Anndrea Anderson

Wagner Police Ask For Public’s Help in Vandalism Investigation

WAGNER, S.D. – The Wagner Police Department is asking for assistance in a vandalism case. Police are asking for any help identifying the people responsible for spray painting vulgar and profane words outside of the pool building. Police say the vandalism happened sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department…

One Killed, Three Injured in Crash Near Sisseton

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) – A car crash has killed one person and injured three others near Sisseton. Authorities say the Chevrolet Malibu rolled at an intersection early Saturday. The 18-year-old man who was driving died at the scene. Three passengers all received minor injuries. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says none of the occupants was wearing seat belts….

Sioux Falls Music Company Sings Its Swan Song

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -A store that served the musical needs of Sioux Falls for nearly 80 years is closing its doors. Sioux Falls Music Company first opened in the 1940’s. The store has been in the same family for the last four generations. “My wife’s father-in-law, from her first marriage purchased the store in 1972 from a guy named Bob…

Harrisburg SRO Surprised with School Resource Officer of the Year Award

HARRISBURG, S.D. This week is National Police Week, a week set aside each year to recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement. However a school resource officer in Harrisburg is getting a little extra recognition. School Resource Officer Travis Johns was told there would be an assembly in the Harrisburg High School gym Tuesday afternoon. He showed up only…

Good Samaritan Helps Locate Missing Teen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Multiple agencies were called the the area of Yankton Trail Park Saturday evening to search for a missing 17-year-old boy. Jacob Martin was reported missing earlier in the day by family members, who were visiting from out of town. Jacob is living with autism and functions at an 8 to 10-year-old level. Social media was utilized…

How Long Until Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Shows Up In Neighboring Communities?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Wednesday the South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced that for the first time ever, a devastating insect has been found in South Dakota. Scientists confirmed an infestation of the Emerald Asher Borer in northern Sioux Falls. As of this weekend, about 250 trees have been affected. The insect is considered an invasive species; however the…

Construction Work Adds Extra Challenges to Businesses in the Orange Cone Zone

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -Orange cone season is upon us and the city is asking drivers to give themselves extra time to navigate the construction zones or avoid them entirely and use a detour route. However, businesses in the area that depend on the consistent traffic flow are now challenged with keeping customers coming through the door despite the construction work…

BIG Event Helps Girl Scouts Gain Confidence in STEM Fields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons celebrated their “BIG” Event Saturday, for “Believe In Girls.” The event introduces Girl Scouts to many industries in the STEM field, which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. BIG events offer hands-on and minds-on interactive activities and booths for Girl Scouts to explore. Organizers say the idea behind it is to boost…

Kayaker Rescued From Big Sioux River Sunday

Minnehaha County Fire Chiefs Assn. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A woman was rescued from the Big Sioux River Sunday after her kayak overturned in the water. Multiple agencies responded to the scene early Sunday afternoon near Highway 42 and Riverview Avenue on the east side. Initial reports said the woman’s kayak overturned and she was holding on to some branches…

Abundance of Ticks Expected in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An expert says the delayed spring and a week of temperatures reaching 65 degrees Fahrenheit means ticks will likely come out soon in large numbers in Minnesota. Ticks can transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease, during the feeding process. Janet Jarnefeld is manager of tick vector services with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District. She says…

Pets Killed in Fire at Unoccupied Sioux Falls Home

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: At approximately 8:40 a.m. on April 28, 2018 Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 5004 W Omega Pl. Multiple neighbors called 911 to report smoke and flames coming from the manufactured home. The first arriving fire crew confirmed the home was fully involved with fire. Fire knock down was…

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 25 Years on Meth Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls man who was convicted of dealing methamphetamine has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old Jaunte Berry pleaded guilty in October to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth. Authorities say Berry mailed several pounds of meth and marijuana from Sacramento, California, to Sioux Falls. A search…

Lake Area Tech Student Arrested for Making School Shooting Threats

WATERTOWN, S.D. – (From Codington Co. Sheriff) Sheriff Brad Howell reports that on 4-27-18 at approximately 11:10 am, the Codington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual making threats of a school shooting via social media. This message included pictures of ammunition. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly identified the suspect, Cory Walter, 20, as a student at Lake Area Tech….