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Focus of third Legislative Coffee(Cracker Barrel) focus on pipelines

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- The third and final cracker barrel session was held Saturday at the Kessler’s Champions Room inside the Barnett Center on the campus of NSU.  The main focus of questioning from the audience dealt with pipeline related topics. Representative J.D. Wangsness of Miller address his decision not to calendar HB1219 which dealt with no… Read more »

Focus of third Legislative Coffee(Cracker Barrel) focus on pipelines

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- The third and final cracker barrel session was held Saturday at the Kessler’s Champions Room inside the Barnett Center on the campus of NSU.  The main focus of questioning from the audience dealt with pipeline related topics. Representative J.D. Wangsness of Miller address his decision not to calendar HB1219 which dealt with no… Read more »

Senator Bryan Breitling provide update on some of the appropriations

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- At the third and final Leglislative Coffee(Cracker Barrel), Senator Bryan Breitling of Miller provided an update on some of the appropriation bills that was making it way through various appropriation committees. Breitling discuss the water projects that are still very much in play. Breitling provide update on the funding for both the mens… Read more »

Senator Bryan Breitling provide update on some of the appropriations

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- At the third and final Leglislative Coffee(Cracker Barrel), Senator Bryan Breitling of Miller provided an update on some of the appropriation bills that was making it way through various appropriation committees. Breitling discuss the water projects that are still very much in play. Breitling provide update on the funding for both the mens… Read more »

Joint Committee on Appropriations passes SB70(Richmond Dam project)

PIERRE, S.D.(Aberdeen Insider)- A request for more money to build a new dam at Richmond Lake has cleared a big hurdle. Senate Bill 70 was approved by the Joint Appropriations Committee 18-0 on Friday, Feb. 23. It still has to pass the full House and Senate before getting to the the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem. Noem, however,… Read more »

Joint Committee on Appropriations passes SB70(Richmond Dam project)

PIERRE, S.D.(Aberdeen Insider)- A request for more money to build a new dam at Richmond Lake has cleared a big hurdle. Senate Bill 70 was approved by the Joint Appropriations Committee 18-0 on Friday, Feb. 23. It still has to pass the full House and Senate before getting to the the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem. Noem, however,… Read more »

Joint Appropriation Committee defeat SB153(Lake Hiddenwood bill)

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) — What to do about Lake Hiddenwood State Recreation Area north of Selby in north central South Dakota? That was one of the topics the Joint Appropriations Committee dealt with Friday. However, the committee decided not to provide any additional funding for the state recreation area despite a contingent of supporters coming to… Read more »

Joint Appropriation Committee defeat SB153(Lake Hiddenwood bill)

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) — What to do about Lake Hiddenwood State Recreation Area north of Selby in north central South Dakota? That was one of the topics the Joint Appropriations Committee dealt with Friday. However, the committee decided not to provide any additional funding for the state recreation area despite a contingent of supporters coming to… Read more »

House State Affairs table SB13(Convention bill)

PIERRE, S.D.(SDBA) – Sen. Jim Mehlhaff’s original effort to allow the governor to pick their lieutenant governor without input from a partisan convention was hijacked by Senate leadership. When they asked him to relinquish his prime sponsorship of the bill, he declined. That decision paid off Friday, as Mehlhaff was successful in steering the bill… Read more »

House State Affairs table SB13(Convention bill)

PIERRE, S.D.(SDBA) – Sen. Jim Mehlhaff’s original effort to allow the governor to pick their lieutenant governor without input from a partisan convention was hijacked by Senate leadership. When they asked him to relinquish his prime sponsorship of the bill, he declined. That decision paid off Friday, as Mehlhaff was successful in steering the bill… Read more »

Landowners reflect on 2024 legislative session regarding property rights

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- 2024 South Dakota legislative session has been addressing a number of bills dealing with the issue of landowner’s property rights in regard to the CO2 pipeline.  Spink County landowner Ed Fischbach & McPherson County landowner Mark Lapka discussed what the legislature has done so far in 2024. Several landowner related bills have been… Read more »

Landowners reflect on 2024 legislative session regarding property rights

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- 2024 South Dakota legislative session has been addressing a number of bills dealing with the issue of landowner’s property rights in regard to the CO2 pipeline.  Spink County landowner Ed Fischbach & McPherson County landowner Mark Lapka discussed what the legislature has done so far in 2024. Several landowner related bills have been… Read more »

APD requesting help locating Missing/Endangered Person from Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) ***Missing / Endangered Person*** The APD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man from Aberdeen.  The APD is attempting to locate Joel Wade Helm, of Aberdeen.  Joel is 77 years old and is suffering from the advanced stages of dementia.  He is believed to be driving a brown,… Read more »

APD requesting help locating Missing/Endangered Person from Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) ***Missing / Endangered Person*** The APD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man from Aberdeen.  The APD is attempting to locate Joel Wade Helm, of Aberdeen.  Joel is 77 years old and is suffering from the advanced stages of dementia.  He is believed to be driving a brown,… Read more »

Prairie Lakes Ice Arena now open

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KWAT)–After well over a decade of conversations about location, cost, and how to pay for it, Watertown finally opens its new ice arena Thursday night. The $36.5 million Prairie Lakes Ice Arena is located north of Hobby Lobby in a largely undeveloped area on Watertown’s east side. Scott Gloe (gloh) is the arena manager,… Read more »

Prairie Lakes Ice Arena now open

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KWAT)–After well over a decade of conversations about location, cost, and how to pay for it, Watertown finally opens its new ice arena Thursday night. The $36.5 million Prairie Lakes Ice Arena is located north of Hobby Lobby in a largely undeveloped area on Watertown’s east side. Scott Gloe (gloh) is the arena manager,… Read more »

Senate Agriculture Committee passes HB1231(banning rogue nations from buying South Dakota land)

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) — Foreign nationals and the governments of six “rogue” nations would be banned from purchasing agricultural land under a measure passed by a Senate committee Thursday. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee passed HB1231 6 to 0. The bill also fixes a loophole in a 1979 law that allowed foreign corporations… Read more »

Senate Agriculture Committee passes HB1231(banning rogue nations from buying South Dakota land)

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) — Foreign nationals and the governments of six “rogue” nations would be banned from purchasing agricultural land under a measure passed by a Senate committee Thursday. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee passed HB1231 6 to 0. The bill also fixes a loophole in a 1979 law that allowed foreign corporations… Read more »

South Dakota FFA celebrating National FFA Week

GETTYSBURG, S.D.(DRGNews)- FFA chapters across the United States are doing a variety of things to celebrate National FFA Week this week. Gettysburg High School sophomore Bobbi Eide (eye-dee) is the Secretary of their FFA Chapter. She says they’ve been doing dress up days all week. Eide says FFA members are also hosting community involvement activities.… Read more »

South Dakota FFA celebrating National FFA Week

GETTYSBURG, S.D.(DRGNews)- FFA chapters across the United States are doing a variety of things to celebrate National FFA Week this week. Gettysburg High School sophomore Bobbi Eide (eye-dee) is the Secretary of their FFA Chapter. She says they’ve been doing dress up days all week. Eide says FFA members are also hosting community involvement activities.… Read more »