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Expanding East: “The I-229 of the East Side”

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s being called the largest project in South Dakota Department of Transportation’s history. A bid has been approved for the expansion of Veterans Parkway up to Interstate 90. The nearly $55-million dollar project has been decades in the making, and will allow for Sioux Falls to expand further eastward. Access to interstate 90 on the…

December-February Peak Flu Season Months

December-February Peak Flu Season Months

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The flu season is among us as December through February are peak illness months. This season has already seen record outbreaks nationwide but how does South Dakota measure up? “Here in Sioux Falls we have not seen a ton of flu yet. It definitely looks like it’s going to be coming,” says Dr. Whittington. That’s Sanford Pediatrician…

Bison Rescued From Overturned Tractor Trailer

FT. PIERRE, S.D. – A number of bison were rescued from an overturned tractor trailer near Ft. Pierre Sunday. The Pierre Fire Department posted a video to their Twitter page showing bison running from the trailer of a truck that had flipped. Pierre Rescue assisted the Fort Pierre Fire Department with extracting the bison. The trailer overturned on Highway 1806…

Children’s Inn Miracle on 41st Street Toy Drive

Children's Inn Miracle on 41st Street Toy Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — You’re probably familiar with the film Miracle on 34th Street, but have you heard of the Miracle on 41st Street here in Sioux Falls? The Children’s Inn is collecting toys at the Empire Mall on 41st street, and volunteer elves are ready to wrap your holiday gifts. Shoppers can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the gift…

Human Rights Day Essay Contest Features Local Middle Schoolers

Human Rights Day Essay Contest Features Local Middle Schoolers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — December 10th is also known as Human Rights Day. Local middle schoolers were able to participate through writing. Dozens gathered as local 7th and 8th graders read their winning essays depicting human rights with the theme Caring for Our Global Home. There were overall grade winners plus best of school winners. Patrick Vogel of Sioux Falls Christian…

FCS QUARTERFINALS: SDSU Slams New Hampshire To Reach Semifinals For First Time

Jacks Beat UNH 56-14 To Set Up Semifinal Date At James Madison

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Wide receiver Jake Wieneke caught two touchdown passes and ran for another for a South Dakota State team that cruised into to the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals for the first time in program history with a 56-14 victory over New Hampshire Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits improved to 11-2 overall in winning…

“Grandparent’s Scam” Circulating South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota attorney general is warning people about the so-called grandparents scam that has resurfaced throughout the state. Attorney General Marty Jackley says his office has received eight reports in two days. He says three people have given away cash ranging from $17,000 to $145,000. The scam begins with a telephone call from someone claiming…

USD to Offer In-State Tuition to Nebraska Residents

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The University of South Dakota has announced it will offer in-state tuition to first-year students and transfer students from Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the school in Vermillion, South Dakota, made the announcement Thursday, describing the change as a pilot program that has been formally approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The university…

BevBuckle: Sioux Falls Business Goes Viral

Out of the blue, one Sioux Falls company went viral. “I mean, it’s just been a whirlwind,” said Heidi Hall, Director of Business Development. “Literally, I don’t think any of us have really been sleeping at all like we have just been up and filling orders and just going like crazy.” Meet the BevBuckle: the world’s first retractable belt buckle…

Net Neutrality: Sioux Falls Speaks Up

Even the freezing cold can’t stop 16-year-old Will Howes from fighting for what he believes in. “It’s like open internet as we have it now will cease to exist,” said Howes. Howes organized the Sioux Falls meetup for a national protest to uphold net neutrality, or the idea that internet providers shouldn’t be able to block or favor certain websites…

Sen. Franken Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Franken made the announcement in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor. The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized as several women stepped forward to accuse him of sexually inappropriate behavior, from groping to forcibly trying to kiss them….

City Councilor Walks Out Mid Meeting: “For The Voices Not Being Heard”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than a dozen people approached the Sioux Falls City Council Tuesday night to offer their input on the proposed downtown parking ramp project. About an hour in the Mayor decided to end the public comment period so councilors could discuss the project and vote. That decision struck a chord with at least one city council…

Someone You Should Know: The Brendtro’s as They Fight to Cure a Rare Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls family is up against the clock raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease. “We’ll I’m feeling a lot of things,” says Raena. That’s Raena Brendtro. She was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at 12 years-old. FA for short is a protein deficiency that attacks nerve and heart cells with no…