News Author: Hub City Radio Staff

School boards across the state preparing for new subject standards

FREEMAN, S.D.(WNAX)- While the attention has been on social studies standards being rewritten by the South Dakota Department of Education, most subject standards are redone every five to seven years. Jake Tietje, Superintendent at Freeman Public Schools, says they work within the frame of the state standards. Tietje says teachers can adapt the standards in… Read more »

School boards across the state preparing for new subject standards

FREEMAN, S.D.(WNAX)- While the attention has been on social studies standards being rewritten by the South Dakota Department of Education, most subject standards are redone every five to seven years. Jake Tietje, Superintendent at Freeman Public Schools, says they work within the frame of the state standards. Tietje says teachers can adapt the standards in… Read more »

The School Finance Accountability Board receive update on COVID funds

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The School Finance Accountability Board got a report of where those dollars landed this week. Cody Stoesser, director of finance for the state Education Department, says the federal funding pushed a number of districts over their cash balance limit. State law limits the amount of money a district can hold in their cash… Read more »

The School Finance Accountability Board receive update on COVID funds

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The School Finance Accountability Board got a report of where those dollars landed this week. Cody Stoesser, director of finance for the state Education Department, says the federal funding pushed a number of districts over their cash balance limit. State law limits the amount of money a district can hold in their cash… Read more »

Lewis & Clark Regional Water System to receive funding from the infrastructure bill

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- A tri state water project could soon get the funding they need to get close to the finish line. Executive Director Troy Larson says the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will be included in a billion dollars of federal funding to the Bureau of Reclamation under the just passed infrastructure bill. Larson… Read more »

Lewis & Clark Regional Water System to receive funding from the infrastructure bill

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- A tri state water project could soon get the funding they need to get close to the finish line. Executive Director Troy Larson says the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will be included in a billion dollars of federal funding to the Bureau of Reclamation under the just passed infrastructure bill. Larson… Read more »

Theresa Bentaas sentenced in the 1981 death of “Baby Andrew”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- Judge Brad Zell sentences Theresa Bentaas to 10 years in prison, with nine years suspended and credit for 73 days served, in the death of “Baby Andrew” in 1981. Justin Bentaas, Theresa’s mother, testified for his mother at Thursday’s sentencing hearing. Zell said it was inconclusive if the baby was still alive… Read more »

Theresa Bentaas sentenced in the 1981 death of “Baby Andrew”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- Judge Brad Zell sentences Theresa Bentaas to 10 years in prison, with nine years suspended and credit for 73 days served, in the death of “Baby Andrew” in 1981. Justin Bentaas, Theresa’s mother, testified for his mother at Thursday’s sentencing hearing. Zell said it was inconclusive if the baby was still alive… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 2 new COVID-19 related deaths(1 in Brown County)

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 2 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases increased & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,357. The state had 512 new cases and 354 recoveries, increasing active infections to 7,572. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 2 new COVID-19 related deaths(1 in Brown County)

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 2 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases increased & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,357. The state had 512 new cases and 354 recoveries, increasing active infections to 7,572. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus… Read more »

Cold temps not expected to arrive until the end of the month

AMES, I.A.(WNAX)- Much of the northern plains have been basking in mild dry conditions for most of the late fall. Dennis Todey, Head of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames Iowa says the arctic chill is way to our north. Todey says the same weather pattern has been in place for several weeks, Todey says… Read more »

Cold temps not expected to arrive until the end of the month

AMES, I.A.(WNAX)- Much of the northern plains have been basking in mild dry conditions for most of the late fall. Dennis Todey, Head of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames Iowa says the arctic chill is way to our north. Todey says the same weather pattern has been in place for several weeks, Todey says… Read more »

Rapid City Mayor express his opinion on the topic of homelessness

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- The issue of homelessness and affordable housing in Rapid City continues to be deeply controversial, especially as the cold of a South Dakota winter looms in the distance. Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, appearing on the Rapid City Morning News, reiterated his philosophy of individual, rather than governmental support for people experiencing… Read more »

Rapid City Mayor express his opinion on the topic of homelessness

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- The issue of homelessness and affordable housing in Rapid City continues to be deeply controversial, especially as the cold of a South Dakota winter looms in the distance. Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender, appearing on the Rapid City Morning News, reiterated his philosophy of individual, rather than governmental support for people experiencing… Read more »

NDN Collective offer their support to improving climate change

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Following the recent international COP26 Climate Summit in Scotland, Jade Begay representing NDN Collective said the group had a goal of being connected with governmental leaders. Begay, director of NDN’s climate justice campaign and member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, is doing just that. Begay being one of four… Read more »

NDN Collective offer their support to improving climate change

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Following the recent international COP26 Climate Summit in Scotland, Jade Begay representing NDN Collective said the group had a goal of being connected with governmental leaders. Begay, director of NDN’s climate justice campaign and member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, is doing just that. Begay being one of four… 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 increased & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,355. The state had 615 new cases and 415 recoveries, increasing active infections to 7,416. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus… 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 increased & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,355. The state had 615 new cases and 415 recoveries, increasing active infections to 7,416. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus… Read more »

Congressman Johnson still not supporting Build Back Better bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- The “Build Back Better” bill backed by President Biden would, among other things, provide over a billion dollars to help expansion of the biofuels industry. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says that’s not enough to get him to support “BBB”. Tax cuts passed under President Trump added about two trillion dollars to the… Read more »

Congressman Johnson still not supporting Build Back Better bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- The “Build Back Better” bill backed by President Biden would, among other things, provide over a billion dollars to help expansion of the biofuels industry. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says that’s not enough to get him to support “BBB”. Tax cuts passed under President Trump added about two trillion dollars to the… Read more »