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2024 Northwestern FBLA Winners

Dallas Stoltenberg is the State North Vice President for the 2024-2025 school year Josh Thorson is the Treasurer for the 2024-2025 school year Murphy Lewis is the Reporter for the 2024-2025 school …
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Brandy and Scott Louwagie of Sioux Falls have been foster parents for nearly 10 years and adopted three children from foster care.

Need for foster parents still high in South Dakota

Editor's note: This is the eighth in a series of stories on children that Jackie Hendry, producer and host of South Dakota Public Broadcasting's "South Dakota Focus" will write for South Dakota News …
This is an artist's rendering of the women's and children's building planned for Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls.

Avera plans $245 million expansion in Sioux Falls for delivery care, digestive health

Avera Health plans to expand two of its Sioux Falls campuses at a cost about $245 million.  It’ll be the largest expansion of hospital patient care space in Sioux Falls history at …
South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem listens to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairwoman Janet Alkire, unseen, during a tribal flags ceremony on Jan. 10 at the state Capitol in Pierre.

'I still get to be governor.'

MITCHELL — Standing next to a row of bookcases in the Mitchell High School library, South Dakota’s lieutenant governor was asked about taking the reins of state government. …
Voting ballots are processed in Sioux Falls during the 2018 municipal election.

Experts don’t want ballots hand counted in South Dakota

Most of the county officials who administer elections in South Dakota don’t consider hand counting to be an effective or efficient method of tabulating votes. That’s the result of a …
Sports

Tanner Sloan wins Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

IRVING, Texas — South Dakota State 197-pounder Tanner Sloan was honored Tuesday as Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week, following a weekend in which he defeated two ranked opponents.
A new bobblehead for Jackrabbits fans is available for purchase from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits basketball bobblehead unveiled for March Madness
MILWAUKEE — On Thursday morning, the  National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum   unveiled an officially licensed South Dakota State Jackrabbits Basketball  Bobblehead . …
South Dakota State forward Luke Appel takes a shot during the first half of a game against North Dakota State at the Scheels Center in Fargo on Saturday afternoon.
Jackrabbits finish regular season with dominant win over NDSU
South Dakota State ended the regular season on a high note as they used one of their best halves of the season to fuel a 78-61 win over North Dakota State at the Scheels Center on Saturday afternoon.
South Dakota State's Tori Nelson (20) guards North Dakota State's Elle Evans during an 89-74 win on Saturday at Frost Arena in Brookings.
South Dakota State's final game at Frost Arena leads to undefeated conference record
The South Dakota State women sent Frost Arena off in style as the Jackrabbits beat North Dakota State 89-74 on Saturday and became the first team in Summit League history to go undefeated in conference play back-to-back seasons.
South Dakota activities association takes another swing at name, image, likeness rules
PIERRE — An amendment to the constitution of the South Dakota High School Activities Association had its first reading Wednesday, Feb. 28, at an SDHSAA board meeting. The amendment would …
South Dakota State medals in 11 events, wins two gold at Summit Championships
FARGO, N.D. — South Dakota State men finished third as the women took fourth alongside medals in 11 different events to wrap up the final day of competition at the 2024 Summit League Indoor …

Jackrabbits go 3-2 in Arkansas tournament

CONWAY, Ark. — South Dakota State softball went 3-2 in the Michelle Short Classic over the weekend. The Jackrabbits swept Purdue and split a pair of games against Central Arkansas. They lost …

Jackrabbit men come in fourth at conference championships, women fifth

MINNEAPOLIS — Denilson Cyprianos and Jack Ellison each recorded top-three individual finishes and the South Dakota State men’s swimming and diving team broke four school records Saturday …

Jackrabbits drop three weekend games against University of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The South Dakota State baseball lost the final three games of a four-game series against New Mexico over the weekend. The Jackrabbits lost 12-11 on Friday and then were …

Obituaries
Eunice Hill-Thome
Mass of Christian Burial for Eunice Hill-Thome will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 2nd, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Turton.
Joyce Kay Barrington
Joyce Kay Barrington, 84, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at Summit Point Memory Care Unit.
Duane August Sanger
Duane August Sanger, 91, of Redfield, SD, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, at the Eastern Star Home in Redfield.
LaVoy Paul Woodring
LaVoy Paul Woodring, 89, of Doland, SD, passed away Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at Redfield Community Hospital with his family by his side.
Julie Joanne (Halseide) Streitz
Julie Joanne (Halseide) Streitz, 70, of Warner, SD, passed away in her home on March 16, 2024.
Community

Roofs, Roads and Landscaping

It was a busy day for a lot of people in Redfield today. Parents getting their children off to their first day school, children getting introduced to their new classrooms as well as their teachers. As the excitement and anticipation of the new school year was happening on the inside of the school, there was also a lot of work being done around town on the outside. As fall draws near, projects are being completed or nearly completed.

Schools
James and KQKD Sales manager Traci Samelson hold totes full of supplies
KQKD SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
KQKD 1380 AM and 99.9 FM, Redfield and Spink County’s Full Service radio station recently teamed up with Haider Construction, RDO Equipment Co., The Redfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Wild Roots Marketplace, Agtegra Cooperative, Subway, Dairy Queen and Kens Super Fair Foods for the KQ1380 Haider Construction School Supply Drive.
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Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from underground in a rare double-brood convergence
In the wake of North America’s recent solar eclipse, another historic natural event is on the horizon. From late April through June 2024, the largest brood of 13-year cicadas, known as Brood XIX, will co-emerge with a midwestern brood of 17-year cicadas, Brood XIII.
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
Gold vs. stocks: As both hit record highs, which is performing better for investors?
Money helps shed light on which is a better investment: gold or stocks.
Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.
How to turn your passion for pets into action
(BPT) - Are you passionate about pets? Whether you have a beloved animal of your own or simply appreciate all the joy pets bring to our lives, there are many ways you can turn that passion into …