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March 1, 2021

Box Elder police investigate text message that indicated an active shooter at Douglas High School

BOX ELDER, S.D. – Box Elder Police are trying to find out who sent a 9-1-1 text that falsely claimed there was an active shooter situation at Douglas High School Monday evening. Box Elder Police said in a press release that the original text claiming there was an active shooter at Douglas High School was […]

March 1, 2021

Former South Dakota AG Jackley says he’ll seek old job

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he will run again for his old job in 2022. Jackley’s announcement Monday came as current Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg faces calls for his resignation and impeachment for his involvement in a fatal car crash. The announcement positions Jackley to replace Ravnsborg as […]

March 1, 2021

No clear La Nina forecast for Dakota’s, Minnesota

FT. COLLINS, CO – While it has taken awhile, the long predicted La Nina climate impact seems to have taken hold. Those effects will linger for a while yet. Becky Bollinger, Colorado Assistant State Climatologist moderated a recent North Central Region Climate update. She says March temperatures should follow a La Nina pattern.  “Most of […]

March 1, 2021

Firefighters battle two alarm structure fire in Johnson Siding Saturday night

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. — The Johnson Siding Volunteer Fire Department battled a two alarm structure fire late Saturday night. At approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday night, fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire on the 2200 block of Pine Meadows Court in unincorporated Johnson Siding. The first firefighters on the scene found an […]

March 1, 2021

No municipal election for city council needed in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis say the April 13 City Council Election will not be needed as all candidates are running unopposed this year. One candidate from each ward submitted the required number of petition signatures. Ward 1, incumbent Terry Keszler decided not to seek re-election. His seat will be filled by Angela […]

March 1, 2021

Stockgrowers, Wall Meats, Edoff Ranch provide local beef to Boys Club

RAPID CITY, SD – A special beef delivery was made to the Rapid City Club for Boys through a collaboration of supporters who want to put locally-produced meat on the tables of local people. Wall Meat Processing, Wall, SD, helped launch the first Beef-to-School Program in South Dakota two years ago. It allows for locally […]

March 1, 2021

CFAP sign up extended, legislation introduced on ag PPP

WASHINGTON, DC – Along with an extension by the USDA to the deadline for ranchers and farmers to apply for another round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), at least one congressman has introduced legislation to provide producers with more flexibility in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). American Farm Bureau recently asked […]

February 18, 2021

South Dakota ranks #3 among states with most DUI’s

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Despite closed bars, stay at home orders, and less socializing overall during the pandemic, DUI rates are still high in South Dakota, which ranked among the 10 States With The Most DUIs in 2021 by Insurify. Last year, South Dakota ranked #3. Unfortunately, not much has changed, because yet again, South Dakota […]

February 18, 2021

Teachers encouraged to enter SD State Fair Education Division

HURON, SD – Educators across the state are encouraged to include their students in the 2021 South Dakota Fair. The South Dakota State Fair Education Exhibitor Book is available for teachers to download and enter their students’ class, art, photography, or writing projects. “First and foremost, the State Fair is a celebration South Dakota’s youth, […]

February 9, 2021

Plaintiffs in recreational marijuana case pleased with court ruling

RAPID CITY, SD  – Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and South Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Rick Miller are pleased by the decision of Circuit Judge Christina Klinger on the legal challenge to Amendment A. Today the Hughes County judge agreed with Sheriff Thom, Col. Miller, and South Dakota citizens who overwhelmingly voted to pass […]