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April 14, 2021News

DPS Releases South Dakota’s 2020 Fatal Crash Numbers

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota recorded 141 motor vehicle fatalities in 132 fatal crashes in 2020, according to yearly numbers released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Safety. The number of fatalities in 2020 was 38 percent higher than the 102 fatalities recorded in 2019. The 2019 total is the lowest in state history since […]


April 14, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to increase as number of new cases in the state see an average of 224

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has realized an uptick in the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 this week. Over the past two days, hospitalizations have increased by 17 to 113 today. State health officials reported 225 new cases Wednesday, with 59 of them listed as probable. Active cases were down by 48 to […]

April 14, 2021

Country schools featured during author discussion

PIERRE, SD – Preserving the rural school experience through written word and art will be the focus of the April meeting of the History and Heritage Book Club. Former Pierre resident Betsey DeLoache, the author of the book series, “Country Schools: Past and Present,” will share her experiences collecting the memories of students and teachers […]

April 13, 2021

Area municipal, school board election results for April 13

UNDATED – Several area towns held municipal and school board elections Tuesday. In Faith, there was a school board election, where three candidates were vying for two spots and a 3-year-term. Unofficial results indicate Scott Vance and Kris Stocklin-Johnson the winners for the two seats and Kyle Kennedy, who was the only candidate on the […]

April 13, 2021

Department of Health reports 262 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – The State Department of Health reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday with 69 of them considered as probable. The number of active cases was up by 14 Tuesday to 2,439 and the number of people hospitalized increased by 10 to 106. No new deaths were reported, keeping the state’s death toll […]

April 13, 2021

Several Black Hills area towns have municipal, school board, mayoral elections today

UNDATED – Several towns across the Black Hills are holding municipal and school board elections today. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in all locations. In Spearfish, there are races for school board and city council. Three candidates are running for a spot on the council for Ward 2. Six candidates are running […]

April 13, 2021

FEMA taking applications for COVID-19 funeral cost assistance

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Emergency Management Agency began accepting applications on Monday for its program to assist families with the financial expenses of funerals for COVID-19 related deaths. FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program will reimburse individuals and households for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred between Jan. 20, 2020 and December 2020 to help ease […]


April 13, 2021

Annual Region Coach of the Year Awards for Basketball Announced

UNDATED – Here are the winners for the 2020-2021 Region Basketball Coach of the Year Awards: Region 1 Name                                                                                      School Head Boys COTY : David Rohrbach                             Aberdeen Christian HS Head Girls COTY:  Derek Larson                                  Aberdeen Roncalli HS Assistant Boys COTY:  Josh Mach                               Aberdeen Central HS Assistant Girls COTY:  JJ Burke                                   […]

April 11, 2021

Quenneville’s pair of goals give Rush overtime victory

TULSA, OK. – Peter Quenneville logged multi-goal games in back-to-back nights, ending it with the game-winner 16 seconds into overtime to vault the Rapid City Rush to a 3-2 win on Sunday afternoon over the Tulsa Oilers. The win gives the Rush the series against the Oilers with two out of three games and sole […]

April 11, 2021

Scooper Baseball Squad Splits Two in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. —  It was a ‘tale of two games’ at McKeague Field in Rapid City as the Scoopers dropped their first game to the Brookings Bobcats, 20-8, but then bounced back to beat the Rapid City Stevens Raiders, 15-3 in five innings. The Scoopers jumped on Bobcat starting pitcher Jackson Krogman right away […]

April 10, 2021

Scoopers Eisenbraun, Long win events at West River AA Preview Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Mild and sunny conditions greeted athletes from around the area at the West River AA Preview Track and Field Meet at Sioux Park in Rapid City Saturday. In boys events: Jaden Guthmiller of Spearfish captured both the 100 and 200-meters in times of 11.25 and 22.61 respectively. In the 400 meters, […]

April 10, 2021

Rapid City Rush suffer first shutout of the season

TULSA – Devin Williams stopped all 29 shots from the Rapid City Rush to lead the Tulsa Oilers to a 3-0 win on Friday night. The shutout loss is the first one suffered by the Rush this season, and kicked off a “three-in-three” against the Oilers this weekend. Tulsa jumped on the board early in […]

April 7, 2021

South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association releases All State Teams

UNDATED – The South Dakota High School  Basketball Coaches Association has released their 2020-2021 All State Team selections. In  Class AA, one West River Athlete made the first time – Senior Micah Swallow of Rapid City Central. Swallow ended the season averaging nearly 23 points per game. He was joined on the first team by […]