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O’Gorman Students Help SFPD in Peanut Butter Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than 430 jars of peanut butter line the halls of O’Gorman High School today, on their way to the Feeding South Dakota pantry. All of these jars, weighing about 671 pounds, were donated by O’Gorman students. They are trying to help the Sioux Falls Police Department win a contest against the Rapid City Police Department….

One Reason You May Be Struggling to Lose Weight

Sleep is not only important for your overall health, but also keeps you from these scale climbing habits

With the return of Daylight Saving Time on November 4, 2018, there will be a lot of discussion about the importance of sleep and what it means to our overall health. One issue that doesn’t perhaps get as much attention as others when it comes to necessary shut-eye, is the need for sleep in the constant battle to lose weight….

Sioux Falls Man Claims $100,000 Powerball Prize

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has claimed a $100,000 Powerball prize, according to the South Dakota Lottery. Sioux Falls resident Nicholas Rollings bought the ticket a the Gas Stop on 41st and Western Avenue. Rollings matched four of the five winning numbers, and the Powerball during Saturday’s drawing. He also doubled his prize by choosing the Power…

Sioux Falls Recognizes World Polio Awareness Day at the Downtown Rotary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  “I  always have a lot of little kids that will come up to me and say ‘what happened to your leg,’ ” says Polio Survivor Larry Toll. October 22nd marks “World Polio Day.”  Across the country, people are spreading awareness of the viral disease. Toll explains, “Basically effects your neuro connections in your body.” The disease causes…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 22

Halloween is the theme this week for just about every event throughout the Sioux Empire. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up a taste of the candy-filled festivities in store for you! Thursday, October 25 – Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing, Sioux Falls, SD Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 – 4th Annual Haunted Trail at McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD Saturday, October 27 – Barks,…

Skaggs, West, Latest Inductees Into Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Connie Smith and Dierks Bentley. West was…

Over 200 Thousand Pounds of Frozen Food Recalled In MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Authorities say a Minnesota frozen food and packing company is recalling more than 212,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that might be contaminated with salmonella and listeria. The Agriculture Department said in a release issued Friday that the Buddy’s Kitchen Inc. of Burnsville produced the products between Oct 19, 2017, and…

A Passion for Picking Corn by Hand

FLANDREAU, S.D- People from all over South Dakota and surrounding states gathered in Flandreau this weekend to take part in an age old farming activity. Before farm machinery, farmers had to pick corn by hand. Every year people relive that history, by seeing how many ears of corn they can pick in a race against the clock. “It use to…

The Taste of South Dakota

    BROOKINGS, SD-  South Dakota is known for its pheasants and pheasant hunting. A restaurant in Brookings  has even made the bird it’s namesake. Originally named “The Pheasant Cafe,” “Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge” is the city’s oldest full service restaurant.  It opened in 1949,  but the business didn’t quite live up to its name until 2011. “You know our…

Deadwood Mayor, State Rep. Chuck Turbiville Dies of Probable Stroke

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Deadwood mayor and South Dakota Republican state Rep. Chuck Turbiville has died. He was 75. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says Turbiville died early Saturday in his home of a probable stroke. Turbiville was Deadwood’s mayor for six years. He served 10 years in the Legislature and was seeking re-election next month. He told the Black…

Mental Health Concerns for New Parents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Experts say noticing signs of mental health issues, especially as a new parent, is important. This week we told you about a mother who drove off a Sioux Falls interstate allegedly trying to kill herself and her six-month-old son. While many details of that case have not been released there are signs of common mental health concerns that…

Gregory Businesses Prepare for Pheasant Hunters

GREGORY, S.D. – For small towns like Gregory, tomorrow’s pheasant opener is a big deal. It’s located near some of the best hunting areas, so they see a lot of out of staters. Local businesses provide food, lodging and stores like Runnings cater to other needs. Most hunters bring their shot guns with them but they usually need to stock…

Pheasant Hunting Season Tips

ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – A staple of South Dakota kicks off this weekend. Hunting pheasants has been one of the states most popular past-times and hobbies. Hunters from all over the nation flock to South Dakota each year to experience the hunting atmosphere the state offers. Whether you’ve been hunting for years or it’s your first time roaming the flat-lands, there…

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…

Farmland Prices Expected To Drop In 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. – A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank CEOs in the region estimated farmland prices declined by 4 percent over the past 12 months. They expect farmland prices to fall by another 3.2 percent over the…

Pheasant Hunters Welcomed to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Hunters from all over the country are flying into town to kick off pheasant hunting season. They are getting the orange carpet treatment at the Sioux Falls Airport. Food and hunting booths are set up to welcome them. “There’s nothing like it, anywhere I travel all over the world and there’s nothing like the greeting that we get…

Breast Navigation: A Story of Survival and Support

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two years ago, Jill Schlumbohm was helping people through possibly through one of the hardest chapters of their lives. She was an imaging navigator for breast cancer pre-diagnosis at Avera. Then, the roles reversed, and she became the patient. “I’m sorry,” said Schlumbohm. “I did not think I would cry.” It’s news that Schlumbohm’s patients had…