Rebecca David

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…

Protesters Rally Against Rep. Kristi Noem’s Support of AHCA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The House of Representatives passed the AHCA this week, a new law to replace Obamacare. In response, a group gathered outside of Representative Kristi Noem’s Sioux Falls office today. They say they want to send the message to Rep. Noem that some people of South Dakota are not happy with her decision. The bill is heading to the…

Comic Lovers Unite For Free Comic Book Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every May, comic book stores nationwide celebrate “Free Comic Book Day” and residents here in the Sioux empire were one of the many states that joined in the celebration. It’s like Christmas in May, for comic lovers on this special day. “I got here at 5:30 this morning; yeah I have been coming the last like 16 years,…

Sioux Falls Police: Man Arrested For Aggravated Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police say a Sioux Falls man was arrested for aggravated assault early Friday night. Police were called to the 200 block of East 12th Street for disorderly subjects fighting. When officers arrived, one of the subjects involved in the fight took off running to the north. Officers located the subject in the 200 block of East…

Fidget Spinners: The Latest Toy Trend With Children

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- From fidget cubes to fidget spinners, it’s the latest trend kids are latching onto. The pocket size toy has been selling out at many stores in the Sioux empire. “This one is going to the middle one, “says Jodi Peterson as she bought the last Fidget Spinner for her Grandchild. Peterson has seven grandchildren and she knows when…

Hultgren Construction Hit With More OSHA Fines

More Than $100,000 For Two "Willful" Citations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Hultgren Construction the company involved in the fatal Copper Lounge building collapse last December faces two new citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company was handed down about a dozen serious violations last Monday. “It’s absolutely unacceptable that a company would put their workers in harm’s way by not following OSHA standards and regulations, “says…

Organization Brings Awareness to Sexual Violence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- April is Sexual Violence Awareness month and a newly formed organization is hoping to bring more awareness to the issue. MorningStar Incorporated is a nonprofit grass-roots organization formed by people who have either worked or volunteered in the field of domestic violence or sexual violence. The organization hosted their first public event at the Downtown library this Sunday…

Two Sioux Falls Resident Get a Second Chance At Graduation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Two Sioux Falls residents had the opportunity to accomplish something today, which they never thought they’d get to do, walk across the stage and graduate. They were among other 11 men and woman who graduated from their first year of ministry school from Church at the Gate. “I’m never going to graduate the same time as my parents…

Benefit Held for Alicia Jumping Eagle’s Children

BRANDON, S.D. – Earlier this month, a Sioux Falls woman was found stabbed to death in a central Sioux Falls apartment complex. Her husband, Irving Jumping Eagle, was charged in her death. Today, friends and family of Alicia Jumping Eagle gathered to support the two children she left behind at the Double D Saloon in Brandon, where she worked. Organizers…

Kiwanis Club Gives Free Groceries to Sioux Falls Family

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls woman and her family were able to get around 900 dollars’ worth of groceries at Sunshine Foods today for free. She was selected through the Sioux Falls East Kiwanis Club’s “Supermarket Sweep Raffle”. Two minutes was all Clint had, to fill up two carts with anything he wanted in the store. “I bought some tickets…