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LifeLight Cancelled, New Festival To Take Its Place

SIOUX FALL, S.D. – After 19 years, LifeLight has announced they will no longer be holding their widely popular outdoor musical festival. For the past seven years the festival was held on a farm near Worthing, attracting close to 100,000 people. But the director of LifeLight says it’s time to live out a new vision. The evangelic ministry will instead…

PAve General Manager Shares Excitement For Reopening Date

"Its been a roller coaster of emotions"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls in December left the community shaken up. A life was lost, and many businesses closed their doors for weeks because of the damage. The one closest to the collapse has been shut down for over two months. But soon, that’s changing. Even though bricks, sandbags and orange cones surround…

American Heart Association Introduces Bill to Require High Schoolers to Have CPR Skills Before Graduation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Even bad CPR, is still better than nothing at all, “says Jeremy Robertson, EMS Educator. Robertson has been an EMS educator for 15 years and knows during an emergency, every minute counts. “When I go to a cardiac arrest call if I see somebody doing CPR; I know that person’s chances are pretty good, but if…

Delmont Steakhouse And Lounge Up For Grabs

The owner is giving away the business for the sake of the community

DELMONT, S.D. – It’s not uncommon for a business owner to decide to sell their shop, whether it be because of retirement or travel reasons, but it is uncommon for someone to give their business away. That’s what one Delmont man is doing with his steakhouse, and it’s all for the good of his community. For the past two years,…

Former USF Player “Prepares” While Pursuing Dream

Cougar Football Alumni Crunches Tax Numbers While Off The Field

John Tidwell is a tax preparer at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls. For University of Sioux Falls Cougar fans, however, they may recognize this tax preparer from a different line of work. Tidwell played defensive back for the Cougars from 2011-2015. “It’s kind of like living two different lifestyles, a little bit. On the field, I’m a lot…

Sioux Falls Mayor Announces Top 10 Wins For City In 2016

Number One On Mayor's List: City Government Lived Within Its Means

Each year, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether puts together a list of ‘Top 10 Wins’ for the city. In 2016, the new Midco Aquatic Center, City Administration Building and the success of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center all made the cut, but his number one might surprise you. “The number one win for the City of Sioux Falls in 2016…

O’Gorman Principal Named New President Of Sioux Falls Catholic Schools

Courtesy: Sioux Falls Catholic Schools SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — O’Gorman Principal Kyle Groos has been named president of Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. He’ll be filling the post when President Robert Wehde retires later this spring. Groos has worked at O’Gorman since 2003. He’ll begin working with Wehde throughout the spring to ensure a smooth transition, and will officially take over…

Sudanese Man Speaks Out About Life as a Refugee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sudan is one of the seven countries named in the controversial order that suspends travelers from entering the U.S. “I have family here that they have never seen them, “says Reverend Jenina Gatnoor, a Sudanese refugee. Jenina Gatnoor is now a U.S. citizen, his journey to the U.S. started at the age of 12 when he left…

Boy Scouts Pave Way For Transgender Members

Membership Will Be Based On Gender Identification Rather Than Birth Cerfiticate

The Boy Scouts of America announced this week that it will make a change to its century-old policy. A new practice will pave the way for transgender children to enroll in its boys-only programs. Enrollment in the boys-only programs will be based on the gender that’s put on the child’s scout application. The organization previously relied on the gender listed…

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…

Sioux Falls Police Department Hosts Public Safety Citizens’ Academy

SIOUX FALLS – A Public Safety Citizens’ Academy will be held this spring to give citizens insight into how the Sioux Falls Police Department, Metro Communications, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, and Paramedics Plus perform their respective duties. The Academy consists of: training from the Police Department on topics like patrol procedures, K-9 operations, and crime scene processing; Metro Communications demonstrating…

Notorious Minnesota Axe Murders Subject Of New Book

The setting is a farm near the small town of Clements, Minnesota

CLEMENTS, MN. – It’s coined one of the most notorious axe murders in American History. It happened just two hours away from Sioux Falls near a small town in northwest Minnesota in the early 1900’s. Now, nearly 100 years later, the story is being told through a historical fiction book. “It’s about a man who takes an axe kills his…

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…

Flu Outbreak Hits South Dakota

Confirmed Cases In The State Nearly Doubled Last Week

The state of South Dakota is seeing a “significant” increase in confirmed flu cases. South Dakota has had 300 confirmed cases of the flu this season. 134 of those cases have come since the beginning of last week. The state has moved from a “regional” spread level to a “widespread” level. Three people have died because of the illness, most…

“Brain Play” Exhibit Opens At Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS – The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls opened a new, hands-on exhibit today to help keep kids engaged through the winter months. The “Brain Play” exhibit is in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. It features an augmented reality space where kids can interact with arctic animals and a “STEM” area with building toys and a Lego…