News Category: Local News

Physicians still trying to figure out long-term effects of vaping

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – South Dakota Health officials have confirmed two cases in the state of illnesses related to E-cigarette use, otherwise known as “Vaping.” Dr. Svien (VEEN) Senne (SEN-E), a pulmonologist with Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown says that E-Cigarette use is a whole new problem for physicians and the effects on the body… Read more »

Physicians still trying to figure out long-term effects of vaping

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – South Dakota Health officials have confirmed two cases in the state of illnesses related to E-cigarette use, otherwise known as “Vaping.” Dr. Svien (VEEN) Senne (SEN-E), a pulmonologist with Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown says that E-Cigarette use is a whole new problem for physicians and the effects on the body… Read more »

Chair of industrial hemp study committee shares thoughts on Noem column

PLATTE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, in an op-ed in the “Wall Street Journal” said if the industrial hemp issue comes back before the 2020 legislature, she will veto it again. A bill legalizing hemp passed the legislature earlier this year but was vetoed by the Governor. Representative Lee Qualm of Platte… Read more »

Chair of industrial hemp study committee shares thoughts on Noem column

PLATTE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, in an op-ed in the “Wall Street Journal” said if the industrial hemp issue comes back before the 2020 legislature, she will veto it again. A bill legalizing hemp passed the legislature earlier this year but was vetoed by the Governor. Representative Lee Qualm of Platte… Read more »

Northern to celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 17

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or decorate their workspaces with a patriotic theme.… Read more »

Northern to celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 17

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Constitution Day is the federal observance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Across the Northern campus, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing or decorate their workspaces with a patriotic theme.… Read more »

Father-son killed in plane crash in southern South Dakota

CROOKSTON, Neb. (AP) — A father and his teenage son who farmed near the border of South Dakota and Nebraska have died in a single-engine plane crash. Todd County, South Dakota Sheriff Barry Bailey identifies the victims as 39-year-old Clint VanderWey and his 16-year-old son, Jed VanderWey. Both were killed when their Cessna 140 crashed… Read more »

Father-son killed in plane crash in southern South Dakota

CROOKSTON, Neb. (AP) — A father and his teenage son who farmed near the border of South Dakota and Nebraska have died in a single-engine plane crash. Todd County, South Dakota Sheriff Barry Bailey identifies the victims as 39-year-old Clint VanderWey and his 16-year-old son, Jed VanderWey. Both were killed when their Cessna 140 crashed… Read more »

Nation commemorates 9-11 anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — On his third Sept. 11 anniversary as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday remembered the victims, first responders and U.S. troops that have battled in Afghanistan, and he unleashed threats against militants contemplating another attack on America. “If anyone dares to strike our land, we will respond with the full measure of American… Read more »

Nation commemorates 9-11 anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — On his third Sept. 11 anniversary as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday remembered the victims, first responders and U.S. troops that have battled in Afghanistan, and he unleashed threats against militants contemplating another attack on America. “If anyone dares to strike our land, we will respond with the full measure of American… Read more »

Red Cross opens emergency shelter in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KWAT) —The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Sioux Falls for residents who are displaced after a powerful tornado tore through the city last night. Gretchen Hjelmstad is the chief communications director for Red Cross in the Dakotas. The tornado struck Sioux Falls a little before midnight. Hjelmstad says… Read more »

Red Cross opens emergency shelter in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KWAT) —The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Sioux Falls for residents who are displaced after a powerful tornado tore through the city last night. Gretchen Hjelmstad is the chief communications director for Red Cross in the Dakotas. The tornado struck Sioux Falls a little before midnight. Hjelmstad says… Read more »

Severe weather damages 37 structures in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Severe weather, including a probable tornado, struck South Dakota’s largest city, leaving a trail of damaged buildings, downed power lines, fallen trees and some reports of injuries, officials said Wednesday. Fire Chief Brad Goodroad said at an early morning news conference that at least 37 structures collapsed in Sioux Falls… Read more »

Severe weather damages 37 structures in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Severe weather, including a probable tornado, struck South Dakota’s largest city, leaving a trail of damaged buildings, downed power lines, fallen trees and some reports of injuries, officials said Wednesday. Fire Chief Brad Goodroad said at an early morning news conference that at least 37 structures collapsed in Sioux Falls… Read more »

Police dog bites wrong person in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police have offered to pay a man’s medical bills after the department’s dog bit the wrong person. Officers were trying to track down a man wanted on a warrant Saturday and were using the K9 to find him. They knocked on doors in one neighborhood and told residents… Read more »

Police dog bites wrong person in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City police have offered to pay a man’s medical bills after the department’s dog bit the wrong person. Officers were trying to track down a man wanted on a warrant Saturday and were using the K9 to find him. They knocked on doors in one neighborhood and told residents… Read more »

Tornado damages Heart Hospital, other businesses in Sioux Falls

This is part of the damage that occurred at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday night. Photo by Todd Epp SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — KELO.com News toured much of south Sioux Falls where a tornado hit. Brett Wulf, general manager of the Advanced Auto Parts store on 41st Street near the Western… Read more »

Tornado damages Heart Hospital, other businesses in Sioux Falls

This is part of the damage that occurred at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls on Tuesday night. Photo by Todd Epp SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — KELO.com News toured much of south Sioux Falls where a tornado hit. Brett Wulf, general manager of the Advanced Auto Parts store on 41st Street near the Western… Read more »

Major damage reported as tornado hits Sioux Falls

Jo-Ann Fabrics sustained major damage following a tornado that moved through Sioux Falls Tuesday night. Photo by Todd Epp SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Major damage is being reported in much of southern Sioux Falls from storms that moved through late last night and early this morning. At an early morning briefing, Todd Heitkamp from… Read more »

Major damage reported as tornado hits Sioux Falls

Jo-Ann Fabrics sustained major damage following a tornado that moved through Sioux Falls Tuesday night. Photo by Todd Epp SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – Major damage is being reported in much of southern Sioux Falls from storms that moved through late last night and early this morning. At an early morning briefing, Todd Heitkamp from… Read more »