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Brookings school plan goes through Easter Break

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings School Superintnedent Klint Willert says they are preparing for what they expect to be an extended period with schools closed. Willert says they have put a plan in place that would accommodate a lengthy closing. He spoke at a Friday afternoon special meeting of the Brookings School Board. That takes… Read more »

Brookings school plan goes through Easter Break

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – Brookings School Superintnedent Klint Willert says they are preparing for what they expect to be an extended period with schools closed. Willert says they have put a plan in place that would accommodate a lengthy closing. He spoke at a Friday afternoon special meeting of the Brookings School Board. That takes… Read more »

Noem asking Beadle County to take more steps to prevent spread

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – More positive tests for coronavirus have turned up in South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem made the announcement Sunday. Noem says she is asking Beadle County to take more steps to lock down the possible spread. Noem suggested a number of actions for the county to take. Noem says other towns, cities… Read more »

Noem asking Beadle County to take more steps to prevent spread

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – More positive tests for coronavirus have turned up in South Dakota. Governor Kristi Noem made the announcement Sunday. Noem says she is asking Beadle County to take more steps to lock down the possible spread. Noem suggested a number of actions for the county to take. Noem says other towns, cities… Read more »

Rapid City council approves first reading to close public businesses

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — After a nearly three-hour special meeting Sunday night, the Rapid City Common Council approved first reading of an ordinance to close certain public businesses, like bars, restaurants, casinos and health clubs in responsde to COVID19. The final vote was 7-2, with Lance Lehmann and John Roberts voting against the ordinance.… Read more »

Rapid City council approves first reading to close public businesses

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KBHB) — After a nearly three-hour special meeting Sunday night, the Rapid City Common Council approved first reading of an ordinance to close certain public businesses, like bars, restaurants, casinos and health clubs in responsde to COVID19. The final vote was 7-2, with Lance Lehmann and John Roberts voting against the ordinance.… Read more »

3M to ramp up mask production

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Production of N95 respirators is at maximum levels in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman. That ramp-up has doubled the company’s global output to 1.1 billion respirators per year. That’s 100 million per month with 35 percent of those coming from United… Read more »

3M to ramp up mask production

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Production of N95 respirators is at maximum levels in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak, according to 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman. That ramp-up has doubled the company’s global output to 1.1 billion respirators per year. That’s 100 million per month with 35 percent of those coming from United… Read more »

Salvation Army helped feed hundreds of children

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Salvation Army handed out approximately 750 meals to school-aged children last week when schools where closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Major Dale Hunt said there were a lot of people involved in the process, including one local business which had extra food that was donated to help feed the… Read more »

Salvation Army helped feed hundreds of children

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The Salvation Army handed out approximately 750 meals to school-aged children last week when schools where closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Major Dale Hunt said there were a lot of people involved in the process, including one local business which had extra food that was donated to help feed the… Read more »

Two rescued in Pierre fire

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Two residents of an apartment on Poplar Street in Pierre were rescued from a fire in that structure Friday night. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says crews arrived to the building in the 300 block of South Poplar around 9:30 p.m. Once the building was clear of residents firefighters turned their… Read more »

Two rescued in Pierre fire

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Two residents of an apartment on Poplar Street in Pierre were rescued from a fire in that structure Friday night. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says crews arrived to the building in the 300 block of South Poplar around 9:30 p.m. Once the building was clear of residents firefighters turned their… Read more »

USD President says new building is major step in health care education

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature approved spending $5 million on construction of a new health sciences building on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. USD President Sheila Gestring says it is a major step in health care education. Gestring says the investment will have a big pay off.… Read more »

USD President says new building is major step in health care education

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota legislature approved spending $5 million on construction of a new health sciences building on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. USD President Sheila Gestring says it is a major step in health care education. Gestring says the investment will have a big pay off.… Read more »

Brown County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Brown County has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19, along with six new cases in Beadle County. That pushes the state number to 21, Gov. Kristi Noem said during a Sunday news conference. All of the cases have been linked to travel or to those who’d traveled outside the state.… Read more »

Brown County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

ABERDEEN, S.D. (aberdeennews.com) – Brown County has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19, along with six new cases in Beadle County. That pushes the state number to 21, Gov. Kristi Noem said during a Sunday news conference. All of the cases have been linked to travel or to those who’d traveled outside the state.… Read more »

Rounds shares thoughts on economic rescue plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Senate is debating phase three of the economic rescue plan, which could total over one trillion dollars. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says they are hearing about the growing pain. Rounds says they are talking about a one time payment to individuals. Rounds says they also have a loan plan… Read more »

Rounds shares thoughts on economic rescue plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Senate is debating phase three of the economic rescue plan, which could total over one trillion dollars. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says they are hearing about the growing pain. Rounds says they are talking about a one time payment to individuals. Rounds says they also have a loan plan… Read more »

Roberts County man pleads not guilty to child abuse, assault

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Roberts County man has pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse, assault resulting in serious injuries and child neglect. The U.S. Attorney in South Dakota said this week 21-year-old Michael Robinson appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Minneapolis following his arrest. An indictment alleges Robinson assaulted and abused a… Read more »

Roberts County man pleads not guilty to child abuse, assault

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Roberts County man has pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse, assault resulting in serious injuries and child neglect. The U.S. Attorney in South Dakota said this week 21-year-old Michael Robinson appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Minneapolis following his arrest. An indictment alleges Robinson assaulted and abused a… Read more »