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September 17, 2021News

Political partisanship driving vaccine hesitancy in South Dakota

UNDATED – Even as COVID-19 infections and deaths are rising once again in South Dakota, resistance to getting vaccinated remains entrenched among some state residents, and the political divide over whether to get vaccinated shows no signs of narrowing. Two new sets of polling data on vaccine-hesitancy rates and reasons have raised concerns of health […]


September 17, 2021

Black Hawk fire crews put out kitchen fire in mobile home

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Black Hawk area fire crews responded to a structure fire Friday morning. According to Captain Jaden Mitzel of the Black Hawk Fire Department, shortly before 9:30 a.m., a call was received reporting a structure fire at the Sunnyside Mobile Home Court in Black Hawk. Crews arriving on scene found heavy smoke […]

September 17, 2021

South Dakota’s top lawmakers release AG impeachment petition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders are distributing a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. House Speaker Spencer Gosch released the text of the petition. Two-thirds of both the House and […]

September 17, 2021

Four additional deaths reported in Friday’s COVID-19 Update

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Health officials reported 544 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, of which, 136 were listed as probable. Active cases continued to increase statewide, with 7,794 being reported today. The number of people hospitalized remained stable at 214. The Black Hills region continues to lead the state in the number of hospitalizations. […]

September 17, 2021

One killed in fatal crash in Jones County Thursday afternoon

MURDO, S.D. – One person died and three other people were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Murdo. Names of the four people involved are not being released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2017 Subaru Forester was westbound on Interstate 90 when it left the roadway, […]

September 16, 2021

Health Department reports 553 total new COVID-19 cases; three new deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Health reported 553 total new COVID-19 cases, with 120 of those listed as probable. Active cases are up to 7,526 and the number of people hospitalized was back up to 214. Monument Health reports 104 of the COVID-19 hospitalizations with 22 in the I.C.U. and 16 on ventilators. The […]

September 16, 2021

Monument Health makes it official – employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Monument Health announced on Thursday it will require all physicians and caregivers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 1, 2021. “We are grateful for all of the hard work and heroism our physicians and caregivers have shown throughout this pandemic,” said Brad Archer, chief medical officer for Monument Health, in […]


September 17, 2021

Hill City Sweeps Scoopers in Dominating Volleyball Win

STURGIS, S.D. — The Hill City Rangers remained undefeated following a convincing three set victory over the Sturgis Scoopers on Thursday night, 25-12, 25-9, 25-9. The Scoopers battled throughout set one but the Ranger defense was stingy and slowly built a lead with a 5-0 run midway through the set.  Abby Siemonsma ended set one […]

September 16, 2021

Thursday Night, September 16, South Dakota Prep Volleyball Scoreboard

UNDATED – Here is your Thursday Night, September 16, South Dakota Prep Volleyball Scoreboard: Aberdeen Christian def. Wolsey-Wessington, 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 20-25, 15-11 Aberdeen Roncalli def. Tiospa Zina Tribal, 25-18, 25-9, 25-14 Arlington def. Castlewood, 25-21, 25-13, 25-19 Baltic def. Flandreau, 25-12, 25-10, 25-8 Bon Homme def. Irene-Wakonda, 20-25, 25-21, 15-25, 25-16, 15-5 Brandon Valley […]

September 16, 2021

Thursday Night, September 16, South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores for Thursday, September 16: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis 6, Belle Fourche 1 St Thomas More 1, Rapid City Central 1 (DRAW) GIRLS SOCCER Sturgis 4, Belle Fourche 2 Rapid City Central 8, St Thomas More 0

September 16, 2021

Sturgis boys win team title of Eldon Knudson Invitational Cross Country Meet

CUSTER, S.D. – The Sturgis Scooper boys cross country team placed four runners in the top ten and captured the team title of the Eldon Knudson Invitational Cross Country Meet Thursday. The Scoopers finished in first with Douglas second and Custer in third. Winning the boys race was Sawyer Clarkson of Belle Fourche in a […]

September 15, 2021

Girls Softball – Sturgis Scoopers take two from Douglas

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Sturgis Scooper softball team picked up a couple of wins in Tuesday night action. The Scoopers played Douglas and rolled to a 9-2 win over the Patriots in game one. In game two, the Scoopers won 10 to 2. The Scoopers are now 7-7 on the season.

September 15, 2021

Tennis Scoreboard – RC Christian, RC Stevens earn Tuesday victories

RAPID CITY, S.D. – In South Dakota Prep Tennis Tuesday, Rapid City Christian picked up an 8-1 victory over Spearfish. The lone victory for the Spartans came in Flight 2 doubles. Rapid City Stevens, in the meantime, remains undefeated on the tennis season with a pair of wins Tuesday. The Raiders defeated their crosstown rival […]