News Category: Local News

El Nino likely to hang around throughout summer

AMES, Iowa (WNAX) – While the El Nino was slow to develop, it looks like it will hang around a while. Dennis Todey, head of the Midwest Climate Hub (in Ames Iowa) says the El Nino didn’t start as expected. Todey says a summer El Nino is kind of unusual. Todey says the lack of… Read more »

El Nino likely to hang around throughout summer

AMES, Iowa (WNAX) – While the El Nino was slow to develop, it looks like it will hang around a while. Dennis Todey, head of the Midwest Climate Hub (in Ames Iowa) says the El Nino didn’t start as expected. Todey says a summer El Nino is kind of unusual. Todey says the lack of… Read more »

Legislative leaders hoping sales tax trends improve

PLATTE, S.D. (WNAX) – Legislative leaders are watching sales tax trends and hoping for improvement. Sales taxes for the first three months of the year were below the forecast set by legislators. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says that is one economic marker. Qualm says bad weather and low prices are really hitting… Read more »

Legislative leaders hoping sales tax trends improve

PLATTE, S.D. (WNAX) – Legislative leaders are watching sales tax trends and hoping for improvement. Sales taxes for the first three months of the year were below the forecast set by legislators. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says that is one economic marker. Qualm says bad weather and low prices are really hitting… Read more »

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – National Travel and Tourism Week is currently in progress. Tourism plays a vital role in the South Dakota economy. The state has experienced record growth in tourism for nine straight years, according to Katlyn Richter, Global Media & Public Relations Director with the South Dakota Department of Tourism. She said that… Read more »

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – National Travel and Tourism Week is currently in progress. Tourism plays a vital role in the South Dakota economy. The state has experienced record growth in tourism for nine straight years, according to Katlyn Richter, Global Media & Public Relations Director with the South Dakota Department of Tourism. She said that… Read more »

Noem says she was surprised by Oglala Sioux Tribe’s decision

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota’s governor says the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s decision to tell her she’s “unwelcome” on their reservation came as a surprise. Oglala Sioux Tribe president Julian Bear Runner said in the letter to Gov. Kristi Noem if she ignores the directive “we will have no choice but to banish you”… Read more »

Noem says she was surprised by Oglala Sioux Tribe’s decision

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota’s governor says the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s decision to tell her she’s “unwelcome” on their reservation came as a surprise. Oglala Sioux Tribe president Julian Bear Runner said in the letter to Gov. Kristi Noem if she ignores the directive “we will have no choice but to banish you”… Read more »

Fourth of July Fireworks to return to Mount Rushmore in 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that following several months of meetings and discussions, the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to bring fireworks back to Mount Rushmore National Memorial beginning with the 2020 Independence Day celebration. “We are excited and honored to see… Read more »

Fourth of July Fireworks to return to Mount Rushmore in 2020

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that following several months of meetings and discussions, the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to bring fireworks back to Mount Rushmore National Memorial beginning with the 2020 Independence Day celebration. “We are excited and honored to see… Read more »

Flow of out of state money unlikely to change significantly despite IM24

PIERRE, S.D. (South Dakota Broadcasters Association) – The flow of out of state money into South Dakota’s Initiated Ballot Measure process is unlikely to change much despite a ban known as IM24. Initiated Measure 24 was passed by voters last November and takes effect July 1. While the ban would prevent out of state donors… Read more »

Flow of out of state money unlikely to change significantly despite IM24

PIERRE, S.D. (South Dakota Broadcasters Association) – The flow of out of state money into South Dakota’s Initiated Ballot Measure process is unlikely to change much despite a ban known as IM24. Initiated Measure 24 was passed by voters last November and takes effect July 1. While the ban would prevent out of state donors… Read more »

Noem appoints Jones as permanent Secretary of Education

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Dr. Ben Jones has been appointed as the permanent Secretary of Education. Jones has been serving as Interim Secretary of Education since January 2019. “I’ve been impressed with Ben’s work in the first four months we’ve served together, and I’m pleased he’s on board… Read more »

Noem appoints Jones as permanent Secretary of Education

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that Dr. Ben Jones has been appointed as the permanent Secretary of Education. Jones has been serving as Interim Secretary of Education since January 2019. “I’ve been impressed with Ben’s work in the first four months we’ve served together, and I’m pleased he’s on board… Read more »

Outdoor warning sirens in Pierre to no longer be used for fire calls

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Outdoor warning sirens are used in some locations to not only warn of approaching severe weather or tornadoes, but also for the dispatch of fire departments to a call. After many years of the practice in Pierre, Fire Chief Ian Paul says it is no longer taking place. One significant reason… Read more »

Outdoor warning sirens in Pierre to no longer be used for fire calls

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Outdoor warning sirens are used in some locations to not only warn of approaching severe weather or tornadoes, but also for the dispatch of fire departments to a call. After many years of the practice in Pierre, Fire Chief Ian Paul says it is no longer taking place. One significant reason… Read more »

Former Tribal Chairman shares thoughts on banishment of Gov. Noem

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – The Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations says the unanimous vote taken by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council recently to banish Governor Kristi Noem from the Pine Ridge reservation if the state follows through with plans to implement Keystone XL Pipeline demonstrator damage costs is unfortunate.  The tribal… Read more »

Former Tribal Chairman shares thoughts on banishment of Gov. Noem

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – The Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations says the unanimous vote taken by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council recently to banish Governor Kristi Noem from the Pine Ridge reservation if the state follows through with plans to implement Keystone XL Pipeline demonstrator damage costs is unfortunate.  The tribal… Read more »

GF&P getting solid response to bounty program

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Rules Review Committee of the South Dakota legislature had questions and wanted more information about habitat and bounty programs run by the Game, Fish and Parks Department. G, F & P wildlife director Tony Leif (life) told the committee they are getting good response to the bounty program. Ten dollars… Read more »

GF&P getting solid response to bounty program

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Rules Review Committee of the South Dakota legislature had questions and wanted more information about habitat and bounty programs run by the Game, Fish and Parks Department. G, F & P wildlife director Tony Leif (life) told the committee they are getting good response to the bounty program. Ten dollars… Read more »