Anndrea Anderson

South Dakota Park Works to Contain Zebra Mussel Population

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – Conservation officials in a southeast South Dakota park are ramping up containment of invasive zebra mussels for the upcoming season. Tourists nationwide visit Yankton’s Lewis and Clark Recreation Area, which has become infested with the damage-causing mussels. Conservation officer Dan Altman says they’re trying to manage the mussels and prevent them from spreading elsewhere. He says…

Concussion Researcher Weighs in on New FDA Approval

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Concussions are said to be one of the most important sports-related issues of our time. A lot of research is being done to better understand the head injury. So when there’s a new or promising development– it gets a lot of attention. In February of this year, the FDA approved marketing of the “Banyan Brain Trauma…

For Fans, Summit League Tournament is a Tradition, Snow or Shine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thousands of people are in Sioux Falls this week for the Summit League college basketball tournament, many travelling from out-of-town to catch the games at the Denny. “I came yesterday because of the weather, yeah,” said Bonnie Richter, a USD Coyote fan from Redfield, South Dakota. Like many other summit league fans, Bonnie Richter’s plans were…

Elderly Woman Dies Following Altercation at Sioux Falls Nursing Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A death investigation is underway at a Sioux Falls nursing home. Police say an 83-year-old woman died after an altercation with another resident – an elderly man – at Southridge Health Care Center on South Norton Avenue. “They found that the 83-year-old female had an obvious head injury and they called emergency staff to come and…

Sixteen Names to Appear on April City Election Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls voters will have 16 candidates to choose from in the upcoming April election: six for mayor, and ten candidates for city council. Greg Jamison, Jolene Loetcher, Paul Tenhaken, Mike Gunn, Jim Entenman, and Kenny Anderson Junior have all been confirmed as mayoral candidates. Ten candidates are vying for four open city council seats. Janet…

Keillor: Relationship With Accuser Simply ‘Romantic Writing’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Garrison Keillor says several sexually suggestive emails exchanged with a former researcher on his “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show were “romantic writing” that never led to a physical relationship. Keillor rejects the idea that his status as the woman’s boss means he could have committed sexual harassment. Keillor spoke to The Associated Press in one of…

South Dakota Republican Party Releases Statement on Passing of Don Rounds

From South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Dan Lederman: “On behalf of the entire South Dakota Republican Party, we are saddened by the loss of Don Rounds, father of US Senator Mike Rounds, State Representative Tim Rounds, and Crooks Mayor Jamison Rounds. Don was an active participant in the State Republican Party during his lifetime, and was a guiding example for…

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Explores Expanding Response for Specialty Incidents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is looking to expand their medical response training to give on-the-spot lifesaving support to victims. Right now, all Fire Rescue EMT’S are trained in “Basic Life Support” to treat patients. There are currently 34 SFFR paramedics; however they cannot currently practice within the city of Sioux Falls. The new plan would allow…

Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls Draws in Nearly 30,000 Attendees

Sioux Falls, S.D. (From Pheasants Forever)– Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Sioux Falls was a spectacular affair, drawing 28,868 attendees to the Denny Sanford Premier Center over three days, making it one of the largest events in the organization’s history. For 2019, the Schaumburg Convention Center in the greater Chicagoland area will…

Winter Storm Causes Whiteout Conditions West River

Photo submitted by Tennille FredericksonWestern South Dakota is being slammed by a winter storm causing whiteout conditions on the roads. The South Dakota Highway Patrol reports strong winds mixed with snow are making visibility very difficult. The Department of Transportation has issued a no travel advisory from Wyoming to Wall, South Dakota. Conditions are very hazardous and anticipated to worsen….

House Bill Addressing Street Gangs Draws Opposition from Motorcycle Groups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A state bill hitting the house floor is raising concerns among those in the motorcycle community. House Bill 1111 is a bill that revises certain definitions regarding criminal street gang activity in South Dakota, but some motorcycle groups say, they feel it targets them. “Communities across South Dakota are experiencing an increasing amount of gang activity…