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May 31, 2023News

Music on Main Summer Event Series begins Wednesday night in downtown Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – Harley-Davidson Rally Point is the destination Wednesday night’s this summer as the city opens up its Music on Main Summer Event Series tonight. As in previous year’s, you will find a little something for everyone in the family. Kids will love the free bounce house and several new attractions. Bicycle enthusiasts can […]


May 31, 2023

Woodland Drive and 7th Street intersection in Sturgis to be closed

STURGIS – Beginning Thursday, June 1, the intersection of 7th Street and Woodland Drive will be closed to all traffic north of Bear Butte Creek. Heavy Constructors Inc. will be doing a complete reconstruction of the intersection including demolition of roadway, bridge end backfill, grading, concrete paving, and adding a sidewalk. The project is expected […]

May 31, 2023

Funeral services set for youth killed in accident in Stanley County

PIERRE, S.D. – A funeral service will be held Monday (June 5, 2023) afternoon for a 14 year old from rural Fort Pierre killed in an accident over the weekend. River Ray Ludemann was in a Jeep when the accident happened around 9:30pm CT Saturday in the Off Road Vehicle area just south of the […]

May 31, 2023

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office launching new initiative

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new initiative to improve public safety and increase accountability for those who victimize others. Called IGNITE, or Individual Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education, the nationwide jail initiative improves safety and prepares inmates for release. Officials stress it is not a jail release […]

May 31, 2023

Fire at Rapid City lumber plant contained

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Fire department responded and contained a fire that broke out in Forest Products Distributors. The wholesale lumber company remanufacturing and distribution facility is located on Old Folsom Road east of Rapid City. The cause of the fire is still unknown but officials say it started in a dust […]

May 30, 2023

One dead after officer involved shooting in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police say on officer shot a suspect in a no-contact order violation on the 100 block of East Signal Drive Tuesday morning. Police say the incident began when police were called and asked to remove two male family members from a home on East Signal Drive. Police Chief Don […]

May 30, 2023

Petition to remove Butte County Commissioners fails

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — A petition circulated by a group called ‘Concerned Citizens of Butte County’ (CCBC) has failed in its goal to remove a majority of Butte County Commissioners from office. According to a record of the complaint submitted to Butte County State’s Attorney LeEllen McCartney, the group accused commissioners Stan Harms, James Ager, […]


May 31, 2023

Tea Area wins Class B State Baseball Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Tea Area Titans won their first ever Class B state championship Tuesday with a 13-2 win over Bon Homme/Avon. Tea quickly scored six runs before Bon Homme would scored a run in the second and third inning to make it a 6-2 game after three. The Titans, though, would pour […]

May 30, 2023

Post 33 Loses Season Openers to Hardhats

RAPID CITY, SD – Sturgis Post 33 opened up their summer American Legion season at historic Fitzgerald Stadium in Rapid City on Tuesday night, dropping both games of a doubleheader to Post 22, 12-0 in game one and 7-1 in game two. The Titans watched game one slip away early and couldn’t recover as Post […]

May 28, 2023

Pierre wins State A Baseball Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Pierre Governors won the Class A State Baseball Championship held in Sioux Falls Saturday. Pierre defeated Harrisburg 4 to 2 to win the title. The Governors punched their ticket into the championship game by beating Brandon Valley 2-0. Harrisburg earned their trip to the championship game with a 6 to […]

May 27, 2023

State Track and Field wraps up Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The final day of the State Track and Field Meet was held Saturday as winners were crowned in the final events. For Sturgis, Aiden Hedderman won the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in a personal best of 14.47 seconds. Hedderman wins the 110- meter hurdle championship for the second year in a row. […]

May 26, 2023

Day 2 of State Track and Field – Birnbaum wins two events

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Track and field events continued today at the South Dakota State Track and Field Meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. The boys and girls 3,200 meters was run today in all three classes. In AA girls, Ali Bainbridge of SF Lincoln captured first place with Brionna Holso of Rapid […]

May 25, 2023

Day one of South Dakota State Track and Field Meet in the books

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls is playing host to the 3-day South Dakota State Track and Field Meet. Day one saw a handful of events take place. In Class AA, the Sturgis Scoopers brought home sixth place in the boys 4×800 meter relay. Sioux Falls O’Gorman won the event. Spearfish […]

Agricultural News

May 31, 2023

FFA students thank teachers and advisors for sharing their knowledge, leadership

BATH, S.D. – Agriculture education teachers/FFA advisors make a world of difference for the students they teach. This spring students put into words, as part of an FFA Advisor Tribute Scholarship application, how their ag teachers/FFA advisors have impacted their lives. Twenty-eight outstanding examples of amazing teachers impacting their students have been chosen out the […]

May 30, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling on EPA oversight of wetlands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a much-awaited decision from the US Supreme Court, the nation’s highest legal body has ruled in favor of landowners and ag groups to overturn a lower courts decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) determination of Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). The justices in a 9-0 decision overturned a lower […]

May 24, 2023

Breaking a Drought: When is enough, enough

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Recent rainfall in our area, totaling as much as seven inches in some areas, has brought relief from drought conditions. Meteorologist Matthew Bunkers from the Rapid City National Weather Service explains that the steady and prolonged nature of the rainfall allowed the water to soak into the ground, replenishing creeks, streams, […]

May 24, 2023

South Dakota’s invasive tree problem choking out grasslands

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota faces a pressing issue as woody plants encroach upon its grasslands, displacing native vegetation. To tackle this challenge head-on, SDSU Extension has secured a significant $1 million contribution agreement from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The funding will be allocated primarily towards supporting a dedicated field specialist who will collaborate […]

May 24, 2023

Cover crop benefits could become available to all ranchers, farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A key bill to incentivize the use of cover crops across the country has been reintroduced. The Conservation Opportunity and Voluntary Environment Resilience (COVER) Program Act, which would provide a $5 per acre discount on crop insurance for farmers who plant cover crops. The COVER Act would codify a Good Steward Cover […]

May 24, 2023

South Dakota rancher testifies before House Ag Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Todd Wilkinson testified recently before the House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry at a hearing titled “A Review of Animal Agriculture Stakeholder Priorities.” Wilkinson, a second-generation cattle producer from DeSmet, South Dakota, highlighted stronger market conditions in the cattle industry and discussed new […]