Murdo Coyote

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Note from the editor; I had several people reach out to me to ask if the Murdo Coyote would publish the speeches  from the graduation ceremony on July 27. Here they are for your reading pleasure! Dylan Iwan, Valedictorian Well, despite the world’s best efforts, we’re all still here. I find it...
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The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting fears over the stability of the American large-scale food production industry have pushed more consumers toward locally grown and raised meats and vegetables, and so far, South Dakota producers of homegrown foods have been unable to keep up. Demand for locally...
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Chief of Police Heath Harter:   “Lee and I graduated from Riggs High School together. My brother-in-law was a close friend of his and the two joined the military together and did two tours overseas together. When I became a police officer, Lee gave me advice while at the academy and after.   Lee’s...
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Representative Dusty Johnson stopped at the Covered Wagon in Murdo on Thursday, July 9 to visit with locals. He discussed, and received local’s feedback, on numerous subjects such as country of origin labeling on beef, kids returning to school this fall, another Covid-19 response package, and his...
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“The most memorable parts were the announcement of the  president and his wife, Air Force One flying over us and the  president’s speech on coming together as a nation. I was humbled to be present at an event where I was in the presence of the man who holds the highest honor in our Nation.” -...
For weeks now, we have been witnessing a troubling turning point in our nation’s history. We moved from calls for reform to violent riots and looting. Now, we’re witnessing a radical movement committed to undoing our nation’s history. Make no mistake, this movement has nothing to do with equality...
Editor’s note: This article is the first of three parts of a special report by South Dakota News Watch. The “Small Towns — Big Challenges” series was supported in part by a grant from the COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund Grant Program sponsored by Facebook. Parts two and three will appear over the...
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   Abnormally dry conditions and a persistent risk of summer wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota make the fireworks display planned for July 3 at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial an unnecessary, potentially devastating and expensive event, according to one fire expert with intimate...
School Board Candidates Elected
Levi Newsam      Arranged by Holly Butt       I have lived in Murdo all my life. I work for Jones County as a road worker and also own a ranch. I live west of town with my wife Meghan and four children. I look forward for this new adventure and I’m excited to get to work for this community.      ...
Wet and cold weather in 2019 have created a dangerous situation this year for South Dakota farmers who store grain in bins, heightening a risk of entrapment or death that has existed on farms for generations. The number of reported grain entrapments across the country rose by 27% from 2018 to 2019...

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