which she likes better – beef or golf – and it’s probably be a toss-up.  But there’s no doubt that her golf game and growing up On a four generation farm and ranch family landed her a ...
September 17, 2019

North Dakota drillers set oil production record in July
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota regulators say drillers set a record for oil production in July. The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.44 million barrels of oil daily in July. That was up from the previous record of 1.42 million barrels a day ...
September 17, 2019

165 Vendors to Attend Mines’ Largest Career Fair Ever
RAPID CITY, SD — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Fall Career Fair Tuesday Sept. 17, continues to grow each year. More than 1,000 Mines students will take part in the Career Fair, which will include 165 vendors, 50 of which are based in South Dakota. The vend...
September 17, 2019

Scooper softball drops twin bill to Stevens and Central
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Sturgis Scooper softball team dropped a pair of games in Rapid City Monday. In their first game, the Scoopers lost iin four innings to Rapid City Central 13-3. Central jumped out to a six run lead in the first inning and increased that lead to 7-1  b...
September 17, 2019

Monday Night, September 16, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, September 16, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Colome def. Marty Indian, 25-8, 25-8, 25-11 Estelline/Hendricks def. Great Plains Lutheran, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 15-9 Platte-Geddes def. Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 3-1 Redfield d...
September 16, 2019

Public invited to see renovations, additions to Sturgis Library
STURGIS, SD –There are few places that embody what a community really is than its public library. As the Sturgis Public Library prepares to celebrate the opening of its most recent renovated space, director Julie Peterson says it has been a work in progress. “Quite a...
September 16, 2019

Wyoming woman pleads guilty in body disposal case
GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Wyoming woman has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge after allegedly helping a man try to disguise a drug overdose death as a suicide. The Gillette News-Record reported Sunday 23-year-old Shalynn M. Muniz pleaded guilty to conspiring to dispose of a dead human...
September 16, 2019

Teen killed, man injured in crash near Aberdeen
ABERDEEN, S.D. - One person has died and another has been injured in a two-vehicle crash west of Aberdeen. The South Dakota Highway Patrol a 17-year-old boy was killed when he pulled onto Highway 12 in front of a pickup truck in heavy fog, causing a collision. The teen had to ...
September 16, 2019

South Dakota gas prices see 2.1 cent decrease over past week
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.56/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 9.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 25.0 cents per gallon lower th...
September 16, 2019

Electronic pulltabs' popularity soars in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota launched electronic pulltabs one year ago and they instantly became the state's most popular form of gambling. And the charities and the state's treasury have ballooned with cash. Data show North Dakotans wagered $410.5 million on the new machines i...
September 16, 2019

Mine shutdowns in top US coal region bring new uncertainty
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Shutdowns of two of the world's largest coal mines are adding to uncertainty for the top U.S. coal-producing region. Wyoming employees of Blackjewel LLC hold out hope the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in the Powder River Basin might reopen. Blackjewel filed fo...
September 16, 2019

Rapid City fire units respond to Sunday night mobile home fire
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Just after 7:30 pm this evening, Pennington County 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 1515 E. St. Patrick Street. Callers reported flames coming from a mobile home and extending into nearby trees. Crews from Stations 1, 4 and 6 were dis...
September 16, 2019

Three teens killed in 3-vehicle crash in South Dakota
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — Authorities say three teenagers were killed in a three-vehicle crash in east-central South Dakota. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Saturday night near Woonsocket. The three boys, ages 14 to 15, were passengers in an Oldsmobile Al...
September 15, 2019

Family of woman found dead in Missouri offers $10,000 reward
BOONVILLE, Mo. — The family of a South Dakota woman who was found shot to death in Missouri last winter is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the case. Forty-year-old Melissa Peskey, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was found dead on Interstate 70 near Boonville in ...
September 15, 2019

Yellow Jackets stung by Orediggers; Western Colorado Surprises Hardrockers
GOLDEN, Colo. – The Black Hills State University football team fell to No. 17-ranked Colorado School of Mines, 52-7, on Saturday afternoon.   The Yellow Jackets (0-2, 0-2 RMAC) got the ball first and started off hot, getting two first downs and advancing 24 yards, bef...
September 14, 2019

Nelson, Johnson lead South Dakota St past Drake 38-10; USD falls to Sam Houston St
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Kanin Nelson threw two touchdown passes to Cade Johnson on Saturday and South Dakota State rolled to a 38-10 win over Drake. Pierre Strong and CJ Wilson both ran for more than 100 yards for the Jackrabbits (2-1), who won their 13th straight at home. ...
September 14, 2019

South Dakota High School Volleyball Scoreboard for Saturday, September 14
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday, September 14, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Little Wound def. Crow Creek, 25-16, 25-22, 25-15 Northwestern def. Madison, 25-17, 25-15, 25-11 Red Cloud def. Todd County, 28-26, 22-25, 25-16, 25-11 Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Mitchell, 25-10,...
September 14, 2019

Saturday, September 14, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - South Dakota High School Soccer Scores for Saturday, September 14: BOYS SOCCER: St Thomas More 4, Belle Fourche 4 (DRAW) GIRLS SOCCER: St Thomas More 2, Belle Fourche (DRAW)...
September 14, 2019

Friday, September 13, High School Tennis scores
UNDATED - Scores from Friday, September 13, high school tennis: Rapid City Stevens 7, Harrisburg 2 Rapid City Stevens 7, Sioux Falls Washington 2 Rapid City Stevens 6, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 3 Watertown 9, Rapid City Central 0 Brookings 6, Rapid City Central 3...
September 14, 2019

