Agriculture Secretary to Visit China.

Agriculture Secretary to Visit China.

Nebraska’s agriculture secretary is traveling to China to celebrate the arrival of the state’s first beef shipment in 14 years. Greg Ibach is scheduled to visit Beijing and Shanhai June 29-30. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the trip Tuesday, saying the state...
Fire North of Bassett Burns 3-4 Acres

Fire North of Bassett Burns 3-4 Acres

Area fire departments were called Monday afternoon to a report of a grass fire northwest of Bassett heading toward canyon country near the Niobrara River. According to Bassett Fire Chief Jim Stout, at 2:45 p.m., a fire was reported 10 miles northwest of Bassett on the...
Grass Fire Quickly Contained

Grass Fire Quickly Contained

The Valentine Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a grass fire at Plus One Manufacturing just west of Valentine on Highway 20 on Tuesday afternoon, shortly before 4 pm. Crews quickly arrived on scene and were able to contain the fire within moments. A reminder...
Fireworks Safety Reminder

Fireworks Safety Reminder

State fire officials say this year’s dry conditions make fireworks safety especially important. “Using fireworks in a safe manner is always the primary concern, but with the dry conditions in most of South Dakota this year, there is even more of a risk of...
Program To Direct Youth Out of Justice System

Program To Direct Youth Out of Justice System

A judge has approved a program that Davison County’s lead prosecutor hopes will keep more juveniles out of the court system. State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins says he’ll base the program off a model in New Jersey that directs youth away from the justice system while...