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Ordinance 621 is off the table. City Council members in Flandreau this past week voted to reject a proposed ordinance that would have established set hours in city parks

High school journalism courses no longer count toward South Dakota’s general merit-based schol- arship, though schools can seek a waiver, and teach- ers in the state haven’t been told …

CODINGTON COUNTY — Delwin H. McFarland, 88, of Webster was killed as a result of injuries sustain ed in a June 27 crash north of Watertown. McFarland was the passenger in a car that struck …

BROOKINGS — The United States, along with 123 other countries, have pledged to reach “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050 or 2060. A number of strategies are being deployed to reach …

PIERRE — The America’s 250th South Dakota Commission has announced the launch of “Walk 250 Miles by 2026.” It’s the first of many events in South Dakota meant to …

The Prairie Doc

Doctors are taught medical terms and jargon in medical school like a secret code. Many medical terms are rooted in Greek and Latin. Over the course of our training, these words become second nature …

BROOKINGS — More than 100 youth participated in the 40th annual Rangeland and 19th annual Soils Days on June 12-13 in Watertown. Adrik Schoon, of White River, won the Top Hand Award in the …

PIERRE — Recently, the South Dakota Department of Health announced that nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribes across South Dakota will collectively receive $500,000 in grants to combat …

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is inviting beginning sheep producers to apply to the 2024-25 Elevate Ewe program. Elevate Ewe is a year-long cohort program for up to 20 people that combines …

Sow and Grow

With widespread flooding and rainfall events across the state, it seems fitting to discuss how soils retain and utilize water this week. I’ve taken paraphrased excerpts from an article my …

SIOUX FALLS — Federal, state, and local leaders celebrated the completion of the Interstate 29 and 41st Street Diverging Diamond Interchange in Sioux Falls on Tuesday. The interchange is …

PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor U.S. Army Cpl. John C. McDowell. The ceremony will be July 24 at 11 …

Every year about this time the signs pop up across Flandreau and Moody County — Blum Fireworks does what it can each year to help you have a fun and exciting 4th of July. But the local small …

While a number of local Moody County residents face ongoing challenges with flooding along the big Sioux River, the Rock River’s relentless rise in Iowa has left newlywed Catrina (Standifer) Van Otterloo, a native of Egan, and her husband Cody facing severe devastation.

After working through the first-ever rain delay for the local Flandreau Fridays celebration, it was another successful year for the multicultural event.

The city of Flandreau celebrated the grand opening of its new fire station this past Wednesday, a milestone that brought together local and regional community partners, city staff, and firefighters. …

This weekend is the 2nd Flandreau Athletic Hall of Fame celebration, and there’s been a couple of changes in the schedules but there’s still tickets available to attend the banquet and induction ceremony.

Just three out of South Dakota’s nine tribes were represented last week at Governor Kristi Noem’s first Tribal Law Enforcement Summit in Pierre. Flandreau Santee Sioux Vice President Cynthia Weddell led a delegation from Flandreau, joined by delegates from Standing Rock and Yankton Sioux.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Plains, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, the City of Flandreau and other supporters, are looking for additional partners as they seek to construct and …

BROOKINGS — The Speech Communication Association of South Dakota will hold its annual conference on South Dakota State University’s campus July 24-25. The Speech Communication …

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