Author: Joe Farrell

Weather Display Boards Installed at Siouxland Library

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you walk into Siouxland Library in downtown Sioux Falls you might notice something a little different about the lobby. “Weathering the Storm” is a group of display boards showcasing weather in South Dakota. Whether the board showed tornadoes, blizzards, floods, or hail, each one has some history in it. The boards have been up through…

Yankton County Roads Still In Tough Shape

YANKTON COUNTY, S.D.- It has been a little over a month since flooding from the snow melt rattled the KDLT viewing area. Fast forward to today, and rural roads in Yankton County still are travel not advised. Even for some folks who live on these roads, they still cannot make it home with their vehicles. “To some degree there are stories…

Businesses Rewind Back To Winter For April Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This winter storm is forcing different businesses to break the winter gear back out. For Absolute Green Inc., the blizzard from a year ago taught them a lot of lessons. The Spring like temperatures didn’t fool them this time around. “We had stuff put away, but it wasn’t to the point where we couldn’t pull it out…

Flood Waters Finally Receding

RENNER, DELL RAPIDS, S.D.- There were noticeable changes today driving through the Renner, and Dell Rapids areas. Water levels have been dropping over the last week along the Big Sioux River and other creeks. It is just about time for cities like these to start coming up with a cleanup plan. The stretch of 258th street through Renner was still…

Sioux Steel Gives Up Land For Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- “It’s time for us to leave”. That was the message Sioux Steel gave to the downtown Sioux Falls community. Sioux Steel was founded about 100 years ago. Their move is going to allow for about 11 acres of land to be developed. This area in downtown Sioux Falls is highly coveted, and highly trafficked. With the land…

Historic Flooding Rattles Sioux Falls and Surrounding Areas

SIOUX EMPIRE- The flooding yesterday in Sioux Falls created scenes that not many of us have experienced before. There were several precise weather factors that needed to take place in order for this flooding to occur in this significance. Temperatures rose above freezing across the Southeast on Tuesday, and didn’t fall back below it until the afternoon on Thursday. This…

Snowfall Totals March 9th, 2019

The list is put together! This storm packed quite the punch across the viewing area. Here is a list of the snowfall totals cities received, these will go in order from highest, to lowest. Notice how big of difference all snow, was from rain to snow! Let’s kick it off: Mahto    12″ Promise  11″ Ortonville  11″ Webster  10″ Artichoke  10″…

52nd Sportsmen’s Show Expecting Good Crowds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The 52nd annual Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s show is being held this weekend at the Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center. It is South Dakota’s largest, and this year looks to be no different. About 100 boats, 40 campers, and over 200 exhibits will give folks a lot to look at. Anywhere from 18,000 to 21,000 people attend…

Spread The Word Program Adds “Inclusion” Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Special Olympics have put on a program called, “Spread the word to end the word”. This program has focused it’s efforts on ending derogatory use of the “R” word as it pertains to people with disabilities. Today, they were at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School in Sioux Falls. Efforts with that continue, but they have added a…

Mail Carriers Dealing With Winter’s Punch

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Most days, for the mail carrier, it is just as simple as putting mail into your box, and moving onto the next house. During the winter, though, that can bring carriers some challenges. That includes a couple of spills. “The ice got me, I was going down a set of stairs that were granite. And ice builds…

Avera Mckennan Adds New ICU Unit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The intensive care unit at Avera McKennan has gotten a little bit bigger. The ICU has expanded to add six additional patient beds, now with 28 patient rooms. The new unit takes over what used to be the inpatient rehab center. Avera officials say the new space includes innovative technological enhancements that keep both patients and employees…

A Free Book For Every Student

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Today, at Cleveland Elementary in Sioux Falls, the students there got a nice surprise. They received a free book that was handed out to each of them courtesy of the Sioux Falls Rotary Club South. Each student chose a book out of the catalog of choices, and the books were paid for in full by the Rotary…