Tuesday September 12th 2017

Local Headlines

From the Dakota Radio Group

PIERRE SD -(City of Pierre)  People who pay their City of Pierre utility bills online have new payment options.
Thanks to an upgrade to the City’s online bill pay website, customers can now schedule a payment date or sign up to auto pay their city utility bill with a credit card.  Previously, customers were not able to choose a payment, and autopay was only available by using a customer’s bank account.
“We often received requests for both of these payment options,” said Twila Hight, Finance Director.  “We’re very excited to now offer these added conveniences.”
To pay your utility bill online or take advantage of the new payment options, visit cityofpierre.org and select “Online Bill Pay” from the menu on the left side of the homepage.
If you have questions about the new bill pay features, contact City Hall at 605.773.7407.

FORT PIERRE SD - (Stanley County School)  Stanley County Student Council and NHS members participated in the St. Mary’s Walk of Hope September 9.  The walk supported those touched by suicide. 

The Stanley County students walking and assisting with the program were:  Abby Arhart, Maria Cota, Emma Cowan, TJ Drageset, Mattie Duffy, Trey Frost, Trevor Habeck, Cadence Hand, Ella Hand, Ally McQuistion, Will Spangenberg, and Brody Wilson.  Their advisors are Kim Doherty and Shirley Swanson.

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Tina Titze, director of South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management, has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC).
The council is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure that there is effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. The NAC provides advice to the FEMA Administrator through recommendations on all aspects of emergency management.
“I am honored to have been appointed to the council by FEMA administrator Brock Long,” says Titze. “It is a chance to work with other emergency management professionals on the various issues that impact all of our states as well as our nation. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved in the discussions and decision-making process.”
The NAC consists of up to 35 members, consisting of officials, emergency managers, and emergency responders from state, local, and tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Titze was one of more than 170 applicants for the 13 open positions on the council.
“Having Tina selected gives South Dakota a voice on FEMA’s most important council,” says Trevor Jones, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, which includes the Office of Emergency Management. “This means that we can make sure the concerns of South Dakota county emergency managers, tribes and other emergency associations get heard by those at the federal level.”
Titze’s term is for three years. Titze has been with state government for 20 years and was named emergency management director in January, 2015.

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2017 Governor’s Awards ceremony on Oct. 3.
The event will be held the Ramkota Hotel ballroom located at 920 W. Sioux Ave. in Pierre starting at 12:30p.m. CDT.
Gov. Daugaard will present awards to the following 2017 recipients:
•Koni Sims of Sioux Falls – Outstanding Citizen with a Disability
•Tami Francis of Sioux Falls – Outstanding Employee with a Disability
•Pizza Ranch of Spearfish – Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer)
•Country Fair Food Store of Mitchell – Outstanding Private Employer (Large Employer)
•Meri Erickson of Groton – Outstanding Transition Services Award
•Yankton Area Mental Wellness, Inc. of Yankton – Distinguished Service Award
If you plan to attend or need more information, please contact the South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) at 605-773-5990.
The Governor’s Awards ceremony is co-sponsored by the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Statewide Independent Living Council, and DHS.

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host the 52nd annual Buffalo Roundup and 24th annual Arts Festival in Custer State Park later this month.
The Buffalo Roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, Sept. 29. The Arts Festival will run from Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30.
“Each year, the Buffalo Roundup brings up to 20,000 spectators from around the world to Custer State Park to view the park’s 1,300 buffalo and watch the Old West come alive,” said Katie Ceroll, director of the Division of Parks and Recreation. “To have an arts festival with more than 125 arts and craft exhibitors means that there will be no shortage of entertainment this year for the entire family.”
The parking areas for the Roundup, located near the corrals along the Wildlife Loop Road, open at 6:15 a.m. MDT and close at 9 a.m. MDT on Sept. 29. For safety reasons, spectators need to remain in the viewing areas until all the buffalo are corralled which typically occurs around noon.
The annual Arts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT on Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Arts Festival takes place near the State Game Lodge.
The grand re-opening of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center will take place Thursday, Sept. 28. This historic building previously housed the Custer State Park Visitor Center; it has been renovated to become the new Outdoor Education Center.
“While the Buffalo Roundup’s primary purpose is herd management, it also provides our visitors an experience that is unique in the entire world,” said Jim Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism. “We hear from visitors around the globe about how incredible it is to watch the bison thunder over the rolling prairie. It’s something they never forget and provides great storytelling and organic word-of-mouth marketing about our state.”
A state park entrance license is required on Thursday and Saturday, but there is no cost to attend the Buffalo Roundup or Arts Festival on Friday. Share this year’s event photos with us and let others who cannot attend take in the experience with you by using #SDintheField and #BuffaloRoundup when posting images to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Next year’s Buffalo Roundup will be held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
To learn more about the event, visit www.custerstatepark.com , call 605.255.4515 or email CusterStatePark@state.sd.us.

