South Dakota

SD Weights & Measures Have Skimmers On Radar

Locating Devices Also Falls On Retailer & Customer

If a business uses any type of weighing or measuring device, the State of South Dakota likely keeps an eye on it. When it comes to gas station pumps, Weights & Measures inspects more than just the fuel. They also look for devices that can steal your credit card information. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own inspection…

Brookings Man Sentenced In Large Illegal Drug Case

PIERRE, S.D.- A Brookings man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large amounts of illegal drugs. Authorities began investigating 20-year-old Luis Cabrera last year when they intercepted packages linked to him that contained more than 2 pounds of heroin and about 5 pounds of meth. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Cabrera pleaded…

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…

GFP Proposes Petition Process For Non-meandered Lakes Restrictions

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission during the July Commission meeting adopted a proposal to establish a process where landowners can request the restriction of recreational use of nonmeandered waters for public use. GFP Department Secretary Kelly Hepler says the process being considered by the Commission will give landowners the ability to formally make those…

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.”…

SF Police Following 2 Road Rage Incidents: ‘We’re seeing an escalation in the type of activity’

There have been two road rage incidents in a matter of just days that have resulted in shots being fired in Sioux Falls. As a result, police are offering advice if you’re ever in a difficult situation while driving. Police say they receive about two to three calls a week involving road rage incidents, but they don’t always have the…

Police: Several Packages Stolen From Sioux Falls Homes

Police say this is typically more common around Christmastime, but packages were stolen from the doorsteps of three different Sioux Falls homes. Police say they were all stolen sometime late on Friday afternoon. They say the packages were taken from homes within a few blocks from one another; one on West Reagan Street, South Kinderhook Avenue, and another on West…

Sioux Falls Police Already Busy With Fireworks Calls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have already been busy with fireworks calls. Starting on midday Friday through Monday morning, police have already received 90 fireworks related calls, and have issued six $95 citations. In 2016, from July 3-5, police received 521 fireworks calls, and issued 23 citations. Nearly 300 of those calls took place on July 4 alone….

Police Warn Residents To Lock Cars After $5,000 In Construction Equipment Stolen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police are once again reminding residents to lock their car doors after thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment was stolen in southwest Sioux Falls. According to police, a vehicle on the 2100 block of West 18th Street was broken into sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning. Police say more than $5,000 worth…