News Category: Local News

State universities trying to reverse trend of falling student numbers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – A continuing trend of falling student numbers at South Dakota’s universities will have a bottom-line impact. South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says they are feeling it. Dunn says some of their initial recruitment targets are in Sioux Falls. Dunn says they also promote the long term return of higher… Read more »

State universities trying to reverse trend of falling student numbers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – A continuing trend of falling student numbers at South Dakota’s universities will have a bottom-line impact. South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says they are feeling it. Dunn says some of their initial recruitment targets are in Sioux Falls. Dunn says they also promote the long term return of higher… Read more »

Road to be closed on Monday for work on water lines

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, the following road will be closed to thru traffic for work on water lines: South Lamont St. from 10th Ave. S.E. North to the Maverick’s Restaurant Entrance. The intersection of 10th Ave. S.E. and S. Lamont St. will remain open. Work… Read more »

Road to be closed on Monday for work on water lines

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, the following road will be closed to thru traffic for work on water lines: South Lamont St. from 10th Ave. S.E. North to the Maverick’s Restaurant Entrance. The intersection of 10th Ave. S.E. and S. Lamont St. will remain open. Work… Read more »

Price appointed to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Department of Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Craig Price was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. “I am honored to be part of this commission, and I look forward… Read more »

Price appointed to Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Department of Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Craig Price was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. “I am honored to be part of this commission, and I look forward… Read more »

Man detained after his brother dies in fight

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have detained a man after his brother died in a fight on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Officers from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Department of Public Safety were called about an assault at a home near Porcupine early Wednesday. A witness told arriving officers that… Read more »

Man detained after his brother dies in fight

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have detained a man after his brother died in a fight on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Officers from the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Department of Public Safety were called about an assault at a home near Porcupine early Wednesday. A witness told arriving officers that… Read more »

75th Sturgis Rally Preparations

Sturgis adds 64 new jobs in past year

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – The Sturgis Economic Development Corporation says 2019 was a good year, and they are hoping for a better 2020. S.E.D.C.’s Amanda Anglin provided the Sturgis Council a yearly recap Tuesday night. Anglin says 64 new jobs were created last year. SEDC also issued $489,000 in loans to businesses and entertained 13… Read more »

Sturgis adds 64 new jobs in past year

75th Sturgis Rally Preparations

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – The Sturgis Economic Development Corporation says 2019 was a good year, and they are hoping for a better 2020. S.E.D.C.’s Amanda Anglin provided the Sturgis Council a yearly recap Tuesday night. Anglin says 64 new jobs were created last year. SEDC also issued $489,000 in loans to businesses and entertained 13… Read more »

Fort Pierre getting ready to deal with Emerald Ash Borer

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The City of Fort Pierre is already formulating plans on dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer. The Asian inset, which is fatal to all true ash tree types, was found in Sioux Falls last spring. Ron Schreiner with the Pierre Arbor Board was recently at an Ash Borer presentation and… Read more »

Fort Pierre getting ready to deal with Emerald Ash Borer

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The City of Fort Pierre is already formulating plans on dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer. The Asian inset, which is fatal to all true ash tree types, was found in Sioux Falls last spring. Ron Schreiner with the Pierre Arbor Board was recently at an Ash Borer presentation and… Read more »

Corps dropping releases from Gavins Point Dam

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is dropping releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton three thousand cubic feet per second to 27 thousand cubic feet. Gavins Point Project Manager Tom Curran says dropping levels on Lewis & Clark Lake could cause some problems. Curran says they hope to… Read more »

Corps dropping releases from Gavins Point Dam

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is dropping releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton three thousand cubic feet per second to 27 thousand cubic feet. Gavins Point Project Manager Tom Curran says dropping levels on Lewis & Clark Lake could cause some problems. Curran says they hope to… Read more »

Partnership forms to build new ice arena in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron revealed on Wednesday morning that a partnership between the Watertown Development Company and the City of Watertown has been formed to build a new ice arena in Downtown Watertown. The ice area would be located in the former Metz Bakery location. Mayor Caron says the project will… Read more »

Partnership forms to build new ice arena in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron revealed on Wednesday morning that a partnership between the Watertown Development Company and the City of Watertown has been formed to build a new ice arena in Downtown Watertown. The ice area would be located in the former Metz Bakery location. Mayor Caron says the project will… Read more »

Sioux Falls day care provider charged in death of baby

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls day care provider has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a baby who became strangled in a car seat. Prosecutors say Kayla Styles left the 9-month-old boy in the car seat to nap Nov. 14 and when she checked two hours later she found the… Read more »

Sioux Falls day care provider charged in death of baby

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls day care provider has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a baby who became strangled in a car seat. Prosecutors say Kayla Styles left the 9-month-old boy in the car seat to nap Nov. 14 and when she checked two hours later she found the… Read more »

Missouri State Patrol in South Dakota investigating 2018 Peskey murder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Missouri State Patrol investigators are in South Dakota this week looking into the Melissa Peskey murder. The Missouri State Patrol also has investigators in two unnamed states looking into the crime. Peskey, 40, from Hartford, was killed between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri on Interstate 70 on Dec. 13,… Read more »

Missouri State Patrol in South Dakota investigating 2018 Peskey murder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Missouri State Patrol investigators are in South Dakota this week looking into the Melissa Peskey murder. The Missouri State Patrol also has investigators in two unnamed states looking into the crime. Peskey, 40, from Hartford, was killed between Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri on Interstate 70 on Dec. 13,… Read more »