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June 27, 2022News

Rounds: End of VA AIR Commission to save Fort Meade, Hot Springs hospitals

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the hospitals at Fort Meade and Hot Springs Veterans Affairs will remain open. The V.A. announced in March a proposal to close the hospitals there and turn them into clinics. The proposal came from the Veterans Administration’s Asset and Infrastructure Review Committee, or AIR. Rounds, […]


June 27, 2022

Removed South Dakota AG presses ethics case against Noem

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has asked a state ethics board to press for an investigation of fellow Republican Gov. Kristi Noem. Ravnsborg blames the governor for his impeachment and removal from office last week for his conduct surrounding a fatal crash in 2020. As attorney general, Ravnsborg […]

June 27, 2022

One dead, four hurt in two vehicle crash in Gregory County

ST CHARLES, S.D. – One person died and four others were injured early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash east of St. Charles. Names of the five people involved are not yet being released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates that both vehicles were westbound on U.S. Highway 18. The 55-year-old female […]

June 27, 2022

BLM’s largest land purchase in Wyoming under fire by state and congressional delegation

CHEYENNE, WY – The state of is asking a federal panel to block a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) purchase of Marton Ranch land in Carbon and Natrona counties. On Friday afternoon, the office of Gov. Mark Gordon announced the legal move, calling the BLM’s action “a massive acquisition of land.” BLM called this its […]

June 27, 2022

State Fire Marshal Urges Fireworks Safety

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Fire Marshal urges people who want to discharge fireworks this Fourth of July holiday to use them in a responsible and safe manner. Firework sales begin in South Dakota on Monday, June 27, and continue through July 5. The final day to legally discharge fireworks is July 10. “We understand that […]

June 27, 2022

South Dakota GOP picks experience for AG, bumps an incumbent

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans looking to regroup after the ouster of the GOP attorney general gave their support for the job to a man with extensive experience in leading state and federal law enforcement agencies. Delegates at the Republican convention also bounced an incumbent. The group kicked off selections for key state […]

June 27, 2022

Works by South Dakota artists purchased for state collection

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) announces the purchase of 13 new pieces for the state’s public art collection through the Art for State Buildings program. The recent purchases were selected by a five-member advisory committee to the SDAC, which reviewed 62 proposals, and based its decisions on quality of the work; […]


June 26, 2022

Titans Defeat Torrington Tigers

ALLIANCE, NE – Sturgis Post 33 took the lead late and defeated Torrington Tigers 18U 8-7 on Sunday, the final day of the Clair Conley baseball tournament. The game was tied at five with the Titans batting in the top of the fifth when Conner Cruickshank doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, […]

June 25, 2022

Titans Lose Two on Saturday at Conley Tourney

ALLIANCE, NE – Sturgis Post 33 had a rough day on Saturday at the annual Clair Conley baseball tournament, losing two games in pool play. In game one, the Titans lost the lead late in a 12-4 defeat to the Westco Zephyr’s out of Scottsbluff, NE.  Westco trailed 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth […]

June 25, 2022

Titans Roll at Alliance Baseball Tourney

ALLIANCE, NE – Sturgis Post 33 easily dispatched Chadron FNBO Nationals Seniors 18U 10-2 on Friday at the annual Clair Conley baseball tournament. The Titans opened up scoring in the first inning, when David Anderson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Sturgis put up five runs in the third […]

June 23, 2022

Big Seventh Inning Propels Mitchell to Victory

STURGIS, S.D. – The Mitchell Post 18 legion baseball team led 3-0 after one inning and used a four-run seventh inning to seal a 9-4 win over the Sturgis Post 33 Titans on Thursday night at Strong Field.  Mitchell pounded out 10 hits and were led by Jonah Schmidt, who went 2-for-5 with a three […]

June 23, 2022

Spearfish Sasquatch hold on for 8-6 win Wednesday evening

SPEARFISH, S.D. – After the Spearfish Post 164 Spartans wrapped up a double header Wednesday, the Spearfish Sasquatch were in action at Black Hills Energy Field Wednesday night. The Sasquatch earned an 8-6 win over the Gem City Bison. The Sasquatch jumped out o an 8-1 lead and held off a furious late rally by […]

June 23, 2022

Legion Baseball Wrap – Spearfish and Casper split, Post 22 opens up tourney play in Nebraska

UNDATED – The  Casper Valor and Spearfish Post 164 played a twin bill at Black Hills Energy Stadium in Spearfish on Wednesday. In game 1, Hogan Tystad struck out 12 batters as the Spartans rolled to a 12-0, five-inning win. Kaidon Feyereisen helped lead Spearfish with 5 R.B.I., courtesy of a three-run homer. In game […]

Agricultural News

June 27, 2022

Cattle on Feed Report placements down 2%, more lighter weights in the mix

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The June Cattle on Feed was mixed; both bearish and bullish. Lighter weight cattle were placed earlier which could have a lingering effect. Still, there was no definitive trend identified in this report. Expect to see lighter weight replacement to stay high if drought doesn’t lessen in the Northern Plains. There were […]

June 24, 2022

Largest private owner of farmland adds to his holdings with purchase in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The sale of a couple thousand acres of prime North Dakota farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates has stirred emotions over a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms and raised questions about whether the billionaire shares the state’s values. State Attorney General Drew Wrigley has asked the trust that […]

June 24, 2022

State’s ag producers, haulers squeezed by high diesel fuel costs

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Record high prices for unleaded gasoline are getting much of the attention from the public and politicians across the country right now, but an even bigger financial impact is being felt by truckers and farmers in South Dakota who are paying far more at the pump than usual for diesel fuel. […]

June 23, 2022

Cattle market reform bills now head to the full Senate, passage uncertain

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Agriculture Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would require meatpackers to buy a portion of their slaughter cattle on the cash market — a step intended to ensure fair prices. Another bill will create a USDA special investigator to enforce fair-play rules in the meat industry where only four packers […]

June 22, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer’s bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer’s appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. Bayer says the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) says federal law pre-empts state regulations for different product labels, but the high court said it didn’t agree. This will not […]

June 22, 2022

Meat Institute CEO says no need for legislative reforms in cattle, beef markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. House and Senate considering legislation to intervene in beef and cattle markets, prices for cattle are at or near record highs calling into question the need for heavy-handed government interference. “Just last week, one cattle marketing analyst described the high prices as ‘stratospheric,’” said Julie Anna Potts, President and […]