Carleen Wild

Watch: Rapid City Police Dog Gets New Winter Boots

A story that’s gone viral around the nation – the newest K-9 to join the Rapid City Police Department now has snow boots to help him while on duty! To keep warm this winter, Jary (pronounced Yaree) was given dog boots with traction pads and as you can see, it took him some time to adjust. But he appears, after some time…

Massive Data Breaches Comes on National Computer Security Day

Computer Security Day is observed annually on November 30, and it may be more important than ever to step back and take some time to think about how you might better protect yourself, your business and family online, given the ongoing tide of data breaches and malware affecting our lives. WAYS YOU MIGHT OBSERVE, according to the Association for Computer Security: Below…

U.S. Home Prices Rise More Slowly Amid Weaker Sales

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices increased more slowly in September from a year ago as higher mortgage rates weighed on sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.1 percent from a year earlier. That’s down from a 5.5 percent yearly gain in the previous month. It was the sixth straight month that home price increases have slowed….

Easy Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

 Chef Scott Teal of Hy-Vee on Louise is back with some easy, delicious sides to go with that golden brown turkey this Thanksgiving. Bon apetit! Asparagus Feta Salad: 2 lbs cooked asparagus, 4 oz. crumbled feta, 1 pint quartered cherry tomatoes, 2/3 c. roasted walnuts. Toss with the following dressing. Dressing: 6 T balsamic vinegar, 4 T olive oil,…

Dayton Remains Hospitalized a Month After Back Surgery

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton remains hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after having back surgery more than a month ago. Dayton had an initial surgery on Oct. 12 and underwent a second procedure several days later. A spokesman for the governor said he was expected to stay in the hospital for several days. Minnesota Public Radio…

Walmart to Give Hiring Preference to Military Spouses

Walmart is looking to hire more military spouses. The retail giant is announcing a new program called “The Military Spouse Connection.” It gives hiring preference to those married to active military personnel. Walmart’s CEO and President says military spouses are ‘unsung heroes’ and that the company wants to honor and help them find a job, or build a career. The…

How to Avoid Packing on Additional Pounds at the Office This Holiday Season

You know they will be there waiting for you – the cookies, donuts, cupcakes, eggnog, all lined up neatly in a row on the counter at work come this holiday season. They’re there just for you, you know, and the generous colleagues who brought them will be offended if you don’t indulge. At least that’s what we say to try…

US Job Openings Dip But Still Exceed Number of Unemployed

WASHINGTON – The number of jobs posted by U.S. employers declined slightly in September but still exceeded the number of unemployed Americans and remained near a two-decade high. The report from the Labor Department is the latest evidence that U.S. companies are straining to fill jobs in the face of a robust job market with low unemployment. The department says…

Free Health Fair Saturday in Sioux Falls

Health Connect of SD to offer children free hair cuts, lunch, health screenings

  Keeping kids and families healthy is the focus of the Annual Health Connect Fair. Organizers say over 400 attended last year’s event. This year, they’re hoping to reach even more, knowing there is incredible need in the community for even basic health care services. Will Bushee, President of the Board for Health Connect of South Dakota, was in with…

Second drinking and driving crash in 1 week is fatal

REVERE, Minn. (AP) – A southwestern Minnesota man who crashed his vehicle twice in the same week while under the influence of alcohol did not survive the second crash. The State Patrol says 22-year-old Landon Evans crossed into the path of a semi on Highway 14 in Revere Saturday and was killed. The patrol says Evans had been drinking. Evans…

South Dakota Guard soldiers back in US after overseas duty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 100 South Dakota National Guard soldiers have returned to the U.S. after serving about a year overseas. The members of the 189th Aviation Regiment’s Company C, 1st Battalion provided medical evacuation flights in the Middle East, using Black Hawk helicopters. The soldiers with the Rapid City-based unit are now back at Fort Hood, Texas,…

Sioux Falls Woman Wanted for Manslaughter Arrested Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 23-year-old Sioux Falls woman, wanted in connection with a body found near Renner earlier this week, was taken into custody overnight. Authorities confirmed Friday morning that Kelsey Roubideaux was booked late Thursday night. Police believe Roubideaux was behind the wheel when a 20-year-old passenger fired two rounds into the back seat around 12:30 a.m. on…

Best Advice to Get Your Kids to Eat a Nutritional Lunch

We all know kids can be a tough sell when it comes to eating well, especially around their friends during the school day. But as countless families look to satiate their hungry kids during the school day while they’re at their away from home, dietitian Lizzie Kasparek of the Sanford Sports Science Institute stopped by with more suggestions about how…

Dispute Over Littering Leads to Threat With Machete

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police say a dispute over littering resulted in a man threatening his accuser with a machete. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon when a man sitting in a car outside an apartment complex dropped some trashed out of his window. An apartment resident saw the littering and yelled at the man in the car. The…

Harsher Sentence Upheld for Suspect Who Flipped Off Judge

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a man who received a harsher burglary sentence after flipping the bird at the judge in his case. The judge had suspended more than three years of the man’s sentence, but re-imposed it after he saw the man give him the finger. The judge later mostly relented but…

Minnesotans Being Warned of Insurance Fraud Scam

The Minnesota Commerce Department is warning Minnesotans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Premier Health Plan, which earlier this year discontinued all of its health insurance products in Minnesota and nationwide. including Medicare Advantage plans. Consumers are receiving either numerous automated calls, invoices in the mail or found unauthorized charges on their bank accounts. If…

Ipswich Man Accused of Bestiality Pleads Guilty

ABERDEEN, S.D. – An Ipswich man accused of bestiality has admitted engaging in sexual acts with two calves. Fifty-seven-year-old James Schumacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of felony bestiality, after unsuccessfully arguing earlier this year that the charges he faced were unconstitutional. Prosecutors will drop four other charges under terms of the plea agreement. Schumacher faces up to four…