Two Dupree students compete at State Visual Arts Contest

State Dept. of Ag reminds to avoid pesticide drift during spraying season

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) would like to remind pesticide applicators of drift risk during this spraying season.  Applicators should prevent risk of drift to non-target areas or susceptible crops and should evaluate factors such as wind speed, wind direction, temperature, spray pressure, nozzle height and surrounding properties before they begin spraying a field.  “Product labels give applicators […]

Governor names Dustin Oedekoven Interim Agriculture Secretary

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced last week that Dr. Dustin Oedekoven* will serve as interim Secretary of Agriculture while the search continues for a full-time replacement for Lucas Lentsch, who announced last month his intention to depart as Ag Secretary. Oedekoven serves as South Dakota’s state veterinarian and head of the Animal Industry Board. His interim appointment will be effective immediately. […]

Flu and other respiratory viruses still circulating around the state

 The calendar might say spring but flu activity is still on the rise, both nationally and in South Dakota, and South Dakotans still need to protect themselves, a state health official said today.  “Flu activity is still widespread in South Dakota and has steadily increased over the last month. Other respiratory viruses like RSV and human metapneumovirus are circulating as […]

DOI grants Pe’ Sla Indian Land Trust Status

The United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Great Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin) on March 10, 2016, of its decision to take Pe’ Sla, a 2,022-acre sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota, into federal Indian trust status. In 2012, the Rosebud, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Crow Creek, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribes worked together […]

Cheyenne Eagle Butte archers to defend state title at 2016 South Dakota GFP NASP tournaments

After the C-EB Elementary won the state archery championship last year, the young archers will again be competing for the top honor at this year’s 7th Annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournaments.   This year, young people from across South Dakota will show off their archery skills at one of four state tournament to be held.  […]

And they’re off

Eagle Butte City Council revises alcohol code at Special Meeting

The Eagle Butte City council held a special meeting on Monday, March 21 and passed a revised alcohol code rescinding  operator agreements with two downtown businesses in Eagle Butte. The council presented the first reading of the the new code at the meeting and will have the second reading at the next meeting on April 13. The revisment to the […]

Rooks Funeral Home to reopen doors

Following a four month sabbatical, Charlie Rooks, will be reopening the doors to the Rooks Funeral Home effective Monday, April 4, 2016. Since December 2015, Rooks a Licensed Funeral Director orginally from Pine Ridge, has been on what he considers a special training tour with Service Corporation International, the largest funeral service provider in the United States. This tour of […]

Dakota Radio Group All-Star Game set for Saturday

Dakota Radio Group’s 2016 All-Star Basketball Games are set to unfold on Saturday, April 2nd at the Scherr Howe Event Center in Mobridge.  This year’s event will again feature many premier senior girls and boys basketball players from Mobridge-Pollock, Herreid-Selby Area, Potter County, Edmunds Central, Cheyenne Eagle Butte, McIntosh, McLaughlin, Timber Lake, and Tiospaye Topa.    Local talent includes members […]

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