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Good Samaritan Helps Locate Missing Teen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Multiple agencies were called the the area of Yankton Trail Park Saturday evening to search for a missing 17-year-old boy. Jacob Martin was reported missing earlier in the day by family members, who were visiting from out of town. Jacob is living with autism and functions at an 8 to 10-year-old level. Social media was utilized…

How Long Until Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Shows Up In Neighboring Communities?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Wednesday the South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced that for the first time ever, a devastating insect has been found in South Dakota. Scientists confirmed an infestation of the Emerald Asher Borer in northern Sioux Falls. As of this weekend, about 250 trees have been affected. The insect is considered an invasive species; however the…

Sioux Falls Businesses Report String of Thefts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several business owners in Sioux Falls believe they are the victims of a serial thief. They claim a young woman is responsible for stealing several wallets and spending thousands of dollars at places like walmart and walgreens. Several stores have filed police reports and are hoping someone will recognize this woman. Businesses say they can’t believe this…

Experts Address Emerald Ash Borer Questions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Residents in Sioux Falls are acting quickly to get their questions answered about the Emerald Ash Borer. More than 100 people attended a forum Thursday to address the issue. It was standing room only at the EAB forum at the Outdoor Campus. A representative with the city led the meeting along with SDSU professor John Ball…

Excitement Builds Over Year-round E15

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People are usually not able to fill up their tanks with E15 over the summer. Soon they might be able to as well as year-round. President Trump announced Tuesday that this change is coming. E15 is a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol. “Opens up the market. It really addresses outdated regulation that has been in place…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s Small Business Man of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Small businesses account for 96 percent of all businesses in the state of South Dakota, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Growing up, Kevin Nyberg watched and helped his dad open his small business, the first ACE Hardware in Sioux Falls….

Lyft Leads to More Ordinance Changes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The introduction of Lyft to Sioux Falls has created new competition for driving companies. Not everyone thinks it’s a level playing field. Those concerns have led city council to re-evaluate some transportation laws. The council unanimously passed two proposals last night. Both brought forward by council member Greg Neitzert. The first change will allow  luxury pick up…

Construction Work Adds Extra Challenges to Businesses in the Orange Cone Zone

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -Orange cone season is upon us and the city is asking drivers to give themselves extra time to navigate the construction zones or avoid them entirely and use a detour route. However, businesses in the area that depend on the consistent traffic flow are now challenged with keeping customers coming through the door despite the construction work…

Gov. Daugaard Declares May 6-12 National Travel & Tourism Week in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed this week “National Travel and Tourism Week.” The Governor celebrated one of South Dakota’s top industries today at the Sioux Falls Convention Center with state Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen. Officials say nearly 14 million visitors spent $4 billion in South Dakota in 2017. They are also optimistic about…

Housing Demand Soars in Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking to sell your home, real estate agents say there’s never been a better time to cash in. There’s a strong demand for homes in the Sioux Empire and houses are sometimes selling before there’s even a chance to list them. You may have seen this plane flying around over the weekend. Amy Stockberger,…

Prayer Bus Tour Brings Awareness to Different Cultures in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-There are people from over 100 different countries living in Sioux Falls and several organizations want to bring awareness to the different cultures. The Multi-cultural Center along with Presentation Sisters and Pax Christi held their second Prayer Bus Tour of the year. On these trips people learn about different cultures, such as Ukraine, Armenia and Turkey. You don’t…

Artists Show Off New Sculptures for 2018 SculptureWalk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s a new year of sculptures. 56 of them were installed in Downtown Sioux Falls Saturday morning for the annual SculptureWalk. The sculptures are incredible to look at, but have you ever wondered who the artists behind the sculptures are? Artists waited patiently to see their sculptures go up and now they’re ready to show them off to the…

BIG Event Helps Girl Scouts Gain Confidence in STEM Fields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons celebrated their “BIG” Event Saturday, for “Believe In Girls.” The event introduces Girl Scouts to many industries in the STEM field, which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. BIG events offer hands-on and minds-on interactive activities and booths for Girl Scouts to explore. Organizers say the idea behind it is to boost…

South Dakota Schools Celebrate ‘School Lunch Hero Day’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-   Lunch is an important part of a child’s school day. School districts across South Dakota strive to serve nutritious meals, but they aren’t able to do this without the help of all their school nutrition professionals. This is why today they are honoring these people as a part of ‘School Lunch Hero Day.’ Lunch time at John…

Spike in Bug-borne Diseases in U.S.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Soon we’ll start to see a lot more bugs out like mosquitoes and ticks. We always try to avoid them, but it’s especially important to stay away this year. According to the CDC, more and more people are being infected by deadly diseases these insects can carry. The City of Sioux Falls Environmental Health Division wants people…

Lennox Student Advances in Google Art Contest

LENNOX, S.D. — Google constantly changes its homepage with new artwork. Sometimes it honors notable public figures. Soon it could show off the hard work of a South Dakota sixth grader. Thursday afternoon was a big moment for 11 year old Kathryn Loewe from Lennox. She’s advancing in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest as the representative from South Dakota. “It…

Lennox 6th Grader Advances in Doodle 4 Google Art Contest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Google constantly changes its homepage with new artwork. Sometimes it honors notable public figures, but soon it could show off the hard work of a South Dakota sixth grader. 11-year-old Kathryn Loewe from Lennox is advancing in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest as the representative from South Dakota. US Senator Mike Rounds and representatives from…