News Category: Local News

NSU School of Business Dean leaving

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz has announced that he will leave Northern to take a new higher education opportunity at Cabrini University. Mantz cited personal reasons for the move to the private college in Pennsylvania. “It’s an opportunity to move home,” he said. Mantz will… Read more »

NSU School of Business Dean leaving

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz has announced that he will leave Northern to take a new higher education opportunity at Cabrini University. Mantz cited personal reasons for the move to the private college in Pennsylvania. “It’s an opportunity to move home,” he said. Mantz will… Read more »

Oklahoma woman arrested on drug charges at Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – An Oklahoma woman was greeted Thursday at the Pierre Regional Airport by Pierre police after airport security located drugs with her. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says 43 year-old Sue Ann Taylor of Sapulpa, Oklahoma was preparing to leave on an outbound flight to Denver when Transportation Security Administration screeners discovered… Read more »

Oklahoma woman arrested on drug charges at Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – An Oklahoma woman was greeted Thursday at the Pierre Regional Airport by Pierre police after airport security located drugs with her. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says 43 year-old Sue Ann Taylor of Sapulpa, Oklahoma was preparing to leave on an outbound flight to Denver when Transportation Security Administration screeners discovered… Read more »

Two South Dakota men sentenced on fentanyl charges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota men have been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for trafficking fentanyl from Minnesota. The U.S. attorney’s office says 28-year-old Stuart Siecke, of Worthing, and 37-year-old Dean Bourn, of Vermillion, obtained the narcotic from co-conspirators in Minneapolis for distribution in South Dakota. Fentanyl is a… Read more »

Two South Dakota men sentenced on fentanyl charges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota men have been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for trafficking fentanyl from Minnesota. The U.S. attorney’s office says 28-year-old Stuart Siecke, of Worthing, and 37-year-old Dean Bourn, of Vermillion, obtained the narcotic from co-conspirators in Minneapolis for distribution in South Dakota. Fentanyl is a… Read more »

Farmers Union President says local farmers are struggling

CONDE, S.D. (WNAX) – Congress continues to work on trying to find some way to pass disaster aid for farmers and ranchers impacted by blizzards and flooding. While the Senate is bogged down on an argument over aid to Puerto Rico, the House is hoping to come up with a new disaster package possibly as… Read more »

Farmers Union President says local farmers are struggling

CONDE, S.D. (WNAX) – Congress continues to work on trying to find some way to pass disaster aid for farmers and ranchers impacted by blizzards and flooding. While the Senate is bogged down on an argument over aid to Puerto Rico, the House is hoping to come up with a new disaster package possibly as… Read more »

South Dakota farms following national trend

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – The latest Census of Agriculture shows the numbers of farms in South Dakota dropped by two thousand from 2012 to 2017. SDSU Extension Ag Economist and Risk Business Management Specialist Matt (deer-sun) Diersen says the loss of farms and larger operations is following a national trend. The Ag Census shows the… Read more »

South Dakota farms following national trend

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – The latest Census of Agriculture shows the numbers of farms in South Dakota dropped by two thousand from 2012 to 2017. SDSU Extension Ag Economist and Risk Business Management Specialist Matt (deer-sun) Diersen says the loss of farms and larger operations is following a national trend. The Ag Census shows the… Read more »

Aberdeen man to be sent to mental health hospital instead of prison

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man who was shot twice by a police officer in 2016 and convicted in March of felony aggravated assault and drug possession has been sent to a mental health hospital rather than prison. The American News reports two mental health evaluations supported the insanity defense of 24-year-old Ehkhu Poe.… Read more »

Aberdeen man to be sent to mental health hospital instead of prison

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man who was shot twice by a police officer in 2016 and convicted in March of felony aggravated assault and drug possession has been sent to a mental health hospital rather than prison. The American News reports two mental health evaluations supported the insanity defense of 24-year-old Ehkhu Poe.… Read more »

Johnson says Congress members quietly doing their jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says work is getting done in Congress, despite what people may think. Johnson says the bill is significant. Johnson says many members are quietly going about their jobs. Johnson says the House is also working on another version of a disaster relief bill.

Johnson says Congress members quietly doing their jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says work is getting done in Congress, despite what people may think. Johnson says the bill is significant. Johnson says many members are quietly going about their jobs. Johnson says the House is also working on another version of a disaster relief bill.

Former Attorney General shares thoughts on IM24 ruling

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann has ruled IM-24, passed by South Dakota voters last November is unconstitutional. The measure would have banned out of state contributions to ballot question campaigns. Former Attorney General Marty Jackley led the legal challenge. Jackley says the challenge was brought by a coalition of business and… Read more »

Former Attorney General shares thoughts on IM24 ruling

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann has ruled IM-24, passed by South Dakota voters last November is unconstitutional. The measure would have banned out of state contributions to ballot question campaigns. Former Attorney General Marty Jackley led the legal challenge. Jackley says the challenge was brought by a coalition of business and… Read more »

Regents focused on rising costs

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While public universities in South Dakota have wrapped up the academic year, the Board of Regents is planning for the next year and beyond. Board President Keven Schieffer says they continue to focus on rapidly rising costs. Schieffer says they are looking for efficiencies across the system. Schieffer says they also… Read more »

Regents focused on rising costs

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While public universities in South Dakota have wrapped up the academic year, the Board of Regents is planning for the next year and beyond. Board President Keven Schieffer says they continue to focus on rapidly rising costs. Schieffer says they are looking for efficiencies across the system. Schieffer says they also… Read more »

Rounds supports President’s tougher approach in trade talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KELO.com) – Senator Mike Rounds fully supports President Trump’s tougher approach on trade talks with China. Trump has called out Beijing for reneging on earlier commitments. Rounds says its going to be better in the long wrong for suffering producers in South Dakota if the President can get a FAIR trade deal with… Read more »

Rounds supports President’s tougher approach in trade talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KELO.com) – Senator Mike Rounds fully supports President Trump’s tougher approach on trade talks with China. Trump has called out Beijing for reneging on earlier commitments. Rounds says its going to be better in the long wrong for suffering producers in South Dakota if the President can get a FAIR trade deal with… Read more »