Stanley County Homecoming Parade 2017


Local Newscasts can be heard on your favorite Dakota Radio Group station Monday through Friday at the following times:

KGFX 1060 AM - Pierre, SD 6:09 a.m.; 7:09 a.m.; 8:09 a.m.; 12:06 p.m. and 5:05 p.m.

River 92.7 FM - Pierre, SD 6:15 a.m.; 7:15 a.m.; 8:15 a.m. and 5:20 p.m.

KPLO 94.5 FM - Chamberlain/Pierre, SD 12:03 p.m. and 3:03 p.m.

KMLO 100.7 FM - Lowry/Mobridge 12:03 p.m. and 3:03 p.m.

KOLY 1300 AM - Mobridge, SD 6:10 a.m.; 7:10 a.m.; 8:10 a.m.; 12:10 p.m. and 5:06 p.m.

Star 99 99.5 FM - Mobridge, SD 6:00 a.m.; 7:00 a.m.; 8:00 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; Noon and 5:00 p.m.

100.1 FM The Eagle - Pierre, SD 6:18 a.m.; 6:54 a.m.; 7:18 a.m.; 7:54 a.m.; 8:18 a.m.; 8:54 a.m.; 5:18 p.m.

South Dakota News Headlines

From the Associated Press

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — Bond is set at $1 million for a man accused of kidnapping, assaulting and burglarizing a woman in Custer County. Authorities say Harry Evans was armed with a gun and a knife when he broke into the house of an acquaintance Wednesday night, sexually assaulted her and kidnapped her.

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University and a state agency say they're investigating an allegation of excessive force used by a campus police officer making an arrest. Melissa Mentele says her two daughters were stopped by an officer while walking through campus with friends late Saturday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Corn and soybean maturity continues to lag in South Dakota. The weekly crop report from the federal government says South Dakota's corn and soybeans are maturing at a pace behind last year's and the five-year average. Silage cutting and late-season haying continued under mostly dry conditions. Farmers began seeding winter wheat in parts of South Dakota.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hard red winter wheat exports are flowing again from the Plains states to the battered Gulf Coast for shipment overseas. Industry experts say grain export facilities suffered very little damage from Hurricane Harvey, but the railroad tracks that move wheat were more damaged by the storm. Wheat normally flows from Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas to Texas Gulf terminals for export.

Regional News Headlines

From the Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fiancé of an Australian woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in July says he wants justice. Don Damond released a statement Tuesday, shortly after state agents announced they finished investigating the death of Justine Damond and forwarded the case to prosecutors. Officer Mohamed Noor shot and killed the 40-year-old woman July 15 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault. Don Damond says the family hopes prosecutors will "act swiftly" to determine charges.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republican lawmakers have chosen an experienced mediator to help work out a constitutional impasse. The Minnesota Supreme Court ordered the two sides into mediation last week rather than make a definitive ruling on the case surrounding whether Dayton's use of a line-item veto on the Legislature's operating budget was constitutional. Court filings released Tuesday show they hired Rick Solum, a former Hennepin County judge with a history of mediation.

SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl who died after falling from a cliff on the North Shore of Lake Superior was a freshman at Somerset High School in Wisconsin. Lake County sheriff's officials say Bailey Belisle was visiting Palisade Head near Silver Bay with friends on Sunday when she fell from the top of the cliff.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state-owned Bank of North Dakota may be making low-interest disaster loans available to ranchers dealing with drought. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring estimates that North Dakota cattle ranchers have sold off about 100,000 animals in recent months due to prolonged drought. The loan program is aimed at helping the state's ranchers rebuild breeding stock and help pay for feed to sustain herd levels.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says more than 248,000 of the state's residents may have had their personal information exposed in a nationwide data breach of credit reporting company Equifax. Stenehjem's office said Tuesday that Equifax provided the number of North Dakotans who are potentially exposed to the data breach. The information includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and possibly driver's license and credit card information.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition to tear down the apartment building that was home to a pregnant woman kidnapped and later found slain. But those who live in the building say it tearing down won't erase the crime.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The small grain harvest is wrapping up across much of North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly crop report says the spring wheat harvest is 94 percent complete. That's on pace with last year but ahead of the five-year average of 84 percent. Temperatures were near normal on average across North Dakota. It was another week of little or no rainfall, and some crops showed stress because of the hot, dry weather.


National News

From the Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will visit hurricane-stricken Florida on Thursday. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not announce the specific location or locations. About 10 million people _ half of Florida's population _ remained without electricity Tuesday, two days after Hurricane Irma roared across the length of the state. Seven deaths in Florida have been blamed on Irma. Trump visited Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey struck both states in late August.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) — The United Nations says it's airlifting food to Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric says the World Food Program is flying in some 20 metric tons of high-energy biscuits, enough to feed nearly 17,000 people for three days.

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled its latest _ and, at $999, its most expensive _ new version of the device, the iPhone X. It also announced a new iPhone 8 and a larger 8 Plus with upgrades to cameras, displays and speakers. Before getting to the new iPhones, the company unveiled a new Apple Watch model with cellular service and an updated version of its Apple TV streaming device.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it will soon release legislative priorities for its plans to overhaul the nation's tax system and to address hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. White House legislative director Marc Short says its principles for the tax overhaul will be released "in a matter of days, not weeks." He says the White House will be putting out its priorities for DACA in the next couple of weeks.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is declining to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders' universal health care bill. The liberal California Democrat says that while she has long supported the idea the bill captures, of everybody getting health coverage, "Right now I'm protecting the Affordable Care Act."

International News

From the Associated Press

 SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's top court has authorized a new corruption investigation of President Michel Temer.
Justice Luis Roberto Barroso ruled Tuesday that there is evidence for prosecutors to investigate whether Temer used his position to favor a company operating in the port of Santos, near Sao Paulo.
Brazil's top prosecutor Rodrigo Janot will be in charge of that investigation until Sunday. Temer appointee Raquel Dodge will take over on Monday.
If the prosecutors decides to formally accuse Temer of corruption in the case, two thirds of Congress would have to authorize putting him on trial.
Temer has already survived a vote of that kind in July, when Janot accused him of being paid bribes by executives of meatpacker JBS.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has struck down a 2015 law granting exemptions from military service to ultra-Orthodox men.
Tuesday's decision threatened to re-ignite tensions between Israel's politically powerful ultra-Orthodox community and the secular Jewish majority.
Military service is mandatory for most Jewish men, but the ultra-Orthodox community has won exemptions. Their leaders say they serve the nation through study and prayer. Secular Israelis say the system is unfair.
Past attempts to force religious men to enlist have triggered violent protests.
Israel's government moved to reduce exemptions and increase ultra-Orthodox military service in a 2014 law. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled those reforms in 2015 after forming a new coalition with religious partners.
In Tuesday's decision, the court said the 2015 law is discriminatory and must be replaced.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United States says it will stop issuing business and tourism visas to Eritrean nationals as of Wednesday.
The new restrictions are aimed at four Asian and African nations that have refused to take back citizens who've been deported.
The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea says in a statement that there will be "limited exceptions." Eritrean officials were not immediately available for comment.
The East African nation is a major source of migrants who say they are fleeing forced military conscription.
In the West African nation of Guinea, a U.S. Embassy statement says the new restrictions on business, tourism and student visas affect only government officials and immediate family members.
Cambodia and Sierra Leone also are expected to be affected, though there was no statement on those embassy websites Tuesday night.

