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Almost like Heaven

On Tuesday, June 9 th , Avantara residents took advantage of the sunny day to go fishing at Redfield Lake. The sun was high. The temperature was warm, with a breeze of about 15 mph. About a dozen …
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The small Coteau des Prairies hospital in Sisseton. It ended its OB/GYN birthing program in March, meaning women now have to drive an hour to have a hospital delivery.

Rural areas in South Dakota lack health care access, leading to poor results

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series. SISSETON — All it took in spring 2024 was two small, unrelated medical service interruptions to put women’s health at risk …
Poll workers look up a voter's registration at the Instructional Planning Center in Sioux Falls on June 4. Statewide turnout for the 2024 primary election was historically low, with just 17% of registered voters casting a ballot.

Poll: Majority of South Dakotans want new system for primary elections

South Dakotans by a wide margin support a constitutional amendment that would change the way the state conducts primary elections, according to a scientific poll of 500 registered voters co-sponsored …
South Dakota’s Capitol in Pierre.

Political leaders condemn Nazi demonstrations in South Dakota

South Dakota political leaders are condemning Nazi demonstrations that happened Saturday in Deadwood and on the Capitol grounds in Pierre. The state Department of Public Safety said in a news …
Voting ballots are processed in Sioux Falls during the 2018 municipal election.

Key takeaways from South Dakota primary: Low turnout, high Republican drama

Fewer than 2 out of 10 South Dakota voters went to the polls Tuesday in a primary election dominated by fallout from a legislative debate over landowner rights, which caused Republican turnover and …
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.
Elijah Morrissette  and Mayor Frank Schwartz.
Elijah Morrissette Day
Redfield Mayor Frank Schwartz made an appearance at Redfield Middle School / High School Wednesday morning, April 17th, 2024. His surprise arrival was put into motion after teammate Kevin Weller had …
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 …

Obituaries
Duane August Sanger
Duane August Sanger, 91, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024, at the Eastern Star Home in Redfield, SD.
Doris Louise (Vetter) McNutt
Doris Louise (Vetter) McNutt, 89, of Redfield, SD, and formerly of Rockham, SD, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Sanford Medical Center in Aberdeen, SD. 
Eva (Frericks) Oberle and Frank “Ike” Oberle
Eva (Frericks) Oberle passed away December 16, 2022, and Frank “Ike” Oberle died on October 15, 2023.
Gaylord Heber Hanson
Gaylord Heber Hanson entered into rest on December 13, 2023 at the age of 87 at the VA hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. 
Deloris “Dee” Battest
Deloris “Dee” Battest of Clark, formerly of Doland, age 95, died May 28, 2024, at Avantara, Watertown, SD, with family by her side.
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
Commencement Held at Northwestern
Twenty young adults graduated from Northwestern Area High School on Saturday, May 18 th . The School’s Gold gym was filled with family, friends, and other fans of the class of 2024. …
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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Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid
Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …
Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July
(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."
Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options
(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …
Everything You Need To Know To Host An Epic Summer Pool Party
(BPT) - Summer has arrived! If you're lucky enough to find a pool to spend the summer by, a pool party is a must. Whether you're taking advantage of the sunshine and hot weather during the day or …
Does your head ache? Discover how chiropractic care can help
(BPT) - Do you regularly experience headaches or migraines? You’re not alone. Headache disorders, including migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches, are some of the most common …