News Category: Local News

Road to be closed for work on sewer line

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 8 a.m. today, the following road will be closed to thru traffic for work on a sewer line: North State Street from 14th Avenue NE to 15th Avenue NE   Work is expected to last all day. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes until the work is… Read more »

Road to be closed for work on sewer line

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Beginning at 8 a.m. today, the following road will be closed to thru traffic for work on a sewer line: North State Street from 14th Avenue NE to 15th Avenue NE   Work is expected to last all day. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes until the work is… Read more »

Lawmakers pass series of emergency measures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have passed a series of emergency measures as the state braces for the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. Many conservative lawmakers remained wary of granting broad powers to the government during the crisis. It was a historic day in the Capitol as legislators convened and voted… Read more »

Lawmakers pass series of emergency measures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have passed a series of emergency measures as the state braces for the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. Many conservative lawmakers remained wary of granting broad powers to the government during the crisis. It was a historic day in the Capitol as legislators convened and voted… Read more »

Aberdeen City Council to vote on ordinance Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Aberdeen City Council will decide Wednesday which emergency ordinance it will approve to curb the spread of COVID-19. The special meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. One of the proposed ordinances was set for a hearing Monday, but was tabled. The council has already approved first reading of… Read more »

Aberdeen City Council to vote on ordinance Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – The Aberdeen City Council will decide Wednesday which emergency ordinance it will approve to curb the spread of COVID-19. The special meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. One of the proposed ordinances was set for a hearing Monday, but was tabled. The council has already approved first reading of… Read more »

Johnson shares thoughts on economic rescue plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Congress passed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan last week and may have to approve more in the near future. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the plan ramped up quickly.   Johnson says the health and economic information is alarming. Johnson says it is a massive amount of federal spending.… Read more »

Johnson shares thoughts on economic rescue plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – Congress passed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue plan last week and may have to approve more in the near future. South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says the plan ramped up quickly.   Johnson says the health and economic information is alarming. Johnson says it is a massive amount of federal spending.… Read more »

Charges pending following chase through Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Charges are pending against two people from Springfield, SD, who took a police officer on a brief chase through Pierre Monday afternoon. Pierre Police captain Bryan Walz says 25-year-old Ramiro Gonzalez was observed making a traffic violation shortly before 1pm. The officer attempted to stop Gonzalez’s vehicle, but Gonzalez drove… Read more »

Charges pending following chase through Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – Charges are pending against two people from Springfield, SD, who took a police officer on a brief chase through Pierre Monday afternoon. Pierre Police captain Bryan Walz says 25-year-old Ramiro Gonzalez was observed making a traffic violation shortly before 1pm. The officer attempted to stop Gonzalez’s vehicle, but Gonzalez drove… Read more »

Watertown family physician tests positive for COVID-19

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Sanford Health Watertown Clinic has confirmed that a provider who works at the Watertown clinic has tested positive for COVID-19. While Sanford Health does not disclose identifying information for patients, William Devine, M.D., a family medicine physician, has chosen to self-identify. Devine’s exposure to COVID-19 is believed to be travel-related. He… Read more »

Watertown family physician tests positive for COVID-19

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KXLG) – Sanford Health Watertown Clinic has confirmed that a provider who works at the Watertown clinic has tested positive for COVID-19. While Sanford Health does not disclose identifying information for patients, William Devine, M.D., a family medicine physician, has chosen to self-identify. Devine’s exposure to COVID-19 is believed to be travel-related. He… Read more »

Mitchell City Council authorizes city-wide shutdown

MITCHELL, S.D. (KMIT) – The Mitchell City Council last night approved an emergency ordinance to authorize a city-wide shutdown. The measure was taken to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The shutdown goes into effect on Friday.   Mitchell’s shutdown will close many types of businesses including restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, clubs, cafes, movie theaters, recreational… Read more »

Mitchell City Council authorizes city-wide shutdown

MITCHELL, S.D. (KMIT) – The Mitchell City Council last night approved an emergency ordinance to authorize a city-wide shutdown. The measure was taken to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The shutdown goes into effect on Friday.   Mitchell’s shutdown will close many types of businesses including restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, clubs, cafes, movie theaters, recreational… Read more »

Beware of scams during COVID-19 outbreak

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Scammers are busy at work attempting to make difficult times even more trying. Jessie Schmidt, South Dakota State Director of the Better Business Bureau, said there are many COVID-19 related scams currently going around. She talked about how the calls work. Schmidt said that people can be especially vulnerable during… Read more »

Beware of scams during COVID-19 outbreak

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – Scammers are busy at work attempting to make difficult times even more trying. Jessie Schmidt, South Dakota State Director of the Better Business Bureau, said there are many COVID-19 related scams currently going around. She talked about how the calls work. Schmidt said that people can be especially vulnerable during… Read more »

Physician says isolation is critical to help prevent spread

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Many cities and counties are passing bans on gatherings of 10 or more people and asking bars and restaurants to only serve carry out customers. Yankton Doctor Mike Pietila says he knows how difficult that is. Pietila also is head of the Intensive Care Unit at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital and… Read more »

Physician says isolation is critical to help prevent spread

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Many cities and counties are passing bans on gatherings of 10 or more people and asking bars and restaurants to only serve carry out customers. Yankton Doctor Mike Pietila says he knows how difficult that is. Pietila also is head of the Intensive Care Unit at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital and… Read more »

Hunhoff files to run for Senate seat

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – District 18 state Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton has filed to run for the District 18 Senate seat. Hunhoff says her legislative experience could be helpful now. Hunhoff, a Republican, could have run for one more term in the state House but says that setting has changed in the last few… Read more »

Hunhoff files to run for Senate seat

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – District 18 state Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton has filed to run for the District 18 Senate seat. Hunhoff says her legislative experience could be helpful now. Hunhoff, a Republican, could have run for one more term in the state House but says that setting has changed in the last few… Read more »