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Concerned Parents & School District Gather After Student Safety Threat

Colman, S.D. — With all the focus on school safety after the Florida shooting, an incident at a South Dakota school had parents on edge. Thursday night Colman-Egan school district officials apologized to those parents. The crowd gathered at the school gym for a meeting we weren’t allowed to film. Parents are angry about a recent threat made to students’ safety,…

School Safety Policies Sioux Falls School District Wants Parents to Know

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls School District realizes there’s an expectation from parents to keep kids safe and they don’t take that job lightly. To ease parents minds they include safety and security information online, but Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says they can’t tell parents everything. “If you had our safety plan you would know immediately where we were vulnerable, I…

NSIC Championships Expecting To Draw Big Crowds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Preparations for the NSIC tournament at the Sanford Pentagon are pretty much wrapping up. Although the Sanford Pentagon hosts multiple basketball tournaments, Jesse Smith, director of operations at the Pentagon, says, “These tournaments are always interesting each one’s a little bit different and so the preparation for each one of them is unique and a very…

Fifth Graders Team Up to Revamp Community Park

MITCHELL, S.D. – Today is Veronica’s birthday, and it’s also Joclyn’s birthday. However, everyday is a celebrating when you walk into Mrs. Becker’s classroom at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary in Mitchell. It’s Molly Becker’s first year teaching, and she wanted to do something special so that she would remember her first class forever. “It makes me excited to see someday you…

GOP-Led Iowa Senate Panel OKs Bill Offering $1B Tax Cut

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Republican-led Iowa Senate panel has given preliminary approval to a bill that would make sweeping changes to the state’s tax system. Republicans in a five-member Senate subcommittee agreed Thursday morning to sign off on the legislation, which GOP lawmakers say would cut more than $1 billion annually in taxes. A tax writing committee is…

2 Years In Prison For Kyle Man Who Stabbed Boy

KYLE, S.D. (AP) – A Kyle man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stabbing a boy after ingesting methamphetamine. Adam Lucas Brown earlier pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. The 19-year-old admitted punching and stabbing a boy in the head last February at Brown’s home in Kyle. Brown confronted the boy, identified in court…

Ex-convict’s Lyft License Driving Debate in Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.- An application for the ride-sharing company Lyft is driving debate in Mitchell. The service just started up in town, and a man convicted of attempted murder and helping with a kidnapping in 1992 wants to be among the first lyft drivers. He says he did his time in jail and 26 years later wants to get on with his…

Kristi Noem Shares Her Thoughts on Gun Laws and Her NRA Invitation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota representative Kristi Noem (R- South Dakota) is elaborating after inviting the National Rifle Association to host its convention in South Dakota. Her welcome comes less than a week after last week’s deadly shooting at a high school in Florida. 17 people died after a suspect allegedly shot them with a legally purchased assault rifle. Noem…

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Explores Expanding Response for Specialty Incidents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is looking to expand their medical response training to give on-the-spot lifesaving support to victims. Right now, all Fire Rescue EMT’S are trained in “Basic Life Support” to treat patients. There are currently 34 SFFR paramedics; however they cannot currently practice within the city of Sioux Falls. The new plan would allow…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Morning Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police say a person was robbed at gun point on Minnesota Avenue early this morning. Police say the victim was walking near 37th and Minnesota Avenue around 6 a.m. this morning when they were approached by a suspect in a blue sedan. The suspect showed a gun, and demanded money before taking off south on…

Imagine Dragons Coming To PREMIER Center In June

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will be performing at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in June. Imagine Dragons’ Evolve Tour will be stopping in Sioux Falls on June 26. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 3 starting at 1o a.m. You can purchase tickets at the box office, through livenation.com or…

Panel Votes Down Tighter Rules For Amendments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota representatives have rejected a measure that would have given the Legislature more control over amendments to the state constitution. The House State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday against the plan. Under the measure, constitutional changes would have needed approval from the voters and the Legislature to pass. Right now, people who collect enough signatures to…

South Dakota’s Olympic Hockey Connection Through Father-Son Duo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Winter Olympics are in full force in PyeongChang, and there’s a special connection to the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team right here in the Sioux Empire. Head Coach Robb Stauber is leading the U.S. Women’s team after being an assistant during the 2014 Olympics. His son Jaxson Stauber is suiting up at goalie for the Sioux Falls…