Designers change plans for proposed USD arena

By Jeremy Hoeck jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net As fundraising continues for a pair of athletic facility projects, the University of South Dakota has, at least, overcome certain construction obstacles, says athletic director David Herbster. The original plan for the proposed 6,000-seat basketball and volleyball arena in Vermillion called for the courts beneath ground … Read Article

After Dakota Days, underage drinking numbers expected to decline

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Vermillion is no stranger to underage drinking. Of the cases that were disposed at the Clay County Courthouse for the period of Sept. 13-19, 24 of the citations were possession of alcohol by a minor. Police Chief Matt Betzen said these numbers are comparable to those … Read Article

Freidel, former USD assistant coach, passes away

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Mike Freidel, a former assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator for the University of South Dakota Coyotes, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6. He was 57. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Visitation will begin … Read Article