News Category: Local News

DOT Rail Line Sale

The South Dakota Railroad Board has authorized the Department of Transportation to begin a process that could lead to the sale of state-owned rail lines. D.O.T. Secretary Darin Bergquist says selling the lines has always been part of the plan. Bergquist says state ownership may have slowed some potential investments. Bergquist says they could have… Read more »

DOT Rail Line Sale

The South Dakota Railroad Board has authorized the Department of Transportation to begin a process that could lead to the sale of state-owned rail lines. D.O.T. Secretary Darin Bergquist says selling the lines has always been part of the plan. Bergquist says state ownership may have slowed some potential investments. Bergquist says they could have… Read more »

SDSU Extension Specialist on Forage Challenges

WNAX (Sioux City IA): The cold and wet spring with record flooding in some parts of South Dakota has created some challenges for those trying to plant alfalfa and even get the first cutting completed. SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson says many producers were two weeks behind with their planting and then had… Read more »

SDSU Extension Specialist on Forage Challenges

WNAX (Sioux City IA): The cold and wet spring with record flooding in some parts of South Dakota has created some challenges for those trying to plant alfalfa and even get the first cutting completed. SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Tracey Erickson says many producers were two weeks behind with their planting and then had… Read more »

State Board approves Next Generation 911 contract with CenturyLink

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board has awarded a new contract to CenturyLink to provide Next Generation 911 services to the state. Board members approved the contract at its Friday meeting. The five-year contract, with a five-year renewal period, is worth $34 million during the 10-year period.  “The board has done excellent work… Read more »

State Board approves Next Generation 911 contract with CenturyLink

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board has awarded a new contract to CenturyLink to provide Next Generation 911 services to the state. Board members approved the contract at its Friday meeting. The five-year contract, with a five-year renewal period, is worth $34 million during the 10-year period.  “The board has done excellent work… Read more »

Farm Leader Says MFP Uncertainty with Possible World Challenge

WNAX (Sioux City, IA): The European Union, China and five other countries are criticizing President Trump’s Market Facilitation Program claiming it violates world trade rules. Specifically, the aid program could exceed the nation’s WTO subsidy commitments. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says he noticed problems with MFP since its inception. He says if… Read more »

Farm Leader Says MFP Uncertainty with Possible World Challenge

WNAX (Sioux City, IA): The European Union, China and five other countries are criticizing President Trump’s Market Facilitation Program claiming it violates world trade rules. Specifically, the aid program could exceed the nation’s WTO subsidy commitments. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says he noticed problems with MFP since its inception. He says if… Read more »

Sioux Falls will soon get a “Rage Room”

KELO News:  Sioux Falls will soon get South Dakota’s first ‘rage room’. Kari Black at Escapades on Western Avenue says its a room where people can smash things with hammers or bats to get their frustrations out: Black hopes to have the rage room open by the end of the summer. She also owns the… Read more »

Sioux Falls will soon get a “Rage Room”

KELO News:  Sioux Falls will soon get South Dakota’s first ‘rage room’. Kari Black at Escapades on Western Avenue says its a room where people can smash things with hammers or bats to get their frustrations out: Black hopes to have the rage room open by the end of the summer. She also owns the… Read more »

Water Hydrant Testing Monday

CITY OF ABERDEEN:  Beginning at approximately 8am on Monday, June 24, 2019, weather permitting, the Aberdeen Fire Department will begin flow-testing fire hydrants in the following area: From Railroad Avenue South to City Limits Between South Dakota & South Roosevelt Streets The fire department will be opening hydrants and residents will experience some water pressure… Read more »

Water Hydrant Testing Monday

CITY OF ABERDEEN:  Beginning at approximately 8am on Monday, June 24, 2019, weather permitting, the Aberdeen Fire Department will begin flow-testing fire hydrants in the following area: From Railroad Avenue South to City Limits Between South Dakota & South Roosevelt Streets The fire department will be opening hydrants and residents will experience some water pressure… Read more »

Major Rick Miller taking control of South Dakota Highway Patrol

DAKOTA RADIO GROUP (PIERRE, SD): South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller will be promoted to Colonel and will officially take the helm of the Patrol during a state Capitol Rotunda ceremony tomorrow (Fri.) morning. Miller takes over from Craig Price who is now the Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Miller… Read more »

Major Rick Miller taking control of South Dakota Highway Patrol

DAKOTA RADIO GROUP (PIERRE, SD): South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller will be promoted to Colonel and will officially take the helm of the Patrol during a state Capitol Rotunda ceremony tomorrow (Fri.) morning. Miller takes over from Craig Price who is now the Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Miller… Read more »

Sioux Falls Mayor welcomes Uber to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, on Thursday, took the first Uber ride in South Dakota. “We’re excited to welcome Uber to our market,” TenHaken enthused as he took off for the ride ‘live’ on his Facebook page.  South Dakota is the last state to get the ride-sharing service. Lyft has… Read more »

Sioux Falls Mayor welcomes Uber to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, on Thursday, took the first Uber ride in South Dakota. “We’re excited to welcome Uber to our market,” TenHaken enthused as he took off for the ride ‘live’ on his Facebook page.  South Dakota is the last state to get the ride-sharing service. Lyft has… Read more »

Health care workers in high demand

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Health care workers are in especially high demand in South Dakota. Avera Health Director of Human Services Kim Jensen says they need nurses at all levels.  Jensen says they also have openings for technical and medical specialists.   Jensen says physicians are also another high priority. Avera has over 9,000 employees… Read more »

Health care workers in high demand

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Health care workers are in especially high demand in South Dakota. Avera Health Director of Human Services Kim Jensen says they need nurses at all levels.  Jensen says they also have openings for technical and medical specialists.   Jensen says physicians are also another high priority. Avera has over 9,000 employees… Read more »

Another truck hits bridge in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – An 18 wheeler tried, but failed to pass under the notoriously low Pierre Railroad Viaduct Thursday morning. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says the incident happened just before 6 a.m. Walz says the truck was carrying pallets of bottled water. Walz says he’s seen many trucks meet their match under the… Read more »

Another truck hits bridge in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – An 18 wheeler tried, but failed to pass under the notoriously low Pierre Railroad Viaduct Thursday morning. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says the incident happened just before 6 a.m. Walz says the truck was carrying pallets of bottled water. Walz says he’s seen many trucks meet their match under the… Read more »