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Beresford Couple Killed in Thursday Crash, Charges Pending Against Other Driver

BERESFORD, S.D. – A Beresford couple has been identified as the two people who died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Beresford. A 2003 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on I-29 when the driver, Thomas Jordan, lost control. The vehicle left the roadway, rolled through the median and across the southbound lanes landing on top of a southbound 2003…

“Whistleblower” Says She Was Fired for Raising Concerns About Veterans’ Files

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A former Davison County veterans service officer says the state Department of Veterans Affairs got her fired because she raised concerns about errors in veterans’ files and what she felt was improper use of military insignia on souvenir coins. The Daily Republic reports Jessica Davidson was fired Nov. 29. Davidson maintains she was fired for “whistleblowing”…

South Dakota Nonresident Pheasant Licenses Down 18 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say they’ve sold thousands fewer pheasant hunting licenses to out-of-state residents this year. The Capital Journal reports sales are down about 18 percent compared with last year, when the state sold 82,522 licenses to nonresidents. As of this past Dec. 11, the state had sold 67,651. The season runs from Oct. 21…

Police: Brother, Sister Ran Prostitution Operation Out of Sioux Falls Apartment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A brother and sister are behind bars after a nearly-two month investigation revealed the two were running a prostitution operation out of their Sioux Falls apartment. The investigation started in early November, after investigators discovered a suspicious internet ad they say tipped them off. Police say Jaquon Duckworth, 25, and his sister, Lavon Jones, 23, were…

Brain Training at Sanford Pentagon Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new device at the Sanford Pentagon is giving athletes a competitive edge through brain training. The Neurotracker tests athletes’ cognitive abilities through “multiple object tracking.” Users try to follow a certain number of objects in a virtual three-dimensional space. As the program progresses, the objects start to move faster and tracking becomes more difficult. This…

Man Facing Multiple Rape, Sexual Contact Charges Involving 10-Year-Old Victim

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Disturbing details emerged today in a rape case against a 59-year-old man accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl. The charges came about after the young girl reported the abuse to her assistant principal. Robert Warfield Flyinghawk was taken into custody Friday night after the State’s Attorney requested a warrant for his arrest. He’s facing ten…

Proposals to Restore Lake Mitchell Range From $6 million to $87 million

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Officials in Mitchell have unveiled three proposals to restore a lake in the South Dakota community, where water quality has been a concern for decades. The Mitchell Daily Republic reports that the three Lake Mitchell restoration projects range in cost from $6 million to $87 million. Some Mitchell City Council members want to put the future…

Residents Displaced After Structure Fire

FROM SIOUX FALLS FIRE RESCUE: Sioux Falls, South Dakota- At 3:34 p.m. on December 16th, 2017, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 3321 N 9th Ave. The first arriving truck reported “Fire and Smoke on approach”. Crews found heavy fire in the garage and encountered light fire and heavy smoke damage throughout the structure. Crews conducted…

MPR “A Prairie Home Companion” Renamed “Live from Here”

NEW YORK (AP) – “A Prairie Home Companion” has been given a new name – “Live from Here” – in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor’s acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio. Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor’s retirement last year, announced the new name Saturday evening as the show opened a…

Custer Legion Lake Fire 90% Contained

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Custer State Park officials say a wildfire in South Dakota is now 90 percent contained. Officials provided an update Saturday. The blaze has consumed than 84 square miles (218 square kilometers). Also Saturday, park officials say that nine burros that were missing have been found, but all have been burned. They are being treated by a…

Iowa State Income Tax Refunds Expected to be Delayed in 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials are warning that state income tax refunds will be delayed in 2018. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa Department of Revenue Director Courtney Kay-Decker says the refund delays are a result of her agency doubling down on fraud prevention efforts. The news comes after Iowa residents were told this past spring that…

Beds by Design First Sioux Falls Business to Accept Cryptocurrency for Payment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Cryptocurrency” such as Bitcoin and Litecoin is making waves. It’s virtual money that can be exchanged around the world, without any type of reserve, bank or country backing it. A Sioux Falls business has using the digital currency as a form of payment and exchange. “Beds by Design, what we are, is a mattress factory that…

Expanding East: “The I-229 of the East Side”

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s being called the largest project in South Dakota Department of Transportation’s history. A bid has been approved for the expansion of Veterans Parkway up to Interstate 90. The nearly $55-million dollar project has been decades in the making, and will allow for Sioux Falls to expand further eastward. Access to interstate 90 on the…

Bison Rescued From Overturned Tractor Trailer

FT. PIERRE, S.D. – A number of bison were rescued from an overturned tractor trailer near Ft. Pierre Sunday. The Pierre Fire Department posted a video to their Twitter page showing bison running from the trailer of a truck that had flipped. Pierre Rescue assisted the Fort Pierre Fire Department with extracting the bison. The trailer overturned on Highway 1806…

“Grandparent’s Scam” Circulating South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota attorney general is warning people about the so-called grandparents scam that has resurfaced throughout the state. Attorney General Marty Jackley says his office has received eight reports in two days. He says three people have given away cash ranging from $17,000 to $145,000. The scam begins with a telephone call from someone claiming…

USD to Offer In-State Tuition to Nebraska Residents

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The University of South Dakota has announced it will offer in-state tuition to first-year students and transfer students from Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the school in Vermillion, South Dakota, made the announcement Thursday, describing the change as a pilot program that has been formally approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The university…