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SD High School Media Polls 9/24/18

FOOTBALL Class 11AAA 1. SF Roosevelt (25)  5-0  141  1 2. SF O’Gorman (4)   5-0 120   2 3. SF Washington      3-2   81   4 4. Brandon Valley     3-2   58    3 5. Watertown            4-1   35    5 Class 11AA 1. Pierre (29)             4-1  145   1 2. Harrisburg       …Continue Reading

Forest Service considers designation for Devil’s Bathtub

U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to turn a little-known hiking trail in the Black Hills National Forest into a recognized attraction. Northern Hills District Ranger Steve Kozel is looking into the project to make Devil’s Bathtub a designated hiking trail. Devil’s Bathtub’s unofficial trailhead is about 8 miles south of Spearfish along…Continue Reading

Arrest made after Red Cloud School threat

Pine Ridge police arrested a man Friday morning at the Red Cloud Indian School after he reportedly made a video threatening the school. The Oglala Sioux Tribe police have not released the man’s name and have not said if he had any weapons with him when he was arrested at the school. According to an…Continue Reading

Early voting begins today

Election Day is still a month-and-a-half away, but South Dakota campaigns are mobilizing their supporters to turn out early as absentee voting begins this week. Absentee voting starts today in South Dakota, where high-profile races include governor, U.S. House and attorney general, not to mention contests for other statewide offices, legislative seats and five ballot…Continue Reading

Court overturns child removal ruling

A federal appeals court has overturned an earlier ruling that said a South Dakota county must give Native American parents more rights during initial hearings of child-removal cases. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday the Pennington County case is a state’s issue and shouldn’t have gone to federal court. A lawyer for the…Continue Reading

State settles in brutality case

The state of South Dakota will pay $100,000 to settle a police brutality case brought against a Highway Patrol trooper who slammed a defenseless man into the floor of a garage. Trooper Cody Jansen claimed that Troy Rokusek was resisting arrest in April 2015, but a judge ruled that a video of the incident failed…Continue Reading

Walkinshaw to be inducted to NAIA Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Black Hills State University cross country coach, Scott Walkinshaw, has been selected for induction into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. Walkinshaw is currently in his 21st year at Black Hills State University, acting as the head coach of the Yellow Jacket cross country team. Previously, he was the head…Continue Reading

BHSU Women 1st, Men 3rd at Mid Plains Rodeo

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The Black Hills State University rodeo teams competed at the Mid Plains Community College Rodeo this weekend. The women’s team took first place, with Alyssa Lockhart earning the Reserve All-Around title, while the men’s team finished in third place. “I was impressed with the consistency our team had at a high level this week,”…Continue Reading