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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…

Why Most Weather Apps Are So Inaccurate

Opinion: Meteorologists Still Have Great Value Even With Today's Technology

Do you find yourself relying on your favorite weather app that you can easily access from your phone?  Do you check your weather app everyday but don’t rely on a Meteorologist’s actual forecast.  It’s okay because many of us do, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!  I’m sure you have already found out how inaccurate weather apps can be,…

Containing The Species

SD Game, Fish and Parks is concerned about spread of zebra mussels

YANKTON, S.D. – The first one was spotted back in 2015, and they’ve been causing problems near Yankton ever since. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks say the zebra mussel population continues to rise at Lewis and Clark Reservoir. The invasive species is actually hard to spot right now. But conservation officers say that’s why they’re so concerned about the…

Sanford’s Profile Perform Products Aim To Manage Weight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Eating well and exercising is always a good idea but sometimes you need an extra boost, which is why Profile by Sanford launched their line of Profile Perform products for before and after workouts. Profile by Sanford is a program that helps clients live a healthy lifestyle with fitness, meal plans and individualized coaching. Alyssa Koens, a dietitian with…

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Sees Same Dog Three Times, Returned Twice

Shelter Has Fewer Returns After Change In Visitor Policy

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society takes extra steps to make sure that those who are looking to adopt find the right animal. But that doesn’t mean they have a 100 percent success rate. Zelda hopes her third time is a charm. “Zelda… look at her,” says Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Adoption Counselor CJ Burd. “She’s definitely a high…

The Sub Hub Of Sioux Falls Offers Fresh Options For Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since 2010, Jon and Michelle Hoffman have been serving up fresh sandwiches, wraps and more out of their food truck, The Sub Hub of Sioux Falls. With two little boys, the Hoffmans say they love working as a family. They started their food truck back in 2010. Jon says it was a challenging time for food trucks…

SD Restaurant Excited For Commercial Shrimp Harbor To Move Into Minn.

Last week, a company announced that they’ll be bringing a commercial shrimp harbor to Minnesota. From one harbor alone, tru Shrimp Systems says they’ll harvest seven million pounds of shrimp each year, but what’s the demand for shrimp locally? “It’s southern influenced fine dining is what we do,” said Bros Brasserie Americano Owner and Chef Ryan Tracy. “It’s a really…

Local Teenager Publishes Children’s Book

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A classroom assignment to create a children’s book for students at Ann Sullivan Elementary School in the spring has helped a local Sioux Falls teen publish his first children’s book. Eighteen-year-old Mark Ladu is always on his computer writing or sketching. He says it’s how he gets his creative juices flowing. “I always had a passion for writing;…

South Dakota Courts Cope With Judicial Vacancies

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – One-third of the judgeships in South Dakota’s 14-county First Judicial Circuit are vacant, creating a challenge in coping with the caseload. Circuit Judges Paul Eng and Tim Bjorkman retired earlier this month, creating the rare situation of two judgeship vacancies at the same time. A state official says Gov. Dennis Daugaard hopes to fill the two…

Outdoor City Pools Closed Due to Cool Temperatures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Due to cool temperatures, the city says all Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation outdoor aquatic centers and pool facilities will be closed Sunday. The locations of the six public pools are: Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center—301 South Fairfax Avenue Frank Olson Pool—4101 East 16th Street Kuehn Park Pool—2309 Kuehn Park Road Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center—3401 East…