TORONTO (AP) — The spoon-throwing, football-tossing cult of "The Room" was out in full force at the premiere of James Franco's "The Disaster Artist," a making-of movie that earned the blessing of the notorious film's creator Tommy Wiseau.
"The Disaster Artist" premiered at a midnight screening early Tuesday before a raucous "Tommy!"-chanting audience at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which Franco directed and stars in as Wiseau, chronicles the creation of one of the most famously bad movies ever made.
But 2003's "The Room" became an object of deep affection for moviegoers who cackle through late-night screenings of the film with a host of rituals. Wiseau told Franco that he was 99.9 percent pleased with "The Disaster Artist." He objects primarily to way Franco depicts him throwing a football.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish newspaper is quoting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying that both Ankara and Moscow are committed to Turkey's purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia.
Hurriyet newspaper quoted Erdogan on Tuesday as telling a group of reporters that signatures have been put on accords and that Turkey has made a down payment on the surface-to-air defense systems.
Erdogan said: "The process will continue through a transfer of credit from Russia to us."
Turkey is a NATO member and its negotiations for the purchase of the Russian system have raised concerns with allies who say the country should invest in technology that is compatible with theirs.
Erdogan says it's up to Turkey to make its own decisions on defense purchases.


Business News

From the Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks continue to push higher, though the gains are not quite as robust as yesterday. Banks have moved higher along with bond yields. Chemicals company DowDuPont is up after it made changes to its breakup plans, and Apple is wobbling as investors wait for details on the next iPhone. The S&P 500 finished at an all-time high Monday and other major indexes are also trading above their recent record highs.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings posted by U.S. employers reached an all-time high in July. The Labor Department says openings edged up 0.9 percent from June to 6.2 million, the highest on records dating to 2000. Hiring also increased, but the record number of openings make clear that employers have plenty of jobs to fill but are still searching to find qualified workers at the pay levels being offered. The number of people who quit their jobs also rose, a trend that generally means workers are leaving for jobs that pay better.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The median U.S. household's income finally topped pre-recession levels last year and has reached an all-time high after years of sluggish growth. The Census Bureau says the median income, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039. After two straight years of solid income gains, the median American household last year essentially earned the same as it did in 1999, when incomes peaked at $58,665.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Transportation Department is updating safety guidelines for self-driving vehicles. The Obama administration released largely voluntary guidelines for automated vehicles last fall, under which automakers are supposed to follow a 15-point safety assessment before putting test vehicles on the road. The Trump administration is keeping the guidelines voluntary but streamlining them.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators say manufacturers of semi-autonomous control systems in cars aren't including protections that prevent drivers from misusing the technology. National Transportation Safety Board investigators say a man killed last year while using the semi-autonomous control systems of his Tesla Model S sedan had his hands on the steering wheel only 25 seconds out of the 37.5 minutes the control systems were in use.


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MDN Scoreboard

Toronto 4 Baltimore 3
Cleveland 11 Detroit 0
N-Y Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 1
Texas 5 Seattle 3
Chi White Sox 11 Kansas City 3
Pittsburgh 7 Milwaukee 0
Colorado 5 Arizona 4
San Francisco 8 L.A. Dodgers 6
Minnesota 29 New Orleans 19
Denver 24 Los Angeles Chargers 21
High School Girls Tennis
SF Lincoln 8 Brandon Valley 1

High School Boys Golf
Brookings Invitational
1 SF O'Gorman 288
2 Aberdeen Central 303
3 SF Washington 307
4 Pierre 315
5 Watertown 321
*Medalist: Jonah Dohrer (Aberdeen Central) 67

High School Cheer & Dance
Spearfish Invitational
1 Rapid City Central 227.5
2 Douglas 203
3 Rapid City Stevens 201

1 Spearfish 243
2 Rapid City Stevens 233.17
3 St. Thomas More 227.33

High School Volleyball

Colome def. Marty Indian, 25-18, 25-19, 25-8

Freeman def. Scotland, 25-22, 25-22, 25-11

James Valley Christian def. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 25-22, 25-21, 25-5

