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Bankers Association President says money in banks is safe

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Federal Reserve has moved hundreds of billions of dollars into the banking system as a show of confidence. South Dakota Bankers Association President Curt Everson says while appreciated, it wasn’t a critical issue. Everson says money in American banks is safe. Everson says the pandemic and stock market drop is… Read more »

Bankers Association President says money in banks is safe

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Federal Reserve has moved hundreds of billions of dollars into the banking system as a show of confidence. South Dakota Bankers Association President Curt Everson says while appreciated, it wasn’t a critical issue. Everson says money in American banks is safe. Everson says the pandemic and stock market drop is… Read more »

State reports 104 new COVID-19 cases

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – South Dakota reported 104 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, it’s the biggest single-day increase in confirmed cases so far. The total number of statewide cases is now 730, according to, covid.sd.org, the South Dakota Department of Health’s website that has been tracking confirmed cases of the virus. There are now 43… Read more »

State reports 104 new COVID-19 cases

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – South Dakota reported 104 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, it’s the biggest single-day increase in confirmed cases so far. The total number of statewide cases is now 730, according to, covid.sd.org, the South Dakota Department of Health’s website that has been tracking confirmed cases of the virus. There are now 43… Read more »

90 new COVID-19 cases; Noem, TenHaken call on Smithfield plant to close

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (By Matt Zimmer Sioux Falls Argus Leader) – South Dakota reported 90 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the largest single day increase in confirmed cases. That brings the total number of statewide cases to 626. That number does not include tests pending in private labs or those without symptoms who… Read more »

90 new COVID-19 cases; Noem, TenHaken call on Smithfield plant to close

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (By Matt Zimmer Sioux Falls Argus Leader) – South Dakota reported 90 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the largest single day increase in confirmed cases. That brings the total number of statewide cases to 626. That number does not include tests pending in private labs or those without symptoms who… Read more »

State to send absentee ballot applications to every registered voter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota secretary of state’s office says it will be sending absentee ballot applications to every registered voter to push people to mail in their ballots for the June 2 primary instead of showing up to polling locations. Physical polling places will still be open. But one county auditor… Read more »

State to send absentee ballot applications to every registered voter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota secretary of state’s office says it will be sending absentee ballot applications to every registered voter to push people to mail in their ballots for the June 2 primary instead of showing up to polling locations. Physical polling places will still be open. But one county auditor… Read more »

Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls to have additional testing

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A flare up of coronavirus cases at the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls has the State stepping up surveillance and testing. Governor Kristi Noem says state health officials are in contact with workers in the plant. Noem says they want to make sure the important information goes home with the… Read more »

Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls to have additional testing

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A flare up of coronavirus cases at the Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls has the State stepping up surveillance and testing. Governor Kristi Noem says state health officials are in contact with workers in the plant. Noem says they want to make sure the important information goes home with the… Read more »

Governor’s press conference at 11:30 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at 11:30 this morning. 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 11:30 on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at 11:30 this morning. 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

Central High School announces Hall of Fame inductees

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Central High School Hall of Fame inductees for 2020 include the 1961 State A champion boys basketball team. Ten inductees into the hall of fame were announced recently by the Aberdeen Public School Foundation. The ’61 basketball team finished the regular season with an 8-6 record, but blazed through the… Read more »

Central High School announces Hall of Fame inductees

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Central High School Hall of Fame inductees for 2020 include the 1961 State A champion boys basketball team. Ten inductees into the hall of fame were announced recently by the Aberdeen Public School Foundation. The ’61 basketball team finished the regular season with an 8-6 record, but blazed through the… Read more »

Oglala Sioux banish non-tribal member and husband from reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux have banished a non-tribal member with coronavirus and her husband from the Pine Ridge Reservation. The tribal council deadlocked 9-9 this week on a motion to banish the woman and her husband. Council President Bear Runner broke the tie vote by voting in favor of the banishment.… Read more »

Oglala Sioux banish non-tribal member and husband from reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux have banished a non-tribal member with coronavirus and her husband from the Pine Ridge Reservation. The tribal council deadlocked 9-9 this week on a motion to banish the woman and her husband. Council President Bear Runner broke the tie vote by voting in favor of the banishment.… Read more »

Northern State opens residence halls for first responders, health care employees

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Brown County Emergency Management) – First responders and health care employees who work around COVID-19 now have an alternate housing option. Northern State University has opened up 150 suites at three of its residence halls. This housing is for those employees who work in high-exposure settings and don’t want to take the virus… Read more »

Northern State opens residence halls for first responders, health care employees

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Brown County Emergency Management) – First responders and health care employees who work around COVID-19 now have an alternate housing option. Northern State University has opened up 150 suites at three of its residence halls. This housing is for those employees who work in high-exposure settings and don’t want to take the virus… Read more »

Safe Harbor services available 24 hours a day

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Brown County Emergency Management Operations Center) – Safe Harbor serves women, men and children by providing shelter and resources to empower individuals in abusive situations by providing advocacy and support services. They serve northeastern South Dakota including Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Marshall, McPherson and Potter counties. Safe Harbor and their services are available… Read more »

Safe Harbor services available 24 hours a day

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Brown County Emergency Management Operations Center) – Safe Harbor serves women, men and children by providing shelter and resources to empower individuals in abusive situations by providing advocacy and support services. They serve northeastern South Dakota including Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Marshall, McPherson and Potter counties. Safe Harbor and their services are available… Read more »