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Bill to allow therapy dogs in court heading to Governor’s desk

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – A Senate bill to allow certified therapy dogs in Circuit court to assist vulnerable witnesses is awaiting a signature from Governor Kristi Noem after an attempt to amend the bill failed on the House floor. The bill was Hughes County State’s Attorney Roxanne Hammond’s idea and carried by legislators Senator Deb… Read more »

Bill to allow therapy dogs in court heading to Governor’s desk

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – A Senate bill to allow certified therapy dogs in Circuit court to assist vulnerable witnesses is awaiting a signature from Governor Kristi Noem after an attempt to amend the bill failed on the House floor. The bill was Hughes County State’s Attorney Roxanne Hammond’s idea and carried by legislators Senator Deb… Read more »

Preliminary work started on Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company says it has started preliminary work along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. as opponents wait for a judge to rule on their request to block the project. TC Energy spokeswoman Sara Rabern said Wednesday the Calgary-based company was moving equipment this week and… Read more »

Preliminary work started on Keystone XL pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company says it has started preliminary work along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. as opponents wait for a judge to rule on their request to block the project. TC Energy spokeswoman Sara Rabern said Wednesday the Calgary-based company was moving equipment this week and… Read more »

Members of Oglala Sioux Tribe vote to legalize marijuana

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Preliminary election results say members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. A proposal to to allow alcohol in the tribe’s casino failed. The results will be certified by the end of the month. The… Read more »

Members of Oglala Sioux Tribe vote to legalize marijuana

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Preliminary election results say members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. A proposal to to allow alcohol in the tribe’s casino failed. The results will be certified by the end of the month. The… Read more »

Budget among main topics on final day of session

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators will work through the day in an attempt to pass a 2021 budget and wrap up the main run of the session. Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says there are ongoing budget talks.   Hunhoff, a member of the Joint Appropriations Committee, says if there are hang ups… Read more »

Budget among main topics on final day of session

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators will work through the day in an attempt to pass a 2021 budget and wrap up the main run of the session. Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says there are ongoing budget talks.   Hunhoff, a member of the Joint Appropriations Committee, says if there are hang ups… Read more »

State has three more cases of coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Three more cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been confirmed in South Dakota, but none were in the central part of the state. Counties reporting cases are Beadle, Charles Mix, Davison, Pennington, Bon Homme and three cases in Minnehaha. Eleven tests are pending and 27 others came back negative. Gov. Kristi… Read more »

State has three more cases of coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Three more cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been confirmed in South Dakota, but none were in the central part of the state. Counties reporting cases are Beadle, Charles Mix, Davison, Pennington, Bon Homme and three cases in Minnehaha. Eleven tests are pending and 27 others came back negative. Gov. Kristi… Read more »

Bach’s Lunch set for Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Northern State University Chamber Singers will present the 10th Annual Bach’s Lunch on Wednesday, March 18. The event, which honors the 335rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, will start at Noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Tim Woods, NSU Director of Choral Activities, said it is a fun experience. A variety… Read more »

Bach’s Lunch set for Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Northern State University Chamber Singers will present the 10th Annual Bach’s Lunch on Wednesday, March 18. The event, which honors the 335rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, will start at Noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Tim Woods, NSU Director of Choral Activities, said it is a fun experience. A variety… Read more »

Hunhoff says state facilities having staff issues

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – While a budget deal announced this week would give state workers and Medicaid providers a two percent increase, more may be needed to keep staff at critical state facilities. Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says there are state units still understaffed. Hunhoff, a member of the Joint Appropriations Committee, says longer… Read more »

Hunhoff says state facilities having staff issues

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – While a budget deal announced this week would give state workers and Medicaid providers a two percent increase, more may be needed to keep staff at critical state facilities. Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says there are state units still understaffed. Hunhoff, a member of the Joint Appropriations Committee, says longer… Read more »

Josh Haeder

State Treasurer sees signs of distress

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Helping people understand and how to best use their money is a goal of South Dakota State Treasurer Josh Haeder. He says he sees distress signs all around. Haeder says he originally wanted to work with kids in school, but has expanded the target group. Haeder says it has to be… Read more »

State Treasurer sees signs of distress

Josh Haeder

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Helping people understand and how to best use their money is a goal of South Dakota State Treasurer Josh Haeder. He says he sees distress signs all around. Haeder says he originally wanted to work with kids in school, but has expanded the target group. Haeder says it has to be… Read more »

Lawmakers voice concerns over allowing therapy dogs in court

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – It was supposed to have a green light to the Governor’s desk. Senate Bill 136, the bill fashioned by Hughes County States Attorney Roxanne Hammond to all certified therapy dogs to help vulnerable witnesses in court was certified for the consent calendar in the House of Representatives by the House Judiciary… Read more »

Lawmakers voice concerns over allowing therapy dogs in court

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – It was supposed to have a green light to the Governor’s desk. Senate Bill 136, the bill fashioned by Hughes County States Attorney Roxanne Hammond to all certified therapy dogs to help vulnerable witnesses in court was certified for the consent calendar in the House of Representatives by the House Judiciary… Read more »

Chick-fil-A coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — You heard it right – Chick-fil-A will build its first restaurant in Sioux Falls. Mayor Paul TenHaken happily proclaimed the announcement ‘live’ on Facebook. The long-sought restaurant will be located at the new Empire Place development in front of the Empire Mall on 41st Street. The development is under construction.… Read more »

Chick-fil-A coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — You heard it right – Chick-fil-A will build its first restaurant in Sioux Falls. Mayor Paul TenHaken happily proclaimed the announcement ‘live’ on Facebook. The long-sought restaurant will be located at the new Empire Place development in front of the Empire Mall on 41st Street. The development is under construction.… Read more »