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Dancing With the Local Stars

Upcoming Sioux Falls event to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local celebrities along with their dance instructors have spent the last eight to ten weeks practicing for an event that aims to help tens of thousands of adults and children living with mental health issues throughout the Sioux Empire. The culmination of their hard work will be showcased this Saturday, November 4th at the local Dancing With the Sioux Falls…

Dine Out for Lifescape

Annual event features growing list of local restaurants donating to families with disabilities

There are more than 4,000 families in the Sioux Empire that rely on Lifescape for assistance of some form, to help them with the challenges of living with a disability. It’s been a busy season for the organization with fundraisers and the latest is Tuesday, October 24th. Supporting restaurants in town will donate a percentage of proceeds for the day’s…

Mitchell Man Makes First Court Appearance on Manslaughter Charges

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Mitchell man accused in the death of his wife made his first court appearance in a Davison County Court room this morning. 39-year-old James Edward Brinker is facing first degree manslaughter charges. Police say at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday they received a 911 call requesting an ambulance at a residence located on the 900-block E….

Embezzlement Case Sends Former Executives with Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Reservation to Prison

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) – Two former executives on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reservation have been sent to prison for embezzling from the tribe. 74-year-old Leslie Barse Sr. was recently sentenced to half a year behind bars and ordered to pay about $147,000 in restitution. Fifty-nine-year-old Ann German was ordered to spend three months in custody and repay about $11,000. Both Barse…

New Insurance Rates Requested for 2018

Local health providers propose adjusted numbers for 2018 as Congress tries to work out a plan on subsidies

Local health care providers met a 6pm deadline on Tuesday for proposed new health insurance premium rates for 2018. Consumers still on Obamacare continue to be concerned about not only the cost of care but also access to care moving forward, according to Debra Muller, CEO of Avera Health Plans. This comes despite a bipartisan agreement reached this week that…

Pancake Feed to Fund Critical Support Programs

Both adults and children with disabilities will benefit from this major fundraiser for Lifescape

It is an event 26 years in the making and it’s as delicious this year as ever. Lifescape is again serving up hotcakes as one of the organizations bigger fundraisers of the year to support ongoing programs for people with disabilities. Organizers say this year’s proceeds will specifically provide breakfasts and lunches for low-income adults with disabilities, as well as…

Why a Father Was Solely Charged in Abandoned Baby Incident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Charges against the father of an infant left outside overnight in the rain are based, in part, on video surveillance which shows he was the last person to have custody of the child. Sioux Falls police said Friday Ronald Harrison was arguing with the child’s mother on the patio of Faith Family Church in Sioux Falls Monday…

Lennox Residents Vote Down Bond For New Public Pool

City of Lennox FacebookLENNOX, S.D. – Residents in Lennox have voted down a bond proposal that would have helped pay for a $2.8 million public pool and facilities. Tuesday’s special election saw 338 of nearly 480 voters — roughly 70% — decline the proposal. City officials estimated that property taxes would have increased about $225 for every $100,000 of property…

Shania Twain To Perform In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Award winning country singer Shania Twain will be returning to Sioux Falls May 16 during her 2018 “Now” tour. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center announced Wednesday night. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 25th through Ticketmaster, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices will range from $39.95 to $149.95. Categories: Local News, Sioux Falls-imported, South Dakota Tags:…

5th Grader Uses Art Contest To Help Other Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The winner of a t-shirt design contest is helping the organization that gave him the opportunity to express himself. The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire partnered with Scratchpad Tees to hold an art contest for kids to design a t-shirt with part of the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. They chose Roni, who…

Hartington Man Killed In Car Vs. Pedestrian Crash

  CEDAR COUNTY, N.E.- The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a car vs. pedestrian on Highway 84, just west of the Highway 57 intersection, shortly before 6 p.m. Monday evening. Upon investigation, officers found the vehicle driven by 72-year-old Alton Halle, of Hartington, was driving east bound when he struck 55-year-old Daniel Leise, of Hartington,…

Man Arrested For Robbing Mitchell Auto Zone

Caleb Babb, 33, Sioux City arrested

Authorities have arrested the man they believe robbed a Mitchell Auto Zone last Sunday. The Mitchell Police Department said 33-year-old Caleb Robert Babb of Sioux City has been charged with 1st degree robbery. Police said Babb walked into the Auto Zone on East Havens Ave. just before 7 p.m. Sunday, pointed a handgun at an employee and left with cash….

Two Dead, Six Injured In Alcester Crash

Driver unintentionally stepped on gas instead of brake

Photo Courtesy: Shaleen AllenUPDATE (5:13 p.m.) ALCESTER – South Dakota Highway Patrol officials say the investigation into Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester continues to indicate that the incident was unintentional. Two people were killed and six others were injured when a vehicle ran into Alcester Care and Rehab Center, hitting seven people who were coming out of the building. The…

2017 South Dakota Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Ten South Dakotans were introduced today as the 2017 state Hall of Fame inductees. They are professionals in industries like agriculture, education and medicine. The ten were selected from a group of nominees. Board members say making the choice is never easy with so many qualified applicants. The inductees are being honored for their outstanding work…

Witnesses Testify In Dell Rapids Manslaughter Motions Hearing

A Dell Rapids man accused of shooting and killing another man in November, told investigators he meant to shoot the victim in the shoulder, not the head. Alex Wittenberg is facing manslaughter charges in the death of 39-year-old Johnathan Puttman. Authorities say last November, Wittenberg and his girlfriend, who was Puttman’s estranged wife, were waiting to drop off her kids…