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Governor mobilizing National Guard in fight against coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she’s mobilizing the South Dakota National Guard to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Noem says she’ll announce details on the units to be called up later today. The Guard will set up 100-bed supplemental facilities. The Governor says the fight against the… Read more »

Governor mobilizing National Guard in fight against coronavirus

PIERRE, S.D. (KJJQ) – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says she’s mobilizing the South Dakota National Guard to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Noem says she’ll announce details on the units to be called up later today. The Guard will set up 100-bed supplemental facilities. The Governor says the fight against the… Read more »

Governor says fight against COVID-19 will be long, slow process

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Even though pandemic mitigation efforts are working, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says to be successful, it will be a long, slow process. Noem says while many are calling for a lock down of the state, it wouldn’t do what people think it would. Noem says the state is working with… Read more »

Governor says fight against COVID-19 will be long, slow process

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Even though pandemic mitigation efforts are working, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says to be successful, it will be a long, slow process. Noem says while many are calling for a lock down of the state, it wouldn’t do what people think it would. Noem says the state is working with… Read more »

Brookings County has equipment for alternate care site if needed

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings County has a plan in place to deal with pandemics. In fact, the planning began back in 2006. Bob McGrath is the Chair of the Brookings Pandemic Preparedness Coordinating Committee. He says it started with a global scare over the bird flu. McGrath says they received a federal grant in… Read more »

Brookings County has equipment for alternate care site if needed

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings County has a plan in place to deal with pandemics. In fact, the planning began back in 2006. Bob McGrath is the Chair of the Brookings Pandemic Preparedness Coordinating Committee. He says it started with a global scare over the bird flu. McGrath says they received a federal grant in… Read more »

Schwan Financial, American News team up to help Salvation Army

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A pair of Aberdeen businesses are teaming up to help the Salvation Army during the COVID-19 outbreak. Schwan Financial Group and the Aberdeen American News are raising funds for the Salvation Army. Schwan Financial will match dollar for dollar up to the first $5,000 donated. Dominick Vergara, Marketing and Planning Manager… Read more »

Schwan Financial, American News team up to help Salvation Army

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – A pair of Aberdeen businesses are teaming up to help the Salvation Army during the COVID-19 outbreak. Schwan Financial Group and the Aberdeen American News are raising funds for the Salvation Army. Schwan Financial will match dollar for dollar up to the first $5,000 donated. Dominick Vergara, Marketing and Planning Manager… Read more »

Officials have questions on economic rescue plan

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan passed by Congress has several programs aimed at helping businesses. Dave Owen, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says they are waiting on details. Owen says he is hearing lots of those questions. Owen says there will be cascading impacts on… Read more »

Officials have questions on economic rescue plan

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan passed by Congress has several programs aimed at helping businesses. Dave Owen, President of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says they are waiting on details. Owen says he is hearing lots of those questions. Owen says there will be cascading impacts on… Read more »

State sees big jump in number of unemployment claims

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has seen a big jump in the numbers of claims for unemployment benefits. A total of 6,645 initial claims were filed this week, well above last weeks total of 1,761. Department Secretary Marcia Hultman says their call center is struggling to catch up.… Read more »

State sees big jump in number of unemployment claims

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has seen a big jump in the numbers of claims for unemployment benefits. A total of 6,645 initial claims were filed this week, well above last weeks total of 1,761. Department Secretary Marcia Hultman says their call center is struggling to catch up.… Read more »

Scientists still researching details on virus

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Scientists are still researching how long the COVID-19 virus can survive on surfaces. South Dakota state epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says at this point, it could be up to three days. State Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the majority of the time, a person gets COVID-19 by coming into… Read more »

Scientists still researching details on virus

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Scientists are still researching how long the COVID-19 virus can survive on surfaces. South Dakota state epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says at this point, it could be up to three days. State Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the majority of the time, a person gets COVID-19 by coming into… Read more »

Thune says social distancing, testing key in battle against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (HubCityRadio.com) – Senator John Thune is encouraging all South Dakotans to practice social distancing as the country tries to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thune said that testing is also crucial. The recently passed stimulus package provides benefits for individuals as well as businesses. Thune hopes that the virus will make… Read more »

Thune says social distancing, testing key in battle against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (HubCityRadio.com) – Senator John Thune is encouraging all South Dakotans to practice social distancing as the country tries to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thune said that testing is also crucial. The recently passed stimulus package provides benefits for individuals as well as businesses. Thune hopes that the virus will make… Read more »

Governor’s press conference at 3 this afternoon on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at approximately 3 this afternoon. 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 3 this afternoon on all Hub City Radio stations

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Gov. Kristi Noem will have a press conference at approximately 3 this afternoon. 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

Unemployed need to check in each week in order to receive checks

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakotans who have filed for unemployment need to contact the state Department of Labor and Regulation each week in order to receive their benefit checks. Benefits are not automatically paid out, even though the work search requirement is currently waived. Unemployment insurance claimants can make the request each week… Read more »

Unemployed need to check in each week in order to receive checks

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – South Dakotans who have filed for unemployment need to contact the state Department of Labor and Regulation each week in order to receive their benefit checks. Benefits are not automatically paid out, even though the work search requirement is currently waived. Unemployment insurance claimants can make the request each week… Read more »