College Volleyball - BHSU drops two; Hardrockers split
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Black Hills State University volleyball team dropped two matches at the Chap Classic on Friday. The Yellow Jackets (2-4) fell, 3-0, to the University of Texas-Permian Basin, and 3-1, to Lubbock Christian.   UTPB 3, BHSU 0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-17) In...
September 14, 2019

Friday Night, September 13, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 13, High School Soccer Scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Rapid City Stevens 3, Sturgis 0 GIRLS SOCCER: Rapid City Stevens 1, Sturgis 0...
September 14, 2019

Brookings outduels Sturgis in Scoopers home opener
STURGIS, S.D. - Brookings jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Sturgis, and was able to hold on for a 28-14 win in Friday night football. Both teams played a defensive battle the entire opening quarter until Brookings scored halfway through the second on a four yard run by QB Tanner She...
September 13, 2019

Friday Night, September 13, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 13, High School Football Scoreboard: Beresford 21, Sioux Falls Christian 18 Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 21, Mt. Vernon/Plankinton 16 Britton-Hecla 40, Hamlin 7 Brookings 28, Sturgis Brown 14 Canistota 22, Howard 0 Canton 50, Pine R...
September 13, 2019

Billboards protest 'In God We Trust' law
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An organization promoting the separation of church and state is putting up billboards in three South Dakota cities to protest the state's new law that requires all public schools to post the motto "In God We Trust" in a prominent location. The billboards fro...
September 13, 2019

Thursday Night, September 12, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 12, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Avon def. Alcester-Hudson, 21-25, 25-10, 25-22, 24-26, 15-10 Brandon Valley def. Yankton, 25-9, 25-15, 25-13 Burke def. St. Mary's, Neb., 25-8, 25-11, 25-14 Centerville def. Flandreau Indi...
September 13, 2019

Soccer Scoreboard - Scooper boys and girls get Thursday night wins
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 12, High School Soccer Scoreboard:   GIRLS SOCCERS Sturgis 10, Douglas/RC Christian 0 Lincoln 1, O’Gorman 0 Tea Area 3, Harrisburg 0 Vermillion 2, SF Christian 1 Watertown 3, Mitchell 0 BOYS SOCCER Sturgis 5, Dougl...
September 13, 2019

Custer wins team title at Douglas Invitational
BOX ELDER, S.D. - Custer won the team title at the Douglas Invitational Golf Tournament Thursday. Custer earned the top spot with a score of 186. Rapid City Stevens was second with a 189 and Hot Springs was third with a 222. Winning individual medalist honors was Alec Hemke of...
September 13, 2019

A legacy of giving makes Sturgis Children's Library project possible
STURGIS, SD – He was the son of an opera singer from Brooklyn. She became a war bride from a small, west Texas town. Together, they would find their way to the foothills of the Black Hills and to Fort Meade where their legacy – that continues yet today – would b...
September 12, 2019

South Dakota Posts Country’s 4th Smallest Q2 Credit Card Debt Increase
UNDATED - The personal-finance website WalletHub today released two key reports. Its latest Credit Card Debt Study found that consumers racked up $35.6 billion in credit card debt during Q2 2019 – an all-time record for the second quarter of the year. South Dakota is respon...
September 12, 2019

I-90 Closed West of Mitchell Due to Flooding
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Interstate 90 is closed from the junction of Highway 281 to Mitchell. Traffic is being redirected to use highways 37, 34 and 281. Numerous other roadways north and south of I-90 have No...
September 12, 2019

Recreational Trails Receive Funding
PIERRE – Governor Kristi Noem has awarded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to several cities, trail groups and state parks totaling $1,358,113. The federal assistance program provides up to 80 percent reimbursement for trail-related development and maintenance...
September 11, 2019

Father, son died in plane crash in southern South Dakota
CROOKSTON, Neb. - A father and his teenage son who farmed near the border of South Dakota and Nebraska have died in a single-engine plane crash. Todd County, South Dakota Sheriff Barry Bailey identifies the victims as 39-year-old Clint VanderWey and his 16-year-old son, Jed Vand...
September 11, 2019

SUV driver killed in crash with school bus in Wyoming
RIVERTON, Wyo. - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into the rear of a school bus carrying a middle school football team. Lt. Travis Hauser tells KTWO-AM that eight students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries and were tre...
September 11, 2019

Rapid City Central wins own triangular
RAPID CITY, S.D. - In high school golf, Rapid City Central won their home trianglue Tuesday, claiming the team title with a score of 181. Douglas was second with a 206 and Hot Springs placed third one stroke back. Winning individual medalist honors was Alex Duran of Central. The...
September 11, 2019

St Thomas More upends Rapid City Stevens in girls tennis
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The St Thomas More girls tennis team picked up a nice win over Rapid City Stevens Tuesday. The Lady Cavaliers won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches. The Cavaliers won with a 6-3 score. In other tennis action Tuesday, Rapid City Cen...
September 11, 2019

Severe storm extensively damages Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Latest on the severe weather that caused widespread damage in Sioux Falls (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The National Weather Service is confirming that at least one tornado hit the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, overnight. The weather service...
September 11, 2019

Dr. Ben Jones from SD Dept of Education talks to rural residents about proposed district split
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board met in special session last night at the new Central Meade County School in Union Center. The topic of the special hearing – a proposal to split the district in two – with the rural areas of Union Center and Enning be...
September 11, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 10, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is the Tuesday, September 10, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. Waubay/Summit, 25-11, 25-13, 25-12 Bowman County, N.D. def. Harding County, 25-13, 21-25, 25-12, 25-19 Brandon Valley def. Mitchell, 25-15, 25-14, 25-14 Bridgewater-Emery de...
September 10, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 10, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, September 10, High School Soccer Scoreboard:   BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 3, St Thomas More 2 Rapid City Stevens 1, Rapid City Central 0 Spearfish 3, Belle Fourche 2   GIRLS SOCCER Sturgis 1, St Thomas More 0 Rapid City Stevens 2...
September 10, 2019

