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Tom Brokaw Returns To USD For Presentation

Brokaw: "It's very moving coming back to this University"

VERMILLION, S.D. – A University of South Dakota legend returned to Vermillion Wednesday night. The Yankton native with experience reporting on the Watergate scandal, and who’s interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a presentation to an excited crowd. Welcomed with a standing ovation, Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spoke at his Alma Mater. “It’s not just gratifying, but…

Pink Party Harnessing The Power Of Pink In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It takes strong men and women to fight breast cancer and a special event this Friday is highlighting that strength in a big way. Stacey with the American Cancer Society in Sioux Falls joins us tonight to tell us about this week’s “Pink Party.”  If you’d like to donate through the Real Men Wear Pink fundraiser,…

March in Honor of White Cane Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Members of the visually impaired community gathered in Sioux Falls for a march to protect the rights of pedestrians in honor of National White Cane Day on Sunday. People gathered at the China Express restaurant this Saturday morning, where the event began with the reading of the mayor’s “white cane law proclamation.” The group then marched down…

Two Mitchell Nurses Will Go Through Training To Treat Rape Victims

MITCHELL, S.D.- According to the Central Dakota Sexual Assault Response Team, the city of Mitchell sees about one to two rape cases a month. Currently victims younger than the age of 15, have to travel out of town to be seen by medical professionals but that will soon change. “Every rape case is a serious case,” says Mitchell Police Department…

Midco Aquatic Center Celebrates 1st Birthday With Weekend Of Activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – City officials in Sioux Falls gathered to celebrate the Midco Aquatic Center’s first birthday today. More than 227,000 people have visited the city’s first indoor aquatic center over the last year. Officials say the facility has generated more than $1.2M in revenue from services like daily admissions, swim passes and swim lessons. The aquatic center has…

Farmers Behind On Harvest Season

LENNOX, S.D.- Farmers across the U.S. are celebrating National Farmers Day Thursday, but one thing that hasn’t been pleasant for many this year is the actual farming season. With the recent rain, corn and soybean harvests continue to fall behind last year’s numbers. “We haven’t harvested anything yet, so Thursday hopefully is our first day of harvest,” says Soybean and…

The “Pumpkin Man” of Tea: Someone You Should Know

TEA, S.D. — This time each year, the number of places to pick out a fall pumpkin are nearly endless — grocery stores, street-side stands, and of course, family farms. However, one unique produce stand in Tea draws hundreds of pumpkin connoisseurs each year. Not only for their wide variety of pumpkins, but also in part because of the interesting…

Food Truck “Trunk Or Treat” To Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

A fun and delicious event is taking place this weekend.  It’s also a chance to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Del’Inkka Beaudion, one of the owners of Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen, has organized a food truck “Trunk Or Treat” for Saturday at 8th and Railroad in Sioux Falls.  The event will feature “trunk or treaters,” a bouncy house, a…

Domestic Violence: An Issue Common in the Community

Organization and Police Working Together to Offer Resources

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Almost everyone knows someone in their life, who’s been affected by domestic violence and a Sioux Falls organization is using October to shine a light on the issue, that law enforcement says is one of the most dangerous to investigate. “I’ll hurt you, I’ll hurt the children, or I’ll kill your family. Those are the threats that…

Transformers Visit Walmart Supercenters In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A fast-moving superhero was making the rounds in Sioux Falls today, but you might not have noticed the “robot in disguise.” Walmart and Hasbro have teamed up to launch a retail tour that stops at 870 Walmart Supercenters across the country featuring new Transformers merchandise. Today, Transformers visited Walmart locations on Louise Avenue and Arrowhead Parkway…

The Empire Mall Hosts ‘Project Blue Light Memorial’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Empire Mall is honoring law enforcement throughout this holiday season. The mall hosted the ‘Project Blue Light Memorial’ event Tuesday night. The annual event recognizes fallen law enforcement officers across the country. Throughout the holidays, a blue light display and a tree decorated with blue lights will be placed at the main north entrance of…

High School Football Team Takes Field With American Flags

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – Tuesday night, NBC Sports is reporting the NFL “may consider” a rule change requiring players to stand during the national anthem. For some players kneeling is a way to protest police brutality and inequality for people of color. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to team owners saying the league respects the right of its players…

Mitchell Girl Scouts Honor Fallen Veterans

MITCHELL, S.D. – Girl Scouts in Mitchell are helping honor fallen U.S. Veterans laid to rest. The Girl Scout troop raised more than $5,500 to purchase headstone foundations for three veterans. The project was a partnership between the troop and the Davison County Veteran Services office. The headstones will honor Veterans of the Spanish American war, Korean war and World…

Tea Man Receives Taco Trophy From Taco John’s

He is only one of two people to ever receive it

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- He’s the most loyal customer on Taco Tuesday and today a Tea man was honored by Taco John’s on 5100 South Louise Street for his dedication– eating at the fast food restaurant nearly every week for the last year. “I thought only Chad would get a trophy for eating tacos,” says Chad’s mother with a laugh, Verlene…

From Food Truck To Restaurant, Swamp Daddy’s Is Looking To Expand

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After moving from Louisiana to South Dakota 13 years ago, a business owner is looking to make a permanent stamp on the city, turning her food truck into a restaurant. And it’s the community’s support that is making the expansion possible. “I love our customers; they have supported us so much,” says Inkka Beaudion. Wherever…