News Category: Local News

Bath man pleads not guilty in shooting death

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man charged with shooting and killing a man who was in a relationship with his daughter has pleaded not guilty. The Aberdeen News reports 48-year-old Jarrett Jones of Bath appeared in court on Friday and asked for a jury trial. A judge also reduced Jones’ $1 million bond… Read more »

Bath man pleads not guilty in shooting death

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man charged with shooting and killing a man who was in a relationship with his daughter has pleaded not guilty. The Aberdeen News reports 48-year-old Jarrett Jones of Bath appeared in court on Friday and asked for a jury trial. A judge also reduced Jones’ $1 million bond… Read more »

One killed in crash west of Parkston

PARKSTON, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Parkston. The name of the decease is not being released pending notification of family members. A 2010 Acura TSX was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when the driver lost control on the icy-covered road. The vehicle entered… Read more »

One killed in crash west of Parkston

PARKSTON, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash west of Parkston. The name of the decease is not being released pending notification of family members. A 2010 Acura TSX was westbound on South Dakota Highway 44 when the driver lost control on the icy-covered road. The vehicle entered… Read more »

SDSU, University of Minnesota form vet medicine program

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota have formed a new collaborative Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. SDSU’s Director of the Professional Program in Vet Medicine, Dr. Gary (gack-stett-ur) Gackstetter says this new collaboration will focus on rural practices and help… Read more »

SDSU, University of Minnesota form vet medicine program

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota have formed a new collaborative Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. SDSU’s Director of the Professional Program in Vet Medicine, Dr. Gary (gack-stett-ur) Gackstetter says this new collaboration will focus on rural practices and help… Read more »

Committee approves proposal to allow voters to decide on sports gambling

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The Senate Local Government Committee approves a proposal that would allow the voters to decide on sports gambling in the state. Senator Bob Ewing says his joint resolution would bring a constitutional amendment to the voters. Ewing says they would also like to offer online sports wagering. The resolution was opposed… Read more »

Committee approves proposal to allow voters to decide on sports gambling

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The Senate Local Government Committee approves a proposal that would allow the voters to decide on sports gambling in the state. Senator Bob Ewing says his joint resolution would bring a constitutional amendment to the voters. Ewing says they would also like to offer online sports wagering. The resolution was opposed… Read more »

Avera officials looking at changes in health care

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While there may be consensus that health care is too expensive and needs reform, there is no agreement on how to do that. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says they are working to make changes. Ekeren says one of the cost drivers is the number of… Read more »

Avera officials looking at changes in health care

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While there may be consensus that health care is too expensive and needs reform, there is no agreement on how to do that. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says they are working to make changes. Ekeren says one of the cost drivers is the number of… Read more »

Aberdeen Central hosting Valentine Bistro Feb. 17-18

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Aberdeen Central will once again host a Valentine Bistro on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18 at the Thomas F. Kelly Theater. Susan Appl, Show Choir Director at Central, said this year’s show features some stellar talent. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 12. Admission includes the performances, plus a cupcake during… Read more »

Aberdeen Central hosting Valentine Bistro Feb. 17-18

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Aberdeen Central will once again host a Valentine Bistro on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18 at the Thomas F. Kelly Theater. Susan Appl, Show Choir Director at Central, said this year’s show features some stellar talent. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 12. Admission includes the performances, plus a cupcake during… Read more »

New Yankton water treatment plant ready to go

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The switches have been thrown and the pumps turned on. The new Yankton water treatment plant is online. Environmental Services Director Kyle Goodmanson says they have been running in test mode for several weeks. Goodmanson says they use a reverse osmosis process for the main filters which provides a number of… Read more »

New Yankton water treatment plant ready to go

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The switches have been thrown and the pumps turned on. The new Yankton water treatment plant is online. Environmental Services Director Kyle Goodmanson says they have been running in test mode for several weeks. Goodmanson says they use a reverse osmosis process for the main filters which provides a number of… Read more »

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House Minority Leader frustrated with some bills so far

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Sioux Falls Representative Jamie Smith, the House Minority Leader, makes it a point to mention something positive to reporters when legislative leaders meet with the press on the final day of the week during the Legislative session. Smith’s frustration with some of the bills heard so far is evident. Smith says… Read more »

House Minority Leader frustrated with some bills so far

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PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Sioux Falls Representative Jamie Smith, the House Minority Leader, makes it a point to mention something positive to reporters when legislative leaders meet with the press on the final day of the week during the Legislative session. Smith’s frustration with some of the bills heard so far is evident. Smith says… Read more »

Social issues bills garnering attention at legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – State Republican legislative leaders say social issue bills are far from the only proposed legislation getting attention this year at the State Capitol in Pierre. Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer admits those bills do grab headlines. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm agrees. Assistant House Majority Leader Arch Beal says a handful… Read more »

Social issues bills garnering attention at legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – State Republican legislative leaders say social issue bills are far from the only proposed legislation getting attention this year at the State Capitol in Pierre. Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer admits those bills do grab headlines. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm agrees. Assistant House Majority Leader Arch Beal says a handful… Read more »

Thune seeking summer interns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as summer interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students… Read more »

Thune seeking summer interns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as summer interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students… Read more »