Beef Council partners with PGA tournament, presents Beef Caddies
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Promoting the whole idea of beef consumption is an every day occurrence at the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC).  Figuring out creative ways to do that while maximizing other promotional programs already in the pipeline means being dialed in...
September 10, 2019

Rapid City police investigate casino holdup
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid City are investigating a casino holdup. Police say a casino on the 700 block of East North Street was targeted Monday. A man reportedly entered Toby's Casino about 8:18 a.m. and handed a note demanding money to the a clerk on duty. The clerk ...
September 10, 2019

Governor Noem again threatens to veto hemp bill in 2020; Democrats say hemp has promise
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is promising to again veto an industrial hemp bill if it's introduced at next year's Legislature. Noem wrote why she won't support legalizing hemp in a commentary in the Wall Street Journal Monday night. The Republican governor...
September 10, 2019

U.S. seeks to dismiss tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys for the Trump administration are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes that want to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Tribes in Montana and South Dakota say President Donald Tr...
September 10, 2019

Tractor driver could be charged in fatal I-90 crash
ALEXANDRIA, S.D. - A man who illegally drove a tractor and horse trailer on the interstate in southeastern South Dakota resulting in a fatal crash could face criminal charges. Fifty-two-year-old Johnnie Hines, of Sioux Falls, was killed when the van he was driving crashed into t...
September 10, 2019

New school hosts open house; will host head of Dept of Education Tuesday night
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School District held an open house at the new Central Meade County School in Union Center last night. The new school will house students from the rural areas, including Enning and Union Center. Meade 46-1 School Superintendent Jeff Simmons s...
September 10, 2019

Manslaughter charge against Rapid City man dropped
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo says a Rapid City man arrested on Friday for manslaughter will not be charged. Thomas Tesch, 51, was arrested Friday night in connection with the death of 38-year-old Schuyler Swan. After speaking with witnesses, p...
September 9, 2019

Woman who accepted Alford Plea sentenced to prison for killing of her nephew
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for the stabbing death of her nephew. Lorraine Swallow was charged in the death of 28-year-old Tyrell Bull Bear. Swallow has maintained throughout court proceedings that she stabbed Bull Bear...
September 9, 2019

Monday Night, September 9, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Monday Night, September 9, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Bison def. Mott-Regent, N.D., 18-25, 29-27, 25-17, 25-13 Garretson def. Hills-Beaver Creek, Minn., 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-13 Oelrichs def. Crazy Horse, 25-16, 25-13, 23-25, 25-17...
September 9, 2019

South Dakota Media Football Poll for Week of Sept. 9
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 9 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and last week’s ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.   Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosev...
September 9, 2019

South Dakota Media Volleyball Poll for Week of Sept. 9
UNDATED - Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Sept. 9, 2019. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, total points and previous ranking. Class AAT1. Watertown (8)    7-1    76    1T1. ...
September 9, 2019

Vaping-related illnesses reported in South Dakota
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting two confirmed cases of vaping related illness among residents aged 20-24 years. South Dakota joins 33 states who have reported cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes. Patients typically experi...
September 9, 2019

Hearing on request to move school gun case to juvenile court
GILLETTE, Wyo. - Attorneys for a boy charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder for bringing guns to a junior high school in Gillette are asking that his case be moved to juvenile court. The boy, now 15, was charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty in March. Th...
September 9, 2019

Motorcyclist killed in McKenzie County crash
GRASSY BUTTE, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist traveling with a group of riders was killed when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that had crossed over the center line on a highway in McKenzie County. The patrol says the 55-year-old man from Saskatchewan, ...
September 9, 2019

National Football League Week One Wrapup
UNDATED (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have never been known as an offensive juggernaut, but that could be changing. The Ravens set numerous team records while ruining Brian Flores' first game as an NFL head coach, blowing out the Dolphins, 59-10 at Miami. Lamar Jackson completed hi...
September 9, 2019

BHSU and School of Mines drop season openers
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State University football team led Chadron State College, 17-0, at halftime, but the Eagles earned a 48-31 rivalry victory in the first game of the 2019 season. The Yellow Jackets (0-1) started with the ball, and Andrew Tovar, in his first...
September 8, 2019

Saturday Night, September 7, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday Night, September 7, high school volleyball scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Sturgis Brown, 25-15, 25-18, 25-13 Cheyenne East, Wyo. def. Rapid City Central, 25-15, 25-16 Pierre def. Spearfish, 25-14, 25-13, 25-14 Rapid City Christian def. Benne...
September 7, 2019

South Dakota High School Soccer Scoreboard for Saturday, September 7
UNDATED - Here is your Saturday, September 7, high school soccer scoreboard: BOYS SOCCER: Rapid City Stevens 2, Aberdeen Central 2 (DRAW) Rapid City Central 1, Pierre 0 Douglas/RC Christian 2, Freeman Academy 1 St Thomas More 2, James Valley Christian 2 (DRAW) GIRLS SOCCER:...
September 7, 2019

College Football - Oklahoma routs USD, SDSU beats Long Island
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just over two quarters and No. 4 Oklahoma rolled past South Dakota 70-14 on Saturday night. It was Oklahoma's highest points total since scoring 79 in a victory over North Texas in 2007. CeeDee ...
September 7, 2019

