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SD Highway Patrol Hosting 3rd Annual Women’s Recruiting Seminars

PIERRE, S.D.– South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is again hosting what has become a successful effort in recruiting more female troopers. Four Women’s Recruiting Seminars are scheduled statewide in the next few weeks. The seminars, now in their third year, are designed to provide more information for women who are interested in joining the Highway Patrol. Currently the Highway Patrol has…

Oh My Word Luxury Paperie launches custom stationery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– These days, it seems the art of a handwritten letter is going by the wayside in exchange for text messages or emails, but Oh My Word Luxury Paperie has new custom stationery that might have you picking up a pen again! Owner Melissa Johnson says they are now creating and selling notebooks, cards, and custom personalized stationery…

Pipeline Protesters Burn Structures As Camp Ends

via KFYR-TV Facebook Live CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)– Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota. About 200 to 300 protesters remain at the camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The Army Corps of Engineers has ordered the camp closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday,…

Sioux Empire Home Show attracts customers and dreamers alike

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The Sioux Empire Home Show takes over the Sioux Falls Convention Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday February 24 through 26. Whether you’re searching for the latest home trends to remodel your house or just dreaming of the future, the Home Show is the place to go! For more information about the Sioux Empire Home Show, click…

Yankton Lawyer Running For State Attorney General

Jason Ravnsborg The first candidate for South Dakota Attorney General steps forward. Yankton attorney Jason Ravnsborg said Tuesday night that he plans to run for the position that will be vacated by Marty Jackley. Ravnsborg made the announcement at the Hughes County Lincoln Day Dinner in Pierre.  He joked that it was “the worst kept secret in South Dakota.”  Ravnsborg…

Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Up For Debate

Bill Looking To Undo Ban Passes House, Heads To Senate Next

On Monday, lawmakers in the Minnesota House voted to get rid of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. It goes to a Senate committee Wednesday. The restriction has been in place for 159 years since Minnesota became a state in 1858. Marshall Resident and Extra Innings at the Varsity Pub Owner Mike Sweetman supports the move to eliminate the…

Baby Barre: The Ultimate New Mommy Workout

Believe it or not, there’s a workout designed to help new moms and dads stay in shape while they bond with their babies. It’s called Baby Barre at Santosha Hot Yoga in Sioux Falls and it’s taught by new mom, Rachael Halgerson. Halgerson says it’s still a really thorough workout, even though there are babies there! She says the class, like…

More Teachers Retiring than Recruited

More than 30 percent of South Dakota's full-time educators are at least 51

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Statistics from the South Dakota Department of Education show that the state’s teachers are nearing retirement at a faster pace than first-year teachers are being recruited. Some educators are wondering if the South Dakota Legislature’s 2016 move to boost teacher pay came soon enough. Last year, lawmakers passed a 0.5 percent sales tax increase in hopes…

An “Uncertain Future” Awaits Minnesota Vikings’ New Stadium

Two top officials out while the state gears up to host the 2018 Super Bowl

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority’s use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Michele Kelm-Helgen and Ted Mondale resigned from the Minnesota Sports Facilitates Authority on Thursday, months after the use of suites was first revealed in November. The resignations…

“Thank You:” Anonymous Letter Sent to Sioux Falls Coffee Shop

There's no return address, or any indication who the letter is from

SIOUX FALLS, S.D- Sending personal letters via snail mail has almost become a thing of the past. However, a Sioux Falls coffee shop got an anonymous note in the mail this week that may just have them sending a few more. The letter was from something called “The Letter Project.” A venture by an anonymous writer to let community members…

South Dakota vehicle fatality rate again among lowest in the nation

PIERRE, S.D.– South Dakota had the nation’s fourth lowest motor vehicle fatality rate in 2016, according to a national organization. The National Safety Council says in its annual report released this week that the number of motor-vehicle deaths in the United States during 2016 totaled 40,200, an increase of 6 percent. But South Dakota’s 116 traffic fatalities was a decrease…

Tea Elementary Students Donate Over 200 Blankets

TEA – This week, students at Legacy Elementary School in Tea teamed up with the Furniture Mission of South Dakota to make 220 fleece blankets to donate to people in need. This morning the school held an assembly for the students so they could see the finished product and learn about how the blankets will help people. One teacher at…

Lawmakers roll back bill to control refugee resettlements

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota lawmakers have neutered a measure that would have required the Legislature’s approval for refugee resettlements in South Dakota. A Senate committee Wednesday approved changes that simply would require private refugee resettlement agencies to provide an annual report to the governor and Legislature. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to send the bill to the floor….