Rebecca David

Crews Battle Fire Near East Willow Ridge Place

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls family was able to escape a fire safely that started on their back deck due to grilling. Fire Crews responded to the 8400 block of East Willow Ridge Place on Saturday night around 7 p.m. The fire spread from the back deck to the rest of the home, causing extensive damage, however, the family can stay…

Brandon Family Celebrates Dairy Month By Opening Family Farm to the Community

For the Ode family, you definitely cannot take the farm out of them

BRANDON, S.D.- A Brandon family is celebrating Dairy Month, by opening their family farm to the community. For ten years, the Ode family has put on the annual breakfast on the farm at their Royalwood Dairy Farm, which continues to draw a huge crowd. “You can take the kid off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of…

How To Beat The Heat While Staying Cool

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- With the temperatures reaching into the 80’s and 90’s, doctors are reminding parents to keep their children hydrated with water, and avoid high sugar and caffeine drinks. 4-year-old Zella Kortleever loves the summertime because it gives her a chance to do all her fun activities. “Going kayaking, going swimming, and having parties,” says Four-year- old Zella Kortleever. And…

Highway 11 Still Closed As Cracked Sealant Gets Repaired

CANTON, S.D.- Drivers on Highway 11 ran into a dangerous situation between Sioux Falls and Canton. A sticky tar substance coated their tires and caused their cars to shake. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says they started receiving calls about it Monday evening. The highway is still closed as state workers try to fix the problem. “We definitely have seen…

Blue Mounds State Park Contaminated Water Being Worked On

LUVERNE, MN.- Drinking water and fresh showers will soon be a reality for campers at Blue Mounds State Park. Three years ago the staff had to close the parks well after it was contaminated with E.coli. “We have seen it, it started about three years ago,” says Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center Supervisor Samantha Honerman. It’s no surprise to the…

Sioux Falls Teen Gives Lowell 2nd Graders “SMART” Bags

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls teenager is hoping to keep kids active and learning this summer with what she’s calling “SMART” bags.  They’re meant to promote subjects like science, math, and reading.  Wednesday morning, she dropped the bags off to excited second graders at Lowell Elementary. “I want to be a chef, or a teacher, or a veterinarian, or a farmer,…

Families Remember Loved Ones At Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Veterans and families came to pay tribute to their loved ones today at the annual Wreath Laying ceremony at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Families recalled loved ones who gave their lives in service to our country. As taps played and the flag blew in the air, a moment of silence followed, as families remembered their loved ones, who…

Remembering Those Who Have Served

That extra day off does have some meaning behind it

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For many, Memorial Day means an extra-long weekend usually filled with cookouts and time spent outdoors. But that extra day off does have some meaning behind it. Each year on Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women, who died in service to protect and serve our country and for some, it’s a day they, remember…

Trooper Dragged, Assaulted During Traffic Stop; Patrol Vehicle Stolen

The trooper was taken to the hospital, treated and released

UPDATE PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D.- A South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper was assaulted and dragged as his patrol vehicle was stolen. Two possible suspects were taken into custody on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. About 7:30 pm Saturday, the trooper initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at South Highway 79 and Spring Creek Road. During the stop, one suspect was…

Nyberg’s Ace Honors Veterans With Free Roses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Nyberg’s customer’s at all four Sioux Falls locations were sent home with free roses. The flowers are part of the store’s special for Memorial Day to honor the fallen veterans. “Are you a veteran? No ma’am, are you going to see any veteran this weekend? Ahh, yes,” says one of the customers talking to the cashier. It was…

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…