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LifeScape’s First-Ever Radiothon Exceeded Expectations

SIOUX FALLS – LifeScape says its first-ever Radiothon was a success and far exceeded expectations. Last week’s fundraiser raised more than $32,000 and the event also added 120 new donors to the foundation. All proceeds go towards services for people with disabilities and special needs. Lifescape says the money stays local and will be used for things like programs, specialized…

Program Gives Girls Free Prom Dresses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It almost prom season for many high school girls, but with that comes the stress of finding a dress in their price range. However, a Sioux Falls church, Lincoln Hills Bible Church is hoping to ease some of that stress with “Operation Prom Dress” The program gives away dresses, shoes, and jewelry for free to teenage girls wanting…

Eye Donor Family Meets Recipient For First Time

Families Come Together To Celebrate National Eye Donor Month

Chris Jones (Right) Hugs Recipient, Cal Fickbohm.SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Chris Jones anxiously awaits a meeting. With family around her, she prepares to see a piece of her husband again. Her husband, Lawrence Pete Jones, passed away in October 2015. They made the decision to donate his corneas. Cal Fickbohm received one of those corneas. Jones said she was nervous to finally…

Big Crowd Expected For The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game is set for this Saturday at 2:00 PM. Fairmont State will take on Northwest Missouri State at the Pentagon this weekend.  The two teams are expected to bring large crowds to Sioux Falls for the big game.  The Sioux Falls Sports Authority said with Northwest Missouri State…

Adventures With Ahtra: Firefighter Fitness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It takes a lot of courage, discipline and of course, physical strength to work for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. Before entering the force, each firefighter must pass a fitness test to make sure they’re in shape for anything their job demands. The IPAT, or Incumbent Physical Agility Test, involves a series of tasks which simulate scenarios that firefighters experience….

USF Volleyball Team Delivers News Of Girl’s Granted Wish

SIOUX FALLS – A little girl we told you about last year got some great news Thursday. Adaline Christopherson is getting her wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Adaline has an immune disorder that reduces her ability to fight off infections. Last year, she became a member of the University of Sioux Falls volleyball team through the “Team Impact” program. Members…

Following A Guilty Verdict, Family Of Shooting Victim Speaks Out

"It'll never bring my son back"

WAGNER, S.D. – A South Dakota family is relieved to have found some closure in the death of their 28-year-old son and brother. Wednesday night, a jury found Jared Stone guilty of second degree murder for shooting Baptiste White Eyes in April of last year. While it’s the verdict White Eyes’ family wanted, they say it doesn’t take away any…

Sunny Radiothon For LifeScape Kicked Off Today

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The first annual Sunny Radiothon for Lifescape kicked off today in Sioux Falls. The event is to raise money for people with special needs and disabilities.  LifeScape serves from birth through the end of life.  They say the cost for services that people with disabilities need can be very expensive.  The Radiothon started today and will…

Adolescents Starting To Use Drugs At Younger Age

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For months now, drugs have been a major topic in the Sioux Empire. Police say they’re dealing with more drug-related crimes than ever before, and a drug treatment facility in Sioux Falls says they’ve seen an increase in patients. But what’s more alarming is those patients are becoming younger and younger. “The youngest I’ve met with…

Sioux Falls Woman Adopts Toddler With Special Needs

"She never slows down, ever. She's always going.”

“She never slows down, ever.  She’s always going.” That’s how Brittany Lux describes her daughter, Kaymbria.  Plenty of moms would say the same thing about their 3-year-old child.  But, it took a lot for Kaymbria to become the happy and energetic toddler she is today. She suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was just three months old.  Because of…

Update: Teddy Returned to Southern MN Boy with Cancer

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption Brewster, M.N. – UPDATE: Aiden has been reunited with his Teddy with help from a local police officer. A family in southern Minnesota is breathing a sigh of relief after their son’s teddy bear went…