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Second autopsy granted in Brown County murder case

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota judge has agreed to a defense request for a second autopsy in a murder case, even though the victim’s body has already been embalmed. Jarrett Jones is in custody on a first-degree murder charge in the Jan. 2 fatal shooting of Jon Schumacher in Bath. An autopsy was… Read more »

Second autopsy granted in Brown County murder case

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota judge has agreed to a defense request for a second autopsy in a murder case, even though the victim’s body has already been embalmed. Jarrett Jones is in custody on a first-degree murder charge in the Jan. 2 fatal shooting of Jon Schumacher in Bath. An autopsy was… Read more »

Gilbertson delivers final State of the Judiciary message

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson, for the final time Wednesday gave his annual State of the Judiciary message to a joint session of the South Dakota Legislature. Gilbertson says 11 years ago specialty courts were non-existent in the state and today they are making a difference. Because of… Read more »

Gilbertson delivers final State of the Judiciary message

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson, for the final time Wednesday gave his annual State of the Judiciary message to a joint session of the South Dakota Legislature. Gilbertson says 11 years ago specialty courts were non-existent in the state and today they are making a difference. Because of… Read more »

Noem says if state revenues improve, three priorities should be funded

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says if state revenues continue to improve, there are three priorities that should be funded. Noem, in a news conference after her State of the State speech this week, says there is some time before the final budget has to be passed. Noem says she is… Read more »

Noem says if state revenues improve, three priorities should be funded

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says if state revenues continue to improve, there are three priorities that should be funded. Noem, in a news conference after her State of the State speech this week, says there is some time before the final budget has to be passed. Noem says she is… Read more »

Dakota’s Promise scholarship priority for Regents and universities

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – A priority for the Board of Regents and state universities again this year is getting the legislature to approve the “Dakota’s Promise” scholarship. South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says it is very important. The Regents asked for a million dollars to start the program last year which failed to… Read more »

Dakota’s Promise scholarship priority for Regents and universities

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – A priority for the Board of Regents and state universities again this year is getting the legislature to approve the “Dakota’s Promise” scholarship. South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says it is very important. The Regents asked for a million dollars to start the program last year which failed to… Read more »

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New security system activated at State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The start of the 2020 South Dakota legislative session included increased security to get into the capitol building in Pierre. Limited access to the building met legislators and visitors as they made their way into the building. Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price says there was no one reason to… Read more »

New security system activated at State Capitol

Capitol Building SD

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The start of the 2020 South Dakota legislative session included increased security to get into the capitol building in Pierre. Limited access to the building met legislators and visitors as they made their way into the building. Department of Public Safety Secretary Craig Price says there was no one reason to… Read more »

Mickelson Middle School in Brookings still dealing with construction issues

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) -Brookings School Superintendent Klint Willert says there are still issues with construction delays at Mickelson Middle School. He says the general contractor, Gray Construction, continues to run consistently behind. Willert says the latest phase of work includes areas that must be finished well before school starts. Earlier delays were cause by the… Read more »

Mickelson Middle School in Brookings still dealing with construction issues

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) -Brookings School Superintendent Klint Willert says there are still issues with construction delays at Mickelson Middle School. He says the general contractor, Gray Construction, continues to run consistently behind. Willert says the latest phase of work includes areas that must be finished well before school starts. Earlier delays were cause by the… Read more »

Spayghetti & No Balls event Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Pet Rescue League’s Annual Spayghetti & No Balls event is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Moose Lodge. It serves as the largest fundraiser for the Pet Rescue League, according to Emily Mitchell, treasurer of the league. Tickets are $20 for one adult and one child under… Read more »

Spayghetti & No Balls event Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Pet Rescue League’s Annual Spayghetti & No Balls event is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Moose Lodge. It serves as the largest fundraiser for the Pet Rescue League, according to Emily Mitchell, treasurer of the league. Tickets are $20 for one adult and one child under… Read more »

Corn Grower’s director anticipating bills dealing with property taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – During this year’s session of the South Dakota Legislature, South Dakota Corn Grower’s Association Legislative Director Teddi Mueller is anticipating several bills dealing with property taxes. She says one bill calls for adjustments to ag land valuation as it relates to property tax assessment.  Mueller says her organization wants to keep… Read more »

Corn Grower’s director anticipating bills dealing with property taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – During this year’s session of the South Dakota Legislature, South Dakota Corn Grower’s Association Legislative Director Teddi Mueller is anticipating several bills dealing with property taxes. She says one bill calls for adjustments to ag land valuation as it relates to property tax assessment.  Mueller says her organization wants to keep… Read more »

S.D. Farm Bureau President attends trade agreement signing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The phase one trade agreement between the U.S. and China was signed today in Washington D.C. by U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal who serves as American Farm Bureau’s Vice President was at the event. He says America’s exports will increase to… Read more »

S.D. Farm Bureau President attends trade agreement signing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The phase one trade agreement between the U.S. and China was signed today in Washington D.C. by U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier. South Dakota Farm Bureau President Scott VanderWal who serves as American Farm Bureau’s Vice President was at the event. He says America’s exports will increase to… Read more »

Suspect arrested in robbery at Rushmore Mall in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) – Police in Rapid City have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery of the Knife Worx store in the Rushmore Mall on Monday. Daniel Kline, 19 of Rapid City was arrested in the 700 block of St. Cloud Street around 9 o’clock Tuesday evening According to community relations specialist Brendyn… Read more »

Suspect arrested in robbery at Rushmore Mall in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) – Police in Rapid City have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery of the Knife Worx store in the Rushmore Mall on Monday. Daniel Kline, 19 of Rapid City was arrested in the 700 block of St. Cloud Street around 9 o’clock Tuesday evening According to community relations specialist Brendyn… Read more »