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Drivers Advised To Stay Off Lincoln County Township Roads

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D.- People in Lincoln County and around the Sioux Empire are being told to avoid driving on township roads. Almost every road in Lincoln County has been affected by last week’s rain and fast snow melt as many had water going over the roads. The water has since gone down, but now frost in the ground is melting,…

Authorities Search James River for Two Men After Garbage Truck Reported Going into Water

UPDATE: PIERRE, S.D. – A joint state-county agency search continued Sunday on the James River for two missing men who were last known to be operating a garbage truck. On Friday, the Miner County Sheriff’s Office received phone calls from the family members of the two men, saying they had not been seen since Thursday. The two men and their…

The Potential Future of Siouxland Libraries

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Libraries are places where people can expand their minds.  Soon some Siouxland Libraries like the Caille Branch could expand based on what readers want. Every 5 years, the state writes a new strategic plan for libraries to get ideas on how to meet the need of different communities.  These ideas are created through public forums, like one in…

City Prepares For Expected Flooding

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Volunteers have been filling sandbags at Sherman Park since Tuesday of this week.  Some are football teams or different company volunteers, like Northwestern Energy. “You just see the devastation and what’s going on in the community. The families and the houses that are impacted by this….you’re heart just goes out to them. This is just a little way…

26th Street, Southeastern Avenue Reconstruction Begins Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The city’s 2019 flagship construction project begins on Monday and you might want to find another route. The city is expanding and reconstructing 26th Street and Southeastern Avenue along with I-229 Exit 5. The first phase of the project will restrict 26th Street traffic to one lane in each direction. Yeager Road and Southeastern Avenue will…

Mueller Concludes Russia Probe, Delivers Report to AG Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says Mueller delivered his final report Friday to Attorney General William Barr, who is reviewing it. Mueller’s report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are…

North Dakota Gov.Burgum Signs ‘Abortion Reversal’ Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that requires abortion providers to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions that it’s possible they could still have a live birth if they change their mind. Opponents claim there is no medically accepted evidence that a drug-induced abortion can be interrupted. Lawmakers approved the “abortion reversal” legislation…

Authorities Identify Woman Killed in Hughes County Crash

BLUNT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a woman who died after a crash in Hughes County involving a semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle. The Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Shelli Jones was killed when the SUV she was driving drifted into the path of the semi on U.S. Highway 14 Monday afternoon. She died at the scene about a…

Trump Reversing New Sanctions on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he is reversing his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump “likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.” Trump says in a tweet that, “It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional large…

Watchdog: FEMA Wrongly Released Personal Data of Victims in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017. Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a contractor that helps provide temporary housing…

Local Children’s Book Author Says Ranchers Need This Voice

Tired of seeing farmers and ranchers often made out to be the villain, Amanda Radke took matters into her own hands.

There is no shortage of stories about farms, especially when it comes to children’s books. But Amanda Radke noticed a few years ago, as she was raising her own family, that there was rarely a fair depiction of the farming and ranching life they so enjoy when it came to stories she might read to her own kids. So she…

South Dakota Farmers Brace for Further Impact of Floods

While many in the east may suffer losses, they understand it's nothing compared to some of their neighbors

The hits just keep coming for many in agriculture right now. Between the ongoing trade war, lower prices for commodities, livestock losses through a tough winter and now in many areas, historic levels of spring flooding, there is grave speculation there are a lot of family farms that may not survive this latest disaster. North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa…

Special Evaluations Can Help Seniors Cope With Cancer Care

Cancer care for older Americans is getting a makeover. When the elderly learn they have cancer, doctors have often assumed they’re too frail for treatment. Or they instead recommend harsh therapies tested only in younger patients. But there’s a move afoot to change that with special age-related fitness exams. New guidelines from cancer specialists recommend the evaluations before making treatment…

School Zone: Student Filmmakers Gear Up For Theatrical Release

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s not usual to hear of high school students creating a full-length film. However, Jack Unruh, Cole Anderson, and Eddie Unruh have broken the mold. Jack and Cole co-directed ‘Slick Trigger’ for Jack’s senior project at Tea High School. “This is something that everyone has to do for a career they want to go into and…

Flooding Causes Estimated $1.6B Damage in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage. Reynolds sent a letter asking President Donald Trump to quickly issue a disaster declaration for 57 counties in Iowa that have been severely impacted by flooding, including along the Missouri River. Ongoing flooding along the river has…