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Technology Finds Place In Sioux Empire Home Show

Features Show Future Of Home Improvement While Appealing To New Workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—For the 58th annual Sioux Empire Home Show, the future is on display. New technology requires nothing but the tip of a finger. With a touch of a button, homes have a brain. For vendors such as Budget Blinds Owner Tara Balding, she the norm is all eyes staring down the newest, brightest advancement “We have tons of…

Four More People Face Charges Following Fatal Crash

Others Involved In High Speed Chase, Suspect's Parents Arrested Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— There are now six people facing charges following a marijuana deal gone wrong and a high speed chase that left Kareem Cisse, 15, dead early Wednesday morning. Sioux Falls Police arrested Christian Walberg, 18, on distribution of illegal drugs, misprision of a felony and hit and run charges. “We believe Christian was a third passenger from the…

Teen Facing Murder Charges Following Fatal Crash

Police Say Alexander Lingor, 16, Ran Sedan Off Road With Pickup Truck

Sioux Falls, SD–Alexander Lingor, 16, facing second degree murder charges as well as first and second degree manslaughter charges after a car crash left another teenager dead. Sioux Falls Police say Kareem Cisse, 15, was killed early Wednesday morning when a sedan he was a passenger in went off the roadway and struck a tree near 24th Street and Western…

Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Up For Debate

Bill Looking To Undo Ban Passes House, Heads To Senate Next

On Monday, lawmakers in the Minnesota House voted to get rid of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. It goes to a Senate committee Wednesday. The restriction has been in place for 159 years since Minnesota became a state in 1858. Marshall Resident and Extra Innings at the Varsity Pub Owner Mike Sweetman supports the move to eliminate the…

Report Finds Millennial Drivers As “Worst Behaved”

AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety Says Drivers Ages 19-24 Admitted More Risky Actions

Out on the roads, people of all ages can find themselves closer than ever before. One age group, however, may be taking too close of calls. An AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey found 88.4 percent of millennial drivers did at least one risky behavior behind the wheel in a thirty day span. The risky behaviors include texting and driving,…

Cemetery Dog Inspires Pet Food Drop-Off

Hills Of Rest Cemetery Hosting 2nd Annual Pet Food Fundraiser

A four-legged friend is helping to get some of his companions at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society more grub. The Hills of Rest Cemetery in Sioux Falls is hosting their second annual pet food drive drop off. Their cemetery dog, spot, is the face of the campaign after visitors brought too much food for spot as gifts. Hills of…

City Battles Fake Mayor Huether Twitter Account

Parody Account of Sioux Falls Mayor Causes Stir From City

There is no question Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is an eccentric personality. Last week, he appeared to bring some of that excitement to the twitter world. City of Sioux Falls Communications Specialist Heather Hitterdal said, however, it came as an unpleasant surprise. “That account followed the City of Sioux Falls so they were attempting to be kind of obvious…

Sioux Falls Businesses Join “A Day Without Immigrants”

Nationwide Protests Break Out In Response To President Trump's Immigration Policies

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy on Thursday across the nation. It was a movement called “A Day Without Immigrants.” Businesses closed down for the day and some students did not go to school. Juan Bonilla, President of Global Voice in Sioux Falls, made a call on Sunday on his radio show for Sioux Falls businesses…

American Red Cross Stresses Working Smoke Alarms

Home Of Woman Killed In Sunday Fire Did Not Have Alarm Present

Last Sunday, Karanne Kaye Miller, 64, was killed in her home in Sioux Falls during a fire. It was the first fire-related death in Sioux Falls since 2013. When crews arrived, they only saw small flames. The home itself, however, was filled with smoke. Fire crews say there was no smoke alarm in the home. Eastern South Dakota Red Cross…

Assisted Living Communities Battle The Flu Bug

Avera and Sanford Health Put The Elderly As One Of Their "At-Risk" Populations

For the Primrose Retirement Community in Sioux Falls, this isn’t the most relaxing time of year. The flu is making its rounds across the country and confirmed cases in South Dakota have spiked over the last couple weeks. Despite the jump, however, Director of Nursing Dianne Larson said it doesn’t come as a surprise. “We’ve been taking precautions for quite…

