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“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…

Sioux Falls Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on September 11th, 2001. The Sioux Falls community wants to ensure that no one will forget. Firefighters, members of the military and law enforcement, and even everyday heroes participated in this morning’s 5th annual “Step Up for Heroes” event. It started with a memorial service. The…

Storm Causes Handy Man Home Remodeling Center to Temporarily Relocate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Handy Man Home Remodeling Center in Sioux Falls usually helps customers with their own remodeling projects. However, after the mess left behind by straight line winds last week, they have some huge remodeling projects of their own. “The wind got under the roof and blew the decking and the insulation and rubber roof right off the…

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…

South Dakota Marijuana Backers Push 2 Ballot Measures

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in South Dakota have been thwarted at nearly every turn, including an effort to become the 48th state to approve industrial hemp. Now they’re doubling down on their efforts. Backers are gathering signatures for two initiated ballot measures. One asks voters to approve medical marijuana and the other seeking to legalize recreational marijuana. A similar effort…

Man Pleads Guilty in 2018 Fatal Falls Park Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man who was slated to go on trial this November for a deadly shooting at Falls Park in 2018 has agreed to a plea deal. Abraham Darsaw pled guilty Friday morning to one count of first-degree manslaughter and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Darsaw was arrested last August after a late-night shooting…

Why You Don’t Need a 5G Phone Just Yet

NEW YORK (AP) – Phone companies are building speedier 5G wireless networks and making big claims about revolutionary new applications. But if you’re shopping for a new phone, experts recommend being smart and avoiding 5G for now. Simply put, the first-generation 5G phones are expensive. They’re also generally locked to 5G networks owned by specific mobile carriers, which could limit…

Walmart to Stop Selling Electronic Cigarettes at its Stores

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs following a string illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation’s largest retailer said Friday that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products. More…

Trump Proposal Could Cut Off Food Stamps to 35K in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota food pantry officials are opposing a federal proposal that could take away food stamp benefits from more than 35,000 state residents. The Trump administration in July proposed closing what it calls “a loophole” that automatically deems some people eligible who aren’t qualified to receive food stamps. Colleen Moriarty, who heads the nonprofit group Hunger Solutions Minnesota,…

‘What is That, Man?’ Navy Confirms Videos of Flying Objects

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Navy has confirmed the authenticity of three videos taken from its planes that show unidentified objects flying through the air. Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Associated Press the videos were taken in 2004 and 2015. Gradisher said the videos have been circulating online and weren’t authorized for release. But the footage has prompted…

Mitchell Beef Producer Responds to Ellen’s #BeNeatEatLessMeat Campaign

Amanda Radke believes armed with the facts, the comedienne and talk show host might feel differently

Ellen’s post. Four million views and counting. Amanda’s post. Let’s just say she’s not there. Not yet, anyway.   View this post on Instagram   Be neat. Eat less meat. It’s good for the planet, for the animals, and you. @wearetheweather_book #wearetheweather #eatdifferently #EatLessMeat #BeNeatEatLessMeat #ByeBye A post shared by Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow) on Sep 17, 2019 at 11:47am PDT…

GM Recalls Chevrolet Small SUVs; Suspension Welds Can Break

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is recalling more than 107,000 small SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because a suspension weld can break and cause steering problems. The recall covers the 2015 through 2018 Chevrolet Trax. Documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an improperly welded joint can break, increasing the risk of a crash. It’s an…

Death of Watertown Woman in Crash Investigated as Homicide

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Police say the death of a Watertown woman who was killed in a crash is being investigated as a homicide. Authorities say a 16-year-old Moorhead, Minnesota boy was going more than 100 mph when he crashed into the woman’s vehicle in Watertown Tuesday in an attempted suicide. Forty-three-year-old Dawn Meyer died at the scene. The boy…

Flooding Causes Interstate 29 Closure in Western Iowa

Rising flood waters from the Missouri River cover a road in Honey Creek, Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Iowa Department of Transportation warned drivers that if the river continues to rise they might have to close a portion of Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs. (Photo: Nati Harnik, AP)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Floodwater from the Missouri River has forced…

Southeastern South Dakota is Working Hard to Clean Up After Last Week’s Disasters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “It’s taken a while for us to actually get into some of the stuff,” says Parks Operations Manager Kelby Mieras. The recovery effort is noticeable across southeast South Dakota. The two disasters back to back, have made clean up problematic, including those in Sioux Falls. “The flooding kind of added insult to injury, a lot of…

Dangers of Vaping for Minors?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Vaping continues to be a concern with parents around the country. Now the Sioux Falls School District is getting in on the conversation — with a town hall planned later this month. Just last week, South Dakota health officials confirmed the state’s first two vaping-relate illness, adding to the nearly 400 cases seen nationwide. Molly Satter,…

Sanford International Launches App for Spectators

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford International officials are expected thousands of people to attend this week and to make navigating the grounds easier, they launched their own app. The Sanford International app is free and you can use it to keep up with tee times, the leader board, concessions, and parking. You can also see your distance from popular spots…