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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 »

Wet weather conditions ahead

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The dry and warmth the area experienced earlier this week will not carry into the weekend. The forecast calls for much wetter and cooler conditions as rain will move into the area starting this evening. Some parts of the state might even see some severe storms, according to Ryan Lueck (leak),… Read more »

Wet weather conditions ahead

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The dry and warmth the area experienced earlier this week will not carry into the weekend. The forecast calls for much wetter and cooler conditions as rain will move into the area starting this evening. Some parts of the state might even see some severe storms, according to Ryan Lueck (leak),… Read more »

South Dakota police officer accused of shooting stray cats

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police officer accused of shooting stray cats is facing criminal charges. A criminal complaint filed in Union County charges North Sioux City Officer Derek McIntosh with a misdemeanor. Police began investigating McIntosh on May 9 after other officers reported that he had picked up stray cats… Read more »

South Dakota police officer accused of shooting stray cats

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota police officer accused of shooting stray cats is facing criminal charges. A criminal complaint filed in Union County charges North Sioux City Officer Derek McIntosh with a misdemeanor. Police began investigating McIntosh on May 9 after other officers reported that he had picked up stray cats… Read more »

Water hydrant testing taking place Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, May 20, weather permitting the Aberdeen Fire Department will begin flow-testing fire hydrants in the following area: From Railroad Ave. South to Sixth Ave. between S. Fifth St. to Lancelot Drive The fire department will be opening hydrants and residents will experience some… Read more »

Water hydrant testing taking place Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, May 20, weather permitting the Aberdeen Fire Department will begin flow-testing fire hydrants in the following area: From Railroad Ave. South to Sixth Ave. between S. Fifth St. to Lancelot Drive The fire department will be opening hydrants and residents will experience some… Read more »

Village River Group responds after City of Sioux Falls terminates $45 million project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — The Aberdeen-based Village River Group says it is “very disappointed” that the City of Sioux Falls is terminating the hotel and multi-use project. VRG says they “spent a significant amount of time and resources updating” the private development portion of the project. Part of the project is a publicly funded… Read more »

Village River Group responds after City of Sioux Falls terminates $45 million project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — The Aberdeen-based Village River Group says it is “very disappointed” that the City of Sioux Falls is terminating the hotel and multi-use project. VRG says they “spent a significant amount of time and resources updating” the private development portion of the project. Part of the project is a publicly funded… Read more »