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Shantel Krebs and Trump Advisor Visit Sioux Falls While Critics Organize

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas is campaigning for Shantel Krebs, South Dakota’s Secretary of State. Kobach is endorsing Krebs on her run for South Dakota’s house lone seat, but concerned critics are calling the pair “islamophobic.” If there’s one thing Kris Kobach is tough on, it’s immigration. Now he’s supporting South Dakota’s Shantel Krebs, who…

Democratic Sources: Lt. Gov. Smith To Replace Franken

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Democratic operative with knowledge of the appointment says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has chosen Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill Sen. Al Franken’s seat until the November election – and Smith will run in that election to complete Franken’s term through 2020. The operative spoke on condition of anonymity because the operative wasn’t authorized…

3M To Close Eagan Plant In 2018

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – 3M says it will close its plant in Eagan next year. The St. Paul company says it’s part of a realignment that will affect 430 employees across the U.S. and Mexico in 2018. 3M spokeswoman Lori Anderson says the Eagan plant employs about 150. The Eagan plant handles commercial air filtration products, refrigeration filtration products and…

Trump Wants To Send Man Back To Moon, On To Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon – and on to Mars. Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to “refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery.” The move, Trump said, “marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first…

Patients May Pay For On-Scene Care In Western Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Emergency medical technicians might charge patients who receive on-scene care but don’t require transportation to the hospital in a western Iowa city next year. The Sioux City Council will vote Monday on a proposal to introduce a $186 to $327 fee for services received from paramedics at a scene. The new fee structure comes as…

BevBuckle: Sioux Falls Business Goes Viral

Out of the blue, one Sioux Falls company went viral. “I mean, it’s just been a whirlwind,” said Heidi Hall, Director of Business Development. “Literally, I don’t think any of us have really been sleeping at all like we have just been up and filling orders and just going like crazy.” Meet the BevBuckle: the world’s first retractable belt buckle…

Announcement On Franken Replacement Expected Within Days

Minnesota’s Governor says he will announce his choice to fill Al Franken’s senate seat within days. Governor Mark Dayton didn’t tip his hand to reporters Friday, saying there are “a number” of good candidates. The governor says he will move forward with a choice quickly. Minnesota law dictates that vacant senate seats are filled by gubernatorial appointment. “I want somebody…

Net Neutrality: Sioux Falls Speaks Up

Even the freezing cold can’t stop 16-year-old Will Howes from fighting for what he believes in. “It’s like open internet as we have it now will cease to exist,” said Howes. Howes organized the Sioux Falls meetup for a national protest to uphold net neutrality, or the idea that internet providers shouldn’t be able to block or favor certain websites…

Sioux Falls Native Shares SoCal Wildfire Experience

“You step outside, and everything around you is cooking,”

LOS ANGELES CO., Calif. – Multiple wildfires continue to rage in Southern California, chewing up thousands of acres along the way. And a Sioux Falls native in the path of the flames says she might be joining the thousands who have already had to evacuate. Erin Radke lives in Brentwood, just a couple miles from where a viral video of flames…

Local Organization and Business Team up to Deliver Gifts to Families in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 30 volunteers from the Sioux Falls organization Step Up for Heroes and Billion Automotive brought some smiles to families tonight by delivering some gifts. The gifts for the families were collected by the non-profit organization Sioux Falls Cares. The organization has been providing food, clothing, and necessities to more than 500 families in need every Christmas…

City Councilor Walks Out Mid Meeting: “For The Voices Not Being Heard”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than a dozen people approached the Sioux Falls City Council Tuesday night to offer their input on the proposed downtown parking ramp project. About an hour in the Mayor decided to end the public comment period so councilors could discuss the project and vote. That decision struck a chord with at least one city council…

Someone You Should Know: The Brendtro’s as They Fight to Cure a Rare Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls family is up against the clock raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease. “We’ll I’m feeling a lot of things,” says Raena. That’s Raena Brendtro. She was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at 12 years-old. FA for short is a protein deficiency that attacks nerve and heart cells with no…

Sioux Falls Family Races Clock Against Daughter’s Rare Disease

Sioux Falls Family Races Clock Against Daughter's Rare Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls family is up against the clock raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease. Friedreich’s Ataxia or FA for short has no cure or treatment. It’s a protein deficiency that attacks nerve and heart cells. About 4,000  people have FA nationwide. Patients typically require a wheelchair before graduating high school and suffer…

Super Bowl Live Concert Series Will Include Prince Tribute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A series of free, outdoor concerts during the 10-days leading up to the Super Bowl will include a Prince tribute and plenty of Minnesota flavor. Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced their concert lineup for Super Bowl Live on Friday. The festival will include a “Prince night,” during which Sheila E., the Revolution and Morris Day…

New Program Making Home Buying Affordable for Low Income Families

New Program Making Home Buying Affordable for Low Income Families

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Buying a home in South Dakota may have gotten easier – through an initiative providing down payment assistance. Wells Fargo along with Governor Daugaard, NeighborWorks America and GROW South Dakota announced that the NeighborhoodLIFT program offers $2 million dollars for the state in hopes of encouraging home ownership for eligible buyers. The program provides low and average…