Anndrea Anderson

Large Swim Meet Brings Competition, Economic Stimulation to Sioux Falls

On the first day of the Scheels Independence Day Invitational Swim Meet, some swimmers are already seeing success in the pool

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- On the first day of the Scheels Independence Day Invitational Swim Meet, some swimmers are already seeing success in the pool. “I just got in the finals for 10th place in the 200!” said 12-year-old Cody Vertin. Vertin, from Brookings, also finished third in his first heat of the 100 meter breast stroke. He says the pressure…

Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary Hits the Pool at Midco Aquatic Center

Clary was invited to Sioux Falls by the Sioux Falls Swim Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- “I’m not all that exceptional, physically. I’m fairly short, I have a pretty average body type,” said Tyler Clary. First hopping into the pool at 8 years old, Clary was able to turn his short, average body into that of a decorated competitive swimmer. His 200 meter backstroke won gold in 2012 at his first Olympic appearance…

Yankton Commissioners Table Hog Farm Decisions

YANKTON, S.D.- The decision to whether or not to allow seven hog farms to operate in Yankton County has been tabled. The County Commission voted Wednesday evening to hold off on approving the seven conditional use permits until more information on the facilities is obtained. The seven hog farms, classified as 2,400 head pork production facilities, were planned in the…

Soccer Tournament Expected to Net Big Profit For Sioux Falls

The influx of the expected 15,000 people coming into town could boost area restaurant sales by 25 to 40 percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The soccer balls were already flying Friday as 224 teams dawned on Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls for opening day of the U.S. Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. The tournament, which ends Wednesday, brings in teams and fans from across the country. While the players come here to score, it’s the Sioux Falls economy that wins…

ACLU of Minnesota Calls for Investigation into Worthington Traffic Stop

Video called "A textbook example of excessive force by the police"

WORTHINGTON, M.N.- A video depicting two Worthington officers during a traffic stop last summer is going viral. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota says one of the officer’s actions during that traffic stop need to be investigated. “This video that we released today is really a textbook example of excessive force by the police. It’s not just an arrest,…

“It Completely Shattered My Window:” Sioux Falls Woman Shot At on 57th Street

“I jumped, I thought I had ran something over at first"

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls woman says she was shot at as she drove down 57th Street Tuesday night. The shots, coming from either a BB gun or a pellet gun, shattered her passenger side window. “I was you know, jamming out to my music and having fun and then something had hit my passenger car window, and…

Easton Yankton Archery Complex Looking to Expand for 2018 World Indoor Archery Tournament

The project is expected to wrap up by the end of the year

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The National Field Archery Association is planning an expansion of an archery center in southeast South Dakota. Association President Bruce Cull recently spoke to investors to discuss a large addition that the Easton Yankton Archery Complex will be making this year. Cull says that one reason the center needs more space is for the 2018 World…

Mobridge Man Attracts International Attention for Antique Car Auction

The collection includes a Chevrolet from the 1920s and Dodge Power Wagons

https://www.k-bid.com/auction/19559 https://www.k-bid.com/auction/19559 MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A man in a northern South Dakota city is auctioning off vehicles this month that he’s collected for the last 40 years, even attracting a bidder from Denmark. Kerry Droog, owner of K & K Auto Parts in Mobridge, says his collection of more than 300 vehicles and parts are participating in an online…

Attorney General’s Office to Review Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in Rapid City

Shots were fired both before and after officers arrived on the scene

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Rapid City Police Department is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred June 17, at approximately 12:16 p.m. The incident occurred at 310 Viking Drive in Rapid City. The Rapid City Police Department responded to a report of an active shooter…

How Lyle Jeffs Got Caught: Pawned Pliers Leads to Fugitive’s Capture

The people who last interacted with Jeffs say it was his unusual behavior that ultimately tipped them off

YANKTON, S.D.- On Wednesday, one of the FBI’S Most Wanted criminals was captured right here in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, the polygamist sect leader from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was arrested in Yankton after nearly a year on the run. “He was acting erratically,” said Kevin Haug, owner of River City Tools & Pawn…

