News Author: Dave Vilhauer

Governor launches first-ever First Gentleman’s Initiative

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Governor Kristi Noem and First Gentleman Bryon Noem launched South Dakota’s first-ever First Gentleman’s Initiative today. Bryon Noem’s initiative, “This is South Dakota,” will highlight the role smaller communities play in South Dakota’s landscape and the importance of preserving the state’s rural culture. As part of this effort, Noem will… Read more »

Governor launches first-ever First Gentleman’s Initiative

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Governor Kristi Noem and First Gentleman Bryon Noem launched South Dakota’s first-ever First Gentleman’s Initiative today. Bryon Noem’s initiative, “This is South Dakota,” will highlight the role smaller communities play in South Dakota’s landscape and the importance of preserving the state’s rural culture. As part of this effort, Noem will… Read more »

Britton-Hecla football player sustains severe head injury

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A high school football player from Britton is hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury during a game in Warner Friday night. According to his Caring Bridge page, junior quarterback Trevor Zuehlke was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen, and then airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, where a CT… Read more »

Britton-Hecla football player sustains severe head injury

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A high school football player from Britton is hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury during a game in Warner Friday night. According to his Caring Bridge page, junior quarterback Trevor Zuehlke was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen, and then airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, where a CT… Read more »

Hunter drowns in Bitter Lake near Waubay

WAUBAY, S.D. (KXLG) – The Day County Sheriff’s Office isn’t releasing a name yet, but has confirmed a drowning over the weekend on Bitter Lake near Waubay. Day County Sheriff Ryan Rucktaeschel (RUCK-TASH-EL) says the investigation is being conducted by his office and the Game, Fish, and Parks Department. He says all three of the… Read more »

Hunter drowns in Bitter Lake near Waubay

WAUBAY, S.D. (KXLG) – The Day County Sheriff’s Office isn’t releasing a name yet, but has confirmed a drowning over the weekend on Bitter Lake near Waubay. Day County Sheriff Ryan Rucktaeschel (RUCK-TASH-EL) says the investigation is being conducted by his office and the Game, Fish, and Parks Department. He says all three of the… Read more »

Construction worker rescued after falling into Big Sioux River bed

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A construction worker had to be rescued in Watertown Saturday afternoon after falling some 30 feet into the Big Sioux River bed.   It happened just after 12:30 at the scene of the U.S. Highway 212 construction project over the Big Sioux River.   Watertown Fire Rescue crews set up a… Read more »

Construction worker rescued after falling into Big Sioux River bed

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A construction worker had to be rescued in Watertown Saturday afternoon after falling some 30 feet into the Big Sioux River bed.   It happened just after 12:30 at the scene of the U.S. Highway 212 construction project over the Big Sioux River.   Watertown Fire Rescue crews set up a… Read more »

Police investigating fatal shooting in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – Authorities in Sturgis have identified the man shot and killed after he reportedly broke into a home early Sunday morning. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says an autopsy is pending on 32-year-old Matthew Flagler. Flagler was shot once in the chest after breaking into a home in north Sturgis just before… Read more »

Police investigating fatal shooting in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – Authorities in Sturgis have identified the man shot and killed after he reportedly broke into a home early Sunday morning. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says an autopsy is pending on 32-year-old Matthew Flagler. Flagler was shot once in the chest after breaking into a home in north Sturgis just before… Read more »

Strong winds expected today

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — The National Weather Service has placed northeast South Dakota in a High Wind Warning starting this afternoon, and continuing into early Tuesday morning. Forecaster Aaron Dorn says winds out of the north-northwest will begin ramping up mid-afternoon today. Dorn says wind gusts of that nature will be strong enough to bring… Read more »

Strong winds expected today

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — The National Weather Service has placed northeast South Dakota in a High Wind Warning starting this afternoon, and continuing into early Tuesday morning. Forecaster Aaron Dorn says winds out of the north-northwest will begin ramping up mid-afternoon today. Dorn says wind gusts of that nature will be strong enough to bring… Read more »

Watertown man killed in motorcycle accident

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A motorcyclist from Watertown was killed early Saturday morning when he slammed into a house. Sergeant Trevor Barthel of the Watertown Police Department says it happened at 3:17 a.m. A motorcycle driven by 30-year-old Bryon Manning of Watertown was traveling southbound on 15th Street Northeast. It left the road and crashed… Read more »

Watertown man killed in motorcycle accident

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A motorcyclist from Watertown was killed early Saturday morning when he slammed into a house. Sergeant Trevor Barthel of the Watertown Police Department says it happened at 3:17 a.m. A motorcycle driven by 30-year-old Bryon Manning of Watertown was traveling southbound on 15th Street Northeast. It left the road and crashed… Read more »

Corn Growers helping honey industry

BRUCE, S.D. (WNAX) – The National Corn Growers Association is working to help keep honeybees healthy. Members recently attended the annual meeting of the Honeybee Health Coalition and talked about small steps they can take to support honeybee health such as planting of pollinator habitat on unused land on the farm such as grass near… Read more »

Corn Growers helping honey industry

BRUCE, S.D. (WNAX) – The National Corn Growers Association is working to help keep honeybees healthy. Members recently attended the annual meeting of the Honeybee Health Coalition and talked about small steps they can take to support honeybee health such as planting of pollinator habitat on unused land on the farm such as grass near… Read more »

Chamber looking for donations for Christmas event

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – While Christmas is still more than two months away, preparations are already underway for this year’s Christmas with the Chamber event. The annual fundraiser is set for Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Dakota Event Center. Gail Ochs, President of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, talked about the details. The Chamber… Read more »

Chamber looking for donations for Christmas event

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – While Christmas is still more than two months away, preparations are already underway for this year’s Christmas with the Chamber event. The annual fundraiser is set for Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Dakota Event Center. Gail Ochs, President of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, talked about the details. The Chamber… Read more »

Study helping to eliminate pig farm odor

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – A new environmental study from the National Pork Board shows that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. Data was gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina farms that showed significant reductions in ammonia levels and manure nutrient content. SDSU Extension Swine Specialist Dr.… Read more »

Study helping to eliminate pig farm odor

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – A new environmental study from the National Pork Board shows that pig farms are generating less manure nutrient content associated with odor. Data was gathered from more than 106,000 samples at 182 North Carolina farms that showed significant reductions in ammonia levels and manure nutrient content. SDSU Extension Swine Specialist Dr.… Read more »