News Category: Local News

Kids Konnection Karnival Friday at Central Park

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The inaugural Kids Konnection Karnival is set for Friday, May 24 at Central Park in Aberdeen. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Kids Konnection is a supervised visitation program that is part of Safe Harbor. Teressa Barton, Public Awareness Coordinator with Safe Harbor, said the event is not only… Read more »

Kids Konnection Karnival Friday at Central Park

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The inaugural Kids Konnection Karnival is set for Friday, May 24 at Central Park in Aberdeen. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Kids Konnection is a supervised visitation program that is part of Safe Harbor. Teressa Barton, Public Awareness Coordinator with Safe Harbor, said the event is not only… Read more »

MidAmerican Energy customers in line for refund and rate reduction

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – MidAmerican Energy customers in South Dakota will get a refund and rate reduction as the result of a settlement with the Public Utilities Commission. Commissioner Kristie Fiegen says it is tied to the federal tax reduction law passed in 2017. Fiegen says the refund is one time, the rate reduction will… Read more »

MidAmerican Energy customers in line for refund and rate reduction

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – MidAmerican Energy customers in South Dakota will get a refund and rate reduction as the result of a settlement with the Public Utilities Commission. Commissioner Kristie Fiegen says it is tied to the federal tax reduction law passed in 2017. Fiegen says the refund is one time, the rate reduction will… Read more »

Yankton School District looking again at property tax opt out

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Yankton School Superintendent Wayne Kindle says district taxpayers will be asked again to consider a property tax opt out. Kindle says discussions on a proposal will begin this fall. Kindle says they haven’t set how much is needed, yet. The district budget has been carrying a structural deficit since the state… Read more »

Yankton School District looking again at property tax opt out

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Yankton School Superintendent Wayne Kindle says district taxpayers will be asked again to consider a property tax opt out. Kindle says discussions on a proposal will begin this fall. Kindle says they haven’t set how much is needed, yet. The district budget has been carrying a structural deficit since the state… Read more »

Cattle producers excited about regaining Japanese market

WASHINGTON, S.D. (WNAX) – U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last Friday that the United States and Japan agreed on new terms and conditions that give U.S. beef full access to the Japanese market. South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Jodie Anderson says cattle producers are excited about regaining that market which was shut off… Read more »

Cattle producers excited about regaining Japanese market

WASHINGTON, S.D. (WNAX) – U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last Friday that the United States and Japan agreed on new terms and conditions that give U.S. beef full access to the Japanese market. South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Jodie Anderson says cattle producers are excited about regaining that market which was shut off… Read more »

Job outlook is good for university graduates

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – As this spring’s university graduates head out into the world, most are able to find jobs in their areas of interest. Kasandra Girard is an employer relations advisor in the Academic and Planning Center at the University of South Dakota. She says more recruiting is done well ahead of graduation. Girard… Read more »

Job outlook is good for university graduates

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – As this spring’s university graduates head out into the world, most are able to find jobs in their areas of interest. Kasandra Girard is an employer relations advisor in the Academic and Planning Center at the University of South Dakota. She says more recruiting is done well ahead of graduation. Girard… Read more »

Weather will continue to be wetter and cooler

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The trend appears to be wetter and cooler than normal for the week, month and summer. Nebraska State Climatologist Martha Shulski says heavy rain will spread across much of the northern plains for the next week. Shulski was featured on this month’s North Central regional climate webinar. She says that wet… Read more »

Weather will continue to be wetter and cooler

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The trend appears to be wetter and cooler than normal for the week, month and summer. Nebraska State Climatologist Martha Shulski says heavy rain will spread across much of the northern plains for the next week. Shulski was featured on this month’s North Central regional climate webinar. She says that wet… Read more »

Rounds discusses new bail out plan for ag producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The ongoing trade war with China will lead to another round of payments to ag producers caught in the middle. President Trump tweeted that it would be in the range of fifteen to twenty billion dollars.  South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says it won’t cover all the losses… Rounds says the… Read more »

Rounds discusses new bail out plan for ag producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The ongoing trade war with China will lead to another round of payments to ag producers caught in the middle. President Trump tweeted that it would be in the range of fifteen to twenty billion dollars.  South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says it won’t cover all the losses… Rounds says the… Read more »

In-state tuition rates part of new program to attract more out of state students

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Encouraging more out of state residents to attend universities in South Dakota is part of a new program authorized by the Board of Regents. USD President Sheila Gestring says those students can pay in-state tuition rates. A massive building boom is underway in Vermillion to help attract those students. Gestring says… Read more »

In-state tuition rates part of new program to attract more out of state students

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Encouraging more out of state residents to attend universities in South Dakota is part of a new program authorized by the Board of Regents. USD President Sheila Gestring says those students can pay in-state tuition rates. A massive building boom is underway in Vermillion to help attract those students. Gestring says… Read more »

Committees will have major issues to study this summer

CANTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators will have to man 11 special summer study committees, along with the eight regular committees. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton is a member of the Executive Board and says they have some major issues to study this year. Bolin says there are some special circumstances this year. Fifty… Read more »

Committees will have major issues to study this summer

CANTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators will have to man 11 special summer study committees, along with the eight regular committees. Senator Jim Bolin of Canton is a member of the Executive Board and says they have some major issues to study this year. Bolin says there are some special circumstances this year. Fifty… Read more »

Iowa Governor signs industrial hemp bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (WNAX) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds this week signed into law the bill that allows licensed growers to cultivate industrial hemp on up to 40 acres. Iowa Hemp Association Founder Dr. Christopher Disbro is excited about the opportunity for the state’s farmers who he hopes can begin growing the crop during the… Read more »

Iowa Governor signs industrial hemp bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (WNAX) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds this week signed into law the bill that allows licensed growers to cultivate industrial hemp on up to 40 acres. Iowa Hemp Association Founder Dr. Christopher Disbro is excited about the opportunity for the state’s farmers who he hopes can begin growing the crop during the… Read more »