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Fair commission hears event updates

HURON – Dusty Anderson of Yankton and Faron Wahl of Sioux Falls were re-elected chair and vice chair, respectively, of the South Dakota State Fair Commission on Tuesday. Commissioners heard updates on a new gate ticketing system, a golf cart patrol program and upcoming off-season events as well as p


South Dakota’s Dangerous Plan to Abandon Transgender Kids

After the fight over HB2 — the disastrous and discriminatory 2016 law passed in North Carolina — lawmakers across the country are proving wary of taking up extreme anti-transgender measures and proposals. The economic and political costs paid by that state and then-Governor Pat McCrory have sent a c


Brookings boys fall 67-47 at Yankton

BROOKINGS – Yankton completed the season sweep over the Bobcats with a 67-47 Eastern South Dakota Conference win on Tuesday night at the Summit Events Center. The Bucks led 22-13 after a quarter and then extended their lead to 38-22 at halftime before Brookings played to just a four-point deficit wi


South Dakota hires more people with disabilities than most of the country

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - South Dakota is one of the top states when it comes to employing people with disabilities. Black Hills Works hopes to keep finding more opportunities for clients in Rapid City.


Port Yankton casino plan heads to state Senate floor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A measure to put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the ballot has narrowly survived its first legislative test. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday to send the measure to the floor without recommendation. It will take a majority vote to debate the bill.


Too much Mors: Kernels have no answer for Yankton sophomore star

Mitchell High School has come close to knocking off some of the top boys basketball teams in Class AA, but haven't been able to complete the deal. On Friday, fourth-ranked Yankton (13-4) became the latest team to make the trip to the Corn Palace and the Kernels greeted them by scoring the first nine


Yankton Woman Gives the Gift of Life

YANKTON, S.D. – One family in Yankton wants to inspire others after an amazing gift came from their heartbreaking loss. February 14th is National Organ Donor Day which highlights heroes who give so much, often after they’re gone.


Feeding South Dakota unveils new mobile food pantry

RAPID CITY, S.D., (KOTA TV) - Feeding South Dakota unveils its new mobile food pantry in Rapid City. It's a 30-foot food pantry on wheels. On Wednesday, more than 70 families grabbed a cart and lined up to step into the new Feeding South Dakota trailer. From produce to freezer items, people selected


South Dakota Capitol Might Soon Have More Concealed Pistols In Its Halls

PIERRE, S.D. - People who have South Dakota enhanced permits for carrying concealed pistols might be able to take their guns into the state Capitol building later this year. They would have to first notify the head of the South Dakota Highway Patrol at least 24 hours in advance of their visits and g


Bill would allow South Dakota microbrewers more taprooms

If Senate Bill 138 becomes law, a microbrewery would be able to sell its wares at five sites beyond the brewery itself, including one traveling license for festivals. That advantage might not come true, since SB 138 barely passed through the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee with a 4-3 vote.


South Dakota Senate Advances Sports Betting, Yankton Casino Bills

Two bills that would let South Dakota voters decide on two key areas of gambling expansion advanced in the State Senate this week. Senate Joint Resolution 2 would establish a referendum to legalize sports betting at Deadwood casinos. It was approved by the Senate in a 18-14 vote and now heads to the


Senate Panel Wants State Supremacy Enforced On South Dakota Firearms Regulations

PIERRE, S.D. - A state lawmaker from Minnehaha County wants South Dakota's attorney general to take legal action against any local government that adopts its own firearms regulation.


South Dakota centenarian turns 108

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Happy Vivian Grover Day! South Dakota's oldest living person turns 108. Vivian Grover was born in 1911 in Minnesota but has called the Black Hills home since 1931 after meeting her future husband Harry Grover in Rapid City. Since then they worked a ranch, operated Grover


Summit League Preview: #23 South Dakota Women Host Denver, at South Dakota State

A couple of tall tasks stand in the way of South Dakota extending its current ten-game winning streak as we head into week nine of the Summit League schedule. The #23 Coyotes (23-3/11-1 Summit League) begin the week a half-game back of South Dakota State atop the conference standings with a head-to-


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology celebrates Engineer’s Week

RAPID CITY, S.D. – For national Engineer’s week, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is hosting events. The week of celebration started with Mines Myth Busters. Students and faculty performed scientific magic tricks and experiments. Along with that, the school is hosting a science documentar


Johnston Knows Sunday Will Be Epic Game with USD

BROOKINGS, SD… First place in the Summit League will be at stake Sunday when the Jackrabbits host the 23rd-ranked Coyotes in women’s hoops at Frost Arena. Both teams have one loss in league place with USD winning the first game in Vermillion 105-98 in double overtime. Macy Miller hit a last second “


Vermillion School District Classes Will Begin Two Hours Late

The Vermillion School District has announced that classes will start two hours late on Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to winter weather. There will be no morning preschool. According to the National Weather Service, the Vermillion area is expected to receive a total nighttime snow accumulation of around 6 i


Mitchell receives 4 inches of overnight snow

Mitchell received 4 inches of additional snow through the overnight hours into Wednesday, as yet another snow storm blew through the area. Other regional estimates included 5.5 inches of snow in Tyndall, 4.8 inches of snow in Armour and 3.7 inches near Pickstown, according to the National Weather Se


Vermillion Area Under Winter Storm Warning

The Vermillion area, including Clay and Unions counties, is under a winter storm warning that will remain in effect from 8 p.m. Tuesday night to 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, according the National Weather Service.


Boyden-Hull, Rock Valley & Remsen St. Mary’s boys advance