Author: Jacob Cersosimo

St. Padre Pio’s Relics Visit Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The holy symbolic objects of Saint Padre Pio had hundreds of people in line at the Cathedral of St. Joseph today. All for one reason, to view his relics and honor the saint. “Padre Pio was a very humble obedient man, and he had a lot of pain,” said representative from the St. Pio Foundation Barbara…

5th Annual “Jam Against Cancer” Auctions Off Puppy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The fifth annual Jam Against Cancer event was today at the Sioux Falls American Legion. The event consists of four bands, a silent auction, food truck, merchandise, and other raffles. There was even a live auction where a lucky bidder went home with a puppy. Organizers Kay Reiter and Joni Heggen say the money is going…

Falls Art Market Wraps Up Summer Saturdays

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -The Falls Art Market held its last outing of the summer today. The event is put on by BronzeAge Art Casting to showcase local original art work. The Falls Art Market is every fourth Saturday morning in the summer months from June through September. The market is in its second year and organizer Lisa Myhre says it’s…

First Ever Public Safety Career Fair a Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Police Department hosted the first ever Public Safety Career Fair today. The event was held at the Sioux Falls Police Department from 12 pm-4 pm. The goal was to recruit people into the law enforcement field. Attendees were able to talk with the Sioux Falls Fire Department, S.W.A.T Team, K9 Unit, and a…

Protect Your Online Image, Avoid Surfaced Social Media Posts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “It all goes into your digital footprint of who you are,” said Security Awareness Trainer Katie Shuck. Social media is a place that you can send ideas worldwide at the push of a button, but once that button is pushed; there may be no going back. Shuck emphasizes the importance of screening your own social media accounts….

AAA Reaches 60 Million Members, Gets Set For Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Plus Towing has been working with AAA for 25 years, tow truck driver Michael Peterson has been serving members for the past nine and a half. “I drive a wrecker here so my main thing is pulling people out of the ditch,” Peterson said. “Flatbeds ain’t really designed for that, wreckers are. I do a…

Flandreau High School Offers Dakota Language to Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “It’s always been in my family and probably always will be,” said freshman at Flandreau High School Arianna Weston. For students like Weston, the Dakota Language class offered at Flandreau High School is more than just another grade on a report card. It’s a better way to communicate with her family. “Because I know that my grandpa…

Helpline Center Encourages to “Fall Into Service”

SIOUX FALLS S.D. – “Emphasizes that Sioux Falls is a great place,” said volunteer Joyce Herbst. It’s been just over a week since three tornadoes tore through Sioux Falls, and the Helpline Center is still looking for volunteers. “There is still probably about 80 homeowners that are still needing help with clean up,” said Volunteer Services Director Susie Ryks. “The…

FCC Chairman Visits Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS S.D. – The Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, paid a visit to Midco this afternoon to talk about the digital divide in rural communities. Midco is spending nearly $39 million expanding internet to rural areas around South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Pai said, “There is no limit to what anyone can accomplish. It shouldn’t matter where…

Flood Invades Main Road, Houses in Renner

RENNER, S.D. – 258th Street is the main road coming off of I-29 into Renner, but instead of cars coming through this area it’s been people on jet skis and in waders trying to collect what left of their homes. “Because the floors are warped up and coming up. They got pushed up the floors in the house from the…

Tornado Tree Grinding Underway in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has begun grinding all tree debris from the tornadoes earlier this week. Residents can now drop off trees from the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Street Division Campus (1015 East Chambers Street) or the Sioux Empire Fair Grounds. The City says grinding tree debris reduces…

Crane Deployed to Remove Tree Off Sioux Falls House

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A tree ruined the top floor of Audrey Rud’s house during the tornadoes on Monday Night. Rud said the tree fell from her neighbor’s yard and damaged two bedrooms and a bathroom. Water also made its’ way into the living room….

Ramen Fuji Burglarized During Severe Overnight Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – During the late-night storm, Ramen Fuji Restaurant was broken into and had their cash register stolen. Police notified the manager this morning saying someone threw a rock through the side door and stole their cash register. Ramen Fuji manager Leon Teng said the staff members this morning didn’t expect someone to break during the storm, “everybody…

Advance Auto Parts Suffers Severe Tornado Damage

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Advance Auto Parts on 41st Street has severe damage from one of the three tornadoes that touched down in Sioux Falls last night. The back wall of the building blew inward causing shelves to fall forward and damaging the inside. Debris…

Brandon Valley School Bond Election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Residents in the Brandon Valley School District were encouraged today to vote on a $17 million bond. The new Sparta Elementary School would be located at East 41st Street and South Sparta Avenue on the east side of Sioux Falls. The school would accommodate the population growth in the district. Taxpayers would start paying the $17…

Ag Appreciation Day at the Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today is Ag Appreciation Day and thousands showed up to the Sioux Empire Fair this morning to celebrate. The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event and handed out 7,000 meal tickets. From 11am-1pm today farmers and ranchers were served lunch, enjoyed live music, and free admission to the fair. More than 300 volunteers…