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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….

Sioux Falls Native Stranded in Mexico After Airline Cancels Return Flights

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This weekend’s blizzard spanned across the tri-state area, it also made an impact in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis airport was shut down in Saturday’s weather event. Now, a Minneapolis-based airline is under fire for reportedly abandoning passengers in Mexico due to the blizzard. It was supposed to be a relaxing 8-day vacation in Cabo…

I-90 and I-29 Open Statewide

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials have opened I-90 from Mitchell to the Minnesota border and I-29 from Watertown to Sioux Falls. SDDOT crews have been working in these areas since early this morning and are doing everything they can to get interstates open as soon as possible. The southeast quarter of the state received a significant amount of snowfall Saturday along…

Project NICE/KEEP Postponed

  Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Project NICE/KEEP has been postponed at this time due to this weekend’s weather event. Right now it is too early to make any decisions regarding Project NICE/KEEP. The Sioux Falls Environmental Health Division will keep those identified neighborhoods informed when next steps are known. Until further notice, do not put out any items by the…

City of Sioux Falls Offers Snow Shoveling Tips

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (From City of Sioux Falls:) With the recent heavy snow, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue advises residents to use caution when shoveling. Shoveling can add to the risk of heart attack or strain injuries. To prevent injuries and heart attacks, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue urges shovelers to: • Warm up with a few stretching exercises before shoveling….

Iowa Legislative Bill to Target School “Lunch Shaming”

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill approved by the Iowa Legislature last week targets so-called “lunch shaming,” where students whose families owe money are singled out, given inferior meals or even have their food dumped in the garbage. The challenge faced by schools is how to pay for meal services when families can’t or won’t replenish school meal accounts….

Brandon Finishes Second In Kraft Hockeyville USA Vote

Will Get $30,000 For Rink Improvements

BRANDON, S.D.  —  Brandon didn’t win the Kraft Hockeyville USA Vote, but they won’t come away empty handed. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Saturday afternoon that Clinton, New York had won the fan vote and been named Kraft Hockeyville USA.  Clinton will receive $150,000 in funds for rink upgrades and host an NHL exhibition game next fall. Brandon and…