Jeremy Ludemann

Local Host, All Things Considered

What started out as volunteering to emcee high school pep rallies has turned into a vocation that has surpassed my wildest dreams. I'm new to these parts and grew up along the coast of South Carolina. I left there to go to The College of Wooster where I got a part-time gig at the campus radio station. I loved it so much that I ended up running the place my senior year.

As a grad student at Ohio University, I spent a good chunk of time at WOUB, the local NPR and PBS station. That experience led me to pursue a career in public broadcasting. 

My goal is to work with colleagues across South Dakota to deliver news and perspectives that matter.

If there's a story that you think is worth telling, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In my spare time, I like to go to sporting events, concerts, state parks, and museums. I'm trying to get to the gym more often, but looks like that New Year's resolution isn't panning out too well (I digress). 

Thanks for tuning in to SDPB, and as Charles Osgood says, "I'll see you on the radio." 

United States Drought Monitor / University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This week's U.S. Drought Monitor map from the University of Nebraska shows good news for many counties in South Dakota. 


Brad Adams with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says his forecast area is not struggling with precipitation. 


"The latest update, that was yesterday, May 24th, shows that our area, here in Eastern South Dakota and parts of Southwest Minnesota and Northwest Iowa, are not under abnormally dry conditions or drought status." 



South Dakota High School Activities Association director Dan Swartos says one school was penalized at last week's state boys tennis tournament in Rapid City.

A weather delay last Thursday led to venue changes for the teams.  Swartos says teams were notified of match start times through a group messaging system. 

Sioux Falls Police have found two boys who were reported missing. 

SFPD public information officer Sam Clemens says 12-year old Trevor Alford and 11-year-old Adreeyan Bennett-Peleaz were found on Tuesday. 

He says their parents reported that their children were missing Monday night. 

Clemens says there was also a report of a stolen car from northwest Sioux Falls last night where the keys ere left in the vehicle. 

He says a citizen driving on the west side of town later observed an erratic driver on the road. 

Officials with the South Dakota Animal Industry Board say bovine trichomoniasis has been found in two beef cattle herds in Oglala Lakota County. 



Doctor Dustin Oedekoven is the state veterinarian. He says there's no threat to humans or food safety.  



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South Dakota Game Fish and Parks

Officials with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks say Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area near Selby is closed until further notice after the failure of its earthen dam.

Portions of Walworth, Edmunds, Campbell, and McPherson counties are under a flood warning until 10:30 Friday evening. The recreation area picked up several inches of rain Thursday from a severe thunderstorm.