Homepage – Something To Talk About

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…

Real Life ‘Message In A Bottle’

Letter travels down the James River to the Missouri River

IRENE, S.D. – Now-a-days, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with people — phone calls, texts and social media — so writing a letter seems a bit ‘old fashioned.’ But a simple piece of paper filled with kindness, was exactly what a Nebraska woman needed, and unexpectedly found while on vacation with her family. Over Labor Day…

3 New Home Decor Ideas To Try This Fall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many of us “fall” into the same old routine when it comes to decorating our homes for a new season, so the ladies at Conversation Piece in Sioux Falls are offering fresh ideas to switch up your style. Repurpose your Christmas tree- If you have an artificial tree packed away in your basement, bring it out early and spruce…

Signature Gatherers Take Advantage Of State Fair

It’s Huron’s busiest weekend. The South Dakota State Fair is in full swing through Labor Day. Each year, the events bring in 200,000 people to the area. And many petition circulators are taking advantage of the crowd. “It’s great exposure, it’s a great place to educate and tell people what we’re doing,” says Melissa Mentele, the director of New Approach…

At Least One Confirmed Calf Shot In Moody County

Five calves believed to be shot in Grant County in the last two weeks

FLANDREAU, S.D. – The Moody County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging farmers and ranchers to pay close attention to their cattle, after a series of calves appear to have been attacked. Sheriff Troy Wellman says they received a call Tuesday that a calf on a farm in the eastern side of the county had been shot in the back left hip,…

Neighbors Shocked, Police Frustrated After Monday Homicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 18-year-old man from Sioux Falls is facing murder charges in Lincoln County, after police say an argument over drugs turned deadly. Dylan Holler is accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old at a park on the city’s southwest side. While residents in the area are shocked something like this would happen in their quiet neighborhood, police…

Sioux Falls Teen Shot, Killed Monday Night

18-Year-Old In Custody Facing First Degree Murder Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — At around 11 Monday night, police were called the Bakker Park for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy lying on the ground who had been shot in the chest. The teen was rushed to the hospital where he died a little before midnight. Investigators say before the shooting, the victim…