We let you, the Performance Radio listeners vote on what you thought were the top news stories of the year and the votes are in. The top story of 2011 as voted on by you was Terry Nebelsick replacing Ross Opsal as Huron School Superintendent with 57-percent of the vote..[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/01/2011cut12.mp3|titles=2011cut12]
Third went to the controversy started over comments former police chief Doug Schmitt made before the South Dakota Legislature on an immigration bill…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/01/2011cut1.mp3|titles=2011cut1]
A number of stories tied for fourth. They included the arrest of Werner Fajardo, the announcement of Central Park, widespread flooding across the area, the arrest and conviction of Tony Beerman on “sexting” charges and the failure of the Huron School’s Opt-Out proposal. Voting took place on the Performance Radio News page on Facebook, however some of the votes were e-mailed in and are not included on the Facebook poll.