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Card Tricks to Celebrate Houdini

Local magician Travis Nye explains another reason to celebrate the Halloween holiday

October 31 is not only Halloween, it is also the culmination of National Magic Week in the United States, in honor of legendary magician Harry Houdini. Houdini died Harry died of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix, on October 31, 1926 in Detroit’s Grace Hospital at the age of 52. In honor of his life and his mark on the trade, local…

Dancing With the Local Stars

Upcoming Sioux Falls event to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local celebrities along with their dance instructors have spent the last eight to ten weeks practicing for an event that aims to help tens of thousands of adults and children living with mental health issues throughout the Sioux Empire. The culmination of their hard work will be showcased this Saturday, November 4th at the local Dancing With the Sioux Falls…

Alleged Sexual Assault Involving USD Students

We’re learning new details tonight involving an alleged sexual assault involving University of South Dakota students. The USD community is reacting to an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving students. Student body president, Teagan McNary, says students are upset, but still feel safe. “It’s upsetting, and I think it just shows that while we do a lot of training for the…

800 Dogs to Compete at the Sioux Empire Dog Show

800 Dogs to Compete at the Sioux Empire Dog Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Some of the fiercest competitors on four legs are in Sioux Falls this weekend. The Sioux Empire Kennel Club fall show started today at the fairgrounds. Nearly 800 dogs from all over the country are competing. Dogs and their owners try to score the most points in obedience and rally trials. They hope to qualify for other…

Scoreboard Thursday, October 26th

Scoreboard Thursday, October 26th

Scoreboard Thursday, October 26th NHL Wild 6, NY Islanders 4 Women’s Volleyball Mount Marty 3, Grace 1 H.S. Volleyball Minnesota 3-AA Section Marshall 3, New Ulm 0 Jackson County Central 3, Redwood Valley 0 Luverne 3, St. James 0 Pipestone 3, Worthington 0 H.S. Football Playoffs South Dakota Class 11AAA Quarterfinal Brandon Valley 35, Rapid City Stevens 17 Sioux Falls…

2nd Annual Sunny Radiothon For LifeScape Starting Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over the next two days Sunny Radio in Sioux Falls is hosting a radiothon to raise funds for LifeScape. This is the second year the radiothon is taking place. Last year Sunny Radio raised $32,000 the event also added 120 new donors to the foundation. This year’s radiothon is taking place October 26th through the 27th at…

Local Polio Survivor Speaks to Recognize World Polio Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Polio still affects the lives of children in three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria, but the Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club is fighting back.  Tomorrow is World Polio Day. Health officials say the number of cases diagnosed each year is down by more than 99 percent.  Rotaries across the world have contributed more than $1.7 billion…

Could Your Weight Be a Major Cancer Risk Factor?

Local physician doesn't shy away from having this tough conversation with her patients

There are 13 cancers linked to being overweight and obesity, yet few physicians are willing to talk with patients about the risk. Dr. Julie Reiland, breast surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care, says we must do a better job of having this conversation, if we truly want to prevent many cancer diagnosis from ever happening in the first place.

Dine Out for Lifescape

Annual event features growing list of local restaurants donating to families with disabilities

There are more than 4,000 families in the Sioux Empire that rely on Lifescape for assistance of some form, to help them with the challenges of living with a disability. It’s been a busy season for the organization with fundraisers and the latest is Tuesday, October 24th. Supporting restaurants in town will donate a percentage of proceeds for the day’s…

Scoreboard Wednesday, October 18th

Scoreboard Wednesday, October 18th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  SCORES FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2017 Prep Football-Minnesota  Dawson-Boyd 49, Ortonville 24 Luverne 34, Windom 7 Marshall 76, Jordan 34 Pipestone 35, Jackson County Central 18 Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 46, Hills-Beaver Creek 22 Waseca 47, Worthington 0 Men’s Soccer Dordt College 7, Mount Marty College 1 Briar Cliff University 1, Doane University 1 (2OT) Northwestern College 3, Morningside…

New Insurance Rates Requested for 2018

Local health providers propose adjusted numbers for 2018 as Congress tries to work out a plan on subsidies

Local health care providers met a 6pm deadline on Tuesday for proposed new health insurance premium rates for 2018. Consumers still on Obamacare continue to be concerned about not only the cost of care but also access to care moving forward, according to Debra Muller, CEO of Avera Health Plans. This comes despite a bipartisan agreement reached this week that…

UPDATE: Missing Boy Located Safe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing seven year-old boy. Trent SpiritTrack Jr. was last seen around 2:45 p.m. near 6th and Prairie Tuesday afternoon. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants, brown shirt, red fleece sweatshirt, and blue shoes with neon green laces. If you have any information or…

Local Theatre Company Performs “The Witches”

Recently renovated Sioux Empire Community Theatre to host the spooky fall production

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre group has an incredibly busy calendar the rest of 2017, practicing for and performing on average, one play per month. And it doesn’t end there. For more on the fall line-up, including this month’s performance of “The Witches”, click the link above.

The Art of Rosemaling

Local woman hopes to teach future generations about the craft

Eileen Halverson is never sure who might show up, but every month, she gathers her painting materials and heads to the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Sioux Falls to demonstrate a tradition unique to her heritage – Rosemaling. She is there from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Click the link above to learn more about Eileen…

Pancake Feed to Fund Critical Support Programs

Both adults and children with disabilities will benefit from this major fundraiser for Lifescape

It is an event 26 years in the making and it’s as delicious this year as ever. Lifescape is again serving up hotcakes as one of the organizations bigger fundraisers of the year to support ongoing programs for people with disabilities. Organizers say this year’s proceeds will specifically provide breakfasts and lunches for low-income adults with disabilities, as well as…

Scoreboard Wednesday, October 11th

Scores for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  SCORES FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2017 College Volleyball  Dordt def. Northwestern, 25-22, 30-28, 19-25, 25-22 Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan, 27-25, 25-15, 25-16 Morningside def. Mount Marty, 25-20, 25-12, 25-9 Midland def. College of Saint Mary, 25-19, 25-22, 25-13 Hastings def. Concordia University, 25-10, 25-14, 25-19   Men’s Soccer Concordia University 2, Doane University 1  …