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With the New President Sworn In, What Would You Say To Him?

If Donald Trump was standing in front of you and you could say anything, what would you say? Would you give him advice for the next four years or would you give him a piece of your mind? For some the answer may come easy… for others, not so much. KDLT News asked people in downtown Sioux Falls what they’d…

Monster Jam Takes Over The Premier Center This Weekend

It’s billed as the biggest show on four wheels. Monster Jam takes over the Denny Sanford Premier Center this weekend. Catch a fleet of monster trucks rip around the arena in an energizing performance! There will be three performance, Friday, January 20 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. A special Pit Party will…

Working With Da Vinci To Be Better Surgeons

  With three to four arms, small pincers and a high definition camera, this machine looks like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s actually helping doctors save patients lives and Thursday afternoon, students at O’Gorman High School got a hands on experience, using this machine. “The way you move it, it’s so smooth that it’s like easy…

Identity Theft Causing Concern For Tax Season

Authorities See Increase In Scams, Fraud During This Time Of Year

For tax experts, the primary concern of the 2017 season is identity theft. Timothy Ness, Owner of Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service in Sioux Falls, said being an early bird can protect your finances. “The IRS is encouraging people to come in early so they can get those social security numbers through their system so nobody else files a return…

Career Corner: Setting Workplace Resolutions

The New Year is all about setting goals, but sometimes in the midst of our fitness goals, volunteering goals, and others, we tend to forget about setting goals for the place in which we spend the most time– the workplace. Russ Hovendick, president of Client Staffing Solutions, Inc., says he first and foremost recommends everyone review their résumé whether they’re…

From Mitchell To Uganda

DWU Students Work With Villages In Community Development

  For a handful of students at Dakota Wesleyan, their winter break was spent thousands of miles away… not on a vacation but on a special mission trip to Uganda.  For some, it was their first time leaving the country, for others it was not… but for all, it was an experience that they’ll cherish forever. “I… cried a little…

Drone Registration Exemption Flies Through Senate Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota drone enthusiasts may be able to skip some expense and paperwork under a bill that flew through its first legislative test. The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the full chamber a bill that would exempt some unmanned aircraft from state registration requirements. The measure introduced at the request of the state…

LifeScape Presents “Space School Musical” With Actors Of All Abilities

It’s a story we’re all familiar with: being a student trying to finish their science project before the deadline. A new musical presented by LifeScape is taking that story to the final frontier in the “Space School Musical.” It premiers on Augustana’s campus on January 27. Jamie Richardson, with LifeScape’s Center for the Arts, says this is the fifth year…

Donate Items For Women In The Feminine Hygiene Product Drive

The fifth annual Feminine Hygiene Product Drive takes place Monday in downtown Sioux Falls. Lucy Albers of the Sioux Empire Rock-a-Bettys and Carmen Toft from Prairie Berry East Bank are two of the organizers. Toft says it began after another one of the organizers was visiting The Banquet and heard about a woman there who was using her baby’s last…

South Dakota Corn And Soybean Crops Set Records In 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota farmers last year produced record and soybean crops. The Agriculture Department says in its crop production summary that South Dakota’s corn crop totaled 826 million bushels, up 3 percent from 2015. The state’s soybean crop totaled 256 million bushels, up 9 percent. The state’s alfalfa, sorghum, oil sunflower, proso millet and flaxseed crops all…

Girl Scouts Parents Meetings Held In Pierre, Aberdeen This Weekend

Girl Scout Cookie season is just a few weeks away, but there is still plenty of time to get your daughters signed up in a troop. Nancy Tapken with Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons says this time of year, she usually sees an influx of registrants who were maybe a little hesitant or too busy to sign up in the fall….

Officials: Bridge Damaged In Pipeline Protests Is Sound

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)– North Dakota transportation officials say tests of a bridge damaged during protests of the Dakota Access pipeline show the span is structurally sound. The Backwater Bridge north of Cannon Ball has been the site of several clashes between protesters and police. It has been closed since October, when protesters blocked it with burning vehicles. In December, core…

Yankton Sioux Tribe Chairman Encourages Mutual Understanding

PIERRE– The Yankton Sioux tribal chairman says Native American people and non-tribal members would benefit from mutual understanding. Chairman Robert Flying Hawk gave the second State of the Tribes address Thursday to the Legislature. The address is similar to the governor’s State of the State. Flying Hawk says also that the state’s reservations are facing challenges including methamphetamine use. He…