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March 24, 2023News

Supreme Court weighs release of records in Sanford child porn probe

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Attorneys took their fight over whether to unseal more documents in the 2019 child pornography investigation of billionaire banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to the South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday. Sanford is seeking to bar the release of affidavits used to issue search warrants in the case. But the […]


March 24, 2023

Rapid City Fire crews knock down small fire at Family Inn

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire shortly after 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon at the 3700 block of Sturgis Road. When crews arrived on scene of the Family Inn, they could see light smoke coming from one of the rooms of the motel. Once crews gained access […]

March 23, 2023

Governor Noem vetoes HB-1209, which increases amount of THC in industrial hemp

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem on Thursday vetoed House Bill 1209, which would increase the amount of THC allowed in industrial hemp to 5%, classifying marijuana as hemp. In her veto letter, the governor says if the bill were to become law, South Dakota would allow hemp products and crops to contain over sixteen […]

March 23, 2023

State and public kept in the dark about 11 billion pounds of chemicals carried by rail in South Dakota each year

UNDATED – Each year, railroad trains carry nearly 11 billion pounds of chemicals through South Dakota’s cities and countryside, much of it on tracks that were built 100 or more years ago.. Finding out which specific compounds are in those potentially toxic payloads is extremely difficult or even impossible due to national security concerns and […]

March 22, 2023

State Supreme Court hears Kevin Costner dispute, pandemic relief case

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The state Supreme Court examined disputes over sculptures commissioned by the actor Kevin Costner and pandemic benefits paid to a business owner as justices heard arguments in several cases Wednesday. The court held its first of two days of oral arguments for its spring term on the South Dakota State University campus […]

March 22, 2023

Weekly COVID-19 Report – 643 new cases; four new deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota health officials reported 643 new cases of COVID-19 over the past week. In their weekly report issued Wednesday, the health department says hospitalizations remained stable at 44 with 31 new hospitalizations reported. Active cases in the state totaled 418 this week. There were 4 new deaths among cases, sending the […]

March 22, 2023

More than 100 entries received for Rally logo contest

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis received more than 100 entries in its 84th Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Logo Contest. The city asked people to design a unique logo that will be used to promote the 84th City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2024. Top prize is $5,000. Each year, the City of […]


March 24, 2023

Thursday, March 23, South Dakota Prep Tennis Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here is your Thursday, March 23, South Dakota Prep Tennis Scoreboard: Rapid City Christian 9, Aberdeen Central 0 Rapid City Stevens 7, Aberdeen Central 2

March 24, 2023

Reese Jacobs selected as Class A Wrestler of the Year

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Scooper Reese Jacobs received the  Class A Wrestler of the Year award from the South Dakota Wrestling Coaches Association Thursday. Jacobs finished off his final season as a Scooper by winning his third wrestling championship this year. He went 52-0 at 182 pounds and finished his career as the all time […]

March 23, 2023

BHSU makes a comeback, but falls short in Final Four loss to West Liberty

UNDATED – The Black Hills State University men’s basketball team gave it all they had, but fell a little short to West Liberty in the NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament Final Four today. The Jackets fell behind early, and trailed by 16 at the half. However, a second half surge by the Yellowjackets got them […]

March 22, 2023

BHSU Going Back to Final Four With 86-68 Win over Minnesota Duluth

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Black Hills State men’s basketball moved past No. 6 Minnesota Duluth, 86-68, in their Elite Eight matchup Tuesday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets (29-5, 18-4 RMAC) played excellent all around, shooting over 53 percent from the floor and 47 percent from beyond the arc, while also outscoring the Bulldogs 26-7 in points off turnovers. […]

March 21, 2023

Joel Scott Named D2CCA Ron Lenz National Player of the Year

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Black Hills State men’s basketball senior Joel Scott was named NCAA D2 Conference Commissioner’s Association Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. Scott continues to haul in accolades as one of the top players in the nation, with D2CCA Player of the Year honors being the latest added to the list. […]

March 20, 2023

Rush edge the Oilers in Sunday matchup

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Alex Aleardi scored twice, Zach Court had a goal and two assists and Daniil Chechelev made 44 saves on 47 shots as the Rapid City Rush beat the Tulsa Oilers 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at The Monument Ice Arena. The Rush won for the fifth consecutive game. Aleardi opened the scoring […]

Agricultural News

March 22, 2023

Can you afford an open cow? Or, cull her now or pay to hold her open?

AMES, IA – The time commitment and financial investment in developing a replacement heifer is a daunting task―especially when one can come up open after having only one or two calves. After hearing several reports of poor fall breed-back rates and spring calvers losing calves (abortions, stillbirths, etc.), we decided to put pencil to paper […]

March 22, 2023

Highlighting value, uses of ag products part of National Agriculture Week

PIERRE, S.D. – You are steeped in agriculture. You might not know it, but you are. It doesn’t matter if you live in Sioux Falls, Brookings, Yankton, Aberdeen, Mitchell or Rapid City, South Dakota. You’re neck-deep in agriculture. You might work in a hospital. Maybe the Post Office. You could be an IT person, maybe […]

March 22, 2023

CATTLE CHAT: Collecting off-ranch data aids management decisions

MANHATTAN, KS – Tracking devices tell us everything from the number of steps we take to the amount of calories we consume to the hours of restful sleep we get at night, among other things. That data provides valuable information to those who are seeking it. While the collection mechanisms are different, tracking data on […]

March 22, 2023

Nominees for National Sheep Industry Improvement Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominees for two producer positions and one expert in marketing to serve three-year terms on the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center (Center) Board of Directors. Nominations are due May 5. USDA selects appointees from candidates nominated by Certified Nominating Organizations […]

March 22, 2023

South Dakota Ag Summit registration, program announced

PIERRE, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2023 South Dakota Governor’s Agricultural Summit (Ag Summit). The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) will host the two-day event on July 18-19 in Watertown on the campus of Lake Area Technical College. This year’s agenda will include an ag-economic market outlook, policy updates, Farm […]

March 22, 2023

Financial assistance available to ranchers impacted by winter storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Producers in South Dakota and other states impacted by severe winter weather events can apply for financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover from these adverse weather events. Impacted producers should contact their local USDA Service Center to […]