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Mount Marty switches over to university

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The little college on the hill on the westside of Yankton is now known as Mount Marty University. President Marc Long says it has taken a while to get here officially. Long says they have met the definition of a university for some time. Long says they benefit from several traditions.… Read more »

Mount Marty switches over to university

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The little college on the hill on the westside of Yankton is now known as Mount Marty University. President Marc Long says it has taken a while to get here officially. Long says they have met the definition of a university for some time. Long says they benefit from several traditions.… Read more »

Man enters wrong Sioux Falls house and kills resident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a man entered the wrong house and fatally shot a resident while searching for his intended target. Police say the 45-year-old suspect shot and killed 40-year-old Tracy Saboe on Monday while thinking the home belonged to another man. The suspect then went to the correct address… Read more »

Man enters wrong Sioux Falls house and kills resident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a man entered the wrong house and fatally shot a resident while searching for his intended target. Police say the 45-year-old suspect shot and killed 40-year-old Tracy Saboe on Monday while thinking the home belonged to another man. The suspect then went to the correct address… Read more »

Business index advances above growth neutral

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The June Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota and the Dakotas to Arkansas, advanced above growth neutral. Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group, directs the monthly survey. Goss says hiring trends are still lagging in the region.… Read more »

Business index advances above growth neutral

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The June Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota and the Dakotas to Arkansas, advanced above growth neutral. Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group, directs the monthly survey. Goss says hiring trends are still lagging in the region.… Read more »

Rounds shares thoughts on presidential visit to South Dakota

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCCR) – President Donald Trump is only days away from helping celebrate America’s 244th birthday. One of those joining Trump at the presidential stone carvings near Keystone will be South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. Rounds is making his second trip to the monument with a sitting President. Mount Rushmore has been the target… Read more »

Rounds shares thoughts on presidential visit to South Dakota

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCCR) – President Donald Trump is only days away from helping celebrate America’s 244th birthday. One of those joining Trump at the presidential stone carvings near Keystone will be South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. Rounds is making his second trip to the monument with a sitting President. Mount Rushmore has been the target… Read more »

Redlin Art Center in Watertown reopens

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown’s Redlin Art Center opened up in June after being closed for 2 ½ months due to COVID-19. Julie Ranum is the center’s executive director. There’s no admission fee to tour the art center, but Ranum says they’ve still taken a financial hit. They’ve slowly re-opened in phases—by design. She says… Read more »

Redlin Art Center in Watertown reopens

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown’s Redlin Art Center opened up in June after being closed for 2 ½ months due to COVID-19. Julie Ranum is the center’s executive director. There’s no admission fee to tour the art center, but Ranum says they’ve still taken a financial hit. They’ve slowly re-opened in phases—by design. She says… Read more »

New texting law goes into effect today

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Starting today drivers in South Dakota won’t be able to use mobile electronic devices, including cell phones, for texting or other non-calling purposes while they drive. Highway Patrol Major Jason Husby says the new law expands on what is prohibited. Husby says there are some smart device uses that are still… Read more »

New texting law goes into effect today

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – Starting today drivers in South Dakota won’t be able to use mobile electronic devices, including cell phones, for texting or other non-calling purposes while they drive. Highway Patrol Major Jason Husby says the new law expands on what is prohibited. Husby says there are some smart device uses that are still… Read more »

Federal funding has major impact on South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota’s economy did not suffer as much as many other states during the pandemic induced recession. Jeff Mehlhaff, senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Research Council says the state got millions of federal dollars over the past few months. Mehlhaff says ag producers also got federal payments. Mehlhaff says not… Read more »

Federal funding has major impact on South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota’s economy did not suffer as much as many other states during the pandemic induced recession. Jeff Mehlhaff, senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Research Council says the state got millions of federal dollars over the past few months. Mehlhaff says ag producers also got federal payments. Mehlhaff says not… Read more »

Brookings officials looking at options for school this fall

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings School officials are trying to figure out what the start of school will look like in August. Superintendent Klint Willert says they still don’t know. He says CDC guidelines are extremely limiting and that’s something they’ve discussed with legal counsel. He says they’re also awaiting guidelines from the State Department… Read more »

Brookings officials looking at options for school this fall

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings School officials are trying to figure out what the start of school will look like in August. Superintendent Klint Willert says they still don’t know. He says CDC guidelines are extremely limiting and that’s something they’ve discussed with legal counsel. He says they’re also awaiting guidelines from the State Department… Read more »

Health experts worry Mount Rushmore fireworks could cause coronavirus spike

Fireworks above Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3, 2008. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Marc I. Lane SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (By Lisa Kaczke, Sioux Falls Argus Leader) – Health experts are concerned a crowd of 7,500 gathering without social distancing and masks at the Mount Rushmore fireworks display could cause a… Read more »

Health experts worry Mount Rushmore fireworks could cause coronavirus spike

Fireworks above Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3, 2008. Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Marc I. Lane SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (By Lisa Kaczke, Sioux Falls Argus Leader) – Health experts are concerned a crowd of 7,500 gathering without social distancing and masks at the Mount Rushmore fireworks display could cause a… Read more »

Vermillion woman identified in fatal crash in Yankton

YANKTON, S.D. (Press Release) – A 35-year-old Vermillion, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday night, June 22, in Yankton. The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing a 2006 Chrysler Sebring that had been reported stolen. The Yankton Police Department also tried to stop the… Read more »

Vermillion woman identified in fatal crash in Yankton

YANKTON, S.D. (Press Release) – A 35-year-old Vermillion, S.D. woman has been identified as the person who died in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday night, June 22, in Yankton. The Yankton County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing a 2006 Chrysler Sebring that had been reported stolen. The Yankton Police Department also tried to stop the… Read more »