News Category: Local News

Summer hours for Public Works Department start Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Effective May 6, 2019, Aberdeen City Public Works Department will start summer hours. The department will start work at 7 AM and complete their workday at 4 PM. This change affects Utility, Street, Traffic Control and Solid Waste Divisions. City garbage customers are reminded that the Public Works Department hour… Read more »

Summer hours for Public Works Department start Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Effective May 6, 2019, Aberdeen City Public Works Department will start summer hours. The department will start work at 7 AM and complete their workday at 4 PM. This change affects Utility, Street, Traffic Control and Solid Waste Divisions. City garbage customers are reminded that the Public Works Department hour… Read more »

Man serving prison term for Walworth County killing to be paroled

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A man who served more than two decades in prison for raping and killing an 18-year-old South Dakota woman in 1980 will soon be free. The South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles on April 17 approved the release of Nicholas Scherr, 54, once a parole plan is ready in the… Read more »

Man serving prison term for Walworth County killing to be paroled

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — A man who served more than two decades in prison for raping and killing an 18-year-old South Dakota woman in 1980 will soon be free. The South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles on April 17 approved the release of Nicholas Scherr, 54, once a parole plan is ready in the… Read more »

Congress unable to reach agreement on expanded disaster funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Congress left Washington this week without an agreement on expanded disaster funding. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says there were more negotiations. The hang up is between extra funding for Puerto Rico and the Midwest. Rounds says the argument won’t impact what FEMA is doing. Rounds says since the final damage… Read more »

Congress unable to reach agreement on expanded disaster funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Congress left Washington this week without an agreement on expanded disaster funding. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says there were more negotiations. The hang up is between extra funding for Puerto Rico and the Midwest. Rounds says the argument won’t impact what FEMA is doing. Rounds says since the final damage… Read more »

Inmates participate in job fair

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) — About 150 inmates at South Dakota’s prison in Springfield took the opportunity to prepare for life after prison at a job fair this week. Ernesto DiFabio was among the men who met with roughly 20 employers at Mike Durfee State Prison on April 29, the Argus Leader reported. DiFabio, who graduated… Read more »

Inmates participate in job fair

SPRINGFIELD, S.D. (AP) — About 150 inmates at South Dakota’s prison in Springfield took the opportunity to prepare for life after prison at a job fair this week. Ernesto DiFabio was among the men who met with roughly 20 employers at Mike Durfee State Prison on April 29, the Argus Leader reported. DiFabio, who graduated… Read more »

Gov. Noem not welcome on Pine Ridge Reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe has told South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem she’s not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country after she led efforts to pass a state law targeting demonstrations such as those in neighboring North Dakota that plagued the Dakota Access oil pipeline. “I am… Read more »

Gov. Noem not welcome on Pine Ridge Reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe has told South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem she’s not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country after she led efforts to pass a state law targeting demonstrations such as those in neighboring North Dakota that plagued the Dakota Access oil pipeline. “I am… Read more »

Interim study committee to look at municipalities

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The South Dakota Legislature has established an interim study committee evaluate the legal right of a municipality to provide electricity to areas annexed into the municipality. The interim committee comes as the result of a bill (SB66) introduced by the state’s rural electric cooperatives during the 2019 legislative session that… Read more »

Interim study committee to look at municipalities

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The South Dakota Legislature has established an interim study committee evaluate the legal right of a municipality to provide electricity to areas annexed into the municipality. The interim committee comes as the result of a bill (SB66) introduced by the state’s rural electric cooperatives during the 2019 legislative session that… Read more »

PC President provides details of school year during Chamber Luncheon

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Presentation College President Maggie Huber used a seasonal analogy as she talked about the school during the monthly Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Affairs Luncheon on Thursday. Huber began with autumn, when the school year kicks off. The school has 700 total students: 412 in Aberdeen, 49 on its Fairmont,… Read more »

PC President provides details of school year during Chamber Luncheon

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Presentation College President Maggie Huber used a seasonal analogy as she talked about the school during the monthly Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Affairs Luncheon on Thursday. Huber began with autumn, when the school year kicks off. The school has 700 total students: 412 in Aberdeen, 49 on its Fairmont,… Read more »

Menno School District receives $225,000 workforce development grant

MENNO, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Department of Labor has awarded over one million dollars to schools in workforce development grants. The Menno School District will get $225,000 for a new Ag Learning Lab. Superintendent Charlene Crosswait says they applied for the maximum grant. Crosswait says they plan an extensive, hands on learning program.… Read more »

Menno School District receives $225,000 workforce development grant

MENNO, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Department of Labor has awarded over one million dollars to schools in workforce development grants. The Menno School District will get $225,000 for a new Ag Learning Lab. Superintendent Charlene Crosswait says they applied for the maximum grant. Crosswait says they plan an extensive, hands on learning program.… Read more »

State employees to see some changes in health insurance

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota state employees will see some changes in their health insurance plan. Eric Olilla, Executive Director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, says emails went out from the Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) in the last couple of weeks. Olilla says the change can set some employees back. Olilla… Read more »

State employees to see some changes in health insurance

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota state employees will see some changes in their health insurance plan. Eric Olilla, Executive Director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, says emails went out from the Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) in the last couple of weeks. Olilla says the change can set some employees back. Olilla… Read more »

National Guard promotes Oster to rank of Brigadier General

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Press Release) – The South Dakota Army National Guard promoted Michael Oster, of Rapid City, to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid, April 30. With the promotion will come a new duty assignment as the assistant adjutant general of the South Dakota Army… Read more »

National Guard promotes Oster to rank of Brigadier General

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Press Release) – The South Dakota Army National Guard promoted Michael Oster, of Rapid City, to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Rapid, April 30. With the promotion will come a new duty assignment as the assistant adjutant general of the South Dakota Army… Read more »