Volga, SD

Intersection Closure to Begin Next Week

The intersection of 22nd Avenue and 20th Street South will be closed starting the week of August 14th. Crews will be working on both the I-29 interchange project as well as water utilities in the area. The closure is expected to run for 45 days, during which a detour route will be posted.
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SDSU MBB to play foreign tour this August

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — A team that features a blend of returners and newcomers will get to experience its first competition against an opponent together as the South Dakota State men’s basketball team is slated to travel to The Bahamas to complete a foreign tour that consists of two matchups on the hardwood.

2023 NFL Draft Scouting Notebook: Hotbed at South Dakota State and Trio of Talented Defensive Linemen

We have officially hit training camp season, which means football is right around the corner. And it means college football is even closer as we are just a couple of weeks out from live-action, meaningful football games. This means summer scouting is coming to an end, and draft-eligible players have to put a whole new season of tape on display to either live up to the hype or prove their doubters wrong.

Cardinals Get on Top Early in Route to Victory

On the fifth day of the Class B Amateur Baseball State Tournament, the Flandreau Cardinals were looking to continue the winning ways of the Cornbelt league against the Menno MadFrogs. The Cardinals got off to a hot start against the MadFrogs before cooling down. Aiden Ladd opened up the scoring...

Travis Tritt To Play Swiftel Center In Brookings This Week

Coming off a night from the land of Harley, country music star Travis Tritt will roll across the state from the Sturgis motorcycle rally to the land of the Jackrabbits. Tritt along with Aaron Lewis will take the stage at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota Thursday, August 11.

SDSU student team wins "Data Hackathon"

Jack’s Hack, a South Dakota State University student team led by Dwarika Bhattarai with Shailesh Pandit, Skye Brugler and Andrew Engel as team members, recently won the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Data Hackathon. The team won a $400 check and a travel trophy with their first-place prize, defeating teams from UNL, Kansas State University and the University of Illinois.

Madison Central School Board meets Monday

The Madison Central School Board holds its regular monthly meeting later today (Monday). The School Board is scheduled to take action on several personnel items, and consider the Health Insurance Committee’s recommendation for plan rates. Also on the agenda for the school board is the call and payoff of the district’s Series 2012 Capital Outlay certificates, and a review of the three school handbooks. The board will also review and discuss the 2022-23 Back to School plan committee recommendations, and consider providing free student meals from August 23rd through September 2nd.

Volga offering $1,000 reward for information in lug nut case

VOLGA, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -The city of Volga is offering a 1,000-dollar reward to anyone who has information that leads to an arrest on incidents involving the loosening of lug nuts on vehicles. Many believe it is part of a TikTok challenge trend to loosen people’s lug nuts on...

Pauline Bates

Pauline Bates, age 95, of Madison, died Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison. Alice Pauline Smith was born July 19, 1927, to Ance H. and Hanie (Robinson) Smith in Lewellen, Nebraska. She grew up in central Nebraska and the family moved to Rockford, IL. during World War II. She met Richard Bates in Rockford and they were married on July 3, 1946. The couple made their home in Rockford where Pauline worked as a homemaker until 1948 when they moved to Sioux Falls, SD.