Rebecca David

Annual Miss Amazing Pageant Continues At Augustana University

This is the third annual that South Dakota has hosted the event.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A new Miss Amazing South Dakota will be crowned Saturday at Augustana University. This is the third annual that South Dakota has hosted the event. Despite the stress of putting it together, organizers say the organization helps push girls with disabilities to believe in themselves. “Just believe in who you are and don’t be scared about it and…

Hy-Vee on Louise Offers Customers Alternate Routes to Enter Store

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Louise Avenue construction is in its second week in Sioux Falls Many drivers have to find alternate routes to get to their destination and businesses have to manage as well The Hy-Vee on Louise is right in the center of the construction Despite the hassle, they’re still getting customers to their aisles The company put out a sign…

Stefanie Hage Named 2017 Sioux Falls Teacher of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A Sioux Falls woman described the experience as overwhelming. Stefanie Hage a 3rd-grade teacher at John Harris Elementary is still getting used to the title of “Teacher of the Year.” She received the award Monday night from the Sioux Falls School District. When you first walk into Mrs. Hage’s 3rd-grade class, the set-up of the classroom catches…

Warm Weather Contributing to Early Start of Allergy Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Experts in Sioux Falls say allergy season is off to an early start and they know why. Doctors say the warm weather is causing the tree and mold pollen to pop out sooner, but there are some simple things one can do to reduce their allergies. “I’m allergic to dust, mold, cats, dogs, “says Caden Kvernmo. 13-year-old…

Program Designed For Parents To Address Underage Drinking With Children

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  We brought you the story of the 19-year-old Watertown woman who died of alcohol poisoning on Tuesday. So, we decided to take a look at underage drinking in Sioux Falls. According to a 2015 statistic by Prairie View Prevention Services South Dakota teens ranked second highest for binge drinking. However, a program called “Parents Matter” is helping…

Program Gives Girls Free Prom Dresses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It almost prom season for many high school girls, but with that comes the stress of finding a dress in their price range. However, a Sioux Falls church, Lincoln Hills Bible Church is hoping to ease some of that stress with “Operation Prom Dress” The program gives away dresses, shoes, and jewelry for free to teenage girls wanting…

Sioux Falls Police Looking for Two Runaway Children

UPDATE: The juveniles have been located. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two runaway juveniles. Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, police received a report of a 14-year-old male, Kurt Roach, who had run away Police believe he is likely with a 12-year-old female, Michelle Ellis, who ran away around the same…

Retail Landscape Changing in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  The retail landscape in Sioux Falls is changing. K-mart has already closed both its stores in Sioux Falls, Gordman’s is about to do the same, and there are questions surrounding other retailers in the Sioux empire. While some jobs are already gone, one commercial real estate company says not all is lost. We take a look…

Watertown Police Investigate Death of 19-year-old Woman

Police Believe Victim Died of Alcohol Poisoning

WATERTOWN, S.D. – A death investigation is underway in Watertown. Police say they found a 19-year-old woman with no pulse inside a home overnight. Investigators believe she died from alcohol poisoning and now they’re trying to find out who she got the alcohol from. “I think binge drinking is a problem nationwide, “says Sergeant Chad Stahl, of the Watertown Police…

Dell Rapids Shop Vandalized Over Weekend

DELL RAPIDS, S.D.- A Dell Rapids store owner says she wants to better protect her business after falling victim to vandalism over the weekend. Fortunately, nothing was taken, but this incident has robbed the owner of her sense of security. “You didn’t just break a window; you broke our trust, “says Owner of Alliecat Creations and Friends, Allie Miller. That’s…

Non-Profit Grants Yankton Police K9’s With Protected Vests

The organization has donated more than 2,300 vests to departments all across the country

YANKTON, S.D.- They say dog is man’s best friend and the Yankton Police Department is grateful for the opportunity to protect some of their best friends; their k-9 officers. A Massachusetts-based nonprofit is providing the department with two new bullet and stab resistant vests for their K-9 unit. The organization has donated more than 2,300 vests to departments all across…

Annual Washington Pavilion AG Day Draws Big Crowd

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly two thousand people and 50 exhibitors packed the Washington Pavilion to celebrate National Agriculture Day. The annual free event had family fun ag-related activities, booths, and a free lunch featuring south Dakota-made products. The event kicked off yesterday into today, the pavilion says they continue to do the event to not only educate families but…

Downtown Sioux Falls Covered in Green For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From being in the parade or just watching from the sidewalks many had different reasons why they honor this day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For 38 years, the city of Sioux Falls has opened the streets of downtown to the community to celebrate the annual St. Patrick’s Day’s Parade and this year was no different as thousands filled the streets and shared why they embrace the Irish holiday. Whether you are full blown Irish or not St. Patrick’s Day is the one…

Businesses and Residents Prepare For Louise Avenue Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Businesses and residents in Sioux Falls are preparing for an eight-month-long construction project. Next week, crews will start the process of adding another lane to Louise Avenue from 41st to 49th street and fixing the pavement. However, patience will be key for everyone going through the changes. On Monday, drivers will see more construction workers as…

Northeastern Storm Stops Travel at SFA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man who used to live in Sioux Falls is spending another night here before going home to Switzerland. He’s one of the thousands of travelers in the U.S. stranded because of a winter storm in our nation’s northeast. Terry McDermott was supposed to fly out from Sioux Falls to Chicago this morning, but instead, he’s…

From Online to In Store: Local Boutique Continuing to Grow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The demand for online shopping is continuing to grow, but experts say with that, comes the closing of retail stores.  Department chain Gordmans is the latest to announce massive closings.  We spoke with one retail shop, Filly Flair, that balances its online presence with a brick & mortar store. When you first walk into Filly Flair Boutique, you…

Program Developed to Help Children With Emotions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A program developed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been established in Sioux Falls, to help adults teach kids and teenagers on how to better deal with their emotions. The research-based program, called “take 5” incorporates yoga with concentration techniques and exercise movements. Creator of the program says she wanted to give alternate ways to help children…