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Local Shops Prep For Small Business Saturday

Local Shops Prep For Small Business Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — While many are gearing up for the Black Friday deals local Sioux Falls shops are embracing Small Business Saturday There are 84,000 small businesses in South Dakota which employ 60% of the state’s work force. Jason Ball with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce wants people to know just how important shopping local is. “It makes…

Randolph Seiler To Retire As US Attorney For South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says that he plans to retire from the post he’s held since 2015. Seiler’s office said Monday that he will depart on Dec. 31. The Capital Journal first reported the news of 71-year-old Seiler’s retirement. Seiler, of Fort Pierre, served as acting U.S. attorney starting in March 2015. Former President…

Nebraska Keystone XL Vote Draws Varied South Dakota Response

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he hopes people who exercise their First Amendment rights will do so peacefully after a Nebraska commission approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through that state. Daugaard said Monday he will continue supporting the proposed pipeline as long as it can be built and operated safely. But Daugaard says…

Driver Killed In Semi-Truck Rollover North Of Marion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A driver of a semi-truck has died in a firey rollover crash about five miles North of Marion. Authorities were called to the site of the crash this afternoon at the intersection of 447th Avenue and County Road 21. The Turner County Sheriff’s office says a tanker carrying ethanol failed to negotiate a left-hand curve.  Investigators…

Weekend Crash In Hughes County Kills 22-Year-Old Man

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A one-vehicle crash in Hughes County over the weekend killed a 22-year-old man. The Highway Patrol says the man was driving a car that went out of control on a rural road shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday and rolled. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 8 miles north of Pierre. The man’s name wasn’t…

AMBER Alert Cancelled, Missing Iowa Teens Found

DENISON, I.A. – Officials have called off an amber alert issued for a 12-year-old from Denison, Iowa. The Amber Alert was cancelled just after 2 p.m. Monday. Officials said Rodolfo Penaflor Jr and Beyonce Carrasco were reported missing out of Denison, Iowa early Monday morning. PREVIOUS STORY DENISON, I.A. — An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old Denison,…

Nine People Arrested On Drug Charges After Multiple Tips

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested nine people after tips of possible drug transactions were taking place a duplex. Police served the search warrant Monday morning for two halves of a duplex located in Southern Sioux Falls. In total police found 20 grams of marijuana, meth residue, and prescription pills. Police say they received tips of drug use…

Crash In Yankton County Kills Man, Seriously Injures Another

LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) – A crash in Yankton county killed one person and seriously injured another. The Highway Patrol says a minivan went out of control on a gravel road north of Lesterville about 1 a.m. Friday, and rolled in the ditch. Twenty-four-year-old male passenger Carlos Ramirez, of Freeman, died at the scene. The 31-year-old male driver suffered what authorities…

Alternative Keystone XL route OKed in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted on the long-delayed project Monday, though the decision could still be challenged in court. The commission was forbidden by law from considering a recent oil…

2nd Woman Accuses Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. Lindsay Menz tells CNN that Franken placed his hand on her bottom as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years into Franken’s first term. The 33-year-old Menz told CNN that the interaction made her feel “gross.”…

Crash In Yankton County Kills Man, Seriously Injures Another

LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) – A crash in Yankton county killed one person and seriously injured another. The Highway Patrol says a minivan went out of control on a gravel road north of Lesterville about 1 a.m. Friday, and rolled in the ditch. A 24-year-old male passenger died at the scene. The 31-year-old male driver suffered what authorities say are life-threatening…

Nebraska’s Keystone XL Vote May Not Be A Clear Yes Or No

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska regulators are set to decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It’s the last major regulatory hurdle facing project operator TransCanada Corp. The Nebraska Public Service Commission’s ruling is on the Nebraska route TransCanada has proposed to complete the $8 billion, 1,179-mile pipeline to deliver oil…

Small Business Spotlight: Statues And Their Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Stephanie Wollman. She grew up painting statues. Many community members flock to her business on Russell and Louise for bird bathes, religious symbols, angels, flower pots, and military statues. Stephanie says she gets the production materials and rose quartz right here in sioux falls. “Every dollar that I generate in revenue here, I am in…

Broken Rail Likely Cause of 2015 Lesterville Train Derailment

LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board has determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago in southern South Dakota. The NTSB report says BNSF Railway’s decision to defer track maintenance and operate trains carrying flammable cargo likely caused the derailment and fire that cause more than $1 million damage….

Jackrabbits Awarded Bye & Fifth Seed In FCS Playoffs

Jacks To Face Winner Of Northern Iowa-Monmouth Game On December 2nd In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and has been been awarded the No. 5 seed. The Jackrabbits, 9-2 overall, will receive a first-round bye and will host the winner of Saturday’s first-round matchup between Monmouth and Northern Iowa on Dec. 2. Kickoff for the Dec. 2 game is…

Coyotes Earn Final At-Large Bid To FCS Playoffs

USD Will Make First Playoff Appearance In D1 At Nicholls State On Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D.—The South Dakota football team has been selected to compete in the FCS playoffs for the first time. The Coyotes, 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, received one of 14 at large bids and will take on Nicholls State in a first round playoff game at 3 p.m. Saturday from Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux, Louisiana….

Stampede Goalie Goes Viral After Scoring Goal!

Stampede's Mikhail Berdin Scores Rare Empty Net Goalie Goal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Sioux Falls Stampede rallied from 3-0 down to defeat Muskegon 7-4 last night at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. And yet it’s the final goal of the night that brought down the house and has gone viral across the country! That’s because it was scored by Stampede GOALIE Mikhail Berdin!  With Muskegon pulling their goaltender…