News Category: Local News

Quiet zone in place for two Aberdeen rail crossings

The railroad crossings on North Roosevelt Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast are both now designated as quiet crossings. (American News photo by Elisa Sand) ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – Folks who live and work in the neighborhood near the intersection of North Roosevelt Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast might have noticed something missing… Read more »

Quiet zone in place for two Aberdeen rail crossings

The railroad crossings on North Roosevelt Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast are both now designated as quiet crossings. (American News photo by Elisa Sand) ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – Folks who live and work in the neighborhood near the intersection of North Roosevelt Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast might have noticed something missing… Read more »

Railroad board taking steps to allow line to be torn up and salvaged

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Railroad Board has taken the first steps to allow part of the Napa – Platte line to be torn up and salvaged. State D.O.T. Deputy Secretary Joel Jundt says Dakota Southern, the operator of that line supports the proposal. Jundt says that portion of the line would then… Read more »

Railroad board taking steps to allow line to be torn up and salvaged

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Railroad Board has taken the first steps to allow part of the Napa – Platte line to be torn up and salvaged. State D.O.T. Deputy Secretary Joel Jundt says Dakota Southern, the operator of that line supports the proposal. Jundt says that portion of the line would then… Read more »

Marsy’s Law accepting nominations for Challenge Coins

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, advocates for victim’s rights have faced challenges like never before. From prison releases due to the threat of widespread infection to overcoming the challenges of social distancing, victims’ rights have faced an uphill battle over the last several months.    To recognize the… Read more »

Marsy’s Law accepting nominations for Challenge Coins

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, advocates for victim’s rights have faced challenges like never before. From prison releases due to the threat of widespread infection to overcoming the challenges of social distancing, victims’ rights have faced an uphill battle over the last several months.    To recognize the… Read more »

Ridgway named Vice President of Health Affairs, Sanford School of Medicine Dean

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The University of South Dakota has named Dr. Tim Ridgway as the new vice president of health affairs and Sanford School of Medicine Dean. He will start Sept. 1 and replace the retiring Dean, Dr. Mary Nettleman. Ridgway says he learned a lot by working with her. Ridgway says the medical… Read more »

Ridgway named Vice President of Health Affairs, Sanford School of Medicine Dean

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The University of South Dakota has named Dr. Tim Ridgway as the new vice president of health affairs and Sanford School of Medicine Dean. He will start Sept. 1 and replace the retiring Dean, Dr. Mary Nettleman. Ridgway says he learned a lot by working with her. Ridgway says the medical… Read more »

South Dakota maintains AAA credit rating

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Moody’s Investors Service announced they have reaffirmed South Dakota’s AAA Issuer Credit Rating, the highest rating available, with a stable outlook. “Forcing state government to live within its means is a fundamental tenet of my administration,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Between our high credit rating, low taxes, and reasonable regulations,… Read more »

South Dakota maintains AAA credit rating

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Moody’s Investors Service announced they have reaffirmed South Dakota’s AAA Issuer Credit Rating, the highest rating available, with a stable outlook. “Forcing state government to live within its means is a fundamental tenet of my administration,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Between our high credit rating, low taxes, and reasonable regulations,… Read more »

Governor proclaims June 19 as Juneteenth Day

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem proclaimed June 19, 2020, as “Juneteenth Day,” in South Dakota in memory of the 155th anniversary of the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, which is recognized as the end of slavery in the United States.   “South Dakota prides itself on Freedom,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “We… Read more »

Governor proclaims June 19 as Juneteenth Day

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem proclaimed June 19, 2020, as “Juneteenth Day,” in South Dakota in memory of the 155th anniversary of the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, which is recognized as the end of slavery in the United States.   “South Dakota prides itself on Freedom,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “We… Read more »

New city flag design presented to Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen’s newly designed city flag has some design elements that hint to its railroad history and connection to agriculture. Image courtesy of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – Aberdeen has a newly designed flag with a color scheme and elements showing its connection to agriculture and the railroad.… Read more »

New city flag design presented to Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeen’s newly designed city flag has some design elements that hint to its railroad history and connection to agriculture. Image courtesy of the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – Aberdeen has a newly designed flag with a color scheme and elements showing its connection to agriculture and the railroad.… Read more »

Active COVID cases in South Dakota drop by 19

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The number of active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota continues to decrease. The Department of Health reported today that the state had 59 new cases to go along with 78 new recoveries. That lowers the active cases to 810 (there were 928 a week ago). South Dakota has had 6,109… Read more »

Active COVID cases in South Dakota drop by 19

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The number of active cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota continues to decrease. The Department of Health reported today that the state had 59 new cases to go along with 78 new recoveries. That lowers the active cases to 810 (there were 928 a week ago). South Dakota has had 6,109… Read more »

Unemployment claims continue to rise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The number of South Dakotans applying for unemployment benefits continues to rise. The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation said Thursday that during the week of June 7-13 there were 1,006 initial weekly unemployment. That’s an increase from 880 initial weekly claims made the week prior. The Argus Leader… Read more »

Unemployment claims continue to rise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The number of South Dakotans applying for unemployment benefits continues to rise. The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation said Thursday that during the week of June 7-13 there were 1,006 initial weekly unemployment. That’s an increase from 880 initial weekly claims made the week prior. The Argus Leader… Read more »

Rapid City man sentenced to 50 years in prison for shooting at officers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Rapid City man to 50 years in prison for repeatedly shooting at law enforcement officers during a four-hour standoff on New Year’s Day 2019. Judge Robert Gusinsky said Wednesday in Pennington County Court that “by the grace of God” no one died when 63 rounds… Read more »

Rapid City man sentenced to 50 years in prison for shooting at officers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Rapid City man to 50 years in prison for repeatedly shooting at law enforcement officers during a four-hour standoff on New Year’s Day 2019. Judge Robert Gusinsky said Wednesday in Pennington County Court that “by the grace of God” no one died when 63 rounds… Read more »