Author: Joe Farrell

Emerald Ash Borer Found Near 37th and Minnesota Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls announced today that a satellite of emerald ash borer have been discovered at 37th street and Minnesota Avenue. Previously, emerald ash borer have been mostly on the north side of the city. This is the furthest south in the city they have been discovered. According to forestry expert John Ball, a professor…

Burn Ban Issued in Turner County From Road Conditions

Turner is among a growing number of counties to implement a ban after devastating spring flooding

TURNER COUNTY, S.D.- Turner County emergency management have issued a burn ban that will remain in effect until further notice. This burn ban, however, stems from the road conditions being in rough shape throughout the county. Impassible roads have been causing a lot of headaches for farmers trying to reach their cattle as well. “We have to travel an extra…

Ask-A-Lawyer: Free Legal Advice Through Thursday

SOUTH DAKOTA, U.S.- The Ask-A-Lawyer program has been going on for more than 30 years. April 30th was the beginning for the 2019 program. South Dakota residents can call and receive legal advise, and have questions answered by a lawyer, for free. The program runs three nights from 7-10pm with the last night being May 2nd. Folks can call about…

Rural Roads in Lincoln County Still in Rough Shape

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – Incredible stories continue throughout counties in South Dakota affected by flooding. From Yankton County families having to carry groceries a half mile because they can’t make it home, to stories like this out of Lincoln County. “Once you get a heavy truck stuck you hope a heavy-duty wrecker can get to it to pull it out. When…

National Weather Service Hosts Spotter Training Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The weather spotter program is put on by National Weather Service offices across the nation every year. Many weather topics are discussed in each two-hour session, but severe weather is one of the larger topics. “First off what are the signs that you need to have as far as ingredients for thunderstorm development and then eventually…

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…