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What is an Impeachment Inquiry? Political Science Professor Explains

VERMILLION, S.D.- This is the fourth time in American history that the U.S. House of Representatives has launched an impeachment inquiry into a president, but what exactly does that mean?        Dr. Michael Card, a USD Political Science Professor says it’s a rare time in U.S. history. “Doesn’t happen very often. There are only two presidents have been impeached so far…

Dakota Dome Getting a Makeover

Big renovations are being made to the USD Dakota Dome

VERMILLION, SD— People at the USD football game this weekend may have noticed things look a little different. The west side of the arena is going through renovations to add permanent seating, suites and locker rooms. The make-over will cut the seating in the stadium almost in half this season; from 10,000 to 5,500 seats. But the athletic department feels the…

USD Investigates Law School’s ‘Hawaiian Day’ Advice

Board of Regents Monday announces support of investigation into name change of winter social

The new President at the University of South Dakota is being commended for launching an investigation into whether the Board of Regents’ new Freedom of Expression policy was violated in connection with a recent “Hawaiian Day” event. The Board of Regents, in a press release early Monday, stated that the board looks forward to a clear and comprehensive report from…

University of South Dakota’s 18th President Sworn In

VERMILLION S.D.-After 21 years, the University of South Dakota in Vermillion has a new president. “Ladies and gentlemen please rise in joining me in welcoming the University of South Dakota’s 18th President, Sheila K. Gestring,” said Former President Jim Abbott during the school’s 2019 President Inauguration. Sheila Gestring is leading the school she’s known for 13 years. During her speech,…

College Theater Competition Takes Over Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — You might have noticed that downtown Sioux Falls has gotten busier this week. The town is hosting hundreds of students who have dreams of making it big. From singing to dancing and endless artwork nearly 1600 college students are taking over downtown Sioux Falls this week. “We broke an attendance record. Year fifty one of doing this…

HIGHLIGHTS: Coyotes Remain Perfect at Home

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota sophomore center Hannah Sjerven notched her second-straight 20-point game to pace the Coyotes in a 69-51 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes (15-3, 3-1 Summit) have won all seven home games this season and improve their record to 37-3 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   “Today…

HIGHLIGHTS: SDSU and USD Women Pick Up Road Victories

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Four Coyotes scored in double figures as South Dakota used a third-quarter run to top Missouri State 85-74 inside JQH Arena on Tuesday night. South Dakota (8-1) won its sixth-straight game, while Missouri State (1-5) recorded its first double-digit loss. It also marked the Bears’ third loss at home in the last 20 games inside The Q. “Tonight was…

Vermillion And Yankton Experience Heavy Weekend Snow

YANKTON, S.D. – Plenty of our viewing area saw snow this weekend. Chunks of snow line the roads in Vermillion. It’s a snowy walk to class for the yotes. USD received seven inches of snow over the weekend. Down the road, Eastern Yankton was hit hard by snow, with nine inches. Friday night kicked off with a mix of freezing…

SOUND: WBB Coyotes Showing Resilience Early in Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—South Dakota junior guard Ciara Duffy scored 23 points to lead the Coyotes past Wichita State 73-64 on Wednesday evening inside the Sanford Pentagon. “Tonight was a tough matchup versus an extremely athletic and aggressive team in Wichita State,” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “Fortunately, we were able to find a way to win by getting to…

With Election Day Approaching, are Voters Excited or Fatigued?

VERMILLION, S.D. – It’s crunch time for the candidates. Voters are more tuned in than ever before, eagerly watching to see who will be their next governor or congressman. “People are watching the local news more,” said Julia Hellwege, a political science professor at the University of South Dakota. “People are reading the newspapers. They’re checking in on the polls.”…

Sexual Assault Exhibit Trying to Shatter Stereotypes

VERMILLION, S.D. — USD students are working to shatter a common stereotype about sexual assault victims. They’re displaying their unique effort on campus. It’s a timely message that they say is making a difference. Jeans sweat pants and tennis shoes are hung up at the USD library, and no they’re not on sale at the bookstore. “This is a way for…

USD Football Players Plead Not Guilty To Rape Charges

USD Football Players Plead Not Guilty To Rape Charges

Dale Williamson Jr., Danny Rambo Jr.VERMILLION, S.D. — Two University of South Dakota football players who’ve been charged with rape and attempted rape in October made their court appearances today in Vermillion. Danny Rambo Jr. and Dale Williamson Jr. plead not guilty to alleged rape and attempted rape charges. Both were out on bond but Williamson is being held again….

South Dakota Board Of Regents Approves $26.3M Dakotadome Renovation

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Regents unanimously approved a $26.3 million renovation plan for the Dakotadome. State lawmakers must sign off on the plan during the 2018 legislative session. The multi-sport venue opened in 1979 costing about $8 million. Many sports housed in the dome moved next-door to the Sanford Coyote Sports Center last year. The university…

Suspended USD Football Player Arrested On New Rape Charge

VERMILLION, S.D. – A University of South Dakota football player who was arrested for attempted second-degree rape and later released is back in custody on a new rape charge. Officials confirm that Dale Williamson Jr. turned himself in after an arrest warrant for second-degree rape was issued on November 21st. In October, Williamson along with teammate Danny Rambo Jr. turned themselves…

SDSU vs. USD Game To Bring Big Bucks To Mom And Pop Shops In Vermillion

Vermillion, SD – SDSU  and USD football are getting ready to go head-to-head for the big game Saturday afternoon. 10,000 fans will fill the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the sold-out rivalry game, but even more will empty their wallets into the town’s economy. “So we’re really excited about just seeing the streets full, the tailgate areas full, and right…

USD Campus Forum On Sexual Assault Draws Large Crowd

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – University of South Dakota officials say they’re taking steps to better train staff and students on the proper ways to respond to sexual assaults. The comments came at a Monday forum on campus on sexual assault awareness that drew a near-capacity crowd. It followed the arrests late last month of two USD football players on rape-related…