News Category: Local News

Playgrounds to be closed for public use starting Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Effective Monday April 6 all playgrounds within the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry system will be closed off for public use due to concerns over COVID-19. Parks, trails and open space areas will remain open at this time.  We ask that you please refrain from using the play equipment and observe… Read more »

Playgrounds to be closed for public use starting Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Effective Monday April 6 all playgrounds within the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry system will be closed off for public use due to concerns over COVID-19. Parks, trails and open space areas will remain open at this time.  We ask that you please refrain from using the play equipment and observe… Read more »

Noem says up to 70 percent of South Dakotans could get virus

PIERRE, S.D. (aberdeennews.com and Argus Leader) – As many as 70% of South Dakotans could get the COVID-19 virus, according to projections shared by Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday. Noem and health experts from the state’s major hospital systems discussed projections on how the novel coronavirus will spread throughout the state. Previously, Noem had said… Read more »

Noem says up to 70 percent of South Dakotans could get virus

PIERRE, S.D. (aberdeennews.com and Argus Leader) – As many as 70% of South Dakotans could get the COVID-19 virus, according to projections shared by Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday. Noem and health experts from the state’s major hospital systems discussed projections on how the novel coronavirus will spread throughout the state. Previously, Noem had said… Read more »

Jets transporting masks out of Aberdeen

This MD-83 transport jet was on the tarmac at Aberdeen Regional Airport Wednesday. It and other large jets are hauling N95 respirator masks made at the 3M plant in Aberdeen. (American News photo by John Davis) ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – As 3M tries to supply the nation and other parts of the world with N95… Read more »

Jets transporting masks out of Aberdeen

This MD-83 transport jet was on the tarmac at Aberdeen Regional Airport Wednesday. It and other large jets are hauling N95 respirator masks made at the 3M plant in Aberdeen. (American News photo by John Davis) ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – As 3M tries to supply the nation and other parts of the world with N95… Read more »

Governor’s press conference at 1 today on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at 1 p.m. this afternoon. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations. The link to the press conference is: Facebook.com/govnoem OR SD.Net

Governor’s press conference at 1 today on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at 1 p.m. this afternoon. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations. The link to the press conference is: Facebook.com/govnoem OR SD.Net

Media conference call at 11:45 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton will hold a brief media availability via conference call at 11:45 a.m. today to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations.

Media conference call at 11:45 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton will hold a brief media availability via conference call at 11:45 a.m. today to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations.

CVB offering April Foolishness Storybook Land Character Showdown

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – During a difficult time, the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has found a way to help lighten the mood just a bit. The CVB has started the April Foolishness Storybook Land Character Showdown. Katherine Grandstrand, Convention Sales and Marketing Director, said CVB Executive Director Casey Weismantel came up with the… Read more »

CVB offering April Foolishness Storybook Land Character Showdown

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – During a difficult time, the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has found a way to help lighten the mood just a bit. The CVB has started the April Foolishness Storybook Land Character Showdown. Katherine Grandstrand, Convention Sales and Marketing Director, said CVB Executive Director Casey Weismantel came up with the… Read more »

COVID-19 taking toll on South Dakota tourism

The usually busy street in front of Wall Drug was eerily devoid of people and vehicles on a 65-degree afternoon on March 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wall Drug and many other tourist attractions have closed to slow the spread of the virus. (South Dakota News Watch photo by Bart Pfankuch) PIERRE, S.D. (South… Read more »

COVID-19 taking toll on South Dakota tourism

The usually busy street in front of Wall Drug was eerily devoid of people and vehicles on a 65-degree afternoon on March 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wall Drug and many other tourist attractions have closed to slow the spread of the virus. (South Dakota News Watch photo by Bart Pfankuch) PIERRE, S.D. (South… Read more »

Two longtime weekly newspapers print final editions

DeSMET, S.D. (KELO-AM) — Two longtime South Dakota weekly newspapers have folded under pressure from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Lake Preston Times and The DeSmet News both printed their final editions Wednesday after over 100 years of continuous publication. Publisher Dale Biegen wrote in a front-page editorial that the newspaper… Read more »

Two longtime weekly newspapers print final editions

DeSMET, S.D. (KELO-AM) — Two longtime South Dakota weekly newspapers have folded under pressure from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Lake Preston Times and The DeSmet News both printed their final editions Wednesday after over 100 years of continuous publication. Publisher Dale Biegen wrote in a front-page editorial that the newspaper… Read more »

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Lawmakers under investigation for conduct during session

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators have decided to investigate allegations that Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer was drunk during a meeting earlier this week. Both Langer, a Dell Rapids Republican, and Senate Pro Tempore Brock Greenfield, a Clark Republican, will be under investigation for their conduct during a marathon session that stretched… Read more »

Lawmakers under investigation for conduct during session

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators have decided to investigate allegations that Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer was drunk during a meeting earlier this week. Both Langer, a Dell Rapids Republican, and Senate Pro Tempore Brock Greenfield, a Clark Republican, will be under investigation for their conduct during a marathon session that stretched… Read more »

Governor mobilizing National Guard in fight against coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she’s mobilizing the South Dakota National Guard to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Noem says she’ll announce details on the units to be called up later today. The Guard will set up 100-bed supplemental facilities. The Governor says the fight against the… Read more »

Governor mobilizing National Guard in fight against coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she’s mobilizing the South Dakota National Guard to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Noem says she’ll announce details on the units to be called up later today. The Guard will set up 100-bed supplemental facilities. The Governor says the fight against the… Read more »