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Open meetings law now in effect

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature made some changes to the states open meetings law this year and those changes are now in effect. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says government officials can now talk about security issues in executive session. Leon says expanding executive session topics isn’t meant to shut out the… Read more »

Open meetings law now in effect

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature made some changes to the states open meetings law this year and those changes are now in effect. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says government officials can now talk about security issues in executive session. Leon says expanding executive session topics isn’t meant to shut out the… Read more »

Governor, tribal leaders discuss meth at luncheon

  Standing Left to Right:  Yankton Sioux Tribe Councilman Robert “Pete” Kazena, Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden, Oglala Sioux Tribe 5th Member Rick Gray Grass, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Councilman Francis Crawford, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Councilman Vince Dupris, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Councilman Frank White Bull, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Councilman Steve DeNoyer, Department of Tribal Relations Secretary… Read more »

Governor, tribal leaders discuss meth at luncheon

  Standing Left to Right:  Yankton Sioux Tribe Councilman Robert “Pete” Kazena, Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden, Oglala Sioux Tribe 5th Member Rick Gray Grass, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Councilman Francis Crawford, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Councilman Vince Dupris, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Councilman Frank White Bull, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Councilman Steve DeNoyer, Department of Tribal Relations Secretary… Read more »

Aberdeen Health & Rehab wins Silver-Achievement in Quality Award

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Aberdeen Health & Rehab has been recognized as a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across… Read more »

Aberdeen Health & Rehab wins Silver-Achievement in Quality Award

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Aberdeen Health & Rehab has been recognized as a 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across… Read more »

Sobriety checkpoints announced for July

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 19 South Dakota counties during July. The checkpoints, held monthly in different counties, are designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving.  The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with… Read more »

Sobriety checkpoints announced for July

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Sobriety checkpoints will be held in 19 South Dakota counties during July. The checkpoints, held monthly in different counties, are designed to discourage people from drinking and then driving.  The checkpoints are funded by the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety and conducted by the South Dakota Highway Patrol with… Read more »

Man drowns in Rapid City park pond

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned in a Rapid City park pond after he jumped in to swim. Witnesses say the man was about 30 to 40 feet from shore when he went under about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park. KOTA-TV says firefighters first on the scene couldn’t see… Read more »

Man drowns in Rapid City park pond

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned in a Rapid City park pond after he jumped in to swim. Witnesses say the man was about 30 to 40 feet from shore when he went under about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park. KOTA-TV says firefighters first on the scene couldn’t see… Read more »

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes planned for Wednesday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The attack on mosquitoes is taking to the air. The Mosquito Control Division of the City of Aberdeen will be conducting an aerial application on Wednesday night (July 3), weather permitting. Mark Hoven, Parks Superintendent, said that the mosquito count took off over the past weekend, prompting a ground spray on… Read more »

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes planned for Wednesday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The attack on mosquitoes is taking to the air. The Mosquito Control Division of the City of Aberdeen will be conducting an aerial application on Wednesday night (July 3), weather permitting. Mark Hoven, Parks Superintendent, said that the mosquito count took off over the past weekend, prompting a ground spray on… Read more »

South Dakota records first case of human West Nile virus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has recorded its first case of human West Nile virus of 2019. The state Health Department said Monday the virus was detected in a Turner County resident between the age of 30 and 39. State epidemiologist Joshua Clayton says South Dakotans need to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne virus,… Read more »

South Dakota records first case of human West Nile virus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has recorded its first case of human West Nile virus of 2019. The state Health Department said Monday the virus was detected in a Turner County resident between the age of 30 and 39. State epidemiologist Joshua Clayton says South Dakotans need to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne virus,… Read more »

Judge refuses to lower bond for man accused of stalking Sioux Falls mayor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bond for a man accused of stalking the mayor of Sioux Falls. A public defender tried to get Christopher Bruce’s $50,000 cash bond lowered in court Monday, claiming comments made by the defendant were taken out of context. Bruce is charged with stalking, a… Read more »

Judge refuses to lower bond for man accused of stalking Sioux Falls mayor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bond for a man accused of stalking the mayor of Sioux Falls. A public defender tried to get Christopher Bruce’s $50,000 cash bond lowered in court Monday, claiming comments made by the defendant were taken out of context. Bruce is charged with stalking, a… Read more »

Pierre man arrested for sexual contact with minor

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – A Pierre man has been arrested for having sexual contact with a minor. Captain Bryan Walz with the Pierre Police Department says officers arrested 46-year-old James Robert Angyal for Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consenting because of Physical or Mental Incapacity. Walz says officers took a report on June… Read more »

Pierre man arrested for sexual contact with minor

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – A Pierre man has been arrested for having sexual contact with a minor. Captain Bryan Walz with the Pierre Police Department says officers arrested 46-year-old James Robert Angyal for Sexual Contact with a Person Incapable of Consenting because of Physical or Mental Incapacity. Walz says officers took a report on June… Read more »

FEMA officials continue working in South Dakota

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has disaster recovery centers, both fixed and mobile, open in many locations across South Dakota. FEMA spokesperson Pam Saulsby says they are continuing their outreach. Saulsby says to be eligible for any type of financial aid people have to register with them. Saulsby says they need… Read more »

FEMA officials continue working in South Dakota

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has disaster recovery centers, both fixed and mobile, open in many locations across South Dakota. FEMA spokesperson Pam Saulsby says they are continuing their outreach. Saulsby says to be eligible for any type of financial aid people have to register with them. Saulsby says they need… Read more »