Kole Fehling

City of Sioux Falls Budget Could End Up in the Red

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – City revenue has already failed to match projections made during the budgeting process.  The Finance Department says they budgeted for 4% growth in sales tax revenue this year, but they’ve only seen a little more than half of that at 2.5%.  If the trend continues, the city could be in a $1.2 million budget hole. So,…

Army Veteran Receives Volunteer Award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  We’d all like to be able to give a little bit of our time to a better cause, but a Sioux Falls man has nearly made volunteering into a job and one he loves.  Today, an Army veteran was honored for his more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service. Steve Friman wanted to retire from the…

Preparing for Easter Sunday at Hy-Vee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  The street construction of South Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls hasn’t stopped customers from getting their last minute groceries for Easter Sunday.  Today we stopped by Hy-Vee to find out the best way to prepare for the holiday weekend. With Easter just around the corner, for a lot of customers, Hy-Vee is the place to go…

Airman Receives Degree Before Deployment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today marks a special day that one South Dakota man didn’t think he would be able to see.  An Airman from the 114th Fighter Wing who is deploying soon thought he was going to miss his graduation, but the university held a special graduation ceremony for the Airman today at Joe Foss Field. There’s a sense…

Drier Start To Spring Not Dampening Farmers’ Spirits

BRIDGEWATER, S.D. – We’ve seen a mix of rain and snow today but the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said recent months have been below normal for precipitation.  Planting season for farmers is just around the corner and some areas have seen a shortage of more than 2″ of precipitation for the year. Weather experts said the reason we haven’t…

“Our Growth Project” Discovering Greatness in Youth

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many Millennials across the the Sioux Empire say there isn’t enough for them to do.  That’s why “Our Growth Project” was created last October by a Sioux Falls resident.    It’s a project designed to discover greatness in a younger generation across the community through what they call “edutainment,” a collaboration of education, art, and entertainment. The…

Big Squeeze Blood Pressure Awareness Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Experts say one in three people have high blood pressure which can be life threatening if left untreated.  That’s why “Live Well Sioux Falls” is teaming up with “The Big Squeeze” for blood pressure awareness.  During this month-long initiative, several area businesses and organizations will offer blood pressure screenings to customers starting today at Augustana University. …

Pig Saves His Own Life After Falling Onto Highway

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Imagine driving on the highway and seeing a 250lb pig fall off of a truck.  Last week that’s exactly what happened on I-90 just miles from the John Morrell and Company meat processing facility.  The pig named Wally received a little bit of road rash from the life saving event but other than that he was…

Contaminated Recyclables Leading to Some Problems in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Residents in Sioux Falls are doing a good job of recycling, but they could be doing better.  The city announced its 2016 recycling rates today. It turns out people are trying to be good recyclers, they just don’t understand some of the simple rules. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  We’ve all heard it, but how many of us actually…