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Huron Turkeys Named Peas and Carrots Await Presidential Pardon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s famous Thanksgiving turkeys are gearing up for Thanksgiving in the nation’s capitol. The two turkey’s from Huron strutted their stuff at a press conference today. We also learned their names today, Peas and Carrots. The birds are expected to receive a presidential pardon this week in Washington D.C. This is the first time in…

Noem Invites Applications to Serve in Her Administration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov.-elect Kristi Noem is inviting the “best and brightest” to seek a job in her incoming administration. Noem’s transition website launched Monday. Noem and Lt. Gov.-elect Larry Rhoden will be sworn into office in January. Noem says the state needs good people in government who understand the role will be about producing “real results”…

South Dakota Officials Review Report of Paralyzing Illness

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health officials in South Dakota are investigating a reported case of a mysterious paralyzing illness that has affected dozens of children around the country. If confirmed, the individual would be the first person in the state to contract acute flaccid myelitis. The person is a young adult who had a respiratory illness with a fever before…

Kate Wynja Honored with Musial Sportsmanship Award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls native shared the stage this weekend with some notable sports celebrities. Northwestern freshman and former Sioux Falls Christian golfer Kate Wynja was honored with a Musial Award in St. Louis. The award recognizes sportsmanship, class and character. Wynja self-reported an error in her scorecard, which disqualified her from the meet last spring. The…

New Assessment: ‘Little Clear Progress’ in Afghanistan War

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new assessment of U.S.-Afghan efforts to compel the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal in Afghanistan says there has been “little clear progress” in recent months. The assessment led by the Pentagon’s independent inspector general, released Monday, says Afghan army and police casualties are rising and civilian humanitarian needs are growing as the 17-year conflict drags…

Legal Groups Argue in Court Against Trump Asylum Ban

HOUSTON (AP) – Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar did not immediately rule Monday on the groups’ request to stop the administration from enforcing the ban. President Donald Trump issued…

Colorado Man Gets Life for Killing Pregnant Wife, 2 Kids

DENVER (AP) – A Colorado man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. Christopher Watts was sentenced Monday, nearly two weeks after pleading guilty to avoid the death penalty. Prosecutors have said Shanann Watts’ family consented to the plea deal. He also pleaded guilty to unlawful termination of a pregnancy…

Why a Salmonella Outbreak Shouldn’t Ruin Your Thanksgiving

NEW YORK – Health officials say there’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. But they say it’s a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella. Since it began last year, the outbreak linked to raw turkey has caused one death and more than 160 illnesses around the country….

Thomas Rhett Coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Country Music Star Thomas Rhett is coming to Sioux Falls. Rhett comes to The Denny Sanford Premier Center Thursday, September 5th. Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and Rhett Atkins are special guest performers. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th at 10:00 a.m.   Categories: Community, Local News, News Tags: country music, Denny Sanford Premier Center, Thomas…

David’s Bridal Files for Bankruptcy, But Your Order is Safe

David’s Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures. The bankruptcy filing, the private company said Monday, will wipe out more than $400 million in long-term debt. It has commitments for $60 million in new debtor-in-possession financing and expects…

Germany Rescinds Approval for Saudi Arms Sales

The German government says it has halted previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Germany said a month ago it wouldn’t approve any new weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, but left open what would happen with already approved contracts. Germany’s economy ministry oversees the authorization of arms exports. Ministry…

2-Year-Old Texas Girl Dies, Was Beaten and Burned

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Police in the Fort Worth area say a 2-year-old girl died after a caregiver hit her with a belt and burned her buttocks for discipline. Police were called to an apartment in Arlington early Saturday because a child wasn’t breathing. Aniyah Darnell was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy will determine the cause of death….