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October 21, 2021

St. Onge man recognized for service to industry from Beef Reproduction Task Force

MANHATTAN, KS — The Beef Reproduction Leadership Team presented Tim Olson the Service to Industry Award Sept. 16 during the Virtual 2021 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium. This award recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals working in the artificial insemination (AI) industry toward the application or increased use of AI and estrous synchronization by […]

October 20, 2021

Meade 46-1 School Board earns Gold Level award

STURGIS, S.D. – Members of the Meade School Board earned an award for their dedication to enhancing their knowledge of school board work during the 2020-21 school year. The Meade School Board earned a Gold Level award for their participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition program: ALL, which stands for […]

October 20, 2021

From Breweries to Butchers: Dakota Local Foods Conference set

STURGIS, SD – The annual South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 4-6. A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities, […]

October 19, 2021

Sturgis Police receive “spoof” call about shots fired Tuesday morning

STURGIS, S.D. – It was a bit of a crazy morning for Sturgis police after they received a so-called “spoof” call. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says officers were called to the Sturgis Motel on Main Street for a subject with a gun threatening the reporting party on the second floor. Officers and deputies responded […]

October 19, 2021

Sturgis releases 2021 Rally Financial Report at Monday night council meeting

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie provided the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Financial Report at last night’s council meeting. Ainslie says the net profit returned to the city this year was $1.1-million dollars. Ainslie says vendor fees were also higher this year than in year’s past, and every year, more and more of […]

October 19, 2021

Attorney for Senator who pleaded guilty to careless driving, speeding explains case sealing not attempt to hide

STURGIS, S.D. – The attorney for South Dakota Senator Gary Cammack on Monday released a letter in response to a blog post that broke last week of his client’s arrest over a year and half ago. Nathanial Nelson of the Nelson Law Firm is Sturgis is the attorney representing Gary, and he wanted to update […]

October 18, 2021

Medicare signup begins, watch out for fraud

PIERRE, S.D. — Open enrollment for Medicare is now open and runs through December 7. Medicare plans and coverage for prescription drugs change each year, so it is important for those who are enrolled in Medicare to evaluate their plan options and make changes during open enrollment. Erik Gaikowski with AARP-South Dakota says people need […]

October 15, 2021

Meade County Commission approves 2022 budget

STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Commission this month approved their 2022 budget. The approximately $21.5 million dollar budget is 7.9-percent higher than 2021. Meade County’s portion of the 2022 tax levy is 4.049, or about $4 for every $1,000 in property valuation. That is down from 4.266 last year. That means the county’s portion […]

October 15, 2021

Dispose of unused drugs safely, anonymously

PIERRE, S.D. – The DEA’s next National Prescription Take-Back Day will be on October, 23. The prescription take-back program creates a non-judgmental and safe place for people to dispose of their unwanted medications without question. Secure medication drop boxes, located at participating locations including pharmacies and police stations will be available and open for individuals […]

October 14, 2021

Sturgis holds annual post-rally summit Thursday

STURGIS, S.D. – The annual post-rally summit was held in Sturgis today at the Sturgis Community Center. A panel of speakers discussed the impact the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has on the state, region and city. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says this year’s rally was the first under the city’s new branding and this summit […]