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Sioux Falls Pulling Mosquito Traps: Expert Looks Back At Season And West Nile Virus

South Dakota Has Seen 66 WNV Cases So Far This Year, 151 Reported in 2016

Sioux Falls is done testing mosquito populations for the season. While people are still feeling the bite from mosquitoes, the city says we’ll see a lot less in the coming weeks. City of Sioux Falls Health Program Coordinator Denise Patton said, “I know that people are still seeing mosquitoes, and the last week-and-a-half is still really fresh in people’s minds,…

Helpline Center: 5 Percent Of Suicides In U.S. Involve Homicides, Women Perpetrators Rare

Mental Health Therapist In Sioux Falls Says Suicidal Clients Very Common

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– While South Dakota has seen several murder-suicides in the last two years, the Helpline Center says they’re rare. According to the organization, there were around 44,000 suicides in the United States last year. Among those, just five percent involved homicides. Kerry Ford says suicide is what drove her professionally. The Clinical Mental Health Therapist at Stronghold Counseling…

FULL STORY: Sheriff On Officer Involved Shooting: ‘This is what the officer was up against’

Suspect Involved In Domestic Dispute Allegedly Raised Pellet Rifle At Officers Before Deputy Shot Him

MINNEHAHA COUNTY, S.D.– We continue to learn more about the officer involved shooting that took place just north of Sioux Falls over the weekend. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in a domestic dispute raised a pellet rifle at a deputy before the deputy shot him. The call began as a domestic dispute early Saturday morning. “Not only…

Police On Standoff In Downtown SF: ‘This turned out exactly the way we wanted it to’

Parole Absconder Was Behaving Erractically But Surrendered Peacefully

Sioux Falls Police say a parole absconder arrested following a hours long standoff was behaving erratically and likely on drugs. Forty-three-year-old Jeremy Hoeft is charged with possession of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, marijuana and is being held in jail on a parole detainer.  Police say parole services contacted metro communications that a parolee out of Rapid City was in the…

NFL Protests Dominate Sports Talk Radio

How Hosts Are Handling Politics In A Different Arena

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The NFL is in the national spotlight after players protested during the national anthem. It comes days after President Donald Trump criticized athletes who do so. Trump said he would love to see an NFL owner fire players who disrespected the flag during a speech in Alabama on Friday. Players, owners and coaches from around the NFL…

SD Supreme Court: City Should Release Settlement Documents Involving PREMIER Center Siding

SD Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Argus Leader

The South Dakota Supreme Court has handed down a ruling requiring the city of Sioux Falls to release once confidential documents involving the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to the public. This comes after the Argus Leader newspaper took civil action against the city two years ago when officials refused to release the documents. While the PREMIER Center has proved beneficial…

SF Police Chief, Mayor Say Change Starts With Curfew: ‘The youth of our city are being taken from us’

City officials in Sioux Falls are pleading with parents to show their kids some tough love. It comes after the city has seen three homicides involving teens in the last 18 months. They say changes need to be made… starting with curfew. Police Chief Matt Burns said, “We need to change the narrative in our city. We need change the…

Local Red Cross Volunteer Helps In Houston, Shares Stories of Heartache And Hope

Organization Has Sent More Than 100 Volunteers From The Dakotas To Areas Hit By Hurricane Harvey, Irma

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit, the American Red Cross has provided nearly 1 million overnight stays to victims. They have opened shelters in 8 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More than 100 North and South Dakotans have answered the call for help as well. “It’s just natural for me to…

Old Battleship Will Live On Through New USS South Dakota

During its time at sea, it was one of the most decorated ships in the United States Navy. The USS South Dakota served just under five years, and was decommissioned in 1947. Now 75 years later, the former battleship will live on. “It was there for the major battles and the bombardments, and supporting the air craft carriers,” said Former…

Guide To Everything Garth: PREMIER Center Wants Fans To Be Prepared

One of the most well known country singers of all time is about to make history at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The first of nine Garth Brooks concerts kicks off Friday night. There are a lot of activities happening in Sioux Falls to welcome him and Trisha Yearwood. In the next two weeks, the PREMIER Center will see more…

Court Documents: Casino Robbery Suspects Planned To Use Money To Buy Meth To Sell In SD

Second Suspect Arrested Tuesday In Connection To 3 Sioux Falls Casino Robberies

Police have arrested a second person in connection to a string of robberies at Sioux Falls Casinos last week. Along with 27-year-old Angel Provincial, 39-year-old Eddy Freddy Lopez of Luverne, Minn. has also been charged with three counts of 1st degree robbery. Police say they first ran into Lopez on Sept. 6, minutes after the Crown Casino was robbed. “As…

Longest Running Specialty School In SFSD Has Long Waiting List

School Requires Parent Involvement, Results In Greater Academic Achievement

Among the 23 elementary schools in the Sioux Falls School District, five are specialty schools. Established more than four decades ago, All-City Elementary at Jane Addams is the longest running and so is the waiting list. Around 90 students are vying for a spot at the school on the 2500 block of West Brookings Street, which is more than half…

Miss North Dakota Crowned Miss America 2018: Former Contestant Says It Gives SD Hope

Miss North Dakota has been crowned Miss America 2018, the first ever titleholder from the state. Even though a Miss South Dakota has yet to earn the same honor, a past contestant says it gives others hope. “Your new Miss America is… Miss North Dakota.” Competing against 50 other women on national television, 23-year-old Cara Mund took the title of…

Florida Family Sends Children To South Dakota Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in the United States over the weekend and wreak havoc in Florida. Many residents are desperately trying to evacuate the state, but one couple, with a South Dakota connection, is being forced to make tough decisions for their family. “It’s hard to prepare for doom when it looks like this out.” Kyle and…

Police Searching For Armed Robber

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Sioux Falls Police were called to the area of West 12th Street and South Ebenezer Ave. for a robbery at a local business shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday morning. The suspect threatened staff with a firearm and demanded money, then fled with an undisclosed amount. The suspect is described as an unknown race male, 6’3”, and medium…

Help vs. Hinder: When SF Police Decide To Release Suspect Information

Authorities Release Robbery Suspects Name, Picture Following 3 Casino Robberies In 4 Days

Authorities continue to search for the suspect involved in at least one casino robbery in Sioux Falls. They’re looking for 27-year-old Angel Emilo Provincial. Police released his name to the public Wednesday after a $50,000 warrant was put out for his arrest. They hope it will help rather than hinder efforts to find him. Police say tips from the public…

Expert: South Dakota Won’t Feel Big Economic Impact From Recent Hurricane Activity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An economics professor at Augustana University says South Dakota likely won’t see any huge negative effects due to the recent hurricanes. Robert Wright, the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, says that gas prices will probably continue to rise a little, only because some oil refineries in Texas were shut down as a result of Hurricane…

Police: Man Broke Into Sioux Falls Home, Found In Utility Room Eating Cheese

An Elk Point man is behind bars after police say he broke into a Sioux Falls home, and was found in a utility room eating shredded cheese. Twenty-year-old Derick Neuman is charged with burglary, resisting arrest, and underage consumption. Police say a teenager was sleeping in the living room at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. They say the 15-year-old heard Neuman…

Someone You Should Know: The Veterinarian Who Never Sleeps, Or Stops Treating Patients

SIOUX FALLS – For many of us, 40 hours a week is long enough. But not for one local Veterinarian who works 80 to 100 hours a week. When he’s not at the clinic or taking care of his cattle, he’s traveling, sometimes treating animals overseas. “I get bored sleeping. I like being up. I like doing things,” said McIntyre….