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Northwestern North Dakota could see a touch of winter

BISMARCK, N.D. (KWAT) — It’s only the beginning of fall, but northwestern North Dakota could see a touch of winter this weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Janine Vining says a fairly large weather system is on its way – and that will start cooling things off. She says as the system moves closer to the… Read more »

Northwestern North Dakota could see a touch of winter

BISMARCK, N.D. (KWAT) — It’s only the beginning of fall, but northwestern North Dakota could see a touch of winter this weekend. National Weather Service meteorologist Janine Vining says a fairly large weather system is on its way – and that will start cooling things off. She says as the system moves closer to the… Read more »

Thune addresses military needs on Senate floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Democratic Senators last week blocked passage of an appropriations bill that included almost seven hundred billion dollars in defense spending for fiscal year 2020. South Dakota Senator John Thune addressed the military’s needs in a Senate floor speech.  Thune says defense technology is constantly evolving. Thune says the military budget shouldn’t… Read more »

Thune addresses military needs on Senate floor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Democratic Senators last week blocked passage of an appropriations bill that included almost seven hundred billion dollars in defense spending for fiscal year 2020. South Dakota Senator John Thune addressed the military’s needs in a Senate floor speech.  Thune says defense technology is constantly evolving. Thune says the military budget shouldn’t… Read more »

County commissioners meet to discuss issues

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Many counties in South Dakota share the same issue, more road and bridge repairs than they can afford to fix. County Commissioners met in Pierre last week and Yankton County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch says many counties have serious issues. Klimisch says the commissioners passed a resolution asking the legislature for… Read more »

County commissioners meet to discuss issues

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Many counties in South Dakota share the same issue, more road and bridge repairs than they can afford to fix. County Commissioners met in Pierre last week and Yankton County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch says many counties have serious issues. Klimisch says the commissioners passed a resolution asking the legislature for… Read more »

South Dakota part of prescription drug lawsuit

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Perdue Pharma, the company that made billions of dollars selling the prescription drug OxyContin filed for bankruptcy after reaching a settlement with some of the states suing for damages. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says the state is part of the lawsuit. Ravnsborg says the lawsuit and bankruptcy is the… Read more »

South Dakota part of prescription drug lawsuit

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Perdue Pharma, the company that made billions of dollars selling the prescription drug OxyContin filed for bankruptcy after reaching a settlement with some of the states suing for damages. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says the state is part of the lawsuit. Ravnsborg says the lawsuit and bankruptcy is the… Read more »

Jackley accepts job as Jones County States Attorney

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – A former South Dakota U.S. Attorney and Attorney General is back in public service– at least temporarily. Marty Jackley has accepted the job as the States Attorney for Jones County, based in Murdo. Jackley has a private practice office in Pierre and says the Jones County position is part-time. Jackley… Read more »

Jackley accepts job as Jones County States Attorney

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – A former South Dakota U.S. Attorney and Attorney General is back in public service– at least temporarily. Marty Jackley has accepted the job as the States Attorney for Jones County, based in Murdo. Jackley has a private practice office in Pierre and says the Jones County position is part-time. Jackley… Read more »

Senator agrees that special session for flooding not needed right now

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said last week that a special session of the legislature for storm and flood damage was not necessary right now. She described damages from floods and storms this year as some of the worst natural disasters the state has seen. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says… Read more »

Senator agrees that special session for flooding not needed right now

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said last week that a special session of the legislature for storm and flood damage was not necessary right now. She described damages from floods and storms this year as some of the worst natural disasters the state has seen. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says… Read more »

Dell Rapids School District installing vaping sensors in bathrooms

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KELO.com) — The Dell Rapids School District is installing vaping sensors in school bathrooms. Some kids don’t like it. Superintendent Summer Shultz says some newly installed soap dispensers at a school were vandalized because the students thought they concealed vaping sensors. Shultz says the school district is trying to be above board… Read more »

Dell Rapids School District installing vaping sensors in bathrooms

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KELO.com) — The Dell Rapids School District is installing vaping sensors in school bathrooms. Some kids don’t like it. Superintendent Summer Shultz says some newly installed soap dispensers at a school were vandalized because the students thought they concealed vaping sensors. Shultz says the school district is trying to be above board… Read more »

Avera Human Performance Center open house Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) — The Avera Human Performance Center, 815 First Ave. S.E., will celebrate the completion of Phase 2 of its development with an open house September 26. The Avera Human Performance Center is a fully integrated fitness facility that helps all individuals improve their strength, endurance, or recover from injuries. The programs… Read more »

Avera Human Performance Center open house Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) — The Avera Human Performance Center, 815 First Ave. S.E., will celebrate the completion of Phase 2 of its development with an open house September 26. The Avera Human Performance Center is a fully integrated fitness facility that helps all individuals improve their strength, endurance, or recover from injuries. The programs… Read more »

Deadline to register for Gypsy Day Parade Friday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The deadline to register for the 105th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade is 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Individuals and groups interested in entering the parade may register via the online form. Registration cost is $25. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, with a start time of… Read more »

Deadline to register for Gypsy Day Parade Friday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The deadline to register for the 105th annual Northern State University Gypsy Day Parade is 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Individuals and groups interested in entering the parade may register via the online form. Registration cost is $25. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, with a start time of… Read more »

DSS awards $1 million for primary and prenatal care

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that the Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded $1 million of innovation grants to improve primary and prenatal care for women in the Medicaid program. Noem’s budget included $1 million in funding available up to three years. Providers receiving awards of $333,000 are Native… Read more »

DSS awards $1 million for primary and prenatal care

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today announced that the Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded $1 million of innovation grants to improve primary and prenatal care for women in the Medicaid program. Noem’s budget included $1 million in funding available up to three years. Providers receiving awards of $333,000 are Native… Read more »