News Author: Hub City Radio Staff

Redistricting committee to meet June 1st to deal with the Census numbers

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The US Census Bureau released the first official numbers of the 2020 Census this week, showing South Dakota grew eight-point nine percent in the last decade, with a total population of 886,667. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says that is the first step in the redistricting process. Each legislative district needs a population… Read more »

Redistricting committee to meet June 1st to deal with the Census numbers

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The US Census Bureau released the first official numbers of the 2020 Census this week, showing South Dakota grew eight-point nine percent in the last decade, with a total population of 886,667. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says that is the first step in the redistricting process. Each legislative district needs a population… Read more »

School consolidations on the decline in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- As finances and enrollments stabilize, the drive for school consolidations have cooled off. Tom Oster, with Dakota Education Consultants, says he is working with a few districts talking about consolidation. Oster says money isn’t always the deciding factor in merging districts. Oster says new technology including remote learning has helped slow down the… Read more »

School consolidations on the decline in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- As finances and enrollments stabilize, the drive for school consolidations have cooled off. Tom Oster, with Dakota Education Consultants, says he is working with a few districts talking about consolidation. Oster says money isn’t always the deciding factor in merging districts. Oster says new technology including remote learning has helped slow down the… Read more »

SD Legislative special sessions for late May to early June appears less likely

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- It appears the chances for a special session of the South Dakota legislature this spring are very low. Governor Kristi Noem had said a special session would be needed to deal with the billions of new federal dollars coming to the state and rules for medical marijuana. House Majority Leader Kent Peterson of… Read more »

SD Legislative special sessions for late May to early June appears less likely

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- It appears the chances for a special session of the South Dakota legislature this spring are very low. Governor Kristi Noem had said a special session would be needed to deal with the billions of new federal dollars coming to the state and rules for medical marijuana. House Majority Leader Kent Peterson of… Read more »

NSU Jazz Swing concert set for April 30

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – On Friday night, April 30, the Northern State University Jazz Ensembles will perform a “Jazz Swing Concert” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater. This concert is in place of the 15-year tradition of ending the semester with a swing dance at the Ward Hotel, Shrine Ballroom, former American Legion… Read more »

NSU Jazz Swing concert set for April 30

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – On Friday night, April 30, the Northern State University Jazz Ensembles will perform a “Jazz Swing Concert” in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Jewett Theater. This concert is in place of the 15-year tradition of ending the semester with a swing dance at the Ward Hotel, Shrine Ballroom, former American Legion… Read more »

South Dakota Congressional delegation reacts to Wednesday night Biden address

WASHINGTON, D.C.(DRGNews)- U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress: “The past year has challenged Americans as our country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic and recover from the economic crisis it caused. I believe our brightest days lie ahead – but… Read more »

South Dakota Congressional delegation reacts to Wednesday night Biden address

WASHINGTON, D.C.(DRGNews)- U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress: “The past year has challenged Americans as our country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic and recover from the economic crisis it caused. I believe our brightest days lie ahead – but… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports no new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported no new COVID-related deaths, while active cases decreased & hospitalizations increased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 1,962. The state had 135 new cases and 201 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 1,722. Those hospitalized in connection with the… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports no new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported no new COVID-related deaths, while active cases decreased & hospitalizations increased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 1,962. The state had 135 new cases and 201 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 1,722. Those hospitalized in connection with the… Read more »

South Dakota looking for banner 2021 summer in tourism

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- As the weather warms and the pandemic fades, South Dakota could see lots of visitors this summer. State Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says despite Covid-19, last year was still pretty good. Hagen says they are getting indications of greatly increased interest in the state. Hagen says they are also hearing from businesses… Read more »

South Dakota looking for banner 2021 summer in tourism

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- As the weather warms and the pandemic fades, South Dakota could see lots of visitors this summer. State Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says despite Covid-19, last year was still pretty good. Hagen says they are getting indications of greatly increased interest in the state. Hagen says they are also hearing from businesses… Read more »

Rural electric cooperatives seeing issues with increase demand and limited construction materials

MARION, S.D.(WNAX)- Demand for new service along with a slow down in construction materials is creating some issues for rural electric cooperatives. Brad Schardin, Manager of Southeastern Electric based in Marion, says they are getting lots of requests for new and expanded services. Schardin says the demand will lead to building some new substations and… Read more »

Rural electric cooperatives seeing issues with increase demand and limited construction materials

MARION, S.D.(WNAX)- Demand for new service along with a slow down in construction materials is creating some issues for rural electric cooperatives. Brad Schardin, Manager of Southeastern Electric based in Marion, says they are getting lots of requests for new and expanded services. Schardin says the demand will lead to building some new substations and… Read more »

More reactions from legislators on SB55 task force

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Legislators on the interim Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota legislature debated the future of the six state universities at the meeting last week. That came during discussion of the “SB55 Task Force” that is studying the Regents and the administration of the schools. Representative Steven Haugaard of Sioux Falls questioned the… Read more »

More reactions from legislators on SB55 task force

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Legislators on the interim Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota legislature debated the future of the six state universities at the meeting last week. That came during discussion of the “SB55 Task Force” that is studying the Regents and the administration of the schools. Representative Steven Haugaard of Sioux Falls questioned the… Read more »

SD DOT to post signs regarding weight limits on bridges near interstates

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be posting signs on twenty-one bridges on and near interstates due to a federal requirement on emergency vehicle weight limits. David Coley, a D.O.T. bridge management engineer, says the rules allow some of those vehicles to exceed current limits at times. Coley says large emergency vehicles… Read more »

SD DOT to post signs regarding weight limits on bridges near interstates

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be posting signs on twenty-one bridges on and near interstates due to a federal requirement on emergency vehicle weight limits. David Coley, a D.O.T. bridge management engineer, says the rules allow some of those vehicles to exceed current limits at times. Coley says large emergency vehicles… Read more »