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August 18, 2022Local

Sturgis, Fort Meade fire crews tackle trailer home fire Thursday afternoon

STURGIS, S.D. – It has been a busy 24 hours for Sturgis crews, as they responded to their third fire since last evening this afternoon. Sturgis Fire Chief Scott Lensegrav says Sturgis and Fort Meade Fire crews responded to a trailer home fire on sixth street at approximately 11:45 a.m. He says firefighters quickly attacked […]


August 18, 2022

Sturgis Fire crews respond to semi trailer fire early Thursday morning

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis area fire crews responded to a semi trailer on fire on U.S. Highway 14A early Thursday morning. The fire was reported at mile marker 49. The fire slowed traffic in the area as crews put out the fire, which destroyed the trailer. Sturgis Fire, Fort Meade Fire, Meade County Sheriff and […]

August 18, 2022

Man sentenced to life for killing his wife’s grandmother

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man convicted of killing his wife’s grandmother after assaulting his wife has been sentenced to life in prison. Mitch Caffee, of Wessington Springs, was originally charged with two dozen felony counts in the October 2021 incident. It began when he broke into the Wessington Springs home of […]

August 18, 2022

Poll: Majority of South Dakotans oppose total ban on abortion

UNDATED – A majority of South Dakotans believe the state’s abortion ban is too restrictive and feel that voters should determine the legality of abortion access rather than the state Legislature, according to a statewide poll sponsored by South Dakota News Watch. The poll of 500 registered voters showed that a majority (57%) of respondents […]

August 17, 2022

Fire crews knock down grass fire near Bear Butte

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis and Vale fire crews responded to a grass fire Wednesday evening near Bear Butte State Park. The fire was reported after thunderstorms with lightning moved through the area, and fire officials believe lightning is to blame for the fire’s start. The fire was located off of Bear Butte Rd and Bighorn […]

August 17, 2022

Rapid City Police search for suspect in Wednesday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police say they are looking for an active teenage runaway from Minnehaha County in connection with a Wednesday night shooting. Robert Yellowbird, 17, of Sioux Falls is considered a person of interest in the incident. Rapid City Police officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Anamosa […]

August 17, 2022

Newly released social studies standards called thinly-veiled political and Christian religion document

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem is claiming  the new proposed social studies standards are free from “political agendas” and include an increased focus on Native American history. But they received swift criticism from some educators as a thinly-veiled political document that emphasizes the qualities of America’s founders and mimic language Noem […]


August 17, 2022

South Dakota Prep Tennis Scores from Tuesday, August 16

UNDATED – In high school girls’ tennis Tuesday, Spearfish hosted an invitational with Rapid City Christian and Rapid City Stevens taking part. The Comets got four wins in the singles bracket and took two of the doubles matches as they defeated the Spartans 6-3. Rapid City Stevens, in the meantime, rolled to a 9-0 win […]

August 17, 2022

High School Golf – Spearfish, RC Stevens, RC Central compete at Warrior-Lynx Invite

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Several West River teams competed in the Warrior-Lynx Golf Invitational in Sioux Falls Tuesday. Spearfish was the top placing West River team, finishing with a 664. The Raiders earned a 683 and the Cobblers scored a 764. Sioux Falls O’Gorman won the team title with a 579. The top placing West […]

August 17, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores

UNDATED – Here are South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores from Tuesday, August 16: BOYS SOCCER: Belle Fourche – 6, Douglas/RC Christian/New Underwood – 2 St Thomas More – 10, Hot Springs – 0 GIRLS SOCCER: Belle Fourche – 2, Douglas/RC Christian/New Underwood – 2 (DRAW)

August 15, 2022

South Dakota High School Preseason Football Poll

UNDATED – The preseason South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll is listed below, ranking the top-five teams and total points received. First-place votes are listed in parentheses. Class 11AAA 1. Brandon Valley (5) 69 2. Harrisburg (7) 60 3. Jefferson (3) 45 4. O’Gorman 32 5. Lincoln (2) 26 Receiving votes: Washington (1) 23, Roosevelt […]

August 15, 2022

Belle Fourche wins team title of Sturgis Invite

STURGIS, S.D. – Belle Fourche claimed the team title of the Sturgis Invitational in high school golf Monday. The Broncs finished with a low team score of 329. Sturgis came in second with a 357, Rapid City Stevens was third with a 363 and St Thomas More was fourth with a 366. Spearfish rounded out […]

August 14, 2022

South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores for Saturday, August 13

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores for Saturday, August 13: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis – 10, Hot Springs – 0 RC Stevens – 3, Watertown – 0 RC Central – 1, Brookings – 0 Aberdeen  Central – 6, Douglas/RC Christian/New Underwood – 1 GIRLS SOCCER: Brookings – 3, RC Central – 1 Aberdeen  Central – […]

Agricultural News

August 15, 2022

USDA supply/demand report lowers corn projections, beef production increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) as well as Crop Production reports that lowered crop acreage, yield and overall production for corn and soybeans. USDA on Friday shaved corn production 146 million bushels to 14.35 billion bushels, but increased soybean production 25 million bushels to 4.53 billion bushels, […]

August 15, 2022

Lean meats spot in “Food Compass” criticized as “agenda-driven faux science”

DENVER, CO – Among the published works of a renowned nutrition researcher, who is set to advise an upcoming White House conference on hunger and nutrition, is a study claiming that candy and cereal are as healthy to eat than dietary staples like beef, chicken and eggs. Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean at […]

August 15, 2022

Policy, checkoff, antitrust legal action updates planned for R-CALF USA annual convention

DEADWOOD, SD – R-CALF USA will host its 23rd annual convention and trade show “Code of the West,” Aug. 18-19, in Deadwood, S.D. With its speaker lineup, the group looks forward to its success in further developing strategies to improve the trajectory of the U.S. cattle industry. The “Code of the West” convention and trade […]

August 11, 2022

Students sought for NCBA convention internships

DENVER, CO – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is offering college students a unique behind-the-scenes experience through its annual convention internship program. The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the largest annual meeting of the U.S. beef cattle industry, will take place Feb. 1-3, 2023, in New Orleans. Up to 18 interns […]

August 11, 2022

Apply now for CHS Foundation K-12 teacher grants

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – For 75 years, the CHS Foundation has helped develop the next generation of ag leaders for lifelong success. In honor of this milestone, the foundation is awarding $75,000 in grants for K-12 teachers to implement a project at their school that will engage students in experiential agricultural education. Funds will […]

August 10, 2022

Sturgis Beef Throwdown finalists turn up the heat during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, SD – This week is a big one for Sturgis. In more ways than one. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) has been promoting steakhouses and restaurants throughout the state during the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Classic. Earlier, during the month of June, the public nominated 26 locations for being a favorite place […]