Rebecca David

USD Law School Weighing Move to Sioux Falls

VERMILLION, S.D.- It’s been the talk of the town in vermillion–the University of South Dakota possibly moving the state’s only law school to Sioux Falls. USD’s president last Friday announced the formation of a taskforce to review the potential move. He says law schools all over the nation have seen a decrease in enrollment and USD is no exception. Eric Ronke…

Children and Screen Times: Officials say Less is Better

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- One hour per day is the recommended time health specialists say young children should use their technology. As school comes to a close, health specialists say parents need to set boundaries on how much time their children spend staring at a screen. “Like anything; kids copy their parents, they copy people,” says Certified Life Educator At Avera…

Four Candidates Vying For School Board Seat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- One member’s time will be up on the Sioux Falls school board this summer. Douglas Morrison’s term ends June 30th, and there are four people running to replace him. At the Downtown Rotary today, the candidates tried to sway voters on why they’re the right person for the job. Being up on a stage, answering questions about…

Ride and Rally For a Cure Over exceeds Last Year’s Goal

CROOKS, S.D.- Bikers and community members around the Sioux empire gathered for the second day of Ride and Rally for a cure in Crooks. The rally is focused on helping children fighting cancer. This is the fifth year the event has taken place. It’s put on by the Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club. Over 50 vendors showcased their items; there was a…

USF Honors Holocaust Survivor at Commencement Ceremony

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The University of Sioux Falls celebrated its largest-ever graduating class today. 481 total graduates and their families packed the Washington Pavilion, but that was not the only celebration that took place. An Ohio native not only got to graduate but was able to also watch her longtime friend get honored with an honorary doctorate. “I met her and…

Sioux Falls Boy Honored For Volunteering

SIOUX FALLS, S.D- Earlier this month, we introduced you to a Sioux Falls boy who was one of two people selected as South Dakota’s top youth volunteer. Donnie Stoltz recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he was honored along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country. Each received a thousand dollar award and a personal congratulation from Olympic…

President Rob Oliver Gives Final Speech at Augustana University Graduation

Rob Oliver served as the university's 23rd president. His last day is July 31st

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  More than 400 students from Augustana University earned their degrees today. The university not only recognized the achievements of the class of 2017 but also retiring President Rob Oliver, who gave the commencement address and said his final goodbye. “Normally, I have run the commencement activities, this time I am the speaker,” says Augustana University’s 23rd President…

Companies Looking To Fill Seasonal Employment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- If you love ice cream and making others smile, B & G Milkyway wants you to be part of their company. The ice cream store is one of many businesses looking to fill their summer seasonal positions. “I just wanted to own my own businesses; I didn’t care whether it’s changing oil or serving ice cream cones. I…

Rules of Raising Chickens in City Limits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- If you are looking to buy some chickens as a pet or an egg supply, you need to listen up; the city says homeowners can have six chickens without a permit. However, anything beyond that, you need the proper paperwork or it could cost you. “BlackBerry and Fuzzy Bunny, no not Fuzzy Bunny,” says Terra Anderson’s children with…

Armour Residents Cleanup After Damaging Wind Storm

ARMOUR, S.D.- Residents in the town of Armour woke up to a mess after an early morning severe thunderstorm tore through the town. The National Weather Service says the wind moved through the town at 80 mph leaving trees and roofs tossed around. “Oh this is not good, oh this is not good,” says Deb Ledeboer, an employee of Bank West…

Flower Shop Stays Open For Mother’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Flowers and Mother’s Day always seem to go well together. That meant putting in extra hours for workers at one Sioux Falls store. Meredith and Bridget’s Flower Shop, on Minnesota Avenue, is usually closed on Sundays, but they opened for two hours today, just so customers could pick up deliveries or make a last minute stop for…

Remembering Moms on Mother’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many celebrated moms Sunday by taking them out to eat, giving them flowers, presents or cards.  But, not everyone gets the opportunity to do this.  Some made a special visit on Mother’s Day to honor moms who have passed away. “I just can’t put into words how much I miss her, she helped me immensely in everything,”…

Foster Parent Appreciation & Awareness Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More than 800 South Dakota children were placed into foster homes back in March, that’s according to the Department of Social Services. This month, the department is honoring the families who took in those children by declaring May– Foster Parent Appreciation and Awareness Month. Life at Alisha De Haan’s home is filled with animals and lots of goofing…

Program Gives Temporary Place For Kids During Family Crisis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -Two families now share a special connection thanks to a program through Bethany Christian Services. The “Safe Families for Children” initiative gives kids a temporary place to stay when their parents are going through hard times. The program is not a foster care or an adoption program. “They develop a bond, I think it’s like their little…

Specialist Weighs in After Third Story Window Fall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A five- year- old Sioux Falls boy was hospitalized with a broken leg and a broken wrist after falling from a third story window over the weekend. It happened at an apartment complex near 49th street and Valhalla Boulevard “This allows for you to open the window only three inches, “says Sarah Shin Family Life Educator at Sanford…

SDSU Students Board For Study Abroad

SIOUX FALL, S.D.- Well, school may be wrapping up for most students in the area. However, a select few are choosing to continue their education through the summer and there are some perks that go along with that. Seven groups of South Dakota State University students and faculty boarded their flights Sunday morning at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport to…

Hundreds Gather For Annual Loyalty Day Parade in Brandon

It’s recognized as one of the largest parades in South Dakota by AAATravel

BRANDON, S.D.- It’s recognized as one of the largest parades in South Dakota by AAA travel and today thousands from surrounding cities filled the sidewalks of Brandon, for the annual Loyalty Day Parade. “Thank you for the veterans and the army, “says Princess Poppy Kaitlyn Hostetter. It’s not just a parade to showcase patriotism, but a day to honor and thank…

Update: Police Locate Missing Juvenile

UPDATE:  The missing juvenile female previously reported was located by Sioux Falls Police around 8:40am at a Sioux Falls residence. The juvenile was returned to her parents. SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing juvenile girl. 12-year-old Nyaluak Gatnoor was last seen around 11:45 P.M. on May 6th,  near…

Child Falls From Third Story Window

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police say a child had some broken bones and non-life threatening injuries after falling from a third-story window early Saturday night. The incident happened at an apartment near 49th Street and Valhalla Boulevard. Police say a  citizen witnessed the child fall and called 911. Police say the investigation revealed that the child had crawled onto a toy…