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Thune says impeachment process flawed from beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Senate concluded the impeachment trial of President Trump by voting down two charges that had been brought against him, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. South Dakota Senator John Thune voted against both articles and says the punishment didn’t fit the alleged crime.   Thune says the House… Read more »

Thune says impeachment process flawed from beginning

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Senate concluded the impeachment trial of President Trump by voting down two charges that had been brought against him, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. South Dakota Senator John Thune voted against both articles and says the punishment didn’t fit the alleged crime.   Thune says the House… Read more »

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Sports betting proposal passes through Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The South Dakota Senate has shipped a measure over to the South Dakota House that would let the voters of South Dakota decide if betting on sporting events should be permitted at Deadwood casinos. The bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Bob Ewing of Spearfish says Senate Joint Resolution 501 does only one… Read more »

Sports betting proposal passes through Senate

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PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The South Dakota Senate has shipped a measure over to the South Dakota House that would let the voters of South Dakota decide if betting on sporting events should be permitted at Deadwood casinos. The bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Bob Ewing of Spearfish says Senate Joint Resolution 501 does only one… Read more »

Primrose Random Acts of Kindness takes place Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Primrose Retirement Communities of Aberdeen will once again be doing its Random Acts of Kindness event. Residents will be dispersing gift cards and other treats to unsuspecting individuals on Thursday, Feb. 13. Jessica Rehder, Sales Director at Primrose, provides the details of the event. Rehder said the event has been… Read more »

Primrose Random Acts of Kindness takes place Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Primrose Retirement Communities of Aberdeen will once again be doing its Random Acts of Kindness event. Residents will be dispersing gift cards and other treats to unsuspecting individuals on Thursday, Feb. 13. Jessica Rehder, Sales Director at Primrose, provides the details of the event. Rehder said the event has been… Read more »

Consumers confused about ingredients in fake meat products

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A survey released last week at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention showed widespread consumer confusion about plant based fake meat products and the ingredients they contain. South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association President Eric Jennings says most consumers didn’t understand what they were getting with fake meat. He says some consumers just… Read more »

Consumers confused about ingredients in fake meat products

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A survey released last week at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention showed widespread consumer confusion about plant based fake meat products and the ingredients they contain. South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association President Eric Jennings says most consumers didn’t understand what they were getting with fake meat. He says some consumers just… Read more »

Corps working to lower levels in preparation of heavy spring run off

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is working to further lower levels on Missouri River reservoirs in anticipation of heavy spring run off. Kevin Grode with the Corps in Omaha says January was another heavy run off month. Grode says the ground is saturated across most of the northern plains. Grode says the… Read more »

Corps working to lower levels in preparation of heavy spring run off

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is working to further lower levels on Missouri River reservoirs in anticipation of heavy spring run off. Kevin Grode with the Corps in Omaha says January was another heavy run off month. Grode says the ground is saturated across most of the northern plains. Grode says the… Read more »

USD project will promote food security

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The student government association at the University of South Dakota has been pushing for creation of an on campus food pantry. USD President Sheila Gestring says they liked the idea and will launch the pantry this fall. Gestring says studies show there is a need amount university students. Gestring says funding… Read more »

USD project will promote food security

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The student government association at the University of South Dakota has been pushing for creation of an on campus food pantry. USD President Sheila Gestring says they liked the idea and will launch the pantry this fall. Gestring says studies show there is a need amount university students. Gestring says funding… Read more »

Meints to speak at Brown County GOP Reagan Lunch

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Scott A. Meints, Brown County Emergency Management Director, will be the guest speaker at the Brown County GOP Reagan Lunch on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at Roma’s Ristorante Italiano. A 5-option lunch will be available for purchase. If attending you need to… Read more »

Meints to speak at Brown County GOP Reagan Lunch

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Scott A. Meints, Brown County Emergency Management Director, will be the guest speaker at the Brown County GOP Reagan Lunch on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at Roma’s Ristorante Italiano. A 5-option lunch will be available for purchase. If attending you need to… Read more »

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House Taxation Committee approves opt out bill

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The House Taxation Committee approves a bill that would allow school district voters to refer opt outs that passed before 2002. Representative John Mills of Volga is the sponsor of the measure. He says these are opt outs put in place before the law changed that required a time limit. Mills… Read more »

House Taxation Committee approves opt out bill

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PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The House Taxation Committee approves a bill that would allow school district voters to refer opt outs that passed before 2002. Representative John Mills of Volga is the sponsor of the measure. He says these are opt outs put in place before the law changed that required a time limit. Mills… Read more »

Sioux Falls mayor takes exception to Biden ad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken is blasting an attack ad by Joe Biden against Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Biden and Mayor Pete are fighting for the more moderate centrist side of the Democrat Party against Socialist Bernie Sanders in the presidential primaries. Biden’s ad compares the former Vice President and Senator’s… Read more »

Sioux Falls mayor takes exception to Biden ad

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken is blasting an attack ad by Joe Biden against Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Biden and Mayor Pete are fighting for the more moderate centrist side of the Democrat Party against Socialist Bernie Sanders in the presidential primaries. Biden’s ad compares the former Vice President and Senator’s… Read more »

Former IHS pediatrician receives life sentence for sexual abuse

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been sentenced for sexually abusing Native American children while on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Seventy-one-year-old Stanley Patrick Weber of Spearfish was sentenced Monday in federal court to five consecutive life sentences for five aggravated sexual abuse charges. The U.S. Attorney’s… Read more »

Former IHS pediatrician receives life sentence for sexual abuse

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been sentenced for sexually abusing Native American children while on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Seventy-one-year-old Stanley Patrick Weber of Spearfish was sentenced Monday in federal court to five consecutive life sentences for five aggravated sexual abuse charges. The U.S. Attorney’s… Read more »