News Category: Local News

Proposal would set up PUC as mediator in electric disputes

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A legislative proposal would set up the Public Utilities Commission as the mediator in disputes between rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. The two sides have been sparring over service territories. The rurals don’t like it when a city annexes land and then takes over electric service. Commissioner Chris Nelson says… Read more »

Proposal would set up PUC as mediator in electric disputes

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A legislative proposal would set up the Public Utilities Commission as the mediator in disputes between rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. The two sides have been sparring over service territories. The rurals don’t like it when a city annexes land and then takes over electric service. Commissioner Chris Nelson says… Read more »

FEMA official encourages people to register, even if damage was minor

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. They offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the September storms and flooding. Each center is open for five days. Nate Custer is an information officer with FEMA. He… Read more »

FEMA official encourages people to register, even if damage was minor

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. They offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the September storms and flooding. Each center is open for five days. Nate Custer is an information officer with FEMA. He… Read more »

FFA members participating in State Leadership Development Events

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Around 500 South Dakota FFA members started their week in Pierre participating in the State Leadership Development Events. Gettysburg senior Hunter Eide (eye-dee) competed in Parliamentary Procedure, Prepared Public Speaking and Extemporaneous Speaking. He says Parli Pro is his favorite. Hitchcock-Tulare sophomore Kyle Hamilton was in the Agriculture Communications contest.… Read more »

FFA members participating in State Leadership Development Events

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Around 500 South Dakota FFA members started their week in Pierre participating in the State Leadership Development Events. Gettysburg senior Hunter Eide (eye-dee) competed in Parliamentary Procedure, Prepared Public Speaking and Extemporaneous Speaking. He says Parli Pro is his favorite. Hitchcock-Tulare sophomore Kyle Hamilton was in the Agriculture Communications contest.… Read more »

Missouri River reservoir levels dropping rapidly

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is racing winter, trying to drop Missouri River reservoir levels low enough to handle the anticipated spring runoff. Mike Swenson with the Corps in Omaha says those levels are rapidly dropping. Swenson says the flows from Gavins Point Dam are being cut back. Swenson says the bigger… Read more »

Missouri River reservoir levels dropping rapidly

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers is racing winter, trying to drop Missouri River reservoir levels low enough to handle the anticipated spring runoff. Mike Swenson with the Corps in Omaha says those levels are rapidly dropping. Swenson says the flows from Gavins Point Dam are being cut back. Swenson says the bigger… Read more »

Individuals identified in fatal fire near Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Relatives have identified two people found dead in a fire at their home near Pine Ridge as a father and his adult son. Jackie Mousseaux says her 29-year-old brother, Jason Mousseaux, and her 64-year-old father, Ronald Mousseaux Jr., died when fire swept their trailer home a week ago. Oglala Sioux… Read more »

Individuals identified in fatal fire near Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Relatives have identified two people found dead in a fire at their home near Pine Ridge as a father and his adult son. Jackie Mousseaux says her 29-year-old brother, Jason Mousseaux, and her 64-year-old father, Ronald Mousseaux Jr., died when fire swept their trailer home a week ago. Oglala Sioux… Read more »

Three arrested after gun fired at Sioux Falls hotel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Police say three people have been arrested after one of them fired a gun at a Sioux Falls hotel. Officers were called to the RedRock Inn Sunday about 9:30 p.m. where investigators determined a man had fired a gun at another person and his dog and then ran into one… Read more »

Three arrested after gun fired at Sioux Falls hotel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Police say three people have been arrested after one of them fired a gun at a Sioux Falls hotel. Officers were called to the RedRock Inn Sunday about 9:30 p.m. where investigators determined a man had fired a gun at another person and his dog and then ran into one… Read more »

Disaster Recovery Centers opening in six counties

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from Sept. 9 – 26, 2019. Each center will be open for five… Read more »

Disaster Recovery Centers opening in six counties

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from Sept. 9 – 26, 2019. Each center will be open for five… Read more »

South Dakota gets grade of D on fighting sex trafficking of minors

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – A recent report gave South Dakota a “D” grade when it comes to fighting the sex trafficking of minors. It was one of only two states to grade that low. South Dakota is one of the few states that saw its grade fall, primarily because of legislation that sent any minor… Read more »

South Dakota gets grade of D on fighting sex trafficking of minors

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – A recent report gave South Dakota a “D” grade when it comes to fighting the sex trafficking of minors. It was one of only two states to grade that low. South Dakota is one of the few states that saw its grade fall, primarily because of legislation that sent any minor… Read more »

SD Voice lawsuit being heard in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A federal trial challenging a state law that will require petition circulators to register is getting underway in Aberdeen. The lawsuit, filed by the grassroots organization SD Voice, seeks an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It requires petition circulators to apply with the secretary of state… Read more »

SD Voice lawsuit being heard in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A federal trial challenging a state law that will require petition circulators to register is getting underway in Aberdeen. The lawsuit, filed by the grassroots organization SD Voice, seeks an injunction to stop the law from taking effect next July. It requires petition circulators to apply with the secretary of state… Read more »

Economics professor says China trade agreement would be big boost

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – A recent survey of business managers in the nine state Mid America region found the possibility of an economic contraction in the next six months. Ernie Goss, an economics professor at Creighton University in Omaha, says getting a trade agreement with China would be a big boost. Goss says Congress is… Read more »

Economics professor says China trade agreement would be big boost

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – A recent survey of business managers in the nine state Mid America region found the possibility of an economic contraction in the next six months. Ernie Goss, an economics professor at Creighton University in Omaha, says getting a trade agreement with China would be a big boost. Goss says Congress is… Read more »