Menno def. Howard, 23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-11

Waverly-South Shore def. Castlewood, 25-11, 25-22, 25-21


Local and Regional Sports

From Dakota Radio Group Sports Director Rod Fisher

Dakota Radio Group Sports Play by Play this week

Tuesday San Diego Padres at Minnesota Twins 6:30 pm
Wednesday San Diego Padres at Minnesota Twins 6:30 pm
Thursday Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 6:30 pm
Friday Mobridge-Pollock at Stanley County Football 6:35 pm
Saturday Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 6:30 pm
Sunday Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 12:00 pm

Tuesday Mitchell at Pierre Volleyball 6:40 pm
Thursday Huron at Pierre Volleyball 6:40 pm
Friday Pierre at Huron Football 6:30 pm

KPLO 94.5/100.5
Tuesday Highmore Harrold at Potter County Volleyball 7:15 pm
Thursday Jones Co. at Stanley County Volleyball 7:15 pm
Friday Chamberlain at Groton Area Football 6:40 pm
Sunday Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers 11:00 am

KMLO-FM 100.7
Friday Harding County at Herreid Selby Football 6:30 pm
Sunday Minnesota Vikings at Pittsburgh Steelers 11:00 am

Friday Mobridge-Pollock at Stanley County Football 6:30 pm


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Bradford started his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday night and spoil Adrian Peterson's first game with the Saints. Stefon Diggs had seven receptions for 93 yards, two for scores, and Adam Thielen racked up 157 yards on nine catches as Bradford carved up a Saints defense that looked again like one of the worst in the league despite a major renovation. Rookie Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards in the formal takeover from Peterson. The Vikings visit Pittsburgh on Sunday, their only road game over the first four weeks of the schedule.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska coach Mike Riley meant it when he said in the preseason he wanted one of his top three running backs to do most of the work. Tre Bryant has 51 carries in two games, Mikale Wilbon has five and Devine Ozigbo has none. Bryant hurt his right knee against Oregon, and it could be mid-week until his status for the Northern Illinois game this week is known. If Bryant can't play, Wilbon would make his first career start.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - For the second time in league history, three MVFC teams are ranked in the Top 5 in a weekly top-25 poll. North Dakota State is rated 2nd while South Dakota State is 4th and Youngstown State 5th as they represent the league in the FCS Coaches poll. NDSU is 2nd, SDSU 4th and Youngstown State is 6th in the STATS top 25 poll. Overall, seven MVFC teams are ranked, marking the 12th time that’s happened in league history. In the STATS top-25 ranking, the MVFC's seven is clearly the best -- 3 more than any other conference. South Dakota's No. 23 ranking is its highest as an MVFC member -- the Coyotes host No. 10 North Dakota this Saturday. James Madison remains rated number 1 and Sam Houston State is 3rd in both polls.
ST. LOUIS - South Dakota's Chris Streveler and Chase Vinatieri of South Dakota State are this two of this week's STATS National Players of the Week. Streveler is the Offensive Player of the Weekas he helped orchestrate the Coyotes' 35-27 victory at Bowling Green. He passed for 306 yards, including a 72-yard bomb in the first quarter, and rushed for a game-high 119 yards and three touchdowns. Vinatieri kicked a career-long 47-yard field goal in the first quarter and lined up for a 48-yarder late in the fourth quarter with the Jackrabbits ahead 24-21. Instead, Vinatieri, who practiced at wide receiver during a redshirt season in 2015, took a pitch from holder Brady Hale and raced around right end for a 31-yard touchdown run with 4:26 left in SDSU's 31-27 win at Montana State. Vinatieri also recorded touchbacks on five of his six kickoffs to limit Montana State's returners.
ST. LOUIS - Junior offensive lineman Nick Jensen was named the MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Monday. Jensen graded out at 78 percent in leading the Coyotes to a 35-27 win against Bowling Green Saturday. It was the program’s second win against an FBS program. The Coyotes racked up 520 yards of total offense against the Falcons including 214 on the ground behind Jensen and his linemates and 306 through the air.
WACO, TEXAS – The University of Sioux Falls Football Team (2-0), which ranks first in NCAA DII in rushing defense and sacks, has jumped up two spots to #7 in the American College Football Association (AFCA) NCAA Division II Coaches Top-25 Week 2 Poll, which was released Monday by the AFCA. Northwest Missouri State (2-0) is ranked #1 after edging Washburn (Kan.), 20-14. Ferris State (1-0) is second with Texas A&M Commerce (2-0), third. Shepard (W.V.) is fourth and California (Pa) is 5th to round out the top 5.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill has been hospitalized after suffering a seizure. Speaking at a news conference, Coach Chris Ash said the 56-year-old Kill had a "minor medical setback" on Sunday but was expected to be fine. Ash said the former Minnesota coach who had dealt with epilepsy for almost two decades was in a local hospital and hoped to be released Monday or Tuesday.
