Author: Simon Floss

Campus Upgrades Moving Along At NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Wolves in Aberdeen will soon have a few new dens. Northern State University is in the middle of upgrading their campus through the ‘Educational Impact Campaign.’ It’s part of a larger ‘Campus Master Plan,’ geared to revamp the entire school. 125$ million dollars are being poured into the renovations, all paid for by outside donors. Older…

‘Ride Your Bike To Work Week’ & Biking In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Folks throughout the Sioux Empire have traded in steering wheels for handlebars this week. It’s national ‘ride your bike to work week,’ and citizens in numerous towns are participating. Especially in of the most ‘biking friendly’ towns, Brookings. In 2017 Brookings City Council passed a ‘Biking Master Plan.’ The goal was to make the city more biking friendly….

Levitt at The Falls Line-Up Announced

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The wait is over. Levitt at The Falls officials announced Tuesday the 30-concert line-up for the inaugural year. “We’ve been working on it for several months and to finally be able to share with the public who we’ll be bringing in for this great season is just so much fun. One of our main missions of…

School Zone: ‘Recycled Rainbows’ and Honoring Vaughn & JoAnn Meyer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s not everyday you meet a 17 year old who runs a non-profit organization. Abby Neff is a junior at Lutheran High School. Abby started ‘Recycled Rainbows’ with the goal of “helping under-served youth, and people with disabilities.” She melts down old and worn out crayons, reshaping them for use again. Neff creates dogs, puzzle pieces,…

Levitt Line-Up To Be Announced

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We should know the line-up to the inaugural Levitt at The Falls summer concert series in just a few hours. The pavilion is nearing completion, after being under construction since November of 2017. At 10 a.m. this morning, we should learn the complete line-up for the 2019 season. The Levitt Foundation is offering 30 free concerts…

Harrisburg Students Release Raised Trout

HARRISBURG, S.D. – As the school year comes to a close, high school seniors across the Sioux Empire will say their goodbyes to one another in the coming weeks. In Harrisburg, however, the environmental science students said goodbye to a few classmates Tuesday. They’re not your typical kinds of classmates. They’re rainbow trout, that the students raised themselves. This is…

Sanford ‘Sports Physical Blitz’ Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Participation in sports is known to help boost self-esteem, lower stress, and develop teamwork and leadership skills among our youth. So, it’s no wonder why athletics remain an integral part of our schools. None of it possible, though, without that annual physical. However, scheduling them can be difficult, which is where Sanford is stepping in. Dr….

Makeover Coming For DTSF Sculpture Walk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The nation’s largest and most recognized sculpture program is getting it’s yearly facelift. 59 new pieces will line the streets of downtown Sioux Falls. Installations begin at 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Artists from around the world submit their work, with only a select few sculptures chosen. This year, 7 artists from Sioux Falls will have their…

School Zone: Crosswalks, Robots, and Agriculture

VIBORG, S.D. – A small district with big opportunities. That’s what the Viborg-Hurley School District prides itself on. The district is home to roughly 300 students, but what they lack in size, they make up for in academic variety. The district has placed an emphasis on robotics in each school. The program starts in elementary, and continues through high school….

SF Police Searching For Missing 76-Year-Old

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Sioux Falls Police are asking for your help locating a missing woman. 76-year-old Kathryn Ann Butler hasn’t been seen since April 22nd. Authorities say she has a heart condition from a previous heart surgery, and hasn’t taken her medication since April 24th. Butler’s vehicle, a gold 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was not at her home. Her…

Cheese & Ice Cream Festival Coming To Strawbale Winery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota is well known for it’s beef and pork production, fields of corn, soybeans, and sunflowers, but not necessarily dairy. An upcoming new event aims to shed some light on a growing industry in our state! Don South with Strawbale Winery joined us with details on the first ever Cheese & Ice Cream Festival! For…

Tickets For 6th Annual Cattleman’s Foundation Gala On Sale

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Cattleman’s Foundation and Feeding South Dakota have once again teamed up to fight hunger. For the sixth year, they’ll be hosting the ‘Cattleman’s Foundation Gala and Concert’ on June 22nd, and they’ve booked quite the musical guest. Country music star Jake Owens will headline the concert. Tickets for the event go on sale…