News Category: Local News

Mobile Food Pantry at Freedom Church Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry will be at Freedom Church, 516 Production St. on Tuesday, June 25. Food will be handed out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food pantry delivers items about every six weeks, always on a Tuesday, according to Brian Marcuson, Coordinator of the local… Read more »

Mobile Food Pantry at Freedom Church Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Pantry will be at Freedom Church, 516 Production St. on Tuesday, June 25. Food will be handed out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food pantry delivers items about every six weeks, always on a Tuesday, according to Brian Marcuson, Coordinator of the local… Read more »

Wife of Senator Rounds to undergo cancer treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says his wife Jean is beginning treatment for cancer. Rounds, a Republican, said in a prepared statement Tuesday that Jean Rounds was diagnosed with “a malignant high-grade aggressive tumor” after tests over several weeks. The statement said Jean Rounds’ tumor was near her sciatic nerve.… Read more »

Wife of Senator Rounds to undergo cancer treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says his wife Jean is beginning treatment for cancer. Rounds, a Republican, said in a prepared statement Tuesday that Jean Rounds was diagnosed with “a malignant high-grade aggressive tumor” after tests over several weeks. The statement said Jean Rounds’ tumor was near her sciatic nerve.… Read more »

Former South Dakota prison associate warden suing corrections officials

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The former associate warden at the South Dakota prison in Yankton is suing corrections officials claiming she was forced from her job after complaining about a hostile work environment. Jennifer Stanwick-Klimek was placed on indefinite administrative leave in March of 2018 shortly after she was interviewed by human resources officials investigating… Read more »

Former South Dakota prison associate warden suing corrections officials

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The former associate warden at the South Dakota prison in Yankton is suing corrections officials claiming she was forced from her job after complaining about a hostile work environment. Jennifer Stanwick-Klimek was placed on indefinite administrative leave in March of 2018 shortly after she was interviewed by human resources officials investigating… Read more »

Ringneck Energy now fully operational

ONIDA, S.D. (WNAX) – Ringneck Energy’s ethanol plant near Onida, South Dakota is now fully operational. They broke ground four years ago and the plant is now turning 80,000 bushels of corn a day into 225,000 gallons of ethanol. Ringneck CEO, President and Chairman Walt Wendlund says they take pride in a fully trained staff… Read more »

Ringneck Energy now fully operational

ONIDA, S.D. (WNAX) – Ringneck Energy’s ethanol plant near Onida, South Dakota is now fully operational. They broke ground four years ago and the plant is now turning 80,000 bushels of corn a day into 225,000 gallons of ethanol. Ringneck CEO, President and Chairman Walt Wendlund says they take pride in a fully trained staff… Read more »

Thune says many area farmers being forced to take prevented plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Farmers have faced historic planting delays this spring due to the weather. South Dakota Senator John Thune says as a result, many are taking prevented plant, but would much rather get their income from the market. He says Congress is trying to get USDA to approve early harvest of cover crops… Read more »

Thune says many area farmers being forced to take prevented plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Farmers have faced historic planting delays this spring due to the weather. South Dakota Senator John Thune says as a result, many are taking prevented plant, but would much rather get their income from the market. He says Congress is trying to get USDA to approve early harvest of cover crops… Read more »

Hospital leader shares thoughts on nursing home issues

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature this year decided on a 10 percent boost to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes following the closure and threatened closure of several facilities across the state. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says it was a good small step. Ekeren says… Read more »

Hospital leader shares thoughts on nursing home issues

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature this year decided on a 10 percent boost to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes following the closure and threatened closure of several facilities across the state. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says it was a good small step. Ekeren says… Read more »

Wind power projects in the works

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators this year passed a bill that allows wind power development on state owned grasslands. School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they now have some leases in place. Brunner says there are several other potential projects in the works. Brunner says those leases will add to the… Read more »

Wind power projects in the works

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators this year passed a bill that allows wind power development on state owned grasslands. School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they now have some leases in place. Brunner says there are several other potential projects in the works. Brunner says those leases will add to the… Read more »

National Weather Service adding new computer program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – The National Weather Service is rolling out a new and more powerful computer program as part of their forecast improvement project. Phil Schumacher, science operation officer at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls, says the new program will integrate a number of services. Schumacher says they currently use… Read more »

National Weather Service adding new computer program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – The National Weather Service is rolling out a new and more powerful computer program as part of their forecast improvement project. Phil Schumacher, science operation officer at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls, says the new program will integrate a number of services. Schumacher says they currently use… Read more »

Open house this afternoon will honor Gates

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Sue Gates is retiring as Director of the Dacotah Prairie Museum. An open house will take place from 1 to 4 this afternoon at the museum in her honor. Gates has been with the museum since the fall of 1988. She has seen many changes through the years. She did not… Read more »

Open house this afternoon will honor Gates

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Sue Gates is retiring as Director of the Dacotah Prairie Museum. An open house will take place from 1 to 4 this afternoon at the museum in her honor. Gates has been with the museum since the fall of 1988. She has seen many changes through the years. She did not… Read more »

Canadian woman identified in fatal crash north of Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Press Release) – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown. A 2008 Harley Davidson FLST was southbound on Interstate 29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F 150 pickup. The 67-year-old female motorcycle… Read more »

Canadian woman identified in fatal crash north of Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Press Release) – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown. A 2008 Harley Davidson FLST was southbound on Interstate 29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F 150 pickup. The 67-year-old female motorcycle… Read more »