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Police Urge Caution Around Snow Plows Following 2 Crashes, DWI Arrests

Sioux Falls Police are urging motorists to use caution around snow plows after two people were arrested in two separate accidents over the weekend. Police say on Saturday at around 2 a.m., an officer was driving on North Career Avenue near Benson Road, when she had to slow down for a snow plow. In her rear view mirror, the officer…

Most Popular Baby Names Of 2016 at Sanford Health

Harper and William top the list

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has released its list of most popular baby names for 2016. Harper was the most popular name for newborn girls at Sanford Health in 2016, while William topped the list for boys. Harper jumps to the top spot after not ranking in the top five in 2015. William was the fifth most popular name…

Critter Corner: Keeping Pets Safe During Winter

If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them

Winter didn’t go easy on us this weekend, and when it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s too cold for your pets to be outside, too. Justin Shatto from Woofs and Waves says just because your dog has a thick coat of fur, severe wind chills and air temperatures can cut through their coat quickly. Shatto says putting…

Volunteer Group Helps Stranded Drivers On Reservations

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Ten people on two adjacent Native American reservations in South Dakota are volunteering this winter to help stranded motorists and emergency vehicles. These self-proclaimed road guardians on the sprawling Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations help tow vehicles, deliver fuel, change tires, provide traffic control at crash scenes and perform several other…

Construction Bids Due Soon For Aquatic Center In Mitchell

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MITCHELL, S.D. Construction bids are due soon for a city aquatic center that Mitchell voters narrowly approved a year ago. Resident Ed Potzler, who’s been leading the charge against the project, believes it should be funded more by private dollars instead of the $8.1 million authorized by 54 percent of voters. But Mitchell City Councilman…

Suspect In Slaying On Pine Ridge Reservation In Custody

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption RAPID CITY, S.D. The suspect in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation late last month is in custody. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for second-degree murder against 26-year-old Thomas Brewer after the slaying of Shawn Stevens on Nov. 30. The FBI earlier this month included Brewer on its most-wanted list. Rapid City…

Delivering Packages In The Bitter Cold

USPS letter carrier Tim Durham has worked 13 holiday seasons, the key -- layers

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Temperatures dipped below zero this weekend, making it a little more difficult for the real life Santa’s to deliver everyone’s presents before the 25th. But one 13 year veteran says as long as he is layering up, he can get the job done. With a winter hat, thick gloves and snow boots…

SF Church Opens Up Temporary Shelter

Due to the harsh temperatures over the weekend, a church in Sioux Falls has set up a temporary shelter, opening up their doors to anyone who needs a little warmth. Dozens of cots, food and winter clothing are available at the Celebrate Community Church’s Meadow building off of South Shirley Avenue. Everything in this room has been donated. One volunteer…

Veteran Looks To Get Another Back On Their Feet

Army Veteran Sets Up GoFundMe To Start Homeless Veteran Aide Program

David Middlebrooks served with the 173rd Infantry Division out of Italy and the 2nd Infantry Division out of Washington. He went on two tours to Afghanistan, lasting about a year each. He’s been back in the U.S. since 2013, where he’s been renting a room in a friend’s house. He credits his support system for helping with his transition from…

Car Care For Snow, Freezing Cold Temperatures

Preventative Tips, What To Keep In The Car

According to AAA, a record number of people are expected to travel for the holidays, including nearly 280,000 South Dakotans. The mast majority will likely be traveling by car, truck or RV. But before the arctic air moves in this weekend, we’ve got some tips on how to stay safe while on the road. TMA Car Care in Sioux Falls…

Badlands Gun Range Still Open for Business

The Badlands Gun Range and Gun Store are still open for business, and they have everything you need to find a last-minute gift for the hunter in your family. Tim Maxon, the manager at Badlands Gun Store, says he’s taken quite a few calls lately from people asking if the gun range and store are still in business. He says…

Rapid City Man Gets 20 Years For Assault On Jail Guard

A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 20 years in custody for assaulting a guard at the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center. Eighteen-year-old Nateo Bordeaux was accused of attacking guard Robert Luedtke during an escape attempt in July 2015 that involved two other inmates. Bordeaux was only 17 years old at the time but was charged as an…

Tree Farm And Church Team Up To Spread Holiday Cheer

Riverview Christmas Tree Farm is donating 70 trees to those in need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In just 10 short days, Santa Claus will be visiting all of our homes with a bag full of presents. But before he comes, a Christmas tree farm owner is making sure families in the Sioux Empire have a place for Saint Nick to put those presents. And he has many elves helping with the task….

Sioux Falls Mom Promoting Car Seat Safety After Crash

When Is It Safe To Turn Children Forward Facing In Cars?

1/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 7/8 Show Caption Hide Caption 8/8 Show Caption Hide Caption A Sioux Falls mom is taking to social media after her children were involved in a bad car crash earlier…

Rodney Berget 2012 Death Sentence Still On Hold

Judge Says Decision On Sentence Appeal Waiver Will Come At The End Of December

Rodney Berget was sentenced to death in 2012 for killing South Dakota prison guard Ronald Johnson during an escape attempt. On Thursday, Judge Doug Hoffman made no decision regarding Berget’s September decision to waive the right to appeal his sentence. In august, Berget wrote a letter to Judge Hoffman, choosing to move forward with his 2012 death sentence while going…

Colorful NBA Sideline Reporter Craig Sager, 65, Dies

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Turner President David Levy says in a statement Thursday that Sager had died, without saying when or where. Famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, Sager worked basketball games for TNT for nearly a quarter-century. Sager first announced in April 2014…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Mark Wood Performs With 3,000 Students

Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools Students perform "Electrify Your Symphony"

World-famous rock violinist and original member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood is bringing his talents to the PREMIER Center this weekend. He’ll be performing with nearly 3,000 local students from Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools for the “Electrify Your Symphony” concert. Wood says he travels the country performing with students in each city he visits. He says he feels…

Recipe: Holiday Drinks from the FitChic

The FitChic Annie Mello from CPMFITness shares some low-calorie drink ideas for the adults that can also be substituted to be mocktails, too. Fit Chic Pumpkin Martini 4 oz Vanilla Vodka (3 olives or sSmirnoff) 1 teaspoon of stevia 5 oz coconut creamer 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin Pie Spice and cinnamon to taste Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail…

Stampede Sport Ugly Sweater Jerseys Friday Night

Sioux Falls Stampede take on Lincoln Stars

Our Sioux Falls Stampede takes on the Lincoln Stars this Friday night at the PREMIER Center. They’ll be wearing some ugly sweater jerseys for the game that were designed by a fan. Jim Olander with the Stampede says they teamed up with the Salvation Army last year for the inaugural Ugly Christmas Sweater jersey game. The Stampede organization wanted to…