Murdo Coyote

Photo by Bhy
Jim Hagen, South Dakota’s Secretary of Tourism since 2011, stopped by the Pioneer Auto Show on Tuesday, August 2. He visited with locals and local business owners about promoting small town businesses and attractions, and discussed ideas to promote tourism to the gems in rural areas. 
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The 3rd annual Meghan Newsam Community Celebration kicked off on Friday evening with a Ball Smack Golf Tournament. The activities kicked off Saturday morning with a soap box derby down 2nd St. in Murdo, walking tacos at the Senior Center, water games and a watermelon feed at the Murdo City Park,...
July 17th and 18th the Jones County Thrivers met again in their individual groups. The JC Thrivers has been created by the collaboration of Murdo Area Economic Development, Murdo Development Corp., City of Murdo, Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce, the Jones County Community Foundation, and lead by...
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Gumbo Ridge Ranch Bronc Short go 1st Jackson Ford 2nd Kaden Deal 3rd Kyle Hapney 4th John Thelen 5th Cole Pateneaude 6th Cooper West   Long go 1st Jackson Ford 2nd Kaden Deal 3rd Kyle Hapney 4th Cooper West   Ranch Rodeo 1st - Three and a Half Men (Quin Seymour, Tanner Brunskill, Dustin Aske, and...
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Local cowgirls competed in the 4-H rodeo at the Kadoka Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, July 8. Way to go, ladies!
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By Lonis Wendt History was made at the University of South Dakota over 65 years ago, when a small group of mostly “west river” cowboys formed the first Rock and Roll band at the state’s oldest campus. Members were Bill Knutson ’61, (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Lonis Wendt (lead guitar and vocals...
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Savanah Hendricks performed at the South Dakota Ambassadors of Music Band and Choir Concert on June 20, 2023, at the Larson Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.  The performance was a send off concert for the 202 students that will be traveling Europe and...
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SDSU Extension, Codington Conservation District and South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service hosted Rangeland Days and Soil Days on June 14-15 in Watertown, South Dakota. The 39th annual Rangeland Days and 18th annual Soil Days gave youth ages 8-18 an opportunity to learn about South...
Upon federal and state regulatory approval, Dakota Prairie Bank will merge into First Fidelity Bank headquartered in Burke. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023. Dakota Prairie Bank—originally Draper State Bank—was chartered in October of 1906, and First Fidelity Bank...


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