Rebecca David

Immigration Attorney Weighs In on Travel Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  According to social services organizations, South Dakota is home to refugees from Iraq, Somalia,  and Sudan. Three countries impacted by President Trump’s travel restrictions. “All weekend long, I have been in contact with different lawyers and receiving messages from different lawyers as to how the matter is being processed,” says Immigration Attorney Henry Evans. It’s been a…

IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert of Phone Scam

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s a message the Watertown Police Department is warning people about online, a phone scam, where scammers claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The callers will leave a message claiming you owe past due taxes and if you don’t hurry up and pay them you will be arrested and thrown in jail. “If people…

Pet Lost in Mobile Home Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A pet was not able to make it out of a mobile home fire early this Saturday morning. The Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at 4701 West Thad Place. Firefighters were able to get the smoke and flames under control. The fire was mainly contained to one room of the house. Firefighters found the home…

Staying Safe While Shoveling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It was a sight you saw on nearly every block this morning. People shoveling their way out of the driveway, but when it comes to shoveling Dr. Christine Brandner suggests using a straight blade shovel for pushing the snow. For picking it up, she suggests using a lighter shovel. “That lightness allows you to get in there…

Car Thefts on the Rise

Remote Starters to Help Prevent Thieves

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s that time of year again, where you have to preheat your car before leaving the house, but with that comes car thefts.  In 2016 the Sioux Falls Police Department says 255 cars were stolen and that number has doubled since 2014. “At least 95 percent of these stolen vehicles reports involve a car being unlocked and…

Hundreds March for Change in Sioux Falls Women’s March

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A day after president Trump was inaugurated into office a national movement began. The Women’s March on Washington impelled other states to join the movement. This morning hundreds marched across downtown Sioux Falls to support women’s rights and rights of others. “It makes me feel extremely excited that people especially in South Dakota, are banding together…

Netflix Users Beware of Scam Asking For Personal Information

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There’s a new phishing scam that’s targeting Netflix customers.  People are getting emails that look real, directing them to a website that also looks real. The site is asking them for their personal information. “Be very, very careful of what lands in your inbox because so much of it is a threat to you” says,  Jessie Schmidt,…

El Riad Shrine Circus Still Coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  From animals to clowns, and even acrobats the El Riad Shrine circus has brought entertainment to the Sioux Falls community for decades. Despite Ringling Brothers closing, this circus that comes to our area isn’t going anywhere. “El Riad has been a proud member of the Sioux Falls community for 129 years. 2017 actually represents the 76th annual…

A Paleontologist with a Goal to Pass on His Passion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “I have always loved paleontology you know if it’s dead it’s fun right,” says Jim Mead, Site Director/Chief Scientist at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota. It’s his love and excitement for learning the past that drives him to share his passion with others. For 40 years, Jim Mead has been presenting all over the…

Families Enjoy Annual “Christmas with the Animals” at Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was a beautiful sunny day, nothing really like Christmas unless you were at the Great Plains Zoo. The zoo welcomed families for their annual “Christmas with the Animals” were zoo-goers were able to watch zookeepers give different kinds of enrichment to animals such as Rhinos, Snow Monkeys, and Bison. Zoo keepers say enrichment is important for the animals because it…

School Board Members Deciding to Hand Count Summer Election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Registered voters will be seeing something a little different in this year’s school board election. Instead of having their vote be counted by the Minnehaha County’s ballot counting machine. volunteers appointed by school board members will hand count the votes instead. “We have not done this for as long; I mean I don’t ever remember doing it,”…

Flu Season Peak Approaches South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s flu season and we all dread to hear the doctor say, it’s time for your flu shot. “It’s important for us to take it seriously because it is a very serious virus. This is really a family of killers in many ways” says Doctor Wendell Hoffman with Sanford Infectious Disease. Right now in South Dakota, there…

Good Samaritan Turned Victim

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D.- Here’s a story that will make you question whether being nice is worth it. It’s something one Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy says he hasn’t heard of in his 20 years in law enforcement, a good samaritan helping someone and then becoming a victim. “I have been in law enforcement for 20 years and I have never come…

Families Enjoy Free Skating, Sleigh Rides at SF Park

Frosty Frolics offered at Memorial Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Not even the cold breeze could stop families from coming out to Memorial Park in Sioux Falls Sunday afternoon for Frosty Frolics.  Families were able to ice skate and enjoy free sleigh rides provided by the McCrossan Boys Ranch. One family says they actually prefer winter over summer because of activities like this. “This is really fun…

Library Branch Offers Indoor Family Fun

Frosty Frolics events held at Prairie West

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Prairie West Branch Library opened its doors to families Saturday for a fun winter activity family day called Frosty Frolics.  Parents were able to create crafts with their children, take a walk around the library for a book walk, and have story time.  Branch librarian Krystal Pederson says they do these activities to promote family engagement…