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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 …

BROOKINGS — With the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, reporting record numbers of airline passengers at the beginning of the summer 2024 vacation season, airports across the nation …

FLANDREAU — The stage is set in Moody County for the upcoming capital murder trial of Joseph Hoek, the man accused in the hit-and-run death of Moody County Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorok. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 20 at 11 a.m.

BROOKINGS COUNTY — A Thursday afternoon crash involving a crop-dusting plane northwest of White ended about as well as it could have: The aircraft’s pilot, Brookings resident Jeffrey …

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 …

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 …

The Prairie Doc

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University Extension 4-H is has welcomed Whitney Sams as the new Moody County 4-H program assistant. In conjunction with SDSU Extension 4-H, Sams will …

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 …

BROOKINGS — Following a family history of answering the call to serve, Catie Natvig was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant on May 3. The South Dakota State University …

SIOUX FALLS — NorthWestern Energy’s natural gas system is now delivering renewable natural gas to homes, businesses and manufacturers in the Brookings area. NorthWestern Energy will …

HAZEL — On  April 15, work is scheduled to begin on Hamlin County Highway 438 located just southwest of Hazel. Highway 438 will be closed to traffic to begin the structure removal work. …

BROOKINGS — The career possibilities for athletic trainers in South Dakota are expanding thanks to the efforts of a South Dakota State University clinical assistant professor. Educating …

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency  finalized limits on certain common types of PFAS chemicals  in drinking water. It is the first time a nationwide limit on so-called …

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Department of Health Move Your Way team are partnering to get people moving this spring. The Move Your Way spring physical activity …

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