Local

4-H Exhibits Up At State Fair

4-H Exhibits Up At State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) — Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year’s State Fair in Huron.

Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair.

Nielson says that 4-H membership in South Dakota is up 6 percent from last year. More than 9,000 young people now take part in 4-H programs.

Nielson says participation has increased in all project areas, but most notably in shooting sports, photography and meat goats.

It was also announced that nearly 1.2 million dollars has been raised for a new 4-H building at the South Dakota Fairgrounds.  The new exhibit hall, which will feature a portable stage, classrooms, office and storage space, and a large open area for exhibits, will cost about 4 million dollars. 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Mitchell Police Investigating Dakota Sunset Robbery

police 1

The robbery took place at around 5:10 Tuesday morning.

in Local

Kimball Man Allegedly Involved In Standoff Released From Prison

jail

67-year old Michael London is not deemed to be a flight risk.

in Local

Injunction Granted In Clean Water Act

SD sign

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon.

in Local

Sioux Falls Flooded Thursday Night

rain

More than six inches of rain fell in some areas.