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Redfield seniors enter the auditorium.

So it begins...

The Class of 2024 graduated from Redfield High School on Saturday, May 11th. The auditorium was filled with fans. Grady Fey and Elijah Morrissette were selected by their peers to speak for …
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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.
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
Joan Campbell
Joan Campbell, age 100, of Huron, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Avantara - Huron.  
Elaine Belle Hanson
Elaine Belle Hanson (85), was called home to the Lord and re-united with her husband David on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Edgewood Assisted Living in Pierre, SD.
Donald “Don” and Arlis Bacon
Donald “Don” and Arlis Bacon will have their funerals together on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Northwestern Community Church in Mellette, SD. 
Gary Lee Harmening
Gary Lee Harmening, age 82, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls, SD.
Amy Garman
   Amy Garman, 95, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at The Good Samaritan Society in Miller.
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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A jacket, a coin, a letter − relics of Omaha Beach battle tell the story of D-Day 80 years later
Between the villages of Vierville-sur-Mer and Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes in Normandy, France, is a 5-mile stretch of beach that was once called Côte d’Or, or “golden coast.” …