5 Things To Know – Monday, May 13, 2019

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Here are five things you need to know on this Monday evening:

Augusta student-athlete arrested

An Augustana University student-athlete is facing several charges after drunkenly walking into a woman’s unlocked room early Saturday morning.

19-year old Payton Zabel is facing four counts of first-degree burglary and one count of simple assault.

EYE ON KELOLAND: Farm flooding

March flooding and relentless spring rains have farmers in parts of KELOLAND playing an anxious waiting game.
Many farmers want to get to work planting their crops but their fields are too muddy and so are the roads leading to them. In Monday’s Eye on KELOLAND, Matt Holsen shows you the struggles farmers in Lincoln County are facing and the important decisions that are just around the corner.

Iowa to grow industrial hemp

Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that allows Iowa farmers to legally grow industrial hemp.
Since the 2018 Farm Bill eased federal restrictions on hemp production, most states have either legalized production.

Among those that haven’t is South Dakota, where Governor Kristi Noem vetoed it last month.

CAPITOL NEWS BUREAU: Emerald Ash Borer and firewood

The South Dakota Agriculture Department kicked off a program today asking people to pledge they won’t move untreated firewood.

The goal is to slow the spread of emerald ash borers and other invasive species.

Capitol News Correspondent Bob Mercer is tracking this story.

KELO-TV on DirecTV in Rapid City

If you or someone you know has DirectTV in the Black Hills – customers are unable to get KELO-TV on DirectTV. This is because of the satellite provider’s technical issues.

As it repairs the issue, DirectTV has switched that channel to a different CBS affiliate and will return the signal to KELO, once repairs are made. Remember to download the KELOLAND News App where you can always watch your local news.