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September 30, 2022Local

Supporters invited to “Bucking Cancer Fundraising Auction” for Chad Cordell

STURGIS, SD – When a diagnosis of stage 3 cancer is made, it leaves a family in shock – struggling to treat the disease while still needing to make a living. Chad and Amanda Cordell of Sturgis are among such people. Friends are putting on the “Bucking Cancer Fundraising Auction For Chad Cordell,” Sat., Oct. […]


September 30, 2022

South Dakota schools to receive over $4 million to address student needs

(Pierre, SD) — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The U.S. Department of Education awarded states nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) to help schools provide students with safe and supportive learning environments that are critical for their success. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Education, […]

September 30, 2022

I-90 Exit 37 westbound on-ramp near Sturgis to close

STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the westbound on-ramp at exit 37 will close at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. The ramp will be closed to allow crews to construct a new, longer ramp in its place. The ramp is expected to remain closed until Tuesday, Nov. […]

September 30, 2022

Sturgis, other communities receive funding from Biden’s American Rescue Plan

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Sturgis is among those receiving a portion of $167,247,512 in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste projects in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced the Board of Water and Natural Resources approval at Thursday’s meeting in Pierre. The […]

September 29, 2022

Custer State Park to Host Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 57th annual Buffalo Roundup and 29th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park this weekend. The Buffalo Roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 30. The Arts Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 29, through […]

September 28, 2022

Noem makes campaign pitch regarding the food tax

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem made a campaign promise Wednesday to repeal the state’s tax on groceries, changing course to lend outspoken support to a bipartisan proposal she did not publicly endorse in March. The Republican governor made the announcement two days ahead of a Friday debate with her Democratic […]

September 28, 2022

COVD-19 active cases, hospitalizations down in weekly report

PIERRE, S,D. – South Dakota health officials reported 732 new cases of COVID-19 this week. Active cases have dropped to 540 and there are 81 people hospitalized due to the virus. Four new deaths were reported, sending the state’s death toll to 3,021. One of the new deaths was out of Pennington County. New cases […]


September 29, 2022

Douglas Outlasts Scoopers in Four Sets

BOX ELDER, SD — The Douglas Patriots beat the Sturgis Scoopers in four sets, 25-11, 26-28, 25-14, 25-20 at Douglas High School on Thursday night. Faith King and Norah Iverson each had 10 kills for the Scoopers, who fell to 2-16 on the season.  Douglas (5-9) was led by Kylee Smith with 31 assists. Bailey […]

September 28, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, South Dakota Prep Soccer Scoreboard

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores for Tuesday, September 27: GIRLS SOCCER: Pierre – 8, Huron – 0 Spearfish – 2, St Thomas More – 0 BOYS SOCCER: Spearfish – 6, St Thomas More – 3 Belle Fourche – 6, Hot Springs – 0

September 28, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, South Dakota Prep Volleyball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here is your Tuesday Night, September 27, South Dakota Prep  Volleyball Scoreboard: Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Colome, 16-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-22 Baltic def. Dell Rapids St. Mary, 25-10, 25-16, 25-18 Belle Fourche def. Custer, 25-17, 25-15, 25-9 Canton def. West Central, 25-19, 25-13, 25-16 Chester def. Deubrook, 25-19, 25-16, 25-12 Colman-Egan def. Howard, […]

September 27, 2022

South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores from Monday, September 26

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Soccer Scoreboard for Monday, September 29: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis – 2, Douglas/RC Christian/New Underwood – 1 Sioux Falls Christian – 1, Brandon Valley – 0 GIRLS SOCCER: Sturgis – 5, Douglas/RC Christian/New Underwood – 0

September 27, 2022

South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll for Week of September 26

UNDATED – The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 26 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class, record, total points and previous ranking. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses. Class 11AAA 1. Jefferson (18) 5-0 90 1 2. O’Gorman 4-1 71 2 3. Harrisburg 4-1 55 […]

September 27, 2022

South Dakota Media Prep Volleball Poll for Week of September 26

UNDATED – Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Sept. 26, 2022. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking. CLASS AA S.F. Washington (7) 7-1 63           3 O’Gorman (7) 9-3 61 1 Harrisburg 10-2 38           2 Huron 12-3 27           4 S.F. Jefferson 6-2 […]

Agricultural News

September 30, 2022

Amid political finger pointing, ag interests worry about Fed rate hikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm economists and Congressional lawmakers fear continued Federal Reserve interest rate hikes will further damage the economy, even if the fires of inflation are extinguished. The Federal Reserve is committed to continue raising interest rates ‘til inflation is tamed. Chairman Jerome Powell has said as much, and that has farm economists like […]

September 30, 2022

Smithfield to pay consumers $75 million to settle price fixing lawsuit

SMITHFIELD, VA – Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of conspiring to inflate prices in the $20 billion-a-year U.S. pork market by limiting supply. Reuters reports that a preliminary settlement in the antitrust case was filed on Tuesday […]

September 30, 2022

Legislation would block FCS lending to foreign buyers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to make foreign individuals and entities ineligible to obtain financial services through the Farm Credit System. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley and Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown are co-authors of the Farm Credit for Americans Act, which Grassley calls a commonsense step to ensure foreign buyers, […]

September 30, 2022

Funds available to state attorneys general to enforce meat marketing laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden administration has announced two new Department of Agriculture efforts to support fair and competitive meat and poultry markets. The efforts include publishing the proposed Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity Rules Under the Packers and Stockyards Act to protect farmers and ranchers from abuse, and a new $15 million Agricultural Competition […]

September 30, 2022

Beginners wool harvesting school offers instruction on shearing, marketing, business skills

BOZEMAN, MT — Montana State University Extension and Montana Wool Growers Association are offering a beginner wool harvesting school on Oct. 13-16, at locations in Billings and Molt. The school is for those who want to learn how to shear their own small flock or take a step toward becoming a professional shearer. Participants will […]

September 30, 2022

Wetlands legislation in support of property rights say industry leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reforming the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the basis of the recently introduced NRCS Wetland Compliance and Appeals Reform Act. Once considered wasteland, wetlands were often drained so farmers could plant crops. Growing concern over the loss and appreciation of the value of […]