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Augustana University Holds Forum To Discuss NFL Controversy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Controversy within the NFL started more than a year ago, when Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem instead of standing. The move has sparked some to follow suit, and others to lash out. A discussion Thursday night at Augustana University aimed to bring people on both sides of this argument together. “You hear…

Organization Provides Bikes to Help Those in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As winter approaches, some people are putting their bikes aside and using their cars to get to work. However for others, walking may be their only option, but a Sioux Falls organization is trying to change that. Five years ago, Jeffrey Carlon got some much-needed help from the Center of Hope. Two wheels, a seat, and handlebars…

Someone You Should Know: The Voice Behind La Voz Radio Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 145 languages are spoken in Sioux Falls alone, with English and Spanish being the most widely spoken. With this rich diversity, a Sioux Falls man wants to bring different cultures together despite the language barrier. “I’m trying to think, Hola,” says Sheila Anderson, as she tries her best to say something in Spanish. Sheila Anderson is…

Students Recognize Veterans Day At Sonia Sotomayor Elementary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls students and staff honored veterans ahead of this weeks holiday at a special assembly today. The gathering at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School included music, ceremony and stories this morning. Members of the Washington High School color guard provided a presentation of the colors to begin the festivities. U.S. Army Colonel and USD Alumna Ines…

City Council Denies Gas Station To Expand Into A Casino

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls City Council took up a disagreement between a neighborhood and gas station owner Tuesday night. The owner of Hilltop BP on the corner of 18th and Cleveland says he’s trying to grow his business – by offering video lottery. But, those who live near the gas station fear gaming will drive up crime in…

Hurricane Damage In Puerto Rico Affecting Health Care Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Health care providers nationwide are concerned about a shortage of IV bag solution. One of the major manufacturers of the saline solution, Baxter, is located in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc more than one month ago. The company suffered minimal damage, but did lose multiple production days, disrupting their shipments. That includes shipments that…

7th Annual Feeding South Dakota Turkey Drive Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Feeding South Dakota is kicking off their 7th annual statewide turkey drive today. Feeding South Dakota says the holiday season can be particularity stressful for food insecure families. Their goal this year is to provide 2,500 turkeys through their 400 charitable organizations, supporting over 555 partner agency programs across the state. In Sioux Falls they are…

South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol Trains at Sioux Falls Airport

The South Dakota wing of the Civil Air Patrol is resting after a long day of training at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. There’s 300 Civil Air Patrol team members in South Dakota, just like David Small. “We’re kind of a big family,” said Small, a wing commander. The South Dakota Civil Air Patrol trains about six or seven times…

21st Annual Dakota Masterworks Art Show In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An art exhibit in Sioux Falls is celebrating the talents of some of South Dakota’s older residents today. The 21st annual Dakota Masterworks Art Show showcased more than 140 pieces by state residents between the ages of 60 and 100 years old. Hosted by the South Dakota Health Care Association, organizers say the goal of the…

Judge To Review Juvenile Request For Alex Lingor

SIOUX FALLS, SD.- A Sioux Falls teen could be tried as a juvenile for murder. A three-day court hearing wrapped up Friday to determine if Alex Lingor’s case should be moved out of adult court. The 17-year-old has been charged in the death of another teen after a drug deal gone wrong. Whether or not Alex Lingor will be charged as…

Family Donates Assault Victim’s Organs To Those In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Watertown family is dealing with an unexpected loss. Forty-year-old Jeremy Buol lost his life Wednesday in a result of an assault late Saturday night. Buol was taken to a hospital in Watertown, and then transported to Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Like many families in this situation, Jeremy’s mom, brother and aunt followed him hoping…

Free College Applications for Some SD High School Seniors

You might be able to apply to college for free this week, thanks to a new initiative encouraging students to apply to college. Raymundo Franciscoandres is a senior at Sioux Falls New Technology High School.  He dreams of serving in the National Guard and majoring in graphic design, but with pricey application fees, he was on the fence about applying…