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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,”…

Sioux Falls Non-profit Helps Women to Succeed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls non-profit, now in its fifth year of operation got a big boost this weekend. Dress for success sioux falls opened up their closet for the annual spring sale. Women were able to get work clothes for an affordable price. The main focus of dress for success is to help women who are unemployed by…

SF Woman Searching for Life-Saving Stranger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Car accidents happen every day, and a Sioux Falls woman who survived a crash with the help of a stranger is trying endlessly to get the word out about her accident. She’s hoping to find her possible guardian angel. Hundreds of thousands of cars drive along I-229 daily, but during December 2013 one Sioux Falls resident’s route…

Sioux Falls Businesses React to New Tariffs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sparks are flying for those that deal with steel. President Trump gave the green light on new steel and aluminum tariffs. That’s 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum. P & M steel says this tariff comes at a tricky time. The company makes engineers and architects’ projects come to life with their…

A Warning to Pet Owners about Food Bag Suffocation Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  A Texas pet owner’s Facebook post is going viral. it comes after her dog suffocated because of an empty chip bag. Now she’s warning others. Christina Young came home to find her dog Petey Pablo dead with a chip bag over his head. He died from suffocation. She shared her story on facebook to prevent it from…

Local Special Olympics Swimmer Trains Year Round, Prepping for USA Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone but in a few months there’s another set of Olympic games being held- the Special Olympics USA Games. 27-year-old John McHale has been swimming since he was 3 years old. These days, he trains 3 times a week year-round. Special Olympics offers a variety of sports and right now…

DTSF Business Empowers Girls Through Reading

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nancy Savage remembers when she was a math major in college. “I wasn’t encouraged to go on to engineering,” said Savage, the owner of Child’s Play Toys. “You know, my professor had said ‘well you’re going to teach,’ and not that there’s anything wrong with that, but he encouraged all the boys to be engineers…

Catch ‘Crimes Of The Heart’ At White Wall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The arts have become prevalent in the Sioux Empire. In recent years, the local art and theatre scene has flourished in multiple facets. From theatre companies popping up left and right, to art shows and programs, there’s always an attraction of some kind, and it’s being noticed. Whether local, national, or international, talent is continually being…

Police Say They’re Getting Close to Arrest in Murder of 93-year-old Sioux Falls Grandmother

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If there was something Clara Olson loved, it was coffee. She loved to grab a warm cup with her friends. “She was just that kind of person and through the interviews with all her friends, they all said the same thing,” said detective Mike Webb of the Sioux Falls Police Department. “She was the sweetest person…

Snow Days Mean Big Business for Day Cares

SIOUX FALLS, S.D . – As soon as they hear the news, it’s all hands on deck. “I got ahold of my director and said, ‘start calling staff,’” said Lori Johnson, the owner of Gimme-A-Beak. Snow days mean “no school days.” Rhis can be stressful for parents.  Now, these parents have to find someone to watch their children while they’re at…

SDSU, USD Meeting In Both Summit League Championships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The SDSU women knocked off rival USD 65-50 on Tuesday to earn their eighth trip to the NCAA tournament. The women’s championship game is the first half of an historic day for college hoops in South Dakota. Tuesday marks the first time that both USD and SDSU are competing for Summit League Championship, on both men’s…

Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist Performs With Augie Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Jazz students at Augustana University got a special treat this week, playing with three time Grammy winner and Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin. Coffin is an internationally recognized musician and composer. He played with Bella Fleck and the Fleckstones for more than a decade, and currently tours with the Dave Matthews Band. Coffin is in…