Category Archives: Local News

Pleasant Weather Expected Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Pleasant Weather Expected Over Thanksgiving Holiday

SIOUX FALLS — It looks like the holiday week weather will be very quiet. Matthew Meyers at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says they don’t see any real chances of rain or snow… Meyers says the cold front that does come through won’t do much more than drop temperatures a bit… The Climate…read more »

Slowing Economic Growth To Linger Into 2022

Slowing Economic Growth To Linger Into 2022

PIERRE — While the economy in nine Mid America states continues to grow, there are some hazards ahead. Ernie Goss, an economics professor at Creighton University in Omaha, says he expects interest rates to start rising…. Goss says inflation is becoming a real problem for many businesses… Goss says increased federal spending will contribute to…read more »

Hughes County Again Delays Decision On Health Insurance Plan

Hughes County Again Delays Decision On Health Insurance Plan

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission continues to debate which way to move for health insurance for county employees. The county is looking at a possible 28-percent increase in insurance. Commission chair Randy Vance says the Commission is doing what they can to limit the impact… Will Clark with Clark Insurance of Pierre says he’s…read more »

Learn And Earn Program Going Well As First Semester Nears Completion

Learn And Earn Program Going Well As First Semester Nears Completion

PIERRE — The Learn and Earn program at Capital City Campus in Pierre is near the end of its first semester. Program Coordinator Jessica Carr says eight students are a part of the first cohort that began in August… Carr says students appreciate the focus on professional skills in the program… While the first cohort…read more »

South Dakota To Use Some ARPA Dollars For Tourism

South Dakota To Use Some ARPA Dollars For Tourism

PIERRE — The Covid Relief Liaison Committee of the South Dakota legislature heard plans from state agencies on how to spend almost one billion dollars in federal relief dollars. Tourism Department Secretary Jim Hagen says they have plans to expand the state’s marketing… Hagen says they have a new campaign in the works… Hagen says…read more »

South Dakota To See 1.9 Billion From Federal Infrastructure Bill

South Dakota To See 1.9 Billion From Federal Infrastructure Bill

PIERRE — President Biden signed the one point two trillion-dollar infrastructure bill last week. The bill was cut down significantly as it made its way through Congress. South Dakota will get about one point nine billion dollars from the bill. Senator John Thune was a “no” vote on the bill… Thune says he voted no…read more »

Pierre Man Arrested Wednesday Night For Aggravated Assault

Pierre Man Arrested Wednesday Night For Aggravated Assault

PIERRE — A Pierre man is arrested Wednesday night on an aggravated assault charge. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says an officer on patrol in the 800 block of East Sioux Avenue was flagged down for help just before midnight. The officer spoke with an individual who says the suspect; 20 year-old Taylor Cook, assaulted…read more »