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Washington High School Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It started off as a normal morning for everyone at Washington High School. However, things quickly changed for one psychology teacher. Alison Ter Horst has been teaching psychology at Washington High School for 14 years and she sees a lot of kids every day. Those close to her say she’s one of the hardest working and…

‘It feels like we’re bringing back our culture’: 2nd Annual Native American Day Parade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Native American day has been a tradition for almost 30 years, but there’s a fairly new celebration for it in downtown Sioux Falls. More than 30 organizations registered to be in the 2nd annual Native American Day parade. Tribes from all over the region came to dance, sing and advocate with hundreds of people coming out to…

Start to Jewish Holiday of Sukkot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – For Jewish people in the community, it’s a special time of year. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday devoted to thanking God for protection during the historic journey from Egypt to the Promised Land of Israel. Those who celebrate traditionally make a hut with wooden doors and a temporary roof. They will then eat there meals inside…

Someone You Should Know: Dueling with Dementia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “I’m happy and honored to be a part of that,” said Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota’s State Executive Director Leslie Morrow. Happy to help. That’s the attitude of Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota’s Leslie Morrow. Morrow is the State Executive Director, and with a title like that it’s clear, she loves what she does. “I believe that it is…

Law Enforcement Showing Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and local law enforcement agencies are showing their support by placing purple ribbons on their vehicles. In 2018, Sioux Falls Police and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 1,900 calls related to domestic violence. Kelli Petterson, the Minnehaha County Family Violence Council Chair hopes these ribbons…

“Siouxpercon” Proves To Be More Than An Average Convention

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – This weekend “Siouxpercon” was at the Sanford Premier Center. It’s a comic-con, and it’s the biggest one in South Dakota. “I love super heroes, I love dressing up, like I’m so happy that they have one of these here, and like, let your inner nerd out,” says comic-con fan Alexandria Ritesman. To say that the comic-con…

“Siouxpercon” Convention to be Bigger and Better Than Previous Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – If you were at the Sanford Premier Center this morning without a costume, you felt out of place. You could be anyone: Pro-wrestler, comic book character, princess… you could get your money’s worth at Siouxpercon. This year’s convention had over 100 artists and vendors. It had free board games and video games. But, most importantly, you…

“South Dakota Salutes” Says Thank You to First Responders

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – First responders risk their lives to protect us, and one event in Humboldt hopes to show appreciation. The 4th annual “South Dakota Salutes” takes place the last Monday and Tuesday of September. It’s a statewide shooting competition for first responders. The event is funded by around 70 sponsors. Half the proceeds go to putting on the event….

“The Rush” Bar Owners Recieve Clean-Up Help From Customers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – The Sioux Falls community, once again, showed it’s there for people who need help. “The Rush” bar was torn apart by the recent tornadoes. This morning volunteers helped the owners pick up the pieces, but someone there was on everyone’s minds. Bartender Steve Fix loves where he works. “This bar’s always been kind of a little…

“Out of The Darkness” Raises Awareness For Suicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Suicide affects almost everyone in one way or another. Today, Sioux Falls took strides to raise awareness. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says there are 25 million Americans suffering from depression. Sioux Falls hosted the “Out of the Darkness” walk. Its goal? To lower the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025. People at the walk…

Helpline Center Encourages to “Fall Into Service”

SIOUX FALLS S.D. – “Emphasizes that Sioux Falls is a great place,” said volunteer Joyce Herbst. It’s been just over a week since three tornadoes tore through Sioux Falls, and the Helpline Center is still looking for volunteers. “There is still probably about 80 homeowners that are still needing help with clean up,” said Volunteer Services Director Susie Ryks. “The…

Dakota State University Gives Back in Day of Service

MADISON, S.D.- Every year Dakota State University has a day of service to give back and help out around their community. With Madison being one of the cities hit hardest by flooding, this day of service couldn’t have come at a better time. “Humbled,” that’s the feeling from Mandy Parpart, the director of student engagement and leadership at DSU on…

Someone You Should Know: Man Behind Emergency Management

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Emergency managers in counties and cities all over the region have been earning their paychecks this year. They’ve been dealing with everything from flooding to damaging winds to tornadoes. In Sioux Falls, the man managing the city’s safety says the key to his job is surrounding himself with good people. That’s why we think he’s someone…