Local

South Dakota Livestock Groups Announce Plan To Donate To Ranchers

South Dakota Livestock Groups Announce Plan To Donate To Ranchers

At a news conference today, representatives of the South Dakota Stock Growers, Sheep Growers and Cattlemen’s Association announced they’ve developed an application form for doling out rancher relief fund donations.  Stock Growers Executive Director Silvia Christen says that form is available on their web site and they hope to help those who suffered the most from the blizzard right away.

Christen says the fund now has about $ a million dollars in it with more donations coming in. She says they’ll be taking applications starting this afternoon and going through the month of December. Christen says once they’ve received some applications they’ll know better how much they can send out to each rancher.

She says they’ll also take nominations for those who need assistance. Those can be made at their web site at RanchersRelief.org as well. Christen says donations are tax deductible because the fund administrator the Black Hills Area Community Foundation has 501 C 3 status.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Fortenberry Gives a Lukewarm Endorsement

Trump SC 102815

A lukewarm endorsement at best as Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry reacts to the swift change of events

3 hours ago in Local

“Gun” Cell Phone Cases Banned in Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate unanimously passed a bill banning sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like guns

4 hours ago in Local

Top Leaders in the Iowa Legislature Reject the “anti-establishment” Fervor

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., April 23, 2016.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The top two leaders in the Iowa legislature reject the idea the "anti-establishment" fervor among the nation's voters this year will trickle down and doom incumbents like them running for reelection to the Iowa House and Senate

4 hours ago in Local

Not Much Action Taken on Improving Water Quality

water faucet

The Iowa legislature adjourned this year's session without taking much action on improving the state's water quality.

5 hours ago in Local

Property Tax Cuts in Nebraska Depend on Education Aid

money farm

While Nebraska lawmakers were able to pass twenty million dollars in property tax cuts this year, any further progress may take more of a comprehensive approach.