News Category: Local News

Avera Health named one of nation’s 15 Top Health Systems

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera Health was this week named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson HealthTM (NYSE: IBM). The study spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. This year’s 15 Top… Read more »

Avera Health named one of nation’s 15 Top Health Systems

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera Health was this week named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson HealthTM (NYSE: IBM). The study spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. This year’s 15 Top… Read more »

Legislators to study special education this summer

CANTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators will again be studying the expansion and costs of special education this summer. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton is Vice-Chair of the committee and says it will be a wider study than last year’s. Bolin says the demand for special education has expanded quickly in the last 10… Read more »

Legislators to study special education this summer

CANTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators will again be studying the expansion and costs of special education this summer. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton is Vice-Chair of the committee and says it will be a wider study than last year’s. Bolin says the demand for special education has expanded quickly in the last 10… Read more »

Barr scheduled to appear in front of committees on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Hearings are scheduled in Congress this week in follow ups to the release of the Mueller Report. Attorney General William Barr was scheduled to appear in front of the committees, although there are some questions if he will show up. South Dakota Senator John Thune says its time to move on.… Read more »

Barr scheduled to appear in front of committees on Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Hearings are scheduled in Congress this week in follow ups to the release of the Mueller Report. Attorney General William Barr was scheduled to appear in front of the committees, although there are some questions if he will show up. South Dakota Senator John Thune says its time to move on.… Read more »

One killed in crash west of Arlington

ARLINGTON, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Arlington. Names of the deceased and the other person involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. A 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the vehicle crossed… Read more »

One killed in crash west of Arlington

ARLINGTON, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash that occurred west of Arlington. Names of the deceased and the other person involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. A 2017 Ford F-350 pickup was westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when the vehicle crossed… Read more »

Teen drivers have chance to win $20,000 through Lesson Learned

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Teenage drivers in South Dakota have through Tuesday (April 30) to take an online driving safety quiz to earn the chance to win $20,000. South Dakota Office of Highway Safety director Lee Axdahl says his office has again teamed up with the South Dakota Broadcasters Association for the “Lesson Learned”… Read more »

Teen drivers have chance to win $20,000 through Lesson Learned

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Teenage drivers in South Dakota have through Tuesday (April 30) to take an online driving safety quiz to earn the chance to win $20,000. South Dakota Office of Highway Safety director Lee Axdahl says his office has again teamed up with the South Dakota Broadcasters Association for the “Lesson Learned”… Read more »

Registration for summer Parks and Rec programs starts Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The first day to sign up for summer programs through the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is Tuesday, April 30. Gene Morsching Recreation Supertintendent, said there are a several options when it comes to signing up. Morsching said that signing up early helps individuals who have already have summer plans to… Read more »

Registration for summer Parks and Rec programs starts Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The first day to sign up for summer programs through the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is Tuesday, April 30. Gene Morsching Recreation Supertintendent, said there are a several options when it comes to signing up. Morsching said that signing up early helps individuals who have already have summer plans to… Read more »

Sales tax trends below projections

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Sales tax trends in South Dakota have fallen below projections for the first three months of the calendar year. Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says she doesn’t like to see that. Hunhoff says they are looking for another strong year for tourism. Hunhoff says they try take a longer view of… Read more »

Sales tax trends below projections

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Sales tax trends in South Dakota have fallen below projections for the first three months of the calendar year. Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says she doesn’t like to see that. Hunhoff says they are looking for another strong year for tourism. Hunhoff says they try take a longer view of… Read more »

Recent weather causes major damage to Sioux Valley Energy rural electric system

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Snow, wind, rain and ice caused extensive damage to the rural electric system of Sioux Valley Energy. Spokesperson Carrie Vugteveen says they have some preliminary estimates. Vugteveen says almost half of their customers were in the dark at some point. Vugteveen says permanent repairs will take some time. Vugteveen says crews… Read more »

Recent weather causes major damage to Sioux Valley Energy rural electric system

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Snow, wind, rain and ice caused extensive damage to the rural electric system of Sioux Valley Energy. Spokesperson Carrie Vugteveen says they have some preliminary estimates. Vugteveen says almost half of their customers were in the dark at some point. Vugteveen says permanent repairs will take some time. Vugteveen says crews… Read more »

Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce warns of email scam

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce has released the following information: “We have received a number of emails and/or calls alerting us of a suspicious email that is coming from the UPS Store #7030 regarding an incorrect address on a package coming from the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce. This… Read more »

Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce warns of email scam

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce has released the following information: “We have received a number of emails and/or calls alerting us of a suspicious email that is coming from the UPS Store #7030 regarding an incorrect address on a package coming from the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce. This… Read more »

Legislators question creation of community college in Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The creation of a community college in Sioux Falls was questioned by legislators on the Government Operations and Audit Committee this week. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring told the committee of the changes being made at the former University Center. Carmen Simone is the Executive Director of the new… Read more »

Legislators question creation of community college in Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The creation of a community college in Sioux Falls was questioned by legislators on the Government Operations and Audit Committee this week. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring told the committee of the changes being made at the former University Center. Carmen Simone is the Executive Director of the new… Read more »