Man arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with death
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A Rapid City man has been arrested and charged with second degree manslaughter after allegedly pushing another man down an embankment, causing his death. In a press release, Rapid City police say 31-year-old Thomas Tesch was arrested Friday on a manslaughter c...
September 7, 2019

BHSU Volleyball defeats Bulldogs, splits first matches of 2019; Hardrockers open with split
JOPLIN, Mo. – The Black Hills State University volleyball team opened the 2019 season splitting two matches at the Southern Invitational. In the first match of the day, and the year, the Yellow Jackets (1-1) took down Southwest Oklahoma State University (0-1), 3-1, before f...
September 7, 2019

Kirsch throws for three scores as Cavaliers defeat Sturgis
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Ryder Kirsch threw for three touchdowns and Ryan Wojcik ran for another as St Thomas More defeated Sturgis 27-8 Friday night. The Cavaliers scored first on a 10-yard pass play to Jack Green. The score came with 2:54 remaining in the first quarter. Kisch would...
September 7, 2019

Friday Night, September 6, High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 6, High School Football Scoreboard: SOUTH DAKOTA SCORES:      Aberdeen Central 20, Rapid City Central 18      Alcester-Hudson 44, Centerville 0      Arlington/Lake P...
September 7, 2019

Friday Night, September 6, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, September 6, high school volleyball scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Spearfish, 25-13, 25-11, 25-16 Iroquois/Doland def. Flandreau Indian, 25-11, 25-13, 25-6 Winner def. Valentine, Neb., 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 Gillette, Wyo. Tournament Po...
September 7, 2019

Black Hills Classic Golf Tournament - Rapid City Stevens finishes first
STURGIS, S.D. - Rapid City Stevens finished atop the leader board at the Black Hills Classic Golf Tournament Friday. The Raiders finished with a low score of 313. Spearfish was second with a 3239 and Pierre was third with a 335. Ben Danne of Rapid City Stevens took top individu...
September 7, 2019

DNA from cigarette leads to Dakota Access arrest
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota authorities relying on DNA collected from a cigarette butt have charged a man with engaging in a riot for his involvement in a Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Morton County prosecutors also charged 2...
September 6, 2019

Name Released In Davison County Fatal Crash
MT. VERNON, S.D. – A Mt. Vernon, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Mt. Vernon. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says a 2018 Nissan Frontier was eastbound on 252nd Street when the drive...
September 6, 2019

Sturgis man enters guilty plea in Rehfeld death case
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Sturgis man pleaded guilty Friday to aiding and abetting in the death of his former girlfriend. Jonathon Klinetobe pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement to aiding and abetting first degree manslaughter. Before Judge Heidi Linngren, the 30-year-ol...
September 6, 2019

Sheriff's certification revoked over sexual harassment
PIERRE, S.D. - A South Dakota law enforcement oversight board has once again revoked the certification of a sheriff accused of sexual harassment in the workplace. The state Law Enforcement Officers Standards And Training Commission met Thursday to reconsider action against Marsh...
September 6, 2019

Search for man, possibly armed, triggers lockdowns
PARKSTON, S.D. - Police in Parkston say they're arrested a man who triggered lockdowns at both the local school and hospital. The Parkston Police Department posted on Facebook about 1:30 a.m. Friday that they were looking for a man who was believed to be armed and that residents...
September 6, 2019

CME Group reaches second highest monthly volume ever
CHICAGO, IL - CME Group reached average daily volume of 24.3 million contracts during August 2019, up 53% from August 2018 and the second-highest monthly ADV on record. During a month that historically sees lower average daily volumes, August 2019 was the company's best August e...
September 6, 2019

Expanded state-of-the-art animal diagnostic lab opens in South Dakota
BROOKINGS, SD - South Dakota's newest tool in the fight to detect nationally significant animal diseases such as influenza, Foot & Mouth Disease, African Swine Fever and other foreign animal diseases, opened its doors today at the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and...
September 6, 2019

Thursday Night, September 5, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 6, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Christian def. Iroquois/Doland (VB), 25-13, 25-18, 25-13 Aberdeen Roncalli def. Deuel, 25-13, 25-11, 25-10 Avon def. Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 Brandon Val...
September 6, 2019

More retailers ask customers to not openly carry guns into stores
DEERFIELD, IL - Drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS Health on Thursday joined Walmart and Kroger in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in their stores, even in states where “open carry” is allowed, unless they are authorized law enforcement officers. “We a...
September 6, 2019

Thursday Night, September 6, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, September 6, High School Soccer Scoreboard:   BOYS SOCCER Spearfish 3, Sturgis 1 SF Lincoln 2, Brookings 0 Vermillion 6, Freeman Academy 0 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 4, Harrisburg 0 Sioux Falls Christian 3, Tea Area 0   GIRLS S...
September 6, 2019

High School Golf Roundup - Douglas, RC Central take team titles
UNDATED - In High School Golf on Thursday, Rapid City Central claimed the team title of the Rapid City triangular. The Cobblers finished with a low score of 171 to claim first place. Spearfish was second with a 204 and Sturgis was third with a 242. Winning individual medalist h...
September 6, 2019

Packers down Bears as NFL begins 100th season
CHICAGO - The 100th NFL season has opened with a victory for the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers hit Jimmy Graham in the second quarter for the game's only touchdown as the Packers tripped the Bears, 10-3 in Chicago. Rodgers at times looked uncomfortable in the attack designed ...
September 6, 2019

