Anndrea Anderson

Five Injured in Deer vs. Pickup Crash

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say five people were hurt when a pickup collided with a deer on a highway near Redfield. Spink County sheriff’s Deputy Jerrod Peterson says the pickup was pulling a cattle trailer when it hit the deer on U.S. Highway 281 on Saturday night. Peterson tells the Aberdeen News he believes the injuries were minor, but…

KBACK Rock Radio: Same Voices, New Name

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On September 23rd of this year, Chuck Brennan announced he would be taking 94.5 FM – also known as KBAD radio – off the air. The station grew quite a large fan base in the nearly two years it was in operation, and the news came as a big disappointment to thousands of listeners. However, some…

Have Coffee With a Cop Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Monday, October 30th, people have the opportunity to connect with police officers in a casual setting. A series of “Coffee With A Cop” events will take place at various businesses throughout the day. From 8:30 am to 11:30 am, police will be at Coffea at Highline Place. Then from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm officers…

Tabor Hutterite Colony Recognized for Progressive Style of Sheep Production

TABOR, S.D. (AP) – A Hutterite colony in South Dakota has been lauded for its progressive style of sheep production. The Yankton Press & Dakotan reports that the South Dakota Master Lamb Producers Association recently named the Bon Homme Colony top lamb-to-finish producer for the state in 2017. The colony was recognized for exceptional production and management practices in the…

Rapid City Banner Project to Honor Veterans

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man is recognizing local servicemen and women by organizing a banner project with the goal of putting dozens of colorful banners featuring veterans throughout town. The Rapid City Journal reports that Bill Casper served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963. He says the concept of the Veteran’s Honor Banner…

57-year-old Man Killed in Crash Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – A 57-year-old man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Mitchell. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. He was the driver of the vehicle and the only occupant. A 2003 Dodge Caravan was traveling on 247th Street near the intersection of 414th Avenue when the driver lost control…

Court Documents: State Prison Inmate Admits to Attempting to Kill Staff Member

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 25-year-old state penitentiary inmate was booked on first degree attempted murder charges Thursday morning, after admitting to trying to kill a staff member at the prison. Kevin Tripp is charged with one count of attempted first degree murder and one count of aggravated assault. Both charges carry a sentence of up to 25 years each…

Conner Hanson Charged With Drug Use in Jail, Warden Weighs in on Contraband

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls man recently acquitted of murder and currently jailed for domestic assault and stalking is now facing new charges. 20-year-old Conner Hanson appeared in court Monday morning for having and using drugs in his jail cell. Court documents say Hanson and another inmate – identified as Gerson Alfredo Mejiacampos – are facing charges of possession…

Game, Fish and Parks Releases Early Pheasant Opener Numbers

South Dakota’s traditional statewide pheasant hunting season began today and runs through Jan. 7, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – Communities across South Dakota rolled out the orange carpet for pheasant hunters today, the third Saturday in October, for the 2017 pheasant hunting season opener. “The pheasant hunting opportunities in South Dakota continue to be the best in the country,” said South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Kelly Hepler. “Traditions around the South Dakota pheasant opener…

Low Pheasant Outlook Not Deterring Out of State Hunters

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Reports that that South Dakota’s pheasant population is down are not deterring hunters from out of state. Many of the state’s airports were hopping in advance of Saturday’s non-resident pheasant opener, which is expected to be challenging after the state’s annual survey showed a 45 percent decrease in birds from the year before. Hunters flying into…

Someone You Should Know: The Main Man of Badger, South Dakota

BADGER, S.D. – Badger, South Dakota is a small town just north of Arlington. It’s not much bigger than a square mile– with a population of just 130. And for everyone who lives there, Myron Andersen is a name they know quite well. “Well, it’s my birthday today, 80 years old,” said Andersen, South Dakota’s longest-serving mayor. “Young, I guess…

Saving Nathaniel’s Barber Shop

Fundraising started to help barber shop owner purchase building

SIOUX FALLS, S.D — They say, “When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.” Well, one Sioux Falls man says he gets to live that motto every single day. Nathaniel Anderson, the owner of Nathaniel’s Barber Shop in Sioux Falls says he’s found his calling cutting hair and giving straight razor shaves. “I had…

State Lawmaker Looks to Make Changes to Marsy’s Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — This past November, 60 percent of South Dakota voters approved “Marsys Law.” The constitutional amendment expanded the rights of crime victims in the state. However, less than a year after its implementation, State House Speaker Mark Mickelson says the new law has several “unintended consequences.” So he’s presenting *new legislation to address those concerns. “I think…