News Category: Local News

DeSautel resigning as Secretary of Social Services

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem has accepted the resignation of Secretary of Social Services Greg DeSautel. The resignation will be effective May 22. “I’m grateful for Greg’s service and the perspectives he brought from the private sector to the Department of Social Services,” said Noem. “I wish him the best in his… Read more »

DeSautel resigning as Secretary of Social Services

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem has accepted the resignation of Secretary of Social Services Greg DeSautel. The resignation will be effective May 22. “I’m grateful for Greg’s service and the perspectives he brought from the private sector to the Department of Social Services,” said Noem. “I wish him the best in his… Read more »

Michigan man identified in fatal crash west of Arlington

ARLINGTON, S.D. (Press Release) – An Auburn Hills, Mich. man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Arlington. A 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the vehicle crossed the center line and hit head-on an eastbound 2016 Chevrolet Express… Read more »

Michigan man identified in fatal crash west of Arlington

ARLINGTON, S.D. (Press Release) – An Auburn Hills, Mich. man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Arlington. A 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the vehicle crossed the center line and hit head-on an eastbound 2016 Chevrolet Express… Read more »

Road construction taking place on Highway 281 from Aberdeen to Mellette

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun asphalt concrete work on Highway 281 from north of Aberdeen to Mellette. The project includes cold milling of asphalt concrete, concrete pavement repair and asphalt paving operations. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction and controlled with… Read more »

Road construction taking place on Highway 281 from Aberdeen to Mellette

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun asphalt concrete work on Highway 281 from north of Aberdeen to Mellette. The project includes cold milling of asphalt concrete, concrete pavement repair and asphalt paving operations. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction and controlled with… Read more »

Storm spotter classes taking place across the region

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Despite the cool rainy weather, we could see a change to warmer, stormy weather in the next few weeks. Peter Rogers, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has been holding storm spotter classes across the region. Rogers, who made his presentation in Yankton Wednesday night,… Read more »

Storm spotter classes taking place across the region

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Despite the cool rainy weather, we could see a change to warmer, stormy weather in the next few weeks. Peter Rogers, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has been holding storm spotter classes across the region. Rogers, who made his presentation in Yankton Wednesday night,… Read more »

Borglum accuses Johnson of intimidation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — A Republican state lawmaker has accused Dusty Johnson of trying to intimidate her out of a rumored primary challenge against Senator Mike Rounds. State Representative Scyller Borglum in Rapid City says she was stunned by Johnson’s threats during a recent meeting in Rapid City. Borglum claims Congressman Johnson pressured her by… Read more »

Borglum accuses Johnson of intimidation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — A Republican state lawmaker has accused Dusty Johnson of trying to intimidate her out of a rumored primary challenge against Senator Mike Rounds. State Representative Scyller Borglum in Rapid City says she was stunned by Johnson’s threats during a recent meeting in Rapid City. Borglum claims Congressman Johnson pressured her by… Read more »

South Dakota Democratic Party leader leaving for national position

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Executive Director of the South Dakota Democratic Party is leaving for a position with the national party. Sam Parkinson says he will be the Western Regional Representative of the Association of State Democratic Committees. Parkinson says he will be ranging over a wide area of the western part of the… Read more »

South Dakota Democratic Party leader leaving for national position

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Executive Director of the South Dakota Democratic Party is leaving for a position with the national party. Sam Parkinson says he will be the Western Regional Representative of the Association of State Democratic Committees. Parkinson says he will be ranging over a wide area of the western part of the… Read more »

Blood drives taking place throughout May

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A series of blood drives, including several in the Aberdeen area, are scheduled this month by Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services). Those drives will get started today with one from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Primrose Retirement Community, 815 N. Second St. Others are scheduled for Doland on Friday, Miller… Read more »

Blood drives taking place throughout May

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A series of blood drives, including several in the Aberdeen area, are scheduled this month by Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services). Those drives will get started today with one from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Primrose Retirement Community, 815 N. Second St. Others are scheduled for Doland on Friday, Miller… Read more »

Nursing home at Human Services Center to be part of mental health study

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A major legislative study of mental health services and access in South Dakota has been split into several sub-committees. One dealing with the nursing home at the Human Services Center will be chaired by Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton. She says the nursing home is a labor intensive part of the… Read more »

Nursing home at Human Services Center to be part of mental health study

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A major legislative study of mental health services and access in South Dakota has been split into several sub-committees. One dealing with the nursing home at the Human Services Center will be chaired by Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton. She says the nursing home is a labor intensive part of the… Read more »

South Dakota ranks third lowest for dollar-for-dollar tax burden

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Press Release) — South Dakota ranks #3 for lowest dollar-for-dollar tax burden ($2,112) and #5 for effective tax rate (5.18%) in HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ study. To calculate the rankings, HireAHelper surveyed mean wage data, state income taxes, sales taxes (state/local), and property taxes to estimate the ‘true’ tax burden for a typical… Read more »

South Dakota ranks third lowest for dollar-for-dollar tax burden

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (Press Release) — South Dakota ranks #3 for lowest dollar-for-dollar tax burden ($2,112) and #5 for effective tax rate (5.18%) in HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ study. To calculate the rankings, HireAHelper surveyed mean wage data, state income taxes, sales taxes (state/local), and property taxes to estimate the ‘true’ tax burden for a typical… Read more »

National poll shows impact of rural economy on farmers’ mental health

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – A strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say financial issues, farm or business problems and fear of losing the farm impact farmers’ mental health, according to a new national Morning Consult research poll. Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation in recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the poll… Read more »

National poll shows impact of rural economy on farmers’ mental health

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – A strong majority of farmers and farmworkers say financial issues, farm or business problems and fear of losing the farm impact farmers’ mental health, according to a new national Morning Consult research poll. Sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation in recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the poll… Read more »