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June 23, 2021News

Crews battling Wildfire in Crook County near South Dakota border

UNDATED – Great Plains Fire dispatch reported several fire starts today, with one that was still burning at the Wyoming-South Dakota border. The Sandy Draw Fire was located 5 miles north of Beulah in Crook County, Wyoming. It was estimated at 25-30 acres as of this afternoon. Federal, state and local resources were battling that […]


June 23, 2021

South Dakota health groups push Medicaid expansion as ‘deal’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A campaign group backed by South Dakota’s major health care systems announces it will begin gathering petition signatures for a ballot measure to expand Medicaid to provide health coverage for low-income people. Medicaid expansion is shaping up to be a major question facing voters next year with much of the […]

June 23, 2021

St Onge Livestock Manager, area producer Justin Tupper testifies on cattle prices at Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Ag Committee was holding a hearing today to discuss the issue of cattle market manipulation and anti-competitive practices by the meat packers. South Dakota Senator John Thune was among those chairing the meeting and hearing input from witnesses – including Justin Tupper – cattle producer and manager of St Onge […]

June 23, 2021

State records slight uptick in number of active COVID-19 cases Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – State health officials reported 23 new cases of  COVID-19 Wednesday, with 9 of those considered as probable cases. Active cases saw a slight uptick today to 162, but the number of people hospitalized decreased another 6 to 20. Two new deaths were reported today. The new deaths send the state’s death toll […]

June 23, 2021

Attorney general objects to cameras in court at his trial

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s attorney general wants to keep cameras and audio recording devices out of the courtroom when he goes on trial in connection with the death of a man along a Hyde County highway. Jason Ravnsborg faces three misdemeanor charges related to his driving the night he struck and killed Joe […]

June 22, 2021

Thune-Requested Hearing on Potential Cattle Market Manipulation to Feature South Dakota Witness

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will hear testimony from South Dakota cattle producer and St. Onge livestock auction manager Justin Tupper at a hearing titled, “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer” at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. CDT / 12:30 MDT on […]

June 22, 2021

South Dakota lawmakers, cities warm to marijuana plans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether recreational marijuana will become legal in July. But state lawmakers and city governments are moving forward with their own pot plans. Officials statewide have warmed to the idea of legalization since voters passed a constitutional amendment in November […]


June 23, 2021

Rapid City Post 22 outlasts Millard West in high scoring affair

LINCOLN, NEB. – In a high scoring affair, Rapid City Post 22 outlasted Millard West Post 11 by the score fof 15-11 today in tournament action at Lincoln, Nebraska. Jake Goble had 3 hits and 3 R.B.I. for Post 22. Hunter Tillery got the pitching win by striking out 5 batters for the Hardhats.

June 23, 2021

Sasquatch fall to the Badlands Big Sticks

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Tuesday evening the Sasquatch fell to the Badland Bigsticks by a score of, 8-3. The night was a bit rough for Sasquatch Nation as the Badland Bigsticks were off to a fast start with a single RBI single coming from Angel De La Cruz to put the Bigsticks on top, 1-0. The […]

June 23, 2021

Rapid City Post 320 wraps up play at New Mexico tournament

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Rapid City Post 320 Stars wrapped up play Tuesday at the Pathway Baseball Tournament in Albuquerque. In their final matchup, R.A. Academy rallied for the final six runs to get an 8-5 victory over the Stars. Post 320 finished 2-2 at the New Mexico tournament and they now head home to […]

June 22, 2021

Sturgis Rodeo Team captures its second straight state rodeo title

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Scooper Rodeo Team capped off a wonderful season this past weekend as they brought home the team trophy. It was a great team effort that saw many different athletes contributing to the final outcome that helped them capture their second State Championship in as many years. Several Sturgis athletes punched […]

June 22, 2021

Rapid City Post 320 gets win over Marucci Athletics at New Mexico tournament

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Rapid City Post 320 Stars opened up the Pathway Baseball  Tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a thrilling 8-7 win over the Marucci Athletics. The game came down to the seventh inning, when Ryan Rufledt drove home Gavyn Dansby for the winning run. Both players had great games to help lead […]

June 20, 2021

Titans wrap up play at Sturgis Baseball Rally with loss to Miles City

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Titans wrapped up play Sunday at the Sturgis Baseball Rally with a 5-3 loss to Miles City. Miles City took a 2-0 lead into the fourth, when the Titans closed the gap to 2-1. Miles City answered with 3 runs in the fifth that would be the difference as the […]