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May 16, 2022Local

Sturgis Ambulance celebrates EMS Week with open house

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service celebrated the start of E.M.S. Week by holding an open house Monday. The Sturgis Ambulance Service uses E.M.S. Week as an opportunity to educate the community on prevention and care of injuries and illnesses and assists with education on what to do until first responders arrive to an […]


May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance cuts ribbon on new SMRT program

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service is offering a new program dedicated to filling in the gaps in out of hospital care. The Sturgis Mobile Response Team, or SMRT for short, is a grant funded program that consists of a medical director, three community healthcare workers and four advanced life support providers. To celebrate […]

May 16, 2022

No injuries after school bus rear-ended by car in Summerset Monday morning

SUMMERSET, S.D. – The Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Summerset Police responded to a school bus that got rear-ended by a car Monday morning. According to Summerset Police Chief Don Allen, the incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Elk Vale Road. He says the bus was taking kids to school and had just entered […]

May 16, 2022

Wildland Fire, National Guard to hold helicopter recertification May 20

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Wildland Fire Division will conduct its annual wildland fire helicopter recertification with the South Dakota National Guard Aviation Unit this Friday, May 20. The certification allows for South Dakota National Guard Black Hawk helicopters to respond to wildland fires. The yearly certification is required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

May 16, 2022

Preliminary Storm Summary for May 12, 2022 Derecho

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A rare and particularly dangerous storm system known as a derecho moved through the Northern Plains during the late afternoon and early evening hours of Thursday, May 12th, including eastern South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Derechos feature unusually widespread wind damage, and this was one of the most extreme examples on […]

May 16, 2022

Tens of thousands attend 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show wrapped up on Sunday, and according to officials, it was an overwhelming success. Organizers say tens of thousands of people took advantage of this year’s show, and traffic into and out of the base was heavy both days. In fact, officials estimated […]

May 13, 2022

State Agencies Provide Storm Assistance

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered South Dakota’s National Guard and the Department of Public Safety’s Wildland Fire Division and Highway Patrol to provide assistance to those eastern South Dakota communities impacted by Thursday’s severe storms. National Guard soldiers are helping with cleanup of debris, traffic control, security and other duties plus equipment […]


May 16, 2022

Timber Lake sweeps their home track and field meet

TIMBER LAKE, S.D. – Timber Lake won both the boys and girls team titles of their local last chance track and field meet Monday. The boys  finished with 257 points – well ahead of Herreid/Selby in second with 82 points. The girls won their team title with 150 points. Herreid/Selby was second with 102. On […]

May 16, 2022

State A Boys Tennis Tournament wraps up day one

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Day one of the Class A State Boys Tennis Tournament wrapped up Monday. Here are the team standings and flight results (singles and doubles) through the first day of the competition. Team Standings Place School Points 1 Mitchell 300 2 RC Christian 287.5 2 Yankton 287.5 4 Pierre T.F. Riggs 224 […]

May 15, 2022

Weekend Legion Baseball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here are weekend area legion baseball scores: Friday, May 13 RC Post 320 7, Spearfish Post 164 1 (Game 1) RC Post 320 8, Spearfish Post 164 1 (Game 2) Saturday, May 14: Miles City 2, RC Post 320 0 (Game 1) RC Post 320 11, Miles City 5 (Game 2) RC Post […]

May 15, 2022

Sturgis Splits Twin Bill With Stevens

STURGIS, SD — The Sturgis Scoopers hosted the Rapid City Stevens Raiders in their final two games of the regular season on Sunday, winning game one big and dropping a close one in game two. The Sturgis offense was clicking in game one of the doubleheader, as the Scoopers pounded out 11 hits. Ridge Inhofer […]

May 14, 2022

Inhofer’s Two Home Runs, Seven RBIs Lead Scoopers to Win over Broncs

BELLE FOURCHE, SD — Ridge Inhofer would not be denied at the plate on Saturday, driving in seven runs on three hits to lead Sturgis past Belle Fourche 15-9. Inhofer’s bat was smoking as he bashed a two-run home run and a grand slam in the top of the first, and a double in the […]

May 13, 2022

Aberdeen Central wins Mitchell Girls Invitational

MITCHELL, S.D. – Aberdeen Central won the Mitchell Invitational golf tournament Friday. The Golden Eagles finished with a 345. Mitchell was second, one stroke back, and Rapid City Stevens was fourth. Sturgis placed in 16th. Winning individual medalist honors was Reese Jansa of Harrisburg with a 71. Tanna Phares of Stevens was second with a […]

Agricultural News

May 13, 2022

Series on mineral nutrition for beef cow herd taking registrations

BROOKINGS, SD – A program that began in South Dakota has expanded to other states and now includes Extension beef cattle specialists from South Dakota State University (SDSU), North Dakota State University, Montana State University and the University of Wyoming. The educational series, “Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd” was initiated due to increased […]

May 13, 2022

JBS first quarter profits rise to $1 billion, attributed to its U.S. businesses

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA posted a first-quarter profit that beat expectations on the back of strength in its United States business, according to a financial statement on Wednesday. Despite posting a 151.4% increase in profit, high global grain prices and Brazil’s sluggish economy challenged the world’s biggest meat company, in addition […]

May 13, 2022

Big misses, on-the-fly changes in latest WASDE reprt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA’s May 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is the first in 2022 to offer a mix of old- and new-crop estimates, taking into account drought in several regions, the war in Ukraine and a new season of planting getting underway in the U.S. In USDA’s first detailed forecast […]

May 11, 2022

Fighting on two fronts: President Biden says pandemic, Ukraine crisis cause of inflation, pledges help for America’s farmers

KANKAKEE, ILL – President Biden called American farmers, “the breadbasket of democracy,” during a farm visit to announce actions by the USDA to boost production of wheat and other food crops and curb input costs. Along with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, the President detailed three administrative actions during a visit to a farm in Kankakee, […]

May 11, 2022

CATTLE CHAT: Market share mindset dangerous when considering plant-based proteins

MANHATTAN, KS – When selecting meat in the grocery store the product cut, price per pound, and visual appeal are just some of the factors that influence the purchasing decision. And for curious consumers, plant-based protein sources may also drive the purchase for those who follow a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eat meat or […]

May 11, 2022

Beef cow herd on fastest culling pace since 1980s

STILLWATER, OK – Through mid-April, beef cow slaughter is up 16.9 percent year over year; a surprisingly strong rate of cow slaughter for this time of year.  This likely reflects continuing drought impacts carried over from last year, combined with very strong cull cow prices and limited forage prospects going forward. The fast pace of […]