Author: Tom Hanson

Sioux Falls Roofer Refuses to Retire

Technology Helps 80 Year Old Elmer Biteler Thrive

The roofing industry is very competitive .The top dog in this part of the state may be a senior dynamo by the name of Elmer Biteler. He might not know who Mark Zuckerburg or Elon Musk are, but Elmer has nailed down a top spot in the roofing business thanks to science and technology. When the crew at E &…

Sioux Falls Woman’s Crusade to Reduce Unwanted Pets

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

About 670-thousand dogs were euthanized last year in the United States, for cats, the numbers are even worse at 860-thousand. Those numbers from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are down from 2011, which is a good sign. This week’s someone you should know has played a part in that decrease, at least here in the Sioux…

Dog Attack Almost Kills Miniature Ponies

Now Yankton Area Woman Faces Death Threats

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption On April 25th,, it was a night of blood, gnashing teeth and fear at a farm just outside of Yankton. Lisa Brasel says two dogs went wild killing and injuring her animals. Brasel rushed to a pen where two dogs killed…

Derek Miles Awarded Bronze Medal For 2008 Olympic Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -South Dakota pole-vaulter, Derek Miles placed 4th in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China. However, the testing indicates a Ukrainian pole-vaulter, who placed ahead of Miles, had been taking a banned substance. So Monday the US Olympic Committee awarded a bronze medal to Miles. The ceremony took place at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion…

Sioux Falls Business Seeks Out Immigrant Workers

Grand Prairie Foods Finds Success

All the rumblings out of Washington DC, about building a wall and banning certain people from entering the country has one Sioux Falls couple concerned. Kurt and Valerie Loudenback own a food processing company that sends products all over the country and they hire people from all over the world. Immigrants make up the vast majority of the workforce at…

USF Volleyball Team Delivers News Of Girl’s Granted Wish

SIOUX FALLS – A little girl we told you about last year got some great news Thursday. Adaline Christopherson is getting her wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Adaline has an immune disorder that reduces her ability to fight off infections. Last year, she became a member of the University of Sioux Falls volleyball team through the “Team Impact” program. Members…

Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota

Pipeline Already Under Big Sioux River

President Donald Trump has given the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline the green light to finish construction. Ninety percent of the pipeline is complete; the remaining construction involves tunneling under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River. The portion of the pipeline that is already finished includes 274 miles in South Dakota. The pipeline goes under several waterways including the…

Phony Check Thieves Steal $300,000 From Sioux Falls Business

Fireplace Professionals Thought Bank Protected Money

It’s a nightmare scenario, thieves, hundreds of miles away, writing phony checks for thousands of dollars draining your bank account. Most of us would think number one it would not happen to us and number two, the bank would recognize the fraud and protect our money. However, a Sioux Falls business is out tens of thousands of dollars, and they…

Flu Cases On The Rise in South Dakota

Most Are H3 Virus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say the influenza virus is ramping up in South Dakota, with 134 new confirmed cases last week, nearly doubling the season’s total. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says most flu cases in South Dakota are from the H3 virus that spreads quickly and comes with severe symptoms. Kightlinger says the virus can’t be avoided by…

White House Names South Dakota Native to Staff

Andrea Thompson named National Security Advisor

Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointment of Colonel Andrea Thompson as Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the vice president. Thompson is a Harrisburg native and recently retired from the army. On the White House Website Pence says “Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge as a career military intelligence officer and combat veteran to her…