News Category: Local News

Vouchers sent for COVID-19 testing following Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) — With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just a few short weeks away, notices have gone out offering vouchers for free COVID-19 testing following this year’s event. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the notices have gone out electronically to businesses that are in the qualifying categories as well as Meade County and… Read more »

Vouchers sent for COVID-19 testing following Sturgis Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (KBHB) — With the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just a few short weeks away, notices have gone out offering vouchers for free COVID-19 testing following this year’s event. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says the notices have gone out electronically to businesses that are in the qualifying categories as well as Meade County and… Read more »

Rapid City man arrested following shooting on Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) – Police officials say that a Rapid City man was arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, after an early-morning shooting on Monday. 29-year-old Arlen Hatten was located and arrested shortly after he allegedly shot two people at a residence at Brookdale Estates on East Highway 44. Police were called… Read more »

Rapid City man arrested following shooting on Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) – Police officials say that a Rapid City man was arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, after an early-morning shooting on Monday. 29-year-old Arlen Hatten was located and arrested shortly after he allegedly shot two people at a residence at Brookdale Estates on East Highway 44. Police were called… Read more »

Watertown Police to add three officers

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown’s police force will be expanding by three additional officers next year thanks to a $375,000 federal COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant. Police Chief Lee McPeek told the city council Monday night that their grant application was approved June 25. He says three additional officers will get the department adequately… Read more »

Watertown Police to add three officers

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown’s police force will be expanding by three additional officers next year thanks to a $375,000 federal COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) grant. Police Chief Lee McPeek told the city council Monday night that their grant application was approved June 25. He says three additional officers will get the department adequately… Read more »

Timing is everything with COVID-19 testing

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – From determining a person needs to get tested to how quickly labs can process tests to how soon contact tracing begins, when it comes to COVID-19 timing is everything. South Dakota Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon says how quickly results come back depends on which lab is doing the testing.… Read more »

Timing is everything with COVID-19 testing

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – From determining a person needs to get tested to how quickly labs can process tests to how soon contact tracing begins, when it comes to COVID-19 timing is everything. South Dakota Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon says how quickly results come back depends on which lab is doing the testing.… Read more »

One killed, another injured in crash near Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Sioux Falls. Names of the two drivers are not yet being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2020 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on 85th Street and… Read more »

One killed, another injured in crash near Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS S.D. (Press Release) – One person died and another person was injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Sioux Falls. Names of the two drivers are not yet being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2020 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on 85th Street and… Read more »

Lewis & Clark system sets record for water consumption in a day

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Even as construction continues for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, they are setting records for usage. Executive Director Troy Larson says they hit a new high last month. Larson says they may have to restrict water use for the next year. Larson says they had to reduce the amount… Read more »

Lewis & Clark system sets record for water consumption in a day

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Even as construction continues for the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, they are setting records for usage. Executive Director Troy Larson says they hit a new high last month. Larson says they may have to restrict water use for the next year. Larson says they had to reduce the amount… Read more »

USD looking at record-setting retention for sophomore class

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Earlier fears of fewer students on university campuses this fall seem to be fading. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says they expect more freshmen to come back for their second year. Gestring says she is optimistic for the incoming freshmen class. Gestring says they hope to hold their own… Read more »

USD looking at record-setting retention for sophomore class

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – Earlier fears of fewer students on university campuses this fall seem to be fading. University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says they expect more freshmen to come back for their second year. Gestring says she is optimistic for the incoming freshmen class. Gestring says they hope to hold their own… Read more »

Weather outlook calling for above normal temps through January

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – Weather trends look to be stable into early next year. Nebraska State Climatologist Martha Shulski moderated the July North Central Region Climate update and says the outlook for August through October looks relatively warm and dry. Shulski says that above normal temperature trend continues in the November through January outlook. Shulski… Read more »

Weather outlook calling for above normal temps through January

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – Weather trends look to be stable into early next year. Nebraska State Climatologist Martha Shulski moderated the July North Central Region Climate update and says the outlook for August through October looks relatively warm and dry. Shulski says that above normal temperature trend continues in the November through January outlook. Shulski… Read more »

Hughes Co. Commission approves Venture Communications expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The Hughes County Commission has approved a request by Venture Communications to access county road right-of-ways as the Highmore-based telecom company is looking to continue its broadband expansion in Hughes County. County Manager Kevin Hipple told Commissioners Monday Venture is planning to expand its network to a number of locations. Venture… Read more »

Hughes Co. Commission approves Venture Communications expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – The Hughes County Commission has approved a request by Venture Communications to access county road right-of-ways as the Highmore-based telecom company is looking to continue its broadband expansion in Hughes County. County Manager Kevin Hipple told Commissioners Monday Venture is planning to expand its network to a number of locations. Venture… Read more »

Reports: Hub City closing in 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By American News Staff Reports) – An Aberdeen company with a 125-plus history has reportedly announced plans to close. According to multiple reports to the American News Monday, Hub City, Inc. officials informed employees that it will close in late 2021. Plant Manager Patrick Chamberlain confirmed internal announcements were made Monday, but was… Read more »

Reports: Hub City closing in 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D. (By American News Staff Reports) – An Aberdeen company with a 125-plus history has reportedly announced plans to close. According to multiple reports to the American News Monday, Hub City, Inc. officials informed employees that it will close in late 2021. Plant Manager Patrick Chamberlain confirmed internal announcements were made Monday, but was… Read more »