News Category: Local News

Valley Springs man identified in crash west of Howard

HOWARD, S.D. (Press Release) – A Valley Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a two-vehicle crash west of Howard. A 2019 Kenworth W900 truck, pulling a grain trailer, was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 near the intersection of South Dakota Highway 25. It was struck by… Read more »

Valley Springs man identified in crash west of Howard

HOWARD, S.D. (Press Release) – A Valley Springs, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a two-vehicle crash west of Howard. A 2019 Kenworth W900 truck, pulling a grain trailer, was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 near the intersection of South Dakota Highway 25. It was struck by… Read more »

Sisseton woman identified in fatal crash south of Browns Valley

BROWNS VALLEY, S.D. (Press Release) – A Sisseton, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley. A 2012 Toyota RAV4 was southbound on Valley Avenue traveling around a curve when it drifted across the center and collided head-on with a northbound 2000 Kenworth… Read more »

Sisseton woman identified in fatal crash south of Browns Valley

BROWNS VALLEY, S.D. (Press Release) – A Sisseton, S.D., woman has been identified as the person who died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley. A 2012 Toyota RAV4 was southbound on Valley Avenue traveling around a curve when it drifted across the center and collided head-on with a northbound 2000 Kenworth… Read more »

Task force to oversee Department of Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Following a report on student standardized test scores, members of the Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature voted to set up a special task force to oversee the Department of Education. Senator Jack Kolbeck of Sioux Falls outlined what the subcommittee should investigate. Kolbeck says they… Read more »

Task force to oversee Department of Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Following a report on student standardized test scores, members of the Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature voted to set up a special task force to oversee the Department of Education. Senator Jack Kolbeck of Sioux Falls outlined what the subcommittee should investigate. Kolbeck says they… Read more »

Noem remains opposed to hemp legislation

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published an interim final rule formalizing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, but growing the crop isn’t likely to be legal in South Dakota any time soon. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says her staff has been looking through the 150+ pages of information… Read more »

Noem remains opposed to hemp legislation

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published an interim final rule formalizing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, but growing the crop isn’t likely to be legal in South Dakota any time soon. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says her staff has been looking through the 150+ pages of information… Read more »

Special Olympics bowling tourney in Aberdeen this weekend

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Approximately 500 athletes will be competing in the annual Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament at the Village Bowl this weekend. Those athletes will be accompanied by about 200 coaches, according to Melanie Frosch, Vice President of Sports and Competition for Special Olympics. The tourney is an annual fixture in the Hub… Read more »

Special Olympics bowling tourney in Aberdeen this weekend

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Approximately 500 athletes will be competing in the annual Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament at the Village Bowl this weekend. Those athletes will be accompanied by about 200 coaches, according to Melanie Frosch, Vice President of Sports and Competition for Special Olympics. The tourney is an annual fixture in the Hub… Read more »

Law would allow truck platoons

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Longer lines of truck traffic may soon be traveling interstate highways in South Dakota. A law passed by the legislature this year would allow “truck platoons.” Karla Engle, an attorney with the Department of Transportation explained the concept to the Rules Review Committee. Engle says the truck convoys move as one… Read more »

Law would allow truck platoons

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Longer lines of truck traffic may soon be traveling interstate highways in South Dakota. A law passed by the legislature this year would allow “truck platoons.” Karla Engle, an attorney with the Department of Transportation explained the concept to the Rules Review Committee. Engle says the truck convoys move as one… Read more »

Farmers who got crops planted seeing better yields than expected

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Many Northern Plains farmers who were able to get a crop planted this spring are seeing better corn and soybean yields than expected. That’s according to Pioneer Agronomist Curt Hoffbeck, and he says that’s even true with late seeded crops. He says the worst area for flooding and excessive moisture in… Read more »

Farmers who got crops planted seeing better yields than expected

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Many Northern Plains farmers who were able to get a crop planted this spring are seeing better corn and soybean yields than expected. That’s according to Pioneer Agronomist Curt Hoffbeck, and he says that’s even true with late seeded crops. He says the worst area for flooding and excessive moisture in… Read more »

Farmers taking advantage of conservation programs

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Many South Dakota producers have been dealing with very challenging weather conditions this year from planting to harvest. Many have been enrolling in various conservation programs. NRCS State Conservationist for South Dakota Jeff (zim-pritch) Zimprich says they’ve had large signups in several of their programs. He says a lot of farmers… Read more »

Farmers taking advantage of conservation programs

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Many South Dakota producers have been dealing with very challenging weather conditions this year from planting to harvest. Many have been enrolling in various conservation programs. NRCS State Conservationist for South Dakota Jeff (zim-pritch) Zimprich says they’ve had large signups in several of their programs. He says a lot of farmers… Read more »

Leaders getting updates on cyber security changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says they have been getting briefings about changes and upgrades to cyber security. He says changes have been made to allow more offensive use of cyber powers. Rounds says it allows the military to cut off attacks before they happen. Rounds says there is no evidence… Read more »

Leaders getting updates on cyber security changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says they have been getting briefings about changes and upgrades to cyber security. He says changes have been made to allow more offensive use of cyber powers. Rounds says it allows the military to cut off attacks before they happen. Rounds says there is no evidence… Read more »

Rhines executed Monday evening

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Convicted killer Charles Rhines was executed by lethal injection at the South Dakota State Penitentiary Monday night at 7:39 p.m. That followed hours of delay waiting on the final appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rhines was convicted for the 1992 murder of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer of Rapid City. Following… Read more »

Rhines executed Monday evening

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Convicted killer Charles Rhines was executed by lethal injection at the South Dakota State Penitentiary Monday night at 7:39 p.m. That followed hours of delay waiting on the final appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rhines was convicted for the 1992 murder of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer of Rapid City. Following… Read more »