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July 25-26 Rain Totals

Some Impressive Rain Totals From Tuesday's Storms

Some impressive rainfall reports coming in from storms that rolled through our area Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Some very heavy rain fell across southern and eastern South Dakota. Below is a list of totals that we have received from the National Weather Service offices in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City. If you don’t see your town, that…

Vermillion Goes Unbeaten to Win State “B” Legion Title

Vermillion Goes Unbeaten to Win State "B" Legion Title

WINNER…The Vermillion legion baseball team won the State “B” Legion title Tuesday afternoon in Winner by beating Spearfish 3-1. They had actually defeated the home team Winner/Colome 2-0 in the early morning hours after a lengthy weather delay Monday night. Tom Heisinger’s team featured great pitching and defense throughout the tournament and Billy Mount was named MVP. Mount was quite…

Gottsleben Retires After 33 Years at USD

Gottsleben Retires After 33 Years at USD

VERMILLION, S.D.–University of South Dakota head men’s track and field coach Dave Gottsleben has announced his retirement from coaching following a fruitful 33-year career at South Dakota.   Gottsleben was twice named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. He has won more conference championships than any coach in USD…

Koelewyn Has College Career Ahead After State Legion Tourney

Southpaw has great selection of pitches

The first thing you learn about him is how difficult the name is to pronounce. “I’ve heard multiple different versions of my name.” Renner Pitcher Spencer Koelewyn says. “It took a few different times.” Renner Head Coach Jack Van Leur says. “Probably more than 20 versions. I’ve heard cold-wine. That’s probably the worst one.” Spencer says. “He had to point…

Evaluating Ability: How Old is Too Old to Drive?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Authorities are still investigating the crash that left two people dead and six injured Monday when an 81-year-old driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and careened into a group of people outside the Alcester Care and Rehab Center. Taking the driver’s age into consideration, many are now questioning how we gauge a senior citizen’s ability…

Vikings Begin 2017 Training Camp

Zach Borg Reports From The Start Of The 52nd Camp In Mankato

MANKATO, MN  —  For the 52nd straight year and final time in Mankato, football season is underway! The Minnesota Vikings have begun their training camp though it’s a bit different than the last 51 versions because this year only rookies and players who have yet to accrue a full season of NFL experience had to report for the opening day…

Garth Brooks Adds Another Show To Sioux Falls Line-Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – According to a release, Garth Brooks has added one more show in Sioux Falls for his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The latest concert date released is Saturday, September 23rd at 3:00 p.m. at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Tickets for this additional concert go on sale Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. Order tickets online at ticketmaster.com/GarthBrooks…

No Injuries Reported In Late Night House Fire

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a fire at 330 North Spring Avenue shortly after 10:30 Sunday night. First-arriving crews found a dumpster fire located close to the building causing an exterior corner of the building to catch fire. All residents of the building were evacuated. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews searched…

Billion Auto – Automotive Service Tech in Dell Rapids, SD

Billion Automotive

Job Location: Dell Rapids, SD Job Description: Join the Billion Automotive Team! Billion Automotive, a family owned business since 1935, has built its name and reputation on customer satisfaction. We are a growing multi-state organization with more than 25 locations in South Dakota, Iowa, and Montana. Billion Chevrolet of Dell Rapids is seeking an Automotive Service Tech to join our…

Adventures With Ahtra: Shooting Trap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The sportsmen and women at Crooks Gun Club make shooting trap look easy. Vice President Chris Erickson says he’s been shooting since he was a little kid. Shooting trap takes more than just good aim; before you pick up a shotgun at Crooks Gun Club, there are some basics to get down first. “You start off with safety,…

Wednesday, July 19th Scoreboard

Wednesday, July 19th Scoreboard

Wednesday, July 19th Scoreboard MLB Minnesota Twins 6 vs. New York Yankees 1 American Association Baseball Sioux Fall Canaries 6 vs. Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks 7 Pioneer Collegiate Baseball League Sioux Falls GOLD 6 vs. Storm Lake Whitecaps 10 Legion Baseball Region 2A Brandon Valley 8 vs. Sioux Falls East 2 Sioux Fall East 7 vs. Sioux Falls West 10 Region 3A…

GFP Proposes Petition Process For Non-meandered Lakes Restrictions

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission during the July Commission meeting adopted a proposal to establish a process where landowners can request the restriction of recreational use of nonmeandered waters for public use. GFP Department Secretary Kelly Hepler says the process being considered by the Commission will give landowners the ability to formally make those…

Staying Ahead Of The Drought

How One Local Business And The Sioux Falls Parks And Recreation Department Are Keeping Up

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, over 355,000 people are affected by the drought conditions across South Dakota.  So we checked in with a small business and the city of Sioux Falls to see how they’re dealing with the dryness. It’s been a tough summer for many of us across the Sioux Empire due to…

Bircher Still Loves the Game, Helps Birds to Sweep

Bircher Still Loves the Game, Helps Birds to Sweep

ST. PAUL, MN – The Sioux Falls Canaries earned their first series win against a North Division opponent in the 2017 season after defeating the St. Paul Saints by the final score of 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon at CHS Field. Starting pitcher Joe Bircher set the tone early on Wednesday afternoon, holding the Saints offense scoreless over the first four…

Boys & Girls Club, Plum’s Cooking Co. Teach Kids How To Handle And Cook Food

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Boys & Girl’s Club of the Sioux Empire is partnering up with Plum’s Cooking Company in Sioux Falls. Today kicked off the first day of their Power Chef Cooking Camps. The 2 week cooking classes aim at helping kids learn the benefits of gardening and how to prepare that food to provide a full-circle learning…

Meet Miss South Dakota, Miranda Mack

Mack will compete in the Miss America pageant on September 10

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It only took Miranda Mack one try to win the crown of Miss South Dakota in the Miss America pageant circuit. Winning the Miss South Dakota crown is something Mack says she never expected. Three months before Mack won the state title, she was crowned Miss SDSU, a title she also never thought she’d win. “I thought, you…