Monthly Archives: February 2021

South Dakota House Passes Appropriation Bill To Repair Emergency Driving Training Courses

PIERRE — The South Dakota House of Representatives has approved an appropriation bill to support reconstruction of the state Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Pierre. Representative John Mills of Volga says law enforcement across South Dakota is trained in emergency driving on the course… Representative Bethany Soye of Sioux Falls questioned the two-million dollar cost…read more »

South Dakota Covid-19 Infections See Slight Increase From Last Week

PIERRE — After weeks of decline Covid-19 infections has seen a small increase. State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says infections have increased two-percent from last week… Clayton says despite excellent vaccination rates, Covid-19 still has a grip on the state… State Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says over 186-thousand South Dakotans have had at least one…read more »

Small Towns, Farmers See Benefits From Rail Improvements

PIERRE — Economic development is a main driver behind a bill that would appropriate up to 20-million dollars to help upgrade the Pierre to Rapid City subdivision of the Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern main line. Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp says most grain elevators are setting up for larger, heavier trains… Angela Ahlers is…read more »

State Wrestling Begins Thursday for Area Teams

Thursday begins the journey for nearly 30 wrestlers between Pierre, Stanley County and Sully Buttes as the state tournament kicks off in Rapid City. For the Stanley County Buffaloes, three wrestlers will be competing in the Class B state tournament with Chase Hanson in the 113, Levi Stover in the 160 and Dylan Endres in…read more »

South Dakota State Ending Season with Injuries Mounting

South Dakota State women’s basketball prepares for another Summit League weekend series – minus two key players. Tori Nelson and Myah Selland suffered leg injuries in Friday’s win at North Dakota State.  Head coach Aaron Johnson says Nelson’s week-to-week. Selland’s injury may be season-ending. Johnston says other players have to take on bigger roles.  He…read more »

Region Tournament, Regular Season Scores for Feb. 23

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL Harrisburg 68, Huron 51 Pierre 56, Brookings 38 Sioux Falls Washington 68, Mitchell 58 Sturgis Brown 53, Spearfish 49 Class A Region 1 First Round Redfield 55, Tiospa Zina Tribal 24 Class A Region 3 First Round Tri-Valley 54, Baltic 36 Class A Region 4 First Round Elk Point-Jefferson 46, Vermillion 42…read more »

Sully Buttes Girls Fall to Faulkton, Ending Season

With nothing to lose, and everything to gain, the Sully Buttes Charger girls pushed the Faulkton Trojans to the brink, but in the end, the Trojans came away with a 56-47 victory Tuesday night in Faulkton. The Chargers had trouble finding a consistent rhythm offensively, but made up for it on the defensive end by…read more »

Pierre Regional Airport Departures Moving Back To 6:20 AM

PIERRE — Frequent flyers in Pierre will need to set those alarm clocks a little earlier in the morning to catch departing flights from Pierre Regional Airport. Airport Liaison to the Pierre City Commission Jamie Huizenga says SkyWest is moving departure times back to where they started… The switch was due in part to Covid-19…read more »

Mortenson To Introduce Articles Of Impeachment Against Jason Ravnsborg Wednesday

PIERRE — District 24 Representative Will Mortenson, with bi-partisan support from Legislative leadership, has introduced articles of impeachment to remove South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg from office… Mortenson says Ravnsborg has certain duties to the residents of South Dakota… Both House Minority Leader Jamie Smith and Majority Leader Kent Peterson agree with the impeachment……read more »