Author: Grace Finerman

Camp For Aspiring Young Tech Gurus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – It seems Sioux Falls has a ton of science loving kids, and Hack Sioux Falls gave them opportunities. “I think maybe be an astronomer,” says participant Trey Swanstrom. “I might want to be an inventor,” says participant Ryker Swanstrom. The Sioux Empire is home to many future techies and scientists, and they got to test out…

STI Construction Camp Inspires High Schoolers Considering Construction Career

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Sioux Falls has one of the fastest growing construction job markets in the country, but there’s a downside. Contractors can’t find enough skilled workers. If you’re a contractor in Sioux Falls, business is probably booming. “The Sioux Falls metro area is the 7th fastest growing construction job market in the country,” says national spokesman of Associated…

Red Meat Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the average American eats 4.5 servings of red meat a week, and these meat lovers are having a good day. The Annals of Internal Medicine’s new study says you don’t necessarily have to limit red meat consumption. It’s one of the most cited and influential medical journals in the…

South Dakota Manufacturing Industry is Booming

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Today kicks off “South Dakota Manufacturing Week.” Experts say it’s an industry that’s becoming more high tech, and is booming across the state. The manufacturing industry is a huge part of South Dakota’s industrial base. It’s a promising industry for anyone looking for financial stability. “The money is good. It starts off like $20 dollars an…

“Siouxpercon” Proves To Be More Than An Average Convention

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – This weekend “Siouxpercon” was at the Sanford Premier Center. It’s a comic-con, and it’s the biggest one in South Dakota. “I love super heroes, I love dressing up, like I’m so happy that they have one of these here, and like, let your inner nerd out,” says comic-con fan Alexandria Ritesman. To say that the comic-con…

11th Annual “What Grows Around Comes Around” a Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – With the arrival of a new season comes the need for more clothes, and this weekend a one-stop shop had every trend out there. This weekend was the semi-annual “What Grows Around Comes Around” consignment sale. It had a variety: baby items, books, toys, blankets… and of course clothes and shoes. The fall/winter sale is unique….

“Siouxpercon” Convention to be Bigger and Better Than Previous Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – If you were at the Sanford Premier Center this morning without a costume, you felt out of place. You could be anyone: Pro-wrestler, comic book character, princess… you could get your money’s worth at Siouxpercon. This year’s convention had over 100 artists and vendors. It had free board games and video games. But, most importantly, you…

Social Media Creates Excitement For National Voter Registration Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Today is national Voter Registration Day, a yearly event that started back in 2012. In that short time the day has dramatically evolved with the surge of social media. While that’s great for exposure, there are some potential red flags. The goal of national voter registration day is simple. “A way to encourage people to register…

“South Dakota Salutes” Says Thank You to First Responders

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – First responders risk their lives to protect us, and one event in Humboldt hopes to show appreciation. The 4th annual “South Dakota Salutes” takes place the last Monday and Tuesday of September. It’s a statewide shooting competition for first responders. The event is funded by around 70 sponsors. Half the proceeds go to putting on the event….

“The Rush” Bar Owners Recieve Clean-Up Help From Customers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – The Sioux Falls community, once again, showed it’s there for people who need help. “The Rush” bar was torn apart by the recent tornadoes. This morning volunteers helped the owners pick up the pieces, but someone there was on everyone’s minds. Bartender Steve Fix loves where he works. “This bar’s always been kind of a little…

Country Apple Orchard Rings In Fall

HARRISBURG, S.D – Believe it or not, fall begins tomorrow, and there’s all sorts of festivities for families in the Sioux Empire. It’s the middle of September. That means honey crisp apples are in season. This weekend, the Country Apple Orchard has its annual Apple Fest. You could ride a pony, check out the petting zoo, ride in a tractor, and…

“Out of The Darkness” Raises Awareness For Suicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Suicide affects almost everyone in one way or another. Today, Sioux Falls took strides to raise awareness. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says there are 25 million Americans suffering from depression. Sioux Falls hosted the “Out of the Darkness” walk. Its goal? To lower the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. People at the walk…

Sioux Falls Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on September 11th, 2001. The Sioux Falls community wants to ensure that no one will forget. Firefighters, members of the military and law enforcement, and even everyday heroes participated in this morning’s 5th annual “Step Up for Heroes” event. It started with a memorial service. The…

Dangers of Vaping for Minors?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Vaping continues to be a concern with parents around the country. Now the Sioux Falls School District is getting in on the conversation — with a town hall planned later this month. Just last week, South Dakota health officials confirmed the state’s first two vaping-relate illness, adding to the nearly 400 cases seen nationwide. Molly Satter,…

Someone You Should Know: Man Behind Emergency Management

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Emergency managers in counties and cities all over the region have been earning their paychecks this year. They’ve been dealing with everything from flooding to damaging winds to tornadoes. In Sioux Falls, the man managing the city’s safety says the key to his job is surrounding himself with good people. That’s why we think he’s someone…

Flooding Affects Farmers Across The Sioux Empire

COLTON, S.D. – It’s no secret that the Sioux Empire is struggling with flooding, but the water has repercussions that won’t go away quickly. “Pretty much every farmer you talk to, let’s just get this year over with,” says President of the South Dakota Soybean Association Jeff Thompson. To say that the amount of flooding this year has been extreme…