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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….

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…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 22

Halloween is the theme this week for just about every event throughout the Sioux Empire. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up a taste of the candy-filled festivities in store for you! Thursday, October 25 – Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing, Sioux Falls, SD Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 – 4th Annual Haunted Trail at McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD Saturday, October 27 – Barks,…

The Taste of South Dakota

    BROOKINGS, SD-  South Dakota is known for its pheasants and pheasant hunting. A restaurant in Brookings  has even made the bird it’s namesake. Originally named “The Pheasant Cafe,” “Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge” is the city’s oldest full service restaurant.  It opened in 1949,  but the business didn’t quite live up to its name until 2011. “You know our…

Deadwood Mayor, State Rep. Chuck Turbiville Dies of Probable Stroke

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Deadwood mayor and South Dakota Republican state Rep. Chuck Turbiville has died. He was 75. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says Turbiville died early Saturday in his home of a probable stroke. Turbiville was Deadwood’s mayor for six years. He served 10 years in the Legislature and was seeking re-election next month. He told the Black…

No Injuries Reported in Morning House Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  No one was injured after a house caught fire Saturday morning. Just before 10 a.m., Sioux Falls Fire Rescue headed to a report of a structure fire at 1825 South Summit Avenue. According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the first crew reported smoke emerging from the front of the house.  Crews found a small fire in…

Pheasants Forever Banquet Draws 700 Hunters Before Opening Weekend Festivities

MITCHELL, S.D. — It’s an exciting time in South Dakota. Pheasant hunting season is upon us. Before the hunters hit the fields tomorrow for the 99th anniversary of hunting, hundreds gathered to support the pheasant population. The Pheasants Forever Banquet is filling the Corn Palace to help kick off opening weekend Organizers say the banquet grows every year and this year…

Pheasant Hunters Welcomed to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Hunters from all over the country are flying into town to kick off pheasant hunting season. They are getting the orange carpet treatment at the Sioux Falls Airport. Food and hunting booths are set up to welcome them. “There’s nothing like it, anywhere I travel all over the world and there’s nothing like the greeting that we get…

Breast Navigation: A Story of Survival and Support

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two years ago, Jill Schlumbohm was helping people through possibly through one of the hardest chapters of their lives. She was an imaging navigator for breast cancer pre-diagnosis at Avera. Then, the roles reversed, and she became the patient. “I’m sorry,” said Schlumbohm. “I did not think I would cry.” It’s news that Schlumbohm’s patients had…

Northern State University Student Died of Heart Defect

The condition had gone undetected, according to his mother

Authorities have released a cause in the death of a Northern State University student. Eighteen-year-old Curtis LeMair’s mother said on Friday, that her son had died of an undetected heart defect. The teen, from Prior Lake, Minnesota, was found unresponsive by a wrestling teammate Wednesday. PREVIOUS STORIES ABERDEEN, S.D. – The mother of a Northern State University student found dead…

Someone You Should Know: Former WHS Coach Facing His Toughest Opponent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When someone is sick or hurt, their family usually rallies around them for support. And when your family includes more than 1,800 high school students, you’re sure to feel a lot of that support. One former Washington High School coach can attest to that as he’s facing one of his biggest opponents yet. Nate Malchow’s approach…

Court Docs: Mother Attempted to Kill Herself, 6-Month-Old in Rollover Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Court documents released on Wednesday say the mother in a rollover crash Tuesday morning attempted to kill herself and her six-month-old son. The documents say 34-year-old Julia Alzoubaidi took her six-month-old with her in the early morning hours on Tuesday. While on I-229, Alzoubaidi sped up to 70 mph before intentionally driving into the ditch, just…

Harrisburg Voters Approve $40 Million Bond for School District Upgrades

Voters in Harrisburg passed a $40 million bond on Tuesday with approximately 85 percent approval from more than 1600 voters. Bond elections require a minimum of 60 percent to be approved. The passing of this bond election allows for the school district to build a new elementary school and an addition to the high school which will relieve pressure off of…

Authorities: Student Confesses to Writing Threatening Note

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Brookings School District closed all schools on Tuesday after a staff member at the Brookings High School found a threatening note on Monday after school. After conducting the investigation, Brookings Police confirm a student confessed to writing the note. According to police, the note found at the high school contained threats of violence. School officials and…