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Ella Reid Kicks Off Midwest Tour In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Texas-based singer and songwriter, Ella Reid is bringing her Americana-style music to the Midwest with tour stops in Sioux Falls, Stillwater and Minneapolis. Reid will be performing at McNally’s Irish Pub in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. When Reid isn’t on tour, she’s busy writing and recording her next album. She grew up…

Driver Dead After Dump Truck Crash In Lawrence County

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – One person is dead after a dump truck crash in western South Dakota’s Lawrence County. The Highway Patrol says the 43-year-old man driving the truck lost control on a curve on a rural road about 3 miles west of Spearfish. The truck collided with several trees and rolled about 9:15 a.m. Monday, and the man later…

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Not Guilty In Abuse, Death Of Child

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pine Ridge man accused of abusing a young child and causing her death has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him. Twenty-three-year-old Zachariah Poor Bear is charged in federal court with first-degree murder along with assault and child abuse counts. Court documents indicate the child was younger than three and died of…

South Dakota Democrats Name New Executive Director

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Democratic Party says it has hired an executive director. The party said Monday that interim Executive Director Sam Parkinson has accepted the job permanently since taking over in April. Before that, Parkinson had served as the party’s finance director since August 2015. His new role came after the party’s former executive director,…

Trump’s Iowa Visit To Include Stop At College, Officials Say

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Officials say President Donald Trump also will visit Kirkwood Community College during his visit to Cedar Rapids Wednesday. Trump already had been scheduled to address a 7 p.m. rally at the U.S. Cellular Center. White House officials have confirmed that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will join Trump on a tour…

Kids K Fun Run Kicks Off Family Fest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in South Dakota raise money and awareness for places like Sanford Children’s Hospital and the CenturyLink Kids K Fun Run is coming to Sioux Falls on July 8 to raise money for the cause and celebrate families. The run kicks off Family Fest, an event for parents and future parents to discover resources to enrich,…

Adventures With Ahtra: Color Vibe 5K

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Color Vibe 5K is coming to Sioux Falls on Saturday, June 24 to raise money for LifeScape, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering people of all ages living with disabilities. The Color Vibe 5K is no ordinary race, it covers runners with neon paint during the course. They’re held across the country to raise money for local…

State Parks, Recreation Areas To Hold Cooking Classes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State parks and recreation areas around South Dakota are set to hold cooking classes. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says the Saturday classes will teach the basic skills and safety precautions of making meals outdoors and give a hands-on cooking experience. Key lessons will include campfire, grilling and Dutch oven safety. Lynn Spomer, state park…

Jackley Issues Caution About Tobacco Settlement Money Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley is cautioning South Dakota residents about what he says are deceptive advertisements regarding a nearly 20-year-old settlement with tobacco companies. In 1998, the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement was signed by the four largest U.S. tobacco companies, 46 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. It resolved several lawsuits against the tobacco…

The Latest: Fire Crews Still Searching Blazing London Block

Photo courtesy of Toby Melville/ReutersLONDON (AP) – The Latest on the London fire (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The London Fire Commissioner says several firefighters have sustained minor injuries in the fire at a west London apartment building, as fire crews continue searching the tower block for victims. Dany Cotton told reporters Wednesday at midday that firefighters were still in…

Sun Tan City And Filly Flair Celebrate Anniversaries With Block Party

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Two Sioux Falls business are celebrating their time in Sioux Falls with a block party featuring a pop-up shop, food truck and music. Sun Tan City West is celebrating 15 years in Sioux Falls and Filly Flair is celebrating one year at their location at the Beacon Center. Filly Flair’s Director of Business Development and Sales Courtney VanderPol…

Local Group Of Chiropractors Golf For A Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A group of chiropractors in Sioux Falls is working together to raise money for a non-profit that promotes STEM education in local schools. Each year, the Sioux Empire Chiropractic Society raises money for a local non-profit at their Charity of Choice Golf Tournament & Gala. President Dr. Joshua Schroeder says the society chose Ground Works-Midwest because their…

South Dakota Governor Activates State Drought Task Force

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has activated the state Drought Task Force to monitor dry conditions across South Dakota. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map indicates that abnormally dry conditions can be found in the western, south central and eastern parts of the state, with moderate and severe drought conditions in the central, north central and extreme northeast…

Celebrities Fishing For A Cause In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire is holding their second annual Celebrity Walleye Classic fishing tournament to raise money to support their programs for local kids. This year’s celebrity guest are: Riley Reiff of the Minnesota Vikings, Bryan Witzmann of the Kansas City Chiefs, UFC Fighter Devin Clark and National Football Champion Preston Evans….

Comey’s Secret Release Of Trump Memo Sparks Partisan Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) – At first former FBI Director James Comey looked media savvy when he revealed that he had arranged for the public disclosure of a damaging memo about his interactions with President Donald Trump. But after Trump supporters took issue with Comey’s actions, what appeared to be a smooth move turned into another element for partisan bickering. In his…

Powerball Prize Now 10th Largest After Months Without Winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million. The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing would tie for the nation’s 10th largest lottery prize. No one has matched all the balls drawn in the Powerball game since April 1, when a player in Arizona won $60 million. Powerball…