Wyoming Supreme Court overturns judge in university gun ban
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a district judge wrongly issued an order that upheld the University of Wyoming's restriction on people's ability to carry firearms on campus, saying in a split decision that the judge didn't have jurisdicti...
September 6, 2019

South Dakota files brief in support of gunmaker being sued over Sandy Hook mass shooting
By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten states and nearly two dozen members of Congress are joining the National Rifle Association in supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling involving liability for the Sandy Hook Elem...
September 6, 2019

South Dakota pheasant numbers down, but hot spots remain
PIERRE, S.D. - Wildlife officials went digging to find the good news after South Dakota's annual pheasant brood survey showed a 17% decrease from last year, due mainly to an abundance of rain and snow in one of the premier bird hunting states. The Game, Fish and Parks Department...
September 5, 2019

Accident in downtown Rapid City during morning commute
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Police in Rapid city responded to a crash at the intersection of Main Street and West Boulevard Thursday morning. The accident, which happened during the busy morning commute, sent one person to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Police spokesman Brenden...
September 5, 2019

Evacuations ordered near wildfire in northwest Wyoming
CODY, Wyo. - A spreading forest fire east of Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming has forced evacuations of some rural cabins and a Boy Scout camp. The Cody Enterprise reports that Park County Homeland Security Coordinator Jack Tatum says only one person from the evacu...
September 5, 2019

Black Hills Spirit of Volunteerism Awards announced
RAPID CITY, SD - The expression "bloom where you're planted" means a person should take advantage of the opportunities they have in life and be grateful for the present situation. It best describes the recipients of this year's 2019 Black Hills Spirit of Volunteerism Award. From...
September 5, 2019

Study says Drinking Gap Shrinks Between Men and Women
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota is among the top 10 states with the highest alcohol consumption per capita, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and a new study says women make up a higher percentage of people who drink than in past generations. ...
September 5, 2019

Sears laying off 250 at headquarters outside Chicago
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - Sears has told the state of Illinois it's laying off 250 employees at its corporate headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. Sears said in a notice last week to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity that the empl...
September 5, 2019

Wyoming officials considering spent nuclear fuel storage
CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state as a way to boost revenue. The Spent Fuel Rods Subcommittee meets for the first time in Casper on Thursday to discuss the idea. The panel will hear from U.S. Department of En...
September 5, 2019

Authorities say Wyoming man killed in Nebraska I-80 crash
SIDNEY, Neb. - Authorities say a Wyoming man died after his car collided with tanker truck on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. The crash occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday, about 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) west of Sidney. The Nebraska State Patrol says 20-year-old Chance Seivley wa...
September 5, 2019

Man shot by deputy competent for trial on assault charges
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A judge has ruled a Sioux Falls man shot by a sheriff's deputy is competent to proceed with assault charges against him. Authorities say George Rinzy Jr. charged at a deputy with a knife before he was shot last May in the Minnehaha County Jail parking lot. R...
September 5, 2019

Sewer line break in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A sewer line break affected the morning commute in Rapid City Thursday morning. City officials say it is affecting a three-block stretch of Main and St Joseph Streets from West Boulevard to Seventh Street. Residents and businesses in the affected area were be...
September 5, 2019

Pipeline leak reported, contaminates rangeland
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State environmental officials say a spill of produced water and oil has affected pastureland in western North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday it was notified of the pipeline leak in McKenzie County. The pipeli...
September 5, 2019

Authorities say man found dead at Canyon Lake Park had gunshot wound
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police have identified the man found in Canyon Lake Park Tuesday morning and police are now investigating his death. David Butler, 59, of Rapid City was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Police were called to the park around Tue...
September 4, 2019

Dangerous fire conditions on tap in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming
BILLINGS, Mont. - Government forecasters have issued advisories for dangerous fire weather across much of Montana and portions of Wyoming and Idaho, with gusting winds and temperatures approaching the triple digits in some areas. The advisories were in effect from mid-day Wednes...
September 4, 2019

Students return to school in tornado-damaged town
BURKE, S.D. - Students are finally returning to school in a South Dakota town that was torn apart by a tornado early last month. The Burke School District welcomed students back Wednesday after delaying the start of classes by two weeks as it dealt with heavy damage to part of ...
September 4, 2019

Hours, days of service extended at Sturgis Urgent Care
STURGIS, S.D.  - Urgent Care Services in Sturgis has expanded their hours, and now serves patients seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the exception of major holidays. “The community of Sturgis spoke, and we listened. Urgent Care Services in Sturgis has seen ...
September 4, 2019

Fundraising continues to extend ambulance service to rural areas
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council got their first update from a group working to raise money for rural residents to save city-owned ambulance service. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the group announced they had raised more than $8,000 so far, not including...
September 4, 2019

Sturgis City Council gets first update on fundraising for rural ambulance
STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council got their first update from a group working to raise money for rural residents to save city-owned ambulance service. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the group announced they had raised more than $8,000 so far, not including...
September 4, 2019

One man killed in Davison County crash Tuesday
MT. VERNON, S.D. – One person died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Mt. Vernon. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family members. A 2018 Nissan Frontier was eastbound on 252nd Street when the male driver failed to n...
September 4, 2019

High School Soccer - Scooper boys improve to 3-1 with win over RC Central
STURGIS, S.D. - In Tuesday night soccer, the Sturgis Scooper boys improved to 3-1 on the season with a big win over Rapid City Central. The Scoopers defeated the Cobblers 3-1 in Sturgis. Gabe Nelson, Jared Sailer and Kale Dennis all had goals for the Scoopers. The Scooper girl...
September 3, 2019

