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Holocaust Survivor Shares Story

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  – Six million people were killed in the Holocaust. Today, less than 100,000 survivors are still alive and that number is declining quickly. One of those survivors is in Sioux Falls, bravely telling his story for those who can’t. “If you say nothing, you get nothing,” said Ernie Gross. “If you say something, you never know where…

Noem Prioritizing Crime Reduction & Education Reform

South Dakota's governor's race enters home stretch

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Over the next couple weeks, we’re taking a closer look at the candidates on the November ballot.  Republican Kristi Noem has the chance to become the first female governor of South Dakota.  But, history was already made this summer with a major campaign event.  President Trump’s first visit to the state was largely to endorse Noem…

O’Gorman Students Help SFPD in Peanut Butter Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than 430 jars of peanut butter line the halls of O’Gorman High School today, on their way to the Feeding South Dakota pantry. All of these jars, weighing about 671 pounds, were donated by O’Gorman students. They are trying to help the Sioux Falls Police Department win a contest against the Rapid City Police Department….

Authorities Investigating Potential School Threat Made By Tri-Valley Student

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities in Tri-Valley are investigating a potential school threat made by a student on social media. Officials say the student was removed and that the threat was not deemed credible. However, during the course of that investigation, authorities did discover the possibility of a handgun in a student vehicle. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office did not…

Sioux Falls Middle School Takes Part in Red Ribbon Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign encouraging kids across the country to say no to drugs. Patrick Henry Middle School is taking part in the campaign. Throughout the week, students can sign red ribbons showing that they will avoid drugs. There is also a different theme each day in order to get kids excited about…

Daugaard, Thune, Rounds, Jackley Endorse Noem for Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Noem picked up several endorsements on Tuesday from her Republican colleagues. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds, Governor Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley issued their support in a joint letter. In it, they say “Kristi Noem has delivered results and she’ll deliver results again as Governor.” Noem defeated Jackley in the May primary to…

USDA Secretary Perdue Visiting South Dakota Thursday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue is returning to South Dakota this week. Perdue is scheduled to make three stops during his visit. He will tour the Poet ethanol plant, hold a roundtable in Chancellor, visit a farm, hold a town hall in Lennox, and participate in a pep rally and serve lunch at Brandon Valley intermediate…

Milwaukee Woman Arrested in Sioux Falls on Prostitution Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 25-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing prostitution charges after Sioux Falls police responded to an ad she placed on the internet. Quarnisha Johnson was booked into the Minnehaha County jail just after 11 p.m. last night. Street crimes officers with the Sioux Falls Police Department coordinated a meeting with Johnson at a northeast Sioux Falls hotel…

Mild form of bird flu found in Minnesota turkey flock

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities report an outbreak of a mild form of bird flu in turkeys in Kandiyohi County of west-central Minnesota. The World Organization for Animal Health says routine surveillance testing confirmed on Monday the presence of a low pathogenic N5N2 virus in a flock of 40,000 turkeys in Minnesota’s top turkey producing county. The virus originated in wild…

Iowa governor candidates begin bus tours with 2 weeks left

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and her challenger Democrat Fred Hubbell are taking to the road in the closing two weeks of the campaign. Both candidates have announced bus tours. Hubbell is rallying supporters Tuesday near the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines before departing on a first-day swing to Nevada, Ames, Cedar Rapids and DeWitt. Reynolds…

One Reason You May Be Struggling to Lose Weight

Sleep is not only important for your overall health, but also keeps you from these scale climbing habits

With the return of Daylight Saving Time on November 4, 2018, there will be a lot of discussion about the importance of sleep and what it means to our overall health. One issue that doesn’t perhaps get as much attention as others when it comes to necessary shut-eye, is the need for sleep in the constant battle to lose weight….

Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Two members of the Standing Rock Sioux and a reservation priest are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state shut down a stretch of Highway 1806 in October 2016, after a bridge was damaged by fires. It wasn’t reopened until March 2017, after…

Kyle man gets 1 ½ years for assaulting federal officer

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Kyle man has been sentenced to 1 1/2 years in federal prison for assaulting a federal officer. The U.S. attorney’s office says 20-year-old Ramone McBride was convicted of choking and hitting a federal officer on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in September 2017, and also using the officer’s own stun gun on him. McBride…

Fundraising close in South Dakota’s AG campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general candidates are close in fundraising, but Republican Jason Ravnsborg has reported significantly more cash on hand than Democratic candidate Randy Seiler. State campaign finance reports show Ravnsborg raised roughly $155,000 through Oct. 17, while Seiler brought in nearly $150,000 through Oct. 21. But Ravnsborg reported having more than $155,000 in the…

Noem outraises Sutton in SD governor’s race

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is significantly outraising and outspending Democratic challenger Billie Sutton in the South Dakota governor’s race. State pre-general election campaign finance reports filed Monday show Noem raised more than $2.2 million through Oct. 17, while Sutton brought in about $1.4 million. Noem reported spending about $2.7 million compared to Sutton’s roughly…

Sioux Falls Man Claims $100,000 Powerball Prize

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man has claimed a $100,000 Powerball prize, according to the South Dakota Lottery. Sioux Falls resident Nicholas Rollings bought the ticket a the Gas Stop on 41st and Western Avenue. Rollings matched four of the five winning numbers, and the Powerball during Saturday’s drawing. He also doubled his prize by choosing the Power…

Sioux Falls Recognizes World Polio Awareness Day at the Downtown Rotary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  “I  always have a lot of little kids that will come up to me and say ‘what happened to your leg,’ ” says Polio Survivor Larry Toll. October 22nd marks “World Polio Day.”  Across the country, people are spreading awareness of the viral disease. Toll explains, “Basically effects your neuro connections in your body.” The disease causes…