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“Your Best You” Development Series For Women

Sioux Falls Business and Professional Women is presenting a series of classes aimed at helping women live up to their potential in the workplace and in their personal lives. The “Your Best You” series aims at helping women make more confident decisions and be more resilient through change at work. There are two more classes left in the five-part series, one…

Judge To Hear Arguments On Dakota Access Pipeline Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)– A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is hearing arguments on whether to stop work on the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline until a legal battle with American Indian tribes is resolved. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux argue the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites. The tribes also say it threatens their freedom of religion,…

There Are No Losers In 10th Annual DDR Wiener Dog Races

The Sioux Falls Stampede is once again teaming with the Sioux Nation Pet Clinic and the Dakota Dachshund Rescue to host the 10th annual Wiener Dog Races this Saturday, February 18. Jim Olander with the Stampede came up with the idea after he saw a similar race online years back and decided to ask DDR if they’d be interested in…

Oroville Dam Causes Mass Evacuation in Northern California

DAMAGED SPILLWAY RISKS UNCONTROLLED FLOODING

Over 188,000 people in Northern California were ordered on Sunday night to evacuate to higher ground as the emergency spillway on the Oroville Dam is in danger of collapsing and unleashing uncontrolled flooding on surrounding towns. The dam is one of the largest in the nation, about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco. California’s National Guard plans to provide eight helicopters to…

Yankton Parole Violator Charged With Aggravated Assault On An Officer After Car Chase

YANKTON, S.D.–A Yankton parole absconder has been charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault on an officer, after a car chase crossed state lines. It happened just after 5 p.m. Thursday. The driver, James Lee Colman of Yankton, fled from the Yankton Police Department and was stopped in Lynch, Nebraska with police use of spike strips. Colman was charged with…

Fitness Friday: “Wine Down Yoga” at CPMFitness

Get it? “Wine Down” Yoga? It’s the best place to wind down and relax after a long week with some rejuvenating yoga and a glass of wine (or two!) with friends old and new. Chris and Annie Mello, owners and trainers at CPMFitness, will lead a group yoga session Friday, February 10 at the downtown CPM location at 111 S…

4th Annual “In Her Shoes” Breakfast Raises Over $14k For Dress For Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The fourth annual In Her Shoes women’s empowerment breakfast raised over $14,000 for Dress For Success Thursday morning. The annual breakfast is hosted by EmBe, but Dress For Success co-hosted this year after forming a partnership with EmBe in January 2016. Over 600 women and men attended the breakfast at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Guests heard…

Want Girl Scout Cookies? Here’s Where To Find Them

Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing, but the where and how you buy cookies has changed over the years. The girls still sell door to door, but there’s now an option to buy online while still contributing to the troop of your choice. Jessica Binkerd and Ann Gerberding, two of the moms of Sioux Falls Troop 40291, say…

Company Set To Finish Work On Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)– The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it plans to immediately resume construction on the long-stalled project. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Wednesday got final permission from the Army to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. The project had been delayed for months before President Donald Trump last month instructed…

Sex Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Sanford Surgeon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan says all charges against Dr. Jonathan Cohen have been dropped. Cohen, 36, was facing 21 charges including sex trafficking and child pornography. Police say the doctor met the teen on an online dating site, where the 16-year-old was posing as a 20-year-old. They say Cohen paid for the teen’s plane tickets…

Law Enforcement Seeks Information On Missing Man

PIERRE, S.D. – Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Police Department and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Markus David Evans, 50, Waubay. He was last seen on December 2, 2016 in the late evening hours leaving a residence in Ortley, South Dakota. It is believed that Evans was returning…

Portion Clip Creator Featured on QVC

It’s a chip-clip-measuring-spoon hybrid that helps you stay on track and eat the right serving sizes. The portion clip, designed right here in South Dakota, was recently featured on QVC, and it just might be a good addition to your kitchen. The Portion Clip and Portion Paw for pets, created by Sioux Falls’ Aaron Maguire was a featured product on…

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)– Notable events in the dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. ___ December 2014 – Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The pipeline is projected to carry half…

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Expected To Get Go-Ahead

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)– The developer of the stalled, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the project. The Army says it will cancel further study and allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction for the project to…

Platte Man Pleads Guilty To Grand Theft

PIERRE, S.D.– Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig confirm that Brian William Biehl, 48 of Platte, has pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property. The charges stem from money taken while Biehl was employed as a law enforcement officer with the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Biehl could face…

Critter Corner: National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Dental Health Month for pets. It’s something that many people don’t think about when it comes to keeping their pet healthy. Woofs and Waves has everything you need and even has some tips on keeping your pet’s smile beautiful. Justin Shatto with Woofs and Waves says oral health is very important. He says studies show that periodontal…

SECT To Announce New Season Productions At “The Reveal” Fundraiser

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is taking on a “production” for the third time: a major fundraiser event. It’s when you can find out all the stage productions they’ll be performing throughout the upcoming season. Patrick Pope with SECT says they’ll only be seating 160 people at this exclusive event, and guests will be entertained with dinner and a show….

Survey: Paid Interns More Likely To Land Jobs

Sioux Falls ad agency hosts "Meet, Greet & Repeat" to hire interns

Now more than ever, college students should sign up for paid internships.  Experts say making money while learning job skills can pay off a lot in the future. Friday afternoon, one Sioux Falls business started searching for its next batch of interns in a way applicants will never forget. A group of people meet in one place, looking to make…

Governor Daugaard Discusses IM 22 Repeal Decision

Governor Signed Repeal Bill, House Bill 1069, Thursday

Governor Dennis Daugaard said in his State of the State address in January that he supported the repeal of Initiated Measure 22. He stayed true to his word. With an emergency clause attached, Initiated Measure 22 is officially repealed after Gov. Daugaard signed the repeal bill, House Bill 1069. He said the move clears the way for new measures that…

Oh My Word Paperie Celebrates First Birthday On DTSF First Friday

It’s another Downtown Sioux Falls First Friday, and Oh My Word Luxury Paperie is celebrating its first birthday too. Melissa Johnson, the owner of Oh My Word and Oh My Cupcakes, says they’ll be celebrating their birthday on Sunday, February 5, but they’ll have fun festivities going on for DTSF First Friday. Johnson says you can come in and check…