Rebecca David

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…

Women in Politics Share Their Experience

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The current political climate has motivated many to take an interest in possibly running for office and a Sioux Falls organization is helping people take the first step. According to the organization, “LEAD” or ‘Leaders Engaged and Determined’, only 13 percent of women in South Dakota hold a seat in the state house and only 5 percent…

Smoke Alarm Saves Man’s Life

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A Sioux Falls man is left without a home after a fire broke out in his apartment, but firefighters say this situation could have been much worse. If not for a smoke alarm and this weekend as we move the clocks forward. It’s a good reminder to check your alarm batteries as well. They are a small…

Cause of Barn Fire Under Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Strong winds kept fire crews busy Tuesday after a barn fire spread to the land surrounding it. We found out how firefighters do their job in these conditions. What used to a barn near Arrowhead Parkway and Six Mile Road in Sioux Falls is now ashes. Just before 10 a.m. Tuesday fire crews responded to a grass fire. Once…

South Dakota Ranks #2 For Distracted Driving Accidents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- We told you last Friday about a driver who drove off the roadway, hit a tree and flipped her car because she was driving and eating an ice cream frosty at the same time.  So, we searched and found out what other distractions can lead to crashes. “Doesn’t take very long; a split second anything can happen,…

Sioux Falls School Board Nominations Open

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  If you have ever thought about running for the Sioux Falls school board now might be your chance. There are currently five members on the board, but board member Doug Morrison’s seat will open up in July when his term expires. Morrison has not announced whether he will rerun. Nomination petitions are now open. Interested candidates must…

Former Baltic Cook’s Recipe Brings Community Together

Courtesy: Kristin Nedved   BALTIC, S.D. – With chicken, noodles, beans, beef, and the secret ingredient of love, the Baltic Fire Department has found the recipe for bringing the community together. “We talked to one of the old school cooks and got kind of a recipe for mass quantities of soup, “says Chief Michael Koopman of the Baltic Fire Department….

Homicide Investigation Launched After Stabbing Victim Dies of Injuries

Brady Richard Holter, 25, has been arrested for 2nd Degree Murder and 1st degree Manslaughter

UPDATE: “The Sioux Falls Police Department is saddened to report that the victim in the case has died as a result of the injuries sustained during this incident.” The continued investigation by the Sioux Falls Police Department has led to the arrest of Brady Richard Holter a 25 year old Sioux Falls resident. Holter has been arrested for 2nd Degree…

Organization Collects 941 Toys for Toy Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A nonprofit is hoping to bring more joy and toys into kids’ lives with a little bit of help from the community. Since 8 o’clock on Saturday morning, volunteers have been sorting through new toys, books and gently used toys that were donated to the Toy Lending Library. The organization says the need for toys has increased…

Number of Female Highway Patrol Troopers Increasing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The number of women interested in joining the Highway Patrol is doubling thanks to the agency’s women’s recruiting seminars. “I think that the public sometimes is surprised when they see me come up to the car, “says Highway Patrol Trooper Tori Bjorke as she smiles. Bjorke has been a trooper for four months now and sometimes that…