News Category: Local News

SDDOT update on funding coming from the federal government

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Department of Transportation is waiting on the whims of Congress to confirm their future funding. Department Secretary Joel Jundt updated the Transportation Commission on their federal funding status. Jundt says they are also working through the details of the federal “Buy American” act that will have an impact on future… Read more »

SDDOT update on funding coming from the federal government

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Department of Transportation is waiting on the whims of Congress to confirm their future funding. Department Secretary Joel Jundt updated the Transportation Commission on their federal funding status. Jundt says they are also working through the details of the federal “Buy American” act that will have an impact on future… Read more »

Tiffany Sanderson named new president at Lake Area Tech

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- It was announced Wednesday by the Watertown School Board they have selected Tiffany Sanderson as the new President of Lake Area Technical College. KXLG News spoke with Sanderson to find out more about the individual that was just handed one of the Nation’s highest-recognized technical schools. Sanderson first spoke on her appointment to… Read more »

Tiffany Sanderson named new president at Lake Area Tech

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- It was announced Wednesday by the Watertown School Board they have selected Tiffany Sanderson as the new President of Lake Area Technical College. KXLG News spoke with Sanderson to find out more about the individual that was just handed one of the Nation’s highest-recognized technical schools. Sanderson first spoke on her appointment to… Read more »

Mitchell City Council approve an agreement with Civil Design Incorporated

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- The Mitchell City Council on Monday night approved an $11,000 agreement with Civil Design Incorporated for an evaluation of two sites for a public outdoor gun range.  The two proposed sites are near Lake Mitchell and the former city dump on the south side of Mitchell.  Mitchell Public Works Director Joe Schroeder (shray-der).… Read more »

Mitchell City Council approve an agreement with Civil Design Incorporated

MITCHELL, S.D.(KMIT)- The Mitchell City Council on Monday night approved an $11,000 agreement with Civil Design Incorporated for an evaluation of two sites for a public outdoor gun range.  The two proposed sites are near Lake Mitchell and the former city dump on the south side of Mitchell.  Mitchell Public Works Director Joe Schroeder (shray-der).… Read more »

Nathan Sanderson

Preview of Black Friday

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- While the holiday shopping season starts as early as Halloween, South Dakota Retailers Association Executive Director Nathan Sanderson says Black Friday is still a big deal. Sanderson says the focus has changed over the past few years. Sanderson says many more people are shopping earlier. Sanderson says for many retailers, the last month… Read more »

Preview of Black Friday

Nathan Sanderson

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- While the holiday shopping season starts as early as Halloween, South Dakota Retailers Association Executive Director Nathan Sanderson says Black Friday is still a big deal. Sanderson says the focus has changed over the past few years. Sanderson says many more people are shopping earlier. Sanderson says for many retailers, the last month… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 8 new COVID-19 related deaths(1 in Brown County)

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 8 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 3,096. The state had 846 new cases and 887 recoveries, increasing active infections to 616. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

SD Dept of Health reports 8 new COVID-19 related deaths(1 in Brown County)

PIERRE, S.D.(HubCityRadio.com) – The state reported 8 new COVID-related deaths, while active cases & hospitalizations decreased, according to figures released by the South Dakota Department of Health. The death total currently at 3,096. The state had 846 new cases and 887 recoveries, increasing active infections to 616. Those hospitalized in connection with the virus is… Read more »

Special honor for two Aberdeen Central students

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)-  Two Aberdeen Central seniors received a tremendous honor from U.S. Senator Mike Rounds.  It might have been the first time this has taken place in the classroom. Senator Rounds announced that Senior Ethan Fergel will receive a full scholarship to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Senator Rounds announced… Read more »

Special honor for two Aberdeen Central students

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)-  Two Aberdeen Central seniors received a tremendous honor from U.S. Senator Mike Rounds.  It might have been the first time this has taken place in the classroom. Senator Rounds announced that Senior Ethan Fergel will receive a full scholarship to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Senator Rounds announced… Read more »

Fort Pierre City Council kill proposal to remove ash trees from public property

FORT PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The Fort Pierre City Council again killed a proposal to start the systematic removal of ash trees on public property in advance of the emerald ash borer’s arrival in central South Dakota.  Two weeks ago, the proposal was brought back to conference with the Arbor and Parks and Recreation Boards.  Councilman Larry… Read more »

Fort Pierre City Council kill proposal to remove ash trees from public property

FORT PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The Fort Pierre City Council again killed a proposal to start the systematic removal of ash trees on public property in advance of the emerald ash borer’s arrival in central South Dakota.  Two weeks ago, the proposal was brought back to conference with the Arbor and Parks and Recreation Boards.  Councilman Larry… Read more »

Elk Point is the latest location to close their nursing homes

ELK POINT, S.D.(WNAX)- Another South Dakota nursing home is closing its doors. In a release, the South Dakota Health Care Association says Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point will close as of January 14, 2023. The closure is due to a combination of the ongoing underfunding of Medicaid, the current staffing crisis, and costs… Read more »

Elk Point is the latest location to close their nursing homes

ELK POINT, S.D.(WNAX)- Another South Dakota nursing home is closing its doors. In a release, the South Dakota Health Care Association says Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point will close as of January 14, 2023. The closure is due to a combination of the ongoing underfunding of Medicaid, the current staffing crisis, and costs… Read more »

Senator-elect Sydney Davis address the potential repeal of the grocery tax

BURBANK, S.D.(WNAX)- As South Dakota legislators prepare for the 2023 session in January, they will face a decision on cutting the sales tax on groceries. Governor Kristi Noem made that a center piece of her reelection campaign. District 17 Senator-elect Sydney Davis of Burbank says she needs to hear more details. Davis says the cut… Read more »

Senator-elect Sydney Davis address the potential repeal of the grocery tax

BURBANK, S.D.(WNAX)- As South Dakota legislators prepare for the 2023 session in January, they will face a decision on cutting the sales tax on groceries. Governor Kristi Noem made that a center piece of her reelection campaign. District 17 Senator-elect Sydney Davis of Burbank says she needs to hear more details. Davis says the cut… Read more »

AAA South Dakota talks travel this Thanksgiving weekend

SOUTH DAKOTA(WNAX)- Lots of people will be on the move this holiday weekend. Shawn Steward is with Triple “A” South Dakota. Steward says the vast majority of travelers will be on the highways. Steward says for those traveling by air, be prepared for disruptions. Most of the central part of the US should see pretty… Read more »

AAA South Dakota talks travel this Thanksgiving weekend

SOUTH DAKOTA(WNAX)- Lots of people will be on the move this holiday weekend. Shawn Steward is with Triple “A” South Dakota. Steward says the vast majority of travelers will be on the highways. Steward says for those traveling by air, be prepared for disruptions. Most of the central part of the US should see pretty… Read more »