Author: Christine Manika

The Potential Future of Siouxland Libraries

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Libraries are places where people can expand their minds.  Soon some Siouxland Libraries like the Caille Branch could expand based on what readers want. Every 5 years, the state writes a new strategic plan for libraries to get ideas on how to meet the need of different communities.  These ideas are created through public forums, like one in…

City Prepares For Expected Flooding

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Volunteers have been filling sandbags at Sherman Park since Tuesday of this week.  Some are football teams or different company volunteers, like Northwestern Energy. “You just see the devastation and what’s going on in the community. The families and the houses that are impacted by this….you’re heart just goes out to them. This is just a little way…

Congressman Dusty Johnson Tours Flood Damage

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   A picture of severe damage is worth a thousand words.  But actually seeing it with your own eyes speaks volumes, especially for Congressman Dusty Johnson. “I have a lot of experience with emergency response having been in state government. But, this is bad. I mean, anytime you see damage it hurts your heart,” says Congressman Dusty Johnson….

The 5th Annual Rock-A-Thon

YANKTON, SD-  Governor Kristi Noem declared the month of march as “Adult Nutrition Month.”  Some people in our viewing area aren’t able to get nutritious meals often, but one event helps make this possible. The “Rock-A-Thon” in Yankton raises money for The Center for their meals on wheels program.  Since the start of March, dignitaries from the community have been raising…

The 2019 Tri-State Horse Expo

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Spring is right around the corner which means rodeo season is quickly approaching. For the last 8 years, the Tri-State Horse Expo welcomes cowboys and cowgirls from different parts of the region to Sioux Falls for a “friendly” rodeo competition.  325 participants have the chance to win up to 1-thousand dollars in the event that includes barrel racing…

Operation Prom Dress

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Prom season is just around the corner and every girl wants to find the perfect dress.  But those outfits usually come with high price-tags.  One event in Sioux Falls aims to give girls a dress they love for free. Since 2007 at Lincoln Hills Bible Church, “Operation Prom Dress” has helped girls find everything for prom from the…

USD Students Attend Summit League Championship Thanks to President Gestring

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   It’s a great day to be a Yotes fan.  Especially if your college president is taking you to the 2019 Women’s Basketball Summit League Championship game. “We want to do everything we can to get them here. They support our athletics teams. We want to support them right back so they can be part of (potentially) a…

City Proposes A Solution For Elmwood Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   For months, the residents and Lifescape have debated over the future of Elmwood Avenue.  The original plan was to close Elmwood completely, but the city has a solution they hope will make both parties happy. “The proposed plan is to leave Elmwood Avenue open to traffic as a city street and a public right a way,” says…

Intoxibakes Is Open For Business

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  At Intoxibakes in downtown Sioux Falls, there’s a little something extra in these cupcakes. “Here we have a variety of selections of alcohol infused into different baked good,” says Co-Owner of Intoxibakes Shannon Gilbertson. Bakers mix different types of alcohol like rum and wine to add extra flavor to the pastries.  Most of the alcohol will “bake out”…

The Sportmen’s Show Is A Family Affair

SIOUX FALL, SD-  The Sportmen’s Show is a time where people get excited for spring and being outdoors.  It’s also where families can bond and start new traditions like fishing. For the past 6 years, Devinne and Kody Mertens of Sioux Falls have attended the Sportmen’s Show to check out fishing lodges to travel for fishing trips.  Now, they have introduced…

Snow-Blocked Storm Drains Lead To Street Flooding

SIOUX FALLS, SD- The rain created difficult travel conditions on Sioux Falls streets today. On Saturday morning, a HyVee van appeared to be stuck in the water on Sertoma avenue near 41st street.  Sioux Falls Police say intersections all over town flooded because many storm drains were blocked by snow. Street Department Crews worked to clear the drains, and authorities ask…

The Summit League Championship In Full Swing Despite Weather

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Rain, and snow aren’t stopping the start of the Summit League College Basketball Tournament. Fans from all over filed in early for the first round of games starting at noon.  Tournament officials usually don’t have a plan for weather unless it’s severe.  Luckily, teams did plan and some even arrived a few days before like Western Illinois. Difficult…

New Alzheimer’s Disease Numbers Are Released

SIOUX FALL, SD- “Very first thing was the oddest thing. He forgot where a bowl was put and he put that in the cupboard all these years.” Cindy and Donald Hight’s lives were flipped upside in the summer of 2014 when Donald was diagnosed with Early on-set Alzheimer’s at the age of 59.  He started to forget things that impacted his…

Officials Preparing for NAIA Tip-Off at Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “The NAIA of all the national, college basketball tournaments is one of the most unique because there’s so many teams at one site for the duration of the tournament.” For 2 years, the Sanford Pentagon has hosted the NAIA Tournament. But before NAIA action starts, the venue ends the NSIC Tournament tonight.  Once that’s over, crews have…

After 20 Years, Video Plus Is Closing

DELL RAPIDS, SD- For some, going to rent a movie at the video store was a weekly tradition.  But now that is quickly turning into a distant memory. “It started out as (kind of) a joke, but as I started looking into it a little bit more and knowing the person that owned the land here, talking to him about building…