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May 17, 2022Business

Monument Health to invest in West River Health Science Center

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health has announced its commitment to nursing education with a $2 million contribution to the new West River Area Health Education Center that will be built at Black Hills State University’s Rapid City campus. The West River Health Science Center (WRHSC) is a coordinated effort between Black Hills State University, […]


May 17, 2022

Three West River schools named winners of $300K in fitness equipment

PIERRE, S.D. — Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem and fitness icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld announced the winners of the DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center campaign, awarding three West River schools $300,000 in fitness equipment. The schools picked by the DON’T QUIT! campaign are Custer Elementary School in Custer, Newell School in Newell, and Sturgis Williams […]

May 17, 2022

One man dies in Tripp County crash early Tuesday morning

WINNER, S.D. –  One man died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Winner. The name of the one person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on 314th Avenue when the driver lost control near the […]

May 17, 2022

Candidates running for Meade 46-1 School Board participate in forum

STURGIS, S.D. – Five candidates running for the Meade 46-1 School Board participated in an election forum Monday night, answering questions from those in attendance. Three seats on the board are available. The candidates are John Nachtigall, Lee Spring, Sandy Cass, Justin Jutting and Kami Wolf-Perli. Nachtigall and Spring are incumbents running for another term. […]

May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance celebrates EMS Week with open house

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service celebrated the start of E.M.S. Week by holding an open house Monday. The Sturgis Ambulance Service uses E.M.S. Week as an opportunity to educate the community on prevention and care of injuries and illnesses and assists with education on what to do until first responders arrive to an […]

May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance cuts ribbon on new SMRT program

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service is offering a new program dedicated to filling in the gaps in out of hospital care. The Sturgis Mobile Response Team, or SMRT for short, is a grant funded program that consists of a medical director, three community healthcare workers and four advanced life support providers. To celebrate […]

May 16, 2022

No injuries after school bus rear-ended by car in Summerset Monday morning

SUMMERSET, S.D. – The Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Summerset Police responded to a school bus that got rear-ended by a car Monday morning. According to Summerset Police Chief Don Allen, the incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Elk Vale Road. He says the bus was taking kids to school and had just entered […]


May 17, 2022

Yankton wins State A Tennis Team Title

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Yankton Bucks claimed the team title of the State Class A Tennis title Tuesday. Yankton finished with 493.5 points. Rapid City Christian came in second with a 422.5 and Mitchell was third with 397.5 points. Sioux Falls Christian and Pierre round out the top five. Rapid City Christian’s Noah Greni […]

May 17, 2022

Rapid City hosts Last Chance Track and Field Meet

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The State Track and Field meet is not too far away, and in Rapid City, athletes participated in one of their last chances to qualify. In boys events; There were six different winners in the six solo running events. Jaden Guthmiller of Spearfish won the 100 meters, Justin Juniel of Stevens […]

May 17, 2022

Rapid City Rush see their season end with Game 6 loss to Utah

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Brett Gravelle scored on the power play in the second period to tie the game at one, but the Utah Grizzlies struck for four goals in the third and beat the Rapid City Rush, 5-1, in Game 6 on Monday night at Maverik Center. Utah took the best-of-seven series, 4-2, […]

May 16, 2022

Timber Lake sweeps their home track and field meet

TIMBER LAKE, S.D. – Timber Lake won both the boys and girls team titles of their local last chance track and field meet Monday. The boys  finished with 257 points – well ahead of Herreid/Selby in second with 82 points. The girls won their team title with 150 points. Herreid/Selby was second with 102. On […]

May 16, 2022

State A Boys Tennis Tournament wraps up day one

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Day one of the Class A State Boys Tennis Tournament wrapped up Monday. Here are the team standings and flight results (singles and doubles) through the first day of the competition. Team Standings Place School Points 1 Mitchell 300 2 RC Christian 287.5 2 Yankton 287.5 4 Pierre T.F. Riggs 224 […]

May 15, 2022

Weekend Legion Baseball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here are weekend area legion baseball scores: Friday, May 13 RC Post 320 7, Spearfish Post 164 1 (Game 1) RC Post 320 8, Spearfish Post 164 1 (Game 2) Saturday, May 14: Miles City 2, RC Post 320 0 (Game 1) RC Post 320 11, Miles City 5 (Game 2) RC Post […]

Agricultural News

May 17, 2022

South Dakota auctioneer on way to World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

SHIPSHEWANA, IN. – The 2022 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) will be held at a destination in Indiana’s Amish Country.  The family-owned Shipshewana Auction Inc.,  has been operating since 1922 when six pigs, seven cows and several head of young cattle were sold at the home of George Curtis during the very first livestock auction. The historic auction business will […]

May 13, 2022

Series on mineral nutrition for beef cow herd taking registrations

BROOKINGS, SD – A program that began in South Dakota has expanded to other states and now includes Extension beef cattle specialists from South Dakota State University (SDSU), North Dakota State University, Montana State University and the University of Wyoming. The educational series, “Mineral Nutrition for the Beef Cow Herd” was initiated due to increased […]

May 13, 2022

JBS first quarter profits rise to $1 billion, attributed to its U.S. businesses

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA posted a first-quarter profit that beat expectations on the back of strength in its United States business, according to a financial statement on Wednesday. Despite posting a 151.4% increase in profit, high global grain prices and Brazil’s sluggish economy challenged the world’s biggest meat company, in addition […]

May 13, 2022

Big misses, on-the-fly changes in latest WASDE reprt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA’s May 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is the first in 2022 to offer a mix of old- and new-crop estimates, taking into account drought in several regions, the war in Ukraine and a new season of planting getting underway in the U.S. In USDA’s first detailed forecast […]

May 11, 2022

Fighting on two fronts: President Biden says pandemic, Ukraine crisis cause of inflation, pledges help for America’s farmers

KANKAKEE, ILL – President Biden called American farmers, “the breadbasket of democracy,” during a farm visit to announce actions by the USDA to boost production of wheat and other food crops and curb input costs. Along with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, the President detailed three administrative actions during a visit to a farm in Kankakee, […]

May 11, 2022

CATTLE CHAT: Market share mindset dangerous when considering plant-based proteins

MANHATTAN, KS – When selecting meat in the grocery store the product cut, price per pound, and visual appeal are just some of the factors that influence the purchasing decision. And for curious consumers, plant-based protein sources may also drive the purchase for those who follow a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eat meat or […]