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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…

Hy-Vee Issues Voluntary Recall Of Candy Trays

WEST DES MOINES– Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling several candy trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Palmer Candy Company announced a limited recall of certain chocolate products after it was informed by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that…

Senate Committee Approves Bill To Make Mug Shots Public

PIERRE– A state Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow authorities to release criminal booking photos to the public. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-1 Thursday to pass the bill, which heads to the full Senate. Attorney General Marty Jackley, who proposed the measure, says it would improve transparency. It would make mug shots a public record under…

Noem Helps Introduce New Provisions To Support Survivors Of Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem today joined Rep. Ann Wagner and more than a dozen colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Trafficking Survivors Relief Act.  If enacted, the legislation would establish a process in which trafficking survivors with non-violent federal offenses could petition a court to vacate the arrests and/or convictions that were a direct result of being trafficked. According…

Ode To Food & Drinks Packs In Flavor With Their Cubano Burger

Ode To Food & Drinks Competes In Downtown Burger Battle

  Ode To Food & Drinks will have you writing poetry about their Cubano Burger, which is their submission in the Downtown Burger Battle this year. Only in their second year of the Burger Battle, Ode Manager Frank Gajardo says they had great response from customers last year with their Burger the Hutt despite the fact they didn’t win. Gajardo…

Minnesota Judge Holds Hearing On Fate Of Prince’s Estate

CHASKA (AP)– The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate holds a hearing Thursday on whether to declare his siblings as his heirs, and who should manage the rock superstar’s estate going forward. No will has surfaced since Prince died of an accidental painkiller overdose in April. So Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and his five half-siblings have asked Carver County District Judge…

State Senate Committee To Consider Making Mug Shots Public

PIERRE (AP)– A state Senate panel is set to consider a bill that would allow authorities to release criminal booking photos to the public. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up the bill Thursday. Panel Chairman Lance Russell says he supports the measure, which was proposed by Attorney General Marty Jackley. Jackley says the legislation would improve transparency….

Hy-Vee Partners With Mark Wahlberg To Raise Money For Heroes

Wahlberg makes an appearance in Des Moines to discuss his new movie and promote Hy-Vee’s Homefront initiative

WEST DES MOINES – On Monday, Hy-Vee, Inc. rolled out the red carpet to honor first responders, veterans and military members for a private screening of the new film, “Patriots Day.” Hy-Vee partnered with actor and producer Mark Wahlberg to show the movie to local heroes as part of a fundraiser for the company’s Hy-Vee Homefront initiative. The movie, which…

Clint Black To Perform At Central Plains Dairy Expo

TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 13

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Central Plains Dairy Expo is bringing country music artist Clint Black to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 28. Tickets to the public go on sale January 13 at the box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. The ticket price is $26.50 and all seats are general admission Black has sold more than 20…

Fill Your Order For National Glazed Donut Day Thursday With Flyboy Donuts

Thursday is National Glazed Donut Day, and Flyboy Donuts is ready to fill your orders! Ben Duenwald, the owner and manager of Flyboy Donuts, says they can prepare any order for Thursday until midnight Wednesday and have it ready by 6 a.m. Flyboy Donuts has been in Sioux Falls for about three years, and Duenwald says they’ve had great business…

Let’s Talk Safe Sex At USD

According to the most recent data from the South Dakota Department of Health, in 2016, they saw the most chlamydia cases ever in one year as well as the most gonorrhea cases since the 1980s. Because of that information, in a partnership with Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota is taking steps to make sure that their students are…

Gov. Dennis Daugaard To Give His State Of The State Address

PIERRE (AP)– Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to give his State of the State address to legislators at the South Dakota Capitol. The Republican governor’s speech kicks off the start of the 2017 legislative session Tuesday. Daugaard is expected to discuss issues ranging from mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system to growing meth use and mounting drug arrests….