News Category: Local News

Farm Bureau wetlands specialist talks about bank exchange program

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WNAX) – South Dakota Farm Bureau Wetlands Specialist Wayne Smith spoke last week at a conference in Minneapolis about the group’s Wetlands Bank Exchange program. He says it’s in its infancy but has generated good interest from landowners. Smith says it’s one-way agriculture improves the environment. He says a landowner who wants to… Read more »

Farm Bureau wetlands specialist talks about bank exchange program

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WNAX) – South Dakota Farm Bureau Wetlands Specialist Wayne Smith spoke last week at a conference in Minneapolis about the group’s Wetlands Bank Exchange program. He says it’s in its infancy but has generated good interest from landowners. Smith says it’s one-way agriculture improves the environment. He says a landowner who wants to… Read more »

Aberdeen man accused of killing Andover woman going on trial

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man accused of shooting and killing an Andover woman and setting her apartment on fire is going on trial. The American News reports that opening statements are scheduled Monday in the bench trial of 37-year-old Jose Quinones-Rodriguez. He requested a trial by judge rather than by jury. Prosecutors say… Read more »

Aberdeen man accused of killing Andover woman going on trial

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man accused of shooting and killing an Andover woman and setting her apartment on fire is going on trial. The American News reports that opening statements are scheduled Monday in the bench trial of 37-year-old Jose Quinones-Rodriguez. He requested a trial by judge rather than by jury. Prosecutors say… Read more »

Rapid City woman identified in fatal crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Press Release) – A Rapid City, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City. A 2010 Honda CRV was making a left-hand turn from Spring Creek Road onto South Dakota Highway 79 when it pulled in front of a southbound 2004… Read more »

Rapid City woman identified in fatal crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Press Release) – A Rapid City, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash south of Rapid City. A 2010 Honda CRV was making a left-hand turn from Spring Creek Road onto South Dakota Highway 79 when it pulled in front of a southbound 2004… Read more »

Yankton water treatment plant vandalized

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Yankton water treatment plant has been broken into and vandalized, at least twice. City Manager Amy Leon says police do have information and are investigating. Leon says it was mostly minor damage. Leon says they have stepped up security at the site. Construction is continuing on the $30 million upgrade… Read more »

Yankton water treatment plant vandalized

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Yankton water treatment plant has been broken into and vandalized, at least twice. City Manager Amy Leon says police do have information and are investigating. Leon says it was mostly minor damage. Leon says they have stepped up security at the site. Construction is continuing on the $30 million upgrade… Read more »

Manufacturers also feeling pain of increased tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota ag producers are not alone in feeling the pain from increased tariffs on Chinese products as the trade war intensifies. Senator Mike Rounds says he is hearing from many manufacturing businesses in the state. Rounds says it is hitting the bottom line for many of those businesses. Rounds says… Read more »

Manufacturers also feeling pain of increased tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota ag producers are not alone in feeling the pain from increased tariffs on Chinese products as the trade war intensifies. Senator Mike Rounds says he is hearing from many manufacturing businesses in the state. Rounds says it is hitting the bottom line for many of those businesses. Rounds says… Read more »

Farmers off to slower start with spring planting

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Cold and damp conditions have put spring planting a bit behind schedule. Laura Edwards, State Climatologist, said this is the time of year when people want to get into their fields and gardens. Last week saw some freezing conditions, which is not out of the ordinary for the first 10 days… Read more »

Farmers off to slower start with spring planting

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Cold and damp conditions have put spring planting a bit behind schedule. Laura Edwards, State Climatologist, said this is the time of year when people want to get into their fields and gardens. Last week saw some freezing conditions, which is not out of the ordinary for the first 10 days… Read more »

Cattle owners hoping for green pastures this year

KIMBALL, S.D. (DRG News) – There’s plenty of moisture in the soil across most of South Dakota and cattle producers are hoping that translates into lush, green pastures this year. Kimball Livestock Exchange co-owner Chad Heezen says the grassland needs sunshine and warmer temperatures to get growing. He says all the moisture the past few… Read more »

Cattle owners hoping for green pastures this year

KIMBALL, S.D. (DRG News) – There’s plenty of moisture in the soil across most of South Dakota and cattle producers are hoping that translates into lush, green pastures this year. Kimball Livestock Exchange co-owner Chad Heezen says the grassland needs sunshine and warmer temperatures to get growing. He says all the moisture the past few… Read more »

FEMA assessments in South Dakota this week

PIERRE, S.D (Press Release) – Gov. Kristi Noem has requested that FEMA join state and local teams for a preliminary assessment of damages to public property as a result of the severe winter storms, snowmelt, rains, and subsequent flooding that occurred throughout South Dakota. The Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) process allows for these teams to… Read more »

FEMA assessments in South Dakota this week

PIERRE, S.D (Press Release) – Gov. Kristi Noem has requested that FEMA join state and local teams for a preliminary assessment of damages to public property as a result of the severe winter storms, snowmelt, rains, and subsequent flooding that occurred throughout South Dakota. The Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) process allows for these teams to… Read more »

South Dakota has another record year for land leases

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Strong interest in grazing land led to another record year for leasing in South Dakota. School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they had lots of leases come up for auction. Brunner says they saw another increase this year. Brunner says market conditions are a big factor in each year’s… Read more »

South Dakota has another record year for land leases

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Strong interest in grazing land led to another record year for leasing in South Dakota. School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they had lots of leases come up for auction. Brunner says they saw another increase this year. Brunner says market conditions are a big factor in each year’s… Read more »

Road to be one lane Monday because of utility work

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 13, the following road will be reduced to one lane of traffic due to utility work: 1st Avenue NE from North Washington St. to North Jay St. Work is expected to last through the day. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to… Read more »

Road to be one lane Monday because of utility work

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 13, the following road will be reduced to one lane of traffic due to utility work: 1st Avenue NE from North Washington St. to North Jay St. Work is expected to last through the day. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to… Read more »