COVID19


Ellsworth AFB declares public health emergency

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) – Ellsworth Air Force Base has declared a public health emergency in order…

Ethanol industry facing a disaster due to “perfect storm” of events (Audio)

March 26, 2020 The ethanol industry in America is facing a disaster due to a perfect storm…

Hy-Vee announces “appreciation bonus” for front-line employees

March 26, 2020 WEST DES MOINES, Ia. –To show its gratitude during this historic time, Hy-Vee, Incorporated…

Gov. Tim Walz issues two week “stay at home” order to Minnesotans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz has ordered Minnesotans to stay at home for two weeks to…

Warden of South Dakota Women’s Prison abruptly resigns after inmate tests positive for COVID-19; nine inmates escape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The warden of the South Dakota Women’s Prison resigned abruptly this week…

Some Watertown businesses closed starting today under emergency ordinance (Audio)

March 26, 2020 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.—Today’s the day many non-essential businesses in Watertown must remain closed…

Senate passes economic rescue package; Thune misses vote after falling ill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid…

3/25 Update: South Dakota’s coronavirus count climbs to 41; Gov. Noem says state will persevere (Audio)

March 25, 2020 Mike Tanner PIERRE, S.D.—Governor Kristi Noem took a different approach to today’s daily update…

UPDATE: Tech schools go to online courses for rest of semester

PIERRE, S.D. – As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Dakota increases, the state’s…

Staff member at Sioux Falls elementary school tests positive for coronavirus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem says South Dakota may be as much as eight…