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USF Bridges Program Geared Toward Immigrant, Refugee Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A local university is making strides to equip needy populations in the community to gain workforce skills. The University of Sioux Falls Bridges Program began classes in October after Kilian Community College closed last year. The program’s classes are geared toward immigrant and refugee populations who want to improve their English and education backgrounds. Sioux Falls…

O’Gorman Supporting Teacher Fighting Cancer With ‘Save Or Shave’ Fundraiser

O'Gorman Supporting Teacher Fighting Cancer With 'Save Or Shave' Fundraiser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re halfway through No Shave November which raises money and awareness for cancer. Now, some local high schoolers and teachers are putting a price on their hair for a teacher battling cancer. Eight students and two O’Gorman teachers have put their locks on the line for Chemistry teacher Julie Benson who is undergoing her 2nd fight…

Sioux Falls Celebrates America Recycles Day 20th Anniversary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today marks the 20th anniversary of “America Recycles’ day. The awareness campaign is dedicated to promoting recycling across the country. The city of Sioux Falls celebrated at the HyVee on South Minnesota Avenue today. City workers educated shoppers on recycling materials and gave away free reusable shopping bags. They say making sure residents recycle the correct…

Washington Pavilion Program “Pillar Partners” To Recognize Sponsors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls announced a new program today to recognize its community supporters. The “Pillar Partners Program” includes the city of Sioux Falls and six corporate sponsors. Each has provided financial support to the Pavilion and made multi-year commitments to continue their partnership with the arts and science center. The new program begins…

Former City Attorney Announces Run For City Council

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A former Sioux Falls city attorney is now throwing her hat into the ring for city council. Janet Brekke kicked off her campaign today for the city council’s at-large seat. Brekke served as city attorney for 18 years, under five different mayors. She also previously owned Honeybaked Ham in Sioux Falls. Brekke was the creator of…

ACLU Sues Worthington Police, Drug Task Force, In Excessive Force Case

WORTHINGTON, M.N. – A Worthington man is suing multiple law enforcement agencies after dash cam footage revealed what the American Civil Liberties Union is calling an “excessive use of force” during a traffic stop. The incident in question happened in Worthington in July of 2016. In previously released dashcam video Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force agent Joe Joswiak is seen…

5 Easy Ways to Battle Holiday Weight Gain

There may not be snow on the ground yet, but winter can be a fun time to fit in exercise

Sledding, ice skating, and taking a walk with the whole family are just a few ways to fit in some exercise and have fun throughout the winter months. Brittany Gorres-Martens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences at Augustana University, joined us at Tuthill Park with her five best recommendations to get moving this time of year and why…

3 Great Options for Gluten Free Thanksgiving Sides

Fit Chick Annie Mello prepares dishes she says the whole family will love

The holidays can be a tough time of year for those on a restricted diet, there are just too many temptations that can have you caving in and regretting it later. So for those who need to go gluten free, Fit Chick Annie Mello offers some tasty new takes on traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

Sioux Falls Banquet Receives 52 Thanksgiving Turkeys From National Wild Turkey Federation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls food bank is ready for Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the help of area hunters. The East Dakota chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation donated 52 turkeys to the Banquet this morning. They have been partnering with the food bank for the last five years to help make Thanksgiving special for those in…

Former School Bus Inc. Employee Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A former employee of a school bus company serving the Sioux Falls school district has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing more than half a million dollars from her employer. U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler says Crystal Neuman started working for School Bus, Inc. in 1998 and started embezzling $537,000 from the company in 2006…

Citi Plans New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Facility in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Citibank is stepping up and reaffirming their commitment to Sioux Falls with plans to build a new state-of-the-art facility in the city. Plans are preliminary, however employees were notified Tuesday morning. According to Citi Public Affairs Director Mark Rodgers, the facility will be more technologically advanced than the current site and would be completed by the…