News Category: Local News

Rounds says support for his family overwhelming

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) — Senator Mike Rounds usually talks policy and politics, but right now, he has more important things on his mind. His wife, Jean, is battling cancer.   Rounds tells Kelo Radio’s It’s Your Business Show that the support for his family has been overwhelming, from across the political spectrum and from… Read more »

Rounds says support for his family overwhelming

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) — Senator Mike Rounds usually talks policy and politics, but right now, he has more important things on his mind. His wife, Jean, is battling cancer.   Rounds tells Kelo Radio’s It’s Your Business Show that the support for his family has been overwhelming, from across the political spectrum and from… Read more »

Yankton man identified in motorcycle-vehicle crash

YANKTON, S.D. (Press Release) – A Yankton, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton. A 2013 Honda Civic was westbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and attempted to make a left-hand turn south onto Adkins Drive. The vehicle collided… Read more »

Yankton man identified in motorcycle-vehicle crash

YANKTON, S.D. (Press Release) – A Yankton, S.D. man has been identified as the person who died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday afternoon in Yankton. A 2013 Honda Civic was westbound on South Dakota Highway 50 and attempted to make a left-hand turn south onto Adkins Drive. The vehicle collided… Read more »

Public Safety officials remind citizens to stay safe over July Fourth holiday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials remind citizens to make sure the anticipated fun of this week’s July Fourth holiday does not turn tragic. This year’s Fourth of July traffic reporting period covers 102 hours from 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, to midnight, Sunday, July 7. During the 30-hour… Read more »

Public Safety officials remind citizens to stay safe over July Fourth holiday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials remind citizens to make sure the anticipated fun of this week’s July Fourth holiday does not turn tragic. This year’s Fourth of July traffic reporting period covers 102 hours from 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, to midnight, Sunday, July 7. During the 30-hour… Read more »

No fireworks allowed in parts of Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA News) – President Trump last week credited himself for returning the fireworks show to Mt. Rushmore, and queried why they had been cancelled, saying “no one seems to know why”….but many South Dakotans know why. It wasn’t that long ago that all kinds of activity throughout the Hills had been prohibited… Read more »

No fireworks allowed in parts of Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA News) – President Trump last week credited himself for returning the fireworks show to Mt. Rushmore, and queried why they had been cancelled, saying “no one seems to know why”….but many South Dakotans know why. It wasn’t that long ago that all kinds of activity throughout the Hills had been prohibited… Read more »

Johnson visits Dakota Arms factory, Fort Meade in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson got a tour of the Dakota Arms factory in Sturgis Tuesday. Dakota Arms staff showed Johnson how ammunition is made and the step by step process to making a firearm. Johnson says he enjoyed his first-hand look at how they are made right here in the… Read more »

Johnson visits Dakota Arms factory, Fort Meade in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson got a tour of the Dakota Arms factory in Sturgis Tuesday. Dakota Arms staff showed Johnson how ammunition is made and the step by step process to making a firearm. Johnson says he enjoyed his first-hand look at how they are made right here in the… Read more »

New law eliminates need for concealed carry permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A new law effective this week in South Dakota eliminates the need for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. South Dakota is the 14th state to enact such a law for both residents and visitors. Pennington County Capt. Marty Graves tells KOTA-TV he thinks it’s a good thing for gun… Read more »

New law eliminates need for concealed carry permit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A new law effective this week in South Dakota eliminates the need for a permit to carry a concealed pistol. South Dakota is the 14th state to enact such a law for both residents and visitors. Pennington County Capt. Marty Graves tells KOTA-TV he thinks it’s a good thing for gun… Read more »

East River roadside mowing not permitted until July 10

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem reminded East River residents and landowners that roadside mowing along state highways is not permitted until July 10 under state law. “Roadside ditches provide valuable nesting cover for pheasants, especially in portions of the state with limited CRP land or other upland nesting habitat,” said Governor Kristi Noem.… Read more »

East River roadside mowing not permitted until July 10

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem reminded East River residents and landowners that roadside mowing along state highways is not permitted until July 10 under state law. “Roadside ditches provide valuable nesting cover for pheasants, especially in portions of the state with limited CRP land or other upland nesting habitat,” said Governor Kristi Noem.… Read more »

Man arrested in Nebraska after hitting Yankton police squad car

FORDYCE, Neb. (WNAX) – A Fordyce, Nebraska, man has been captured and faces an attempted murder charge in connection with an alleged knife attack Tuesday at a Fordyce residence. 44-year-old Kevin Robert Haug, was sought on five felony charges, including the one count of attempted murder. Haug allegedly used a large knife during an early-morning… Read more »

Man arrested in Nebraska after hitting Yankton police squad car

FORDYCE, Neb. (WNAX) – A Fordyce, Nebraska, man has been captured and faces an attempted murder charge in connection with an alleged knife attack Tuesday at a Fordyce residence. 44-year-old Kevin Robert Haug, was sought on five felony charges, including the one count of attempted murder. Haug allegedly used a large knife during an early-morning… Read more »

Noem visits flood damaged areas

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (WNAX) – Governor Kristi Noem toured flood damage in the Lake Andes area this week and met with city and tribal leaders to talk about recovery efforts. Noem said some roads in the area were six feet underwater. Noem said state, local, and tribal governments are coming together to address this issue.… Read more »

Noem visits flood damaged areas

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (WNAX) – Governor Kristi Noem toured flood damage in the Lake Andes area this week and met with city and tribal leaders to talk about recovery efforts. Noem said some roads in the area were six feet underwater. Noem said state, local, and tribal governments are coming together to address this issue.… Read more »

Heat and humidity can be tough on cattle

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – The move to summer heat and humidity in the Northern Plains is coming quickly following a cool wet spring. SDSU Extension Veterinarian Dr. Russ Daly says producers need to remember that cattle aren’t used to those conditions just yet. He says while keeping all animals cool and protected from the heat… Read more »

Heat and humidity can be tough on cattle

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WNAX) – The move to summer heat and humidity in the Northern Plains is coming quickly following a cool wet spring. SDSU Extension Veterinarian Dr. Russ Daly says producers need to remember that cattle aren’t used to those conditions just yet. He says while keeping all animals cool and protected from the heat… Read more »