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Noem Awards $2.5M Grant for School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

PIERRE, S.D. (From Governor Noem’s office) – Governor Kristi Noem today awarded a $2.5 million state grant for the construction of the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI), part of the school’s joint Educational Impact Campaign with Northern State University (NSU). The grant comes from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Future Fund. “I’m grateful for the leadership…

UPDATE: City Council Approves Raven Demolition

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls City Council has approved Raven Industries’ plan to demolish one of its downtown buildings. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Raven to tear down the David A. Christiansen building at 6th Street and Phillips Avenue to build a parking lot.  The company says the parking lot is needed to support their…

Saturday: Sioux Falls Stampede Wiener Dog Races

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They’re commonly known as the Sioux Falls Stampede, but this weekend, the city’s junior hockey team will change their name to the Sioux Falls Fighting Wiener Dogs. Jimmy-O is here to tell us a little more about that. Categories: Community

Former SFFR Chief Sideras to Be Sentenced Next Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras is scheduled to be sentenced a week from today after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Sideras has already surrendered his passport. He also surrendered his nursing license to the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Sideras reached a plea deal with prosecutors last November,…

This Weekend: 2019 Sioux Empire Home Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The area’s longest running home and outdoor living show takes over the Sioux Falls Convention Center and Arena this weekend. Joining me are the co-chairs of the Sioux Empire Home Show to give us a preview on what to expect. Categories: Community

Sioux Falls Man Facing Rape, Child Porn Charges Following Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man is in custody following a months-long investigation into an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 15-year-old girl. In October, police say they received a tip from a mutual friend of the two that something might be going on. Police conducted interviews and eventually were able to get a search warrant…

Two Lincoln Co. Deputies Recovering Following Assault During Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies are recovering today after being injured during an arrest last night. The officer was responding to a call in the Canton about a property dispute that involved a vehicle. Officers say the male driver of the vehicle was under the influence of a controlled substance. While attempting to arrest him, the…

Warm Weather Reopens Search for Missing 9-Year-Old Girl

Serenity Dennard courtesy PCSOPENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. – Earlier this week, authorities in Pennington County announced they were suspending the search for 9-year-old Serenity Dennard, the young girl who ran away from the Black Hill Children’s Home earlier this month. Weather made it very difficult for search and rescue teams to canvass the area. It was one of the main factors…

State Senate Passes Changes for Teen Drivers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – State Senators approved a bill today that would modernize South Dakota’s graduated driver’s licensing system. Senate Bill 93 would require young drivers have their learner’s permit for a full year before getting their license. The law now only requires it for six months. The bill would also add passenger restrictions for those with a minor’s permit….

Downtown Sioux Falls’ A League of Your Own Closing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After five years in business, a downtown Sioux Falls sports apparel store is closing its doors. A League of Your Own will close for good on March 10th. The store has been a fixture on Phillips Avenue, selling sports wear and memorabilia. The owners says running the store no longer fits in her future plans. She…

Business Leaders Take to Pierre for Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over one hundred Sioux Falls business leaders loaded up on buses this morning to talk to lawmakers in Pierre. For the 35th year, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has spear-headed “Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature.” The day gives business owners and employees the chance the to talk one on one with elected officials, sit…

Jeff Foxworthy to Perform at 2019 Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is coming to Sioux Falls to perform at the Sioux Empire Fair this year. Jeff Foxworthy will be performing at the Campbell’s Main Stage on Friday, August 9th. Foxworthy is the largest comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, and bestselling author of more than 26 books. He most recently released…

Brandon Valley School Bus Involved in Crash Near Renner

RENNER, S.D. – A Brandon Valley school bus full of children was involved in an accident this morning near Renner. Authorities were called to the area of 258th Street and 476th Avenue just before 7:30 a.m. for an SUV vs. bus accident. Multiple children were on the bus, and were moved to another bus for safety. Deputies were initially told…

Police: Man Found Dies of Possible Cold Exposure

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police say a man found near downtown Sioux Falls may have died due to cold exposure. Police say they responded to the 10th Street viaduct at around 7 a.m. after a person found the man.They say he was transported to a hospital but did not make it. Police say the person who found the man knew…