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Someone You Should Know: Mother-Daughter Duo Support Local Artists

SIOUX FALLS It’s the most wonderful time of the year for mother-daughter duo Pennie Ogden and Chantel Olson. However, it’s also the busiest time of their year. The two are owners of Art Moms. “We are two artists that do greeting cards and painted artwork and just travel like gypsies and sale our wares,” said Olson. For 16 years, the…

Dakota State Professors Engineering Adaptive Controllers for Disabled Gamers

MADISON, S.D. – Video games are a great way to immerse yourself in a new world, compete online, or just spend time with friends. But for some, they weren’t able to join, until now. Dakota State University is helping make video games for the disabled a reality. A car accident 18 years ago left Chris Olson in a wheelchair. He’s…

Someone You Should Know: Thanksgiving Dinner for All

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s the season of giving, so that means Feeding South Dakota’s annual Thanksgiving meal drive is underway. This year, they’ve set a pretty ambitious goal, and one Sioux Falls business owner has found a big way to give back and help them reach it. Greg Sands, owner, and CEO of Sands Drywall has been a long-time supporter…

Search Efforts Pick Up For Missing Sioux Falls Woman Ellabeth Lodermeier

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Search efforts picked up today for a Sioux Falls woman at the center of a cold case. Ellabeth Lodermeier was reported missing in 1974 after she did not show up for work at the community services office. Police say she vanished with no word to friends or family. Lodermeier went missing in 1974. Yet in 2019,…

Downtown Sioux Falls Library Kicks Off Native American Heritage Month With Lakota Language Classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – November is Native American heritage month and the Downtown Sioux Falls Library is celebrating. This afternoon they taught a Lakota language class, hoping to spread the indigenous language. “My grandmother was Lakota, so ever since I’ve always been interested in learning about it,” says South Dakota is home to many Native American populations, yet not many…

Someone You Should Know: ‘Delivering Hope’ to Chemotherapy Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – One employee at Rosa Parks Elementary School goes above and beyond to help others. She thought of a way to help people going through chemo therapy, and that’s why we think she is “Someone You Should Know.” Rachel Schuldt was close with her grandmother. “My grandma loved the chicken soup crossword,” Rachel says. But disaster struck…

Glory House in Sioux Falls Hopes to Expand Reach with New Apartments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Glory House, a residential and outpatient treatment center, kicked off their campaign to build 75 new apartments today. One client has been through extreme trauma and says she couldn’t have recovered without the facility. Lisa Piper has a devastating past. “I had a 5-month-old son that was killed by his father, my one and a half-year-old…

Sioux Falls Home To Only Jewish Preschool In The State Of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Imagine moving somewhere where there is not a local school teaching important ideas about your religion. That was the case for one Sioux Falls family, but they took matters into their own hands. “The way Judaism looks at early childhood education is especially unique,” says Mussie Alperowitz. She’s the director of the only Jewish preschool in…

Roosevelt High School’s Band Combines Music And Technology

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Roosevelt High School’s marching band lit up the field during their performances this year… literally. They had a creative way to use LED lights. Roosevelt High School freshman Brock Kruger knows, his band’s had a good year. “We’ve placed first in some of them, we’ve place third and fourth in someone them. It’s all about getting…

Someone You Should Know: Protect, Serve, and Connect

HARRISBURG, S.D. – At Harrisburg High School, there’s a fixture in the hallways who’s there to protect and serve. But, this school resource officer isn’t afraid to have a little fun while on duty. When Officer Johns walks down the halls of Harrisburg High School, it doesn’t take long for him to attract a herd of excited students. “Always has…

Assisted Living Center Shows Halloween is for All Ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Halloween is a holiday for all ages to enjoy, and one assisted living center is gearing up for their celebration this Thursday. Larry Meyer loves all things Halloween. “A lot of decorations out there that probably surpass Christmas,” he says. So he’s lucky to live at StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living. The suites are pairing up with…