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Yahoo Salvages Verizon Deal With $350 Million Discount

NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement, announced Tuesday, eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount of at least $1 billion…

Up To 23 Years In Prison Possible In Investor Fraud Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A former Rapid City investment adviser faces up to 23 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding clients of more than $4 million and evading income taxes. Mike Lundy admitted to convincing clients to put money in a fake investment company, then placing the money in his bank account. Lundy was a registered…

Noem Asks Attorney General To Discuss Rising Violent Crime

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is asking new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss rising violent crime in South Dakota. Noem sent a letter Tuesday to Sessions requesting a meeting and urging the Justice Department to redouble its efforts to fight drug trafficking, gang proliferation and the “violent crime that all too often follows.” She writes…

Hundreds Rally In Rapid City Against, For President Trump

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Hundreds of people turned out in Rapid City to both oppose Donald Trump on Presidents Day and also to support the new Republican president. A larger anti-Trump faction stood on a street corner Monday as part of a “Not My President” protest, similar to other demonstrations being held across the country. A group supporting the…

Trump Taps Military Strategist As National Security Adviser

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. He says McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who had been his acting adviser, will now…

Iowa Union Files Lawsuit Against Collective Bargaining Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Iowa Council 61 filed the lawsuit Monday in Polk County District Court. It seeks an order halting immediate enforcement of the changes. Gov. Terry…

State Lawmakers To Weigh Bills On Abortion, Campaign Finance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to consider measures on abortion, campaign finance and the governor’s emergency powers. A House committee is set to take up a bill Tuesday that aims to ban a type of second-trimester abortion. The full House is to consider a bill that would restrict the flow of out-of-state money into South…

GreatLIFE Acquires Kansas City Golf Clubs: Offers Year Round Tee Times

GREATLIFE ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN 18 KANSAS CITY AREA GOLF COURSES AND COUNTRY CLUBS

SIOUX FALLS – Today, GreatLIFE announced its acquisition of 18 golf courses/country clubs in the Kansas City area making sure that all its members have the opportunity to golf year round. On January 1, 2017, Thomas P. Walsh Sr. and Tom Walsh Jr. acquired significant ownership in 18 Kansas City area golf courses and country clubs, greatly expanding benefits and…

Great Bear Closes For The Week, Reopens Saturday

SIOUX FALLS – Great Bear Ski Valley announced on Sunday that it will be closed this week but hopes to open again this weekend. Great Bear attributes the week close to the warm temperatures. But with snow expected this Friday and with temperatures dipping back into the 30’s this weekend they hope to open again on Saturday. Great Bear Ski…

Americans On Presidents Day: Admiration, Fear Mark Holiday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that’s taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump – to the dismay of some and delight of others – upends traditional notions of the office. The holiday began as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, and its…

City Of Sioux Falls Preparing For “Project T.R.I.M.”

SIOUX FALLS – The City of Sioux Falls wants residents to start taking a look out in their front yards for low hanging tree branches as the city is preparing for “project TRIM” next month. It’s a sidewalk and street clearing project done every five years in a specific section of the city. Sidewalks need 10 ft of clearance, residential…

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Bizarre Bank Robbery

UPDATE: A former USD football player and business owner was in court Friday, accused of robbing a bank.  This comes seven months after the crime happened.  It’s a case involving a bizarre disguise and a bomb scare. The evening of July 26, 2016 was one that left the community of Yankton shaken up. “That’s not really typical of Yankton, South…

South Dakota Lawmakers Consider Beef Labeling Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require retailers to display the country of origin of beef sold in South Dakota. The state Senate is scheduled to take up the proposal next week. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Wednesday to send the bill to the floor. South Dakota Stockgrowers Association executive director Silvia…

Police Asking For Public’s Help Locating Missing 14-Year-Old

SIOUX FALLS – The Sioux Falls Police Department is seeking assistance from the Public in locating a missing juvenile, Teanna VanHeerde. Teaanna is a 14 year old female, 5’9”, 160 pounds, with short red hair. Teanna left from her south central residence in the early evening hours of Feb 11th around 7 PM. She was observed at a business in…

City Of Sioux Falls To Hold Job Fair On Feb. 23

SIOUX FALLS – The City of Sioux Falls will host a City Seasonal Job Fair on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A and B at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue. The City of Sioux Falls is one of the top ten largest employers in Sioux Falls with opportunities for full-time,…

Thornton: FBI Still Investigating Minnesota Mall Stabbing

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – The head of the FBI in Minneapolis says authorities may never be certain about the motive behind the stabbing attack that left 10 people wounded at a Minnesota mall five months ago. FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Thornton says it still appears that Dahir Ahmed Adan may have been radicalized. But he says getting…

Firefighters Make Progress On Custer State Park Fire

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Fire officials say progress is being made to contain a wildfire in Custer State Park in South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports the Great Plains Information cooperative says the 24-acre wildfire was reported around midnight Thursday just north of Center Lake. Local and South Dakota wildland firefighters are on the scene. Additional resources responded…

SFPD: No Injuries In Trailer Vs. House Accident

SIOUX FALLS – Police say no one was injured after a truck pulling a trailer hit a Sioux Falls home. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and police responded to the accident on the southwest side of town around noon today. Police say a truck was headed west on 26th Street,when the trailer it was pulling came off.The trailer took out the…

Army Formally Ends Study Of Disputed Pipeline Crossing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Army has formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. The Army published notice Friday in the Federal Register that it’s scrapping the study launched last month by the Army Corps of Engineers. The study was ordered amid concerns from the Standing…