News Category: Local News

Hospital leader shares thoughts on nursing home issues

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature this year decided on a 10 percent boost to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes following the closure and threatened closure of several facilities across the state. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says it was a good small step. Ekeren says… Read more »

Hospital leader shares thoughts on nursing home issues

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature this year decided on a 10 percent boost to the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes following the closure and threatened closure of several facilities across the state. Doug Ekeren, President of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says it was a good small step. Ekeren says… Read more »

Wind power projects in the works

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators this year passed a bill that allows wind power development on state owned grasslands. School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they now have some leases in place. Brunner says there are several other potential projects in the works. Brunner says those leases will add to the… Read more »

Wind power projects in the works

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators this year passed a bill that allows wind power development on state owned grasslands. School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they now have some leases in place. Brunner says there are several other potential projects in the works. Brunner says those leases will add to the… Read more »

National Weather Service adding new computer program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – The National Weather Service is rolling out a new and more powerful computer program as part of their forecast improvement project. Phil Schumacher, science operation officer at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls, says the new program will integrate a number of services. Schumacher says they currently use… Read more »

National Weather Service adding new computer program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – The National Weather Service is rolling out a new and more powerful computer program as part of their forecast improvement project. Phil Schumacher, science operation officer at the National Weather Service Office in Sioux Falls, says the new program will integrate a number of services. Schumacher says they currently use… Read more »

Open house this afternoon will honor Gates

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Sue Gates is retiring as Director of the Dacotah Prairie Museum. An open house will take place from 1 to 4 this afternoon at the museum in her honor. Gates has been with the museum since the fall of 1988. She has seen many changes through the years. She did not… Read more »

Open house this afternoon will honor Gates

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Sue Gates is retiring as Director of the Dacotah Prairie Museum. An open house will take place from 1 to 4 this afternoon at the museum in her honor. Gates has been with the museum since the fall of 1988. She has seen many changes through the years. She did not… Read more »

Canadian woman identified in fatal crash north of Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Press Release) – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown. A 2008 Harley Davidson FLST was southbound on Interstate 29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F 150 pickup. The 67-year-old female motorcycle… Read more »

Canadian woman identified in fatal crash north of Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Press Release) – A Canadian woman has been identified as the person who died Tuesday, June 11, in a pickup-motorcycle crash north of Watertown. A 2008 Harley Davidson FLST was southbound on Interstate 29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F 150 pickup. The 67-year-old female motorcycle… Read more »

Aberdeen police arrest men from Miami in connection with stolen credit cards

ABERDEEN, S.D. (APD Facebook Post) – On June 12, 2019 the Aberdeen Police Department received information that stolen credit card accounts were being used at numerous area businesses. Police located one male suspect in the 200 block of 6th Avenue SW. Another male was located on a traffic stop which occurred in the 1600 block… Read more »

Aberdeen police arrest men from Miami in connection with stolen credit cards

ABERDEEN, S.D. (APD Facebook Post) – On June 12, 2019 the Aberdeen Police Department received information that stolen credit card accounts were being used at numerous area businesses. Police located one male suspect in the 200 block of 6th Avenue SW. Another male was located on a traffic stop which occurred in the 1600 block… Read more »

Disaster recovery center opens on Rosebud Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Rosebud Reservation to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows previous openings in Minnehaha and… Read more »

Disaster recovery center opens on Rosebud Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center on the Rosebud Reservation to offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding from mid-March to late April 2019. This follows previous openings in Minnehaha and… Read more »

Miller to become Highway Patrol Superintendent during ceremony Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller will officially become the 15th superintendent in the Patrol’s 82-year history during a state Capitol Rotunda ceremony Friday. An official transfer of command ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Miller will take command of the Patrol from former Highway Patrol Superintendent Craig Price, who… Read more »

Miller to become Highway Patrol Superintendent during ceremony Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller will officially become the 15th superintendent in the Patrol’s 82-year history during a state Capitol Rotunda ceremony Friday. An official transfer of command ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Miller will take command of the Patrol from former Highway Patrol Superintendent Craig Price, who… Read more »

Heidelberger circulating People Power Petitions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota blogger is circulating a pair of petitions that seek to roll back changes that state lawmakers have made in recent years to the initiated measure process. Cory Heidelberger, of Aberdeen, says his “People Power Petitions” would eliminate bureaucratic roadblocks that are being thrown up to make it… Read more »

Heidelberger circulating People Power Petitions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota blogger is circulating a pair of petitions that seek to roll back changes that state lawmakers have made in recent years to the initiated measure process. Cory Heidelberger, of Aberdeen, says his “People Power Petitions” would eliminate bureaucratic roadblocks that are being thrown up to make it… Read more »

SDSU Extension hosting open house meetings in Aberdeen, Faulkton Friday

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – SDSU Extension is hosting open house meetings in eight South Dakota locations to address the current state of farming due to excessive moisture. These meetings will be come-and-go style with no formal presentations. Bring your questions and concerns regarding forages, cover crop mixtures, herbicides, insurance, delayed planting, etc. Experts will… Read more »

SDSU Extension hosting open house meetings in Aberdeen, Faulkton Friday

BROOKINGS, S.D. (Press Release) – SDSU Extension is hosting open house meetings in eight South Dakota locations to address the current state of farming due to excessive moisture. These meetings will be come-and-go style with no formal presentations. Bring your questions and concerns regarding forages, cover crop mixtures, herbicides, insurance, delayed planting, etc. Experts will… Read more »