News Author: Dave Vilhauer

Teen sustains serious life-threatening injuries in crash southeast of Groton

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – A teenager sustained serious life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash 10 miles southeast of Groton Monday. The crash was reported at 7:35 p.m. near the intersection of 140th Street and 408th Avenue. The two adult drivers had serious injuries that are not life-threatening, according to a news release from Tony Mangan… Read more »

Teen sustains serious life-threatening injuries in crash southeast of Groton

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – A teenager sustained serious life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash 10 miles southeast of Groton Monday. The crash was reported at 7:35 p.m. near the intersection of 140th Street and 408th Avenue. The two adult drivers had serious injuries that are not life-threatening, according to a news release from Tony Mangan… Read more »

Philip man identified in fatal crash east of Billsburg

BILLSBURG, S.D. (Press Release) – A Philip, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Billsburg. A 2005 Toyota Tundra was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 when it left the roadway, hit an approach and eventually rolled. Wallace Neville, the 68-year-old driver, was… Read more »

Philip man identified in fatal crash east of Billsburg

BILLSBURG, S.D. (Press Release) – A Philip, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died early Friday night in a one-vehicle crash east of Billsburg. A 2005 Toyota Tundra was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 when it left the roadway, hit an approach and eventually rolled. Wallace Neville, the 68-year-old driver, was… Read more »

South Dakota last state to register 100 positive cases of COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota being last in the nation typically isn’t a good thing, but in the case of COVID-19, it is. Gov. Kristi Noem says the state was the last one to register over 100 positive cases of the virus. She says there are currently a good supply of medical materials… Read more »

South Dakota last state to register 100 positive cases of COVID-19

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota being last in the nation typically isn’t a good thing, but in the case of COVID-19, it is. Gov. Kristi Noem says the state was the last one to register over 100 positive cases of the virus. She says there are currently a good supply of medical materials… Read more »

Avera temporarily altering clinic practices

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera is temporarily changing its clinic practices in order to protect patients and employees, and conserve resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Patients may have more appointments scheduled as virtual visits instead of in-person visits, unless the need is urgent or emergent. Virtual visits are face-to-face visits via smartphone, tablet… Read more »

Avera temporarily altering clinic practices

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera is temporarily changing its clinic practices in order to protect patients and employees, and conserve resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Patients may have more appointments scheduled as virtual visits instead of in-person visits, unless the need is urgent or emergent. Virtual visits are face-to-face visits via smartphone, tablet… Read more »

Road to be closed for work on sewer line

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 8 a.m. today, the following road will be closed to thru traffic for work on a sewer line: North State Street from 14th Avenue NE to 15th Avenue NE   Work is expected to last all day. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes until the work is… Read more »

Road to be closed for work on sewer line

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 8 a.m. today, the following road will be closed to thru traffic for work on a sewer line: North State Street from 14th Avenue NE to 15th Avenue NE   Work is expected to last all day. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes until the work is… Read more »

Lawmakers pass series of emergency measures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have passed a series of emergency measures as the state braces for the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. Many conservative lawmakers remained wary of granting broad powers to the government during the crisis. It was a historic day in the Capitol as legislators convened and voted… Read more »

Lawmakers pass series of emergency measures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have passed a series of emergency measures as the state braces for the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. Many conservative lawmakers remained wary of granting broad powers to the government during the crisis. It was a historic day in the Capitol as legislators convened and voted… Read more »

Aberdeen City Council to vote on ordinance Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Aberdeen City Council will decide Wednesday which emergency ordinance it will approve to curb the spread of COVID-19. The special meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. One of the proposed ordinances was set for a hearing Monday, but was tabled. The council has already approved first reading of… Read more »

Aberdeen City Council to vote on ordinance Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Aberdeen City Council will decide Wednesday which emergency ordinance it will approve to curb the spread of COVID-19. The special meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. One of the proposed ordinances was set for a hearing Monday, but was tabled. The council has already approved first reading of… Read more »

Johnson shares thoughts on economic rescue plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Congress passed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan last week and may have to approve more in the near future. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the plan ramped up quickly.   Johnson says the health and economic information is alarming. Johnson says it is a massive amount of federal spending.… Read more »

Johnson shares thoughts on economic rescue plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Congress passed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan last week and may have to approve more in the near future. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the plan ramped up quickly.   Johnson says the health and economic information is alarming. Johnson says it is a massive amount of federal spending.… Read more »

Charges pending following chase through Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Charges are pending against two people from Springfield, SD, who took a police officer on a brief chase through Pierre Monday afternoon. Pierre Police captain Bryan Walz says 25-year-old Ramiro Gonzalez was observed making a traffic violation shortly before 1pm. The officer attempted to stop Gonzalez’s vehicle, but Gonzalez drove… Read more »

Charges pending following chase through Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Charges are pending against two people from Springfield, SD, who took a police officer on a brief chase through Pierre Monday afternoon. Pierre Police captain Bryan Walz says 25-year-old Ramiro Gonzalez was observed making a traffic violation shortly before 1pm. The officer attempted to stop Gonzalez’s vehicle, but Gonzalez drove… Read more »

Watertown family physician tests positive for COVID-19

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Sanford Health Watertown Clinic has confirmed that a provider who works at the Watertown clinic has tested positive for COVID-19. While Sanford Health does not disclose identifying information for patients, William Devine, M.D., a family medicine physician, has chosen to self-identify. Devine’s exposure to COVID-19 is believed to be travel-related. He… Read more »

Watertown family physician tests positive for COVID-19

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Sanford Health Watertown Clinic has confirmed that a provider who works at the Watertown clinic has tested positive for COVID-19. While Sanford Health does not disclose identifying information for patients, William Devine, M.D., a family medicine physician, has chosen to self-identify. Devine’s exposure to COVID-19 is believed to be travel-related. He… Read more »