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DSU to Play Esports at Collegiate Level

MADISON, S.D.- In his free time dsu sophomore Dominic Sharma likes to play video games, especially heroes of storm. Soon he hopes to use his passion to help pay off his college tuition. Dominic learned about competitive gaming or esports in middle school. “I was like ‘hey this looks fun, i could win money and i’m pretty good even though…

SDSU Students React to False Threat of Active Shooter

BROOKINGS, S.D. – It was a phone call University Police weren’t expecting: “Is there a shooter on campus? We’ve heard a rumor.” That call came in at 9:30 P.M. on Wednesday from a female student living in the Ben Reifel residence hall. Within 90 seconds, six university police officers arrived. “It was an absolutely terrifying experience because we had absolutely no…

Arson Suspected in Nites Inn Motel Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was a quiet night at the Nites Inn Motel until a fire broke out in one of the rooms around 3:45 a.m. Fortunately no one was hurt, but inspectors believe this was no accident. “The fire investigators and then the arson detectives will work together to figure out how the fire started,” said Public Information Officer…

Officials Watching Out For Possible Future Floods In Mitchell

MITCHELL. S.D. – Davison county is watching the water levels closely. They’re rising and that means flooding is a possibility.   Many of the Mitchell-area lakes are at their banks. It’s impacting more than just casual lake-goers. Lake Mitchell is a beautiful place to, say, take your grandchildren for a stroll. However, Josh Frost of Mitchell says the rising waters…

Keeping Personal Information Safe on Facebook

MADISON, S.D.- There are a lot of unhappy Facebook users right now after a possible data breach. The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has admitted mistakes were made. So how can you keep your personal information from being exposed? Experts say everything online comes with a price. “I think everyone thinks it’s just a fun thing and that it’s free to…

Someone You Should Know: Mayor Huether Prepares to Leave Office

No Lack of Passion For Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will soon end eight years as the City’s leader. Term limits prevent him from running in the April 10th election. The mayor shared his thoughts on leaving office in typical “My Man Mike” fashion, reflecting on his two terms ran us through a seesaw of emotions. “And he said I love…

Movie Theater Applies to Sell Beer & Wine

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Soon, a Sioux Falls theater may allow you to drink alcohol while watching a movie. West Mall 7 has applied to the city for a beer and wine license.  They’d set up a counter near the concession stand and only offer it after 4 p.m.  Movie-goers who are 21 and older and want to buy a…

Does Ballot Order Matter?

Studies show voters could use "shortcuts"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There are 18 candidates running in city and school board races in Sioux Falls. The order they are listed on the ballot was selected at random. But does that order matter? Could it affect a candidates chances of winning an election? “This race, since it’s non-partisan and has multiple candidates, this is like the worst case…

To Trash or Recycle? How To Recycle Right

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a tough call. Do you toss it, or does your trash have a second life? Recycling can be refreshing and many make a point to do it whenever possible. “It’s very rewarding,” said Sioux Falls mayor, Mike Huether. “It is, because what you’re going to find is that not only are you doing good things for…

Sioux Falls Man Celebrates his Irish Heritage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Jack Doherty just added a new pin to his collection.  It’s from the 2018 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Since 1980, when the parade began, he’s walked in every Sioux Falls Saint Patrick’s Day Parade To march in the parade requires purchasing a pin, so now he has 39. He says he never meant to start a collection…

South Dakota Medical Students Find their Match

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Today marks an important next chapter for 4th year medical students across the nation. Over 17 thousand people found out which hospitals they’ll be training at for the next several years to become doctors. Match day is an important step at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine A single letter holds the future for…

The Kazukes Bring the Saint Patrick’s Day Spirit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  – The Kazukes, a Sioux Falls band of senior citizens, performed at the Siouxland libraries on Friday to put everyone in the Saint Patrick’s Day spirit.     The name, “Kazukes” is a combination of kazoos and ukuleles. Both of these instruments are fan-favorites in their performances.     Group members gather weekly at Active Generations for band practice. “We’ve played just…

South Dakota Suing Major Prescription Drug Manufacturers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- South Dakota is taking on the issue of addiction from all angles. Just announced today tobacco companies will pay the state nearly 30 million dollars as part of a lawsuit settlement. Attorney General Marty Jackley says there’s another important fight that’s beginning. The state is going after the makers and sellers of prescription painkillers. “I believe that these…

Sioux Falls Students Honor Florida Shooting Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Elementary, middle, and high school students across Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the nation united Wednesday to remember the 17 lives cut short in the Parkland, Florida shooting. Students teamed up to make sure those touching stories don’t die with the victims. They all say that in this age of school shootings, they want the violence…

A Chance to Be Bold: Going Bald For Children With Cancer

International charity funds research to cure childhood cancer

Getting a haircut is often something we do to change our look or feel better about ourselves.  But, for some, it’s a sign of a life-or-death journey: cancer.  This week, there’s a way to make a bold decision about your hair for those who don’t have a choice. 11-year-old Harrisburg resident Ady Hauert loves her long locks.  Her mom and…

The Hunt for Cards at the Sioux Falls Collectables Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There’s a monthly show in Sioux Falls where sports enthusiasts get together to buy sell and trade. Most of them are on the hunt for cards. “Find that white rabbit that nobody else has got,” said John Eck, Sioux Falls Collectables Show Organizer. “The thrill of opening packs and trying to find that card that everybody wants,”…