News Category: Local News

SDSU preparing for next big fundraising campaign

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota State University Foundation is preparing for their next big fundraising campaign. Foundation President Steve Erpanbach says they are still outlining the goals for the drive.   Their last major drive raised over $255 million dollars. Erpanbach says scholarships are critically needed. Erpanbach says it will be another national… Read more »

SDSU preparing for next big fundraising campaign

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota State University Foundation is preparing for their next big fundraising campaign. Foundation President Steve Erpanbach says they are still outlining the goals for the drive.   Their last major drive raised over $255 million dollars. Erpanbach says scholarships are critically needed. Erpanbach says it will be another national… Read more »

Chamber accepting requests for proposals for rebranding

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting requests for proposals (RFPs) from interested parties for rebranding of the logo and slogan for the Aberdeen community. For more information or to receive the RFP form, contact Lisa Anderson at the Chamber by emailing lisa@aberdeen-chamber.com or contacting the Chamber at (605)… Read more »

Chamber accepting requests for proposals for rebranding

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting requests for proposals (RFPs) from interested parties for rebranding of the logo and slogan for the Aberdeen community. For more information or to receive the RFP form, contact Lisa Anderson at the Chamber by emailing lisa@aberdeen-chamber.com or contacting the Chamber at (605)… Read more »

Prison inmates raising money, awareness for Native American women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Prisoners at the South Dakota State Penitentiary are trying to raise money and awareness about Native American women who are crime victims. The non-profit organization ‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’ says Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violence than any other demographic. The inmates made… Read more »

Prison inmates raising money, awareness for Native American women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Prisoners at the South Dakota State Penitentiary are trying to raise money and awareness about Native American women who are crime victims. The non-profit organization ‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’ says Native American women are more than twice as likely to experience violence than any other demographic. The inmates made… Read more »

National TV show to feature missing South Dakota girl

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Tomorrow’s (Jan. 22) episode of IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH on Investigation Discovery will feature a segment on a missing South Dakota girl. Serenity Dennard ran away from the Black Hills Children’s Home near Rockerville nearly one year ago (Feb. 3, 2019). At the time, Serenity was 9 years old,… Read more »

National TV show to feature missing South Dakota girl

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Tomorrow’s (Jan. 22) episode of IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH on Investigation Discovery will feature a segment on a missing South Dakota girl. Serenity Dennard ran away from the Black Hills Children’s Home near Rockerville nearly one year ago (Feb. 3, 2019). At the time, Serenity was 9 years old,… Read more »

Free Skate Day Friday at city ice rinks

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is having their Free Skate Day on Friday, Jan. 24 at the city ice rinks. On this day at the Lincoln and Manor outdoor ice rinks, skate rentals will be free of charge and as an extra bonus they will be serving free… Read more »

Free Skate Day Friday at city ice rinks

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is having their Free Skate Day on Friday, Jan. 24 at the city ice rinks. On this day at the Lincoln and Manor outdoor ice rinks, skate rentals will be free of charge and as an extra bonus they will be serving free… Read more »

Six pets die in Sioux Falls fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – No one was injured, but six pets died in a fire at a mobile home in Sioux Falls. Fire officials say the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived Monday afternoon. Residents of the home evacuated before firefighters arrived. The Argus Leader says crews had the fire under control within… Read more »

Six pets die in Sioux Falls fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – No one was injured, but six pets died in a fire at a mobile home in Sioux Falls. Fire officials say the home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived Monday afternoon. Residents of the home evacuated before firefighters arrived. The Argus Leader says crews had the fire under control within… Read more »

Winds to cause issues along I-29 corridor

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement advising people of very strong winds that will be blowing over northeastern South Dakota today. Marshall, Roberts, Day, Grant, Deuel and Clark counties are included. Forecaster Ryan Vipond talked about the conditions. They’re already been seeing powerful winds over the Prairie Coteau region… Read more »

Winds to cause issues along I-29 corridor

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement advising people of very strong winds that will be blowing over northeastern South Dakota today. Marshall, Roberts, Day, Grant, Deuel and Clark counties are included. Forecaster Ryan Vipond talked about the conditions. They’re already been seeing powerful winds over the Prairie Coteau region… Read more »

Train briefly derails in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown police say a train derailment in the city blocked a rail crossing for a period of time Monday night. Sergeant Trevor Barthel says the derailment happened just before 6 p.m. in the 500-block of 4th Avenue Southwest. A train with a plow mounted on the front engine was traveling southbound on… Read more »

Train briefly derails in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown police say a train derailment in the city blocked a rail crossing for a period of time Monday night. Sergeant Trevor Barthel says the derailment happened just before 6 p.m. in the 500-block of 4th Avenue Southwest. A train with a plow mounted on the front engine was traveling southbound on… Read more »

Big Stone City Senator introduces ‘preemptive legislation’ bill

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Big Stone City Senator John Wiik has introduced a bill he’s calling, “preemptive legislation.” Senate Bill 54 would prevent local government entities in South Dakota from banning plastic bags and plastic straws—a move that has been made in other areas of the country. Wiik explains why he became involved in authoring… Read more »

Big Stone City Senator introduces ‘preemptive legislation’ bill

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Big Stone City Senator John Wiik has introduced a bill he’s calling, “preemptive legislation.” Senate Bill 54 would prevent local government entities in South Dakota from banning plastic bags and plastic straws—a move that has been made in other areas of the country. Wiik explains why he became involved in authoring… Read more »

Governor’s first year dominated by natural disasters

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says her first year in office was dominated by an assortment of natural disasters. The state had flooding, tornadoes and snowstorms that caused damage across a wide area last year. Noem says she thinks she had a pretty typical first year. Noem says there were some… Read more »

Governor’s first year dominated by natural disasters

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says her first year in office was dominated by an assortment of natural disasters. The state had flooding, tornadoes and snowstorms that caused damage across a wide area last year. Noem says she thinks she had a pretty typical first year. Noem says there were some… Read more »