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Noem backs off veto threat of hemp bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Kristi Noem says she won’t veto legislation allowing hemp to be…

KWAT News On Demand for January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT Newsroom….  

NEW: Search for missing North Dakota woman turns up new evidence

January 9, 2020 PORCUPINE, N.D. – The family of a woman missing on the Standing Rock Indian…

Public meeting tonight on proposed renovation of WHS (Audio)

January 9, 2020 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.—Another public meeting will be held tonight for the public to…

UPDATE: Suspect now charged with shooting Minnesota police officer in the head

January 9, 2020 WASECA, Minn. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a man accused of shooting and critically…

UPDATE: South Dakota now seeing high levels of influenza activity (Audio)

January 9, 2020 Mike Tanner PIERRE, S.D.—Influenza activity continues to rise across South Dakota… Dr. Joshua Clayton…

KWAT News On Demand for January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT Newsroom…..  

PUC gives developer more time to install noise controls at northeast South Dakota wind farm (Audio)

January 8, 2020 PIERRE, S.D.–The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has given a wind developer more time…

Sioux Tribe president declares “state of emergency” due to meth

January 8, 2020 RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP)–The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking for federal…

Live electrical wires involved in crash just southeast of Watertown

January 8, 2020 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.—One person was injured in an accident just southeast of Watertown…