Tuesday Night, September 3, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Tuesday Night, September 3, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Bon Homme, 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 26-24 Beresford def. Baltic, 25-17, 23-25, 29-27, 17-25, 15-11 Bridgewater-Emery def. Howard, 25-13, 25-15, 25-11 Burke de...
September 3, 2019

South Dakota Media Football Poll for week of Sept 3
UNDATED - The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 3 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and last week’s ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (22)...
September 3, 2019

South Dakota media Volleyball Poll for week of Sept. 3
UNDATED - Here is the South Dakota media volleyball poll for the week of Sept. 3, 2019. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. Class AA1. Watertown (15) 5-0 83 42. SF O'Gorman 4-1 51 33. S.F. Washington (2) 4-1 50 14. Brandon...
September 3, 2019

Rapid City police release name of motorcyclist killed in crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police have released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a motorcycle vs pickup crash Saturday. Tallon Brey, 23 of Rapid City, was riding southbound on Saint Joseph Street when he was hit by a pickup at the intersection with East Saint Patric...
September 3, 2019

Police issue arrest warrant for man they believe responsible for fatal crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. – In a press release issued Tuesday, police say have issued a warrant for a man they believe is responsible for a crash that killed a child. Police believe George Matousek, 37, was behind the wheel of a car that collided with another car on October 5 of la...
September 3, 2019

FCC Commissioner on South Dakota tour
UNDATED – The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission is visiting western South Dakota today and tomorrow. Brendan Carr is on a tour of several places across the state this week. Carr and and Senator John Thune will hold a  field hearing in Sioux Falls ...
September 3, 2019

Regional Health Urgent Care Services in Sturgis expands hours of operation
STURGIS, S.D.  - Urgent Care Services in Sturgis has expanded their hours, and now serves patients seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the exception of major holidays. “The community of Sturgis spoke, and we listened. Urgent Care Services in Sturgis has seen ...
September 3, 2019

Walmart ends sale of ammo for some firearms, asks customers to not carry guns in stores
BENTONVILLE, AR - Walmart on Tuesday announced changes to its gun-sales policies and asked shoppers to stop openly carrying firearms in its stores nationwide in response to two deadly shootings at Walmart stores in El Paso, TX and Southaven, MS. The company also said it plans to...
September 3, 2019

South Dakota gas prices tumble 3.4 cents as Labor Day ends
UNDATED - South Dakota gas prices have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 628 stations. Gas prices in South Dakota are 8.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 24.8 cents per gallon lower th...
September 3, 2019

Trial in 1981 infant death postponed to April
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Trial for a South Dakota woman charged with murder in the death of her newborn 38 years ago has been postponed. Jury selection in Theresa Bentaas' trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but the trial has now been moved to April. The Minnehaha County State's A...
September 3, 2019

New wildfire sparked east of Yellowstone Park in Wyoming
CODY, Wyo. - A new wildfire has grown rapidly east of Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming. The fire was reported Monday evening in the Washakie Wilderness about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Cody and south of U.S. 14/16/20. It quickly spread because of gusty winds...
September 3, 2019

Teen killed in dirt bike crash in McKenzie County, ND
TROTTERS, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a teen has died after losing control of a dirt bike in McKenzie County. The patrol says 19-year-old Cora Wagner, of Lisbon, was killed Monday afternoon when she crashed on an off-road trail near Trotters. Authorities say s...
September 3, 2019

Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new report says an August survey of business supply managers suggests slow or no economic growth over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index dropped below growth neu...
September 3, 2019

Newell Ram Show & Sale continues tradition of quailty
NEWELL, SD – Now in its 74th year, the community-sponsored, annual Newell Ram Show & Sale will be Sept. 19-20. Sheep producers from the region travel to the show to sell and buy as the event has built up a reputation for high quality range and stud rams and ewes for sa...
September 3, 2019

Food company closes more U.S. plants
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Del Monte Foods is closing two of its remaining 10 U.S. plants, laying off hundreds of workers, as the food company looks to further cut costs amid headwinds that include tariffs and rising metal packaging costs. The layoffs add to a tally that is already the ...
September 3, 2019

Work to combine Meade, Butte dispatch services to be completed by January
STURGIS — Work continues to combine law enforcement dispatch centers for Meade and Butte County into one facility in Sturgis. According to Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin, cost savings, increased efficiencies as well as qualifying for more 911 surcharge fees are all factor...
September 3, 2019

Truck driver hurt in I-90 rollover
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office and the Highway Patrol responded to a one vehicle rollover on I-90 Monday. According to authorities, a semi truck was traveling eastbound on I-90 when the truck drifted off onto the shoulder of the road. The driver lost c...
September 2, 2019

One dead in motorcycle vs pickup crash
RAPID CITY, S.D. —Rapid City authorities are investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Law enforcement responded to the intersection of Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph Street Saturday evening. The crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truc...
September 1, 2019

Rapid Valley Fire Fighters hold structure fire to a single alarm
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in the 5500 block of Saturn Dr, Rapid Valley, Unincorporated, Pennington County, South Dakota. First arriving Firefighters found a free burning fire, with a moderate to heavy ...
September 1, 2019

Football - Scoopers open season with loss to Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. - The top ranked Pierre Governors scored four times in the second quarter to take a commanding lead as they rolled to a 40-0 shutout of Sturgis Saturday night. Sturgis hung tight with Pierre in the first quarter. The Governors didn't get their first score until the ...
September 1, 2019

High School Volleyball Scoreboard - Scoopers drop two at Huron
HURON, S.D. - The Sturgis Scoopers wrapped up play at the Huron Invitational with two losses. The Scoopers fell to Mitchell 2-0 and lost to Watertown 2-0. The Scoopers also lost their two games on Friday to finish 0-4 at the tournament. The Scoopers are now 1-5 on the season. ...
September 1, 2019

