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Sioux Falls Teens Accused of Bringing BB Guns Into School

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two students at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls are accused of bringing five BB guns into the school, concealed in backpacks. Police say the 14- and 16-year-old boys planned to sell or trade the guns, not use them. The boys were arrested Tuesday and charged with having weapons on school grounds. Categories: Crime, News Tags:…

South Dakota Democrats Elect Legislative Leadership

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Democrats have chosen their legislative leaders, selecting Rep. Jamie Smith and Sen. Troy Heinert to head their House and Senate caucuses. Senate Democrats have also chosen Craig Kennedy as assistant leader and Reynold Nesiba as whip. In the House, Steven McCleerey will be assistant leader and Erin Healy and Oren Lesmeister will be whips. Categories:…

Banquet Volunteers Plentiful on Thanksgiving Day, Help Needed After the Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many people choose spend to their Thanksgiving holiday volunteering, and area organizations are feeling the impacts of people’s generosity. “We have had such awesome response this year, our phones started ringing off the hook the beginning of November. We have plenty of volunteers for Thanksgiving day,” said Tamera Jerke-Liesinger, Executive Director of The Banquet in Sioux…

USD Breaks Ground For The Discovery District

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-  “What it means is new opportunities for not only current students, but future students as well.” For years, the University of South Dakota has envisioned the Discovery District.  Located at the University Center, the over 3-hundred million dollar project will house 26 buildings filled with cooperate and research facilities.   However,  it will also be “a neighborhood focused…

US Sounds Word of Caution on Expansion of Korea Ties

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. has “made clear” to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of relations between the two Koreas. Pompeo says there’s “complete agreement” between Washington and Seoul on this, but his comments to reporters underscore U.S. anxiety over a potential disconnect with its…

Rain Could Hamper Search for Victims of California Wildfire

Woolsey FireCHICO, Calif. (AP) – It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared, and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother’s. She still hasn’t received confirmation that her mother is dead, and says…

Authorities ID Redig Man Killed in Harding County Rollover

BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Redig man who died in a one-vehicle crash in Harding County. The Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Rhett Fox was driving a pickup truck that rolled in the ditch off U.S. Highway 85 the night of Nov. 14. The crash happened about 8 miles south of Buffalo. Fox was alone in the vehicle….

Man Gets Probation for ‘Field of Dreams’ Site Vandalism

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” must serve two to five years of probation. Television station KCRG reports that 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, also was granted a deferred judgment at his sentencing Monday in Dubuque. A deferred judgment allows…

South Dakota Democrats Elect Legislative Leadership

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats have chosen their legislative leaders, selecting Rep. Jamie Smith and Sen. Troy Heinert to head their House and Senate caucuses. Senate Democrats have also chosen Craig Kennedy as assistant leader and Reynold Nesiba as whip. In the House, Steven McCleerey will be assistant leader and Erin Healy and Oren Lesmeister will be whips….

Attorney General Marty Jackley to Return to Private Practice

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley plans to return to private practice after finishing his term as the state’s chief lawyer and law enforcement officer. The Republican attorney general will rejoin Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson and Ashmore, LLP, as a partner in January. He previously worked at the firm before being nominated in 2006 as U.S. attorney for…

Minnesota Gov. Dayton Set to End Long Hospital Stay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he expects to be home before Thanksgiving after complications from back surgery required more than a month of hospitalization. The 71-year-old Democrat tells Minnesota Public Radio News that his two back surgeries at Mayo Clinic were successful and he feels much better thanks to physical therapy. Dayton said last week that post-surgery…