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Remnants of tropical storm reach northern states

AMES, Iowa (WNAX) – The remnants of tropical storm Cristobal continues to charge north through Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Dennis Todey, head of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames Iowa says it is an unusual occurrence. Todey says the current weather pattern allowed the storm to move almost straight north. Todey says even though… Read more »

Remnants of tropical storm reach northern states

AMES, Iowa (WNAX) – The remnants of tropical storm Cristobal continues to charge north through Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Dennis Todey, head of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames Iowa says it is an unusual occurrence. Todey says the current weather pattern allowed the storm to move almost straight north. Todey says even though… Read more »

Legislature has not been involved in checkpoints dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Members of the Executive Board of the South Dakota legislature this week talked about the tribal checkpoints being maintained on some highways into state reservations. Senator Troy Heinert of Mission says the legislature has not been involved in the dispute between Governor Kristi Noem and the tribes. The checkpoints were supposed… Read more »

Legislature has not been involved in checkpoints dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Members of the Executive Board of the South Dakota legislature this week talked about the tribal checkpoints being maintained on some highways into state reservations. Senator Troy Heinert of Mission says the legislature has not been involved in the dispute between Governor Kristi Noem and the tribes. The checkpoints were supposed… Read more »

Federal Reserve Board members talking about negative rates

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While the Federal Reserve Board is expected to hold interest rates near zero when they meet this week, there are some members talking about negative rates. Supporters say it would encourage more borrowing and help the economy recover. Rob Stephenson, President and C.E.O. of First Dakota National Bank in Yankton, says… Read more »

Federal Reserve Board members talking about negative rates

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – While the Federal Reserve Board is expected to hold interest rates near zero when they meet this week, there are some members talking about negative rates. Supporters say it would encourage more borrowing and help the economy recover. Rob Stephenson, President and C.E.O. of First Dakota National Bank in Yankton, says… Read more »

Watertown City Council limits flag policy

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — There was emotional discussion Monday during a special Watertown City Council meeting over flying the Pride flag, representing the LGBTQ community, at City Hall. Brett Ries (reese) made the request, asking the city allow the Pride flag to fly at City Hall this Friday, June 12, to commemorate the four year… Read more »

Watertown City Council limits flag policy

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — There was emotional discussion Monday during a special Watertown City Council meeting over flying the Pride flag, representing the LGBTQ community, at City Hall. Brett Ries (reese) made the request, asking the city allow the Pride flag to fly at City Hall this Friday, June 12, to commemorate the four year… Read more »

Airport boardings in Watertown expected to bounce back

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – It’s been an awful spring for the airline industry. Many people were scared to fly in the midst of a global pandemic, and because of that, airline passenger boardings plummeted. But numbers are beginning to bounce back, according to Watertown Regional Airport Manager Todd Syhre. Syhre spoke at Monday’s Airport Board… Read more »

Airport boardings in Watertown expected to bounce back

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) – It’s been an awful spring for the airline industry. Many people were scared to fly in the midst of a global pandemic, and because of that, airline passenger boardings plummeted. But numbers are beginning to bounce back, according to Watertown Regional Airport Manager Todd Syhre. Syhre spoke at Monday’s Airport Board… Read more »

Economy showing signs of recovery, still some risks

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – While the latest report on the Mid America economy showed some signs of recovery there are still some risks. Creighton University Professor Ernie Goss, who coordinates the monthly survey, says reopening the economy successfully is the biggest factor. Goss says the U.S. needs to pull back on any additional tariffs. Goss… Read more »

Economy showing signs of recovery, still some risks

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – While the latest report on the Mid America economy showed some signs of recovery there are still some risks. Creighton University Professor Ernie Goss, who coordinates the monthly survey, says reopening the economy successfully is the biggest factor. Goss says the U.S. needs to pull back on any additional tariffs. Goss… Read more »

Pierre School District working through different scenarios

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – School administrators across the state are hoping normalcy will have returned by the start of the coming school year (2020-21), but the COVID-19 pandemic has them making plans in case it hasn’t. Pierre Schools Supt. Dr. Kelly Glodt told the school board at Monday’s meeting, if school starts on time… Read more »

Pierre School District working through different scenarios

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – School administrators across the state are hoping normalcy will have returned by the start of the coming school year (2020-21), but the COVID-19 pandemic has them making plans in case it hasn’t. Pierre Schools Supt. Dr. Kelly Glodt told the school board at Monday’s meeting, if school starts on time… Read more »

Avera offering antibody testing

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19, a direct-to-consumer blood test available through Avera QuickLab locations and various Avera clinics. “Antibody tests – also known as IgG or serology tests — may detect whether someone has been exposed to COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins in the blood that the body’s… Read more »

Avera offering antibody testing

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19, a direct-to-consumer blood test available through Avera QuickLab locations and various Avera clinics. “Antibody tests – also known as IgG or serology tests — may detect whether someone has been exposed to COVID-19. Antibodies are proteins in the blood that the body’s… Read more »

Water to be off in part of Aberdeen Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, water will be off in the following areas for water main work: On S 3rd St between 7th Ave SW & 8th Ave SW and On 7th Ave SW between S 3rd St & S 4th St The Public Works Department… Read more »

Water to be off in part of Aberdeen Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, water will be off in the following areas for water main work: On S 3rd St between 7th Ave SW & 8th Ave SW and On 7th Ave SW between S 3rd St & S 4th St The Public Works Department… Read more »

Dozen share thoughts on prospects of hosting Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – Around two dozen people spoke to the Sturgis City Council Monday night in favor of and opposed to a full fledged motorcycle rally this year. The council is faced with a difficult decision next week — whether or not to go ahead with the rally as planned, or tone it down… Read more »

Dozen share thoughts on prospects of hosting Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – Around two dozen people spoke to the Sturgis City Council Monday night in favor of and opposed to a full fledged motorcycle rally this year. The council is faced with a difficult decision next week — whether or not to go ahead with the rally as planned, or tone it down… Read more »