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State lowering projections of coronavirus infections

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – At one point, the South Dakota Department of Health was projecting up to 130,000 people in the state would be infected with the coronavirus and that would push hospital use to a critical level. State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says that was based on a “worst case” model. Clayton says they… Read more »

State lowering projections of coronavirus infections

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – At one point, the South Dakota Department of Health was projecting up to 130,000 people in the state would be infected with the coronavirus and that would push hospital use to a critical level. State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says that was based on a “worst case” model. Clayton says they… Read more »

Discovery Center starting up camps

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre is reconvening face to face camps and activities this week. Education director Bree Oatman says members are eager to have the Center partially open again. Discovery Center summer intern Rilee Rowse (rouse, like house) says this week they’re holding a middle school astrophysics… Read more »

Discovery Center starting up camps

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre is reconvening face to face camps and activities this week. Education director Bree Oatman says members are eager to have the Center partially open again. Discovery Center summer intern Rilee Rowse (rouse, like house) says this week they’re holding a middle school astrophysics… Read more »

Highway Patrol to have graduation ceremony Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The latest class of South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will have its formal graduation ceremony this Friday. Class 62’s graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Friday outside, in front of the state Capitol in Pierre. Gov. Kristi Noem is the scheduled guest speaker. The 11-member class was scheduled to graduate… Read more »

Highway Patrol to have graduation ceremony Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The latest class of South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers will have its formal graduation ceremony this Friday. Class 62’s graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Friday outside, in front of the state Capitol in Pierre. Gov. Kristi Noem is the scheduled guest speaker. The 11-member class was scheduled to graduate… Read more »

Board stands by no Brown County Fair in 2020 recommendation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – The Brown County Fair Board decision has not changed since the June 9 county commission meeting. Last week, the Brown County Commission heard the fair board’s unanimous recommendation to not have a county fair this year. But much of the discussion by commissioners broached the topic of possibly still… Read more »

Board stands by no Brown County Fair in 2020 recommendation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – The Brown County Fair Board decision has not changed since the June 9 county commission meeting. Last week, the Brown County Commission heard the fair board’s unanimous recommendation to not have a county fair this year. But much of the discussion by commissioners broached the topic of possibly still… Read more »

Game, Fish and Parks reopening today

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks offices re-open statewide today. GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler says offices have precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including spacing markers, sneeze guards and staff wearing masks when interacting with the public in spaces where a six foot distance can’t be maintained.… Read more »

Game, Fish and Parks reopening today

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks offices re-open statewide today. GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler says offices have precautions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including spacing markers, sneeze guards and staff wearing masks when interacting with the public in spaces where a six foot distance can’t be maintained.… Read more »

Active cases of COVID-19 continue to drop

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to drop. The Department of Health reported today 30 new confirmed cases as well as 62 new recoveries, lowering the active cases down to 892. One week ago, that number stood at 1,003. South Dakota also has 1,046 new negative tests. The death… Read more »

Active cases of COVID-19 continue to drop

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The number of active cases of COVID-19 continues to drop. The Department of Health reported today 30 new confirmed cases as well as 62 new recoveries, lowering the active cases down to 892. One week ago, that number stood at 1,003. South Dakota also has 1,046 new negative tests. The death… Read more »

Capitol Building SD

Media availability call at 11:45 on KSDN

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 on 930-102.1 KSDN.

Media availability call at 11:45 on KSDN

Capitol Building SD

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 on 930-102.1 KSDN.

Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long-Term Services Director Yvette Thomas says the designation provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of the older population throughout the state. Thomas says caregiver stress… Read more »

Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long-Term Services Director Yvette Thomas says the designation provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of the older population throughout the state. Thomas says caregiver stress… Read more »

Power outage impacts residents in southwest Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Some local residents got their work week off to an interesting start this morning. Power was lost to roughly 1,200 residents between 6 and 8 a.m. in the southwest part of the city. Tom Glanzer, Community Relations Manager for Northwestern Energy, explained what happened. Glanzer said the company’s workers were able… Read more »

Power outage impacts residents in southwest Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Some local residents got their work week off to an interesting start this morning. Power was lost to roughly 1,200 residents between 6 and 8 a.m. in the southwest part of the city. Tom Glanzer, Community Relations Manager for Northwestern Energy, explained what happened. Glanzer said the company’s workers were able… Read more »

Aberdeen schools planning for fall classes

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – While the complete changes to be made as safety measures against COVID-19 are still unknown, discussions are happening. At Aberdeen Public, Superintendent Becky Guffin said a 70-member committee has been subdivided into three committees looking at instruction; facilities and logistics; and policy and governance. Parents within the district… Read more »

Aberdeen schools planning for fall classes

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – While the complete changes to be made as safety measures against COVID-19 are still unknown, discussions are happening. At Aberdeen Public, Superintendent Becky Guffin said a 70-member committee has been subdivided into three committees looking at instruction; facilities and logistics; and policy and governance. Parents within the district… Read more »