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November 28, 2022News

Pending law helps domestic violence survivors with phone plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill headed to President Joe Biden’s desk addresses a long-standing problem for domestic violence survivors, ending their ties to their abusers’ cellphone plans. A North Dakota coalition predicts the changes will be helpful. The Safe Connections Act recently cleared its final Congressional hurdle. It removes financial penalties for survivors who are trying to […]


November 28, 2022

Western South Dakota needs more water, proposed Missouri River pipeline could be source

RAPID CITY, SD – The western side of Pennington County doesn’t have enough water to last through an extended drought, according to a 2019 study by the South Dakota School of Mines. The region, which includes Rapid City, relies on ground and surface water to supply its city populations, commercial districts and agricultural needs. But […]

November 28, 2022

Google settlement nets $4.2 million for South Dakota

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota is set to collect a portion of a massive settlement against tech giant Google over privacy violations. Attorneys general from Oregon and Nebraska were among those that led the legal challenge against Google. South Dakota was one of 29 states to join final settlement talks. The action questioned the legality […]

November 28, 2022

SD Game, Fish & Parks includes grey wolf on endangered species list

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed a list of threatened and endangered species in the state.  The Commission completed its most recent review at the September Commission meeting where the status of the Peregrine Falcon was changed from endangered to threatened. Surveys showed the species met the downlisting goals […]

November 28, 2022

Incoming Secretary of State looks to hand-count ballots, audit each election

PIERRE, SD – Secretary of State-Elect Monae Johnson campaigned as the candidate who would secure South Dakota’s elections. That message helped her defeat Democratic challenger Tom Cool – who campaigned on concerns about Johnson being an “election denier” – with 65% of the vote. But the campaign is over, and Johnson is thinking about the changes she […]

November 28, 2022

Man sentenced for child pornography

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – A 75-year-old Rapid City man was sentenced Nov. 18 in federal court for “receipt of child pornography.” James McKinstry was sentenced to five years in federal prison; followed by five years of supervised release as well as having to pay $8,000 in restitution and a $5,000 special assessment to the Victims […]

November 25, 2022

GF&P Medical marijuana patients won’t lose hunting rights

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Lawyer Ryan Kolbeck typically doesn’t deal with legal questions about hunting licenses. The criminal defense attorney did field multiple calls on the topic in the days following the Nov. 8 election, however. They started coming in shortly after it became clear that South Dakota voters had voted to reject the legalization […]


November 28, 2022

A look at the upcoming National Finals Rodeo by state, contestants

LAS VEGAS, NV – The 2022 National Finals Rodeo is quickly approaching, Dec. 1-10, at the Thomas & Mack Center.  Here is a look at where 2022 Contestants are from state-by-state. The Cowboy Channel will cover all performances live and simulcast on RFD-TV. National Finals Rodeo (NFR) moved to The Cowboy Channel (TCC) and RFD-TV […]

November 28, 2022

RC Rush drop Mavericks in high scoring affair

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush exploded for four goals in the second period, Matt Marcinew had a hat trick and the Rush beat the Kansas City Mavericks 7-5 on Saturday night at The Monument Ice Arena. With the Rush trailing 2-0 early in the second, Simon Lavigne took a wrist shot from […]

November 28, 2022

Nebraska signs Matt Rhule to 8-year deal as football coach

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska has signed Matt Rhule to an eight-year contract to be the Cornhuskers’ next football coach. The school said Rhule would be introduced at a Monday news conference and terms of the contract would be announced then. The 47-year-old Rhule has been out of work for less than two months since getting […]

November 28, 2022

Saturday, November 26, college basketball roundup

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Led by Jomaru Brown’s 17 points, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated the South Dakota Coyotes 66-59 on Saturday. The Chanticleers moved to 3-2 with the win and the Coyotes dropped to 3-4. SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Led by Noah Freidel’s 13 points, the James Madison Dukes defeated the South Dakota State […]

November 22, 2022

South Dakota State women top No. 10 Louisville at Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Myah Selland scored 14 of her 25 points in a dominating fourth quarter to help South Dakota State beat No. 10 Louisville 65-55 in Monday’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The 6-foot-1 sixth-year forward helped the Jackrabbits regroup after blowing most of a 17-point third-quarter lead against the […]

November 22, 2022

Sturgis Football hosts 8th Annual Awards Show

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Scooper Football held their 8th Annual Awards and Recognition Show Monday night at the Sturgis Community Center. The annual event honors and recognizes those who have excelled this season. Here is a list of winners from Monday’s event: Owen Cass – Most Valuable Offensive Back Austin Atyeo – Outstanding Offensive Lineman […]

Agricultural News

November 28, 2022

Department of Justice Antitrust representative, SD Attorney General to speak during 2022 Farmers Union Convention

HURON, S.D. – Packer Accountability is among the topics experts from across the state and nation will discuss during the 2022 South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) State Convention held in Huron December 15 and 16. “We are here to fight for family farmers and ranchers,” said Doug Sombke, SDFU President and Conde crop and cattle […]

November 28, 2022

October red meat production up slightly

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commercial red meat production during October was up slightly on the year at 4.757 billion pounds. Beef was reported at 2.404 billion pounds, 2% higher than October 2021 with a 2% rise in the slaughter to 2,902,100 head canceling out a one pound loss in the average live weight at 1,375 pounds. […]

November 28, 2022

Consider backgrounding as risk management in volatile cattle market

FARGO, N.D. – Feed costs are always a concern for cattle producers, but 2022 to 2023 numbers have shown some of the highest feed costs in over a decade. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture feed price index, overall feed prices for feed, livestock and poultry are up 26.6% from September of […]

November 25, 2022

Ranchers, farmers have another opportunity to apply for disaster or pandemic aid

OMAHA , NE — Farmers and ranchers who have missed out on disaster or pandemic aid from the past two years will get another opportunity to demonstrate their losses and file a claim with USDA. Producers should start getting their tax or financial records ready if they have been left out of the early pots […]

November 25, 2022

USDA announces Section 32 purchase of American lamb

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans for a Section 32 purchase of American lamb products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs, as requested by the American Sheep Industry Association and the National Lamb Feeders Association earlier this year. Support for the purchase also came from congressional delegations from […]

November 22, 2022

AQHA past president, Hall of Famer Dr Glenn “Doc” Blodgett remembered

AMARILLO, TX – AQHA has received word of the death of AQHA Past President and American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Dr. Glenn Blodgett. “Doc Blodgett” was a man of few words, with even fewer to waste. When it came to his profession, practice and passion, Dr. Blodgett deemed it best to keep it simple. […]