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SF School District Recruits Adorable Kids To Tackle Attendance Issues In PSA Campaign

The Sioux Falls School District is getting creative to get kids to go to school. Using advertisements featuring children, the district has created a campaign called ‘Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.’ Their goal is to increase student attendance by five percent by 20-20. Dressed as teachers, complete with either a blouse or a sweater vest and glasses, the Sioux…

Life Of A Wild Water West Lifeguard: Not A Walk In The Park

Lifeguard Go Through Hours Of Training, Audits Once A Month

With up to 250,000 visitors every season, Wild Water West trains 60 to 70  lifeguards each summer. While the perception is that lifeguards have a relaxing job, it’s anything but. They go through hours of training, and are audited once a month. On Monday, they received their first one of the season. Sadie Swier grew up going to Wild Water…

Don’t Worry Just Yet Garth Fans: Tickets, Hotel Rooms Still Available

Garth Brooks has added one more show in Sioux Falls for his ‘World Tour’ with Trisha Yearwood. This is the seventh show announced at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, since the first tickets went on sale on Friday morning. More shows means more money and people coming into the city, but is there enough room? “We started to see some…

Teen Scammed Out Of $400 Over Craigslist Ad Offering Dogs For Sale

Police are warning residents to do their homework after a Sioux Falls teen was scammed on Craigslist. Police say a 17-year-old answered an advertisement from a person in Maryland selling two purebred Siberian Huskies for $200 each. The teen wired the $400 to the seller, and became suspicious when the seller asked for more money. Police say the teen reported…

SF Police Arrest Man After Pulling Him From Big Sioux River

Sioux Falls Police say they had to rescue a man, who they believe was on drugs, from the Big Sioux River on Saturday. Thirty-seven-year-old Marlin Siers was arrested for disorderly conduct and ingesting. Police say they were called to 14th Street and 1st Avenue just before 8-30 for a man yelling at people and walking in the streets. They say…

SF Police: Alcohol, Drugs Don’t Appear To Be Factor In Car Vs. Apartment Crash

Police say no one was injured after a car crashed into a Sioux Falls apartment building late Sunday night causing around $15,000 in damage. According to police, the crash happened at around 11 p.m. Police say a 41-year-old man was driving north on West Avenue when he failed to make a left hand turn onto 44th Street. They say the…

No Injuries Reported In Late Night House Fire

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a fire at 330 North Spring Avenue shortly after 10:30 Sunday night. First-arriving crews found a dumpster fire located close to the building causing an exterior corner of the building to catch fire. All residents of the building were evacuated. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews searched…

Crooks Gun Club Searching For Youth As Members Age

The Crooks Gun Club says there was a time when thousands of people would participate in local trap shooting tournaments. But, throughout the years, those numbers have dwindled. The club is now looking to gain interest by recruiting more youth to the sport. Chris Erickson says a friend got him into trap shooting years ago. “He says ‘you like to…

A Crowded Market: How Grocery Stores Are Trying To Stay Relevant

There are a lot of options in Sioux Falls when it comes to buying groceries, sometimes it seems like too many. Among many others, Hy-Vee, Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Target are trying to thrive in a very crowded market. They’re all competing against the ecommerce giant Amazon. But that’s good news for shoppers as retailers are lowering prices…

USGS Helps Create New Drought Monitor, Looks At Faster Moving Conditions

South Dakota and much of the Northern Great Plains are going through a drought; conditions that developed strong and fast. While federal and state agencies rely on the U.S. Drought Monitor to manage those conditions, the US. Geological Survey’s Center is developing a new system to help them see and respond to changes faster. “We see dryer conditions later in…

Man Arrested For Vandalizing Sculpture In DTSF

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested on felony charges for vandalizing a sculpture downtown. Twenty-four-year-old Casey Schmidt is charged with intentional damage to property. Police say an off-duty officer witnessed Schmidt climb the statue at the corner of 11th Street and Phillips Avenue early Saturday at around 2 a.m.  A fish on the side of the SculptureWalk statue ‘Salmon…

FULL STORY: Police: Man Charged After Attempting To Rape Woman In SF Garage

A man is behind bars after police say he attempted to rape a woman inside a garage in central Sioux Falls. They say the woman was rescued after someone heard her screaming. Fifty-year-old Sergio Marroquin is facing up to 16-and-a-half years in prison; charged with 2nd degree attempted rape and 4 counts of simple assault. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam…

SF Police: Children Living In Trash With No Water, Electricity In Neglect Case

Mother Arrested On Neglect, Drug Charges

A mother is behind bars for child endangerment after police say the children were found in extremely poor living conditions. The kids were living in the north central Sioux Falls home without water or electricity. “He tried to call 911. She broke his home that’s what kind of kicked everything off,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police say…

Sioux Falls Pediatrician Says Trampoline Related Injuries Common At Clinic

FL Mother Speaks Out On Social Media After Toddler Injured At Trampoline Park

A mother in Florida is warning other parents after her child was injured while jumping at a trampoline park. She says the child fell and broke his femur bone, forcing him to be in a cast from the waist down. “As hard as it is to relive the past 12 days, we feel compelled to make other parents aware of…

Radio Station Shows Us How Long It’s Been Since Garth Brooks Has Performed In SD

DJ JD Collins: 'We registered people (for tickets) via fax.'

One of the most beloved and successful country music stars announced Wednesday that he’ll be stopping in South Dakota. Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in September. The concert will be Brooks’ first appearance in Sioux Falls in 20 years, and marks the tour’s last stop in South…

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood To Perform At Premier Center

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Entertainer of the Year in 2017, Garth Brooks and Grammy award-winning superstar Trisha Yearwood will bring The Garth Brooks World Tour to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Saturday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. This will be the last South Dakota/Minnesota appearance…

Real Estate Agent Saves Rescue Dog, Donating Portion Of Commissions To Humane Society

It’s been nearly two years since a Sioux Falls woman saved a rescue dog. In turn that dog not only captured her heart, but the heart of her other dog. Now she’s hoping her new business venture will help her help other animals. “She’s the sassy redhead.” Jessica Clary says her Golden Doodle ‘Willow’ craves attention. That’s why they made…

City Of Sioux Falls Sees Increase In Water Usage As Dry Weather Continues

It’s been eleven days since most of Sioux Falls has seen any rain, causing residents to use a lot more water. While the city isn’t in any danger of having to restrict water usage, some residents are paying a pretty penny to keep their lawns green. “Water is one of our greatest, most precious resources,” said City of Sioux Falls…

When The City Sprays: Sioux Falls Seeing Increase In Mosquitoes Due To Recent Rain

While much of the state has seen dry conditions, the city of Sioux Falls has a different problem. Due to the recent rain, city officials say the mosquito population has increased. City of Sioux Falls Environmental Health Program Coordinator Denise Patton said, “This is a mosquito trap that we have throughout the city. It’s called a CO2 baited light trap.”…