Rebecca David

Netflix Users Beware of Scam Asking For Personal Information

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There’s a new phishing scam that’s targeting Netflix customers.  People are getting emails that look real, directing them to a website that also looks real. The site is asking them for their personal information. “Be very, very careful of what lands in your inbox because so much of it is a threat to you” says,  Jessie Schmidt,…

Tea Woman Returns Home After Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Last week we spoke with a Tea woman who was on her way to a cruise in Florida when she found herself in the middle of the Fort Lauderdale shooting. She got back from her vacation on Sunday night. “I’m very happy to be home in South Dakota amongst family and friends, caring clients, and I…

El Riad Shrine Circus Still Coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  From animals to clowns, and even acrobats the El Riad Shrine circus has brought entertainment to the Sioux Falls community for decades. Despite Ringling Brothers closing, this circus that comes to our area isn’t going anywhere. “El Riad has been a proud member of the Sioux Falls community for 129 years. 2017 actually represents the 76th annual…

A Paleontologist with a Goal to Pass on His Passion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “I have always loved paleontology you know if it’s dead it’s fun right,” says Jim Mead, Site Director/Chief Scientist at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota. It’s his love and excitement for learning the past that drives him to share his passion with others. For 40 years, Jim Mead has been presenting all over the…

Families Enjoy Annual “Christmas with the Animals” at Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was a beautiful sunny day, nothing really like Christmas unless you were at the Great Plains Zoo. The zoo welcomed families for their annual “Christmas with the Animals” were zoo-goers were able to watch zookeepers give different kinds of enrichment to animals such as Rhinos, Snow Monkeys, and Bison. Zoo keepers say enrichment is important for the animals because it…

School Board Members Deciding to Hand Count Summer Election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Registered voters will be seeing something a little different in this year’s school board election. Instead of having their vote be counted by the Minnehaha County’s ballot counting machine. volunteers appointed by school board members will hand count the votes instead. “We have not done this for as long; I mean I don’t ever remember doing it,”…

Flu Season Peak Approaches South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s flu season and we all dread to hear the doctor say, it’s time for your flu shot. “It’s important for us to take it seriously because it is a very serious virus. This is really a family of killers in many ways” says Doctor Wendell Hoffman with Sanford Infectious Disease. Right now in South Dakota, there…

Good Samaritan Turned Victim

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D.- Here’s a story that will make you question whether being nice is worth it. It’s something one Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy says he hasn’t heard of in his 20 years in law enforcement, a good samaritan helping someone and then becoming a victim. “I have been in law enforcement for 20 years and I have never come…

Families Enjoy Free Skating, Sleigh Rides at SF Park

Frosty Frolics offered at Memorial Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Not even the cold breeze could stop families from coming out to Memorial Park in Sioux Falls Sunday afternoon for Frosty Frolics.  Families were able to ice skate and enjoy free sleigh rides provided by the McCrossan Boys Ranch. One family says they actually prefer winter over summer because of activities like this. “This is really fun…

Library Branch Offers Indoor Family Fun

Frosty Frolics events held at Prairie West

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Prairie West Branch Library opened its doors to families Saturday for a fun winter activity family day called Frosty Frolics.  Parents were able to create crafts with their children, take a walk around the library for a book walk, and have story time.  Branch librarian Krystal Pederson says they do these activities to promote family engagement…

Weekend Event Aims To Strengthen Bond Between Police, Community

Coffee With a Cop held at two locations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For two years now, the Sioux Falls Police Department has been hosting “Coffee With a Cop” events around town to create better relationships between officers and the community. Community members met with police at Black Sheep Coffee Saturday afternoon.  Residents discussed concerns they have and enjoyed some coffee as well.  One police officer says she’s been coming…

Siouxland Libraries Offers Free Online Courses

LyndaLibrary now offered online

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  If you’re interested in taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill, Siouxland Libraries can help you out. The library now offers access to Lynda.com.  It’s free if you have a library card.  The website is a collection of 5,000 courses covering topics like music, business skills and software. Experts teach the courses online…

Fourth-grade teacher in Mitchell awarded $25,000 Milken Educator Award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Each year a national education foundation awards teachers for their work in and out of the classroom. This Wednesday morning a Mitchell elementary school teacher got the surprise of a lifetime when she found out she won. It was an all school assembly secretly planned in her honor. Amanda Christensen is a fourth-grade teacher at Longfellow…