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Controversy on the Campaign Trail in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Controversy on the campaign trail in Sioux Falls. Campaign hacking allegations sound more like something reserved for national elections not a mayor’s race, but one candidate aiming for the city’s top spot is claiming that her campaign has been hacked — several times. “It is disappointing it is frustrating,” says Jolene Loetscher. Jolene Loetscher says since November…

No Romaine Lettuce In School Lunches Amid Nationwide E. coli Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There have been 50 cases of E. coli reported across the country. Experts say romaine lettuce from Arizona is the source of the problem. As nationwide concerns spread, the Sioux Falls School District is now saying “no” to romaine lettuce. 23,000 students step foot onto Sioux Falls public schools everyday. With E. coli on their radar, school…

20th Annual Sioux Falls Polar Plunge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was chilly out today, probably a good day to wear a jacket, but some people in Sioux Falls had a better idea. They say it was the perfect day to go for a swim. Today was the 20th annual Sioux Falls Polar Plunge. It’s a Law Enforcement Torch Run Fundraiser to help raise money for the 2,100…

Sioux Falls School’s Handle Rise in Juul E-cigarettes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A type of e-cigarette called Juul is becoming popular among teens, many are under 18 and are using the product illegally in South Dakota. Some say the way the e-cig is designed can fool teachers and principals, but schools districts are cracking down. Sioux Falls School District Assistant Superintendent Jamie Nold says “Juuling” is the newest fad…

Man To Walk 72 Miles in a Day For Charity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There’s been a lot of popular challenges recently – some with backlash. These include eating Tide pods and snorting condoms. However, some challenges have a positive message. A Sioux Falls man and his brother are taking on a daunting challenge that will push them to their physical limits.   If you need Lance Smith, you can probably…

Sioux Falls Searching for Artists to Paint Storm Drains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When harmful chemicals and environmental waste find their way into a storm drain, they eventually end up in the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls is looking to raise awareness through artwork. The city is looking for five talented artists to paint storm drains. One of those spots is reserved for an artist that’s under 18. Jessica Sexe from…

Sisters Open High-end Bridal Shop in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sisters Erin Rallis and Kayla Thompson know wedding dresses. Ironically the middle name they share, Marie means bridal in french. “Obviously pronounced a little bit differently, which I can’t pronounce,” said Rallis. It just proves that this is what they are supposed to do in life. “Kayla and I have always loved weddings and wedding planning and everything…

Mayoral Candidates Share Goals If Elected

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two weeks from now, we should know who will be the next mayor of South Dakota’s biggest city. Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher say they’re low on sleep but high on enthusiasm as they campaign for your votes. Both candidates are sporting big endorsements. For example, a number of city councilors, both past and present, have…

SFPD Announce New Option to File a Police Report on Mobile Phones

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Police Department announced a new service allowing residents to make a police report on their smartphones. Police say there are two ways to access the new feature. Calling 605-367-7000 allows you to speak to a dispatcher who can transfer you to a different number. You can also call 833-827-5041 which will send you…

Allegiant Air under fire after ’60 Minutes’ safety report

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a “60 Minutes” investigation that is raising significant safety concerns. Investigators with the news program found that between Jan. 1, 2016 and October 2017, the Las Vegas airline experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including aborted takeoffs, rapid descents, flight control malfunctions and midair engine failures….