Anndrea Anderson

Supreme Court Hears McKennan House Dispute Case

VERMILLION, S.D. -A dispute among Sioux Falls neighbors has ended up before the South Dakota Supreme Court. Tuesday, the state’s highest court heard arguments in the McDowell vs Sapienza case regarding the construction of a home in the city’s historic McKennan Park neighborhood. Joseph and Sarah Sapienza were brought to civil court shortly after they began construction on their McKennan…

Weeks-Long Search for Escaped Inmate Ends in Turner County

The Minnehaha County Sheriff Office confirmed Saturday Hanson was apprehended in Turner County

TURNER COUNTY, S.D. — The weeks-long search for an escaped Minnehaha County inmate is now over. Kai Hansen ran away from the Minnehaha County Corrections Center on September 15. Since that time, agencies from multiple counties have been searching or Hanson, who was originally jailed in July for several burglaries and grand theft in Minnehaha County. Early Saturday morning, the…

Surprising Jake Wieneke: SDSU Football Player Receives Prestigious Award

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State University’s Jake Wieneke is a notable force on the football field. The wide-receiver holds the SDSU career record in receiving touchdowns and receiving yards. However on Wednesday, the star athlete was honored for his work off the football field. And it all came as a surprise to him. “They told me to do whatever…

Ground Broken on $25M Beresford Turkey Hatchery

The $25 million facility will hatch then transport day old turkeys to farms across the Midwest

BERESFORD, S.D. – A new turkey hatchery is coming to south east South Dakota. Netherlands-based Hendrix Genetics broke ground Tuesday on the Hybrid Turkey facility in Beresford. The $25 million facility will hatch then transport day old turkeys to farms across the Midwest. Beresford Mayor Jim Fedderson says he’s ecstatic about the growing opportunities that will come with the new…

“Smoother Roads Ahead:” Greg Jamison Officially Announces Bid for Mayor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The race for the Sioux Falls mayor’s seat gained another official candidate Monday. Former city councilor and current state representative Greg Jamison kicked off his campaign this morning. This will be the second time Jamison has taken aim at the mayor’s office, after he lost to incumbent Mike Huether in 2014. On the Fourth of July, Jamison…

NBC’s Tom Brokaw to Host Forum at USD with Russian Policy Expert

From USD: VERMILLION, S.D. – Tom Brokaw, distinguished journalist and former anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” will host a public forum with fellow USD alumnus and Russian policy expert Robert Legvold in Aalfs Auditorium on the University of South Dakota campus Oct. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the USD Department of Political Science, the event entitled “The New Cold…

Suspect Identified in Deputy-Involved Shooting

The male subject has been identified as Christopher Scott Sanftleben, 46, of Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 1:30 am. The incident occurred at 6200 N. Cliff Avenue #153, Sioux Falls. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to…

24-Year-Old Male Killed in Crash Near Ipswich

IPSWICH, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Sunday morning west of Ipswich. The names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved. A 2012 Ford F-250 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the…

Hybrid Turkey Hatchery Coming to Beresford

BERESFORD, S.D.- Governor Dennis Daugaard will be in the area this week to attend a groundbreaking for a new hybrid turkey hatchery in Beresford. Ground will be broken at 9 a.m. Tuesday on old Highway 77. Hendrix Genetics is a Netherlands-based company that expects to hire 60 to 80 employees when in full production. The Beresford operation will contain a…

Minnesota Vikings Put Forth “Show of Unity” Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – With NFL owners and players around the league condemning President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about national anthem protests, the Minnesota Vikings have put forth their own show of unity. The Vikings stood along their sideline with arms locked together during the “Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday before their game against Tampa Bay. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark…

KBAD, Badlands Entities Cease Operations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A web page has taken over the KBAD945.com website, announcing all Badlands entities will cease operations following a state ruling on lending regulations. The page also lists several Badlands buildings for sale, including the Badlands Pawn shop and Badlands Motor Speedway for $9,450,000 each. The Badlands Radio Station on Russell Avenue as well as the KBAD…

Overturned Boats, Uprooted Trees Following Tuesday’s Severe Weather

Lake County, Moody County, S.D.- Much of eastern South Dakota fell victim to severe weather Tuesday night. Tornados touched down near Redfield and straight line winds estimated around 75 miles per hour ravaged parts near Lake County. “Well, it look like it took care of every apple in my tree so there’s probably 10,000 apples on the ground out there,”…

Balancing Business: Online and In-Store Sales

As stores work to serve customers, business has turned into a balancing act

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Major retailer Toys-R-Us has announced it’s filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. With many big-box retailers struggling, and some closing their doors, it prompts the question if online shopping habits have doomed brick-and-mortar stores. “There’s definitely a benefit to having a brick and mortar,” said Shelly Gaddis, Owner and President of Elegant Mommy. “And for us, the biggest…

More Time in the Classroom: Watertown Implements All Day Kindergarten

WATERTOWN, S.D.- Kindergarteners in Watertown are now spending more time in the classroom. The Watertown School District is now implementing all day kindergarten. It’s a move school officials say will better prepare the students for their schooling careers. “I think our kids are loving it, it’s been great. We get to know them so much better as individuals and where…

Garth & Trisha Weigh in on Pressures of 9 Performances, Trisha Hits Thunder Road

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Country legend Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are performing Sundayevening at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. It will be their 4th show in just three days. Next weekend, they’ll be performing another 5. With this many concerts, the duo says there is some pressure. Garth Brooks admits he arrived with a bit of cold in…