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March 1, 2021

No clear La Nina forecast for Dakota’s, Minnesota

FT. COLLINS, CO – While it has taken awhile, the long predicted La Nina climate impact seems to have taken hold. Those effects will linger for a while yet. Becky Bollinger, Colorado Assistant State Climatologist moderated a recent North Central Region Climate update. She says March temperatures should follow a La Nina pattern.  “Most of […]

March 1, 2021

Stockgrowers, Wall Meats, Edoff Ranch provide local beef to Boys Club

RAPID CITY, SD – A special beef delivery was made to the Rapid City Club for Boys through a collaboration of supporters who want to put locally-produced meat on the tables of local people. Wall Meat Processing, Wall, SD, helped launch the first Beef-to-School Program in South Dakota two years ago. It allows for locally […]

March 1, 2021

CFAP sign up extended, legislation introduced on ag PPP

WASHINGTON, DC – Along with an extension by the USDA to the deadline for ranchers and farmers to apply for another round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), at least one congressman has introduced legislation to provide producers with more flexibility in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). American Farm Bureau recently asked […]

February 18, 2021

South Dakota ranks #3 among states with most DUI’s

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Despite closed bars, stay at home orders, and less socializing overall during the pandemic, DUI rates are still high in South Dakota, which ranked among the 10 States With The Most DUIs in 2021 by Insurify. Last year, South Dakota ranked #3. Unfortunately, not much has changed, because yet again, South Dakota […]

February 18, 2021

Teachers encouraged to enter SD State Fair Education Division

HURON, SD – Educators across the state are encouraged to include their students in the 2021 South Dakota Fair. The South Dakota State Fair Education Exhibitor Book is available for teachers to download and enter their students’ class, art, photography, or writing projects. “First and foremost, the State Fair is a celebration South Dakota’s youth, […]

February 9, 2021

Plaintiffs in recreational marijuana case pleased with court ruling

RAPID CITY, SD  – Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and South Dakota Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Rick Miller are pleased by the decision of Circuit Judge Christina Klinger on the legal challenge to Amendment A. Today the Hughes County judge agreed with Sheriff Thom, Col. Miller, and South Dakota citizens who overwhelmingly voted to pass […]

February 9, 2021

Legislation would allow state inspected meat to be sold across state lines

WASHINGTON, DC –Legislation has been introduced that would allow state inspected meat to be sold across state lines. This legislation will allow state inspected meat to be sold across state lines through e-commerce, allowing small producers and processors more options to directly market to consumers. U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced […]

January 29, 2021

Rapid City Annual Progress Report shows adaptability, cautious optimism

RAPID CITY, SD – The year 2020 was a rollercoaster – even at the best of times, reflected in the Rapid City Progress Report, shared by Mayor Steve Allender Thursday. The Rapid City Regional Airport highlights this trend, with one of its largest dips in enplanements in history, but is also seeing a faster than […]

January 29, 2021

Noem refuses to acknowledge free and fair presidential election

PIERRE, SD (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem refused to acknowledge Thursday that Democrat Joe Biden defeated her close Republican ally Donald Trump in a free and fair election, instead using the opportunity to criticize Biden’s actions since taking office. In her first public comments specifically addressing the election results since Congress certified Biden’s […]

January 28, 2021

Register now for waiting list for COVID-19 vaccinations

RAPID CITY, S.D. – While waiting to be vaccinated for COVID-19, there is something you can do to get your place in the line.  Register on Monument’s waiting list. The health system said that it would notify patients when they can get vaccinated as South Dakota continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Monument Health will also […]