News Category: Local News

Gov. Noem visits Sioux Falls following storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was in Sioux Falls Wednesday looking over damage from overnight storms and tornadoes and meeting with local officials. She says the response has been very well coordinated.   National Weather Service officials said three tornadoes touched down, with winds estimated at 120 to 130 miles… Read more »

Gov. Noem visits Sioux Falls following storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was in Sioux Falls Wednesday looking over damage from overnight storms and tornadoes and meeting with local officials. She says the response has been very well coordinated.   National Weather Service officials said three tornadoes touched down, with winds estimated at 120 to 130 miles… Read more »

Sioux Falls dealing with aftermath of tornadoes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Residents and business owners in Sioux Falls are dealing with the aftermath of destructive tornadoes and straight line winds. Some neighborhoods are a maze of roads closed by fallen trees as drivers navigate alternative routes. Crews repair gas and power lines damaged in the storm overnight Tuesday. A backyard shed… Read more »

Sioux Falls dealing with aftermath of tornadoes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Residents and business owners in Sioux Falls are dealing with the aftermath of destructive tornadoes and straight line winds. Some neighborhoods are a maze of roads closed by fallen trees as drivers navigate alternative routes. Crews repair gas and power lines damaged in the storm overnight Tuesday. A backyard shed… Read more »

ABBY Awards event Sept. 19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual ABBY Awards will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 19. This year’s theme is Aberdeen: The Greatest Town. The Chamber’s 135th Anniversary will also be celebrated. The ABBY Awards are presented in various categories including Agribusiness, Bridge Builder, Community Involvement-Business, Community Involvement-Not for Profit,… Read more »

ABBY Awards event Sept. 19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual ABBY Awards will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 19. This year’s theme is Aberdeen: The Greatest Town. The Chamber’s 135th Anniversary will also be celebrated. The ABBY Awards are presented in various categories including Agribusiness, Bridge Builder, Community Involvement-Business, Community Involvement-Not for Profit,… Read more »

Dept. of Education head doesn’t recommend district split for Meade Co.

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – The Meade 46-1 School Board met in special session last night at the new Central Meade County School in Union Center. The topic of the special hearing – a proposal to split the district in two – with the rural areas of Union Center and Enning being their own district. Dr.… Read more »

Dept. of Education head doesn’t recommend district split for Meade Co.

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – The Meade 46-1 School Board met in special session last night at the new Central Meade County School in Union Center. The topic of the special hearing – a proposal to split the district in two – with the rural areas of Union Center and Enning being their own district. Dr.… 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 »

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 »