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Too early to discuss fate of proposed ice arena, Caron says
Source:  Watertown Public Opinion
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:37

Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron did not confirm rumors Thursday that the city is pulling out of a pursuit to acquire land downtown for a proposed two-sheet ice arena.

Tribal governments to get $8 billion from CARES Act
Source:  Black Hills Pioneer
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:30

Tribal councils are facing unprecedented challenges in countering the spread of the coronavirus across tribal lands, but will see some financial relief from the federal government.

Mayor Caron explains why Cattail Crossing Golf Course is staying open during pandemic (Audio)
Source:  Watertown Radio
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:24

April 2, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Recreational opportunities have been dwindling in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sporting events have been shut down. Rec centers and fitness clubs have been too.

One sport that’s still available in Watertown is golf.

Mayor Sarah Caron says the city-owned and operated Cattail Crossing will remain open for golfers.

She says there’s been some confusion as to why that is, and she explained at today’s (Thursday’s) daily press briefing..…

The mayor says no decisions have been made yet on whether campsites at Stokes-Thomas City Park will be open this summer.

Mitchell's parks, recreation areas will remain open during shutdown period
Source:  Latest | The Daily Republic
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:24

mitchellrepublic - The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the closure of some local businesses and establishments, but outdoor parks and recreation areas remain open in the city of Mitchell.

Early research shows COVID-19 can live on surfaces for up to three days
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:22

Scientists are still researching how long the COVID-19 virus can survive on surfaces.

South Dakota state epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton says at this point, it could be up to three days.

State Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the majority of the time, a person gets COVID-19 by coming into contact with someone who has it.

Clayton says people not displaying symptoms can also spread COVID-19 to others.

The Health Department reports a third positive case of COVID-19 in Hughes County. The first two cases are now considered to have recovered.

To date, 165 people in South Dakota have tested positive and over 4200 have tested negative. 17 people have been hospitalized and 57 have recovered.

The South Dakota Department of Health provides updated COVID-19 information at COVID.SD.GOV.

Noem says South Dakota’s COVID-19 peak might not happen until July or August (Audio)
Source:  Watertown Radio
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:11

April 2, 2020
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.—The number of cases of coronavirus in South Dakota reached 165 Thursday—up 36 cases from the day before.

For people hoping this nightmare is over soon, Governor Noem says don’t bank on it. She says all of the social distancing, hand washing, self isolating, all the terms you’ve heard in recent days and weeks will likely need to last well into the summer….

The end result will be pushing out the peak date of South Dakota’s coronavirus cases into late summer….

Noem talked about when that peak could happen…

Businesses that have been forced to close because of the pandemic might to get the chance to re-open until the peak is behind South Dakota.

If that’s not until July or August, KWAT’s Mike Tanner asked Governor Noem how those businesses will survive…

In other words, hunker down and prepare to deal with this virus through the summer, maybe even into the fall.

Watertown Relief Fund grants awarded
Source:  Watertown Public Opinion
Thursday, 02 April 2020 15:09

The Watertown Area Community Foundation’s newly established Watertown Relief Fund has awarded a $10,000 grant to Watertown Community Cares for its ongoing effort to distribute 500 boxes of food weekly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Slaba to join Jackrabbits: Hanson standout opts for track over basketball
Source:  Latest | The Daily Republic
Thursday, 02 April 2020 14:57

mitchellrepublic - Reggie Slaba can’t compete for his current team, but he made a decision about his future one.

Thune says social distancing, testing key in battle against COVID-19
Source:  Hub City Radio
Thursday, 02 April 2020 14:56

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Senator John Thune is encouraging all South Dakotans to practice social distancing as the country tries to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thune said that testing is also crucial.

The recently passed stimulus package provides benefits for individuals as well as businesses.

Thune hopes that the virus will make Americans stronger and draw them closer together.

The post Thune says social distancing, testing key in battle against COVID-19 appeared first on Hub City Radio.

Hike/Bike Path Closed Near Dakota Street Bridge
Source:  Vermillion Plain Talk
Thursday, 02 April 2020 14:56

According to an announcement from the City of Vermillion, the hike/bike path is closed near the Dakota Street Bridge because of water main repairs that are taking place under the Vermillion River.

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