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Johnson doesn’t support budget deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – A divided U.S. House approved a two-year budget deal Thursday, increasing spending by over $300 billion and suspends the debt ceiling for two years. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says he couldn’t support the bill. Johnson says the bill doesn’t do anything to address the expanding national debt. Johnson says Republicans… Read more »

Johnson doesn’t support budget deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – A divided U.S. House approved a two-year budget deal Thursday, increasing spending by over $300 billion and suspends the debt ceiling for two years. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says he couldn’t support the bill. Johnson says the bill doesn’t do anything to address the expanding national debt. Johnson says Republicans… Read more »

Thune says current budget short-term fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Congressional Budget Office estimates the federal deficit for the current budget year is over $740 billion, up over 23 percent from last year and may end up over a trillion dollars by the end of the fiscal year in September. South Dakota Senator John Thune says Congress can only easily… Read more »

Thune says current budget short-term fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Congressional Budget Office estimates the federal deficit for the current budget year is over $740 billion, up over 23 percent from last year and may end up over a trillion dollars by the end of the fiscal year in September. South Dakota Senator John Thune says Congress can only easily… Read more »

Committee hears testimony on electric service annexation

PIERRE, S.D. (KXLG) – The Electric Services in an Annexed Area Study Committee  held its first meeting on Thursday at the State Capitol in Pierre, S.D. The interim committee was created through the passage of Senate Bill 66 by the 2019 Legislature. SB 66, otherwise known as the Territorial Integrity Act, sought to freeze electric… Read more »

Committee hears testimony on electric service annexation

PIERRE, S.D. (KXLG) – The Electric Services in an Annexed Area Study Committee  held its first meeting on Thursday at the State Capitol in Pierre, S.D. The interim committee was created through the passage of Senate Bill 66 by the 2019 Legislature. SB 66, otherwise known as the Territorial Integrity Act, sought to freeze electric… Read more »

Rounds says budget is best deal Congress could agree on

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the budget deal approved in the House this week. The budget increases spending for military and domestic programs and extends the debt ceiling for two years. Many conservatives are critical of the $320 billion in extra spending. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says… Read more »

Rounds says budget is best deal Congress could agree on

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the budget deal approved in the House this week. The budget increases spending for military and domestic programs and extends the debt ceiling for two years. Many conservatives are critical of the $320 billion in extra spending. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says… Read more »

Second man charged in kidnapping, killing of Yankton woman

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have charged a second man in the kidnapping and killing of a South Dakota woman last year. A federal indictment filed July 17 charges Ramon Simpson, of Norfolk, Nebraska, with kidnapping resulting in death and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the killing of Phyllis Hunhoff. Joseph Lloyd James was also… Read more »

Second man charged in kidnapping, killing of Yankton woman

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have charged a second man in the kidnapping and killing of a South Dakota woman last year. A federal indictment filed July 17 charges Ramon Simpson, of Norfolk, Nebraska, with kidnapping resulting in death and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the killing of Phyllis Hunhoff. Joseph Lloyd James was also… Read more »

Man rescued after falling into ravine at Badlands National Park

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Crews working in a storm have rescued a 23-year-old man who fell into a ravine and became wedged between rocks in southwestern South Dakota. Pennington County authorities say the man started walking after his vehicle became disabled and fell into the ravine at Sheep Mountain Overlook in Badlands National Park… Read more »

Man rescued after falling into ravine at Badlands National Park

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Crews working in a storm have rescued a 23-year-old man who fell into a ravine and became wedged between rocks in southwestern South Dakota. Pennington County authorities say the man started walking after his vehicle became disabled and fell into the ravine at Sheep Mountain Overlook in Badlands National Park… Read more »

FEMA has seen all types of damage in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are going out to individuals in South Dakota that had their homes and businesses damaged in the March storms and flooding. FEMA spokesperson Pam Saulsby says they have seen all types of damages. Just under $7 million has been paid out so far. Saulsby… Read more »

FEMA has seen all types of damage in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are going out to individuals in South Dakota that had their homes and businesses damaged in the March storms and flooding. FEMA spokesperson Pam Saulsby says they have seen all types of damages. Just under $7 million has been paid out so far. Saulsby… Read more »

Search is on for more zebra mussels

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The search is on for evidence of more zebra mussel infestations. Lake Sharpe on the Missouri River was the latest water body found to have the invasive pests. Dan Klimisch of Yankton is Chairman of the James River Water Development Board of Directors and says the river has not been checked.… Read more »

Search is on for more zebra mussels

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The search is on for evidence of more zebra mussel infestations. Lake Sharpe on the Missouri River was the latest water body found to have the invasive pests. Dan Klimisch of Yankton is Chairman of the James River Water Development Board of Directors and says the river has not been checked.… Read more »

Workshop for small businesses on Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Elm Digital Marketing is offering a workshop for small businesses on Tuesday, July 30. The event runs from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Workshop, 208 S. Main St. Josh Latterell, Owner and CEO of Elm Digital Marketing, said this workshop is to help small businesses get more leads and… Read more »

Workshop for small businesses on Tuesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Elm Digital Marketing is offering a workshop for small businesses on Tuesday, July 30. The event runs from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Downtown Workshop, 208 S. Main St. Josh Latterell, Owner and CEO of Elm Digital Marketing, said this workshop is to help small businesses get more leads and… Read more »

Keeping health care services in rural areas challenging

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Keeping health care services and providers in rural areas is becoming a major challenge. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says the area has strong medical community now. Ekeren says it will be more difficult to find and recruit doctors in the future. Ekeren says they need… Read more »

Keeping health care services in rural areas challenging

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Keeping health care services and providers in rural areas is becoming a major challenge. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says the area has strong medical community now. Ekeren says it will be more difficult to find and recruit doctors in the future. Ekeren says they need… Read more »