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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 …

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 …

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 …

Primary elections were held on Tuesday, June 4 th . Two ballots were available: Republican and Democrat. Only registered Republicans could vote on the former. The latter was open to registered …

It was an exciting day for train aficionados. On Saturday, June 8 th , the annual Train Day was held at Redfield Depot. Volunteers stated that a steady stream of enthusiasts came to the station. …

BROOKINGS — On May 31, Prairie Docs — Dr. Andrew Ellsworth, Dr. Jill Kruse, Dr. Kelly Evans-Hullinger and Dr. Debra Johnston — were awarded the Community Service Award from the …

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My first experience with cardiopulmonary resuscitation was during the summer of 1969. I was an orderly in a Minneapolis intensive care unit (ICU) when my patient stopped breathing. I called for help …

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 …

Back in 2022, Elden Blume qualified to go to the National Future Farmers of America Convention in Indianapolis, IN. He was wandering around the “giant convention/farm show there” when he …

BROOKINGS — In summer 2021, Badlands National Park was home to a healthy and growing population of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, with approximately 300 total among the three herds. Then in …

South Dakota Special Olympics held its annual State Games on May 16 th to 18 th in Vermillion. The event included: volleyball, swimming, track and field, soccer, and powerlifting. Each category had …

Memorial Day was marked throughout the country on Monday, May 27 th . Several groups held remembrance ceremonies. In smaller towns, the events are mostly those handled by the local American Legion …

On the morning of the last day of school, the Redfield Elementary students gathered in the school auditorium with hopes of going home with a new bike. Students could earn chances on the bikes by …

BROOKINGS — Twelve young women from around the state will compete for the title of Miss South Dakota's Teen 2024 on May 30-31 in Brookings. The theme of this year’s competition is …

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. …

BROOKINGS, — For the third year in a row, the award for the best student chapter of civil engineering students went to South Dakota State University. The Robert Ridgway Student Chapter …

SIOUX FALLS — Nearly two-thirds of South Dakotans said Gov. Kristi Noem damaged her credibility in her book rollout, and nearly half said they have an unfavorable view of the second-term …

BROOKINGS — Students and faculty at South Dakota State University with support from Lake Area Technical College participated in the second annual “Drone Day” on the SDSU campus …

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 …

According to data from the South Dakota Department of Social Services, there are about 1,000 kids in foster care each month. State-wide, there are only about 800 licensed foster caregivers. …

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