South Dakota

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…

FULL STORY: Police Release Surveillance Photo In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured 2 Pedestrians

Police say sometimes they’re swamped with tips involving crime in Sioux Falls, but this case isn’t one of them. They’re still asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured two pedestrians in eastern Sioux Falls. Police say they hope surveillance footage will help. It’s hard to tell in the photo above,…

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Sees Same Dog Three Times, Returned Twice

Shelter Has Fewer Returns After Change In Visitor Policy

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society takes extra steps to make sure that those who are looking to adopt find the right animal. But that doesn’t mean they have a 100 percent success rate. Zelda hopes her third time is a charm. “Zelda… look at her,” says Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Adoption Counselor CJ Burd. “She’s definitely a high…

SD Restaurant Excited For Commercial Shrimp Harbor To Move Into Minn.

Last week, a company announced that they’ll be bringing a commercial shrimp harbor to Minnesota. From one harbor alone, tru Shrimp Systems says they’ll harvest seven million pounds of shrimp each year, but what’s the demand for shrimp locally? “It’s southern influenced fine dining is what we do,” said Bros Brasserie Americano Owner and Chef Ryan Tracy. “It’s a really…

SF Police: No Tips In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured 2 Pedestrians

Police continue to search for the suspects involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two people over the weekend. Police say they haven’t gotten any tips regarding the crash in eastern Sioux Falls. “The woman has life threatening injuries and there’s really no change from that,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police say a 44-year-old woman has two…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested For Assaulting Teenage Daughter, Pointing Gun At Teenage Son

Police say a Sioux Falls man was arrested for assaulting his teenage daughter and pointing a gun at his teenage son. Thirty-six-year-old Chad Allen Johnson is charged with simple and aggravated assault, as well as, possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Police say the incident took place at their home in the northeast part of town Saturday just before 9…

Hit And Run Crash In Sioux Falls Causes Thousands In Damage

Police Looking For Known Woman Suspect

Police say the driver involved in a hit and run crash in south Sioux Falls caused thousands of dollars in damage. According to police, the accident happened Sunday at around 9 p.m. Police say a woman driving a Yukon was traveling east in the westbound lane on Ralph Rogers Road, and then drove out onto Minnesota Avenue. The SUV then…

South Dakota County Plans Program To Keep Youth Out Of Jail

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A judge has approved a program that Davison County’s lead prosecutor hopes will keep more juveniles out of the court system. State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins says he’ll base the program off a model in New Jersey that directs youth away from the justice system while still holding them accountable for their actions. Judge Steven R. Jensen’s…

2 LSU Researchers Get Nearly $1M To Study Honeybees In South Dakota

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton Rouge and the nation’s largest beekeeper . They’ll be studying…