News Category: Local News

Storm Spotter Class April 11

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The National Weather Service and Brown County Emergency Management will be hosting storm spotter training class. This class will cover topics discussing severe thunderstorms that produce damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and flash floods. Other types of severe weather and lightning safety will also be discussed. This class is free… Read more »

Storm Spotter Class April 11

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The National Weather Service and Brown County Emergency Management will be hosting storm spotter training class. This class will cover topics discussing severe thunderstorms that produce damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and flash floods. Other types of severe weather and lightning safety will also be discussed. This class is free… Read more »

April 7-13 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota’s Victims’ Services program urges citizens this month to remember the victims of crime, especially children. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the week of April 7-13 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Victims’ Services Director Stephanie Pierson says the entire month, and especially the designated week, are… Read more »

April 7-13 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota’s Victims’ Services program urges citizens this month to remember the victims of crime, especially children. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the week of April 7-13 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Victims’ Services Director Stephanie Pierson says the entire month, and especially the designated week, are… Read more »

Responders rescue boys from Lead mine

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued two 12-year-old boys who entered a surface mine in western South Dakota. The Lead Volunteer Fire Department says the boys walked into a steep area of the Open Cut mine near Lead on Saturday night and were unable to get out. The Open Cut is approximately 1,200 feet… Read more »

Responders rescue boys from Lead mine

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Emergency responders rescued two 12-year-old boys who entered a surface mine in western South Dakota. The Lead Volunteer Fire Department says the boys walked into a steep area of the Open Cut mine near Lead on Saturday night and were unable to get out. The Open Cut is approximately 1,200 feet… Read more »

Man sentenced in solicitation of minor, statutory rape of teenager

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man has been sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison in cases last year involving solicitation of a minor and statutory rape of a teenager. Forty-two-year-old Greg Hubert was charged in September with two counts of solicitation of a child younger than 16 stemming from incidents in March… Read more »

Man sentenced in solicitation of minor, statutory rape of teenager

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen man has been sentenced to a combined 25 years in prison in cases last year involving solicitation of a minor and statutory rape of a teenager. Forty-two-year-old Greg Hubert was charged in September with two counts of solicitation of a child younger than 16 stemming from incidents in March… Read more »

Huron man identified in fatal crash east of Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (Press Release) – A Huron, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred two miles east of Mitchell. A 2008 Chrysler Town and County Van was eastbound on 250th Street when the vehicle eventually entered the south ditch, went through a barbed wire fence and… Read more »

Huron man identified in fatal crash east of Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (Press Release) – A Huron, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred two miles east of Mitchell. A 2008 Chrysler Town and County Van was eastbound on 250th Street when the vehicle eventually entered the south ditch, went through a barbed wire fence and… Read more »

Thune says new bomber essential to national security

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, along with the state’s Congressional delegation held a celebration in Rapid City Saturday marking the designation of Ellsworth Air Force Base as one of the homes of the new “B-21 Raider” long range bomber. Senator John Thune says the bomber will be vital… Read more »

Thune says new bomber essential to national security

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, along with the state’s Congressional delegation held a celebration in Rapid City Saturday marking the designation of Ellsworth Air Force Base as one of the homes of the new “B-21 Raider” long range bomber. Senator John Thune says the bomber will be vital… Read more »

Task force to monitor property tax system

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A legislative task force will meet this summer to continue monitoring ongoing changes to the property tax system. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says the task force will implement a study authorized by the legislature this year. Kennedy says they will use several counties to test the new soil study system.… Read more »

Task force to monitor property tax system

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A legislative task force will meet this summer to continue monitoring ongoing changes to the property tax system. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says the task force will implement a study authorized by the legislature this year. Kennedy says they will use several counties to test the new soil study system.… Read more »

Watertown residents dealing with snow mold, moles and voles

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) — It has been a cold and snowy winter in the northern plains and now with the melt underway lawns are becoming visible again and so too is the snow mold, moles and voles. Terry Sorensen with Watertown based TruGreen lawn services says lawns emerging with matted turf and a grayish-white color… Read more »

Watertown residents dealing with snow mold, moles and voles

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) — It has been a cold and snowy winter in the northern plains and now with the melt underway lawns are becoming visible again and so too is the snow mold, moles and voles. Terry Sorensen with Watertown based TruGreen lawn services says lawns emerging with matted turf and a grayish-white color… Read more »

Snow geese on their way to Arctic Circle

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Thousands and thousands of snow geese are making their way through central South Dakota on their way to the Arctic Circle area to nest. Game, Fish and Parks wildlife biologist Mark Grovijahn (grove-i-john) is based at Watertown. He says conditions in the middle the state are prime for snow geese.… Read more »

Snow geese on their way to Arctic Circle

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Thousands and thousands of snow geese are making their way through central South Dakota on their way to the Arctic Circle area to nest. Game, Fish and Parks wildlife biologist Mark Grovijahn (grove-i-john) is based at Watertown. He says conditions in the middle the state are prime for snow geese.… Read more »

Executive Board to study industrial hemp

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators passed a bill (SB167) this year that sets up a summer study committee to look at offenses regarding controlled substances. The Legislature’s Executive Board decided to expand the study to include industrial hemp. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says it makes sense to do that. Senator… Read more »

Executive Board to study industrial hemp

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators passed a bill (SB167) this year that sets up a summer study committee to look at offenses regarding controlled substances. The Legislature’s Executive Board decided to expand the study to include industrial hemp. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says it makes sense to do that. Senator… Read more »