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South Dakota ranked second best for taxpayer return on investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WalletHub) – With Tax Day approaching, WalletHub today released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at the states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in 2019 as well as accompanying videos. WalletHub used 30 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state-government services across… Read more »

South Dakota ranked second best for taxpayer return on investment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WalletHub) – With Tax Day approaching, WalletHub today released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at the states with the Best & Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in 2019 as well as accompanying videos. WalletHub used 30 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state-government services across… Read more »

Bodies recovered in garbage truck found in river

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota have recovered the bodies of two men who died when the garbage truck they were in went into a flooded river. The men drove the truck away from the Mitchell landfill on Thursday. They were reported missing Friday. Authorities began searching the James River in Sanborn County… Read more »

Bodies recovered in garbage truck found in river

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota have recovered the bodies of two men who died when the garbage truck they were in went into a flooded river. The men drove the truck away from the Mitchell landfill on Thursday. They were reported missing Friday. Authorities began searching the James River in Sanborn County… Read more »

National American University closing Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — National American University is closing its Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses as well as others as the school transitions to online classes. The for-profit university attributes the campus closures to a steep decline in revenue and shifting student preferences. NAU President Ronald Shape says the university leases all of… Read more »

National American University closing Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — National American University is closing its Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses as well as others as the school transitions to online classes. The for-profit university attributes the campus closures to a steep decline in revenue and shifting student preferences. NAU President Ronald Shape says the university leases all of… Read more »

Legislators likely to have short agenda on final day of session

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators return to Pierre this Friday for the final day of the 2019 session. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says so far they have a blank agenda. Qualm says they need to fill out the Executive Board before they can set interim study topics. Qualm says its… Read more »

Legislators likely to have short agenda on final day of session

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators return to Pierre this Friday for the final day of the 2019 session. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte says so far they have a blank agenda. Qualm says they need to fill out the Executive Board before they can set interim study topics. Qualm says its… Read more »

Johnson shares thoughts on tweets of President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – President Trump continues a string of twitter and personal attacks on former Senator John McCain, seven months after the Arizona Senator died. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the country deserves better. Johnson says the President turns his attention on a dime. Johnson says the President can be difficult to work… Read more »

Johnson shares thoughts on tweets of President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – President Trump continues a string of twitter and personal attacks on former Senator John McCain, seven months after the Arizona Senator died. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the country deserves better. Johnson says the President turns his attention on a dime. Johnson says the President can be difficult to work… Read more »

Long time lobbyist says Noem had good reasons to veto hemp bill

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The 2019 session of the South Dakota legislature saw a flurry of activity over industrial hemp. Bills authorizing its production passed both the House & Senate with healthy majorities before it was stopped by a veto from Governor Kristi Noem, which was upheld in the Senate. Long time lobbyist and legislative… Read more »

Long time lobbyist says Noem had good reasons to veto hemp bill

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The 2019 session of the South Dakota legislature saw a flurry of activity over industrial hemp. Bills authorizing its production passed both the House & Senate with healthy majorities before it was stopped by a veto from Governor Kristi Noem, which was upheld in the Senate. Long time lobbyist and legislative… Read more »

Community Garden Meeting Wednesday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is hosting its Annual Spring Community Garden Meeting on Wednesday, March 27. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni room at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center, 225 Third Ave. S.E. Aaron Kiesz, City Forester, talked about the meeting. Plots are $20… Read more »

Community Garden Meeting Wednesday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is hosting its Annual Spring Community Garden Meeting on Wednesday, March 27. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni room at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center, 225 Third Ave. S.E. Aaron Kiesz, City Forester, talked about the meeting. Plots are $20… Read more »

Red Cross offers tips for flood safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – With the potential for major or moderate flooding across the Dakotas Region this spring, people are at risk and the American Red Cross is issuing flood safety steps people should follow. FIND A SHELTER If someone needs to find a shelter, they can visit redcross.org/shelter, download the free Red Cross Emergency… Read more »

Red Cross offers tips for flood safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – With the potential for major or moderate flooding across the Dakotas Region this spring, people are at risk and the American Red Cross is issuing flood safety steps people should follow. FIND A SHELTER If someone needs to find a shelter, they can visit redcross.org/shelter, download the free Red Cross Emergency… Read more »

Flooding closes road south of Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Bad River Road south of Fort Pierre is CLOSED to through traffic. Stanley and Hughes County emergency manager Rob Fines says there’s water flowing over the road, so it’s restricted to local traffic only. He says the Bad River is at flood stage and expected to rise. Fines says… Read more »

Flooding closes road south of Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Bad River Road south of Fort Pierre is CLOSED to through traffic. Stanley and Hughes County emergency manager Rob Fines says there’s water flowing over the road, so it’s restricted to local traffic only. He says the Bad River is at flood stage and expected to rise. Fines says… Read more »

Parents of missing girl say she has history of running away

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl missing from a South Dakota residential youth home for nearly two months has a history of running away, her parents said in an interview published Sunday. Chad and Kasandra Dennard told the Rapid City Journal that their daughter, Serenity Dennard, had planned escapes by packing a suitcase and… Read more »

Parents of missing girl say she has history of running away

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl missing from a South Dakota residential youth home for nearly two months has a history of running away, her parents said in an interview published Sunday. Chad and Kasandra Dennard told the Rapid City Journal that their daughter, Serenity Dennard, had planned escapes by packing a suitcase and… Read more »