News Category: Local News

Preparations underway for 2020 elections

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – While the 2020 elections seem to be a long ways off, preparations are underway. South Dakota Secretary of State Steve Barnett says they have had meetings on election security. Barnett says most of the issues in the 2016 and 2018 elections were with misinformation, not direct attacks on the voting process.… Read more »

Preparations underway for 2020 elections

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – While the 2020 elections seem to be a long ways off, preparations are underway. South Dakota Secretary of State Steve Barnett says they have had meetings on election security. Barnett says most of the issues in the 2016 and 2018 elections were with misinformation, not direct attacks on the voting process.… Read more »

Rounds again co-sponsoring RESPECT Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds is again co-sponsoring a bill called the “RESPECT Act,” that would repeal a number of outdated laws related to the treatment of Native Americans. Rounds says it is not an attempt to rewrite history. Rounds says he first co-sponsored the bill in 2016. South Dakota Congressman… Read more »

Rounds again co-sponsoring RESPECT Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds is again co-sponsoring a bill called the “RESPECT Act,” that would repeal a number of outdated laws related to the treatment of Native Americans. Rounds says it is not an attempt to rewrite history. Rounds says he first co-sponsored the bill in 2016. South Dakota Congressman… Read more »

Smithfield Foods donates $125,000 to fund Midwest Honor Flight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com)  — Smithfield Foods has donated $125,000 to fully fund the next Midwest Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, D.C. Honor flights take veterans, especially the oldtimers, to see the monuments in Washington that honor their service. For many, it’s their first trip to the Nation’s Capital. Vietnam Vet Jim Kortemeyer was… Read more »

Smithfield Foods donates $125,000 to fund Midwest Honor Flight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com)  — Smithfield Foods has donated $125,000 to fully fund the next Midwest Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, D.C. Honor flights take veterans, especially the oldtimers, to see the monuments in Washington that honor their service. For many, it’s their first trip to the Nation’s Capital. Vietnam Vet Jim Kortemeyer was… Read more »

Nearly two tons of trash removed from Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Nearly 2 tons of trash was picked up or removed from the water during the annual Missouri River – Lake Sharpe cleanup at Pierre and Fort Pierre last Wednesday evening. 98 volunteers — 11 boats and 10 land based crews — worked from just above Oahe Dam to Farm Island… Read more »

Nearly two tons of trash removed from Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Nearly 2 tons of trash was picked up or removed from the water during the annual Missouri River – Lake Sharpe cleanup at Pierre and Fort Pierre last Wednesday evening. 98 volunteers — 11 boats and 10 land based crews — worked from just above Oahe Dam to Farm Island… Read more »

Chamber helping to provide healthier foods for Feed the Kids

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Health & Wellness Committee is partnering with Ken’s Super Fair Foods to help with the Salvation Army’s Feed the Kids summer lunch program. Lisa Anderson, Director of Public Relations for the Chamber, explained the chamber’s involvement. The Salvation Army provides free lunches to children Monday… Read more »

Chamber helping to provide healthier foods for Feed the Kids

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Health & Wellness Committee is partnering with Ken’s Super Fair Foods to help with the Salvation Army’s Feed the Kids summer lunch program. Lisa Anderson, Director of Public Relations for the Chamber, explained the chamber’s involvement. The Salvation Army provides free lunches to children Monday… Read more »

Elrod statue added to Trail of Governors

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The bronze statue of former South Dakota Gov. Samuel Elrod (5th) was placed along the Trail of Governors in Pierre Friday morning. The statue is on Capitol Avenue in front of the historic St. Charles building. Elrod’s statue, along with Archie Gubbrud’s (22nd) and Dennis Daugaard’s (32nd) were unveiled last… Read more »

Elrod statue added to Trail of Governors

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The bronze statue of former South Dakota Gov. Samuel Elrod (5th) was placed along the Trail of Governors in Pierre Friday morning. The statue is on Capitol Avenue in front of the historic St. Charles building. Elrod’s statue, along with Archie Gubbrud’s (22nd) and Dennis Daugaard’s (32nd) were unveiled last… Read more »

Yankton projects appear to be moving along

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Two long time lingering construction projects may finally see some progress. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says building permits have been issued for two projects at the Yankton Mall. Leon says the projects have had some financing issues. Leon says the city was limited in what could be done to move… Read more »

Yankton projects appear to be moving along

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Two long time lingering construction projects may finally see some progress. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says building permits have been issued for two projects at the Yankton Mall. Leon says the projects have had some financing issues. Leon says the city was limited in what could be done to move… Read more »

City to spray for mosquitoes Monday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city wide spraying for Monday, July 15, 2019 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. The Adulticiding equipment is noisy and travels at 10 mph. The mosquito control trucks are identified and travel with a flashing yellow light. To ensure spray… Read more »

City to spray for mosquitoes Monday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city wide spraying for Monday, July 15, 2019 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. The Adulticiding equipment is noisy and travels at 10 mph. The mosquito control trucks are identified and travel with a flashing yellow light. To ensure spray… Read more »

Water to be off in part of Aberdeen on Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, water will be off in the following areas to replace a sewer line:           South Harvard Street from 4th Ave SE to 6th Ave SE  & 5th Avenue SE from S. Harvard St. to S. Illinois… Read more »

Water to be off in part of Aberdeen on Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, water will be off in the following areas to replace a sewer line:           South Harvard Street from 4th Ave SE to 6th Ave SE  & 5th Avenue SE from S. Harvard St. to S. Illinois… Read more »

Northern welcomes new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is looking forward to getting to know the campus community, working on academic program development and advocating for experiential learning. Dr. Michael Wanous started last week at Northern and said his first goals include meeting people, learning how processes… Read more »

Northern welcomes new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is looking forward to getting to know the campus community, working on academic program development and advocating for experiential learning. Dr. Michael Wanous started last week at Northern and said his first goals include meeting people, learning how processes… Read more »