MITCHELL, S.D. - The South Dakota Prep Media football poll for the week of Sept. 11 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams and listing the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses.
Class 11AAA
1. SF Washington (35) 3-0 175 1
2. SF O’Gorman 2-1 132 2
3. SF Roosevelt 2-1 108 3
4. Brandon Valley 2-1 74 4
5. RC Stevens 2-1 24 NR
Receiving votes: Watertown 6, SF Lincoln 4, Aberdeen Central 2, RC Central 1.
Class 11AA
1. Harrisburg (32) 1-1 172 1
2. Mitchell (3) 3-0 141 2
3. Pierre 2-0 107 3
4. Brookings 2-1 70 4
5. Huron 1-2 27 5
Receiving votes: Yankton 6, Sturgis 2.
Class 11A
1. Madison (33) 3-0 173 1
2. Tea Area (1) 3-0 140 2
3. Dakota Valley (1) 3-0 99 3
4. Tri-Valley 3-0 76 5
5. Milbank 2-1 26 RV
Receiving votes: West Central 5, Dell Rapids 5, St. Thomas More 1.
Class 11B
1. SF Christian (26) 3-0 163 2
2. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (9) 2-1 124 1
3. Sioux Valley 3-0 114 3
4. Winner 2-1 72 4
5. McCook Cent./Montrose 3-0 28 T5
Receiving votes: Canton 11, Aberdeen Roncalli 11, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central 2.
Class 9AA
1. Gregory (32) 3-0 167 1
2. Bon Homme (2) 4-0 141 2
3. Hamlin (1) 3-0 99 3
4. Miller/Highmore-Harrold 2-1 43 4
5. North Border 3-0 40 5
Receiving votes: Baltic 13, Irene-Wakonda 10, Arlington/Lake Preston 9, Webster Area 3.
Class 9A
1. Warner (30) 4-0 162 1
2. Howard (5) 4-0 139 2
3. Corsica-Stickney 3-0 110 3
4. Canistota/Freeman 2-1 61 4
5. Clark/Willow Lake 4-0 46 5
Receiving votes: Britton-Hecla 6, Alcester-Hudson 1.
Class 9B
1. Colman-Egan (27) 3-0 167 1
2. Colome (8) 3-0 141 2
3. Sully Buttes 3-0 97 3
4. Castlewood 4-0 60 4
5. Harding County 4-0 41 5
Receiving votes: Wall 13, Faulkton Area 6.
PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Fall Fast Pitch Softball team is 2 and 2 on the season following a split of games on Sunday in Madison with Pierre beating Madision 6-4 and losing to Baltic 5-4. The JV's also split a doubleheader downing Madison 12-7 be getting beat by Baltic 2-1. The Pierre squads will have their first home stand this coming Sunday as the Varsity will play a double header against Dell Rapids, and the JV will play Dell Rapids and Aberdeen. First pitch for both teams will be at 11 a.m. at the Pierre softball complex.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Pierre Governor golf team tied their best score of the year firing a 315 to finish fourth in the Brookings Invitational golf tournament Monday at the Brookings Country Club. Sioux Falls O"Gorman won another tournament with a 288, 15 shots better than runner up Aberdeen Central. Sioux Falls Washington had a round of 307 for a third place finish. Watertown had a 321 to finish 5th in the 12 team meet. The Governors Austin Hoss fired a 73 good for a tie for 5th place. Jonah Dorer of Aberdeen Central won individual medalist honors with a 67 posting a two shot victory. Kade McTighe had a 76 to tie for 13th for the other Governor place winner. Grady Klundt fired a 81 for Pierre while Parker Pietz had a 85 and Carter Karst had a 93. Tyler Swenson had a 114 to finish 69th in the 69 player field.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx were uprooted from their home arena this season while it undergoes some much-needed renovations. While the Lynx played in unfamiliar territory during the regular season, Lindsay Whalen will feel right at home in the playoffs. The Lynx will play in the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena, where Whalen starred in college for the Gophers. The top-seeded Lynx play Washington in the semifinals. The Mystics beat New York on Sunday thanks to nine 3-pointers from Kristi Toliver, who was a member of the Los Angeles Sparks team that beat Minnesota in the WNBA Finals last season. Game 1 is on Tuesday night.
YANKTON, S.D. - Here is the South Dakota Media volleyball poll for the week of Sept. 11, 2017. Teams are listed with first place votes in parenthesis, record, points and previous ranking.
1. Harrisburg (14) 6-0 86 1
2. Mitchell (4) 9-0 76
3. Huron 6-3 36 RV
4. Aberdeen Central 5-2 31 3
5. R.C. Stevens 8-3 23 5
Receiving Votes: S.F. O'Gorman 6-2
1. Dakota Valley (14) 9-1 86 1
2. S.F. Christian (4) 7-2 76 2
3. Miller 4-1 40 4
4. Madison 3-2 28 3
5. West Central 5-1 18 5
Receiving Votes: Lead-Deadwood 9-0, Parker 4-2, Redfield-Doland 9-0, Wagner 6-2
1. Northwestern (18) 9-0 90 1
2. Warner 12-1 66 2
3. Chester Area 6-0 60 3
4. Hanson 7-0 34 4
5. Ethan 8-2 10 RV
Receiving Votes: Philip 8-0, Sully Buttes 6-3
PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Lady Governor volleyball team returns to action tonight when they host 2nd ranked and unbeaten Mitchell at Riggs High Gym. The Lady Govs are 3 and 5 on the season coming off a win over Sturgis last Thursday in their last match. Mitchell is 9 and 0 on the season. Preliminary matches begin at 4:30 pm with the varsity match and 7 pm. Coverage of tonights match on the Dakota Radio Group';s RIVER 927-FM begins at 6:40 pm.
PIERRE, S.D. - Thursday night's volleyball matchup for the Pierre Lady Governors with the Huron Tigers has been postponed due to a family situation with part of the Huron coaching staff. The match, scheduled to be played in Pierre, will be rescheduled for a later date later this week.

