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What Happens When a Senator Resigns

BROOKINGS, S.D.- The national conversation over allegations of sexual harassment in the political arena has become a hot-button issue. Just last week, Minnesota Senator Al Franken stepped down from his seat when several women came forward. In light of his resignation, we spoke with an expert on how this could change the political climate. It’s this photo from a 2006 USO…

Savanna Greywind Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty To Charges

FARGO, N.D. – A North Dakota woman is pleading guilty for her part in the death of an eight-month pregnant woman. Brooke Crews pleaded guilty to all charges today. She and her boyfriend William Hoehn are accused of kidnapping and killing 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Savanna’s baby was found alive inside of the couple’s home. Authorities have not disclosed how Greywind…

Trump Wants To Send Man Back To Moon, On To Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon – and on to Mars. Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to “refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery.” The move, Trump said, “marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first…

‘On Point’ NPR Host Ashbrook Facing Misconduct Allegations

BOSTON (AP) – The host of one of National Public Radio’s most successful programs has been placed on leave while he’s investigated for allegations of wrongdoing including engaging in “creepy” sex talks and unwanted contact with 11 mostly young women and men. The allegations against “On Point” host Tom Ashbrook include unwanted hugs and neck and back rubs to other…

Man Charged With Beating Death Makes Initial Court Appearance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnehaha county judge has ordered bond to remain at $25,000 for Nathan MacTaggart, the third person charged in the beating death of a Sioux Falls man. The 33-year-old is charged with aggravated assault and made his initial court appearance this morning. On November 3rd,  two teenage girls repeatedly punched a 55-year-old victim in the face…

Wildfire Closes Custer State Park In South Dakota

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Multiple agencies have responded to a wildfire that has closed Custer State Park in the Black Hills. Custer County Emergency Management said Monday all main roads, including Highways 16A and 87, in and out of the park will be closed until further notice. Emergency managers say the Blue Bell Lodge at Custer has been evacuated. Officials…

2 Correctional Officers Attacked In Eastern Iowa Jail

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two eastern Iowa correctional officers were sent to the hospital with injuries after they were attacked by inmates at the Des Moines County Correctional Center. The Des Moines County sheriff’s office says authorities were called to the jail shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday on a report that a correctional officer was pinned down in…

Treasury Says GOP Tax Bill Will Generate $1.8T In Revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is now estimating the Republican tax bill will generate about $1.8 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years by boosting economic growth. But that’s a lot more than nonpartisan congressional analysts have projected. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that growth stimulated by the anticipated tax cuts will generate some $409 billion in…

Patients May Pay For On-Scene Care In Western Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Emergency medical technicians might charge patients who receive on-scene care but don’t require transportation to the hospital in a western Iowa city next year. The Sioux City Council will vote Monday on a proposal to introduce a $186 to $327 fee for services received from paramedics at a scene. The new fee structure comes as…

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Using Golf Club In Assault

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wounded Knee man accused of using a golf club as a weapon has pleaded not guilty in federal court. Authorities allege 50-year-old Virgil Left Hand Sr. used a golf club to assault another man in Wounded Knee in September, causing serious injury. Left Hand is scheduled for trial Feb. 6. He could face up to…

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…

Grab a Tag: Giving Trees Spread Cheer at Dairy Queen in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There are over 600 holiday wishes waiting to be granted in Sioux Falls, such as clothing, bus passes, bedding, and kitchen utensils.  Many of these wishes. are hanging on “giving trees” throughout the city. The Christmas wishes are from  both children and adults with special needs that need a helping hand this holiday season.  A number…

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…