News Category: Local News

NSU Faculty Showcase Recital Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Northern State will kickoff the upcoming concert season with its Annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 19. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. It is free of charge, although donations will be… Read more »

NSU Faculty Showcase Recital Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Northern State will kickoff the upcoming concert season with its Annual NSU School of Fine Arts Faculty Showcase Recital on Thursday, Sept. 19. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater at the Johnson Fine Arts Center. It is free of charge, although donations will be… Read more »

Weak tornado confirmed last week west of Watertown

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KWAT) — Last week’s tornado outbreak in northeast South Dakota included a weak twister just west of Watertown. National Weather Service forecaster Ryan Vipond says they’ve confirmed the EF-0 tornado near the Watertown Regional Airport last Monday. The tornado had maximum winds estimated at 70 miles per hour. That same day, tornadoes were… Read more »

Weak tornado confirmed last week west of Watertown

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KWAT) — Last week’s tornado outbreak in northeast South Dakota included a weak twister just west of Watertown. National Weather Service forecaster Ryan Vipond says they’ve confirmed the EF-0 tornado near the Watertown Regional Airport last Monday. The tornado had maximum winds estimated at 70 miles per hour. That same day, tornadoes were… Read more »

S. Roosevelt St. to be closed starting Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Weather permitting, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, South Roosevelt Street between 6th Avenue SE and 3rd Avenue SE will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC to allow for the installation of sanitary sewer utilities. MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN NOW TO FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE, AS NO TRAFFIC WILL… Read more »

S. Roosevelt St. to be closed starting Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Weather permitting, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, South Roosevelt Street between 6th Avenue SE and 3rd Avenue SE will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC to allow for the installation of sanitary sewer utilities. MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN NOW TO FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE, AS NO TRAFFIC WILL… Read more »

FCC Chairman visiting region for broadband meetings

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Ajit Pai (Ah-jit Pie) is the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He’s in the region for a series of meetings on rural broadband and made a stop Tuesday morning at Brookings Radio. Pai was appointed to the FCC by President Obama in 2012 and was designated Chairman by President… Read more »

FCC Chairman visiting region for broadband meetings

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Ajit Pai (Ah-jit Pie) is the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He’s in the region for a series of meetings on rural broadband and made a stop Tuesday morning at Brookings Radio. Pai was appointed to the FCC by President Obama in 2012 and was designated Chairman by President… Read more »

Thune seeking spring interns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as spring interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students… Read more »

Thune seeking spring interns

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is currently seeking college students to serve as spring interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities, while students… Read more »

One killed in crash west of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One person has died in a rollover crash west of Sioux Falls. Authorities say the single-vehicle crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, the lone occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not been… Read more »

One killed in crash west of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One person has died in a rollover crash west of Sioux Falls. Authorities say the single-vehicle crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, the lone occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has not been… Read more »

Latest rains having more effect on planting than harvest

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Last week’s heavy rains, flooding and severe storms will have more of an effect on winter wheat planting in South Dakota than on spring wheat harvest. South Dakota Wheat Commission Executive Director Reid Christopherson says most of the spring wheat harvest is wrapped up save for the northernmost counties. He says… Read more »

Latest rains having more effect on planting than harvest

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Last week’s heavy rains, flooding and severe storms will have more of an effect on winter wheat planting in South Dakota than on spring wheat harvest. South Dakota Wheat Commission Executive Director Reid Christopherson says most of the spring wheat harvest is wrapped up save for the northernmost counties. He says… Read more »

Democratic Party expects to back candidates for two state races

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Despite their financial straits, the South Dakota Democratic Party expects to back candidates for the two statewide races next year. Party Chair Paula Hawks says they have some people interested in challenging incumbent Republican Senator Mike Rounds. Two candidates are also looking at the U.S. House seat. Brian Wirth of… Read more »

Democratic Party expects to back candidates for two state races

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Despite their financial straits, the South Dakota Democratic Party expects to back candidates for the two statewide races next year. Party Chair Paula Hawks says they have some people interested in challenging incumbent Republican Senator Mike Rounds. Two candidates are also looking at the U.S. House seat. Brian Wirth of… Read more »

One dead following head-on crash in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A Watertown woman driving into work at Sparton was killed this morning in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 212. 43-year-old Dawn Meyer was dead at the scene of the crash. Watertown Assistant Police Chief Tim Toomey talked about the accident. Toomey says they’re not prepared to say what caused the… Read more »

One dead following head-on crash in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A Watertown woman driving into work at Sparton was killed this morning in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 212. 43-year-old Dawn Meyer was dead at the scene of the crash. Watertown Assistant Police Chief Tim Toomey talked about the accident. Toomey says they’re not prepared to say what caused the… Read more »

Congress needs to approve spending bills by end of month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – While Congress has agreed in large part to funding levels in the next federal budget, specific spending bills have not been approved. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says that has to be done by the end of the month. Rounds says Democrats are backing away from an earlier agreement. Rounds says… Read more »

Congress needs to approve spending bills by end of month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – While Congress has agreed in large part to funding levels in the next federal budget, specific spending bills have not been approved. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says that has to be done by the end of the month. Rounds says Democrats are backing away from an earlier agreement. Rounds says… Read more »