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State Employees leader pleased with final budget

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – When all the budget pieces came together for state lawmakers last week, they were able to find the money for two percent increases to schools, Medicaid providers and state workers. Eric Olilla, Executive Director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, says it was a nice finish. Ollila says they also… Read more »

State Employees leader pleased with final budget

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – When all the budget pieces came together for state lawmakers last week, they were able to find the money for two percent increases to schools, Medicaid providers and state workers. Eric Olilla, Executive Director of the South Dakota State Employees Organization, says it was a nice finish. Ollila says they also… Read more »

Infection preventionist says coronavirus, flu share similar symptoms

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Coronavirus is in South Dakota. leading governor Kristie Noem to declare an emergency and close schools this week. The latest numbers? There are 10 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 327 negative tests. There has been one fatality that has been connected to the virus. COVID-19 is a highly… Read more »

Infection preventionist says coronavirus, flu share similar symptoms

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Coronavirus is in South Dakota. leading governor Kristie Noem to declare an emergency and close schools this week. The latest numbers? There are 10 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 327 negative tests. There has been one fatality that has been connected to the virus. COVID-19 is a highly… Read more »

Wage increases instrumental in passage of budget

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The budget bill was the final one passed by state legislators last week before they adjourned. Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says the budget passage hinged on two percent increases for state workers, schools and Medicaid providers. Cwach says they also passed a plan that makes more money available for roads… Read more »

Wage increases instrumental in passage of budget

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The budget bill was the final one passed by state legislators last week before they adjourned. Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says the budget passage hinged on two percent increases for state workers, schools and Medicaid providers. Cwach says they also passed a plan that makes more money available for roads… Read more »

Sombke re-elected Farmers Union National Treasurer

HURON, S.D. (Press Release) – Representing more than 18,000 family farmers and ranchers throughout South Dakota in his role as SD Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke was re-elected to serve as Treasurer of the national organization’s executive board during the 118th NFU Convention, held in Savannah, Georgia March 1-3, 2020. “My first priority is serving… Read more »

Sombke re-elected Farmers Union National Treasurer

HURON, S.D. (Press Release) – Representing more than 18,000 family farmers and ranchers throughout South Dakota in his role as SD Farmers Union President, Doug Sombke was re-elected to serve as Treasurer of the national organization’s executive board during the 118th NFU Convention, held in Savannah, Georgia March 1-3, 2020. “My first priority is serving… Read more »

Northern State, other public institutions, temporarily moving classes online

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Citing the continued high risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus throughout the United States and in the interest of public safety, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced today that classes will temporarily move online for all of its institutions, including Northern State University. “It has been an unprecedented… Read more »

Northern State, other public institutions, temporarily moving classes online

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Citing the continued high risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus throughout the United States and in the interest of public safety, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced today that classes will temporarily move online for all of its institutions, including Northern State University. “It has been an unprecedented… Read more »

Police asking residents to stay away from 100 block of Seventh Ave. N.W.

ABERDEEN, S.D. (APD Facebook post) – The Aberdeen Police Department has posted on its Facebook page that it is currently dealing with a situation in the 100 block of Seventh Ave. N.W. Streets are barricaded for blocks in all directions. The APD advises staying away from the area for safety reasons. If you are in… Read more »

Police asking residents to stay away from 100 block of Seventh Ave. N.W.

ABERDEEN, S.D. (APD Facebook post) – The Aberdeen Police Department has posted on its Facebook page that it is currently dealing with a situation in the 100 block of Seventh Ave. N.W. Streets are barricaded for blocks in all directions. The APD advises staying away from the area for safety reasons. If you are in… Read more »

Mayor Schaunaman shares thoughts on COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman provided his thoughts Monday morning on the current COVID-19 situation in the Hub City. He said there are no confirmed cases in Aberdeen. Mayor Schaunaman said that people should refrain from binge shopping for certain items, which prevents others from getting those items. He said local businesses… Read more »

Mayor Schaunaman shares thoughts on COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman provided his thoughts Monday morning on the current COVID-19 situation in the Hub City. He said there are no confirmed cases in Aberdeen. Mayor Schaunaman said that people should refrain from binge shopping for certain items, which prevents others from getting those items. He said local businesses… Read more »

Emergency operations center activated in Brown County

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Today the emergency operations center was activated in Brown County. As communities begin preparations for the COVID-19 virus, our primary objective at this time is to provide a centralized and unified point for releasing current and valid information. Again, the activation of the emergency operations center is strictly a proactive… Read more »

Emergency operations center activated in Brown County

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Today the emergency operations center was activated in Brown County. As communities begin preparations for the COVID-19 virus, our primary objective at this time is to provide a centralized and unified point for releasing current and valid information. Again, the activation of the emergency operations center is strictly a proactive… Read more »

Salvation Army to distribute free lunches to children this week

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Salvation Army in Aberdeen will be distributing free lunches to area children Monday through Friday. Schools have been canceling a week of classes or implementing extended spring breaks in response to COVID-19. For many children that means daily food instability. The non-profit is also seeking volunteers and donations. To volunteer… Read more »

Salvation Army to distribute free lunches to children this week

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Salvation Army in Aberdeen will be distributing free lunches to area children Monday through Friday. Schools have been canceling a week of classes or implementing extended spring breaks in response to COVID-19. For many children that means daily food instability. The non-profit is also seeking volunteers and donations. To volunteer… Read more »

One killed in crash east of Newell

NEWELL, S.D. (Press Release) – One man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash east of Newell. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2004 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the vehicle eventually went across the highway… Read more »

One killed in crash east of Newell

NEWELL, S.D. (Press Release) – One man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash east of Newell. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2004 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 212 when the vehicle eventually went across the highway… Read more »