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July 24, 2021News

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting on COVID-19 this month just as cases across the country tripled with the delta variant of the virus spreading quickly among the unvaccinated. The shift to weekly instead of daily reporting in Florida, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota was also accompanied by less detail about […]


July 24, 2021

Longtime South Dakota GOP lawmaker David Lust dies at 53

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — David Lust, a longtime South Dakota lawmaker and former Republican House majority leader, has died. He was 53. Lust died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack, his law office confirmed to the Argus Leader. Lust was a partner at a Rapid City law firm. Lust served 11 years in […]

July 23, 2021

Five firefighters injured while fighting Montana wildfire

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday. All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and treated a day after they were injured, Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Mark Jacobsen said. […]

July 23, 2021

South Dakota reports season’s first West Nile Virus case

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health announced on Friday it has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus in a human in 2021. The patient is a male in his 60’s residing in Walworth County. South Dakota has recorded 2,634 human cases, 850 hospitalizations, and 46 deaths from West Nile Virus […]

July 23, 2021

Noem wants widespread changes at prisons after complaints

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she is looking to make widespread changes in the state’s prison system after meeting with tired and discouraged employees working short-handed at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The Republican governor fired the prison’s warden and deputy warden last week following an investigation into […]

July 23, 2021

Three killed in 1-vehicle crash along interstate in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says three people have died in a crash along the interstate in Sioux Falls. The patrol says the one-vehicle crash happened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on I-229. Authorities say a 22-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a female whose age is unknown were killed when […]

July 23, 2021

Dakotas health system makes COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A dominant health system in the Dakotas that bills itself as one of the largest health organizations in the country is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all its employees, citing the spread of more contagious variants. Sanford Health is requiring all workers to get shots by Nov. 1. More than 90% […]


July 24, 2021

Little League State Tournament – Harney drops to Sioux Falls

UNDATED – The South Dakota State Little League Tournament continued on Saturday. The Harney All Stars lost 3-0 to Sioux Falls and will play Pierre on Sunday in hopes of working back for a rematch with Sioux Falls in the championship game. In other action Saturday, Pierre earned their game with Harney after eliminating Timberline […]

July 24, 2021

State Legion Baseball Tournament – Post 22 goes to 2-0 with Saturday win

BRANDON VALLEY, S.D. – Rapid City Post 22 remains unbeaten at the South Dakota American Legion Baseball State Tournament with a 2 to 1 win over Harrisburg Saturday. The Hardhats scored their two runs with one in the bottom of the first and one in the bottom of the seventh – breaking a 1-1 tie […]

July 23, 2021

Cowboys and Cowgirls continue their run at the NHSFR

LINCOLN, Neb. – Area cowboys and cowgirls continued their run at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Lincoln. Here’s a look at how South Dakota contestants fared on Thursday and their rankings in the Second Go-Round. Goat Tying Layni Stevens – St. Lawrence, SD – 1st in the 8th performance         7.73 […]

July 23, 2021

Rapid City Post 22 opens up state tournament with 4-3 over Sioux Falls Post 15 West

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Rapid City Post 22 opened up the state legion baseball tournament with a 4-3 win over Sioux Falls Post 15 West. The Hardhats opened the game, scoring a run in the top of the first. Post 15 answered with 2 runs in the bottom of the first. Post 22 then scored […]

July 20, 2021

NHSFR continues in Lincoln, Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – The National High School Finals Rodeo continued with two more performances Monday. Here are the top 20 in each category as of Tuesday morning Barrel Racing Go-1 1. (WY) Ashlyn Goven, Rozet, Wyo., 17.494 2. (MT) Alexis McDonald, Gardiner, Mont., 17.496 3. (NV) Wylee Mitchell, Pioche, Nev., 17.515 4. (CA) Skylar Alves, […]

July 19, 2021

National High School Finals Rodeo underway in Lincoln, NE

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2021 National High School Finals Rodeo is underway in Lincoln, Nebraska as the first go was held Sunday. Trey Fuller of Faith had an eighth place finish in the boys cutting with a score of 137. Leading the category was Cashton James Weidenbener of Payson, Arizona. Alexis McDonald of Gardiner, Montana, […]