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KWAT News On Demand for June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT newsroom……...

KWAT begins conversations with Watertown City Council, mayoral candidates (Audio)

June 1, 2021 Mike Tanner Watertown, S.D.–KWAT News will spend the next two...

Denver Air Connection legal counsel writes U.S. DOT regarding Watertown air service

June 1, 2021 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–There’s been no indication from the U.S....

First state-run veterans cemetery opens in South Dakota

June 1, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has opened its...

North Star Athletic Association bringing more conference championships to Watertown

June 1, 2021 WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to...

Hy-vee offering gift cards to people who get COVID-19 vaccine

June 1, 2021 Mike Tanner WEST DES MOINES, Ia.—There’s word of another incentive...

Virus fails to curb North Dakotans appetite for gambling

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic did not slow North Dakotans’ appetite...

Minnesota DOT working on Statewide Pedestrian System Plan

June 1, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota transportation officials have come up with...

South Dakota’s death toll from COVID-19 rises by four

June 1, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials say...

South Dakota lawmakers to visit, study marijuana businesses

June 1, 2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some South Dakota lawmakers plan...

KWAT’s interviews with Watertown political candidates begin this week

May 31, 2021 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–With city elections in Watertown just two...

Recent rain not enough for significant impact on drought

May 31, 2021 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Recent rain has been beneficial for...

Man drowns while attempting to save girlfriend

May 31, 2021 BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after...

One dead, six injured in weekend shootings in Minneapolis

May 31,2021 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say one person died and six people...

Two people injured in weekend stabbing at Sioux Falls bar

May 31,2021 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating an early morning...

KWAT News On Demand for May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT newsroom….....

KWAT’s conversation with retiring Watertown Fire Rescue Chief Doug Kranz (Audio)

May 28, 2021 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–On April 30th, Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron...

Man killed in crash on Highway 37 north of Groton

May 28, 2021 Mike Tanner GROTON, S.D.–A man is dead following a single...

Early voting in Watertown city elections begins today

May 28, 2021 Mike Tanner WATERTOWN, S.D.–Early voting for next month’s elections in...

Noem presses Department of Justice to continue investigation into meatpacking industry

May 28, 2021 PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem and five other governors have written...