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Dr. Lein: “It’s Hard To Walk Away”

The Harrisburg High School prinicpal will be taking on a new role next school year

HARRISBURG, S.D. – At the end of this school year, the principal at Harrisburg High School will be moving on to another career. He’s been head of the school for the past seven years, witnessing the growth of the community and experiencing first hand one of its most terrifying times; making it a hard goodbye. “It went really fast, I…

Principal Shot In 2015 Submits Resignation

HARRISBURG, S.D. – The Harrisburg High School principal, who was shot in the arm by a 16-year-old student in October, 2015, is resigning. Principal Kevin Lein submitted his resignation during Tuesday night’s school board meeting. At the beginning of the next school year, Dr. Lein will be starting a new job in Jefferson, Iowa as the regional administrator. Dr. Lein…

SF Man Who Showcased Guns On Facebook Speaks Out

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man who posted a controversial video showing off guns and using strong language, spoke out Tuesday night, saying he felt he had to post on Facebook after attending an event earlier this month. But he says, he is not a threat. “I was really distraught to see that many people, those are the…

New Plan For Old Ice And Recreation Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has come up with a tentative agreement for the old Ice & Recreation Center off of I-229. The plans are to demolish the building, and turn part of the property into housing and counseling services for ex-offenders leaving prison. But the deal includes some give-and-take between the city and a local…

Smoke From Grass Fire Slows Traffic On I-29

MINNEHAHA, CO. – Multiple fire departments are working to put out an extensive fire between Crooks and Baltic on Interstate 29. Minnehaha County Emergency Management says the fire likely started out as a controlled burn, but wind helped it grow. The fire moved north alongside the interstate and reducing traffic to one lane. About two dozen volunteer firefighters from Crooks,…

Community Helps Restore Little Stone Church

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 130-year-old church in Sioux Falls has had some much needed renovations done, thanks to community support. A GoFundMe account was created back in October to help restore the Little Stone Church’s entry way and remove an upward of 500 bats in the attic. Since more than $16,000 dollars have been raised, Pastor Chad Ensz says…

Orange City Prepares To Host The Start Of RAGBRAI

ORANGE CITY, IA. – It’s the biggest and oldest bike ride in the world. The 2017 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI will be kicking off in just a couple of months. The starting location isn’t far from the Sioux Empire, in Orange City Iowa. “Down here this block will be one entrance for our beer garden,”…

Homeowners Taking Interest In Security Systems

Midco offers multiple surveillance options

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Five people were arrested Monday in a burglary investigation in Minnehaha County. Police found stolen credit cards and guns that they say were taken from two homes and storage units. So what can you do to keep this from happening? One company says looking into a home security system can help. “This is, as I said,…

Annexation Task Force Meets

Many residents are against annexing into the city of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many who live on the outskirts of Sioux Falls left a public meeting angry Tuesday. They’re finding out changes could be coming to their neighborhoods, whether they agree with them or not. The city is looking to absorb nearly 60 small areas that are on the edge of city limits. This means neighborhoods like Split Rock…

SF Doctor Born In Syria Weighs In On Recent Events

"President Trump has proven he is very unpredictable,” says Dr. Salem.

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Donald Trump’s decisions regarding the Middle East have been nothing short of controversial. Many are at odds at whether they agree with the President’s travel ban or his recent military strike on Syria. One Sioux Falls doctor who was born and raised in Aleppo says he also has conflicting opinions. When you ask Sanford…

App Helps Neighbors Stay Connected

More than 134,000 neighborhoods are using the app 'Nextdoor'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In this day and age, we often hear the saying ‘there’s an app for that.’ And now the concept of neighborhood watch is no exception. Many in Sioux Falls are using a social media- based app to find out what’s going on in their neighborhood, whether that be for entertainment, or safety. “It’s just like Facebook,…

Neighbors Weigh In On SF Homicide Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – New details in a homicide investigation in central Sioux Falls at an apartment complex near 13th Street and Spring Avenue. Police are searching for a person of interest in this case. A man they believe is the victim’s husband. Irving Duane Jumping Eagle, 43 43-year-old Irving Jumping Eagle was last seen near Streeter, North Dakota, which…

Activation Ceremony Held For 114th Fighter Wing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than 100 members of South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing will be deployed to 9 different locations around the world in the next couple of months. So to honor and recognize the sacrifice the airmen and women are about to take, a ceremony was held Sunday afternoon at Joe Foss Field. “There’s a…

Truck Lands In Cliff Ave. Home, Driver Facing DUI Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – A man was transported to the hospital and is now facing a DUI charge after his truck ended up inside a Sioux Falls home. While details are limited, Sioux Falls Police say the driver is 70-year-old Dale Drew. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. near the intersection of 69th and…