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Exploring Creative Boundaries: Sioux Falls Artist Aiming for Alaska

Jordan Thornton has the artistic opportunity of a lifetime, with a chance at a residency in Alaska

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- From the downtown SculptureWalk, to the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls is known for embracing the arts. Friday night was no exception as the May First Friday Art and Wine Walk downtown showcased some of the area’s most creative work. One of the artists has an incredible opportunity to further her passion. “It may not be the biggest…

Silence Continues To Surround Sideras Investigation

No Further Updates Following DCI Search Warrant On Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—On Tuesday, former Sioux Falls Fire Chief Jim Sideras’ home was searched by Minnehaha County Sheriff’s deputies and agents with the Department of Criminal Investigations. No word was given on why the search warrant was issued. Three days later, Captain Jason Gearman with Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office said there are no updates. “I can’t give you any specifics…

Lincoln County Wind Farm Could Face Public Vote

Signature gathering efforts could start as early as next week

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D.- For the last four years, wind energy has been a whirlwind of a discussion in Lincoln County. The area is being eyed for a large wind-farm, but the project has been stalled by opponents and left in limbo by County Commissioners. However a new vote this week could put the fate of the project in the hands…

Two-A-Day Practices Sacked By NCAA

April Decision To End Tradition Aims To Tackle Head Injury Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this year, college football preseason will play by different rules. Last month, the NCAA Division Two Presidents Council eliminated “two-a-day” practices in the weeks leading up to the fall season. Division Two now joins Division One and Division Three, which already banned the tradition. Two-a-days typically brought two tough practices a day for athletes. Dr. Thayne…

Suspect In Wednesday Stand-Off Charged With Attempted 1st Degree Murder

Charges for the suspect in Wednesday’s stand-off, Matthew James Rumbolz have come down. Rumbolz is facing attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance. Rumbolz will appear for the first time in Lake County Court at 11 a.m. tomorrow. McCook County Deputy Dylan Hill-stead was shot in the arm and transferred…

House GOP Votes To Gut Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law. Thursday’s vote sends the measure to the Senate. Many senators consider the House bill too harsh and it’s expected to undergo substantial changes. The…

Little Kid, Big Heart: 10-year-old Inspires New Handicapped Door at Ronald McDonald House

Whether it be superheroes, or beating cancer, Jack has a deep passion for everything that's important to him

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For the last 34 years, the Ronald McDonald House in Sioux Falls has been providing out-of-town families a place to call home while they get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. But even with all the amenities, one ten-yea-old cancer fighter noticed one of the houses was missing just one thing. “Jack is a ball…

Vote For Parker! Small School Takes One More Shot At National Title

The Parker High School Art program hopes to beat out 3,000 contenders for the $50,000 prize.

    Four years ago, the Parker High School art class entered the national Vans Shoe Design Contest, not knowing what, if anything would come out of it. The school finished third in the country followed by a runner up finish the year after. The team just missed a top five finish a year ago and now are poised to…

Police: Death Investigation Consistent With Murder/Suicide

Two Men Found Dead Inside Apartment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police say at around 8:30 a.m. they responded to the 1400 block of North “C” Avenue in northwestern Sioux Falls for a check the well-being call. Police say an apartment in the area is occupied by an adult male. Upon making entry responding officers say they found both the occupant and another adult male…

Panic Button Invented To Make College Students Safer

Handheld device alerts emergency contacts, 911

Experts say one in ten college students will experience sexual assault and many are at higher risk in their first few months at school.  So, what happens when a student is in danger of any kind, but they can’t call friends, family or even the police for help? A gadget invented right here in the Sioux Empire could soon come…

Spring Snowstorm May Leave Some Without Power Overnight

Nearly 200 electric poles in southeastern South Dakota were downed in the spring snowstorm that hit Sunday night and Monday morning. As of Monday afternoon, Bon Homme Yankton Electric Association in Tabor, Sioux Valley Energy in Colman and Southeastern Electric Cooperative in Marion reported about 2,000 people without power.  The South Dakota Rural Electric Association says storm damage includes 180…

More Citations For Construction Company In Connection With Building Collapse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls business has received a second set of citations from OSHA in connection with the Copper Lounge building collapse that killed one person in December 2016. The U.S. Department of Labor says in the citations that Hultgren Construction LLC committed two willful citations with proposed penalties of $101,400. The citations state that at times…

Pioneer Girl Project Announces More Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

The latest Pioneer Girl Project publication, “Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder,” was unveiled

Courtesy SD State Historical SocietyPIERRE, S.D. — The latest Pioneer Girl Project publication, “Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder,” was unveiled at the April 28-29 history conference of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Sioux Falls. The book is a stand-alone sourcebook on Wilder’s successful career and work with Rose Wilder Lane. “Perspectives” will be available to the…

Sioux Falls Tattoo Shop Looking for Temporary Location After Overnight Fire

Officials Investigating Cause Of Saturday Business Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Saturday around midnight, Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at Prophecy Tattoo at 1406 S. Minnesota Avenue. People could see smoke and flames coming from the back of the business. Upon arrival, fire crews were able put out the fire in 15 minutes. The business suffered moderate smoke and fire damage throughout…

Police Searching for Vehicle Involved in Multiple Hit and Runs

The hit and runs happened sometime around 7 p.m. Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a vehicle they say was involved in several hit and runs bear the downtown area Saturday evening. The crashes happened on Fairfax Avenue between 6th Street and 8th Street. At least two vehicles sustained significant cosmetic damage and broken tail lights. Police say the suspect vehicle…

Minnesota Residents Now Able to Purchase Guns Without Background Checks

Minnesota's requirements for getting a permit to carry satisfy the background check requirements

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota residents who have permits to carry handguns may now be able to purchase guns from licensed dealers without the normally required background checks. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday that it has determined that Minnesota’s requirements for getting a permit to carry satisfy the background check requirements under federal law…

Federal Prosecutors to Hold Office Hours on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

The goal is to give citizens better access and ease communication

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota is going to hold weekly office hours on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The federal prosecutors say they’ll be on the reservation each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal is to give citizens better access and ease communication. Residents will be able to talk about…