Author: Grace Finerman

Keith Urban Draws Large Crowd Ahead Of Concert

SIOUX FALLS, S.D –  It’s a good day for music lovers in the Sioux Empire. Award-winning country artist Keith Urban is in town and already drawing large crowds. The concert kicks off the 80th annual Sioux Empire Fair, and is bringing fans of all ages and from a variety of places. Fans spent hours waiting outside in today’s on-and-off rain…

Japanese Beetles Causing Issues For Gardeners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Summer is the prime time for people to test their gardening skills, but this year we are seeing a certain bug causing a lot of damage. Japanese beetles are ravaging gardens and trees all over the Sioux Empire. These critters chew on plants, and are not picky with their selection… “You’ll see it on rose bushes…

Madison DQ’s Miracle Treat Day Prep

MADISON, S.D – It’s the sweetest day of the year. Dairy Queen’s “Miracle Treat Day” is tomorrow — with at least a dollar from each blizzard sold — going to the “Children’s Miracle Network. Stores around the country are gearing up for the blizzard blast, but one South Dakota D-Q does it like no other. The Dairy Queen in Madison…

Outreach Support Program Comforts Older Adults

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – The Sioux Empire United Way is helping to fund a new program that’s focused on helping older adults who are home bound. It gives them an opportunity to connect over the phone with professionals, who provide them with support. The company serves 1 in 3 individuals in the community with over 80 different programs. It is…

Artist’s Unofficial Sioux Falls Logo Goes Viral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Depending on how long you have lived in Sioux Falls, there are plenty of city-related icons. Now, one local artist has brought many of them together, in what some are calling the unofficial logo of the city. Brent Plooster says the idea just came to him one morning. “I rolled out of bed and I’m like,…

No Outdoor Lighting For Jazzfest?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – The Sioux Empire is still dealing with the effects of spring flooding… and now Jazzfest is the latest victim. The two-day jazz and blues festival is going to look a little different once the sun goes down… “This is definitely a community, family celebration,” says executive director Trygve Frederickson. Jazzfest is a summertime staple in Sioux…

Should You Be Taking Dietary Supplements?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Some new research suggests that taking vitamin D and calcium supplements together can increase the risk of having a stroke. It is among the latest theories surrounding dietary supplements. According to the FDA, nearly three-quarters of Americans take some form of dietary supplements. The supplement industry earns 40 billion dollars a year, and that just makes…

Shopping Safe This Amazon Prime Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Amazon Prime Day has become somewhat of a national holiday. Shoppers are excited about saving some money, while finding some cool new gadgets. The reality, though, is that it is also a prime day for scammers. “So you’re really going to have to be very very careful,” says Jessie Schmidt with Better Business Bureau. Amazon says…

Nonprofit Helps Teachers Pay For School Supplies

The school year is still weeks away, but many teachers around the Sioux Empire are already getting prepared.

Sioux Falls, S.D – The school year is still weeks away, but many teachers around the Sioux Empire are already getting prepared. For many, they are facing a problem before they even step foot inside the classroom. Teachers like Elizabe th Larson take pride in their students’ growth. “I have worked with so many young children, that’s where my heart…