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School Board Election Polls Open Until 7pm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls voters have until 7 p.m. tonight to vote in this year’s school board elections. Polls opened at 7 a.m. at 10 voting locations around the city. Four candidates are vying for one open seat on the board and they are Randy Dobberpuhl, Cynthia Mickelson, Carol Robinson, and Dimitrios Gilarmis. We will have election results…

Sioux Falls Pride Week Advocates For Equality, Celebrates Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Pride is celebrating the LGBT community and advocating for equality with Pride Week. Volunteers with The Center for Equality spend months organizing Sioux Falls Pride Week. In the past four years, Sioux Falls Pride Week has grown from 600 to over 8,000 attendees. Co-chair of Sioux Falls Pride, Thomas Christiansen says the organization expects around 10,000 people…

Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day

Nationwide, there are 15 million Americans living with a history of cancer

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For many of us, hearing the word cancer is scary, unless it’s followed by the word survivor. Nationwide, there are 15 million Americans living with a history of cancer; and today is their day. It’s National Cancer Survivors Day. You don’t have to look far in the Sioux Empire to find someone affected by cancer….

Equality March To Kick Off Pride Week In SF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In exactly one week, Sioux Falls Pride will be hosting their first equality march in the Sioux Empire. The march will start at Carnegie Hall at 1 p.m., wrap around the court house and end at Falls Park west. Co-chair of Sioux Falls Pride, Thomas Christiansen, says they started planning this event after it was announced…

Opening Day For Sioux Falls Pools

Friday was a warm one across the Sioux Empire, making for a perfect time for public pools to open in Sioux Falls. Open swims take place every day from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p-m. Family swims are every day from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Information on pool passes can be found at http://siouxfalls.org/SWIM-PASSES. In the meantime,…

Summer Camp Teaches Kids To Build Video Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A summer camp is on a mission to educate kids using video game development. Gaming Bootcamp South Dakota’s summer program is a five-day camp that teaches kids to build video games. A co-founder of the camp, William Bushee says the program begins with teaching students the fundamentals of how to build a video game. Bushee says after students…

Fighting The Heavy Tick Season

MITCHELL, S.D. – It’s the year of ticks. Experts at the National Pest Management Association say nation-wide, this tick season is looking to be the worst in years. And the Sioux Empire is no different. Olson’s Pest Technicians say they’ve already received a ton of calls about the insects. But there are ways to prevent the ticking time bomb. “We’ll…

Sioux Falls Roofer Refuses to Retire

Technology Helps 80 Year Old Elmer Biteler Thrive

The roofing industry is very competitive .The top dog in this part of the state may be a senior dynamo by the name of Elmer Biteler. He might not know who Mark Zuckerburg or Elon Musk are, but Elmer has nailed down a top spot in the roofing business thanks to science and technology. When the crew at E &…

Senate Minority Leader Joins Governor’s Race

BURKE, S.D. – One Democrat is taking on four Republican candidates in South Dakota’s race for governor in 2018. At his family ranch in Burke, Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton announced he’ll be spending the next year and a half vying for the seat.  But, there was a small hiccup.  Right before an introductory band began singing, a member casually…

Sioux Falls Teen Gives Lowell 2nd Graders “SMART” Bags

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls teenager is hoping to keep kids active and learning this summer with what she’s calling “SMART” bags.  They’re meant to promote subjects like science, math, and reading.  Wednesday morning, she dropped the bags off to excited second graders at Lowell Elementary. “I want to be a chef, or a teacher, or a veterinarian, or a farmer,…

Adventures With Ahtra: Soybean Planting

VALLEY SPRINGS, S.D.- During planting season, farmers like Kevin Scott always keep one eye on the weather. He’s just finishing up planting season for his corn and soybean crops. Even when mother nature isn’t on his side, he gets a little help from GMOs and pesticides. “Our technology and the seed is so much better now, it can handle these cold…

DTSF Kicking Off June With Block Party

First Friday Will Also Host First Block Party Of The Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Downtown Sioux Falls is kicking off June with their first block party of the summer! Brienne Maner, vice president with DTSF, says the event takes place in the 8th and Railroad Center parking lot located at 401 E 8th Street, from 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The block party is a free event featuring live…

SFFR Looking To Combat Post Traumatic Stress

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When talking about post-traumatic stress disorder, we often think of military men and women dealing with the aftermath of their experiences. But after uncovering some alarming statistics, and seeing it firsthand, a local first responder discovered people in other professions are also prone to the mental disorder. So he wanted to do something about it. Sioux…