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June 24, 2022News

Police in Rapid City identify man found dead in Rapid Creek

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City Police have identified the man found dead in Rapid City Creek on Monday, June 20. The body has been identified as 57-year-old Steven Long of Rapid City. Long was found dead by a Rapid City Parks Department employee after he told witnesses that he wanted to cool off in […]


June 24, 2022

Rapid City police investigating Thursday night shooting

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police are investigating a Thursday night shooting. Around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Rapid City police received a call about gunshots at a residence on Farlow Avenue. Police reports show that 32-year-old Gilbert Mesteth IV of Rapid City had been identified as the alleged shooter and was placed under arrest for […]

June 24, 2022

Vehicle destroyed by fire Friday morning in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. – Fire crews from Sturgis and Ft. Meade responded to a vehicle fire behind the McDonald’s restaurant Friday morning. Sturgis Fire Chief Scott Lensegrav says when they arrived it was engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked next to a Municipal Well House. Lensegrav says minor damage to well house was reported, and […]

June 24, 2022

With trigger law in response to overturning of Roe v Wade, abortion now illegal in SD

UNDATED – Abortion in South Dakota is now illegal except to save the life of the mother. That’s because the state passed a law more than 15 years ago to prohibit most abortions in the event Roe v. Wade — the decision affirming a legal right to an abortion — is overturned. The Supreme Court […]

June 24, 2022

Republicans, Democrats express reaction to SupCo Roe v Wade decision

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota political leaders are reacting to the news that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson case. Governor Kristi Noem tweeted “Today, life wins!” The South Dakota Democratic Party said Gov. Kristi Noem’s extremist views are out-of-line with most South Dakotans. “While Kristi Noem claims […]

June 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in landmark opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination […]

June 24, 2022

Politicians from North and South Dakota oppose gun reform

Washington, DC — Both of South Dakota’s and North Dakota’s senators have announced their opposition to the gun reform legislation currently being considered in Congress. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act passed on Thursday night, would increase background checks and add funding for mental health, school safety, and crisis intervention programs. The bill was supported by […]


June 23, 2022

Big Seventh Inning Propels Mitchell to Victory

STURGIS, S.D. – The Mitchell Post 18 legion baseball team led 3-0 after one inning and used a four-run seventh inning to seal a 9-4 win over the Sturgis Post 33 Titans on Thursday night at Strong Field.  Mitchell pounded out 10 hits and were led by Jonah Schmidt, who went 2-for-5 with a three […]

June 23, 2022

Spearfish Sasquatch hold on for 8-6 win Wednesday evening

SPEARFISH, S.D. – After the Spearfish Post 164 Spartans wrapped up a double header Wednesday, the Spearfish Sasquatch were in action at Black Hills Energy Field Wednesday night. The Sasquatch earned an 8-6 win over the Gem City Bison. The Sasquatch jumped out o an 8-1 lead and held off a furious late rally by […]

June 23, 2022

Legion Baseball Wrap – Spearfish and Casper split, Post 22 opens up tourney play in Nebraska

UNDATED – The  Casper Valor and Spearfish Post 164 played a twin bill at Black Hills Energy Stadium in Spearfish on Wednesday. In game 1, Hogan Tystad struck out 12 batters as the Spartans rolled to a 12-0, five-inning win. Kaidon Feyereisen helped lead Spearfish with 5 R.B.I., courtesy of a three-run homer. In game […]

June 20, 2022

Champions crowned as South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals wrap up Sunday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals wrapped up after several days of competition over the weekend. Winning the bareback title was Lucas Yellow Hawk of Blunt, who turned in a 65 point ride in the short go to win with 74.5 points. Kashton Ford of Sturgis, who led most of […]

June 20, 2022

Rapid City Post 22 split games at Littleton, Colorado Tourney

LITTLETON, CO – Rapid City Post 22 split a pair of games in Colorado on Saturday. In game 1, the Erickson Rough Riders got a hard-earned 6-5 victory the Hardhats. Wyatt Anderson helped lead Post 22 in the game with a pair of doubles. Alex Dietrich and Ryker Henne also each added a pair of […]

June 20, 2022

Spearfish Sasquatch split weekend games with the Spuds

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho – The Spearfish Sasquatch split a pair of games with the  Canyon County Spuds over the weekend. Spearfish won their Saturday contest 4-3, stringing together three runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull ahead for good. On Sunday, Canyon County got the 7-5 victory of the Sasquatch.

Agricultural News

June 24, 2022

Largest private owner of farmland adds to his holdings with purchase in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The sale of a couple thousand acres of prime North Dakota farmland to a group tied to Bill Gates has stirred emotions over a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms and raised questions about whether the billionaire shares the state’s values. State Attorney General Drew Wrigley has asked the trust that […]

June 24, 2022

State’s ag producers, haulers squeezed by high diesel fuel costs

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Record high prices for unleaded gasoline are getting much of the attention from the public and politicians across the country right now, but an even bigger financial impact is being felt by truckers and farmers in South Dakota who are paying far more at the pump than usual for diesel fuel. […]

June 23, 2022

Cattle market reform bills now head to the full Senate, passage uncertain

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Agriculture Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would require meatpackers to buy a portion of their slaughter cattle on the cash market — a step intended to ensure fair prices. Another bill will create a USDA special investigator to enforce fair-play rules in the meat industry where only four packers […]

June 22, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer’s bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer’s appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. Bayer says the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) says federal law pre-empts state regulations for different product labels, but the high court said it didn’t agree. This will not […]

June 22, 2022

Meat Institute CEO says no need for legislative reforms in cattle, beef markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. House and Senate considering legislation to intervene in beef and cattle markets, prices for cattle are at or near record highs calling into question the need for heavy-handed government interference. “Just last week, one cattle marketing analyst described the high prices as ‘stratospheric,’” said Julie Anna Potts, President and […]

June 21, 2022

Montana ranch operation expands to include beef processing, wholesale facility

HARDIN, MT – The Jim Scott Family has been ranching in the state for decades, but in the last two years their operation has grown to include another part of the industry, S Ranch Meats, a custom beef butcher plant and meat wholesaler. The facility where S Ranch Meats is housed was built in 1969 […]