News Year: 2021

Bill to update South Dakota’s physician assistant laws to be discuss in 2022

WINNER, S.D.(KYNT)- A bill that would modernize South Dakota’s physician assistant laws will be making a comeback during session next month. Senator Erin Tobin of Winner is sponsoring the bill. She says her bill would allow physician assistants full practice authority. Tobin adds that this bill would revolutionize healthcare in the very rural parts of… Read more »

Bill to update South Dakota’s physician assistant laws to be discuss in 2022

WINNER, S.D.(KYNT)- A bill that would modernize South Dakota’s physician assistant laws will be making a comeback during session next month. Senator Erin Tobin of Winner is sponsoring the bill. She says her bill would allow physician assistants full practice authority. Tobin adds that this bill would revolutionize healthcare in the very rural parts of… Read more »

2022 Legislative Cracker Barrel dates set

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting three legislative cracker barrels in 2022. All sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 10am to 12pm in the Kessler’s Champions Club, Barnett Center, Northern State University campus. The dates are January 29, February 12 and March… Read more »

2022 Legislative Cracker Barrel dates set

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting three legislative cracker barrels in 2022. All sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 10am to 12pm in the Kessler’s Champions Club, Barnett Center, Northern State University campus. The dates are January 29, February 12 and March… Read more »

SD PUC Chairman not happy with the energy companies & regulators

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- When Texas froze up in February, it started a cascading chain of events with rolling blackouts and natural gas disruptions across the middle of the country. While energy companies and regulators have been meeting since that happened, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Chris Nelson says the problems have not been solved. Nelson… Read more »

SD PUC Chairman not happy with the energy companies & regulators

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- When Texas froze up in February, it started a cascading chain of events with rolling blackouts and natural gas disruptions across the middle of the country. While energy companies and regulators have been meeting since that happened, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Chairman Chris Nelson says the problems have not been solved. Nelson… Read more »

SD legislators to address child care next year

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Finding workers to fill numerous openings depends on a number of factors including pay, housing and often childcare. Nancy Wenande, C.E.O. of Yankton Thrive, says the one hundred million dollars in child care grants proposed by Governor Kristi Noem won’t fill in all the gaps. Wenande says childcare can often cost as much… Read more »

SD legislators to address child care next year

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Finding workers to fill numerous openings depends on a number of factors including pay, housing and often childcare. Nancy Wenande, C.E.O. of Yankton Thrive, says the one hundred million dollars in child care grants proposed by Governor Kristi Noem won’t fill in all the gaps. Wenande says childcare can often cost as much… Read more »

Yankton County Commission approve raise for their employees

The Yankton County Commission included a one-point two percent raise for county employees in the budget they approved for next year. At their final meeting of the year yesterday, (Tuesday) Commission Chair Cheri Loest says she was asked about possibly raising that. Loest says she talked to commissioners from a number of other counties. Commissioner… Read more »

Yankton County Commission approve raise for their employees

The Yankton County Commission included a one-point two percent raise for county employees in the budget they approved for next year. At their final meeting of the year yesterday, (Tuesday) Commission Chair Cheri Loest says she was asked about possibly raising that. Loest says she talked to commissioners from a number of other counties. Commissioner… Read more »

Sioux Falls Mayor talk about what they’ll do with COVID relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- Mayor Paul TenHaken says Sioux Falls will benefit long term from the federal money for COVID relief even though our economy stayed strong. The Mayor says sending the money back would mean it’d just go to someone else. So TenHaken says Sioux Falls was able put the funds to use on special… Read more »

Sioux Falls Mayor talk about what they’ll do with COVID relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- Mayor Paul TenHaken says Sioux Falls will benefit long term from the federal money for COVID relief even though our economy stayed strong. The Mayor says sending the money back would mean it’d just go to someone else. So TenHaken says Sioux Falls was able put the funds to use on special… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 6 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 6 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations increased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,474. The state had 944 new cases and 338 recoveries, increasing active infections to 7,871. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 6 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 6 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations increased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,474. The state had 944 new cases and 338 recoveries, increasing active infections to 7,871. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

Brown County approves equipment purchases for dive team

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- Homeland Security grants will be used to expand the personal protective equipment for Brown County’s emergency dive team. Brown County Commissioners approved $12,627 in equipment purchases at Tuesday’s meeting. Dive team member Jason Vilhauer said this will round out the equipment needs for volunteers who respond to calls, ensuring a five-member team is… Read more »

Brown County approves equipment purchases for dive team

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- Homeland Security grants will be used to expand the personal protective equipment for Brown County’s emergency dive team. Brown County Commissioners approved $12,627 in equipment purchases at Tuesday’s meeting. Dive team member Jason Vilhauer said this will round out the equipment needs for volunteers who respond to calls, ensuring a five-member team is… Read more »

SD House Majority Leader discuss upcoming issues in the 2022 legislative session

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.As the House begins it’s investigation into the fatal traffic accident involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, Majority Leader Kent Peterson says nothing has been decided Much of the committee’s work will be in executive session and not open to the public. South Dakota is feeling the pressure from inflation and that’s reflected in… Read more »

SD House Majority Leader discuss upcoming issues in the 2022 legislative session

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.As the House begins it’s investigation into the fatal traffic accident involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, Majority Leader Kent Peterson says nothing has been decided Much of the committee’s work will be in executive session and not open to the public. South Dakota is feeling the pressure from inflation and that’s reflected in… Read more »

Staffing issues exist at law enforcement agencies

YANKTON, S.D.(KYNT)- Staffing issues continue to plague many businesses and companies not only in Yankton, but across South Dakota. The lack of trained staff is not only an issue for businesses, but also for law enforcement agencies. South Dakota Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Staci Akerman says law enforcement agencies need to work cooperatively. Akerman adds… Read more »

Staffing issues exist at law enforcement agencies

YANKTON, S.D.(KYNT)- Staffing issues continue to plague many businesses and companies not only in Yankton, but across South Dakota. The lack of trained staff is not only an issue for businesses, but also for law enforcement agencies. South Dakota Sheriff’s Association Executive Director Staci Akerman says law enforcement agencies need to work cooperatively. Akerman adds… Read more »