Miranda Paige

Love Marlow Opens at Lake Lorraine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A new clothing store in the Lake Lorraine shopping center hopes to fill a gap in the Sioux Falls clothing market. Saturday morning was the grand opening for Love Marlow.  It’s a women’s plus-size boutique that caters to sizes 12 to 28. Twin sisters Stacey and Leslie Malmgren felt there weren’t any stores in Sioux Falls catering to…

Black Friday Finances: How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- How much are you spending this holiday season? According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend on average over $1,000 shopping this holiday season. That’s 4 percent more than last year. It’s the season for deals and according to Christina Lynn with Lynn Financial, this will be  a good year for shoppers as the economy is…

Sioux Empire Gamers Help Local Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This is the second year the group, Sioux Empire-Extra Life held a game fest at the Sanford Hospital to raise money. “It’s a 24 hour gaming marathon where we play games of all kinds: video games, board games RPG’s. We’ll play them for 24, 25 hours and we’re raising money for Children’s Miracle Network while we do…

200 Free Coats Handed Out at Barrel House Winter Coat Drive

All month long, one Sioux Falls restaurant has been collecting coats and warm winter clothing. Sunday staff handed them out just in time for winter. It’s the second annual winter coat drive at the Barrel House. They’ve been taking donations and used their charity money to buy new coats. They handed out around 200 coats and other winter apparel to…

George Hendrickson: From Advocate to Candidate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- George Hendrickson spent years appealing to the South Dakota State Legislature. After feeling like his concerns weren’t being heard, he decided to run for U.S. House and be the voice for South Dakota. Hendrickson has worn many hats. He was a police officer, owned his own construction business and was an insurance agent. Now he owns his…

Halloween Candy Buy Back

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It was a nice day for trick-or-treating this Halloween, but you may have collected more candy than you can eat. One dentist office in Sioux Falls wants to help you out with those extra treats. For eight years, Family Dentistry off Minnesota Avenue has been buying back halloween candy. They give out a dollar for every pound of…

Teal Pumpkin Project: Making Halloween Safe for Everyone

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Those who will be out trick-or-treating Wednesday night may notice some teal colored  pumpkins popping up on some door steps. They’re not just for decoration. Painting teal pumpkins has become a tradition for Emily Pepper’s family. It’s a color that nationally signifies food allergy awareness. “My youngest Oliver, who is eight, has three Anaphylactic food allergies: peanuts,…

Sioux Falls Jams Against Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Cancer not only takes an emotional toll on families and patients, but a financial toll as well. People in Sioux Falls are banning together to help. The non-profit, Jam Against Cancer, held their fourth annual fundraising event at the American Legion Post 15 on Sunday. People enjoyed listening live to music, while participating in raffles and auctions. All…

Zombies Take Over Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D- Zombies took over the streets of Downtown Sioux Falls Saturday to prove that zombies do have hearts. At the annual Zombie Walk Parade people transformed into the living dead. The event is hosted by the Sioux Falls Roller DollZ, Roller Derby Team. All proceeds from the walk are split between the team and Ladder of Smiles,  a…

AFM Cases Reported in U.S., Signs to Look Out For

S.D.-Kids across the United States are coming down with an illness that has Polio like symptoms. While there have been no cases in South Dakota, there’s at least one case reported in North Dakota and several in Iowa and Minnesota. This year there have been 62 cases of AFM or Acute Flaccid Myelitis. It’s a serious condition that affects the…

Sioux Falls Residents Raise Awareness of White Cane Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 100 people marched down 41st Street in Sioux Falls on Saturday with white canes. They were doing it to raise awareness of an important law. The White Cane Law requires people to stop and give the right of way to anyone carrying a white cane with a red tip. The law is meant to protect those…

Local Sioux Falls Organization Adopts Lake at Family Park

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- South Dakota Game, Fish And Parks official are getting some help from the public in keeping area lakes clean. Similar to the Adopt-A-Highway program, the new Adopt-A-Lake program encourages people or organizations to essentially claim an area lake. Thanks to a Sioux Falls organization, one Sioux Falls lake saw a little love on Sunday. Anthony Brown…

Pop Up Breakfast Raises Money for a Good Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, a popular Downtown Sioux Falls restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, but Sanaa opened up her doors this morning for a good cause. The restaurant held its first ever pop up breakfast. Sanaa’s usually serves Mediterranean food, but people were in for a treat today, as a traditional syrian breakfast was on the…

Thousands of Students Participate in 31st Annual Festival of Bands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- September to October is marching band season and Saturday one of midwest’s largest marching band events made its way through Downtown Sioux Falls. It’s the the 31st annual Festival of Bands where marching band students from across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota And Nebraska show off their skills. “Marching bands spend July and August and September practicing everyday…

Sioux Empire Dentists Offer Free Dental Work to Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several Sioux Empire dentists came together Saturday to provide free dental work to low income families. This is the fourth year the program Sioux Empire Smiles has offered this clinic to kids 18 or younger. It’s ran entirely by volunteers. Around 45 dentists, hygienists and helpers donated their time. The program director says this event is important…

Car Vs. Wildlife Crashes Increase During Fall Season

S.D.-Last week a Sioux Falls man died after swerving to avoid a deer in the road. Unfortunately this is a dangerous time of year for drivers because a lot of wildlife is moving around. It’s now harvest season, but you might as well say it’s deer season as well. According to data from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the most…

SiouxperCon Returns to the Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s not quite Halloween yet, but many people are dressing up this weekend as their favorite characters. That’s because SiouxperCon is back for the third year. The three-day event allows people to dress up and celebrate all things geeky while promoting literacy. This year all proceeds will go to Reach Literacy and the JY6 Foundation. Organizers…

7th Annual Tour De Coop Across the Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The month of September is Yard to Table Month. One Sioux Empire organization is hoping to get more people on board with growing their own food. Homegrown Sioux Empire is promoting sustainable agriculture with their the 7th annual Tour de Coop. Families around the area opened their backyards today to show off their chicken coops and gardens….