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Jackrabbits Awarded Bye & Fifth Seed In FCS Playoffs

Jacks To Face Winner Of Northern Iowa-Monmouth Game On December 2nd In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and has been been awarded the No. 5 seed. The Jackrabbits, 9-2 overall, will receive a first-round bye and will host the winner of Saturday’s first-round matchup between Monmouth and Northern Iowa on Dec. 2. Kickoff for the Dec. 2 game is…

Coyotes Earn Final At-Large Bid To FCS Playoffs

USD Will Make First Playoff Appearance In D1 At Nicholls State On Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D.—The South Dakota football team has been selected to compete in the FCS playoffs for the first time. The Coyotes, 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, received one of 14 at large bids and will take on Nicholls State in a first round playoff game at 3 p.m. Saturday from Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux, Louisiana….

Model Trains Gather Hundreds For Christmas Expo

Model Trains Gather Hundreds For Expo

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Hundreds of all ages gathered to build and view model trains at the fairgrounds this weekend. The Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society hosted their 16th Trains at Christmas expo. Displays ranged from Legos to collectible Lionel plus a variety of train parts for sale. Rick Mills is with the South Dakota State Railroad Museum. He…

Lengthy Immediate Needs List for St. Francis House

Lengthy Immediate Needs List for St. Francis House

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — With less than a week until Thanksgiving many are fortunate to have finished their holiday meal shopping and are ready for the big feast, but what about those who aren’t as fortunate? It’s a home that serves 74 individuals and seven families with a lengthy immediate needs list. St Francis House located on E Austin St….

Black Hills State University-Rapid City to Offer 18-Day Block Courses

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days. The Rapid City Journal reports that Black Hills State University-Rapid City will offer block courses. The college says the offering will be the first of its kind in South Dakota. Courses are traditionally…

TransCanada Corp. Sends Additional Crew to Keystone Pipeline Leak in Marshall County

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) – TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west…

JACKRABBIT STATE: SDSU Wins 31-28 Thriller At USD

Jacks Win 9th Straight Game Over Coyotes

SDSU RECAP VERMILLION, S.D. – Taryn Christion threw for three touchdowns and the South Dakota State came up with three key stops in the second half to defeat the University of South Dakota, 31-28, in the regular season finale for both teams at the DakotaDome. With their fifth consecutive win, including their fourth in a row against a ranked opponent,…

Gunshot Signs Cost South Dakota County $1,500 a Year

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Officials of a western South Dakota county say hunters who use road signs to site their rifles are costing the county about $1,500 annually to replace the damaged signs. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that Lawrence County replaces the bullet-ridden signs once they’re no longer legible. County officials say between 20 and 30 signs need replacing…

Fiery Crash Near Montrose Claims One Life

Seatbelt usage unknown

A woman is dead in a fiery car crash north of Montrose. Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, a Dodge Caravan was headed east on 248th Street nearly Valley Road six miles north of Montrose in McCook County.  The driver, a 41-year-old woman, was approaching a curve when she lost control.  The van went into the ditch, rolled and started on fire. …

Holiday Sales Arrive Early In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. – We are a week away from one the biggest shopping days of the year; Black Friday. But according to industry experts, most shoppers are actually hitting up stores before Thanksgiving. That includes the community of Harrisburg, which is already taking advantage of early sales. Christmas came early this year, for those buying the gifts. “I did the…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Empire’s Golf Guru

SIOUX FALLS, SD – It’s a cold November afternoon.  But, the temperature outside doesn’t matter at the Todd Kolb Golf Academy.  Inside a heated facility at Willow Run, golfers can keep their game hot in South Dakota’s colder months. “This is the time of year, like in January and February, where we can actually make some changes in the kids’…

Fundraiser for Children of Lennox Tragedy

Fundraiser for Children of Lennox Tragedy

LENNOX, S.D. — The Hoover children lost their parents and brother seven weeks ago, and the Lennox community is still rallying around the family. A bake sale, silent auction and meal deals are a few of the fundraiser features. Holly Doud is with the fundraising committee. She says they were inspired by simply wanting to give back. Even though the murder…