News Category: Local News

Johnson pleased USDA investigation moving ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Speaking on the House floor last week, South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson said he’s pleased the USDA is moving ahead with their investigation into the cattle markets and the price drop that occurred after fire destroyed a Kansas meat packing plant. He says cattle producers are looking for answers that that… Read more »

Johnson pleased USDA investigation moving ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Speaking on the House floor last week, South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson said he’s pleased the USDA is moving ahead with their investigation into the cattle markets and the price drop that occurred after fire destroyed a Kansas meat packing plant. He says cattle producers are looking for answers that that… Read more »

Senator says pipeline protest bill was rushed through process

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of parts of South Dakota’s new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol issued the injunction this week pointing out issues with First Amendment rights. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton opposed the bill when… Read more »

Senator says pipeline protest bill was rushed through process

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of parts of South Dakota’s new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol issued the injunction this week pointing out issues with First Amendment rights. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton opposed the bill when… Read more »

Chances for early frost diminishing

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While the year has been a struggle for many ag producers across the northern plains due to wet conditions, there is one piece of good news now as it appears the chances for an early frost are diminishing. During the monthly north central regional climate update, Montana State Climatologist Kelsey Jencso… Read more »

Chances for early frost diminishing

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While the year has been a struggle for many ag producers across the northern plains due to wet conditions, there is one piece of good news now as it appears the chances for an early frost are diminishing. During the monthly north central regional climate update, Montana State Climatologist Kelsey Jencso… Read more »

Past Corn Growers leader disappointed in President’s decision

HECLA, S.D. (WNAX) – President Trump revoked California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. The move is concerning for the U.S. ethanol industry hoping to serve that market. Past South Dakota Corn Grower’s President Troy Knecht serves on the Board of Directors for the American Coalition for Ethanol. He says the move by… Read more »

Past Corn Growers leader disappointed in President’s decision

HECLA, S.D. (WNAX) – President Trump revoked California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. The move is concerning for the U.S. ethanol industry hoping to serve that market. Past South Dakota Corn Grower’s President Troy Knecht serves on the Board of Directors for the American Coalition for Ethanol. He says the move by… Read more »

Tax collections at State Fair increase

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) — Tax collections at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair have increased by 5.79 percent compared to last year. The latest figures from the five-day fair in Huron, S.D., show $217,923 in total tax collections, which is an increase from last year’s total of $206,000. The 2019 fair featured 435 vendors—an… Read more »

Tax collections at State Fair increase

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) — Tax collections at the 2019 South Dakota State Fair have increased by 5.79 percent compared to last year. The latest figures from the five-day fair in Huron, S.D., show $217,923 in total tax collections, which is an increase from last year’s total of $206,000. The 2019 fair featured 435 vendors—an… Read more »

City to spray for mosquitoes Monday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city wide ground spray for mosquitoes on Monday, Sept. 23 between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and Midnight. 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… Read more »

City to spray for mosquitoes Monday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – The City of Aberdeen has scheduled a city wide ground spray for mosquitoes on Monday, Sept. 23 between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and Midnight. 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… Read more »

Corps attempting to move stored water

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers continues to adjust releases from dams on the Missouri River in an attempt to move stored water, while trying to avoid further downstream flooding. Mike Swenson, with the water management office at Corps Headquarters in Omaha, says storage went up last week. Swenson says releases from Gavins… Read more »

Corps attempting to move stored water

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers continues to adjust releases from dams on the Missouri River in an attempt to move stored water, while trying to avoid further downstream flooding. Mike Swenson, with the water management office at Corps Headquarters in Omaha, says storage went up last week. Swenson says releases from Gavins… Read more »

Four-way stop planned for intersection of fatal accident

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Transportation announced that they are working to install additional traffic control measures at the intersection of Highways 34 and 37 in Sanborn County, changing it from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. “Keeping South Dakota safe is our number one… Read more »

Four-way stop planned for intersection of fatal accident

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Transportation announced that they are working to install additional traffic control measures at the intersection of Highways 34 and 37 in Sanborn County, changing it from a two-way stop to a four-way stop. “Keeping South Dakota safe is our number one… Read more »

Cold front moving across the state today

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KWAT) — A cold front moving across South Dakota today and tonight could be the trigger point for the development of severe storms. National Weather Service forecaster Renee Wise says some of the storms could be severe. Wise says the strongest storms in northeast South Dakota are expected to occur during the overnight… Read more »

Cold front moving across the state today

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KWAT) — A cold front moving across South Dakota today and tonight could be the trigger point for the development of severe storms. National Weather Service forecaster Renee Wise says some of the storms could be severe. Wise says the strongest storms in northeast South Dakota are expected to occur during the overnight… Read more »

Watertown crash now considered a homicide investigation

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A stunning development today in the investigation of a fatal car crash on Highway 212 in Watertown. Police don’t believe it was an accident that took the life of 43 year-old Dawn Meyer. Assistant Police Chief Tim Toomey says investigators working the case believe the 16 year-old boy from Moorhead, Minnesota… Read more »

Watertown crash now considered a homicide investigation

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — A stunning development today in the investigation of a fatal car crash on Highway 212 in Watertown. Police don’t believe it was an accident that took the life of 43 year-old Dawn Meyer. Assistant Police Chief Tim Toomey says investigators working the case believe the 16 year-old boy from Moorhead, Minnesota… Read more »