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November 25, 2022News

GF&P Medical marijuana patients won’t lose hunting rights

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Lawyer Ryan Kolbeck typically doesn’t deal with legal questions about hunting licenses. The criminal defense attorney did field multiple calls on the topic in the days following the Nov. 8 election, however. They started coming in shortly after it became clear that South Dakota voters had voted to reject the legalization […]


November 25, 2022

Widow of former Smithfield employee challenges COVID-19 liability law

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The widow of a slaughterhouse worker who died after contracting COVID-19 is challenging the constitutionality of a South Dakota law that preemptively absolves employers of liability for exposing workers to the virus. The South Dakota Department of Labor (DOL) used the law this summer to justify denying the worker’s compensation claim […]

November 25, 2022

Leadership team leans moderate in South Dakota House, Senate

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota House of Representatives elected its leadership team for the 2023 legislative session, a week after their counterparts in the Senate did the same. Members of the 94-member GOP supermajority’s more moderate faction came out ahead in both chambers. Speaker of the House Hugh Bartels, Watertown, was elected to replace […]

November 25, 2022

White River School District gets $1.5M surprise donation from billionaire philanthropist

WHITE RIVER, SD – A rural western South Dakota school district is one of several across the country to receive a surprise donation from billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. White River School District got $1.5 million from Scott about a month ago. Scott, who has a 4% stake in Amazon, has donated just under $2 billion over […]

November 25, 2022

Board of Education hears public comment on proposed social studies standards

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The public had a second opportunity to speak to the South Dakota Board of Education about proposed changes to the state’s social studies standards on Monday at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The in-person comment session came after nearly 1,000 people submitted written testimony, and dozens of educators braved the cold to […]

November 25, 2022

Man sentenced for felony gun possession

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – Brandon Tyon, 43 of Rapid City, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for “possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.” Besides 18 months in prison, Tyon will also serve three years of supervised release. Tyon pleaded guilty to the firearms charge in August. In January 2021, was caught using methamphetamine. […]

November 25, 2022

Person of interest in shooting no longer being sought

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police say they no longer are looking for Dustin Way in connection with the deadly shooting in North Rapid Sunday night. In a release Wednesday, police say they have made contact with 30-year-old Way. He is the second person police were looking for. They also made contact earlier this week […]


November 22, 2022

South Dakota State women top No. 10 Louisville at Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Myah Selland scored 14 of her 25 points in a dominating fourth quarter to help South Dakota State beat No. 10 Louisville 65-55 in Monday’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The 6-foot-1 sixth-year forward helped the Jackrabbits regroup after blowing most of a 17-point third-quarter lead against the […]

November 22, 2022

Sturgis Football hosts 8th Annual Awards Show

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Scooper Football held their 8th Annual Awards and Recognition Show Monday night at the Sturgis Community Center. The annual event honors and recognizes those who have excelled this season. Here is a list of winners from Monday’s event: Owen Cass – Most Valuable Offensive Back Austin Atyeo – Outstanding Offensive Lineman […]

November 21, 2022

BHSU Downs Second Ranked Opponent in as Many Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Black Hills State men’s basketball took down a ranked opponent for the second-straight day, defeating No. 18 Augustana Saturday morning, 82-73. The Yellow Jackets (4-0) wrapped up their 2-0 performance at the East-West Challenge at the Sanford Pentagon thanks to 50 percent shooting (29-58) and 31.3 percent from the arc (10-32) […]

November 21, 2022

South Dakota State awarded top seed in 24-team FCS playoffs

UNDATED – South Dakota State and Sacramento State have earned the top two seeds in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Neither program at the top of the seedings has ever won the national title. North Dakota State, the winner of nine of the last 11 championships, was awarded the third seed in the 24-team field. […]

November 19, 2022

2022 SDHSAA State Volleyball Championships, Final Results

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2022 South Dakota high school volleyball championships concluded from the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls on Saturday evening with Harrisburg, Sioux Falls Christian, and Warner winning state titles. Class AA Championship: #3 Harrisburg defeated #4 Sioux Falls Jefferson 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23) 3rd/4th Place: #1 Sioux Falls […]

November 19, 2022

BHSU Men sink MSU/Moorhead

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Black Hills State men’s basketball outlasted No. 19/21 MSU Moorhead on a last-second shot from Adam Moussa to win, 78-77. In a game in which neither team led by more than six, and saw nine ties and 19 lead changes, the Yellow Jackets (3-0) shot 47.6 percent from the field and […]

Agricultural News

November 25, 2022

Ranchers, farmers have another opportunity to apply for disaster or pandemic aid

OMAHA , NE — Farmers and ranchers who have missed out on disaster or pandemic aid from the past two years will get another opportunity to demonstrate their losses and file a claim with USDA. Producers should start getting their tax or financial records ready if they have been left out of the early pots […]

November 25, 2022

USDA announces Section 32 purchase of American lamb

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans for a Section 32 purchase of American lamb products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs, as requested by the American Sheep Industry Association and the National Lamb Feeders Association earlier this year. Support for the purchase also came from congressional delegations from […]

November 22, 2022

AQHA past president, Hall of Famer Dr Glenn “Doc” Blodgett remembered

AMARILLO, TX – AQHA has received word of the death of AQHA Past President and American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Dr. Glenn Blodgett. “Doc Blodgett” was a man of few words, with even fewer to waste. When it came to his profession, practice and passion, Dr. Blodgett deemed it best to keep it simple. […]

November 21, 2022

Learn how to advocate for beef through Trailblazers program

DENVER, CO- The Beef Checkoff-funded Trailblazers program is seeking applications for its next class of beef advocates. Trailblazers, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, takes advocacy to the next level by giving participants the tools and training they need to promote beef to new audiences while addressing […]

November 21, 2022

Grocery stores, wholesalers join lawsuit against beef packers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several large retailers and wholesalers (including Sysco, US Foods, Kroger, Hy-Vee, Albertson, Associated Grocers, Subway, SuperValu, and Cheney Brothers) recently filed claims similar to those brought originally in April 2019 by R-CALF USA and National Farmers Union (NFU) against the Big 4 packers. Those claims are that the packers’ efforts to jointly […]

November 21, 2022

Northern Ag network ad campaign helps create movement to change mental health stigma

KANSAS CITY, MO  – At the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Beyond the Weather campaign won the prize for the Best Radio Commercial Series that aired on NAFB stations and networks in 2022. Amelia Siroky and Courtney Kibblewhite of Northern Ag Network who developed the campaign, accepted the […]