News Category: Local News

Governor declares Sept. 23 Falling Prevention Awareness Day

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – Falling is not a normal part of growing older. Falls cost our Nation an estimated $95,000 per minute in 2015, totaling $50 billion. Factors that increase fall risk are well known and strategies to prevent falls are well documented. Despite this knowledge, South Dakota was ranked fifth in the nation… Read more »

Governor declares Sept. 23 Falling Prevention Awareness Day

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – Falling is not a normal part of growing older. Falls cost our Nation an estimated $95,000 per minute in 2015, totaling $50 billion. Factors that increase fall risk are well known and strategies to prevent falls are well documented. Despite this knowledge, South Dakota was ranked fifth in the nation… Read more »

One killed, another injured in four-wheeler accident west of Edgemont

EDGEMONT, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Edgemont. Names of the two males involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2017 Polaris RZR four-wheeler was southbound on Coffee Flats… Read more »

One killed, another injured in four-wheeler accident west of Edgemont

EDGEMONT, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was injured Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash west of Edgemont. Names of the two males involved are not being released at this time pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2017 Polaris RZR four-wheeler was southbound on Coffee Flats… Read more »

City to spray for mosquitoes Thursday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city wide ground spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, Sept. 19 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. The adulticiding equipment is noisy and travels at 10 mph.  The mosquito control trucks are identified and travel with a flashing yellow light. To… Read more »

City to spray for mosquitoes Thursday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city wide ground spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, Sept. 19 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. The adulticiding equipment is noisy and travels at 10 mph.  The mosquito control trucks are identified and travel with a flashing yellow light. To… Read more »

Woonsocket juveniles identified in fatal crash

WOONSOCKET, S.D. (Press Release) – Three Woonsocket juveniles now officially have been identified as the people who died Saturday night in a three-vehicle crash east of Woonsocket. A 2000 Oldsmobile Alero was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 preparing to turn north onto South Dakota Highway 37. The vehicle collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer… Read more »

Woonsocket juveniles identified in fatal crash

WOONSOCKET, S.D. (Press Release) – Three Woonsocket juveniles now officially have been identified as the people who died Saturday night in a three-vehicle crash east of Woonsocket. A 2000 Oldsmobile Alero was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 preparing to turn north onto South Dakota Highway 37. The vehicle collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer… Read more »

Residents reminded about sump pump discharge

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen Public Works Department is reminding businesses and home owners that sump pump water is currently not authorized to be discharged into the sanitary sewer system until further notice. Discharges must be to the curb and gutter outside your home or business in a manner that will… Read more »

Residents reminded about sump pump discharge

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen Public Works Department is reminding businesses and home owners that sump pump water is currently not authorized to be discharged into the sanitary sewer system until further notice. Discharges must be to the curb and gutter outside your home or business in a manner that will… Read more »

Ipswich man identified as injured driver in Sunday’s fatal crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – An Ipswich man has been identified as the injured driver in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning four miles west of Aberdeen that killed a Warner teenager. A 2012 Chevrolet Impala had been northbound on 382nd Avenue when it entered U.S. Highway 12, pulling in front of an eastbound Chevrolet… Read more »

Ipswich man identified as injured driver in Sunday’s fatal crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – An Ipswich man has been identified as the injured driver in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning four miles west of Aberdeen that killed a Warner teenager. A 2012 Chevrolet Impala had been northbound on 382nd Avenue when it entered U.S. Highway 12, pulling in front of an eastbound Chevrolet… Read more »

Pierre boy gets special sendoff from firefighters and police officers

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – A 3-year-old boy from Pierre got a special sendoff from firefighters and police officers Wednesday morning as he heads to Sioux Falls for an appointment with a specialty doctor. This morning, Brody Nilson got a short ride in one of the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department trucks with a police escort… Read more »

Pierre boy gets special sendoff from firefighters and police officers

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – A 3-year-old boy from Pierre got a special sendoff from firefighters and police officers Wednesday morning as he heads to Sioux Falls for an appointment with a specialty doctor. This morning, Brody Nilson got a short ride in one of the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department trucks with a police escort… Read more »

Johnson seeking internship applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) announced that his office is seeking internship applicants for Spring 2020 in his Washington, D.C., Rapid City, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls offices. Duties will include researching legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and… Read more »

Johnson seeking internship applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) announced that his office is seeking internship applicants for Spring 2020 in his Washington, D.C., Rapid City, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls offices. Duties will include researching legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and… Read more »

Report says pilot should not have had passenger

LAKEVIEW, S.D. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a South Dakota pilot who died in a single-engine plane crash along with his teenage son should not have had a passenger. According to a preliminary NTSB report, 39-year-old Clint VanderWey was certified only as a student pilot. Under federal aviation regulations, VanderWey was prohibited… Read more »

Report says pilot should not have had passenger

LAKEVIEW, S.D. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a South Dakota pilot who died in a single-engine plane crash along with his teenage son should not have had a passenger. According to a preliminary NTSB report, 39-year-old Clint VanderWey was certified only as a student pilot. Under federal aviation regulations, VanderWey was prohibited… Read more »

Red Cross shelter serving needs of those in Yankton

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Red Cross shelter in Yankton is still open and serving people impacted by record flooding on the James River. Carrie Odegaard is a Red Cross volunteer at the shelter. Odegaard says they have seen quite a few people. Despite some reports on social media, Odegaard says they have not turned… Read more »

Red Cross shelter serving needs of those in Yankton

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Red Cross shelter in Yankton is still open and serving people impacted by record flooding on the James River. Carrie Odegaard is a Red Cross volunteer at the shelter. Odegaard says they have seen quite a few people. Despite some reports on social media, Odegaard says they have not turned… Read more »