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January 28, 2023News

South Dakota GOP leader: Senator accused of harassment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Senate Republican leader said Friday that a committee will investigate a suspended senator for allegedly harassing a legislative aide during an exchange over childhood vaccines and breastfeeding. Sen. Casey Crabtree, the Senate GOP leader, had declined to provide details of the allegations against fellow Republican Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller on […]


January 28, 2023

South Dakota tribes seek disaster declaration in storm recovery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s congressional delegation has written a letter to President Joe Biden in support of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations’ requests for a major disaster declaration following winter storms that left six people dead. U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune, and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, say the declaration would […]

January 27, 2023

SD tribes would lose millions for tribal government if state eliminates food sales tax

PIERRE – A food sales tax cut that passed a House panel Thursday morning has raised concerns for South Dakota’s nine tribal governments. An official with the Bureau of Finance and Management estimated that the tribes would lose about $2 million in funding for tribal government operations if the food tax is eliminated, but admitted […]

January 27, 2023

South Dakota chefs are semifinalists in prestigious James Beard Awards

CUSTER, S.D.  – Two South Dakota chefs have been announced as semifinalist nominees for the 2023 James Beard Awards. The James Beard Awards are considered one of the highest honors in the culinary industry and  recognizes the best and the brightest of the nation’s dining scene. These prestigious accolades honor not only chefs and restaurants […]

January 27, 2023

Rapid City legislator suspended pending investigation

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Senate took the unusual step of not just voting to investigate a legislator but to suspend during the investigation. Senators voted 27 to 6 this afternoon (Thursday) to suspend and investigate Republican Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller (Mule-er), a business owner from Rapid City. Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Lee Schoenbeck, a […]

January 27, 2023

SD unemployment tax rate reduced, debate over who really pays it

PIERRE, S.D. – An $18 million reduction in unemployment taxes has won final approval from South Dakota lawmakers. The Senate voted 30-3 on Wednesday for HB-1011. The House of Representatives previously passed it 70-0. The legislation now goes to Governor Kristi Noem, who is expected to sign it into law. Employers would see the lower rates in their 2024 […]

January 27, 2023

New York man found guilty in three murders

RAPID CITY, S.D.- A Pennington County jury has found a Bronx, New York man guilty of murder. Arnson Absolu was charged with the August 2020 killings in Rapid City. Prosecutors maintained Absolu killed Charles Red Willow over a drug-related issue and that the other victims, Ashley Nagy and Dakota Zaiser were killed as a way […]


January 27, 2023

BHSU men’s basketball wins 80-51 tilt over CCU

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State men’s basketball was on from start to finish in a well-rounded, 80-51 victory over Colorado Christian Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets (18-1, 12-1 RMAC) never trailed as the team shot at a 50.8 percent clip from the field and drained 11 threes while holding the Cougars to 33.3 percent […]

January 27, 2023

Thursday, January 26, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED  – Here is your Thursday, January 26, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Aberdeen Roncalli 53, Britton-Hecla 19 Beresford 61, Flandreau 50 Brandon Valley 58, Yankton 54 Canton 87, Sioux Falls Lutheran 35 Crazy Horse 76, Wakpala 69 Crow Creek 77, Stanley County 72 Dakota Valley 73, Sioux Falls Christian 57 DeSmet […]

January 26, 2023

Cavaliers Bounce Back With Shellacking of Scoopers

RAPID CITY, SD – The St. Thomas More Lady Cavaliers jumped out to a 20-2 lead over Sturgis in the first quarter and didn’t look back, blowing out the Scoopers, 56-10. It was the first game for the Lady Cavs since their loss to Spearfish on Tuesday, and they were firing on all cylinders. Reece […]

January 26, 2023

Rush drop Wednesday night game to Utah

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Alex Aleardi scored and Adam Carlson made 29 saves but the Rapid City Rush were beaten by the Utah Grizzlies 3-1 on Wednesday night at Maverik Center. The Rush struck first in the opening period during the waning seconds of a penalty kill. Ryan Zuhlsdorf forced a turnover along the […]

January 25, 2023

BHSU men and women sweep rival SD Mines’

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Black Hills State men’s basketball downed rival South Dakota Mines 76-60 in front of a record crowd of 3,077 Tuesday night. After surrendering 25 points in the first half to Hardrocker junior Alejandro Rama, the Yellow Jackets (17-1, 11-1 RMAC) held him scoreless in the second half while BHSU shot 57.7 percent […]

January 25, 2023

Wrestling Scoreboard for Tuesday, January 24

UNDATED – In Tuesday Wrestling action, Lead-Deadwood held a triangular with Custer and Belle Fourche. The home team Golddiggers dropped two duals to Custer and Belle Fourche. Custer defeated Lead-Deadwood 65-11 and Belle Fourche won by the score of 48-30. Custer went 2-0 on the day. Along with their win over the Golddiggers, the Wildcats […]

Agricultural News

January 26, 2023

Lawmakers want more local involvement in BH National Forest, asks Department of Ag & Natural Resources to lead the way

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota lawmakers want to pass legislation aimed at protecting the Black Hills. SB 21 would create a full-time position within the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources who would be tasked with working with “forest stakeholders” to “manage the Black Hills National Forest.” South Dakota lawmakers want to see more involvement […]

January 26, 2023

USDA Deputy Secretary departs, Farm Bureau president extends thanks, appreciation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The number two person of the USDA announced today,she is stepping away from her role as the Deputy Secretary in the coming weeks. Citing a desire to have more time with family, USDA Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh released a statement on her decision. “It is with mixed emotions that today I am announcing […]

January 26, 2023

Another push for beef labeling act from U.S. Senators crosses party lines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The road to mandatory labeling of domestic beef is long and winding with more than one dead end. A new Congress is always another opportunity to bring legislation that is popular out in the country and with consumers but not so much with Washington lawmakers where a needed majority has failed to […]

January 26, 2023

Farm group wants investigation into egg prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Egg prices are up more than 130% from year ago levels, and a U.S. farm group is asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into the high prices of eggs and possible price gouging. Farm Action, a farmer-led advocacy organization that sent a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan to share their […]

January 24, 2023

Donation of pork product from Farmers Union helps Feeding South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. – In an effort to help South Dakotans struggling with increased grocery costs, South Dakota Farmers Union partnered with Farmers Union Enterprises to donate 35,000 pounds of pork to Feeding South Dakota. “Family farmers and ranchers are not immune to increased grocery prices. Like everyone else, our food costs have gone up, […]

January 23, 2023

Tight numbers in COF report suggests more support for cash prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The monthly COF report confirmed the continuing decline in placements and on feed numbers. Placements were down 8% from December 2021 with the usual holiday related slowdown in placements amplified by winter storms in most of the major feeding areas that canceled sales events and limited livestock movement. Tighter numbers caused by […]