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Officials still waiting for information on how federal money could be spent

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has held several conference calls with legislators, updating them on the coronavirus pandemic and the states response. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says in their last call, Noem said there may not be the need for a special session to fix the budget. Kennedy, assistant Senate… Read more »

Officials still waiting for information on how federal money could be spent

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has held several conference calls with legislators, updating them on the coronavirus pandemic and the states response. Senator Craig Kennedy of Yankton says in their last call, Noem said there may not be the need for a special session to fix the budget. Kennedy, assistant Senate… Read more »

South Dakota banks loan out more than $1.6 billion

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Congress authorized $350 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program in early April and that money was all loaned out in about two weeks. Congress then authorized another $300 billion in late April. Rob Stephenson, President and C.E.O. of First Dakota National Bank in Yankton says all of their customers that applied… Read more »

South Dakota banks loan out more than $1.6 billion

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Congress authorized $350 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program in early April and that money was all loaned out in about two weeks. Congress then authorized another $300 billion in late April. Rob Stephenson, President and C.E.O. of First Dakota National Bank in Yankton says all of their customers that applied… Read more »

One killed, another seriously injured in crash east of Burke

BURKE, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night east of Burke. Names of the two people have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved. A 1996 Chrysler Eagle Vision was eastbound on South Dakota Highway… Read more »

One killed, another seriously injured in crash east of Burke

BURKE, S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night east of Burke. Names of the two people have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved. A 1996 Chrysler Eagle Vision was eastbound on South Dakota Highway… Read more »

Thune questions the pending “HEROES ACT”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The US House returned to Washington last week and quickly passed the “HEROES ACT,” another economic rescue plan totaling about three point three trillion dollars. South Dakota Senator John Thune made a Senate floor speech explaining the oversight of previous emergency spending. Thune says its time to take a pause in… Read more »

Thune questions the pending “HEROES ACT”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The US House returned to Washington last week and quickly passed the “HEROES ACT,” another economic rescue plan totaling about three point three trillion dollars. South Dakota Senator John Thune made a Senate floor speech explaining the oversight of previous emergency spending. Thune says its time to take a pause in… Read more »

Flags will be at half-staff for Memorial Day

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Memorial Day from sunrise until sundown on Monday, May 25, 2020. President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed that flags be lowered to half-staff nationwide.

Flags will be at half-staff for Memorial Day

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Governor Kristi Noem today ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Memorial Day from sunrise until sundown on Monday, May 25, 2020. President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed that flags be lowered to half-staff nationwide.

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

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 on all Hub City Radio stations at 11:45

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.

Avera beginning to allow limited visitors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D./ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera is now allowing one visitor per patient per day in hospitals, surgery centers, emergency departments and clinics during regular visitor hours. Patients and visitors must wear masks within an Avera facility, and will be screened for temperature and symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the building. Patients and visitors… Read more »

Avera beginning to allow limited visitors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D./ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Avera is now allowing one visitor per patient per day in hospitals, surgery centers, emergency departments and clinics during regular visitor hours. Patients and visitors must wear masks within an Avera facility, and will be screened for temperature and symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the building. Patients and visitors… Read more »

Lots of factors will go into decision on whether to hold Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen says the city will be looking at a lot of factors when deciding whether or not to host this year’s motorcycle rally. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellations of many events around the Black Hills, but city officials will wait until their… Read more »

Lots of factors will go into decision on whether to hold Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) – Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen says the city will be looking at a lot of factors when deciding whether or not to host this year’s motorcycle rally. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellations of many events around the Black Hills, but city officials will wait until their… Read more »

Noem talks with city, county officials about federal funding

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem held a conference call with city and county officials this week, to give details of possible federal funding for COVID-19 expenses. Yankton County Commission Chair Cheri Loest says the specifics will be run through County Auditors. Loest says local governments were encouraged to keep detailed lists… Read more »

Noem talks with city, county officials about federal funding

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem held a conference call with city and county officials this week, to give details of possible federal funding for COVID-19 expenses. Yankton County Commission Chair Cheri Loest says the specifics will be run through County Auditors. Loest says local governments were encouraged to keep detailed lists… Read more »

Rounds says no indication virus was released intentionally

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Trump Administration is blaming China for allowing the coronavirus to escape a lab and then attempting to cover it up. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says they have been briefed on that. Rounds says there is no indication the virus was released intentionally. Rounds says the lab was doing virus… Read more »

Rounds says no indication virus was released intentionally

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Trump Administration is blaming China for allowing the coronavirus to escape a lab and then attempting to cover it up. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says they have been briefed on that. Rounds says there is no indication the virus was released intentionally. Rounds says the lab was doing virus… Read more »