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Noem talks about industrial hemp issue

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — The 2020 South Dakota legislative session is just over a month away. One issue that got a lot of attention last session will be front and center again in Pierre. It’s the argument over legalizing the production and sale of industrial hemp in the state. During a recent stop in Watertown,… Read more »

Noem talks about industrial hemp issue

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — The 2020 South Dakota legislative session is just over a month away. One issue that got a lot of attention last session will be front and center again in Pierre. It’s the argument over legalizing the production and sale of industrial hemp in the state. During a recent stop in Watertown,… Read more »

Brookings elementary schools in need of upgrades

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – The Brookings School Board is dealing with two elementary schools badly in need of upgrades. Hillcrest and Medary Elementary Schools each have more than $10-million in deferred maintenance.  Brookings School Superintendent Klint Willert says they can pick a project or two at a time and move ahead. However, he also says… Read more »

Brookings elementary schools in need of upgrades

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – The Brookings School Board is dealing with two elementary schools badly in need of upgrades. Hillcrest and Medary Elementary Schools each have more than $10-million in deferred maintenance.  Brookings School Superintendent Klint Willert says they can pick a project or two at a time and move ahead. However, he also says… Read more »

Yankton Co. Commission chair not sure state loans will help much

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Governor Kristi Noem in her budget address to the legislature, proposed that the state make loans to counties that had flood and storm damage this year. Then when counties are reimbursed by FEMA they could repay the state loans. Yankton County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch says he isn’t sure a loan… Read more »

Yankton Co. Commission chair not sure state loans will help much

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Governor Kristi Noem in her budget address to the legislature, proposed that the state make loans to counties that had flood and storm damage this year. Then when counties are reimbursed by FEMA they could repay the state loans. Yankton County Commission Chairman Dan Klimisch says he isn’t sure a loan… Read more »

MFG donation to be used for outdoor art pavilion at NSU

Pictured in the group photo, left to right: Keum-Taek Jung, NSU Associate Professor of Art; Derek Decker, NSU Lecturer of Art; Dr. Michael Wanous, NSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Tim Downs, NSU President; Richard Morrison, MFG CEO; Dr. Kenneth Boulton, Dean, NSU School of Fine Arts; David Giovannini, Aberdeen MFG Senior… Read more »

MFG donation to be used for outdoor art pavilion at NSU

Pictured in the group photo, left to right: Keum-Taek Jung, NSU Associate Professor of Art; Derek Decker, NSU Lecturer of Art; Dr. Michael Wanous, NSU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Dr. Tim Downs, NSU President; Richard Morrison, MFG CEO; Dr. Kenneth Boulton, Dean, NSU School of Fine Arts; David Giovannini, Aberdeen MFG Senior… Read more »

Judge to rule on state law by Jan. 2

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in Aberdeen says he’ll rule by Jan. 2 on a state law that will require ballot petition circulators to register and be included in a directory. The organization SD Voice seeks an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It requires petition circulators to apply… Read more »

Judge to rule on state law by Jan. 2

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in Aberdeen says he’ll rule by Jan. 2 on a state law that will require ballot petition circulators to register and be included in a directory. The organization SD Voice seeks an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It requires petition circulators to apply… Read more »

Maher stepping down as Sioux Falls Superintendent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The superintendent of South Dakota’s largest school district is resigning. Sioux Falls Superintendent Brian Maher says he’ll step down at the end of June. Maher says there’s a “shelf life”for superintendents and that he doesn’t want to be the one who stayed too long. Maher has been a superintendent for… Read more »

Maher stepping down as Sioux Falls Superintendent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The superintendent of South Dakota’s largest school district is resigning. Sioux Falls Superintendent Brian Maher says he’ll step down at the end of June. Maher says there’s a “shelf life”for superintendents and that he doesn’t want to be the one who stayed too long. Maher has been a superintendent for… Read more »

USD President says new health sciences building badly needed

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Governor Kristi Noem included $5 million for a new health sciences building at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in her 2021 budget proposal to the legislature. USD President Sheila Gestring says it is badly needed. Gestring says the $5 five million is only part of the cost. The new… Read more »

USD President says new health sciences building badly needed

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Governor Kristi Noem included $5 million for a new health sciences building at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in her 2021 budget proposal to the legislature. USD President Sheila Gestring says it is badly needed. Gestring says the $5 five million is only part of the cost. The new… Read more »

Democrats remove interim title from Chairman Seiler

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Democratic Party central committee met over the weekend and voted to remove the interim title from Chair Randy Seiler. He says he wants to serve at least through the next election cycle. Seiler says they also set some priorities. Seiler says democrats have a good legacy to build… Read more »

Democrats remove interim title from Chairman Seiler

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Democratic Party central committee met over the weekend and voted to remove the interim title from Chair Randy Seiler. He says he wants to serve at least through the next election cycle. Seiler says they also set some priorities. Seiler says democrats have a good legacy to build… Read more »

Miss Rodeo South Dakota crowned Miss Rodeo America

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (DRG News) – Miss Rodeo South Dakota Jordan Tierney from Oral was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2020 Sunday at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. As Miss Rodeo America, Tierney will travel to events around the country serving as an ambassador for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. During a press conference… Read more »

Miss Rodeo South Dakota crowned Miss Rodeo America

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (DRG News) – Miss Rodeo South Dakota Jordan Tierney from Oral was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2020 Sunday at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. As Miss Rodeo America, Tierney will travel to events around the country serving as an ambassador for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. During a press conference… Read more »

PC Spirit Tree benefits Aberdeen Area Humane Society

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Presentation College is collecting items for the Aberdeen Area Humane Society through its Spirit Tree. Stacy Bauer, Executive Assistant to the President at PC, discussed the origins of the project. She said that anybody, not just PC faculty and students, can be involved in helping the humane society. Bauer said items… Read more »

PC Spirit Tree benefits Aberdeen Area Humane Society

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Presentation College is collecting items for the Aberdeen Area Humane Society through its Spirit Tree. Stacy Bauer, Executive Assistant to the President at PC, discussed the origins of the project. She said that anybody, not just PC faculty and students, can be involved in helping the humane society. Bauer said items… Read more »