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2 tribal energy projects in Dakotas getting federal money

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Two tribal energy infrastructure projects in the Dakotas are among 15 nationwide sharing in nearly $9 million in federal Energy Department funding. The Spirit Lake Sioux tribe in North Dakota is getting $1 million toward a $4.2 million wind turbine project. The Rosebud Sioux tribe in South Dakota is getting about $450,000 for a $900,000 solar…

One Killed, Two With Life-Threatening Injuries in Yankton Crash

LESTERVILLE, S.D. –  One person died and two others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon near Lesterville. Names of three men involved have not yet been released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 1983 Ford Mustang was westbound on 430th Avenue when the driver lost control. The vehicle went…

Better Together: People Form Friendships with Seniors

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-One program at Lutheran Social Services is matching people together to create lifelong friendships. People find their match with the “Better Together” program. Better Together pairs volunteers with senior citizens who are 65-years or older. The program started in 2015 to offer socialization opportunities for seniors. Pairs spend at least four hours a month together. However, many…

28-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash Near Delmont

DELMONT, S.D. – One person died Friday night in a one-vehicle crash that occurred south of Delmont. The name of the person involved has not yet been released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2001 Ford Explorer was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the male driver, 28, lost control. The vehicle eventually rolled several…

Beyond Backpacks: 6,000 Backpacks Going To Children In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s almost back to school, and with it comes a list of school supplies that just seems to get longer every year. However, not every family can afford the price tag that comes with brand new backpacks. Now, student-athletes, retirees, and friendly neighbors are lining up to help. It’s a busy Friday here at the Banquet….

Heart Walk to Support Research, Treatment, Education

2018 Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk is Saturday at Fawick Park

The goal for any of us is typically, to live a long and healthy life. So why does heart disease, a largely preventable disease, remain the leading killer of both men and women in the United States? Check out (in the video above) what the American Heart Association, and a local advocate and heart disease survivor feel is important you…

Putt Fore Pups Event to Support Almost Home

There are countless animals in the region in need of a good home. Some have been abandoned, others turned over because there just aren’t enough resources to continue to care for them. Whatever the reason, Almost Home Canine Rescue does what it can to foster the animals along with a network of volunteers, until a good forever home for the…

Retired admiral to Trump: Yank my clearance, too

WASHINGTON (AP) – A retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is telling President Donald Trump that he’d be honored if Trump would yank his security clearance just like he did to former CIA Director John Brennan. William McRaven says few Americans have done more than Brennan to protect the nation. McRaven tells Trump that…

The Summer Camp That Has Local Girls Passion in Technology Soaring

Fourteen South Dakota teenagers have just returned from the summer camp opportunity of a lifetime. They were selected to attend a CyberCamp at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And the excitement it has fostered for a future in technology, for one young woman in particular, is electrifying. Check out her thoughts on how the camp has changed her, as…

Paint The Northern Prairie Wet Show and Sale

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Whether you’ve been painting for years, or it’s your first time using a brush, you’ll want to check out the ‘Paint The Northern Prairie Wet Show & Sale’ this weekend in Watertown. The 3rd annual show will feature 30 artists from around South Dakota who create ‘Plein Air Painting,’ which essentially is painting the landscape in front…

“Queen Of Soul” Passes Away

DETROIT (AP) – Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think” and her signature song, “Respect,” died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer. She died while surrounded by family and loved ones. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days. nbcnews.to/2BdgmRC…

Sturgis Rally Attendance Up

Sturgis rally sees 8 percent traffic increase

The South Dakota Department of Transportation’s tally of traffic at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally shows a nearly 8 percent increase over last year. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie tells the Rapid City Journal that the number of vehicles attending last year’s rally started strong, but fell off as the event progressed. He says this year’s traffic sustained throughout the…

KKK Fliers Circulating Around Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Ku Klux Klan pamphlets are circulating around Sioux Falls. They showed up a couple weeks ago and many residents have posted to Facebook about their concerns after finding them. Sioux Falls Police say they’ve also received several reports of these pamphlets. The papers are for the Loyal White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan. Inside is info about…

Someone You Should Know: Tea’s Tiny Triathlete Wins National Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Evelyn DeGeest. She’s not even in the first grade, but Evelyn has competed in 24 youth triathlons. The impressive feat starts with a swim. “It’s really fun because you’re doing something really hard that you didn’t do before,” said Evelyn. Both of Evelyn’s older brothers compete in youth triathlons. One day, Evelyn decided she wanted…

Five Areas Focused In Missing Iowa Student Search

Authorities investigating the disappearance of an Iowa college student are focusing on five areas in and near her hometown

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) – Authorities investigating the disappearance of an Iowa college student are focusing on five areas in and near her hometown. Twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was last seen July 18, jogging in Brooklyn in central Iowa. The areas of interest are: her boyfriend’s home in Brooklyn; a carwash; a truck stop; a farm more than 3 miles (5 kilometers)…

Trial set for South Dakota men in fatal Nebraska ATV crash

A September 11th trial start has been scheduled for a South Dakota man and his father on charges stemming from the death of a 21-year-old woman after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska. Cedar County District Court records say 26-year-old Derrik Nelson pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular homicide, manslaughter and other charges. The June 29 crash last year…

Minnesota Voter Turnout Highest in 20 Years

Voter turnout, standing at 21.5 percent, was the highest since 1994, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

MINNESOTA – Primary election day wrapped up in Minnesota yesterday, and the state had the highest turnout of voters in 20 years. Voter turnout, standing at 21.5 percent, was the highest since 1994, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Usually, midterm primaries see more of a 10 to 15 percent voter turnout. Here’s a few of the big reasons…