News Category: Local News

6-week-old boy dies are being attacked by family dog

HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-week-old boy in southeastern South Dakota died after he was attacked by a dog. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says authorities responded to a call in Hartford Thursday and discovered the infant with “several bite wounds.” The child was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he died… Read more »

6-week-old boy dies are being attacked by family dog

HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-week-old boy in southeastern South Dakota died after he was attacked by a dog. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says authorities responded to a call in Hartford Thursday and discovered the infant with “several bite wounds.” The child was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he died… Read more »

Thune says too early to tell about fall elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – A Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend shows Democrat challenger Theresa Greenfield with a 46-43 percent lead over incumbent Republican Senator Joni Ernst. That could set the stage for a Democratic takeover of the Senate in November. South Dakota Senator John Thune, the number two Republican in the Senate,… Read more »

Thune says too early to tell about fall elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – A Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend shows Democrat challenger Theresa Greenfield with a 46-43 percent lead over incumbent Republican Senator Joni Ernst. That could set the stage for a Democratic takeover of the Senate in November. South Dakota Senator John Thune, the number two Republican in the Senate,… Read more »

Cattlemen’s leader says eligibility changes needed in assistance program

ST. ONGE, S.D. (WNAX) – The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking for further pandemic relief as well as changes to the CFAP (coronavirus food assistance program) to help those cattle producers hit hard by COVID 19. Association Vice President and South Dakota cattleman Justin Tupper (of St. Onge) says… Read more »

Cattlemen’s leader says eligibility changes needed in assistance program

ST. ONGE, S.D. (WNAX) – The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association has sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking for further pandemic relief as well as changes to the CFAP (coronavirus food assistance program) to help those cattle producers hit hard by COVID 19. Association Vice President and South Dakota cattleman Justin Tupper (of St. Onge) says… Read more »

Nominations now being accepted for ABBY Awards

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Nominations are now being accepted for the Annual ABBY Awards. The event, which this year is Sept. 17 at the Dakota Event Center, recognizes some of the city’s finest businesses. Bea Smith, Director of Membership and Events with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, talked about the awards. She said that… Read more »

Nominations now being accepted for ABBY Awards

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Nominations are now being accepted for the Annual ABBY Awards. The event, which this year is Sept. 17 at the Dakota Event Center, recognizes some of the city’s finest businesses. Bea Smith, Director of Membership and Events with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce, talked about the awards. She said that… Read more »

Second flight returning to Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Commercial airline service across the country is slowing returning to normal and that includes in Pierre. Pierre City Commissioner Jamie Huizenga, the Pierre Regional Airport liaison to the Pierre City Commission says the second flight to Denver is returning next month. Huizenga says a temporary stop in Scottsbluff, Nebraska will continue… Read more »

Second flight returning to Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Commercial airline service across the country is slowing returning to normal and that includes in Pierre. Pierre City Commissioner Jamie Huizenga, the Pierre Regional Airport liaison to the Pierre City Commission says the second flight to Denver is returning next month. Huizenga says a temporary stop in Scottsbluff, Nebraska will continue… Read more »

New Chief Justice says employees most important resource

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Unified Judicial System in South Dakota has about 500 employees and a budget of about $60 million. The incoming Chief Justice, Steven Jensen, says those people are their most important resource and have been called on to do more in the past few years. Jensen says they need to stay… Read more »

New Chief Justice says employees most important resource

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Unified Judicial System in South Dakota has about 500 employees and a budget of about $60 million. The incoming Chief Justice, Steven Jensen, says those people are their most important resource and have been called on to do more in the past few years. Jensen says they need to stay… Read more »

Run off into Missouri River expected to be above normal; flooding not expected

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – Run off into the Missouri River system is expected to again be above normal this year, but flooding is not expected. Mike Swenson is an engineer with the Corps of Engineers in Omaha. Swenson says the big reservoir in South Dakota has room for mountain snowmelt. Swenson says releases from Gavins… Read more »

Run off into Missouri River expected to be above normal; flooding not expected

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – Run off into the Missouri River system is expected to again be above normal this year, but flooding is not expected. Mike Swenson is an engineer with the Corps of Engineers in Omaha. Swenson says the big reservoir in South Dakota has room for mountain snowmelt. Swenson says releases from Gavins… Read more »

Rounds says federal officials unlikely to get involved in tribal checkpoints

WASHINGTON, D.C. (DRG News) – There’s still no agreement between two Native American tribes and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem over checkpoints the tribes have put up along state and federal highways leading through their reservations. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe established the checkpoints as a way to reduce the… Read more »

Rounds says federal officials unlikely to get involved in tribal checkpoints

WASHINGTON, D.C. (DRG News) – There’s still no agreement between two Native American tribes and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem over checkpoints the tribes have put up along state and federal highways leading through their reservations. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe established the checkpoints as a way to reduce the… Read more »

Tropical storms bring moths to the area

BROOKINGS, S.D. (DRG News) – If it seems like you’re seeing an unusually large number of moths in the past week, you are. SDSU Extension pesticide education and urban entomology field specialist Dr. Amanda Bachmann says the moths are the western bean cutworm. The arrival of the moths isn’t unique to the central part of… Read more »

Tropical storms bring moths to the area

BROOKINGS, S.D. (DRG News) – If it seems like you’re seeing an unusually large number of moths in the past week, you are. SDSU Extension pesticide education and urban entomology field specialist Dr. Amanda Bachmann says the moths are the western bean cutworm. The arrival of the moths isn’t unique to the central part of… Read more »

One more coronavirus death reported in South Dakota, 77 new cases

PIERRE, S.D. (By Lisa Kaczke, Sioux Falls Argus Leader) – One more person has died of the coronavirus in South Dakota, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 77, the South Dakota Department of Health announced on Friday. South Dakota now has a total of 74 COVID-19 deaths. The Minnehaha… Read more »

One more coronavirus death reported in South Dakota, 77 new cases

PIERRE, S.D. (By Lisa Kaczke, Sioux Falls Argus Leader) – One more person has died of the coronavirus in South Dakota, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 77, the South Dakota Department of Health announced on Friday. South Dakota now has a total of 74 COVID-19 deaths. The Minnehaha… Read more »