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Crop Report Update

South Dakota corn and soybean crops in decent shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Corn and soybean crops in South Dakota are looking in decent shape as they emerge. The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 89 percent of the corn crop and 90 percent of the soybean crop is rated fair or good. The state’s spring wheat and winter wheat crops also are rated…

Someone You Should Know: From Hearing Loss to Helping Others Hear, Audiologist Opens New Clinic in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A new audiology clinic opened up last week in Sioux Falls. It’s called Sioux Falls Audiology Associates and their goal is to improve people’s quality of life with better hearing. Owner Mandy Rounseville-Norgaard has a passion for helping people hear. “You can really overcome anything you want to do regardless of if you have a hearing loss…

Group Rallies to Protest During EPA Administrator’s Visit to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is in South Dakota this week and dozens of farmers, ranchers and producers want to get his attention. At a large gathering at the Falls Park Farmer’s Market this morning, people rallied against what they’re calling the EPA’s “War On Bio-Fuels.” “Administrator Pruitt, Do you hear us?” asked District 19 Rep. Kent Peterson…

Unseen Future for Badlands Motor Speedway

  BRANDON, SD  The fate of racing in Brandon is once again up in the air.  This time after Badlands Motor Speedway suspended its auction scheduled for next week.  The Speedway’s future took center stage during Tuesday’s Minnehaha County Commission Meeting. The speedway, formerly known as Huset’s Speedway, closed last year after entertaining race fans and tourists for over 60…

Felony Drug Busts Skyrocket Along I-29 Corridor

While South Dakota remains one of the least populated states in the nation, people are moving here in record numbers. The state has seen nearly 80,000 new residents over the past ten years. A good share of them are located somewhere along the I-29 corridor. They are coming to the state because there is a quality of life here that…

Public Input Could Be Moving to the End of City Council Meetings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Those wanting their voices heard at Sioux Falls City Council meetings may soon wait longer than usual. There have been a few instances recently of vulgar outbursts and profanity. Councilors are reconsidering not how public input is conducted but when. “We’ve had recently everything from four letter words to f-bombs and everything else,” says Councilor Marshall Selberg….

Angels With a Dream Event Helps Grant Wishes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Cars, a silent auction, raffles, music and food all took over Great Bear Recreation Park Saturday for the seventh annual “Angels With a Dream” event. The event benefits Make a Wish South Dakota, with proceeds helping grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening illnesses. The event way founded by Roxie Johnson, who says it was her…

Kidnapping Court Appearance

Accused of taking 1-year old family member

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) – A Tyndall woman is facing a first-degree kidnapping charge after she was accused of taking the 1-year-old child of a family member. Angela Heier is due in court later this month for an initial appearance at the Bon Homme County Courthouse. Authorities say a baby sitter called the sheriff’s department May 10 to report a woman…

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Found Dead

Apparent Suicide in France

PARIS (AP) – American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in his hotel room in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61. CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement he was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert, and calling it a suicide. CNN said…

SF Christian Golfer Reports Error and is Disqualified From Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls golfer’s act of integrity is grabbing national headlines. A state high school championship was within reach, but a mistake went unnoticed by officials and coaches. When it was finally discovered it changed the course of the entire tournament. Sioux Falls Christian’s Kate Wynja was holding a comfortable lead in this year’s High School State…

School Zone: Ninja Warrior Camp

Kids learn life skills through fun activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The end of the school year means the beginning of summer camp season. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is hosting a ‘Ninja Warrior Camp’ open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and their parents on Saturday, June 9th at Terrace Park. The event will build friendships, teach teamwork, and give kids and parents a safe…

McKennan Park “Monster House” Coming Down

Demolition of that oversized home in McKennan Park  is underway. It follows deconstruction that has been going on throughout the week and donations of materials to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The owners of the house in the historic district filed a permit Monday for the home to be destroyed. It comes after a judge last month gave them until June 16th…