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SD PUC set hearing for the North Bend Wind Farm project

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The permitting process for a proposed wind farm along the Hughes/Hyde County is moving again after being put on pause this spring.  The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a joint stipulation and second revised procedural schedule for the 72-turbine North Bend Wind Farm project.  Arron Scheibe with May Adam, the Pierre law… Read more »

SD PUC set hearing for the North Bend Wind Farm project

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The permitting process for a proposed wind farm along the Hughes/Hyde County is moving again after being put on pause this spring.  The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a joint stipulation and second revised procedural schedule for the 72-turbine North Bend Wind Farm project.  Arron Scheibe with May Adam, the Pierre law… Read more »

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South Dakota State Lottery sees growth in sales & revenue

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota State Lottery reported continued growth in sales and revenue in the last fiscal year. Director Norm Lingle said scratch ticket sales set a record. Lingle says lotto ticket sales were also up. Lingle says video lottery revenue was also up significantly. Lingle told the Lottery Commission at their meeting last… Read more »

South Dakota State Lottery sees growth in sales & revenue

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PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota State Lottery reported continued growth in sales and revenue in the last fiscal year. Director Norm Lingle said scratch ticket sales set a record. Lingle says lotto ticket sales were also up. Lingle says video lottery revenue was also up significantly. Lingle told the Lottery Commission at their meeting last… Read more »

Governor Noem celebrates South Dakota’s continued AAA credit rating

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – On Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem celebrated Fitch Ratings’ reaffirmation of South Dakota’s AAA credit rating. “This rating again demonstrates that our conservative fiscal policies are working,” said Governor Noem. “Our administration has made it a priority to not raise taxes. We’ve paid off bonds and debt, balanced our budget, and grown… Read more »

Governor Noem celebrates South Dakota’s continued AAA credit rating

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – On Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem celebrated Fitch Ratings’ reaffirmation of South Dakota’s AAA credit rating. “This rating again demonstrates that our conservative fiscal policies are working,” said Governor Noem. “Our administration has made it a priority to not raise taxes. We’ve paid off bonds and debt, balanced our budget, and grown… Read more »

Plane crash reported near the Yankton area

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- One person has died in a crash of a small helicopter northwest of Yankton. Yankton Assistant Fire Chief Larry Nickels says the call came in just before 10AM. Nickels says the craft was destroyed on impact. Nickels says they are waiting for state and federal investigators. A sixty-five-year-old California man was killed in… Read more »

Plane crash reported near the Yankton area

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- One person has died in a crash of a small helicopter northwest of Yankton. Yankton Assistant Fire Chief Larry Nickels says the call came in just before 10AM. Nickels says the craft was destroyed on impact. Nickels says they are waiting for state and federal investigators. A sixty-five-year-old California man was killed in… Read more »

Competency hearing on murder suspect held Monday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A competency hearing for a Pierre murder defendant was scheduled for Monday at the Hughes County Courthouse.  That hearing became a status hearing in the case because, according to Hughes County States Attorney Jessica LaMie, the mental competency of Miranda Henry is not an issue at the moment. LaMie says both sides have… Read more »

Competency hearing on murder suspect held Monday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A competency hearing for a Pierre murder defendant was scheduled for Monday at the Hughes County Courthouse.  That hearing became a status hearing in the case because, according to Hughes County States Attorney Jessica LaMie, the mental competency of Miranda Henry is not an issue at the moment. LaMie says both sides have… Read more »

USD President Sheila Gestring delivered her State of the U speech

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring gave her annual “State of the U” speech last week. She says they are focused on helping students in and out of the classroom. Gestring says students can also turn to their peers for help. Gestring says they also provide financial and other aid. USD also… Read more »

USD President Sheila Gestring delivered her State of the U speech

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring gave her annual “State of the U” speech last week. She says they are focused on helping students in and out of the classroom. Gestring says students can also turn to their peers for help. Gestring says they also provide financial and other aid. USD also… Read more »

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Josh Haeder running for a 2nd term as South Dakota State Treasurer

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota State Treasurer Josh Haeder is running for a second, four-year term. He says there are programs he wants to follow up on. Haeder says he is the face of the cash return program for a reason. Haeder says he wants to continue the financial literacy classes for high school students he… Read more »

Josh Haeder running for a 2nd term as South Dakota State Treasurer

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PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota State Treasurer Josh Haeder is running for a second, four-year term. He says there are programs he wants to follow up on. Haeder says he is the face of the cash return program for a reason. Haeder says he wants to continue the financial literacy classes for high school students he… Read more »

SD state government prepping for if Medicaid expansion is approved by the voters

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Recent polls have shown that Medicaid expansion is likely to be approved by voters in November. While most of that expansion cost will be paid for by the federal government, the state will have some additional expenditures. Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Appropriations says they have been… Read more »

SD state government prepping for if Medicaid expansion is approved by the voters

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Recent polls have shown that Medicaid expansion is likely to be approved by voters in November. While most of that expansion cost will be paid for by the federal government, the state will have some additional expenditures. Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Appropriations says they have been… Read more »

Missouri River flow will be minimal this winter

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- The Corps of Engineers has said that flows from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton will be reduced to minimal winter flows of about twelve thousand cubic feet per second. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division for the Corps in Omaha, says that will start… Read more »

Missouri River flow will be minimal this winter

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- The Corps of Engineers has said that flows from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton will be reduced to minimal winter flows of about twelve thousand cubic feet per second. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division for the Corps in Omaha, says that will start… Read more »

Update on the Ringneck & Western Railroad

KIMBALL, S.D.(WNAX)- The State of South Dakota sold the MRC rail line just over two years ago to the Ringneck & Western Railroad for thirteen million dollars. They promised improved track and better service. Todd Yeaton manages the Gavillon Grain terminal on the line near Kimball. Yeaton says they are now working to line up… Read more »

Update on the Ringneck & Western Railroad

KIMBALL, S.D.(WNAX)- The State of South Dakota sold the MRC rail line just over two years ago to the Ringneck & Western Railroad for thirteen million dollars. They promised improved track and better service. Todd Yeaton manages the Gavillon Grain terminal on the line near Kimball. Yeaton says they are now working to line up… Read more »