Huether: “We’re Not Going to Tolerate Bad Neighbors”

The City of Sioux Falls is reminding residents to be "good neighbors" and keep their homes and yards up to code

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s that time of year again, when grass starts growing like crazy and weeds can start to get a little out of control. The City of Sioux Falls is reminding residents to be “good neighbors” and keep their homes and yards up to code. A home that was once a “problem property” in Sioux Falls is now…

Preliminary Plans Unveiled for Former Copper Lounge Lot

The second floor would be occupied by the neighboring "PAve" bar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There are new plans for the site of the former Copper Lounge building that collapsed last December. Norm Drake, the man who owned the building, presented his proposal to the Sioux Falls Historic Preservation Board Wednesday afternoon. The project includes a two story building at the site of the former Copper Lounge. The first floor would be…

Governor Daugaard to Give Special Session Address on Non-Meandered Waters

Daugaard has said he supports the proposed legislation, calling it a "compromise bill"

PIERRE, S.D.- Governor Dennis Daugaard will give a special session address to legislators in a joint session tomorrow morning at 10:30 in the state house. Thirty minutes prior to that expected address, legislators are meeting in a special session for the final draft of legislation regarding non-meandered waters in the state. Daugaard has said he supports the proposed legislation, calling…

Deuel County Structures Damaged in Early Morning Storm

Deuel County Emergency Management officials report Winds were recorded at about 80 to 88mph

Deuel Co. Emergency ManagementDEUEL COUNTY, S.D.- Several areas of northern Deuel County received damage from a storm early Sunday morning. Several structures including buildings, grain bins, silo’s, machine sheds, power poles, trees and campers sustained significant damage. Deuel County Emergency Management officials report winds were recorded at about 80 to 88mph. Deuel Co. Emergency Management Deuel Co. Emergency Management Deuel…

Britton, SD to Keep Water Tower “Smiling”

The tower reads "You are in Britton" in black letters that form the shape of a smiley face

Courtesy change.org Courtesy change.org BRITTON, S.D. (AP) – City leaders in Britton have decided against a redesign of what many consider the town’s landmark water tower. The tower reads “You are in Britton” in black letters that form the shape of a smiley face. The City Council earlier this year proposed repainting the tower with an American flag, using grant…

Governor Considers State-Managed Recreation Area Near Sturgis

The reservoirs have been a topic in Sturgis for several years

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s open to the idea of creating a state-managed recreation area out of four small reservoirs tucked into a steep and forested canyon a few miles south of Sturgis. The reservoirs have been a topic in Sturgis for several years, including last year when the city council and mayor adopted a resolution…

Colman Man Cited in Vehicle vs. Building Collision

No injuries were reported and the building suffered only cosmetic damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday, Sioux Falls Police were dispatched to a vehicle versus building accident in the 1200 block of E. Benson Road. It was determined that while traveling westbound on Benson Road, a driverless, full-size Chevrolet pickup became disconnected from behind a farm trailer, which was being pulled by a farm tractor and a second…

$12.8 Million Water Park Plan Unveiled for Pierre Area

The Pierre Area Waterpark Committee aims to raise $5 million in private donations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Three Pierre and Fort Pierre residents have unveiled a proposal for a $12.8 million water park they hope will be built on the site of a 92-year-old outdoor swimming pool. Organizers of the proposed Capital Cove say it would fit the specifications for swim meets that could bring hundreds of competitors to weekend meets from across…

Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Assaulting Highway Patrol Trooper

Joshua Two Bulls is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and escape

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A warrant has been issued for a man accused of assaulting a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop. The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Joshua Two Bulls is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and escape. The incident happened May 27 on state Highway 79 south…

Public Health Warning Issued for Lake Mitchell Due to Unhealthy Algae, E. Coli

The lake is tested weekly between Memorial Day and Labor Day

MITCHELL, S.D.-A beach has been closed and a “Public Health Warning’ issued for the entirety of Lake Mitchell this week after water tests reveal harmful levels of algae and E. coli. The lake is tested weekly between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The most recent test on June 5th revealed high levels of chlorophyll at the Public Beach, Sandy Beach,…