South Dakota High School Soccer Scoreboard, Saturday August 31
UNDATED - South Dakota High School Soccer Scores for Saturday, August 31:   BOYS SOCCER: Mitchell 6, Douglas/RCC 4 O’Gorman 3, Watertown 1   GIRLS SOCCER: Mitchell 10, Douglas/RCC 0 West Central 1, St Thomas More 0...
September 1, 2019

High School Softball - Stevens downs SF Washington and Mitchell Saturday
MITCHELL, S.D. - In High School girls softball Saturday, Rapid City Stevens picked up a couple of wins. The Raiders defeated Sioux Falls Washington 10-2 and then rolled over Mitchell 12-2. In the win over the Warriors, Reilly Tschetter led the way with 3 hits and three R.B.I. ...
September 1, 2019

Girls Tennis - St Thomas More wins Rapid City Invitational
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Invitational wrapped up Saturday and St Thomas More captured four of six singles flights championships to win the team title. The Cavaliers finished with 192 points. Brandon Valley came in second with 150 and Rapid City Stevens placed third. Mit...
September 1, 2019

Friday Night, August 30, South Dakota High School Football Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, August 30, High School Football Scoreboard: Alcester-Hudson 22, Estelline/Hendricks 20 Bennett County 33, Todd County 0 Bon Homme 34, Menno/Marion 12 Bridgewater-Emery 48, Elk Point-Jefferson 7 Britton-Hecla 52, Waverly-South Shore 0 Bro...
August 30, 2019

Friday Night, August 30, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Friday Night, August 30, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Central def. Rapid City Stevens, 28-26, 18-25, 25-13, 25-12 Brandon Valley def. Spearfish, 25-10, 25-12, 25-20 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte def. Standing Rock, N.D., 25-9, 25-19, 25-8 Rapid Ci...
August 30, 2019

Accidents and Incidents keep Sturgis area law enforcement busy
STURGIS, S.D. – Area law enforcement have been kept busy today with a variety of accidents and incidents. Meade and Lawrence Counties first responders aided the Highway Patrol in an accident in Boulder Canyon on Highway 14A. A Passenger car had veered off a side road acro...
August 30, 2019

Update - Elderly couple reported as missing found safe
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office says an elderly couple that was reported missing earlier Friday has been found safe. Authorities didn't release any further information. An endangered missing advisory was sent out after the couple hadn't been seen since...
August 30, 2019

Three Counties Receive Federal Grant Funding to Replace Bridges
PIERRE, S.D. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced the recipients of $225 million in Competitive Highway Bridge Program (CHBP) grant funding. South Dakota was one of 18 states to receive a portion of this funding to make critical upgrades to select br...
August 30, 2019

Rapid City Police issue citations to motorcycle club
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police have been busy with the Bandido’s Motorcycle Club the past two days. A group of Bandidos were reportedly speeding and following too close to one another while on Interstate 90 about 4:10 p.m. The bikers were then stopped around I-...
August 30, 2019

South Dakota State Fair all about making connections
HURON, SD - The 134th annual South Dakota State Fair in Huron continues its focus on agriculture and youth. Assistant Manager Candi Briley says they’re proud to be one of the most ag-based fairs in the country. “The primary focus of the State Fair is get people in to...
August 30, 2019

Bronc Futurity, parade, rodeo and more part of annual Newell Labor Day Rodeo
NEWELL, SD – The annual Newell Labor Day celebration will showcase stock contractors and cowboys at the second annual Newell Bronc Futurity. With added money for both stock contractors and cowboys, and in a newly lit arena, event chairman Matt Mangis is excited about offeri...
August 30, 2019

Thursday, August 29, High School Soccer Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is the South Dakota High School Soccer Scoreboard from Thursday, August 29: Girls Soccer Rapid City Central 10, Douglas/RC Christian 0 Sioux Falls Lincoln 2, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 1 Yankton 2, O’Gorman 0 Boys Soccer Rapid City Central 3, Douglas/RC Chri...
August 30, 2019

SD cattle organization responds to investigation into alledged price manipulation following packing plant fire
WASHINGTON, DC - US Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has ordered an investigation into beef pricing margins following a fire August 9 at Tyson’s  facility in Holcomb, KS in the heart of cattle feeding country.   Following the fire, profit margins for packers were close ...
August 30, 2019

Additional Public Land Available for Use in the Black Hills National Forest
CUSTER, S.D. - Additional acreage is now available for public use and enjoyment on the Black Hills National Forest. The USDA Forest Service recently purchased approximately 350 acres of land from the Trust for Public Land, utilizing funding from the Land and Water Conservation F...
August 30, 2019

Pennington County says meth arrrests down slightly so far for 2019
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Law enforcement in Pennington County say meth arrests are down slightly over last year. By this time in 2018, Pennington County had 951 felony drug arrests compared to 949 this year. Although it's a slight difference, it gives the sheriff's office encou...
August 30, 2019

SD Supreme Court weighs banning concealed guns in its space
PIERRE, S.D. — Justices on the South Dakota Supreme Court are considering banning concealed handguns in the court's state Capitol space. Lawmakers last session approved the Supreme Court's request to exempt its chamber from a new state law allowing residents with enhanced ...
August 29, 2019

Scooper Volleyball wins home opener over Hot Springs
STURGIS, S.D. - The Sturgis Scooper volleyball team won their home opener Thursday night with a 3-0 sweep of Hot Springs. The Scoopers won in three sets of 25-13, 25-13, 25-14. Sturgis got a good, all around team effort in the victory. Sarah Janz had 6 kills and 3 aces on the ...
August 29, 2019

