News Category: Local News

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 »

GFP holding meetings on zebra mussels

PIERRE, S.D. (KWAT) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is holding two public meetings regarding the recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe. The meetings are Wednesday at the Arrowwood Resort in Oacoma and Thursday  at the Pierre Ramkota. Both meetings will be from 7-9 p.m. These meetings will provide residents… Read more »

GFP holding meetings on zebra mussels

PIERRE, S.D. (KWAT) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is holding two public meetings regarding the recent discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe. The meetings are Wednesday at the Arrowwood Resort in Oacoma and Thursday  at the Pierre Ramkota. Both meetings will be from 7-9 p.m. These meetings will provide residents… Read more »

Releases on Missouri River will be going back up

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton have been reduced for a time but will be going back up rapidly. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division of the Corps of Engineers in Omaha, says they dropped releases over the past weekend. That… Read more »

Releases on Missouri River will be going back up

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton have been reduced for a time but will be going back up rapidly. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division of the Corps of Engineers in Omaha, says they dropped releases over the past weekend. That… Read more »

Donkey Basketball to benefit Leola Music Department

LEOLA, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A fundraiser for the Leola Music Department will feature donkeys on a basketball court. Donkey Basketball will take place on Sunday evening at the school. Nancy Kindelspire, music teacher at Leola, talked about the event. She said she was looking for a unique way to raise funds for the music department.… Read more »

Donkey Basketball to benefit Leola Music Department

LEOLA, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A fundraiser for the Leola Music Department will feature donkeys on a basketball court. Donkey Basketball will take place on Sunday evening at the school. Nancy Kindelspire, music teacher at Leola, talked about the event. She said she was looking for a unique way to raise funds for the music department.… Read more »

James River rises to record levels

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The James River has risen to a record level as flooding continues across Yankton County. County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch says it has never been like this. The flooding was caused by record rains of 5-11 inches across the mid portions of the James River valley. Klimisch says people need to… Read more »

James River rises to record levels

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The James River has risen to a record level as flooding continues across Yankton County. County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch says it has never been like this. The flooding was caused by record rains of 5-11 inches across the mid portions of the James River valley. Klimisch says people need to… Read more »

SPURS Barn Dance and Benefit Auction Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Annual SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center Barn Dance and Benefit Auction takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will feature food, auctions and live entertainment, according to Julie Kumpf, Volunteer Coordinator at SPURS. Tickets are $20 apiece or $40 for a family. All proceeds go to Spurs. Kumpf said it… Read more »

SPURS Barn Dance and Benefit Auction Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Annual SPURS Therapeutic Riding Center Barn Dance and Benefit Auction takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will feature food, auctions and live entertainment, according to Julie Kumpf, Volunteer Coordinator at SPURS. Tickets are $20 apiece or $40 for a family. All proceeds go to Spurs. Kumpf said it… Read more »

Mosquito spraying postponed to Tuesday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has postponed the city wide ground spray for mosquitoes to Tuesday, Sept. 17 between the hours of 8 pm and 1 am. The spraying for tonight (Monday) has been cancelled. To ensure spray effectiveness during the spraying operations, the wind must be 15 mph or less… Read more »

Mosquito spraying postponed to Tuesday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has postponed the city wide ground spray for mosquitoes to Tuesday, Sept. 17 between the hours of 8 pm and 1 am. The spraying for tonight (Monday) has been cancelled. To ensure spray effectiveness during the spraying operations, the wind must be 15 mph or less… Read more »