The South Dakota State women's basketball team has achieved some amazing accomplishments over the last decade and now they knock another "first" off their list.

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The SDSU women's basketball team is ranked in the Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in program history.

SDSU lands at No. 23 in the AP preseason poll after garnering the top spot in the Summit League rankings last week.

Obviously, a preseason poll doesn't define a team or its success, but it is really nice to see national recognition for a program that deserves that kind of love.

For more information on the SDSU women's basketball team, their current roster, and their upcoming schedule for the 2022-2023 season, you can visit their team website.

Life on a Cattle Ranch in Western South Dakota

Life is different out in the country. One look at the photo from Robin Bickel and you quickly realize that a workday is quite different as well, after all, she lives out west in South Dakota Cattle Country.

Robin Bickel took time to tell KIKN Country a little bit about her life out west and life as a woman, working outdoors with animals and nature in God's Country. Bickel lives and works on a cattle ranch operated by herself, her father, Jack, and his brother Keith. How far out in the country is she? How does 50 miles west of Mobridge, South Dakota sound? Yep, mountain time out there.

Life is so different in Sioux Falls, South Dakota compared to what our friends on the farm and ranches deal with. It's a half-mile to the grocery store for our family. For Robin, it's 17 miles. However, it's a quick step out her door and she's right in the middle of where a lot of the groceries come from.


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