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Falls Park Safety Report Released

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-For nearly a year there have been discussions about adding new safety features to Falls Park after a five year old drowned last March. An independent safety review was completed for Falls Park. The study found three main areas of concern: It suggests making the path along the east bank less accessible by adding a gate and signage,…

Remedy Brewing Company To Expand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A downtown Sioux Falls business calls it “a dream come true.” Remedy Brewing Company announced plans to expand their business on Wednesday. Right now, they have a 3,000 square foot space on 8th Street, which will stay the same. Now, they’re expanding to a 20,000 square foot facility. The hope is that they can start canning, bottling,…

Noem Awards $2.5M Grant for School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

PIERRE, S.D. (From Governor Noem’s office) – Governor Kristi Noem today awarded a $2.5 million state grant for the construction of the School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI), part of the school’s joint Educational Impact Campaign with Northern State University (NSU). The grant comes from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Future Fund. “I’m grateful for the leadership…

SD Lawmakers Looking At Teen E-Cigarette Use

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some South Dakota lawmakers are trying to keep e-cigarettes and vapes away from teenagers. According to the Surgeon General, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students use e-cigarettes nationwide. Some lawmakers are proposing a tobacco tax on electronic cigarettes. However, Governor Kristi Noem has said previously that she does not wish…

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Police Impersonator Scam

LINCOLN CO., S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a recent phone scam targeting people living in the area. According to a post on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page, authorities have fielded reports of a person impersonating a Lincoln County Deputy. The caller is “spoofing” the Sheriff Office’s telephone number. The caller is allegedly identifying…

Failing Payless to Honor Gift Cards, Store Credit Into March

FILE- In this May 18, 2006, file photo a worker puts the finishing touches on a sign unveiling the company’s new look at a Payless Shoesource store at a mall in Independence, Mo. Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, came a…

Person, Dog Shot Near Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls police are investigating a shooting just north of downtown. Details are limited.  Police were called to the 800 block of North Dakota Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.  According to an officer at the scene, one person has been shot and a dog has also been shot.  The extent of their injuries has not been…

UPDATE: City Council Approves Raven Demolition

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls City Council has approved Raven Industries’ plan to demolish one of its downtown buildings. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Raven to tear down the David A. Christiansen building at 6th Street and Phillips Avenue to build a parking lot.  The company says the parking lot is needed to support their…

Barrel House Restaurant Holding A Mid-Year Event For “Hungry Hearts”

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Lead-Deadwood School District recently announced that they are considering hiring a collection agency to handle the 78-hundred dollars in overdue lunch accounts.  Some say this just highlights the hardship some families face.  In the Sioux Falls School District, some families also struggle daily to afford lunch for their kids. “We want to do everything that we can do…

South Dakota Senate Votes Down Campus Carry Legislation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has rejected a bill that would have barred public universities and technical schools from restricting people’s ability to carry guns on campus. Senators voted 24-10 Tuesday against the measure. It has faced opposition from student officials, the Board of Regents and the Board of Technical Education. Republican Sen. Lance Russell, the sponsor,…

Former SFFR Chief Sideras to Be Sentenced Next Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras is scheduled to be sentenced a week from today after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Sideras has already surrendered his passport. He also surrendered his nursing license to the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Sideras reached a plea deal with prosecutors last November,…

Pierre Rescue Squad Saves Dog From Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre firefighters have saved the life of a dog that plunged into the icy Missouri River. Rescue Squad Capt. Brandon McCarthy says crews were called to the river Monday afternoon where the dog had chased a goose onto the river and then plunged into open water. The ice conditions prevented the dog from getting back to…

Chris D’Elia Coming To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One of the most popular comedians in the country is coming to the Orpheum. Chris D’Elia is bringing his ‘Follow The Leader’ tour to Sioux Falls. You may recognize him from the NBC comedy series ‘Undateable,’ his Netflix special ‘Man on Fire,’ or his weekly podcast ‘Congratulations with Chris D’Elia.’ He has also made appearances on…