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Thune warns of debt and deficit dangers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – While Congress has already authorized trillions of dollars of economic bailout funds in the wake of the pandemic, South Dakota Senator John Thune continues to warn of the debt and deficit dangers. Thune says Congress has to provide stronger oversight. Thune says there are other options available that don’t cost trillions… Read more »

Thune warns of debt and deficit dangers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – While Congress has already authorized trillions of dollars of economic bailout funds in the wake of the pandemic, South Dakota Senator John Thune continues to warn of the debt and deficit dangers. Thune says Congress has to provide stronger oversight. Thune says there are other options available that don’t cost trillions… Read more »

Sioux Falls couple accused of using meth and cattle prods on children

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — A Sioux Falls couple is accused of using meth and cattle prods on four children over several years. Captain Josh Phillips with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the alleged abuse against these kids had been going on for a long time. The children are all related. Phillips says the… Read more »

Sioux Falls couple accused of using meth and cattle prods on children

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — A Sioux Falls couple is accused of using meth and cattle prods on four children over several years. Captain Josh Phillips with the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the alleged abuse against these kids had been going on for a long time. The children are all related. Phillips says the… Read more »

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit in Sioux Falls drowning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Argus Leader) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Sioux Falls over the drowning of a 5-year-old Iowa girl who fell into Big Sioux River at Falls Park two years ago. Attorneys representing the city asked the court last year to dismiss the lawsuit. The… Read more »

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit in Sioux Falls drowning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Argus Leader) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Sioux Falls over the drowning of a 5-year-old Iowa girl who fell into Big Sioux River at Falls Park two years ago. Attorneys representing the city asked the court last year to dismiss the lawsuit. The… Read more »

Castlewood woman arrested in death of 2-year-old

CASTLEWOOD, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says a 30-year-old woman from Castlewood has been arrested in the death of a 2-year-old girl. Authorities were called Tuesday morning about an unresponsive girl at a home in Castlewood. The girl was taken to a Watertown hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An initial… Read more »

Castlewood woman arrested in death of 2-year-old

CASTLEWOOD, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says a 30-year-old woman from Castlewood has been arrested in the death of a 2-year-old girl. Authorities were called Tuesday morning about an unresponsive girl at a home in Castlewood. The girl was taken to a Watertown hospital, where she was pronounced dead. An initial… Read more »

Storm damages roof at Aberdeen apartment building

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – On Thursday, June 4,  at 7:11 p.m., Aberdeen Fire Rescue responded to a structure that had received damaged due to a severe storm which had passed through Aberdeen. The structure was a multi-family apartment building located at 303 North 4th Street. On arrival crews found damage to the roof of… Read more »

Storm damages roof at Aberdeen apartment building

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – On Thursday, June 4,  at 7:11 p.m., Aberdeen Fire Rescue responded to a structure that had received damaged due to a severe storm which had passed through Aberdeen. The structure was a multi-family apartment building located at 303 North 4th Street. On arrival crews found damage to the roof of… Read more »

FUN Book Friday kicks off this evening

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Today marks the first day in a new promotion by the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event is called FUN Book Friday. Casey Weismantel, Executive Director of the CVB, explained the promotion. The book includes discounts for rides, ice cream, the Dacotah Prairie Museum and Aberdeen Community Theatre. Individuals… Read more »

FUN Book Friday kicks off this evening

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Today marks the first day in a new promotion by the Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event is called FUN Book Friday. Casey Weismantel, Executive Director of the CVB, explained the promotion. The book includes discounts for rides, ice cream, the Dacotah Prairie Museum and Aberdeen Community Theatre. Individuals… Read more »

Noem provides update on latest revenue numbers

PIERRE, S.D. (KWAT) – Governor Noem gave an update Thursday on the revenue hit South Dakota has taken from COVID-19. As you might expect, the numbers are not good. The governor says it could’ve been worse. The governor says lawmakers will not meet in special session this month to tackle budget issues.

Noem provides update on latest revenue numbers

PIERRE, S.D. (KWAT) – Governor Noem gave an update Thursday on the revenue hit South Dakota has taken from COVID-19. As you might expect, the numbers are not good. The governor says it could’ve been worse. The governor says lawmakers will not meet in special session this month to tackle budget issues.

Next Chief Justice says need for change apparent

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Many of those in the legal system are hearing the cries for justice following the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis Police. Steven Jensen, who will be the next Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court, says the need for change is apparent. Jensen says there are… Read more »

Next Chief Justice says need for change apparent

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Many of those in the legal system are hearing the cries for justice following the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis Police. Steven Jensen, who will be the next Chief Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court, says the need for change is apparent. Jensen says there are… Read more »

SDSU officials planning for return of students in August

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – South Dakota State University officials continue their planning for the return of students with classes set to begin August 19. New student orientation will take place virtually next week with pre-taped tours and administration and faculty presentations. When students physically return to campus, some will likely be infected with the new… Read more »

SDSU officials planning for return of students in August

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – South Dakota State University officials continue their planning for the return of students with classes set to begin August 19. New student orientation will take place virtually next week with pre-taped tours and administration and faculty presentations. When students physically return to campus, some will likely be infected with the new… Read more »

Inspection of Meridian Bridge to be put off for now

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The double deck, Meridian Bridge over the Missouri River at Yankton was reopened as a walking-biking bridge in 2011, after the new, four lane Discovery Bridge was completed. Officials with the City of Yankton, the owner of the Meridian Bridge have been talking about doing an underwater inspection of the bridge… Read more »

Inspection of Meridian Bridge to be put off for now

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The double deck, Meridian Bridge over the Missouri River at Yankton was reopened as a walking-biking bridge in 2011, after the new, four lane Discovery Bridge was completed. Officials with the City of Yankton, the owner of the Meridian Bridge have been talking about doing an underwater inspection of the bridge… Read more »