MITCHELL, S.D. - Dakota Wesleyan University's athletic department was named an NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character award-winning institution Monday, receiving Gold-level honors. The annual award is an honor scorecard based on character, academics, conduct, awards and community service. Each of those elements consists of 20 points toward a 100-point total. DWU earned a perfect 100 score for the Gold honors. The Tigers were one of 14 schools to achieve the perfect score. Earlier this year, 14 DWU athletic programs earned NAIA Scholar Team honors and the football team had the second-highest GPA in the NAIA.
PIERRE, S.D. - There are several Junior Varsity and Middle School sports events today. The Lady Governor Junior Varsity Tennis team is hosting Abaerdeen, Huron and Rapid City Stevens beginning at 11 am. The Governor Junior Varsity Golf team travels to Winner today for the rescheduled Winner Invitational that is scheduled to begin at 10 am today. And the Pierre Middle School Cross County will be hosting their Invitational meet at LaFrambois Island at 4 pm. The Pierre Indian Learning Center, Stanley County and St. Joe's of Chamberlain are the other other middle school teams competing in that meet.
PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Governor and Lady Governor soccer teams will play the final road game of the regular season tonight when they travel to Mitchell to face the Kernels. The Lady Govs are still third in the high school standings with a 5-1-2 record while Mitchell 16th in the 18 team league with a 3-5-1 record. The Governors are all but out of the playoff picture and looking to end the regular season on a strong note. The Governors are 1-6-1 on the season while Mitchell is 1-5-2. The girls game will be at 6 pm and the boys game will be at 8 pm. It is a varsity only match for both with no JV matches scheduled.
MITCHELL, S.D. – The 10U and 12U Oahe Futbol Club (OFC) Green Diamonds were in action this past weekend at the Target United Cup in Mitchell. The 10U OFC Green Diamonds went 3-1 on the weekend with wins over Rapid City and 2 Sioux Falls teams; all wins by shutout. Their lone loss was to Fargo. The team outscored their opponents 21-5 with seven different players scoring on the weekend and great team play throughout the tournament. The 12U OFC Green Diamonds went 2-1 on the weekend with wins over Brandon Valley and Fargo and a loss to Rapid City on a last second goal 3-2. Leading goal scorer on the weekend was Ryann Barry with 7 goals and strong defensive play by Gracelyn Taylor.
PIERRE, S.D. - Registration is open for hockey players in Pierre and Ft. Pierre for the upcoming season. Registration for the Oahe Captials hockey team is underway with registration closing for players on Sunday. In addition, New for 2017 is the Fall Conditioning, a 5 week program open for skaters born in 2007 and older. Coach Curtis Egan will lead this high intensity program that is designed to challenge skaters with high tempo drills that focus on leg work and puck movement. Fall Conditioning will be Tuesdays and Thursdays September 5th through October 5th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm up at the Pierre Area Youth Skating Association rink behind Walmart in East Pierre. The cost is $100 per skater. To register go to the www.skatepierre.com
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Pierre Lady Governor Competitive Dance team scored a 217.50 and finished 4th overall Monday at the Spearfish Invitational. Spearfish scored 243 to win the overall title in the meet that featured 8 teams. Pierre scored 216 in the Hip Hop to finish 4th. 215.5 to finish 2nd in the Kick and 221 in the Pom to finish 4th. The Lady Govs did not compete Monday in Spearfish. Rapid City Central scored 227.5 to win the competition.

