Blaise Keller

Minnehaha Co. Prepares For What Could Be A Recording Breaking Election

So far 13,600 people have filled out an absentee ballot

The upcoming election has been coined one of the most controversial elections of all time.From leaked audio recordings to an email scandal, voters have strong opinions on who they want to be the next president.This is creating high absentee voting numbers not only state-wide, but also here in Minnehaha County.

Medicine Made To Combat Malaria Haunts Area Vets

"I literally felt like I went over there at 27 years old and came back at 50”

We hear about soldiers coming back from overseas acting different than they did when they left.They may feel depressed, jittery or have triggers that take them back to war.These veterans are often diagnosed with PTSD.But experts are discovering that something more than just the traumatic experience itself, can cause these types of symptoms.

SF City Council Discusses Next Chapter For Former Franklin Elementary Building

After sitting vacant for a couple years, the former Franklin Elementary School in northern Sioux Falls could soon serve a new purpose.The Sioux Falls City Council is considering rezoning the building to be used as a retail center featuring stores run by immigrant business owners.That plan will see another day with the vote passing 7 to 0.But the councilors voiced that there will need to be some changes to it, in order for it to be approved a second time.

Friend Of Victim Whose Nipples Were Cut Off Asks For Public’s Help

"She has a long road of physical recovery ahead”

It’s a disturbing act: cutting off a pregnant woman’s nipples.”Overwhelming, heart sick, emotionally exhausting,” says Annie Myers, a good friend to the female victim as she recalls finding out the news. “It was just hard to put these things together in our community, and in a lot of ways it is still unbelievable.”Myers found out on Wednesday that her friend became a victim of domestic violence.

Autism Friendly Gym To Open In Sioux Falls

Doors will open in January 2017

It’s known that exercise improves peoples sleeping behavior and helps people maintain a healthy body weight.But for those with special needs, one expert says the benefits of working out are even greater.Sharon Bethke, a physical therapist, says those with autism or similar development disorders will be able to regulate their mood and calm down more when they work out.

‘A Night Of Hope For The Homeless’

A dozen people are sleeping outside to raise awareness and funds for those homeless

While many of us will be sleeping cozy in our beds tonight, a dozen people will be voluntarily sleeping on the ground, with temperatures nearing the low 40’s.It’s all to raise awareness to the issue of homelessness in the Sioux Empire.”Homelessness is an invisible issue and we don’t like to bring attention to it because it’s not something that is very pretty to talk about,” Bishop Dudley Hospitality House Executive Director Chad Campbell.But it does exist.

SD Politicians Speak Out On Trump’s 2005 Comments

Rep. Kristi Noem "I plan to vote for Donald Trump”

The backlash has sent shockwaves throughout the country.A 2005 tape of presidential nominee Donald Trump making controversial comments about women.Within hours, Governor Dennis Daugaard, Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem, all republicans, took to twitter, posting against him.But during a U.S. House debate today, Noem continued to show support for Trump.

Holiday Inn & Suites Breaks Ground

A hotel that will help accommodate visitors coming into town for events at the PREMIER Center, Convention Center and Elmwood Golf Course broke ground Thursday morning.The City of Sioux Falls is partnering with quest development of Aberdeen to develop a four acre hotel at the intersection of Russell St. and Western Ave.

Sanford: “We Do Not Charge For Skin To Skin”

A Utah man posted his hopital receipt showing a $40 charge for holding his baby

A Utah couple’s hospital bill is getting a lot of attention because of a bizarre charge.The new father was asked if he wanted to hold his child right after his wife gave birth.He said yes, but later found that it cost him $40.A local OBGYN says that fee doesn’t exist here in the Sioux Empire, but the concept of having a parent hold the baby right after birth, definitely does.