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Dakotas researchers look to take the steam out of streams

Oct. 23, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — A study that focuses on ways to cool South Dakota’s streams during the hottest times of the year in an effort to preserve the trout population is yielding positive results, officials from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks say. Jeremy Kientz, a...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Aberdeen Christian def. Florence/Henry, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14 Aberdeen Roncalli def. Groton Area, 25-16, 26-24, 25-20 Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Mitchell Christian, 25-5, 25-21, 25-10 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Allen Co.-Scottsville 37, Russell Co. 7 Ashland Blazer 14, Greenup Co. 7 Ballard Memorial 8, Fort Campbell 6 Bardstown 44, Lou. Fairdale 7 Beechwood 54, Newport 0 ...

Louisville, women's hoops coach agree to contract extension

Oct. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sixth-ranked Louisville and women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz have agreed to a contract extension through 2028. Financial terms were not released. Walz’s previous deal was extended in 2018 through the 2024-25 season. Athletic director Vince...

Two killed in South Dakota crash were from Rapid City

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says two people who died in a traffic crash last weekend near Rapid City were local residents. Mark Cook Jr., 31, and Kayla Hamer, 30, were killed when their compact SUV Kia Niro collided with a GMC...

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Brookings 21, Pierre 14 Canton 43, Lennox 28 Chamberlain 29, Custer 26 Dell Rapids 43, Tri-Valley 6 Harrisburg 43, Brandon Valley 14 Madison 40, Sioux...

Medicaid expansion ballot campaigns near signature threshold

Oct. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of campaigns to expand Medicaid in South Dakota are nearing enough voter petitions to be placed on the ballot next year, organizers said Thursday. One campaign, sponsored by former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland, has...

South Dakota ready to inoculate state's young people

Oct. 21, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health officials in South Dakota say they're prepared to handle the vaccination of the state's young people as federal regulators weigh the safety and effectiveness of giving COVID-19 shots to children ages 5 to 11. The White House detailed...

Inmate who failed to return from work shift back in custody

Oct. 20, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota inmate who walked away from a minimum-security facility was arrested Wednesday, corrections officials said. Inmate Timothy Mitchell had been on escape status since Oct. 6, after he failed to return to the Rapid City...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 20, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. October 18, 2021. Editorial: South Dakota Redistricting: Redrawing The State South Dakotans are finding out a few things in the once-in-a-decade exercise of legislative redistricting currently being conducted by state...