Anndrea Anderson

“March 4 Trump” Rallies Held in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A rally in support of President Donald Trump has drawn hundreds of supporters and counterprotesters to the Minnesota State Capitol. The rally was one of several “March 4 Trump” demonstrations planned nationwide Saturday to support Trump. Chanting reverberated through the Capitol rotunda during the dueling protests. There were some minor scuffles, but they were quickly…

Armed and Dangerous Aberdeen Fugitive Sought by U.S. Marshals Service

There is a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading directly to his arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Marshals Service is seeking the public’s help in finding a fugitive who missed a recent court appearance. The Marshals Service says 24-year-old Abdirhman Ahmad Noor is considered armed and dangerous and he should not be approached. He has been free on bond on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated…

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Expected to Return to Governor’s Residence Sunday

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will spend one more day at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. Dayton is expected to return to the governor’s residence Sunday. Spokesman Linden Zakula says Saturday that the governor’s surgery was a success and the surgeon found no sign the cancer had spread beyond the prostate….

One Killed, Three Families Displaced in Yankton Apartment Fire

The American Red Cross is assisting three families displaced by the fire

YANKTON, S.D.- Yankton County Emergency Management Officials confirm one person has died in a fire Friday evening at an apartment complex in Yankton. The Yankton Fire Department was called to the complex at 808 Picotte Street just after 8:00 p.m. The building sustained serious fire and smoke damage. Officials from the South Dakota Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the…

Trapped Under a Semi: Crash Survivor Recalls Tragic Accident

Nearly two months after the accident, it’s still difficult for Webbs to talk about

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- On an early January morning, a semi-truck swerved off of an overpass on Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls, killing the driver inside. The truck fell on top of a car that was driven by a young woman. For the first time since that accident, Jasmine Webbs is speaking out about those horrifying moments. “I was slowing down,…

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 75 Years in Disturbing Rape Case

McAbee was handed a sentence of 75 years, 25 of which will be suspended

A man who raped a 14-year-old girl in Sioux Falls November 2015 was sentenced Thursday. 42-year-old Frederick McAbee pleaded “guilty” in December to second degree rape and commission of a felony rape with a firearm. McAbee was handed a sentence of 75 years, 25 of which will be suspended. States Attorney Aaron McGowan calls this one of the worst child…

Ringing Away Cancer: The Story Behind Perry’s Bell

The bell was donated a few months after Perry Mogler passed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Earlier this month, we brought you the story of Crystal Erickson, who triumphantly rang the “cancer bell” at Sanford Hospital to signify the end of her breast cancer treatment. That bell -as does every cancer patient who rings it- has a story unlike any other. “When I walked into radiation I walked by that bell every day,”…

Final Vote Monday for Minnesota Liquor Sales

If passed, liquor stores could start opening seven days a week in July

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are on the brink of legalizing Sunday liquor sales. Minnesota’s Senate is expected to take a final vote Monday on a bill to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Lawmakers have tried and failed for years to repeal a ban that dates back to statehood. The House gave it a major push…

Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting in Sioux City

The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – One person is hospitalized after being wounded in a shootout with Woodbury County Sheriff’s deputies in northwest Iowa. The Sheriff’s office says deputies were pursuing two suspects south of Sioux City around 3:30 a.m. Sunday before the shooting happened. Authorities say the suspects started firing at deputies after the chase ended, and the deputies returned…

Bill Could Force Closures of Military Bases, Ellsworth Officials Remain Confident

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Supporters of the Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City say the facility is in good position should it need to survive another round of base closures. U.S. Democratic Rep. Adam Smith, of Washington, introduced a bill in January seeking to convene a new Base Realignment and Closure Commission, known as BRAC. Ellsworth Development Authority…

Nearly 500 Dumpsters Needed To Haul Debris From Dakota Access Protest Site

A Florida-based company is providing trash removal and environmental cleanup on the federal land

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. A Florida-based company is providing trash removal and environmental cleanup on the federal land. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from the camp near the Standing…

19-Year-Old Council Candidate Hopes to Close Age Gap in Brookings

Isaiah Croatt, entrepreneur, student, runs for city council

BROOKINGS, S.D.- Friday was the last day for people interested in a seat on Brookings’ City Council to file their paperwork. So far, four people have thrown their hat into the ring for city leadership, including one young man who says his age gives him an advantage over the others. “I’d like to offer a different perspective. I’m a bit…

Snow Forecast Won’t Threaten State Wrestling Tournament

The forecast calls for a dumping of nearly a foot of snow in the Sioux Falls region

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Nearly 500 wrestlers are expected to take the mat at the Denny Sanford Premier Center this weekend, coming from every corner of the state. But a dumping of snow is projected to arrive before they do. “Probably the most disappointing thing so far is that weather forecast,” said Mark Meile, Activities Director for the Sioux Falls School…

Stockholm Man Killed in Thursday Crash Near South Shore

Kevin Schamber, 37, Milbank, S.D., was driving the Chevrolet pickup

SOUTH SHORE, S.D. – A 52-year-old Stockholm, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling west on South Dakota Highway 20 when it crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2011 Ford F150 pickup. Edward Andersen, who…

Rapid City Police, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Apply for Body Camera Grant

The grant would cover up to $400,000 of the costs associated with the $800,000 effort

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officers with the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office could be outfitted by body cameras by next summer. The two agencies applied last week for a U.S. Department of Justice grant that would help pay for the video recording tools. The agencies should know by late summer or early fall whether…

More Teachers Retiring than Recruited

More than 30 percent of South Dakota's full-time educators are at least 51

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Statistics from the South Dakota Department of Education show that the state’s teachers are nearing retirement at a faster pace than first-year teachers are being recruited. Some educators are wondering if the South Dakota Legislature’s 2016 move to boost teacher pay came soon enough. Last year, lawmakers passed a 0.5 percent sales tax increase in hopes…

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison Receives Support from DNC Challenger

New Hampshire Challenger Democrat Ray Buckley drops out to support Ellison

Ray Buckley for DNC Chair Facebook/ellison.house.govCONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley has dropped out of the race for Democratic National Committee chair and is throwing his support behind Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison. Buckley’s announcement comes a week before DNC members gather in Atlanta to choose a new chair. Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez are seen…

An “Uncertain Future” Awaits Minnesota Vikings’ New Stadium

Two top officials out while the state gears up to host the 2018 Super Bowl

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority’s use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Michele Kelm-Helgen and Ted Mondale resigned from the Minnesota Sports Facilitates Authority on Thursday, months after the use of suites was first revealed in November. The resignations…

“Thank You:” Anonymous Letter Sent to Sioux Falls Coffee Shop

There's no return address, or any indication who the letter is from

SIOUX FALLS, S.D- Sending personal letters via snail mail has almost become a thing of the past. However, a Sioux Falls coffee shop got an anonymous note in the mail this week that may just have them sending a few more. The letter was from something called “The Letter Project.” A venture by an anonymous writer to let community members…