Author: Christine Manika

Elevators Feeling Effects Of Planting Season

HARTFORD, SD- During this time of year, farmers are usually in the middle of planting season.  Part of this process includes being able to sell crops to elevators. “It’s getting tough on everybody because you need something in the ground to continue farming,” says Matthew Semmler of Valley Central Co-op. Some elevators hold crops, like grain, to grind it into feed…

“OneLink” Sioux Falls App Goes Beyond Potholes

SIOUX FALLS, SD- The City of Sioux Falls “OneLink app” launched over 2-months ago for potholes.  Now it’s turning into a “one stop shop” for reporting city issues. A little over 4-thousand reports have been made.  60% of those have been about potholes and the other 40% are for things like fixing street lights and correcting timing for traffic signals.  With…

USF Earns State Recognition for Nursing Program

SIOUX FALLS, SD – It’s Nurse Appreciation Week and the University of Sioux Falls Nursing Program recently earned a special achievement. Based on the recently released NCLEX pass rates, U.S.F. earned the top pass rate in the state at about 8% above the state average.  Nursing students take an assessment test after they graduate to show if their hands-on-experience has prepared…

The 2019 Sculpture Walk Is Underway

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Every year, sculptors from all over the world submit their work to hopefully be included in the “Downtown Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk.” “Honestly, I hold my breath every year (you know) that I get back in because it’s an honor,” says Sculptor Jade Windell. This year’s collection includes work from artists in 20 different states and 2 countries. …

Downtown Sioux Falls Installs New Sculptures

SIOUX FALLS, SD- The Sculpture Walk has attracted over 3-hundred thousand people to downtown Sioux Falls since it began 16 years ago  Now people have 59 new sculptures to check out. About 20 volunteers started early this morning at 5:30 A.M. to install this year’s sculptures downtown.  Using a forklift, the crew put the works of arT into place.  Some big…

George McGovern Students Present “Code To Future” Projects

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Throughout the school year, students at George McGovern Middle School have been working on the basics of coding and web page design. On Friday, they presented their final products to their classmates. The inaugural “Code To Future” science program had students pick a topic to research and create a web page during their first semester. The last part…

Cathedral of Saint Joseph Celebrates 100 Years

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is one of the first things visitors notice when they are in Sioux Falls.  Mainly because it sits on one of the highest points of the city.  That’s one reason why this attracts up to 6-thousand people a year to visit the historic structure whether you practice Catholicism or not. “The first…

City Of Harrisburg Evaluates Road Damage

HARRISBURG, SD- If you’ve noticed a white van driving around Harrisburg over the last few days, it’s part of the city’s 5 year plan for infrastructure and improvement. The city invited a consulting firm to give them information on the city’s street system.  Infrastructure Management Services is evaluating the condition of city roads, especially in the residential areas.  A laser…

Hope Reins Outreach Center Looking To Expand

BALTIC, SD- For 12 years, Hope Reins has been an escape for kids like Mercedes Johnson. “When I get to see the horses, it just takes everything of my mind.  It helped me build my confidence and that I can trust the horses,” say Participant Mercedes Johnson. Mercedes is one of nearly 50 kids enrolled at Hope Reins.  The non-profit helps…

A Sioux Falls Family Prepares For A New Mission

SIOUX FALLS, SD- A Sioux Falls woman and her daughter are planning a big move to help girls and women in Africa. Erica and Addyson Herman will be moving to Mozambique in the town of Pemba in June.   There, the two plan to open and operate a new bakery and coffee shop.  Erica has experience in that area, as the kitchen…

Red Cross ‘Sounds The Alarm’ For Safety

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Experts say you only have a few minutes to escape your house if it’s on fire.  To keep people safe, the American Red Cross and firefighters are teaming up throughout eastern South Dakota. Red Cross staff members and volunteers were out in Sioux Falls Saturday checking people’s smoke alarms and firefighters are installing new ones for free.  Organizers…

“Heels and Wheels” Women’s Car Care Clinic

TEA, SD- Some folks may not know a lot about the “ins and outs” of their car.  A South Dakota business wants to help women in particular feel confident on and off the road. The “Heels and Wheels” car clinic at J&M Transmission in Tea informs women about the basics of maintaining their car, like when to get an oil change…

Sioux Falls Students Pay It Forward with Pies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some students might dream about smashing a pie in the principal’s face.  For students at Axtell Park and Joe Foss, that became a reality all for a good cause. The “Structure teach Program” allows students to raise money for a good cause by filling jars with money.  This year’s project is helping the brother of a former…

SD Highway Patrol, AAA Highlight Consequences of Distracted Driving

MITCHELL, S.D. – South Dakota is one of 47 states that has a law banning texting and driving. With the South Dakota Highway Patrol, AAA’s “Don’t Drive Intoxicated-Don’t Drive Intexticated” campaign informs new drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. “The biggest thing that I want to reiterate to these kids is to focus on driving when they’re on the road…

Great Plains Zoo Animals Finally Enjoy Warmer Weather

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Now that warmer weather has finally reached the Sioux Empire, some are out stretching their legs and others, their wings. Most of the animals at the Great Plains Zoo, like “Striker” the macaw, are out of hibernation and are roaming around in their outdoor habitats.  The flamingos have been outside since Thursday.  So, Saturday was a real treat…