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Cassel Gets The Call

Matt Cassel will start at quarterback on Sunday as the Vikings take on the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens in Baltimore.


National Honors For Area Gridders

Football players from South Dakota State, Morningside and Nebraska have received national recognition for off the field success.


Valley Tabs 4 Coyotes, Jackrabbit

Four members of the University of South Dakota football team and one from SDSU are part of the Missouri Valley Conference All Newcomer squad.


USD Second In Summit Polls

South Dakota’s men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams both placed second while receiving first-place votes in the Summit League preseason polls released on Tuesday.


Timberwolves In Mexico

The NBA is back in Mexico for a regular-season game Wednesday night, and the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are learning there’s an additional rival to conquer: The altitude.


Vikes Break Ground On Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings have broken ground on their new stadium.


Sioux City Hosts Championships

The 34th edition of the NAIA Volleyball National Championships welcomes 24 teams to the Tyson Events Center from Dec. 3 – 7.


Coyotes Stretch Win Streak

South Dakota scored 14 of the final 17 points in a 71-67 win against Utah Valley Monday night inside the DakotaDome.

SDSU Women Win At Home

Three Jackrabbits scored in double figures as the South Dakota State women’s basketball team (5-4) defeated NJIT (2-7), 71-46, Monday night in front of 1,141 fans at Frost Arena.


Dykstra Nets League Award

The Summit League named South Dakota State senior forward Jordan Dykstra its player of the week on Monday, the first Jackrabbit to win the award this season.

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Two Killed in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50

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The Yankton County Sheriff’s office says two people were killed in a head on collision on Highway 50, about five miles east of Yankton.

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SD Counties Look to 2016 Legislature for Financial Help

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While education funding and teacher pay have gotten most of the attention, counties will also be standing in line when the 2016 session of the South Dakota legislature opens in January.

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SD Board of Regents to Consider Alcohol on Campus Policy


The South Dakota Board of Regents will consider a report at their meeting this week that could lead to allowing some use of alcohol on the six state university campuses.

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SD School Boards Set Legislative Priorities


The Associated School Boards of South Dakota held their annual delegate assembly last week to help set direction for the 2016 legislative session.

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A Dialysis Center Opens at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

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A new outpatient dialysis center has opened at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.