News Author: Hub City Radio Staff

Senator Thune talks about why he decided to seek reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- South Dakota Senator John Thune last weekend tweeted out his intention to run for a fourth term in the US Senate this year. He says it took some time and family discussions to get to a decision. Thune says the six year term was a big consideration. Thune says the republicans retaking a… Read more »

Senator Thune talks about why he decided to seek reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- South Dakota Senator John Thune last weekend tweeted out his intention to run for a fourth term in the US Senate this year. He says it took some time and family discussions to get to a decision. Thune says the six year term was a big consideration. Thune says the republicans retaking a… Read more »

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Winter storm forecasted for portions of the state on Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- A winter storm could have impacts across a wide area into the weekend. Peter Rogers at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says its time to think about winter driving conditions again. Rogers says they heaviest snow band is expected to fall from northeast South Dakota into southern Iowa. Rogers says… Read more »

Winter storm forecasted for portions of the state on Friday

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- A winter storm could have impacts across a wide area into the weekend. Peter Rogers at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says its time to think about winter driving conditions again. Rogers says they heaviest snow band is expected to fall from northeast South Dakota into southern Iowa. Rogers says… Read more »

Recap of Congressman Johnson Tele Town Hall held on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C.(HubCityRadio)- On Tuesday, Congressman Dusty Johnson held a tele town hall allowing him to answer questions from citizens in South Dakota. Johnson address the issue of vaccine mandates the Biden Administration is trying to implement. Johnson discuss the infrastructure bill dealing with broadband connections in rural communities. Johnson talks about ways to try to… Read more »

Recap of Congressman Johnson Tele Town Hall held on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C.(HubCityRadio)- On Tuesday, Congressman Dusty Johnson held a tele town hall allowing him to answer questions from citizens in South Dakota. Johnson address the issue of vaccine mandates the Biden Administration is trying to implement. Johnson discuss the infrastructure bill dealing with broadband connections in rural communities. Johnson talks about ways to try to… Read more »

Senator Rounds address voting rights issue

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- President Biden is putting the heat on the Senate to move on voting rights legislation. The bills would streamline the voting process and bring the states in alignment. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the state already does voting right. Rounds says the voting process should be open to voters and observers. Rounds… Read more »

Senator Rounds address voting rights issue

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- President Biden is putting the heat on the Senate to move on voting rights legislation. The bills would streamline the voting process and bring the states in alignment. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the state already does voting right. Rounds says the voting process should be open to voters and observers. Rounds… Read more »

PAWS rescue dog makes good; becomes featured face on can of Odell Brewing Company beer

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- Tuesday night’s Pierre City Commission meeting ended with a rags-to-riches story, of sorts, about a dog adopted five years ago from PAWS Animal Rescue. Commissioner Jamie Huizenga (hi-zinga) says his daughter Casi (Huizenga) Popko adopted Washburne while living in Pierre, and has since moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. He says last summer (2021),… Read more »

PAWS rescue dog makes good; becomes featured face on can of Odell Brewing Company beer

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- Tuesday night’s Pierre City Commission meeting ended with a rags-to-riches story, of sorts, about a dog adopted five years ago from PAWS Animal Rescue. Commissioner Jamie Huizenga (hi-zinga) says his daughter Casi (Huizenga) Popko adopted Washburne while living in Pierre, and has since moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. He says last summer (2021),… 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 2,534. The state had 2,708 new cases and 434 recoveries, increasing active infections to 22,743. 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 2,534. The state had 2,708 new cases and 434 recoveries, increasing active infections to 22,743. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

Reactions from the State of the State Address delivered on Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota legislative session got underway officially with Governor Kristi Noem’s State of the State speech. She highlighted her policy and spending priorities. Senate Minority Leader Troy Heinert of Mission says the states finances are in good shape. Heinert says he was disappointed the Governor didn’t talk about Covid-19. Heinert says he… Read more »

Reactions from the State of the State Address delivered on Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota legislative session got underway officially with Governor Kristi Noem’s State of the State speech. She highlighted her policy and spending priorities. Senate Minority Leader Troy Heinert of Mission says the states finances are in good shape. Heinert says he was disappointed the Governor didn’t talk about Covid-19. Heinert says he… Read more »

City of Yankton dealing with staff shortages

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The City of Yankton is experiencing some staff shortages due to a variety of issues. City Manager Amy Leon updated the city commission at their meeting Monday night. Leon says they have some job openings coming up. Leon is asking citizens to be patient if they need city services. Leon says they are… Read more »

City of Yankton dealing with staff shortages

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The City of Yankton is experiencing some staff shortages due to a variety of issues. City Manager Amy Leon updated the city commission at their meeting Monday night. Leon says they have some job openings coming up. Leon is asking citizens to be patient if they need city services. Leon says they are… Read more »

Wayne Kindle

Schools taking a wait & see approach on the Governor’s plan for civics education

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced she will propose a bill to block “action civics” from being taught in public schools. That joins other policy proposals from history to gender definitions. Yankton School Superintendent Wayne Kindle says like a number of proposals, they will wait to see what comes through the legislature. Kindle… Read more »

Schools taking a wait & see approach on the Governor’s plan for civics education

Wayne Kindle

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced she will propose a bill to block “action civics” from being taught in public schools. That joins other policy proposals from history to gender definitions. Yankton School Superintendent Wayne Kindle says like a number of proposals, they will wait to see what comes through the legislature. Kindle… Read more »

USD prepping for COVID for the spring session

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- Students are back on campuses across the state as the spring semester started this week in the midst of another Covid-19 infection surge. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says they are offering free testing among their health services. Gestring says the campus is under a voluntary mask policy. Gestring says they… Read more »

USD prepping for COVID for the spring session

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- Students are back on campuses across the state as the spring semester started this week in the midst of another Covid-19 infection surge. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says they are offering free testing among their health services. Gestring says the campus is under a voluntary mask policy. Gestring says they… Read more »