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School District Officials Hold Thomas Jefferson High Groundbreaking Ceremony

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A big day for the Sioux Falls School District as they held a groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s fourth public high school. Thomas Jefferson High School is being built in northwest Sioux Falls. Architects say it will have a different look than the other high schools. It will be a two-story structure with “learning suites” and…

Senator Mike Rounds’ Wife to Begin Cancer Treatment

Courtesy: Senator Mike Rounds’ TwitterSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Senator Mike Rounds released a statement Tuesday following news that his wife, Jean, will begin cancer treatment. In a press release, Senator Rounds’ office states that Jean was diagnosed with having a malignant high-grade aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. They will be traveling to Rochester, Minnesota this week to begin treatment….

Florida Residents Arrested on Grand Theft Charges

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Florida residents are behind bars after police say they used stolen credit card accounts at a number of Hub  City businesses. 30-year-old Pedro Pablo Pastrana and 29-year-old Carlos Miguel Moreno Vazques are both facing grand theft charges. Police say they received a tip last week about fraudulent purchases at several Aberdeen business. When they located the…

Police: Credit Card Skimmers Found at Vermillion Gas Station

VERMILLION, S.D. – Police are investigating after two credit card skimmers were found at a Vermillion gas station. Police say Pump & Pak employees discovered the skimmers on gas pumps after a customer commented that the card readers didn’t “feel quite right” on Sunday. Employees found a device installed over the top of the readers. Police are asking customers to check…

Sioux Falls Police Credit Pride Organizers for Keeping Peace During Protests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are crediting Sioux Falls Pride organizers for keeping the peace during the weekend’s celebrations. Police say a group of “anti-gay” and “anti-abortion” protesters from Mississippi showed up near the end of Saturday’s inaugural pride parade. After the parade, the group moved to the pride festival at Terrace Park. Officers positioned themselves between the groups but…

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have opened a disaster recovery center for those in need in Minnehaha County. The center offers in-person support to people and businesses that have been impacted by severe weather from mid-March to late April. FEMA opened other recovery centers in Yankton County and on the Pine Ridge Reservation…

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. – Folks in southeastern South Dakota can now meet with state and federal officials about recovery, following winter and spring severe weather. Officials opened the first disaster recovery centers in the state this week, including one in Yankton. Services aren’t just limited to property recovery. Representatives are also on hand for things like disaster unemployment and crisis counseling….

Hartford Residents Helping Complete Community Mural

HARTFORD, S.D. – After months of planning and design, Hartford’s community mural is becoming a reality. Harford Area Optimist Club invited residents to help paint Hartford’s community mural on Friday. City officials say this is an opportunity to bring people together as well as leave a lasting mark on the city of Hartford. The large mural, totaling 19×19 feet, is…

Daugaard Among Trail of Governors Additions in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – He just left office, but former South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard now has a permanent home in Pierre. The bronze statue of Daugaard was one of three unveiled Friday by the Trail of Governors Foundation. Officials also revealed sculptures of former governors Samuel Elrod and Archie Gubbrud. Elrod was South Dakota 5th governor, serving from 1905 to…

80-Year-Old Sioux Falls Driver Cited After Car vs. Building Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 80-year-old motorist sent a person to the hospital after crashing into a building Friday. Just before 10 a.m., police responded to a car vs. building crash in the 4400 block of South Racket Drive. Police say an 80-year-old man mistakenly accelerated from a parking space and struck the side of a building. The vehicle entered…

Federal Disaster Centers Open in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The first disaster recovery centers in South Dakota are now open, in the wake of winter and spring severe weather. Those centers are in Yankton and Pine Ridge. Both locations are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday. Homeowners, renters, and businesses should register before visiting. You can register online at disasterassistance.gov, through the…

June Marks Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 17,000 people in South Dakota are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and that means thousands of friends and families are also impacted. The Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota says they are a free resource for people with questions and concerns. June is Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month, we wanted to remind people of the signs that someone…

Hartford’s I-90 Speedway Set to Open Saturday

HARTFORD, S.D. – After a number of postponements, the I-90 Speedway near Hartford is finally ready to open its doors. The speedway has been closed for the last three years and in that time the owner says the demand for racing in the Sioux Falls area has only grown. After an extended rainy season, staff and the race fans have…

Jefferson High School Groundbreaking Scheduled for Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls’ newest high School will break ground next week. A groundbreaking for Jefferson High School is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Journey Construction is the general contractor of the $75 million dollar school. The school is designed to accommodate up to 1,800 students. It is expected to open by the fall of…