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Super Bowl 52 Gathers 10,000 Volunteers

Roughly 30,000 hopefuls applied for the volunteer committee and Crew 52 represents 42 states.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – For the first time in 25 years, the Super Bowl is coming back to Minnesota at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Pulling off the biggest game of the year won’t come without the help of a few volunteers, thousands to be exact. 10,000 volunteers gathered as Crew 52 will man the front lines to welcome an estimated…

Warmer Weather Gives One Sport a Longer Season

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -The Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls closed its doors last week to hibernate for winter, but the sunshine makes for one last hoorah before spring. “Once you kinda say you’re closed and then you reopen, it does tend to have a little bit different reaction with people,” said Tom Jansa of Dakota Golf Management….

Prairie Green Golf Course Reopens This Week Due to Pleasant Forecast

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls will re-open Sunday, November 12. Based on the current forecast, the course plans to stay open through Thursday, November 16. The dates could be extended if the forecast improves. The course opens 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. on Monday-Thursday. Tee times can be set online at www.dakotagolf.com or…

Presho, Salem, Plankinton and Alpena Fire Departments Grieving Over Fallen Firefighters

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Four fire departments in South Dakota have recently suffered unexpected losses, leaving voids in their front lines that members say are tough to fill. The Mitchell Daily Republic reports the Presho, Salem, Plankinton and Alpena fire departments each reported the death of one member in the past month. South Dakota Firefighters Association President Charlie Kludt says…

SD Author Details Lesser-Known Stories Of Amazing Female Athletes

Mitchell author Jean Patrick is teaching young readers about the history of women in sports in her latest book, “Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women’s Olympics.” Watch above to hear her inspiration to write the book, what drew her to the book’s central figure, track & field standout Ludy Godbold, Jean’s unique research style and what she’s up to these…

Driver Dead In Rural Rollover Crash

CEDAR COUNTY, NE – A Nebraska man is dead after he drove off a rural road in Cedar County. The sheriff’s office was called to the scene around 4:15 p.m. Friday on Highway 15 about a mile south of Laurel.  There, they found a Toyota pickup truck flipped over.  Investigators say the driver of the truck, 66-year-old Dennis Brodersen of…

Augustana University Holds Forum To Discuss NFL Controversy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Controversy within the NFL started more than a year ago, when Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem instead of standing. The move has sparked some to follow suit, and others to lash out. A discussion Thursday night at Augustana University aimed to bring people on both sides of this argument together. “You hear…

Full Story: Iowa Teacher Facing 140 Counts Of Inappropriate Conduct

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – An Iowa elementary teacher is facing 140 counts of inappropriate conduct with students. Police first arrested 35-year-old Curtis Van Dam at the end of October on two counts; lascivious conduct with minor and lascivious acts with a child. Now, Sioux Center Police are discovering similar incidents may have happened before. With allegations dating back to August…

Sioux Center Elem. Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse Involving Students

SIOUX CENTER, I.A. – A Sioux Center, Iowa elementary teacher has been arrested and charged with numerous counts of inappropriate conduct with students. 35-year-old Curtis Van Dam has been charged with the following: 72 counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse 34 counts of Lascivious Conduct with a Minor 14 counts of Sexual Exploitation by a Teacher 12 counts of 3rd…

City Council Denies Gas Station To Expand Into A Casino

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls City Council took up a disagreement between a neighborhood and gas station owner Tuesday night. The owner of Hilltop BP on the corner of 18th and Cleveland says he’s trying to grow his business – by offering video lottery. But, those who live near the gas station fear gaming will drive up crime in…

This Flu Season Expecting Record Cases

This Flu Season Expecting Record Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — October and November are the prime months to get vaccinated with flu season right around the corner. Experts are expecting the flu to pack an even bigger punch this year, so now is the time to protect you and your family. Nearly 200,000 Americans are hospitalized every year from the flu, and this year could be even…