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Police: Sioux Falls Man Arrested On 10 Counts Of Child Pornography

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minnehaha Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man on 10 counts of child pornography after a year-long investigation. Sioux Falls police say they received a cyber tip in July 2016 about possible child porn possession. After investigating, police were able to seize computers, tablets, phones, hard drives, and other electronics from 35-year-old, Sioux Falls resident, Zachariah…

City Council Votes 5-3 For New Golf Course Management

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In a matter of weeks, Sioux Falls city golf courses will be under new management. People packed Carnegie Town Hall to witness a close vote on Tuesday evening after another long night at city council.  Many people even sat on the floor. Sioux Falls city councilors voted 5 to 3 approving Nebraska-based “Landscapes Unlimited” to oversee…

Personal and Car Safety Tips For These Freezing Temps

Personal and Car Safety Tips For These Freezing Temps

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Temperatures are reaching negative and single digits as the highs. It’s more important than ever to be properly equipped before heading out into the cold. Car tires and battery problems- that’s what you’ll find at local shops as these temperatures are not friendly to vehicles. Travis Hanson of Graham Tire says it’s crucial to not ignore the…

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The holiday brings about many traditions. The Sioux Falls Skyforce have been offering one to fans for nearly three decades. Holiday hoops on Christmas Day have kept the Sioux Falls Skyforce packing in fans for the last 29 years. Among those cheering is Becky Stueven who’s been going to this game with family for as long as…

Sioux Falls Skyforce Provide Christmas Tradition

Sioux Falls Skyforce Provide Christmas Tradition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Christmas is a time for traditions, and the Sioux Falls Skyforce have been providing that opportunity for nearly three decades. The Force hosts their 29th Christmas game this year, and thousands of fans continue to fill the seats. In 2009, ten inches of snow forced the game’s cancellation, but that doesn’t stop the fans from coming back….

Santa Surprises Hospitalized Children

Santa Surprises Hospitalized Children

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — “It’s not what you expect you’re going to do over Christmas that’s for sure,” says Teague Camarigg. Camarigg’s 6th month old daughter, Riley is hospitalized with a virus, but Santa didn’t forget about them. Mr. Claus was able to spread Christmas cheer to patients at Avera, Sanford and LifeScape. For decades Santa along with Sioux Falls…

Cluckin’ Good Chicken Providing Free Christmas Meal

Cluckin' Good Chicken Providing Free Christmas Meal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A local restaurant is opening its doors on Christmas to provide a breakfast meal on the house. Cluckin’ Good Chicken & BBQ, formerly Bob’s Café, is offering a free Christmas breakfast of pancakes and sausage Monday morning from 6:30-9:30. Co-owner Ben Weiland says this is a tradition once held at Bob’s. They’ve only been with the new…

Beresford Couple Killed in Thursday Crash, Charges Pending Against Other Driver

BERESFORD, S.D. – A Beresford couple has been identified as the two people who died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon near Beresford. A 2003 Ford F-150 pickup was northbound on I-29 when the driver, Thomas Jordan, lost control. The vehicle left the roadway, rolled through the median and across the southbound lanes landing on top of a southbound 2003…

Firefighters and Construction Workers Build Wheelchair-Accessible Ramp for Harrisburg Boy

HARRISBURG, S.D. – A month ago, we told you the story of a Harrisburg Middle schooler Gianni Farinacci. His life changed forever when he was driving an ATV and crashed into a tree. Now, he’s in critical condition in a Nebraska rehabilitation facility, but there’s a special surprise waiting for Gianni when he comes home. Julianna Farinacci asked Santa for…

“Whistleblower” Says She Was Fired for Raising Concerns About Veterans’ Files

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A former Davison County veterans service officer says the state Department of Veterans Affairs got her fired because she raised concerns about errors in veterans’ files and what she felt was improper use of military insignia on souvenir coins. The Daily Republic reports Jessica Davidson was fired Nov. 29. Davidson maintains she was fired for “whistleblowing”…

South Dakota Nonresident Pheasant Licenses Down 18 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota wildlife officials say they’ve sold thousands fewer pheasant hunting licenses to out-of-state residents this year. The Capital Journal reports sales are down about 18 percent compared with last year, when the state sold 82,522 licenses to nonresidents. As of this past Dec. 11, the state had sold 67,651. The season runs from Oct. 21…

Sioux Falls Man Fixes Family’s Car For Free

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – If there’s anything Justin Heidinger knows a lot about, it’s cars. He’s been working with them for his entire life. “Cars are a little bit simpler to diagnose and take care of than people are,” said Heidinger. Of course, he’s also passionate about people. You’ll often find Justin stopping to help someone in need. ”People stopped…

Snow Alert Issued In Sioux Falls

Parking restrictions starting and stopping through Saturday morning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly four inches of snow has fallen in parts of Sioux Falls, prompting city officials to issue a snow alert. Snowplowing started at 8 p.m. Thursday on emergency snow routes and will continue until they’re clear.  All vehicles parked on those routes could be ticketed or towed.  Most neighborhoods in Sioux Falls outside of downtown will…

Asbestos Settlement Probes Awareness Of Toxic Fibers

Asbestos Settlement Probes Awareness Of Toxic Fibers

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Asbestos is so dangerous because you can’t see it, but even a small amount can eventually be lethal. Asbestos is a microscopic toxic fiber that can release dangerous airborne fibers if disturbed. It’s not commonly found in South Dakota but still poses threats to residents. “You don’t know if it’s there or not, and there really…

Police: Brother, Sister Ran Prostitution Operation Out of Sioux Falls Apartment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A brother and sister are behind bars after a nearly-two month investigation revealed the two were running a prostitution operation out of their Sioux Falls apartment. The investigation started in early November, after investigators discovered a suspicious internet ad they say tipped them off. Police say Jaquon Duckworth, 25, and his sister, Lavon Jones, 23, were…

Sioux Falls Golf Course Management Deal In Limbo

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Instead of getting the week off for the Christmas holiday, Sioux Falls city councilors are holding a special meeting next week to talk golf. The city is considering whether Nebraska-based “Landscapes Unlimited” will take over management of its Elmwood, Kuehn Park and Prairie Green municipal golf courses.  Dakota Golf Management currently operates the courses.  Tuesday night,…