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Absentee voting begins today in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The absentee voting period for South Dakota’s 2022 General Election begins today, To request an absentee ballot, voters must submit an absentee ballot application form to their county auditor. The application can be found at the county auditor or online at www.sdsos.gov. Voters choosing to cast an absentee ballot are… Read more »

Absentee voting begins today in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The absentee voting period for South Dakota’s 2022 General Election begins today, To request an absentee ballot, voters must submit an absentee ballot application form to their county auditor. The application can be found at the county auditor or online at www.sdsos.gov. Voters choosing to cast an absentee ballot are… Read more »

Governor Noem announces state support for Indian Relay Championships

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release)- Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced state support for the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council’s 2022 Championship of Champions, which is taking place this afternoon in Fort Pierre. “South Dakota values our tribal heritage, competition, and our love of horses,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “I hope that South Dakotans and visitors to our… Read more »

Governor Noem announces state support for Indian Relay Championships

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release)- Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced state support for the Horse Nations Indian Relay Council’s 2022 Championship of Champions, which is taking place this afternoon in Fort Pierre. “South Dakota values our tribal heritage, competition, and our love of horses,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “I hope that South Dakotans and visitors to our… Read more »

Senator Art Rusch offers his take on regional jails

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- An interim legislative committee is close to finalizing their recommendations. Senator Art Rusch of Vermillion is a member of the “Study Committee on Regional Jails and State Correctional Plans”. Rusch says they probably won’t specify a dollar amount to go to those jails. Rusch says some parts of the state are ready to… Read more »

Senator Art Rusch offers his take on regional jails

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- An interim legislative committee is close to finalizing their recommendations. Senator Art Rusch of Vermillion is a member of the “Study Committee on Regional Jails and State Correctional Plans”. Rusch says they probably won’t specify a dollar amount to go to those jails. Rusch says some parts of the state are ready to… Read more »

SD Gubernatorial candidate Jamie Smith address different issues

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- As part of his statewide campaign, democratic Governor Candidate Jamie Smith is hearing about lots of problems and issues. He says housing and jobs are closely tied together. Smith says there is also a near crisis in childcare. Smith says there are some good plans to consider. Smith, of Sioux Falls, has been… Read more »

SD Gubernatorial candidate Jamie Smith address different issues

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- As part of his statewide campaign, democratic Governor Candidate Jamie Smith is hearing about lots of problems and issues. He says housing and jobs are closely tied together. Smith says there is also a near crisis in childcare. Smith says there are some good plans to consider. Smith, of Sioux Falls, has been… Read more »

Law enforcement seeing connection between drug, guns, & crime

SiOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- Law enforcement officials are seeing more connections between drugs, guns and crimes. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says they are seeing more lethal drugs. Milstead says guns are more connected to drug deals now. Milstead says they are seeing a rise in drug overdoses. Milstead is advising people to lock their cars… Read more »

Law enforcement seeing connection between drug, guns, & crime

SiOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- Law enforcement officials are seeing more connections between drugs, guns and crimes. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says they are seeing more lethal drugs. Milstead says guns are more connected to drug deals now. Milstead says they are seeing a rise in drug overdoses. Milstead is advising people to lock their cars… Read more »

Inflation’s impact on the counties

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Rapidly rising expenses and restricted tax revenues are squeezing more South Dakota counties. Yankton County Commissioner Dan Klimisch says they heard some grim news at their combined state meetings last week. Klimisch says counties are under a number of state mandates. Klimisch says counties don’t currently have many options. Klimisch is on the… Read more »

Inflation’s impact on the counties

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Rapidly rising expenses and restricted tax revenues are squeezing more South Dakota counties. Yankton County Commissioner Dan Klimisch says they heard some grim news at their combined state meetings last week. Klimisch says counties are under a number of state mandates. Klimisch says counties don’t currently have many options. Klimisch is on the… Read more »

South Dakota Municipal League looking for a new Executive Director

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Municipal League is looking for a new Executive Director. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon is the incoming President of the board. Taylor has been with the league for many years and Leon says she will be hard to replace. Leon says Taylor has been able to navigate several layers of… Read more »

South Dakota Municipal League looking for a new Executive Director

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Municipal League is looking for a new Executive Director. Yankton City Manager Amy Leon is the incoming President of the board. Taylor has been with the league for many years and Leon says she will be hard to replace. Leon says Taylor has been able to navigate several layers of… Read more »

Physicians recommend not cooking chicken with cough syrup or other flu medicines

SIOUX CITY, S.D.(WNAX)- A dangerous and potentially deadly trend is sweeping social media that entices people to cook chicken in cough syrup or cold and flu medicine. Registered nurse Tammy Noble of the Sioux City based Iowa Poison Control Center says you should never do this because it can be exceptionally hazardous and recipe for… Read more »

Physicians recommend not cooking chicken with cough syrup or other flu medicines

SIOUX CITY, S.D.(WNAX)- A dangerous and potentially deadly trend is sweeping social media that entices people to cook chicken in cough syrup or cold and flu medicine. Registered nurse Tammy Noble of the Sioux City based Iowa Poison Control Center says you should never do this because it can be exceptionally hazardous and recipe for… Read more »

Inflation making an impact on electricity costs

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Xcel Energy has filed a seventeen percent electric rate hike request with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Commission Chairman Chris Nelson says its possible they will see more rate requests. Nelson says state law dictates how rate hike cases are decided. Nelson says there will be some public hearings as part of… Read more »

Inflation making an impact on electricity costs

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Xcel Energy has filed a seventeen percent electric rate hike request with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Commission Chairman Chris Nelson says its possible they will see more rate requests. Nelson says state law dictates how rate hike cases are decided. Nelson says there will be some public hearings as part of… Read more »

SDBA President react to Federal Reserve Board raising the prime interest rate

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Federal Reserve Board raised the prime interest rate another three quarters of a point this week. They are doing that to slow the rate of inflation. South Dakota Bankers Association President Karl Adam says several rate hikes so far haven’t had the intended effect. Adam says there was some expectation that hike… Read more »

SDBA President react to Federal Reserve Board raising the prime interest rate

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The Federal Reserve Board raised the prime interest rate another three quarters of a point this week. They are doing that to slow the rate of inflation. South Dakota Bankers Association President Karl Adam says several rate hikes so far haven’t had the intended effect. Adam says there was some expectation that hike… Read more »