STURGIS, S.D. – Jayda Hammer is precisely the type of person that Sturgis Motorcycle Rally managers are targeting as they try to develop the next generation of rally attendees to keep the event rolling for another 50 years or more. Hammer is a 19-year-old woman from Aberdeen whose extended family
For more than a decade, beekeepers in South Dakota and around the country have been fighting against historically high annual colony loss rates of more than 30%. The continued loss of colonies has the potential to affect roughly 100 different agricultural crops across the country and could raise food prices
HOLABIRD, S.D. – The morning of July 24 arrived with endless blue skies and an equally vast Monday workload for fourth-generation Hyde County cattle rancher Seth Zilverberg. He and his father, Don, hit the fields to bale alfalfa while the moisture content was right. Too wet and the alfalfa will
For more than a year, a highly divisive debate has raged in South Dakota over two proposed carbon dioxide pipelines that would capture the toxic gas from ethanol plants and carry it to North Dakota and Illinois for disposal underground. The stakes are extremely high on both sides of the
For more than 40 years, South Dakota journalist Kevin Woster has produced material for the state’s two largest newspapers, its largest TV station and for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, where he remains a writer and commentator. Now semi-retired, Woster continues to report on a variety of statewide topics. And
Lee Schoenbeck, a power broker in the South Dakota Legislature as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, had a telling response when asked about the record pace of staff turnover in Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration, including a prolonged search for a sixth chief of staff less than five years
DIMOCK, S.D. – Ron Neugebauer has been farming in South Dakota for more than 60 years. He began in the early 1960s when he was in high school. By the time he was 30 years old, he and his brother had taken over the family farm after their father died.