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Get Up And Move In April

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The American Heart Association is encouraging people to grab their friends, family or coworkers and “Move More” this month to improve their heart health. The AHA suggests kicking off April by taking part in National Walking Day, which is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5. By committing to a month of doing something physical every day, the AHA hopes people…

Big Squeeze Blood Pressure Awareness Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Experts say one in three people have high blood pressure which can be life threatening if left untreated.  That’s why “Live Well Sioux Falls” is teaming up with “The Big Squeeze” for blood pressure awareness.  During this month-long initiative, several area businesses and organizations will offer blood pressure screenings to customers starting today at Augustana University. …

Russian Subway Explosion Kills 10, 50 Injured

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee has announced that security will be tightened at all critical transport facilities following St. Petersburg blast. ___ 3:55 p.m. Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St. Petersburg governor, has told Russian television…

Highway Patrol Target Specific Spots For Checkpoints

Agency Hopes For Results Similar To 2016 With New Enforcement Plan Policy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The South Dakota Highway Patrol is planning DUI checkpoints in 19 counties in April. While they appear to be in random locations, that’s not the case. Captain Jason Husby said last year was the first year the agency starting tackling specific areas in the state. “We want to work a specific area so we can gauge our success….

Over One Thousand Stolen Snow Goose Decoys Recovered

Authorities Say Social Media Helped Track Down The Suspects

A couple weeks ago, sheriff’s deputies learned hunting equipment was stolen in northwestern Minnehaha County. It wasn’t a report to “gaggle” about. 1200 snow goose decoys, with blinds and electronic devices included, were stolen in the night from a field on private property. Captain Jason Gearman with Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said a grand total of $10,000 of equipment belonging…

Pig Saves His Own Life After Falling Onto Highway

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Imagine driving on the highway and seeing a 250lb pig fall off of a truck.  Last week that’s exactly what happened on I-90 just miles from the John Morrell and Company meat processing facility.  The pig named Wally received a little bit of road rash from the life saving event but other than that he was…

Adventures With Ahtra: Professional Bull Riding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It started as a group of 20 bull riders and now, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) is a sporting phenomenon and will be taking over the Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend on their “Built Ford Tough” tour. Stetson Lawrence is one of the 35 bull riders that will take to the arena in front of over 10,000 fans….

Consumer Privacy Bill Causing Internet Stir

A Bill Headed To President Trump's Desk Creates Internet Privacy Concerns

A consumer privacy bill heading to President Donald Trump’s desk is causing as much concern as it is confusion. Experts say the bill’s intent is to break up the dual regulating power of the FTC and FCC. It also opens the door for internet service providers, or ISPs, to sell browsing history for marketing advertisement purposes. What does that mean…

Life Lessons from a Martial Arts Master

Larry Hoover teaches more than martial arts, he shapes character, integrity and respect in our youth.

For as long as he can remember, Larry Hoover has accepted invitations into classrooms to talk to students about the importance of making good choices. Larry is a member of “Character Counts” or “Character on Track,” a program created some years back to get into the schools and gives teachers and the staff a few more tools to work with….

Spreading Goodwill With The Harlem Globetrotters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- They’re known for their mesmerizing tricks and shots on the basketball court, but off the court, the Harlem Globetrotters dedicate themselves to spreading goodwill. After 22 years of playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, Wun “The Shot” Versher says it’s not basketball, but kids who keep him inspired. That’s why he stopped in Sioux Falls on Thursday to talk…

Patty Wetterling: “I’m Trying to Figure Out What’s Next”

After 27 years of searching for Jacob, the Wetterlings now have answers. But what's next?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. In the fall of last year, news out of Minnesota rocked the Midwest. A man had confessed to abducting, molesting, and killing then 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989. That man, Danny Heinrich, was sentenced last fall to 20 years for his crimes. The sentencing was the last time Jacob Wetterling’s mother, Patty, spoke to the media, until…

Bike Trail Along Spencer, Tomar Park To Close Friday For Reconstruction

SIOUX FALLS – Portions of the bike trail near Spencer and Tomar Parks, located along the Big Sioux River between the South Cliff Avenue Bridge and the South Minnesota Avenue Bridge, will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Friday, March 31, 2017, to allow for construction. Detour routes have been identified and are marked to allow connectivity to the…

Headliners Announced For LifeLight’s First CityFest

Christian music concert coming to Sioux Falls in August

Many people know LifeLight as a big music festival on a farm near Worthing.  This year, organizers say they’re trying something new. LifeLight’s new event, CityFest, will take place Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 in Sioux Falls.  The exact location of the concert hasn’t been released yet.  Tuesday, organizers announced the headliners for CityFest: Christian pop rock band Newsboys…

Oil In Pipeline Under Missouri River Reservoir

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline says oil has been placed in the pipe under a Missouri River reservoir and the full line will be in service soon. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The move comes despite months of protests and the objections of two American Indian tribes who…

Saying “Goodbye” To Carbs With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As swimsuit season approaches, now is a good time to cut back on carbs that get us through winter and trade them in for something healthier. The Fit Chic Annie Mello offers creative ways to use cauliflower instead of carbs without compromising on taste! Below are a couple of Mello’s recipes for creative carb substitutes. For more…

Sioux Falls Bakery Shutting Down

Decision stems from owner's upcoming pursuits

After five years in business, a Sioux Falls bakery is hanging up its aprons. Sugar’s Baked Goods and Sweet Treats says it plans to close next month on April 23.  The west-side bakery near 26th Street and Marion Road launched in 2012.  Owners say they started as an in-home business and were able to expand to a storefront offering a…

Contaminated Recyclables Leading to Some Problems in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Residents in Sioux Falls are doing a good job of recycling, but they could be doing better.  The city announced its 2016 recycling rates today. It turns out people are trying to be good recyclers, they just don’t understand some of the simple rules. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  We’ve all heard it, but how many of us actually…

A Surprise for Justin: Watertown Welcomes Home Special Olympics Gold Medalist

Justin Elliot took home a gold and silver for two alpine skiing events

WATERTOWN, S.D.- He was the only South Dakota Special Olympics athlete who competed in the world games in Austria over the last two weeks. And, he won. Justin Elliot took home a gold and silver for two alpine skiing events. So his hometown of Watertown decided to throw a party in his honor on Sunday. The idea started after the…