Thursday Night, August 29, High School Volleyball Scoreboard
UNDATED - Here is your Thursday Night, August 29, High School Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Roncalli def. Milbank Area, 24-26, 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 Baltic def. Colman-Egan, 25-18, 15-25, 25-18, 25-20 Beresford def. Garretson, 25-12, 25-20, 28-26 Bon Homme def. Viborg-Hurley,...
August 29, 2019

Twins break homers on road record, get 2 in 3rd for 140
CHICAGO - The Minnesota Twins broke a major league record for most home runs on the road, getting back-to-back homers in the third inning for 140. Jake Cave led off the third with a solo shot off Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease to give AL Central leaders the record. T...
August 29, 2019

Status of Huskers' RB Washington could be game-time decision
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska coach Scott Frost says the decision on whether running back Maurice Washington plays in the opener against South Alabama on Saturday might not be made until close to game time. Frost made the announcement Thursday about Washington, who faces pornography ...
August 29, 2019

Noem, Oglala Lakota County School District to Build First Public High School on Pine Ridge Reservation
PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem and Oglala Lakota County school officials today announced their partnership to build the first physical, local public high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the first CTE high school on a reservation in South Dakota.&nb...
August 29, 2019

Meade County accepting applications for State's Attorney
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade County Commission is now accepting applications for State’s Attorney. The opening was created when current Meade  County State’s Attorney, Kevin Krull, was tagged for a judgeship position. Commissioners will accept applications u...
August 29, 2019

Rape victim sues sheriff, alleges deputies failed to protect
CUSTER, S.D. - A South Dakota woman who was kidnapped and raped is suing local law enforcement officials who she says failed to protect her from a known threat. The civil lawsuit names Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley and others in his department as well as the man convicte...
August 29, 2019

More ethanol plants shut down under Trump's EPA giving waivers to oil refiners
By STEVE KARNOWSKI, SCOTT McFETRIDGE and JULIE PACE Associated PressLACONA, IA (AP) — When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an ...
August 29, 2019

South Dakota Electric Cooperatives Working Toward Solutions During Electric Services in Annexed Areas Legislative Interim Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The Electric Services in an Annexed Area Study Committee, chaired by Sen. Alan Solano (R-Rapid City), held its second meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the State Capitol in Pierre, S.D. During the meeting, representatives of the electric cooperatives ...
August 28, 2019

SD Hearing Held in Decade-Old Uranium Mine Dispute
RAPID CITY, S.D. - A case that began in 2010 is back in the news this week, as the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hears arguments between a uranium mining company, government regulators and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The hearing will decide if the mining company, Powertech, is r...
August 28, 2019

Texas company sentenced in North Dakota oilfield death
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Houston company has been found guilty and ordered to pay $2.1 million in fines and restitution in the 2014 death of an Alabama man who died in an explosion while working western North Dakota's oil patch. C&J Well Services, formerly known as Nabors Completi...
August 28, 2019

Former US senator from South Dakota says cancer in remission
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler of South Dakota says he has the "energy of a 50-year-old" now that doctors have told him his bladder cancer is in remission. Pressler tells KFGO radio that he went through two surgeries and multiple chemotherapy treatments at J...
August 28, 2019

Rapid City native Jessi Combs dead after accident in Oregon
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Authorities in Oregon say racer and Rapid City native Jessi Combs has died after crashing her jet-powered car in the Alvord Desert in southeast Oregon. Combs earned the title of "fastest woman on four wheels" after setting a land speed record of 398 mph in 201...
August 28, 2019

"World's richest goat tying" comes to SD State Fair
HURON, SD – For the first time, the Ty Tuff Goat Tying Challenge is coming to the South Dakota State Fair on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in the North Arena with $3,000 added money. In the past, the Ty Tuff Challenge has only been hosted in North Dakota and referred to as the &l...
August 28, 2019

Pork Butt Battle promises keen competition, tastings at SD State Fair
HURON, S.D. – Are you a master of the BBQ pit?  Competitors will square off to see whose pork butt will come out on top when the South Dakota State Fair will host the Pork Butt Battle presented by the South Dakota Pork Producers,  Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Horticu...
August 28, 2019

EPA Announces public comment period on proposed uranium mine
DENVER, Colo. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting public comment on two Underground Injection Control (UIC) Draft Area Permits and one associated proposed aquifer exemption decision for the Dewey-Burdock uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) site located near ...
August 28, 2019

Suspended sentence for mother of toddler who tests positive for THC
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls woman whose toddler who tested positive for THC, the active chemical in marijuana, won't spend any time behind bars unless she violates terms of her suspended sentence. Thirty-one-year-old Tiffany Kelsey pleaded guilty to contributing to the a...
August 28, 2019

Grant for retraining displaced coal plant workers untapped
BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana labor officials say a $2 million federal grant for retraining workers expected to be displaced with the closure of two units of a coal-fired power plant remains untapped because plant owners haven't given the workers layoff notices. Officials with Talen...
August 28, 2019

State officials back expansion of largest Montana coal mine
BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana environmental officials are proposing approval of a major expansion of the state's largest coal mine after it was recently sold through a bankruptcy auction. Jen Lane with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality said the 72 million ton (65 milli...
August 28, 2019

Rapid City's Best Gen acquires Superior Building Systems
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Best GEN Modular, Inc. of Rapid City, SD is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of the Superior Building Systems manufacturing plant in Watertown, SD and the Superior Homes