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January 24, 2022Local

Icy roads lead to accidents on I-90 during evening commute

STURGIS, S.D. – Snow most of the day, leading to wet roads, led to icy conditions for travelers Monday on the evening commute. The South Dakota Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies were responding to a number of crashes along the I-90 corridor between Box Elder and Sturgis. Accidents included vehicles sliding off the […]


January 24, 2022

Noem pressures House to release AG fatal crash investigation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is pressuring House lawmakers weighing impeachment charges against the state’s attorney general to release investigative files on his 2020 fatal car crash. The Republican governor last year delivered the crash investigation to House Speaker Spencer Gosch. The Republican lawmaker had pledged a transparent process as a […]

January 24, 2022

SD House wants oversight of settlements after Noem probe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican-controlled House is signaling it wants more power to look into settlement agreements. A bipartisan proposal easily cleared the House on a 64 to six vote and will next head to the Senate. The move comes after parts of a legislative probe last year were hampered by a nondisparagement […]

January 24, 2022

SD Bill Takes Punitive Approach to Governing Reproductive Rights

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota has taken a step in trying to mirror Texas’ strict abortion law, potentially paving the way for citizens to sue those involved in a procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, tied to rhetoric over whether states should pursue these paths. Last Friday, Gov. Kristi Noem introduced a bill which […]

January 24, 2022

Man charged in connection with wife’s murder makes initial court appearance

DEADWOOD, S.D. — The man who was arrested over the weekend in connection with his wife’s murder made his initial court appearance Monday in Lawrence County. Dreau Lester Rogers, 33, appeared via video before Fourth Circuit Magistrate Judge Chad Callaham Monday morning. Rogers is facing charges of first degree murder, possession of a controlled substance […]

January 24, 2022

Former Summerset mayor pleads guilty to having hidden camera in bathroom

STURGIS, S.D. – A Piedmont man has pleaded guilty to using a device to photograph or visually record a person without consent. George Mandas, 56, entered his plea in Meade County Court last week. The charge against him arose in the fall of 2021 when a woman who was dog-sitting at his residence noticed a […]

January 24, 2022

House committee approves bill requiring teacher salary boost

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposal to prod school districts to use most of their boost in state funding for teachers’ salaries. The proposal approved Monday comes as lawmakers this year consider passing a historic 6% boost in state funding for schools to keep up with inflation. The […]


January 24, 2022

South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard for January 24

UNDATED – Here is your Monday Night, January 24, South Dakota High School Basketball Scoreboard: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Canistota 71, Ethan 62 Warner 52, Langford 34 GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Chamberlain 61, Todd County 54 DeSmet 63, Willow Lake 43 Ethan 54, Canistota 17 Howard 64, Dell Rapids St. Mary 50 North Central Co-Op 56, South […]

January 24, 2022

South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for Week of January 24

UNDATED – The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 24 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses. Boys basketball Class AA 1. Roosevelt (21) 9-0 105 1 2. O’Gorman 10-2 84 2 3. […]

January 24, 2022

Rapid City best Steelheads in Sunday matinee

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Dillon Kelley made 31 saves on 32 shots, Kenton Helgesen, Alec Butcher and Stephen Baylis each scored and the Rapid City Rush beat the Idaho Steelheads, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at The Monument Ice Arena. The Rush started the scoring late in the first period when Logan Nelson carried the puck through […]

January 23, 2022

Rapid City Rush fall at home to Idaho

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Ryan Valentini scored for the second straight game but the Rapid City Rush were beaten by the Idaho Steelheads, 4-1, Saturday night at The Monument Ice Arena in front of a season-high crowd of 4,437. Idaho struck first in the opening period when Shawn McBride gained the zone with an odd-man […]

January 23, 2022

Dickinson wins team title at Rapid City Gym-O-Rama

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Dickinson captured the Rapid City Gym-O-Rama team title Saturday with 146.900 points. It is the third time in four years for Dickinson. Hot Springs finished in second with 136.250. Chamberlain was  third and Pierre finished in fourth. Rapid City Central rounded out the top five. Elizabeth Karsky of Dickinson captured the […]

January 22, 2022

Saturday Night, January 22, South Dakota Prep Basketball Scoreboard

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Basketball Scores for Saturday, January 22: BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Bon Homme 55, Alcester-Hudson 49 Bowman County, N.D. 72, Belle Fourche 71 Brandon Valley 52, Aberdeen Central 43 Chester 50, Beresford 42 Elk Point-Jefferson 74, Dell Rapids 67 Flandreau 56, Parker 47 Great Plains Lutheran 80, Iroquois/Doland 39 Gregory 65, Gayville-Volin […]

Agricultural News

January 24, 2022

Cattle on Feed: Record number of placements in December 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USDA says there were more cattle placed into U.S. feed lots in December 2021 than any other December on record.  Increased placements are tied to heavier marketings last year, poor forage conditions, and high hay prices in some of the major feeding areas.  December totals of 1.963 million head was 6% […]

January 20, 2022

Thinking through virtues of a boxed beef index

AMES, IA – Using a boxed beef index as an external reference price could result in higher or lower fed cattle prices versus other ways of discovering prices, according to a livestock economist. The CME Group launched a Boxed Beef Index the first week of March 2021.  The index is a five-business day volume-weighed moving […]

January 20, 2022

R-CALF asks for stopgap measure, blames Congress for not enacting cattle market reforms

WASHINGTON, DC – R-CALF USA has asked Congress to implement a stopgap measure to preserve what is left of the U.S. cattle industry. In written testimony submitted in a Wednesday hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard wrote, […]

January 20, 2022

Farmers still can’t fix their own tractors. Now they’re suing John Deere for ‘repair rights’

FOREST RIVER, ND (DTN) — A North Dakota farm filed a class-action lawsuit last week, alleging John Deere is violating the Sherman Act in not making diagnostic software available to farmers who want to repair their own equipment. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Illinois alleges John Deere […]

January 17, 2022

NCBA calls EPA on “convoluted approach” to water rules but supports latest EPA report

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced support for a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC). “The FRRCC represents a diverse group of stakeholders including academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments,” said Scott Yager, NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel. “NCBA strongly […]

January 17, 2022

Internships offered to beginning ranchers, farmers

LARAMIE, WY – Education. Mentoring. Technical Assistance. Three things beginning ranchers and farmers need to acquire th eknowledge, skills, and tools needed to make informed decisions for their operations and ehance their sustainability. The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming was awarded […]