News Category: Local News

Former Northwestern student elected FFA President

MELLETTE, S.D. (WNAX) – SDSU Math major Samantha Olson of the Northwestern Area FFA chapter (in Mellette) was elected South Dakota FFA President for the 2020-2021 year. Olson says due to the pandemic they had to hold their convention on-line rather than in person but she hopes to get as many FFA members involved as… Read more »

Former Northwestern student elected FFA President

MELLETTE, S.D. (WNAX) – SDSU Math major Samantha Olson of the Northwestern Area FFA chapter (in Mellette) was elected South Dakota FFA President for the 2020-2021 year. Olson says due to the pandemic they had to hold their convention on-line rather than in person but she hopes to get as many FFA members involved as… Read more »

Rapid City Police officer tests positive for COVID-19

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Police Department says one of its officers has tested positive for COVID-19. Police officials learned of the positive test result late Monday afternoon. The officer informed his supervisor when he first began developing symptoms. He remains in self-quarantine. Supervisors are in the process of determining a timeline… Read more »

Rapid City Police officer tests positive for COVID-19

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Police Department says one of its officers has tested positive for COVID-19. Police officials learned of the positive test result late Monday afternoon. The officer informed his supervisor when he first began developing symptoms. He remains in self-quarantine. Supervisors are in the process of determining a timeline… Read more »

Aquatic center deficit is concern with opening plan

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – If a plan to open the Aberdeen Aquatic Center moves forward as outlined to the city council this week, it will come with a significant cost. Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Mark Hoven presented the plan during Monday’s council meeting. It takes into consideration CDC recommendations in response… Read more »

Aquatic center deficit is concern with opening plan

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – If a plan to open the Aberdeen Aquatic Center moves forward as outlined to the city council this week, it will come with a significant cost. Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Mark Hoven presented the plan during Monday’s council meeting. It takes into consideration CDC recommendations in response… Read more »

Funding available to DSS-regulation child care programs

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The Department of Social Services (DSS) will use newly received federal funding to help support child care programs and the families they serve. The funding will help with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. DSS received $9 million in CARES Act funding to support child care programs with the… Read more »

Funding available to DSS-regulation child care programs

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – The Department of Social Services (DSS) will use newly received federal funding to help support child care programs and the families they serve. The funding will help with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. DSS received $9 million in CARES Act funding to support child care programs with the… Read more »

Avera Senior Living Communities Continue Policies to Protect Residents

YANKTON, S.D. (Press Release) – Residents of long-term care and assisted living centers are among the most vulnerable populations for COVID-19. Avera continues efforts to protect these residents as well as employees. “We are grateful that across Avera we’ve had only a few cases so far in long-term care with limited spread, yet we recognize… Read more »

Avera Senior Living Communities Continue Policies to Protect Residents

YANKTON, S.D. (Press Release) – Residents of long-term care and assisted living centers are among the most vulnerable populations for COVID-19. Avera continues efforts to protect these residents as well as employees. “We are grateful that across Avera we’ve had only a few cases so far in long-term care with limited spread, yet we recognize… Read more »

Governor’s press conference at 3 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at approximately 3 this afternoon. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations. The link to the press conference is: Facebook.com/govnoem OR SD.Net

Governor’s press conference at 3 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at approximately 3 this afternoon. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations. The link to the press conference is: Facebook.com/govnoem OR SD.Net

Flow-testing continuing on Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, weather permitting the Aberdeen Fire Department will begin flow-testing fire hydrants in the following area: From Railroad Avenue South to City Limits Between South Fifth Street and South Washington St. The fire department will be opening hydrants and residents will experience… Read more »

Flow-testing continuing on Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, weather permitting the Aberdeen Fire Department will begin flow-testing fire hydrants in the following area: From Railroad Avenue South to City Limits Between South Fifth Street and South Washington St. The fire department will be opening hydrants and residents will experience… Read more »

SD virus death total up 2, at 46

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Lisa Kaczke and Elisa Sand) – Two more people have died of the coronavirus in South Dakota, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 58 on Tuesday. South Dakota had a total of 46 COVID-19 deaths as of Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. One… Read more »

SD virus death total up 2, at 46

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Lisa Kaczke and Elisa Sand) – Two more people have died of the coronavirus in South Dakota, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state increased by 58 on Tuesday. South Dakota had a total of 46 COVID-19 deaths as of Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. One… Read more »

Capitol Building SD

Media availability call at 11:45 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton will hold a brief media availability via conference call at 11:45 a.m. today to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations.

Media availability call at 11:45 on all Hub City Radio stations

Capitol Building SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon and State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton will hold a brief media availability via conference call at 11:45 a.m. today to discuss developments surrounding coronavirus in South Dakota. The event will be carried live across all Hub City Radio stations.

Rolled semi tanker closes part of I-90 on Monday

OACOMA, S.D. (DRG News) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 90 between Reliance and Oacoma were closed for about seven hours Monday after a semi tanker hauling diesel rolled, spilling several thousand gallons of fuel. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Ryan Budahl of Emery, SD, was westbound driving a 2015 Cascadia Freightliner… Read more »

Rolled semi tanker closes part of I-90 on Monday

OACOMA, S.D. (DRG News) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 90 between Reliance and Oacoma were closed for about seven hours Monday after a semi tanker hauling diesel rolled, spilling several thousand gallons of fuel. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Ryan Budahl of Emery, SD, was westbound driving a 2015 Cascadia Freightliner… Read more »