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Weekend Rainfall Brings Impressive Totals!

Some Spots Across the Sioux Empire Have Received More than Four Inches!

It has sure been a gloomy and rainy stretch the last three days and that has resulted in some impressive rainfall totals from across the Sioux Empire. Storms fired up Friday afternoon as a cold front moved through and they have not let up! Showers continue to roll out of the south even this evening and more rain is likely…

“Smoother Roads Ahead:” Greg Jamison Officially Announces Bid for Mayor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The race for the Sioux Falls mayor’s seat gained another official candidate Monday. Former city councilor and current state representative Greg Jamison kicked off his campaign this morning. This will be the second time Jamison has taken aim at the mayor’s office, after he lost to incumbent Mike Huether in 2014. On the Fourth of July, Jamison…

Casino Robbery Suspect Makes Initial Court Appearance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The man accused of robbing three Sioux Falls casinos in five days appeared in a Minnehaha County Courtroom this morning. Angel Provinical made his initial appearance where he was read the charges against him. Provincial is charged with three counts of first degree robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm…

Suspect Identified in Deputy-Involved Shooting

The male subject has been identified as Christopher Scott Sanftleben, 46, of Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 1:30 am. The incident occurred at 6200 N. Cliff Avenue #153, Sioux Falls. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to…

Canton Community Raises Hurricane Relief Funds

CANTON, SD — It’s one thousand and 70 miles from Canton, South Dakota to Houston, Texas. But that’s not stopping the Midwest hospitality. The canton barn was filled with food fun and folk music to raise funds for hurricane relief. Gaynor Johnson of Sioux River Folk Festival says the inspiration came from watching tv coverage of the storms “Just watching…

24-Year-Old Male Killed in Crash Near Ipswich

IPSWICH, S.D. – One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Sunday morning west of Ipswich. The names of the two men involved are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only persons involved. A 2012 Ford F-250 pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the…

Two Horses Killed In Pickup Vs. Trailer Crash

MINNEHAHA Co. – A pickup traveling south on 478th Avenue east of Sioux Falls landed on Interstate 90, hitting a horse trailer Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 12:15. South Dakota Highway Patrol says the pickup was approaching I-90 when it crossed the center line, traveled in the wrong lane of traffic, through grass and launched onto the westbound lanes…

Hybrid Turkey Hatchery Coming to Beresford

BERESFORD, S.D.- Governor Dennis Daugaard will be in the area this week to attend a groundbreaking for a new hybrid turkey hatchery in Beresford. Ground will be broken at 9 a.m. Tuesday on old Highway 77. Hendrix Genetics is a Netherlands-based company that expects to hire 60 to 80 employees when in full production. The Beresford operation will contain a…

Minnesota Vikings Put Forth “Show of Unity” Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – With NFL owners and players around the league condemning President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about national anthem protests, the Minnesota Vikings have put forth their own show of unity. The Vikings stood along their sideline with arms locked together during the “Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday before their game against Tampa Bay. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark…

KBAD, Badlands Entities Cease Operations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A web page has taken over the KBAD945.com website, announcing all Badlands entities will cease operations following a state ruling on lending regulations. The page also lists several Badlands buildings for sale, including the Badlands Pawn shop and Badlands Motor Speedway for $9,450,000 each. The Badlands Radio Station on Russell Avenue as well as the KBAD…

Walking to Defeat ALS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS. This disease targets the central nervous system and muscle weakness and slurred speech are early signs of ALS. Jennifer Hjelle ALS Executive Director for the region says from prognosis to end of life can range from two to five years. She says that doesn’t…

Girl Scouts Day of Play

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Local Girl Scout troops hosted a day of play Saturday in an effort to give kids a break from their electronics The variety of activities focused on wellness choices which included stretching, fishing and art work. 8th grader Audrey Prostrollo was busy face painting today. Audrey’s been with Girl Scouts for seven years and she says being…

Authorities investigating Deputy Involved Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Authorities are investigating a deputy involved shooting that took place early Saturday morning. Investigators say deputies responded to a violent domestic assault in the 6200 block of North Cliff Avenue around 1:30 in the morning. When the first deputy arrived, he was confronted with a suspect armed with a weapon. The deputy shot the suspect, who received…

Brennan Suing SD Division Of Banking, Claims Agency Illegally Revoked License

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The battle between Dollar Loan Center and the state of South Dakota appears to be headed for the courtroom. Owner Chuck Brennan has filed a lawsuit against the South Dakota Division of Banking for what he is calling a violation of his business’ constitutional rights. The Division of Banking revoked Dollar Loan Center’s lending license last…