Local

January 24, 2022

Icy roads lead to accidents on I-90 during evening commute

STURGIS, S.D. – Snow most of the day, leading to wet roads, led to icy conditions for travelers Monday on the evening commute. The South Dakota Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies were responding to a number of crashes along the I-90 corridor between Box Elder and Sturgis. Accidents included vehicles sliding off the […]

January 20, 2022

Meade County Commission sets first hearing for redistricting resolution

STURGIS, S.D. — The Meade County Commission has set a hearing for first reading of a resolution to set new commission district boundaries. The boundaries are redrawn following the release of the census every ten years. The hearing will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. The new redistricting map must be approved by Feb. 22. […]

January 19, 2022

Sturgis Council passes resolution of support for office of City Manager; will set up subcommittee to make improvements

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Council members passed a resolution prepared by Mayor Mark Carstensen at last night’s meeting that not only supports the Office of the City Manager, but also seeks to improve it. Mayor Carstensen says given the recent petition, it is “important to look back and see where our community has come from […]

January 19, 2022

Sturgis Council passes second and final readings for sidewalk, food truck ordinance revisions

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council has passed second and final readings for revisions to the sidewalk and food truck ordinances. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says within the sidewalk ordinance, they are making some changes to coincide with state law and to address some concerns from residents. “We are trying to shorten the […]

January 18, 2022

Pat West announces candidacy for Meade County Sheriff

STURGIS, S.D. – A long time law enforcement agent has announced he is running for Meade County Sheriff. Pat West announced via a press release Tuesday his intention to run for the spot currently occupied by long-time sheriff Ron Merwin. West says he has served the citizens of South Dakota for the past 30 years […]

January 14, 2022

Sturgis finance officer declines to certify petitions citing advice from City Attorney

STURGIS, S.D. – The City of Sturgis has declined to certify petitions presented December 16 seeking a change in the form of city of government. City Finance Officer Faye Bueno released a letter late Thursday that explains the city’s action. The petitions were presented by Justin and Tammy Bohn and Brenda Vasknetz of the group […]

January 12, 2022

Kevin Forrester tenders resignation as Meade County Auditor

STURGIS, S.D. – At this week’s Meade County Commission meeting, Kevin Forrester turned in his resignation as Meade County Auditor. Forrester was given the role following the resignation of Lisa Schieffer in May.  By state statute, the board makes appointments when there is a vacancy in the office of an elected official such as the […]

January 11, 2022

Sturgis area fire crews help knock down small wildfire Sunday

STURGIS, S.D. – Fire crews from the Sturgis area battled a small wildfire on Sunday afternoon. Great Plains Fire Dispatch says the Warren Fire was reported just before 5:00 p.m. on January 9th. The fire was located approximately five-and-a-half miles southwest of Sturgis. The human caused fire burned approximately .19 acres before being contained and […]

January 11, 2022

Sturgis Council and Aquatics Committee meet to discuss proposed lakeside adventure park

STURGIS, S.D. – Members of the Sturgis City Council and the Sturgis aquatics committee met Monday night for an informal session to discuss the various concepts and different locations of a lakeside adventure park. An outdoor water facility has been explored for over a year and after one of the public review sessions, the idea […]

January 10, 2022

New superintendent for Meade 46-1 School District

STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade 46-1 School Board has named a new Superintendent. The School Board announced that after three days of interviews involving three candidates, they offered the superintendent contract to Wayne Wormstadt of Windom, Minnesota, who had verbally accepted the position. Wormstadt is currently the superintendent at the Windom Area School District in […]