Rebecca David

Flandreau Meat Locker Rebuilding in New Location

FLANDREAU, S.D.- A business in Flandreau is making its come back after a fire destroyed the building back in June. The Flandreau meat market will come back stronger and even bigger than before, as it moves to a new location. The work started today near Veterans Avenue and Broad Street in Flandreau. It’s been months since the Flandreau Meat Locker went…

Dakota State University Receives 60 Million and Opens New Building

It’s the first new building the university has had in 30 years and will serve to help students going into the field of cyber security

MADISON, S.D.- Dakota State University celebrated a new milestone today, by opening the ‘Beacom Institute of Technology’. It’s the first new building the university has had in 30 years. It will serve to help students going into the field of cyber security. Along with that celebration, the university also received a donation of 60 million dollars. The university received 30 million…

Cleanup Begins in Melvin After Tornado Damage

MELVIN, IOWA–Trees tossed over, crops and farms destroyed and around 70 missing cattle are the after math a tornado left parts of the Midwest in. Officials say Friday night’s tornadoes touched down in Melvin, IA, Bigelow, MN, and at least two touchdowns in Rushmore, MN. What started out as a chance of severe weather quickly turned into four tornadoes touching…

2018 Farm Bill a Major Topic at Dakotafest

The current farm bill expires September 30, 2018

MITCHELL, S.D.- With just over a year until the federal farm bill expires, lawmakers in Washington are already looking at what to include in the next version of the bill. Earlier today– Congresswoman Kristi Noem and senators John Thune and Mike Rounds joined farmers at Dakotafest near Mitchell, to hear what they would like to see in the future legislation….

Business Asks For Public’s Help To Find Burglary Suspect

Suspect drove off in van, which was also stolen from a different company, Fargo Glass

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls business owner is speaking out after equipment was stolen from his parking lot over the weekend. The burglary was all caught on camera, so now he’s releasing that footage to the public. He hopes someone will recognize the suspect and speak up. The security camera footage of a weekend burglary is what one business…

New Long-Term Human Trafficking Center Now Open

S.D.- It’s a $150 billion dollar industry, but one organization is hoping to decrease this dollar amount by giving refuge to women in the sex trafficking industry. “For them to feel safe, secure, and loved,” says Pathfinder Center Executive Director, Lisa Heth. That’s how Pathfinder Center organizers hope sex trafficking victims and survivors feel when they walk through their doors.  The…

Local Church Holds Free Back-to-School Giveaway

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A local church is helping families get ready for school by giving out brand new backups and clothes. For 10 years, New Beginnings Faith Church; has been holding their annual back to school giveaway. Members of the church buy the supplies and fill up entire back packs full of pencils, folders, scissors, you name it! Along with…

Back to School Shopping, Less is More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s almost that time of year for students in the Sioux empire to head back to school. Preparing is leaving some parents with dents in their wallets, but one local mom has found ways to cut back-to-school shopping costs. Maren Eggers has been school supply shopping for the last 7 years, so it’s safe to say her and…

Discussions Over Moving USD’s Law School to Sioux Falls Begin

VERMILLION, S.D.- 59 students started law school today at the University of South Dakota. However, the future of where their law school will be is up in the air. Earlier today, a task force held its first meeting discussing the possibility of the state’s only law school moving to Sioux Falls. It was a morning and afternoon filled with writing…

Sioux Empire Fair: The Impact On The Local Economy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Organizers say their numbers all depend on the weather and which performers they book for the event. They also say the number of the events going on over the two weekends can create friendly competition, but regardless, the fair continues to bring in revenue to the city. “We want to be the hot spot in town for these…

LGBTQ Community Reacts After Film Showcasing Same-Gender Crush Goes Viral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-What started as a class project for two Florida students has become a social media sensation. A short animated film about a same-gender crush has gone viral. With nearly 20 million views on YouTube, the film is also getting attention from viewers in the Sioux empire. “The video was very heart warming, I think it’s a feeling that…

National Air Guard Selects First Female Wing Command Chief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The South Dakota National Air Guard celebrated a new milestone today, as they sworn in their first 114th Fighter Wing’s first female Wing Command Chief to ever hold the title in the guard’s history. Her accomplishments are not only making her family proud, but they’re also inspiring other women. “The 114th Wing Command Chief,” says Zona Hornstra, as…

Annual Great Cardboard Boat Race Showcases Creativity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Imagine having to use a corrugated cardboard and duct tape to make a boat, well that’s what more than 25 participants did today at Kuehn pool. The annual Great Cardboard Boat Race took place earlier today and many sailors had their boats decked out with plenty of duct tape. The race had 5 age divisions from 7 years…

Operation Addy Holds Giveaway Despite Uncertain Future

LENNOX, S.D.- A Lennox-based nonprofit is still giving back to the community, despite it being in need of donors to help the organization stay open. Earlier this morning the organization held a giveaway in Lennox, which helped around 110 people. The giveaway had household items such as clothes, hygiene products, diapers along with other necessities. The organization says despite things being…

Outdoor City Pools Closed Today Due to Cool Temperatures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- All Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation outdoor aquatic centers and pool facilities will be closed Today, because of cool temperatures. Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center—301 South Fairfax Avenue Frank Olson Pool—4101 East 16th Street Kuehn Park Pool—2309 Kuehn Park Road Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center—3401 East 49th Street McKennan Wading Pool—1500 South Third Avenue Pioneer Spray Park—East Pine…

More Job Applicants Failing Drug Tests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls manufacturing company says they have plenty of job openings, but not enough applicants passing required drug tests. Even agencies that match candidates with businesses are doing drug screenings of their own. However, the drug epidemic isn’t going down. “Focusing on quality and not as much on quantity,” says Owner of Express Employment Professionals Rich…