News Category: Local News

SD PUC to hold public meeting dealing with request for Xcel Energy’s rate hike

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold a public meeting on Xcel Energy’s request to raise their electric rates by about nineteen percent. Commissioner Gary Hanson says it’s important to get the public feedback. Commissioner Kristie Fiegen says it should be easily accessible. Commissioner Chairman Chris Nelson says he wants an open… Read more »

SD PUC to hold public meeting dealing with request for Xcel Energy’s rate hike

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will hold a public meeting on Xcel Energy’s request to raise their electric rates by about nineteen percent. Commissioner Gary Hanson says it’s important to get the public feedback. Commissioner Kristie Fiegen says it should be easily accessible. Commissioner Chairman Chris Nelson says he wants an open… Read more »

Clay County voters to decide on new jail complex

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Voters in Clay County will vote in November on a forty-two-million-dollar bond issue to build a new law enforcement – jail complex. Sheriff Andy Howe says they are operating a very outdated jail now. Howe says they can only hold prisoners for a short term now. Howe says they have to find space… Read more »

Clay County voters to decide on new jail complex

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Voters in Clay County will vote in November on a forty-two-million-dollar bond issue to build a new law enforcement – jail complex. Sheriff Andy Howe says they are operating a very outdated jail now. Howe says they can only hold prisoners for a short term now. Howe says they have to find space… Read more »

Group helping U.S. Veterans enjoy the outdoors

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- A veteran’s group is looking to help more service members get outdoor experiences. Spokesman Mark Johnston says they have been working on this for a while. Johnston says it’s a chance for vets to reconnect with others with similar military experiences. Johnston says he has been able to take part in some of… Read more »

Group helping U.S. Veterans enjoy the outdoors

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- A veteran’s group is looking to help more service members get outdoor experiences. Spokesman Mark Johnston says they have been working on this for a while. Johnston says it’s a chance for vets to reconnect with others with similar military experiences. Johnston says he has been able to take part in some of… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 4 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 4 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 3,021. The state had 732 new cases and 897 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 540. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 4 new COVID-19 related deaths

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 4 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 3,021. The state had 732 new cases and 897 recoveries, decreasing active infections to 540. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

Aberdeen Fire Rescue responds to Industrial / Agricultural complex fire

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – On September 28, 2022 at approximately 0100 hours, Aberdeen Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 4800 block of 8th Ave NE at the Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) facility for a reported fire in the upper stories of one of the buildings on this complex. The fire involved mechanical equipment and agricultural… Read more »

Aberdeen Fire Rescue responds to Industrial / Agricultural complex fire

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – On September 28, 2022 at approximately 0100 hours, Aberdeen Fire Rescue was dispatched to the 4800 block of 8th Ave NE at the Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) facility for a reported fire in the upper stories of one of the buildings on this complex. The fire involved mechanical equipment and agricultural… Read more »

Governor Kristi Noem announces largest tax cut in South Dakota history

RAPID CITY, S.D.(DRGNews)- As part of her reelection campaign, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries. Noem says individuals and families are struggling and she blames the current economic conditions on President Joe Biden, his people and his policies. Noem, who is rumored to be seeking a… Read more »

Governor Kristi Noem announces largest tax cut in South Dakota history

RAPID CITY, S.D.(DRGNews)- As part of her reelection campaign, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is proposing to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries. Noem says individuals and families are struggling and she blames the current economic conditions on President Joe Biden, his people and his policies. Noem, who is rumored to be seeking a… Read more »

Better Business Bureau of South Dakota offers advice to deal with inflation

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- With unprecedented inflation continuing, the Better Business Bureau of South Dakota has some tips on savings for consumers.  Jessie Schmidt with the BBB says one area to look at is food. She says it might be a good idea to take a look at your utility bill. Schmidt also says to stick with… Read more »

Better Business Bureau of South Dakota offers advice to deal with inflation

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- With unprecedented inflation continuing, the Better Business Bureau of South Dakota has some tips on savings for consumers.  Jessie Schmidt with the BBB says one area to look at is food. She says it might be a good idea to take a look at your utility bill. Schmidt also says to stick with… Read more »

Mitchell man pleads guilty to rape of a minor under the age of 13

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- A Mitchell man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a minor under the age of 13. 43-year old Robert Gerstenecker faced multiple counts of child pornography and was scheduled to go to trial in October.  Several other charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea. A tip from a reporting… Read more »

Mitchell man pleads guilty to rape of a minor under the age of 13

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- A Mitchell man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to first-degree rape of a minor under the age of 13. 43-year old Robert Gerstenecker faced multiple counts of child pornography and was scheduled to go to trial in October.  Several other charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea. A tip from a reporting… Read more »

Sioux Falls hosting Area Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Thursday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- The second annual Sioux Falls Area Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive will be held at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds on Thursday. The event is co-sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy, Southeastern Electric, East River Electric, Xcel Energy and the City of Sioux Falls. Ben Pierson with Sioux Valley Energy says it’s a hands… Read more »

Sioux Falls hosting Area Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Thursday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- The second annual Sioux Falls Area Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive will be held at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds on Thursday. The event is co-sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy, Southeastern Electric, East River Electric, Xcel Energy and the City of Sioux Falls. Ben Pierson with Sioux Valley Energy says it’s a hands… Read more »

How climate change could impact snowpack runoff

RAPID CITY, S.D.(WNAX)- Continued climate change may lead to a drop in snowpack runoff into the Missouri River system. Darren Clabo, a meteorologist at the School of Mines in Rapid City, says more of that precipitation will fall as rain rather than snow. Clabo says heavy rain events can occur, causing rapid rises in river… Read more »

How climate change could impact snowpack runoff

RAPID CITY, S.D.(WNAX)- Continued climate change may lead to a drop in snowpack runoff into the Missouri River system. Darren Clabo, a meteorologist at the School of Mines in Rapid City, says more of that precipitation will fall as rain rather than snow. Clabo says heavy rain events can occur, causing rapid rises in river… Read more »