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Legislature Passes Bill That Would Encourage Buffer Strips

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has approved a bill that would encourage people to install buffer strips between agricultural land and waterways. The state House voted Monday to send the measure to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who proposed the plan. It had passed through the Senate. Republican Rep. Mary Duvall, a supporter, says buffer strips are important for…

Samaritan’s Feet Gives New Shoes To Preschoolers

SIOUX FALLS – Six classes of preschoolers at Anne Sullivan Elementary went home with a new pair of shoes and socks today. Around 70 pairs of shoes were given out to students by the organization Samaritan’s Feet. Each child picked out what shoes they wanted, after that volunteers washed their feet and helped them put on their socks and try…

Iowa GOP Lawmakers In Senate Approve ‘Personhood’ Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A so-called personhood bill that would effectively ban abortion in Iowa has passed out of a legislative subcommittee, though it’s unclear if it has the necessary backing to clear the Senate. The measure was approved Monday as dozens gathered at the Capitol to support or oppose the bill. It now heads to the Senate Judiciary…

Big Event Weekends Impact Sioux Falls’ Economy

SIOUX FALLS – It was a big weekend across the Sioux Empire with many events taking place which the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitor’s Bureau tells us had a big economic impact. There were many events for all ages, including the NSIC basketball tournament, the Home Show, and the wrestling tournament. Events like these not only bring a lot of…

MN Senate Voted To End Ban On Sunday Liquor Sales

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Legislature has voted to repeal the state’s long-standing ban on Sunday liquor sales. The state Senate passed a bill undoing the Prohibition-era ban on a 38-28 vote Monday. It follows the House’s overwhelming approval of similar legislation last week. Lawmakers have struggled for years to lift the ban but those efforts have regularly…

Several Cars Vandalized In Sioux Falls Over Weekend

SIOUX FALLS – Some residents in Southeast Sioux Falls woke up to find their car windows smashed out over the weekend. Sioux Falls Police are investigating a string of car vandalism’s near Otanka Trail, which is in the area of Tuthill Park in Sioux Falls. Police say several cars were found with broken windows over the weekend. Anyone with information…

Like Flying Drones? South Dakota Lawmakers Debate New Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Drones couldn’t soar over jails without permission and their owners would be on the hook for damage caused by a crash under new rules South Dakota lawmakers are set to take up. The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday is set to weigh the bill, which has passed through the Senate. Republican Sen. Arthur Rusch, the sponsor,…

Judge Rules Bill Cosby Case To Be Decided By Outside Jury

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia judge has ruled that a jury from outside the area will hear the sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill ruled Monday. He says the jury will be sequestered during the trial. Lawyers for the 79-year-old TV star had pushed to have his trial moved out of the…

SD Highway Patrol Announces Sobriety Checkpoints For March

PIERRE, S.D. –  South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March. A total of 23 checkpoints are planned in 18 counties. The Highway Patrol conducts the checkpoints as a way  to discourage people from drinking and then driving. March checkpoints are planned for the counties of: Brookings Brown Butte Charles Mix Clay Codington Fall River Hughes…

Lawmakers Reject Call For Commission To Study Race Relations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A House panel has rejected a call to create a commission to study race relations among Native Americans and the state of South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted down the resolution. Democratic Rep. Shawn Bordeaux, the prime sponsor, says it’s necessary to talk about race in South Dakota. The resolution would have…

Sioux Falls Book Fair To Support Local Authors And Illustrators

SIOUX FALLS – From the colorful images, to the words on the page, every book on your child’s shelf had to start with a creator. This weekend Sioux Falls is supporting local authors and illustrators at a special event. Debbie Watley with the “Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators” joins us today to tell us about Saturday’s book fair.\…

Law Enforcement Continues to Seek Information in Inmate Death

PIERRE, S.D. – Law Enforcement continues to follow-up on new leads in the Moses Dubray homicide investigation, but requests the public to come forward with any additional information. Dubray was found deceased along SD Hwy 89 on January 11, 2017. Dubray was placed on escape status by the South Dakota Department of Corrections after walking away from his assigned unit…

Great Bear Closes For Season Due To Warm Temperatures

SIOUX FALLS – The snow didn’t do much for Great Bear Ski Hill in Sioux Falls, they have decided to close for the season. The ski hill was open for 68 days this season and since they were open that long they won’t be giving refunds to anyone with season passes. A couple hundred people signed up for a tubing…

Hill City Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Girlfriend’s Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Hill City man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, who later died, has been sentenced to ten years in prison. The Rapid City Journal reports 42 -year-old Courtney Millhouse was sentenced Tuesday. In September, Millhouse was charged with manslaughter in the death of 42-year-old Stacy Childers. Under a plea, Millhouse pleaded guilty to…

House Committee Advances Ban On Powdered Alcohol Sales

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House panel wants to ban powdered alcohol in South Dakota. The Commerce and Energy Committee voted 10-3 Friday to send the bill to the chamber’s floor. It has passed through the Senate. Republican Sen. Jack Kolbeck, the bill’s main sponsor, says lawmakers need to be proactive so that powdered alcohol doesn’t become available in…

South Dakota ‘Gold Card’ Pistol Permit Gets Federal Approval

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new South Dakota concealed pistol permit that supporters say will speed up gun shopping for permit holders has received federal approval. South Dakota officials said Friday that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that “gold card” and enhanced concealed pistol permits issued starting in January qualify as alternatives to the…

Police Issued Warrants For Suspects In Happy Jacks Casino Robbery

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Police have issued warrants for three suspects in connection with the Happy Jacks Casino robbery that took place on February 3rd. At around 7 a.m. Friday morning on February 3rd, police say a male suspect and a female suspect entered Happy Jacks Casino with handguns. They demanded a combination to a safe located in the…

4th Grader Competes In “Doodle For Google”

SIOUX FALLS – A Sioux Falls 4th grader is one of 53 winners across the nation in this year’s “Doodle for Google” competition. Bria Shay Neff’s doodle is called “Wild and Free” and depicts all animals living in peace. She could soon have her work of art on google’s site but she needs your help. You can go to the…