News Category: Local News

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 decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,979. The state had 1,438 new cases and 1,530 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 4,210. 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 decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 2,979. The state had 1,438 new cases and 1,530 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 4,210. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

Ag Land Assessment Task Force met Tuesday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Ag Land Assessment Task Force of the South Dakota legislature held their first meeting of the interim Tuesday in Pierre. Task Force Chairman, Representative Kirk Chaffee (chay-fee) of Whitewood laid out some of their goals. There have been complaints, mostly from grassland owners, that the productivity model of property tax assessment has… Read more »

Ag Land Assessment Task Force met Tuesday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Ag Land Assessment Task Force of the South Dakota legislature held their first meeting of the interim Tuesday in Pierre. Task Force Chairman, Representative Kirk Chaffee (chay-fee) of Whitewood laid out some of their goals. There have been complaints, mostly from grassland owners, that the productivity model of property tax assessment has… Read more »

ACLU of South Dakota opposes the new social studies standards

SOUTH DAKOTA(Press Release)- Over the last year, there has been an increase of state-based efforts to restrict the teaching of so-called “divisive concepts.” This nationwide push is part of a coordinated effort to limit teacher and student rights, free speech and take away the ability to discuss racial justice issues in classrooms. It’s happening in… Read more »

ACLU of South Dakota opposes the new social studies standards

SOUTH DAKOTA(Press Release)- Over the last year, there has been an increase of state-based efforts to restrict the teaching of so-called “divisive concepts.” This nationwide push is part of a coordinated effort to limit teacher and student rights, free speech and take away the ability to discuss racial justice issues in classrooms. It’s happening in… Read more »

Summit Carbon Solutions provides update on the pipeline at DakotaFest

MITCHELL, S.D.(WNAX)- The backers of the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline expect to have most land easements in hand and a final route selected later this year. Chief Commercial Officer Jim Pirolli says they are still adjusting the potential pipeline route in eastern South Dakota. At a forum at Dakotafest, Pirolli says they have about thirty… Read more »

Summit Carbon Solutions provides update on the pipeline at DakotaFest

MITCHELL, S.D.(WNAX)- The backers of the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline expect to have most land easements in hand and a final route selected later this year. Chief Commercial Officer Jim Pirolli says they are still adjusting the potential pipeline route in eastern South Dakota. At a forum at Dakotafest, Pirolli says they have about thirty… Read more »

Governor Noem comments on the upcoming social studies standards

MITCHELL, S.D.(WNAX)- Governor Kristi Noem’s office this week released a revised proposal for civics and social studies standards for K – 12 schools. Noem says while the state sets standards, local school districts can adapt them for use in the classrooms. The fifteen member commission that came up with the standards included a staff member… Read more »

Governor Noem comments on the upcoming social studies standards

MITCHELL, S.D.(WNAX)- Governor Kristi Noem’s office this week released a revised proposal for civics and social studies standards for K – 12 schools. Noem says while the state sets standards, local school districts can adapt them for use in the classrooms. The fifteen member commission that came up with the standards included a staff member… Read more »

Northern State University Foundation launches new website

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – The Northern State University Foundation is thrilled to announce the launching of a new website, northernstatefoundation.com. This redesign provides a better overall experience for NSU alumni, donors and friends. The Foundation has updated its website to improve the accessibility of information on alumni involvement, campus and community events, as well as… Read more »

Northern State University Foundation launches new website

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – The Northern State University Foundation is thrilled to announce the launching of a new website, northernstatefoundation.com. This redesign provides a better overall experience for NSU alumni, donors and friends. The Foundation has updated its website to improve the accessibility of information on alumni involvement, campus and community events, as well as… Read more »

Name released in fatal crash north of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) –  A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash north of Aberdeen. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan was northbound on Brown County 14 when it did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of South… Read more »

Name released in fatal crash north of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) –  A Hot Springs woman has been identified as the person who died last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash north of Aberdeen. Preliminary crash information indicates that a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan was northbound on Brown County 14 when it did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of South… Read more »

Congressman Johnson will be in Aberdeen Thursday & Friday

Washington, D.C.(Press Release) – On Thursday, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) will tour Reede Construction at 3PM, Thursday, August 18th. Representative Johnson will be at the Ken’s Tent at the Brown County Fair at 1:30PM, Friday, August 19th to address the upcoming Farm Bill.  

Congressman Johnson will be in Aberdeen Thursday & Friday

Washington, D.C.(Press Release) – On Thursday, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) will tour Reede Construction at 3PM, Thursday, August 18th. Representative Johnson will be at the Ken’s Tent at the Brown County Fair at 1:30PM, Friday, August 19th to address the upcoming Farm Bill.  

Closing of nursing homes leads to need for more long-term care options

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The closing of more nursing homes is focusing the need for more long-term care options. Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says with few choices, long term care costs are soaring. Cwach says finding workers for nursing homes is also becoming a critical issue. Cwach says its very difficult to get long term care… Read more »

Closing of nursing homes leads to need for more long-term care options

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The closing of more nursing homes is focusing the need for more long-term care options. Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says with few choices, long term care costs are soaring. Cwach says finding workers for nursing homes is also becoming a critical issue. Cwach says its very difficult to get long term care… Read more »

Ag land sales on the rise in the region

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- Ag land sales across the region have spiked, driven by high crop prices and until recently, low interest rates. Grant Fitzgerald, a vice president with Farmers National Company in Omaha, says they have seen the market rise. Fitzgerald says the past couple of years have been very active. Fitzgerald says they saw a… Read more »

Ag land sales on the rise in the region

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- Ag land sales across the region have spiked, driven by high crop prices and until recently, low interest rates. Grant Fitzgerald, a vice president with Farmers National Company in Omaha, says they have seen the market rise. Fitzgerald says the past couple of years have been very active. Fitzgerald says they saw a… Read more »