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Passengers Relive Allegiant Flight That Skidded Off Runway

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Passengers on an Allegiant airlines flight this weekend got the scare of their lives when their plane skidded off the runway. “Afterwards I thought, this could’ve been just devastating.  You know, if something worse would have happened,” says Passenger Sheryl Fromm. Allegiant Airlines flight 456 arriving from Las Vegas skidded off the runway at Sioux Falls…

YouTube Facing Legal Action

Sioux Falls, S.D. – One of the biggest websites on the internet may be facing legal action. YouTube is being accused of breaking a federal law designed to protect children’s privacy online. Some fear that the website’s policies allow it to collect data from devices, location, phone number and browsing habits. Amanda Chaon, a Senior Digital Media Strategist at Click…

“Fortnite” Taking Over The Gaming Community

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls gaming venue says a video game, rising in popularity, is bringing more people into their business. “People like how simple it is to get into it.  It’s very simple, it’s very friendly for any of the new players,” says Galaxy Gaming Manager Max Kaftanati. Staff at Galaxy Gaming say “Fortnite” is taking over…

Sioux Empire Pit Bull Finds His Forever Home

Sioux Falls, S.D. – After a rough start to life, a Sioux Falls Pit Bull has found his forever home. Butterball has been with the Sioux Empire Pit Rescue almost nine months. As a puppy in Iowa, he swallowed a small toy which then led to a severe intestinal blockage. After his first family couldn’t afford the vet bills, the…

Gordmans Celebrates National Pet Day

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls department store welcomed some furry creatures into their store today. Gordmans celebrated National Pet Day with the Sioux Falls community. They have participated in national pet day for the past few years, but this is the first year they are partnering with the Dakota Dachshund Rescue. They showed off a few pets that…

Elegant Mommy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A popular Sioux Falls baby and mother store is celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend. Elegant Mommy started as a little shop off 49th street but has evolved from selling pre-owned maternity clothes to baby clothes, car seats and breastfeeding education. Over the weekend, lots of items in the store will be discounted and there will…

Professional Bull Riders Donates To Feeding South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Although the Professional Bull Riders are here this weekend to entertain, they do a great deal of work within the community as well. PBR donated a check for $6,250 to Feeding South Dakota. Feeding South Dakota CEO Catt Gassen says that money will provide over 20,000 meals. They also had some fun by weighing a live…

Sanford Opens New Veterans Club

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A new veterans club has opened in Sioux Falls. This comes after Sanford formed a Department of Veterans and Military Services in 2017. It’s located at the USD Medical Center near the Lokken lobby. The club features a phone charging station, access to internet, lazy boy chairs and a big TV. It will serve as a…

Defendant Appears In Court For Child Abuse Charges

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Court documents reveal more details in a day care abuse case in Sioux Falls. Two women who worked there are facing charges for repeatedly hurting young children during nap time. One of those suspects appeared before a judge today. Kenedi Wendt has pleaded not guilty to 24 counts of child abuse. Court documents detail what authorities…

Teenager Arrested In Road Rage Incident

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls teenager behind bars after a road rage incident yesterday afternoon. Authorities arrested 18-year-old John Zimmer on aggravated assault charges after he allegedly shot at another car.  It happened on I-90 near the Marion exit. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting didn’t harm the victim or her eight year old daughter.  But…

Sioux Falls Family Bringing The Faith

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls church is bringing all families together because of family. “Church should be about relationship and if people are here at the Vineyard it’s because they find people that they connect with,” says Pastor Kevin Gullickson. It’s been six years since Shanygne and Kevin Gullickson opened up a Vineyard Church location in downtown Sioux…

Families Celebrate Easter Day Traditions

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Easter Sunday is filled with annual family traditions. For some people, the day usually starts with a morning trip to church, even going as early as sunrise for services. The rest of the day is often spent with family and includes a big Easter meal. Taking pictures with the Easter Bunny is also a big tradition…

Victim in Fatal Sioux Falls Crash Identified as USF Football Player

UPDATE: The University of Sioux Falls has released a statement on the death of a USF Football player: “Junior Courtney Beane of Oakland, California, and junior Jared Brito of Covina, California, were in a car accident Sunday. Beane has passed away and Brito is hospitalized with severe but non-life-threatening injuries.” Read more here: https://www.usiouxfalls.edu/news-and-events/usf-news-feed/public-statement PREVIOUS STORY: Sioux Falls, S.D. –…

Recently Identified Pearl Harbor Sailor Honored

Lake Preston, S.D. – Almost a century after his death, a Lake Preston resident is back home. “A real great commitment to the military to make sure that we don’t leave anybody behind and identify them so we can continue to honor them.  It’s impressive, especially this Easter season,” says South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels. Navy Water Tender 2nd…

“What Grows Around Comes Around” Hosts Sale To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The organization “What Grows Around Comes Around” is celebrating ten years of selling clothes to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Saturday’s consignment sale featured gently-used clothes for all ages, toys, baby items and even electronics and DVDs. Sellers packed the W.H. Lyon Expo Center to offer their items to hundreds of shoppers.  A portion of the money they…

City Officials React To Falls Park Death

Sioux Falls, S.D. – More reaction stemming from the 3rd drowning at falls park since 2013, with city council members coming up with possible safety solutions. “That foam is the deadliest part.  So we need to address this area in the spring when that is the most predominant,” says City Councilwoman Theresa Stehly. On Sunday, five-year-old Maggie Zaiger from Audobon,…

Sioux Falls Officials Address Safety After 5-Year-Old Girl Drowns At Falls Park

Sioux Falls, S.D. – 5-year-old Maggie Jo Zaiger of Audobon, Iowa is the third drowning victim at Falls Park since 2013. “Don’t try and jump in yourself, don’t waste time.  Immediately call 911,” says Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Brad Goodroad. A similar situation occurred in 2013 where two people drowned after jumping into the river to save a special…