Sarah Blakely

Company Set To Finish Work On Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)– The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it plans to immediately resume construction on the long-stalled project. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Wednesday got final permission from the Army to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. The project had been delayed for months before President Donald Trump last month instructed…

Sex Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Sanford Surgeon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan says all charges against Dr. Jonathan Cohen have been dropped. Cohen, 36, was facing 21 charges including sex trafficking and child pornography. Police say the doctor met the teen on an online dating site, where the 16-year-old was posing as a 20-year-old. They say Cohen paid for the teen’s plane tickets…

Law Enforcement Seeks Information On Missing Man

PIERRE, S.D. – Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Police Department and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Markus David Evans, 50, Waubay. He was last seen on December 2, 2016 in the late evening hours leaving a residence in Ortley, South Dakota. It is believed that Evans was returning…

Portion Clip Creator Featured on QVC

It’s a chip-clip-measuring-spoon hybrid that helps you stay on track and eat the right serving sizes. The portion clip, designed right here in South Dakota, was recently featured on QVC, and it just might be a good addition to your kitchen. The Portion Clip and Portion Paw for pets, created by Sioux Falls’ Aaron Maguire was a featured product on…

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)– Notable events in the dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. ___ December 2014 – Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The pipeline is projected to carry half…

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Expected To Get Go-Ahead

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)– The developer of the stalled, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the project. The Army says it will cancel further study and allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction for the project to…

Platte Man Pleads Guilty To Grand Theft

PIERRE, S.D.– Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig confirm that Brian William Biehl, 48 of Platte, has pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property. The charges stem from money taken while Biehl was employed as a law enforcement officer with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Biehl could face…

Regulations On Lobbyists, Officials Advance At State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– A pair of bills meant to impose stricter regulations on lobbyists and public officials easily passed Monday through their first legislative tests. South Dakota lawmakers are weighing measures that would replace provisions of a recently repealed government ethics overhaul. One bill would bar many officials from private lobbying for two years after leaving state government, while the…

Critter Corner: National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Dental Health Month for pets. It’s something that many people don’t think about when it comes to keeping their pet healthy. Woofs and Waves has everything you need and even has some tips on keeping your pet’s smile beautiful. Justin Shatto with Woofs and Waves says oral health is very important. He says studies show that periodontal…

SECT To Announce New Season Productions At “The Reveal” Fundraiser

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is taking on a “production” for the third time: a major fundraiser event. It’s when you can find out all the stage productions they’ll be performing throughout the upcoming season. Patrick Pope with SECT says they’ll only be seating 160 people at this exclusive event, and guests will be entertained with dinner and a show….

Oh My Word Paperie Celebrates First Birthday On DTSF First Friday

It’s another Downtown Sioux Falls First Friday, and Oh My Word Luxury Paperie is celebrating its first birthday too. Melissa Johnson, the owner of Oh My Word and Oh My Cupcakes, says they’ll be celebrating their birthday on Sunday, February 5, but they’ll have fun festivities going on for DTSF First Friday. Johnson says you can come in and check…

Winterfest Of Wheels Fundraiser Supports Cure Kids Cancer

This weekend, the Sioux Falls Convention Center will be taken over by hundreds of cars, motorcycles, and more from the past 100 years. Winterfest of Wheels takes over the Convention Center Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5. Karen Leisinger, one of the organizers of WoW, says there will be things for everyone to enjoy- men, women, boys and girls….

1 Hostage Dead, Another Alert At Delaware Prison

nbcphiladelphia.com SMYRNA, Del. (AP)– Delaware prison officials say one hostage is dead and a second is alert and talking after authorities went into a building at the state’s largest prison where inmates took staff members hostage. Officials announced in a statement Thursday morning that the building where the disturbance occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center is now secure….

Metal Objects In Some Cans Prompt Skoal Tobacco Recall

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP)– Some varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco are being voluntarily recalled amid complaints of metal objects, some of them sharp, being spotted in cans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says all of the recalled products were manufactured at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company’s facility in Franklin Park, Illinois. The FDA says the…

Trump Approves South Dakota Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for South Dakota because of a severe winter storm over Christmas. Trump on Wednesday ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts. The storm led to downed electrical lines, broken power poles and stranded drivers. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says two tribes and 24 South Dakota counties…

Sioux Falls Multi-Cultural Center To Host “Decadence In Chocolate” Fundraiser

The event helps fund their 19 community programs

A sweet pre-Valentine’s Day event is coming up this Saturday, where you can not only get your fill of chocolates and wine, you can also help raise money to support some programs in the community. The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls is hosting the 5th annual Decadence in Chocolate fundraiser. Roxie Kelly, assistant director at SFMCC, says they will have…

South Dakota’s Transgender Locker Room Bill Withdrawn

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– A bill that would have restricted the locker rooms that transgender students in South Dakota could use has been withdrawn. Senate Education Committee Chairman Jim Bolin said Tuesday at the bill’s first hearing that its author wanted it withdrawn. The sponsor, Sen. Lance Russell, didn’t immediately respond to a telephone message. The bill would require public school…

Dress For Success Worldwide CEO To Speak At EmBe’s “In Her Shoes” Event

EmBe is once again holding its annual women’s empowerment breakfast In Her Shoes on Thursday, February 9 where you can hear from other women who are leaders in their communities. The event is open to all– women and men– to attend the 4th annual gathering. Erin Bosch with Dress for Success Sioux Falls says this year is especially exciting for…