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DRSD School Board votes to change schedule

Sara Stadem | Editor The votes are in and the change is made. The Dell Rapids School District will move to a 7-period class schedule with the 2024-2025 school year.Back in December, the Dell Rapids School District started the process at proposing to make a schedule...

Soup is in the air

The Baltic Fire Department has been putting on their annual soup dinner fundraiser for over 20 years. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Baltic High School Commons. (Photo/Adie Stadem) Baltic Fire Department gears...

Dell Rapids Area Garden Club receives award

Recently the Dell Rapids Area Garden Club received the National Garden Clubs Pollinator Garden certification. Pictured are members from the Dell Rapids Area Garden Club (front row, left to right) Connie Earley, Judy Welbig, Joyce Pfannenstein, Linsey Duffy, and Mary...

Free legal workshop to focus on trauma-informed approaches

PIERRE, S.D.— Law students, legal professionals and others interested in better understanding trauma-informed approaches in legal proceedings will have the opportunity to learn from local and national experts on April 4, 2024.The third annual Legal Workshop presented...

Baltic School District adds wrestling to 2024-2025 school year

Sara Stadem | Editor The Baltic School District will kick off their 2024-2025 sports season with an exciting addition: a wrestling program. Baltic School District (BSD) will be offering wrestling for the first year as of next school year, according to Baltic School...

Commission hears presentation on county ambulance services

Pictured is Minnehaha County Ambulance Quality Assurance Director Dr. Jeff Luther. (Photo/Dave Baumeister) Dave Baumeister | County Correspondent SIOUX FALLS – At the Tuesday commission meeting, Minnehaha County Ambulance Quality Assurance Director Dr. Jeff Luther...

$352 million for clean water in South Dakota

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced $6 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand access to clean drinking water, replace lead pipes, improve wastewater infrastructure, and remove PFAS contamination in water in every single...

Gov. Noem signs bills to promote public health into law

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem signed five bills to promote public health into law.“These bills will keep South Dakotans safe and healthy,” said Governor Noem. “When xylazine, otherwise known as the ‘zombie’ drug, is mixed with fentanyl, it makes an already...

Gov. Noem signs E15 Fuel Tax Refund into law

Signs Six Other Bills PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem held a bill signing ceremony for SB 78, which provides for an E15 fuel tax refund.“Renewable fuels are a very important part of America’s all-of-the-above energy supply, and ethanol is vital to South Dakota’s...