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May 17, 2022

Monument Health to invest in West River Health Science Center

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health has announced its commitment to nursing education with a $2 million contribution to the new West River Area Health Education Center that will be built at Black Hills State University’s Rapid City campus. The West River Health Science Center (WRHSC) is a coordinated effort between Black Hills State University, […]

May 17, 2022

Three West River schools named winners of $300K in fitness equipment

PIERRE, S.D. — Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem and fitness icon Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld announced the winners of the DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center campaign, awarding three West River schools $300,000 in fitness equipment. The schools picked by the DON’T QUIT! campaign are Custer Elementary School in Custer, Newell School in Newell, and Sturgis Williams […]

May 17, 2022

One man dies in Tripp County crash early Tuesday morning

WINNER, S.D. –  One man died early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Winner. The name of the one person involved is not yet being released pending notification of family members. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on 314th Avenue when the driver lost control near the […]

May 17, 2022

Candidates running for Meade 46-1 School Board participate in forum

STURGIS, S.D. – Five candidates running for the Meade 46-1 School Board participated in an election forum Monday night, answering questions from those in attendance. Three seats on the board are available. The candidates are John Nachtigall, Lee Spring, Sandy Cass, Justin Jutting and Kami Wolf-Perli. Nachtigall and Spring are incumbents running for another term. […]

May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance celebrates EMS Week with open house

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service celebrated the start of E.M.S. Week by holding an open house Monday. The Sturgis Ambulance Service uses E.M.S. Week as an opportunity to educate the community on prevention and care of injuries and illnesses and assists with education on what to do until first responders arrive to an […]

May 16, 2022

Sturgis Ambulance cuts ribbon on new SMRT program

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis Ambulance Service is offering a new program dedicated to filling in the gaps in out of hospital care. The Sturgis Mobile Response Team, or SMRT for short, is a grant funded program that consists of a medical director, three community healthcare workers and four advanced life support providers. To celebrate […]

May 16, 2022

No injuries after school bus rear-ended by car in Summerset Monday morning

SUMMERSET, S.D. – The Meade County Sheriff’s Office and Summerset Police responded to a school bus that got rear-ended by a car Monday morning. According to Summerset Police Chief Don Allen, the incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Elk Vale Road. He says the bus was taking kids to school and had just entered […]

May 16, 2022

Wildland Fire, National Guard to hold helicopter recertification May 20

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Wildland Fire Division will conduct its annual wildland fire helicopter recertification with the South Dakota National Guard Aviation Unit this Friday, May 20. The certification allows for South Dakota National Guard Black Hawk helicopters to respond to wildland fires. The yearly certification is required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

May 16, 2022

Preliminary Storm Summary for May 12, 2022 Derecho

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A rare and particularly dangerous storm system known as a derecho moved through the Northern Plains during the late afternoon and early evening hours of Thursday, May 12th, including eastern South Dakota and west central Minnesota. Derechos feature unusually widespread wind damage, and this was one of the most extreme examples on […]

May 16, 2022

Tens of thousands attend 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — The 2022 Ellsworth Air and Space Show wrapped up on Sunday, and according to officials, it was an overwhelming success. Organizers say tens of thousands of people took advantage of this year’s show, and traffic into and out of the base was heavy both days. In fact, officials estimated […]