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August 15, 2022Local

Sturgis Police release final tally for 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Police released their final tally of arrests and violations from this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The report showed 63 D-U-I arrests – up over last year’s 57, and 35 felony drug arrests – up from 20 last year. Illegal parking remained a problem for police. This year, police handed out 159 […]


August 15, 2022

2022 Sturgis Beef Throwdown Champions Announced

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) announced the winners of the Sturgis Beef Throwdown competitions during the 82nd Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 12, 2022. This year’s Sturgis Beef Throwdown consisted of three categories: the Claim Your Steak Award, Claim Your Steak People’s Choice […]

August 15, 2022

Revamped social studies standards expand South Dakota and Native American history, civics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday released a revised proposal for social studies standards in public schools that lays out a mostly shining vision of American history, after an initial draft of the standards came under heavy criticism last year from conservatives and Native American educators. The Republican governor […]

August 14, 2022

South Dakota Highway Patrol releases final ‘rally tally’

STURGIS, S.D. – As the 82nd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rides out of town, the South Dakota Highway Patrol released their final ‘Rally Tally’ Sunday. The patrol reported no fatal crashes over the past 24 hour reporting period, so the number of fatalities remained at 3. However, with several motorcycle crashes that resulted in life-threatening […]

August 13, 2022

Motorcycle racer dies from injuries sustained in rally crash

STURGIS, S.D. – A fixture in the motorcycle racing world died of injuries sustained in a crash during motorcycle races held in Sturgis this week for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Ron Brefka, or “Ronster,” as he’s known in the industry, was injured in a crash Tuesday at the Flat Out Friday flat track race […]

August 13, 2022

City of Sturgis holds closing ceremonies for 82nd Annual Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – The city of Sturgis officially closed the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally by holding closing ceremonies Saturday afternoon. The ceremony began with the unveiling of the logo for the 83rd rally, which incorporates the city’s new iconic “S” logo with the number 83 in the middle. Following the unveiling, daredevil Cole Freeman […]

August 13, 2022

Highway Patrol releases Saturday Rally Update

STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol reported no fatal crashes in their rally update, although one crash left one motorcyclist with life threatening injuries. The patrol says the crash happened at 12:21 p.m., Friday, on U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 42, one mile east of Deadwood. A 2009 Harley-Davidson XL883N motorcycle was westbound […]


August 15, 2022

South Dakota High School Preseason Football Poll

UNDATED – The preseason South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll is listed below, ranking the top-five teams and total points received. First-place votes are listed in parentheses. Class 11AAA 1. Brandon Valley (5) 69 2. Harrisburg (7) 60 3. Jefferson (3) 45 4. O’Gorman 32 5. Lincoln (2) 26 Receiving votes: Washington (1) 23, Roosevelt […]

August 15, 2022

Belle Fourche wins team title of Sturgis Invite

STURGIS, S.D. – Belle Fourche claimed the team title of the Sturgis Invitational in high school golf Monday. The Broncs finished with a low team score of 329. Sturgis came in second with a 357, Rapid City Stevens was third with a 363 and St Thomas More was fourth with a 366. Spearfish rounded out […]

August 14, 2022

South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores for Saturday, August 13

UNDATED – South Dakota Prep Soccer Scores for Saturday, August 13: BOYS SOCCER: Sturgis – 10, Hot Springs – 0 RC Stevens – 3, Watertown – 0 RC Central – 1, Brookings – 0 Aberdeen  Central – 6, Douglas/RC Christian/New Underwood – 1 GIRLS SOCCER: Brookings – 3, RC Central – 1 Aberdeen  Central – […]

August 13, 2022

Friday Night, August 12, South Dakota High School Soccer Scores

UNDATED – Here is your Friday, August 12, South Dakota Prep Soccer Scoreboard: Boys Soccer Scores Friday, Aug. 12 RC Stevens 2, Brookings 1 Watertown 3, RC Central 1 Pierre 7, Douglas-RC Christian 0 Aberdeen Central 5, Spearfish 2 Belle Fourche 4, Hot Springs 0   Girls Soccer Scores RC Stevens 6, Brookings 0 Watertown […]

August 11, 2022

Anderson wins last PRCA bronc match of season before finals, more arena action coming at Faith Stock Show & Rodeo

FAITH, SD – The 112th Faith Stock Show Rodeo is underway.  Last night (Wed., Aug. 11) was the PRCA U.S. Open Xtreme Broncs Match, the last chance for cowboys to earn points towards the PRCA Xtreme Broncs Finals set for August 21 during the Central States Fair in Rapid City, S.D. The young up and […]

August 11, 2022

Scooper Soccer gears up for 2022 campaign

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Scooper Soccer Teams are gearing up to open their 2022  campaign. The Scooper boys open up the season a week early this year, as they travel to Hot Springs Friday. Tyler Louder heads into his eighth year as coach. Last year, Louder’s Scoopers finished with a 4-9-1 record and missed […]

Agricultural News

August 15, 2022

USDA supply/demand report lowers corn projections, beef production increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) as well as Crop Production reports that lowered crop acreage, yield and overall production for corn and soybeans. USDA on Friday shaved corn production 146 million bushels to 14.35 billion bushels, but increased soybean production 25 million bushels to 4.53 billion bushels, […]

August 15, 2022

Lean meats spot in “Food Compass” criticized as “agenda-driven faux science”

DENVER, CO – Among the published works of a renowned nutrition researcher, who is set to advise an upcoming White House conference on hunger and nutrition, is a study claiming that candy and cereal are as healthy to eat than dietary staples like beef, chicken and eggs. Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean at […]

August 15, 2022

Policy, checkoff, antitrust legal action updates planned for R-CALF USA annual convention

DEADWOOD, SD – R-CALF USA will host its 23rd annual convention and trade show “Code of the West,” Aug. 18-19, in Deadwood, S.D. With its speaker lineup, the group looks forward to its success in further developing strategies to improve the trajectory of the U.S. cattle industry. The “Code of the West” convention and trade […]

August 11, 2022

Students sought for NCBA convention internships

DENVER, CO – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is offering college students a unique behind-the-scenes experience through its annual convention internship program. The 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, the largest annual meeting of the U.S. beef cattle industry, will take place Feb. 1-3, 2023, in New Orleans. Up to 18 interns […]

August 11, 2022

Apply now for CHS Foundation K-12 teacher grants

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – For 75 years, the CHS Foundation has helped develop the next generation of ag leaders for lifelong success. In honor of this milestone, the foundation is awarding $75,000 in grants for K-12 teachers to implement a project at their school that will engage students in experiential agricultural education. Funds will […]

August 10, 2022

Sturgis Beef Throwdown finalists turn up the heat during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, SD – This week is a big one for Sturgis. In more ways than one. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) has been promoting steakhouses and restaurants throughout the state during the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Classic. Earlier, during the month of June, the public nominated 26 locations for being a favorite place […]