Volunteers Come To Lift Valentine’s Day Spirit

North Dakota Florists Come To Help Gustaf's Greenery During Co-Owner's Absence

Pat Gustaf, co-owner of Gustaf Greenery in Sioux Falls, is a staple in the florist community. However, this Valentine’s day, he’s facing a tough fight. Complications with Renal Cell Carcinoma are keeping Pat closer to home this holiday season. Unfortunately, his sister and co-owner, Jean Gustaf, said it’s during the single biggest holiday for the industry. “That’s your big day…

Claims By Dr. Jonathan Cohen’s Defense Disputed By State’s Attorney

Dr. Cohen's Defense Claims Blackmail and Extortion, State's Attorney Claims Lack Of Evidence

Dr. Jonathan Cohen had all 21 charges, including human trafficking and child pornography, were dropped this week. However, both sides are still arguing the case. In a statement, Dr. Cohen’s defense attorney, Michael Butler, claims Cohen was a victim of a blackmail and extortion scheme. Butler says his client’s accuser, a female who claimed to be 16 years old, set…

First Patients Moved Into Brookings Hospital Expansion

$46 Million, 62,400 Sq. Foot Expansion Features New State-Of-The-Art Equipment

It was a big moving day for more than a dozen patients at Brookings Hospital Tuesday. The $46 million, 62,400 sq. foot expansion is complete after about 16 months of work. Brookings Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1964. Brookings Health President and CEO Jason Merkley said they needed to get with the times. “It did the trick…

Former USF Player “Prepares” While Pursuing Dream

Cougar Football Alumni Crunches Tax Numbers While Off The Field

John Tidwell is a tax preparer at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls. For University of Sioux Falls Cougar fans, however, they may recognize this tax preparer from a different line of work. Tidwell played defensive back for the Cougars from 2011-2015. “It’s kind of like living two different lifestyles, a little bit. On the field, I’m a lot…

Governor Daugaard Discusses IM 22 Repeal Decision

Governor Signed Repeal Bill, House Bill 1069, Thursday

Governor Dennis Daugaard said in his State of the State address in January that he supported the repeal of Initiated Measure 22. He stayed true to his word. With an emergency clause attached, Initiated Measure 22 is officially repealed after Gov. Daugaard signed the repeal bill, House Bill 1069. He said the move clears the way for new measures that…

Initiated Measure 22 Repealed

Governor Daugaard Signs Repeal Bill Of Ethics Overhaul

Governor Dennis Daugaard signed House Bill 1069 Thursday, repealing Initiated Measure 22. The ethics overhaul was passed by South Dakota voters in November. The decision by the governor comes one day after the Senate passed the repeal bill with 27 in support and eight opposed. Supporters of the repeal say there were pieces of Initiated Measure 22 that were unconstitutional….

Boy Scouts Pave Way For Transgender Members

Membership Will Be Based On Gender Identification Rather Than Birth Cerfiticate

The Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it will make a change to its century-old policy. A new practice will pave the way for transgender children to enroll in its boys-only programs. Enrollment in the boys-only programs will be based on the gender that’s put on the child’s scout application. The organization previously relied on the gender listed…

False Report Leads To SWAT Situation

False Kidnapping Report Creates Nearly Three Hour Stand-Off

A nearly three hour stand-off in Sioux Falls ended up as a false report. Sioux Falls Police responded to Love’s Truck Stop in Sioux Falls after a man reported his daughter had been forced into a truck at gunpoint. Authorities say based on information provided by the man, teams including SWAT and CNU (Crisis Negotiation Unit) were sent to the…

SD Agriculture Leaders Respond To Trump’s TPP Decision

President Donald Trump Signed An Executive Order, Removing U.S. From Trans Pacific Partnership

One of the several executive orders President Donald Trump signed this week pulled the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP Questions surround what’s next for trade agreements in the U.S., particularly with agriculture. The Trans Pacific Partnership was a twelve nation trade agreement including the United States, Mexico and Australia. Experts say the goal of the…

Flu Outbreak Hits South Dakota

Confirmed Cases In The State Nearly Doubled Last Week

The state of South Dakota is seeing a “significant” increase in confirmed flu cases. South Dakota has had 300 confirmed cases of the flu this season. 134 of those cases have come since the beginning of last week. The state has moved from a “regional” spread level to a “widespread” level. Three people have died because of the illness, most…