Johnson appointed top Republican on ag subcommittee

WASHINGTON — Congressman Dusty Johnson has been appointed the top Republican on an agriculture subcommittee. It’s the House agriculture committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. Johnson is the first House member from the Northern Plains to be selected as top Republican of this panel in about 40 years. Johnson says he’s looking forward to, “highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing…

Continue reading

SD DOH says vaccination rate in South Dakota outpacing much of the country

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Health says vaccination rates in South Dakota continue to outpace much of the country. Over 129,000 people have received at least one vaccine dose, while 40,000 of those have gotten both doses. Health officials say their weekly allotment is increasing more than five-percent – to over 13,000 – which should keep the…

Continue reading

First reading of utility bill ordinance set for Tuesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. —Rapid City is looking to go back to how renters used to pay their utility bills. On Wednesday, city leaders and council members discussed an ordinance that would put the city services accounts back in the name of tenants. Right now, the landlords are required to put the utility bill in their name. Rapid City Public Works…

Continue reading

Rapid City Council looks to repeal, update voting Wards & Precincts

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City leaders are looking to repeal the code relating to wards and precincts. Discussions came about through the city’s working session on Wednesday. This is actually a common occurrence, one that comes around every ten years when the new census numbers come out. By updating the ordinance, the city redraws ward and precinct boundaries, depending…

Continue reading

Youth and Family Services baking their annual Valentines Day cookies for their donors

RAPID CITY, S.D. — For 33 years now, Youth and Family Services has had an annual tradition of donating Valentines day cookies to it’s donors. YFS is baking and frosting some 915 dozen cookies that they then box up and distribute to donors. Each year more donors means more cookies, plus they always bake extra in case some cookies break…

Continue reading