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Sioux Falls Homeless Struggle to Transition into Affordable Housing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls is continuing to grow in population and infrastructure, but some are afraid that people are being left out. People become homeless for different reasons. “I left an abusive relationship and I felt safer in a shelter than I did at home,” said Maragarete Ryder, a guest at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House.  She like many…

Dangers of Illegal Fentanyl: Opioid Epidemic Growing Statewide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The opioid epidemic continues to spread nationally, and it’s even growing right here in South Dakota. Attorney General Marty Jackley has presented a bill that’ll strengthen drug laws after four overdose deaths, three of them fentanyl related, are being investigated as manslaughter.  Earlier this month, two inmates at the Minnehaha County Jail nearly died from an opioid…

The Revolving Door: Meth Addiction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, many meth users leave incarceration only to circle back.  Some spend a few months locked up, but it takes their body much longer to recover from the drug.  That means when people get out of jail their addiction is often stronger than they are.  So, how can South Dakota stop this revolving door? If you…

Hawthorne’s Helping Chihuahua

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since the beginning of this school year at one Sioux Falls elementary school you may find a dog hanging out and walking the halls. That’s Harley the Chihuahua.  No it’s not “bring your pet to school” day. Harley is a regular at Hawthorne Elementary. “It’s actually Harley Davidson, but we call him Harley,” said his owner Chris Burke. He’s…

Someone You Should Know: Longtime Businessman Runs for Mayor

Entenman Says Experience Has Prepared Him to Lead

As we head in to election season in Sioux Falls, we are profiling each of the seven candidates aiming for the mayor’s seat. This week’s “Someone You Should Know” is a man who says he has the experience in business and local government to help shape the future of Sioux Falls. 45 years ago Jim Entenman and his brother Lonny…

House Bill Addressing Street Gangs Draws Opposition from Motorcycle Groups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A state bill hitting the house floor is raising concerns among those in the motorcycle community. House Bill 1111 is a bill that revises certain definitions regarding criminal street gang activity in South Dakota, but some motorcycle groups say, they feel it targets them. “Communities across South Dakota are experiencing an increasing amount of gang activity…

Woman Turns 104 Years Old, Shares Secret to a Long and Healthy Life

SIBLEY, I.A. – A great-great grandmother is celebrating her 104th birthday in Sibley. “What’s the best part about being 104?” said Thiele. “ I don’t know I have to say I’ve never been there before.”> As Zita Thiele grows another year older, her world keeps getting bigger. She has 48 great-grand children and six great-great grandchildren, with two more on…

New TSA Baggage Screening Procedures Going Into Effect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – People flying out of Sioux Falls Airport may notice some changes when it comes to the screening of their carry-on luggage. New TSA procedures go into effect today, that require passengers to take all of their electronics out of their bags. Previously, just laptops and larger electronic devices needed to be removed from luggage for x-ray…

Trump Fights Releasing Details On National Monument Decision

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. government says it doesn’t have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments because they’re protected presidential communications. The Department of Justice made a more detailed request of a federal judge in Idaho last week to dismiss a lawsuit from an environmental law firm. Advocates for the…

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Begin In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Have you been waiting to get your hands on a case of Girl Scouts cookies? Today began the first day of the Girl Scouts cookies sale. Girl Scouts use the sales to raise money for camps and other activities. The Girl Scouts organization wants these girls to succeed in life down the road. Selling cookies is…

Law Enforcement Responds To Calls of Cars Crashing Into Buildings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There have been at least five reported car versus building crashes recently in Sioux Falls.   Sioux Falls police have been plenty busy lately with an abnormal trend: cars crashing into buildings. “The bigger factor here is that people aren’t following the traffic rules,” said officer Sam Clemens of the Sioux Falls Police Department. “If they’re running…

Minnesota District Drops 2 Classic Novels, Cite Racial Slurs

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Two classic American novels will no longer be required reading in eastern Minnesota schools because they contain racial slurs. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be dropped from the Duluth school district’s English classes next year. School officials say the move is part of an effort to be considerate to all…