News Category: Local News

Rounds differs from President in approach to protestors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – President Trump has been critical of protestors, especially those that were across from the White House, calling them “terrorists” in a letter he released. That area was cleared by federal authorities so the President could walk to a church across the street. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he would not… Read more »

Rounds differs from President in approach to protestors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – President Trump has been critical of protestors, especially those that were across from the White House, calling them “terrorists” in a letter he released. That area was cleared by federal authorities so the President could walk to a church across the street. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he would not… Read more »

Universities trying to limit personal exposure, spread of coronavirus

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota’s public university students will return to their campuses on Aug. 19 to start the fall term and wrap up by Thanksgiving. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says they wanted to find a way to limit personal exposure and limit the possible spread of the coronavirus. Gestring says they… Read more »

Universities trying to limit personal exposure, spread of coronavirus

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota’s public university students will return to their campuses on Aug. 19 to start the fall term and wrap up by Thanksgiving. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says they wanted to find a way to limit personal exposure and limit the possible spread of the coronavirus. Gestring says they… Read more »

USDA approves SNAP benefits online

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved South Dakota’s request to be able to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program households– but the start date has yet to be determined. The approval allows the state Department of Social Services to expedite the implementation of online purchasing… Read more »

USDA approves SNAP benefits online

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved South Dakota’s request to be able to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program households– but the start date has yet to be determined. The approval allows the state Department of Social Services to expedite the implementation of online purchasing… Read more »

Less restrictive COVID-19 ordinance passes first reading

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – The Aberdeen City Council has passed first reading of an ordinance that would relax business restrictions related to COVID-19. The vote was 5-3. If given final approval, no restrictions would remain in place for hairstylists, who must now wear masks. For bars, restaurants, breweries, cafes, casinos, coffee shops,… Read more »

Less restrictive COVID-19 ordinance passes first reading

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By Elisa Sand esand@aberdeennews.com) – The Aberdeen City Council has passed first reading of an ordinance that would relax business restrictions related to COVID-19. The vote was 5-3. If given final approval, no restrictions would remain in place for hairstylists, who must now wear masks. For bars, restaurants, breweries, cafes, casinos, coffee shops,… Read more »

Varnson named Executive Director of Student Success at Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University has named Dr. Stacie Varnson as the new Executive Director of Student Success. Varnson comes to Northern with extensive experience in the student success arena. She served as the director of the Academic Success Center at the University of Minnesota-Crookston from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that,… Read more »

Varnson named Executive Director of Student Success at Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University has named Dr. Stacie Varnson as the new Executive Director of Student Success. Varnson comes to Northern with extensive experience in the student success arena. She served as the director of the Academic Success Center at the University of Minnesota-Crookston from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that,… Read more »

Active COVID-19 cases up slightly statewide, down slightly in Brown Co.

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The number of active cases of COVID-19 rose slightly today and there was one new death. The state reported 30 new confirmed cases to go along with 16 recoveries. That increased the amount of active cases by 13 at 1,033. There were also 710 new negative tests. The death of a… Read more »

Active COVID-19 cases up slightly statewide, down slightly in Brown Co.

PIERRE, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The number of active cases of COVID-19 rose slightly today and there was one new death. The state reported 30 new confirmed cases to go along with 16 recoveries. That increased the amount of active cases by 13 at 1,033. There were also 710 new negative tests. The death of a… Read more »

USDA issues first coronavirus food assistance program payments

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has approved more than $545 million in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments– and South Dakota is one of the top five states collecting the funds. In the first six days of the application period (started May 26), Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, Nebraska and… Read more »

USDA issues first coronavirus food assistance program payments

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – The US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has approved more than $545 million in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments– and South Dakota is one of the top five states collecting the funds. In the first six days of the application period (started May 26), Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, Nebraska and… Read more »

Sanford Health discontinues hydroxychloroquine trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KBHB) – Sanford Health announced Friday that the South Dakota hydroxychloroquine trial has been discontinued. According to a Sanford Health release, it was cut after new research finds the drug was not helping prevent COVID-19. The results of that research by the University of Minnesota was published in the New England Journal… Read more »

Sanford Health discontinues hydroxychloroquine trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KBHB) – Sanford Health announced Friday that the South Dakota hydroxychloroquine trial has been discontinued. According to a Sanford Health release, it was cut after new research finds the drug was not helping prevent COVID-19. The results of that research by the University of Minnesota was published in the New England Journal… Read more »

Presentation College announces changes to fall schedule

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – With Summer Session well underway, Presentation College is looking forward to resuming classes on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Our distance learning was successful this Spring (as our PCV students experience every semester), but we also miss the activities, relationships, and traditions connected to our coming together on campus… Read more »

Presentation College announces changes to fall schedule

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – With Summer Session well underway, Presentation College is looking forward to resuming classes on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Our distance learning was successful this Spring (as our PCV students experience every semester), but we also miss the activities, relationships, and traditions connected to our coming together on campus… Read more »

Capitol Building SD

Media availability call at 11:45 on KSDN; no governor’s press conference

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 on 930-102.1 KSDN. There is no governor’s press conference scheduled for today.

Media availability call at 11:45 on KSDN; no governor’s press conference

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 on 930-102.1 KSDN. There is no governor’s press conference scheduled for today.