News Category: Local News

Bill dealing with electric service territories sent to House floor

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A long delayed and often debated bill dealing with electric service territories has now been amended and sent to the House floor. SB66 originally would have allowed municipal electric companies to take over service from rural electric cooperatives when a city expanded and annexed new residents. Representative Tom Brunner (brew-ner) of… Read more »

Bill dealing with electric service territories sent to House floor

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A long delayed and often debated bill dealing with electric service territories has now been amended and sent to the House floor. SB66 originally would have allowed municipal electric companies to take over service from rural electric cooperatives when a city expanded and annexed new residents. Representative Tom Brunner (brew-ner) of… Read more »

U.S. keeping an eye on India and Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Tensions seem to be easing between India and Pakistan following a round of military confrontations including air strikes and planes being shot down. Senator Mike Rounds says it is a major concern for the U.S. Rounds says both are nuclear powers. There has been some criticism that the U.S. has pulled… Read more »

U.S. keeping an eye on India and Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Tensions seem to be easing between India and Pakistan following a round of military confrontations including air strikes and planes being shot down. Senator Mike Rounds says it is a major concern for the U.S. Rounds says both are nuclear powers. There has been some criticism that the U.S. has pulled… Read more »

Ag and Natural Resources Committee approves soil ratings bill

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved a bill to conduct a study on the possible impact from changes to the way soils are rated for property tax purposes. It’s yet another ripple from the change to production-based ag land assessments. Representative Kirk Chaffee (Chay-fee) of Whitewood testified in… Read more »

Ag and Natural Resources Committee approves soil ratings bill

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved a bill to conduct a study on the possible impact from changes to the way soils are rated for property tax purposes. It’s yet another ripple from the change to production-based ag land assessments. Representative Kirk Chaffee (Chay-fee) of Whitewood testified in… Read more »

Governor seeking nominations for Ag Ambassador Award

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem is seeking nominations for the 2019 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. Nominees should be individuals or organizations who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota while demonstrating servant leadership, hard work, honesty, humility, and respect for others. Key achievements of the Ag Ambassador: Provides… Read more »

Governor seeking nominations for Ag Ambassador Award

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem is seeking nominations for the 2019 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. Nominees should be individuals or organizations who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota while demonstrating servant leadership, hard work, honesty, humility, and respect for others. Key achievements of the Ag Ambassador: Provides… Read more »

Gas prices up nationwide

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The national gas price average has increased nearly 20-cents since the beginning of the year– the largest jump during the January-February time frame since 2015. According to AAA South Dakota, the national average is $2.42 per gallon, which is three cents more expensive than last week, 17-cents more expensive than… Read more »

Gas prices up nationwide

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The national gas price average has increased nearly 20-cents since the beginning of the year– the largest jump during the January-February time frame since 2015. According to AAA South Dakota, the national average is $2.42 per gallon, which is three cents more expensive than last week, 17-cents more expensive than… Read more »

Roadway widening for more streets set for Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, the City Street Department will continue the process of widening of Roadways. The process will require temporarily prohibiting parking in the following areas: South Washington Street from 6th Avenue to 12th Avenue South Kline Street from 6th Avenue to 12th Avenue South State… Read more »

Roadway widening for more streets set for Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, the City Street Department will continue the process of widening of Roadways. The process will require temporarily prohibiting parking in the following areas: South Washington Street from 6th Avenue to 12th Avenue South Kline Street from 6th Avenue to 12th Avenue South State… Read more »

Deadline for property tax relief March 15

PIERRE, S.D. – Homeowners have until March 15 to apply for property tax relief through South Dakota’s owner-occupied program. Any South Dakotan who owned and occupied a home on Nov. 1, 2018 is eligible for this classification and its property tax reduction. Taxpayers who have previously received this reduction and still own and occupy the… Read more »

Deadline for property tax relief March 15

PIERRE, S.D. – Homeowners have until March 15 to apply for property tax relief through South Dakota’s owner-occupied program. Any South Dakotan who owned and occupied a home on Nov. 1, 2018 is eligible for this classification and its property tax reduction. Taxpayers who have previously received this reduction and still own and occupy the… Read more »

Gov. Noem says she will not tolerate violent pipeline protests

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing a couple of bills aimed at heading off any violent protests connected to construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Noem says she will not tolerate protests that get out of hand. https://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/238/2019/03/05110457/Kristi-Noem-305a.mp3 Noem says one bill sets up a fund for extra costs… Read more »

Gov. Noem says she will not tolerate violent pipeline protests

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing a couple of bills aimed at heading off any violent protests connected to construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Noem says she will not tolerate protests that get out of hand. https://dehayf5mhw1h7.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/238/2019/03/05110457/Kristi-Noem-305a.mp3 Noem says one bill sets up a fund for extra costs… Read more »

Siren testing to start Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Brown County will start outdoor warning siren weekly testing starting Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. Outdoor warning siren test will continue now thru October. Residents are reminded that these are outdoor warning sirens and are not meant to be heard indoors. We suggest you get a NOAA all-hazard radio for… Read more »

Siren testing to start Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Brown County will start outdoor warning siren weekly testing starting Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. Outdoor warning siren test will continue now thru October. Residents are reminded that these are outdoor warning sirens and are not meant to be heard indoors. We suggest you get a NOAA all-hazard radio for… Read more »

Vehicles, tractor lost, no injuries reported at repair shop fire in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.D. (Press Release) – Crews were called to a structure fire in Columbia Monday night. The call came in at 11:12 last night at 111 South Lake Blvd. in Columbia. This was an automotive repair shop that was fully involved when crews arrived. Crews were able to successfully protect a nearby house and garage.… Read more »

Vehicles, tractor lost, no injuries reported at repair shop fire in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.D. (Press Release) – Crews were called to a structure fire in Columbia Monday night. The call came in at 11:12 last night at 111 South Lake Blvd. in Columbia. This was an automotive repair shop that was fully involved when crews arrived. Crews were able to successfully protect a nearby house and garage.… Read more »