Hot Springs gymnasts win Gym-O-Rama: Sieveke captures all-around title

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Hot Springs won the team title Saturday at the Gym-O-Rama gymnastics meet at the Rapid City High School gym annex. The Bison finished with a score of 133.200 followed by Pierre with 131.625. Ciara Sieveke from Rapid City Central won the all-around title with 35.325 points. Sieveke won placed first in four events.     Featured…

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BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hardrockers sweep Yellow Jackets; Stevens girls, Central boys pull off upsets

RAPID CITY, S.D. – It was a busy Saturday in high school and college basketball. South Dakota Mines swept Black Hills State in a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. The Hardrockers won the men’s game, 79-78. Plus the Lady Hardrockers powered past the Yellow Jackets, 66-50.   Meanwhile, the Rapid City Stevens girls basketball team upset fourth-ranked Sioux Falls O’Gorman,…

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Union Pacific delivered 3% more freight as economy recovered

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific’s fourth-quarter profit chugged ahead as shipping volume improved for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic slowed the economy to a crawl last year. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday that it earned $1.38 billion, or $2.05 per share, in the quarter, but the results were weighed down by a one-time charge of…

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Gov. Noem introduces legislation to simplify city zoning regulations

PIERRE, S.D. — On Friday, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will introduce a bill to simplify city zoning regulations and ease the permitting process for homebuilders and homeowners in South Dakota. Last year, Gov. Noem supported and signed SB 157, which simplified zoning regulations at the county level. This year’s legislation will make similar improvements to the zoning process…

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Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

DETROIT (AP) — Someone bought a winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot at a grocery store outside of Detroit. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60, with a Mega Ball of 24. The ticket that won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was sold at a Kroger store in…

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