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January 22, 2022News

Spearfish authorities investigating homicide

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Authorities in Spearfish are investigating a Saturday morning homicide. At approximately 12:48 a.m. Saturday morning, the Spearfish Police Department received a 911 call requesting medical services for a 43-year-old female at 713 St. Joe Street in Spearfish. When officers arrived, they discovered a female had suffered a gunshot wound, and she was […]


January 21, 2022

Rapid City police investigating Friday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police Department officers were dispatched to an apartment at 100 Surfwood Drive Friday evening for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a single male with gunshot wounds. A medical unit arrived shortly after and transported the man to a hospital. The man’s injuries appear to […]

January 21, 2022

Custer, Hill City fire crews respond to Thursday night structure fires

CUSTER, S.D. – Firefighters in the southern hills battled a pair of fires in Custer and Hill City Thursday night. In Custer, fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 400 block of Harney Street. First arriving firefighters found a free burning fire in the interior of a two story residential structure with fire […]

January 21, 2022

Noem’s school ‘prayer’ bill rejected by House Republicans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Republican-dominated South Dakota House committee has rejected Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to require public schools to have a moment of silence to start the day. The Republican governor first billed the proposal at a conservative Christian conference last year as “putting prayer back in schools.” But a House committee rejected […]

January 21, 2022

State reports nineteen new deaths in Friday COVID-19 report

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has recorded its deadliest COVID-19 report this year as 19 new deaths were reported by the Department of Health Friday. The surge in deaths sent the state’s death toll past 65-hundred to 6,501. Among the new deaths, there were 3 reported out of Pennington County and one out of Meade […]

January 21, 2022

Icy roads lead to accidents Friday morning

STURGIS, S.D. – Some light freezing rain and snow made for a slippery morning commute Friday. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and South Dakota Highway Patrol were working numerous accidents on I-90 between Rapid City and Wall. The sheriff’s office reported accidents at exits 107, 72, and 60, including a semi truck that had rolled […]

January 21, 2022

Man charged with arson pleads guilty, but mentally ill

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Rapid City man pleads guilty but mentally ill in connection with a number of fires he allegedly set. On Thursday, 69-year-old Raymond Andrzejewski pleaded guilty but mentally ill in Seventh Circuit Court to one count of first-degree arson, a Class 2 felony, and one count of second-degree arson for starting […]


January 22, 2022

Saturday Night, January 22, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Basketball Scores for Saturday, January 22: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Bon Homme 55, Alcester-Hudson 49 Bowman County, N.D. 72, Belle Fourche 71 Brandon Valley 52, Aberdeen Central 43 Chester 50, Beresford 42 Elk Point-Jefferson 74, Dell Rapids 67 Flandreau 56, Parker 47 Great Plains Lutheran 80, Iroquois/Doland 39 Gregory 65, Gayville-Volin […]

January 22, 2022

Girls Wrestling – Pierre wins Governor Invite

PIERRE, S.D. – Pierre captured the team title of their home invitational, scoring 148 points. Spearfish was second with 120 and Harrisburg was third with 85.5 points. Sturgis finished tied for sixth with South Border. The Scoopers had no champions, but got a second place finish from Brooklyn Baird at 113. Here are final results […]

January 22, 2022

Wrestling Scoreboard: Winner takes home team title of home tournament

WINNER, S.D. – Winner claimed the team title of their home wrestling tournament Saturday, scoring 229 points. Custer placed second with 203 point and Burke/Gregory was third with 162. Philip placed sixth and Hot Springs was ninth. Custer crowned four champions on the day. They were Tray Weiss at 106, Landon Woodward at 126, Braden […]

January 22, 2022

Sturgis goes 1-2 at East-West Duals

PIERRE, S.D. – Sturgis went 1-2 Saturday at the East-West Duals in Pierre. Sturgis started out the day with a 34-32 win over Harrisburg. The Scoopers then dropped their second match to Pierre 40-27 and their third match to Brandon Valley 41-27. Here are the results for the Scoopers: Match #1 Round 1 Sturgis defeated […]

January 22, 2022

Scoopers Boys and Girls Battle, But Fall to Tigers

HURON / STURGIS, SD – The Scooper girls traveled east to Huron to take on the Lady Tigers on Saturday, coming up short, 53-46. The game was tight throughout, with Huron leading 26-24 at the half and 38-32 after three. But the Scoopers couldn’t make up any ground in the fourth quarter and fell to […]

January 21, 2022

Friday Night, January 21, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here is your Friday Night, January 21, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Beresford 71, Canton 68, OT Brandon Valley 60, Pierre 57, OT Castlewood 83, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 55 Chamberlain 83, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 58 Custer 64, Hill City 44 Dakota Valley 66, Tri-Valley 32 Edgemont 57, Hay Springs, Neb. 47 Flandreau 71, […]

Agricultural News

January 20, 2022

Thinking through virtues of a boxed beef index

AMES, IA – Using a boxed beef index as an external reference price could result in higher or lower fed cattle prices versus other ways of discovering prices, according to a livestock economist. The CME Group launched a Boxed Beef Index the first week of March 2021.  The index is a five-business day volume-weighed moving […]

January 20, 2022

R-CALF asks for stopgap measure, blames Congress for not enacting cattle market reforms

WASHINGTON, DC – R-CALF USA has asked Congress to implement a stopgap measure to preserve what is left of the U.S. cattle industry. In written testimony submitted in a Wednesday hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard wrote, […]

January 20, 2022

Farmers still can’t fix their own tractors. Now they’re suing John Deere for ‘repair rights’

FOREST RIVER, ND (DTN) — A North Dakota farm filed a class-action lawsuit last week, alleging John Deere is violating the Sherman Act in not making diagnostic software available to farmers who want to repair their own equipment. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Illinois alleges John Deere […]

January 17, 2022

NCBA calls EPA on “convoluted approach” to water rules but supports latest EPA report

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced support for a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC). “The FRRCC represents a diverse group of stakeholders including academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments,” said Scott Yager, NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel. “NCBA strongly […]

January 17, 2022

Internships offered to beginning ranchers, farmers

LARAMIE, WY – Education. Mentoring. Technical Assistance. Three things beginning ranchers and farmers need to acquire th eknowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed decisions for their operations and ehance their sustainability. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming was awarded […]

January 17, 2022

CATTLE CHAT: Feed, supplement those momma’s

MANHATTAN, KS – During pregnancy, regular checkups are key for mother and baby to maintain good health. The same is true for beef cattle, according to the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute. “In the case of replacement heifers, research has shown that if their diet was restricted when they were in utero, […]