National Sports Headlines

From the Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos were last night's NFL winners. Sam Bradford threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Vikings' offense in a 29-19 win over New Orleans. Trevor Semien threw for a pair of TDs and Shelby Harris blocked a potential game-tying field goal in the final second of the Broncos' 24-21 victory against the San Diego Chargers.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has asked the judge who ruled in Ezekiel Elliott's favor to stop the preliminary injunction that cleared the Dallas Cowboys running back to play while the case is in court. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The NFL's latest filings came about 12 hours after Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys' 19-3 win over the New York Giants at home Sunday night.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says running back David Johnson dislocated a wrist in Sunday's loss at Detroit and probably will require surgery. Arians said Johnson is seeking a second opinion. If the original prognosis is confirmed, the injury is the same as the one that sidelined rookie T.J. Logan in the preseason and is expected to keep him out eight to 12 weeks.

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians will tie the longest winning streak in American League history if they beat the Detroit Tigers tonight. The Indians picked up their 19th straight win last night as Jose Ramirez homered and Francisco Lindor provided four RBIs in an 11-0 pounding of the Tigers. Carlos Carrasco was sharp over six innings scattering seven hits while striking out nine.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are hoping to return to Tropicana Field for their three-game series with the Boston Red Sox this weekend. Rays manager Kevin Cash says he's been told that Hurricane Irma left the ballpark with some minor damage, leaving him optimistic that they will play at home this weekend. The hurricane caused the Rays and Yankees to switch their current series to New York's Citi Field.
UNDATED (AP) - Mississippi's football program has begun its hearing in front of the NCAA's infractions committee panel, nearly five years after the governing body first launched its investigation. The Rebels are facing 21 allegations, 15 of which are classified as Level I, which the NCAA deems the most serious. The charges involve academic, recruiting and booster misconduct.

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Los Angeles has received its formal go-ahead from the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Games. The full IOC will award the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles on Wednesday. Los Angeles had originally bid for 2024, but because of the new date, it had to make changes to its host contract and will receive concessions to host four years later.




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