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Hybrid Turkey Hatchery Coming to Beresford

BERESFORD, S.D.- Governor Dennis Daugaard will be in the area this week to attend a groundbreaking for a new hybrid turkey hatchery in Beresford. Ground will be broken at 9 a.m. Tuesday on old Highway 77. Hendrix Genetics is a Netherlands-based company that expects to hire 60 to 80 employees when in full production. The Beresford operation will contain a…

Silent Auction Held To Help Teen’s Cancer Fight

A Sioux Falls family is fighting for their teenage daughter who has a rare form of brain cancer, but they need the community’s help. 13-year-old Ona Mohlenhoff is battling a brain tumor calld DIPG.  Her family, friends, and even perfect strangers gathered at Pizza Ranch on 41st Street Thursday evening for a fundraiser.  The silent auction aims to help Ona’s…

Girl Scouts’ Day Of Play Encourages Kids To Get Active

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Girl Scouts are encouraging all kids to put down their devices this Saturday and join them for their annual Day of Play. Day of Play will go from 1-3 p.m. at the Sanford Field House in Sioux Falls on Saturday, September 23. The event is free and all kids are welcome, regardless of gender or age….

Golf Course Recruits High School Football Players For Help With Storm Damage

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. – Strong winds pummeled parts of the Sioux Empire Tuesday night. At a golf course in Lake County, trees were knocked down leaving branches and debris scattered. But in true small-town South Dakota fashion, an army of volunteers is helping clean up the mess, many of which, are used to working as a team. “About 11:15 p.m….

SD House Whip’s Facebook Post Drawing Criticism

A Republican South Dakota lawmaker is under fire for an image she shared on Facebook depicting protesters being hit by a car. State Representative and Majority Whip Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared the image two weeks ago with the caption “All Lives Splatter.”  The image was posted less than a month after a driver rammed through counter-protesters at a…

Local Breweries Raising Awareness For Childhood Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the second year in a row the Jorgen Yde Foundation along with three local breweries are teaming up to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Fernson, Woodgrain, and Remedy Brewing are all releasing their own special brews. Fernson is selling their top seller, Lion’s Paw, last year’s winner Woodrain is debuting their piece called Peche and…

South Dakota Tech Schools Get Funding For New Equipment

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s four technical institutes are receiving more than $860,000 in funding to purchase up-to-date equipment to ensure students are properly trained for today’s workforce. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the funding Thursday for equipment needs in programs that are eligible for the Build Dakota Scholarship program. Mitchell Technical Institute was awarded $400,000. The Daily Republic reported…

Thune Selects Family For 2017 Angels In Adoption Award

The Fergen family pictured from left to right: Kedren (8), Daeston (3), Danny, Coyer (10), Kansas, Baylic (5), and Oaklin (9).WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune announced has announced his selection of a Sioux Falls family for the 2017 Angels in Adoption Award. The award is presented by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption and recognizes the contributions of men and woman…

Florida Musician Stranded In Sioux Falls

Lead singer of 'The Grassroots' is having trouble finding a flight back home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly 5.6 million people were ordered to evacuate Florida. With the storm hitting hard Sunday, many of those people are left wondering when they’ll be able to return. That includes a Florida musician, who is forced to ride out the storm right here in Sioux Falls. For the next 6 days, grabbing a cup of coffee…

Yankton Field Delay Forces Move To Freeman

Yankton Will Face Mitchell Friday At Freeman Due To Construction Delay

YANKTON, S.D. — The Yankton Bucks football team is preparing to face the Mitchell Kernels on Friday. However, the game will be played in Freeman. 90-year-old Crane-Youngworth Field is going through renovations. Weather and other factors pushed the completion date past its expectation, which was the first week of August. In July, Yankton School District Athletic Director Ryan Mors said…

Donation Jar Stolen From Downtown Sioux Falls Shop

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls store is hoping surveillance footage helps identify the person they say stole more than a$1,000 from their donation jar. Wednesday evening around 5:30…

Expert: South Dakota Won’t Feel Big Economic Impact From Recent Hurricane Activity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An economics professor at Augustana University says South Dakota likely won’t see any huge negative effects due to the recent hurricanes. Robert Wright, the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, says that gas prices will probably continue to rise a little, only because some oil refineries in Texas were shut down as a result of Hurricane…

New Program At Sioux Falls Elementary School Helps Kids With Special Needs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An elementary school in Sioux Falls is implementing a new program this year to help kids with special needs pay attention in the classroom. The program is called Action Based Learning Environment, or ABLE. Through this, an occupational and physical therapist duo at Susan B Anthony Elementary are teaching 50 kids with cognitive disabilities different ways…

Jolene Loetscher Announces Run for Sioux Falls Mayor

SIOUX FALLS – Jolene Loetscher is putting her name in the hat for Sioux Falls Mayor for 2018. Loetscher has set up a Facebook page for her campaign. She has also established a website where people can sign up to join her campaign. Loetscher was born in Nebraska and now calls Sioux Falls home. Loetscher is the founder of ‘Selfspiration,’ a…

What ‘Dreamers’ Need To Know About DACA Ending

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Concern is building for those affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. In South Dakota, according to the USCIS, there are 500 people currently enrolled in the program, also known as DACA. Many of them are wondering what they should do now. “People are just really scared,”…

Local Effort Uses Month Of September To Fight Hunger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Feeding South Dakota is using the month of September as “Hunger Action Month” to inspire people to take action and raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of people who experience hunger in our communities. In South Dakota, one of every eight people are considered food-insecure. This includes one of every six children. Jennifer Stensaas with Feeding South…