Kole Fehling

Salute To Veterans Event Kicks Off

Proceeds Go To Veteran Causes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The first annual “Salute To Veterans” event kicked off today at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.  The event continues through tomorrow. Veterans have helped out one another by organizing an event that’s not the typical fundraiser you would usually see for veterans.  Organizers said that’s because they wanted to do something different; so that way everyone could…

Lincoln County Votes On Wind Turbine Restriction

Restriction Would Put Turbines A Half Mile From Habitable Structures

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – Today marked a major vote on wind turbine restrictions in Lincoln County.  Residents voted on policies that could make establishing wind farms in the area more challenging for energy companies. “This helps an awful lot amount of people that need money and it’s not tax dollars.  It would help the economy,” said the Mayor of Beresford,…

Staying Ahead Of The Drought

How One Local Business And The Sioux Falls Parks And Recreation Department Are Keeping Up

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, over 355,000 people are affected by the drought conditions across South Dakota.  So we checked in with a small business and the city of Sioux Falls to see how they’re dealing with the dryness. It’s been a tough summer for many of us across the Sioux Empire due to…

How This Year’s Drought Compares

One of the Driest Periods We've Seen in some Time

We all know this year has been very dry so far.  In fact, the newest Drought Monitor map shows the drought has increased in coverage once again.  Here’s the updated Precip Report from earlier this morning. Over 350,000 people are affected by the drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.  The question is, how does this year’s drought stack up…

Why Most Weather Apps Are So Inaccurate

Opinion: Meteorologists Still Have Great Value Even With Today's Technology

Do you find yourself relying on your favorite weather app that you can easily access from your phone?  Do you check your weather app everyday but don’t rely on a Meteorologist’s actual forecast.  It’s okay because many of us do, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!  I’m sure you have already found out how inaccurate weather apps can be,…

Minnesota Ends Century Old Ban, Starts Selling Liquor On Sundays

Local Businesses Say The First Sunday Of Liquor Sales Was A Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnesota residents now have the option to buy liquor on Sundays.  Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill in March repealing the century old ban of Sunday sales in the state.  Slayton is one of many cities that has chosen to start selling.  Yesterday, they started opening their doors on Sundays. Minnesota residents for the first time…

Flandreau Comes Together After Meat Locker Fire

FLANDREAU, S.D. -The Flandreau community is rallying around one of its own tonight after the loss of a longtime business.  The Flandreau Meat Locker has been rendered a total loss after yesterday’s fire.  Today, the community is coming together to pick up the pieces. “It was a blow to the community big time,” said the Flandreau Fire Chief, Justin Krull….

Fireworks Season Kicks Off in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Fireworks season officially kicked off today in South Dakota.  Fireworks can be bought and fired off in the state for about the next week-and-a-half.  It’s a short but busy time for retailers like Pyro City Fireworks. A lot of us turn into kids when it comes to fireworks.  To see the sky light up with bright…

Dry Conditions Keeping Sprinkler Systems Busy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With much of the Sioux empire facing drought conditions, sprinkler systems are working overtime, but that means more repairs are needed.  One lawn care company said they’ve seen an uptick in business because of the dry weather.  It comes at an already busy time for the company. Sprinkler Systems can definitely be a time saver for…