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On their way to State

The Dell Rapids Quarriers have five wrestlers that advanced to the 2024 Class A State Wrestling Tournament which was held Thursday through Saturday, February 22-24, in Sioux Falls at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The Quarriers that advanced to state included Quinn...

Community Garden hosts meal fundraiser

Pictured is the Baltic Community Garden in full bloom during the summer. (Photo/Sally Franchuk) Grace Wolff | Staff Intern The well-loved Community Garden in Baltic is one that many go to during the summer months for fresh produce, herbs, and flowers. It was started...

Camping season is coming!

Sara Stadem | Editor Spring is in the air and camping season is around the corner which means it’s time to start planning for some camping trips! This Saturday, February 24, is the first day to reserve campsites, camping cabins, and picnic shelters through the South...

Auditor briefs county commissioners on past year’s work by her office

Auditor Leah Anderson (Photo/Dave Baumeister) Dave Baumeister | County Correspondent SIOUX FALLS – At this week’s Minnehaha County Commission meeting, the agenda was filled with 2024 contract renewals, grant applications and other routine business, but the annual...

The Wooden Nickel to host meat raffles in Spring

Abby Mitchell | Staff Intern The Wooden Nickel in Crooks is gearing up to host its annual meat raffle on March 1. The raffle, which is entering its 3rd year, got its start when the nonprofit group Fabulous Moments, which provides meaningful moments for adults with...

Governor Noem now accepting applications for summer interns

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem and her office are now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Program. This internship program provides students with a first-hand experience within state government and the functions of the Governor’s Office. Student...

SDSU Extension hosting conference for women in agriculture March 1-2

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University Extension will host a conference this spring to help women in agriculture develop their ability to advocate for themselves and the industry.The Power of Women as AgVocates Conference is March 1-2, 2024, at the Casey...

A Face Unfazed

Pastor’s Corner Pastor Jeff Sorenson | Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids “Stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.” Psalm...

Week 6 2024 South Dakota Legislature Report

Randy Gross | 25th District Representative This week will be busy as February 21st is the last day for non-budget bills to be passed in their house of origin (Senate or House of Representatives) before moving on to the other house for consideration. Bills not passed...

Week 6 of Legislative Session

By Senator Tom Pischke Week 6 of the 2024 Legislative Sesson ended on February 15th. All of our committees in both chambers have been busy working through the 478 bills that were introduced this year. In South Dakota, every introduced bill gets a hearing in a...