News Category: Local News

Flags to be half-staff in honor of former legislator Christenson

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Saturday, Feb 8, 2020, to honor the life of Bernie Christenson, a former state leader and legislator. Christenson was a dedicated public servant, serving 20 years in… Read more »

Flags to be half-staff in honor of former legislator Christenson

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem has ordered flags at the South Dakota State Capitol to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Saturday, Feb 8, 2020, to honor the life of Bernie Christenson, a former state leader and legislator. Christenson was a dedicated public servant, serving 20 years in… Read more »

Charges against Aberdeen businessman dismissed

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Criminal charges of burglary and forgery against Aberdeen businessman Travis C. Kiefer have been dismissed. Kiefer, 32, was accused of entering an apartment that he owned that was rented to another person, and also of altering a mortgage document to make it look like it was filed by the Register of… Read more »

Charges against Aberdeen businessman dismissed

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Criminal charges of burglary and forgery against Aberdeen businessman Travis C. Kiefer have been dismissed. Kiefer, 32, was accused of entering an apartment that he owned that was rented to another person, and also of altering a mortgage document to make it look like it was filed by the Register of… Read more »

Man sentenced to 38 years for fatal shooting at Sioux Falls wedding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The man who fired fatal gunshots at a wedding celebration in a Sioux Falls park has been sentenced to 38 years in prison. Abraham Garnawu Darsaw earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Moses Cole, who was shot at Falls Park in August 2018. Another man also… Read more »

Man sentenced to 38 years for fatal shooting at Sioux Falls wedding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The man who fired fatal gunshots at a wedding celebration in a Sioux Falls park has been sentenced to 38 years in prison. Abraham Garnawu Darsaw earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 25-year-old Moses Cole, who was shot at Falls Park in August 2018. Another man also… Read more »

Corps expanding flood storage capacity

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is stepping up the pace of expanding flood storage capacity on the big reservoirs on the Missouri River. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Office for the Corps in Omaha, says last year was challenging. Remus says they reached their winter storage targets.… Read more »

Corps expanding flood storage capacity

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is stepping up the pace of expanding flood storage capacity on the big reservoirs on the Missouri River. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Office for the Corps in Omaha, says last year was challenging. Remus says they reached their winter storage targets.… Read more »

Expanding economy comes with continuing risks

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – While the economy in the Mid America region is expanding, there are continuing risks. Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group, says most businesses can’t find the workers they need. Goss says the recent trade deals will help regional businesses. Goss says presidential politics may also have a negative… Read more »

Expanding economy comes with continuing risks

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – While the economy in the Mid America region is expanding, there are continuing risks. Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group, says most businesses can’t find the workers they need. Goss says the recent trade deals will help regional businesses. Goss says presidential politics may also have a negative… Read more »

Rapid City law enforcement receives grant to reduce jail population

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — Rapid City law enforcement announced another major grant award from a foundation dedicated to reducing local jail populations around the country. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announced that another $1.2 million dollars was awarded by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation. Their Safety and Justice Challenge funding has… Read more »

Rapid City law enforcement receives grant to reduce jail population

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — Rapid City law enforcement announced another major grant award from a foundation dedicated to reducing local jail populations around the country. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announced that another $1.2 million dollars was awarded by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation. Their Safety and Justice Challenge funding has… Read more »

American Lung Association gives state has failing grades on tobacco

PIERRE, S.D. (KMIT) – The American Lung Association recently released the 18th annual State of Tobacco Control report. The report found that South Dakota had mostly failing grades on its efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use. Pat McKone is with the American Lung Association. She says vaping and e-cigarettes impacted this year’s study results.… Read more »

American Lung Association gives state has failing grades on tobacco

PIERRE, S.D. (KMIT) – The American Lung Association recently released the 18th annual State of Tobacco Control report. The report found that South Dakota had mostly failing grades on its efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use. Pat McKone is with the American Lung Association. She says vaping and e-cigarettes impacted this year’s study results.… Read more »

Great Plains Outdoorsmen Banquet Feb. 13

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The 1oth Annual Great Plains Outdoorsmen Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Ramkota. Scott Eisenbeisz, Chairman of GPO, talked about this year’s event. He said more than 100 guns will be given away at the banquet. GPO serves an area within about a 100-mile radius of Aberdeen. Eisenbeisz… Read more »

Great Plains Outdoorsmen Banquet Feb. 13

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The 1oth Annual Great Plains Outdoorsmen Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Ramkota. Scott Eisenbeisz, Chairman of GPO, talked about this year’s event. He said more than 100 guns will be given away at the banquet. GPO serves an area within about a 100-mile radius of Aberdeen. Eisenbeisz… Read more »

Farm Bureau tracking three bills in legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Farm Bureau is tracking three bills in the state legislature. Farm Bureau Lobbyist Mike Held says one is a feed hauling measure that calls for an adjustment of height in what may be hauled. He says that passed out of a House Committee and is due on the… Read more »

Farm Bureau tracking three bills in legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Farm Bureau is tracking three bills in the state legislature. Farm Bureau Lobbyist Mike Held says one is a feed hauling measure that calls for an adjustment of height in what may be hauled. He says that passed out of a House Committee and is due on the… Read more »

Yankton County Commission passes local control resolution

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Yankton County Commission this week passed a resolution of support for local control. It was sponsored by Commissioner Dan Klimisch. Commissioner Don Kettering says sometimes cooperation can be more important. Klimisch says the resolution isn’t targeted at any specific issue. Governor Kristi Noem is backing a bill in the legislature… Read more »

Yankton County Commission passes local control resolution

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Yankton County Commission this week passed a resolution of support for local control. It was sponsored by Commissioner Dan Klimisch. Commissioner Don Kettering says sometimes cooperation can be more important. Klimisch says the resolution isn’t targeted at any specific issue. Governor Kristi Noem is backing a bill in the legislature… Read more »