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Opponents: North Dakota-Owned Casinos Would Hurt Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Opponents of a proposal that would change the North Dakota Constitution to allow state-owned casinos say it will hurt American Indian gambling facilities and relationships with tribes. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox told the House Judiciary Committee Monday that casinos provide jobs and revenue for the state’s five Indian reservations and nearby communities. Ruth Buffalo…

BRING ON THE ZAGS! SDSU Draws Top Seed Gonzaga In NCAA Tournament

Jackrabbits Will Face Bulldogs In Salt Lake City Thursday

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State University men’s basketball team will play top-seeded Gonzaga in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. SDSU, 18-16 overall, is seeded 16th in the West Region and will be making its fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament in six years after winning the Summit League tournament championship….

SNOW ALERT Issued in Sioux Falls Starting Sunday at 6:00 P.M.

Plowing of emergency snow routes is underway, parking restrictions are in effect across the city

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Street Division has declared a SNOW ALERT beginning at March 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. http://siouxfalls.org/snowalert Plowing of emergency snow routes is underway, and plows will enter neighborhoods after the snow has stopped falling and emergency routes are clear. Parking restrictions are in effect across the city, and vehicles parked…

Driver Flees After Hitting Brandon Home, Leaves License Plate Behind

The driver, identified as Brandon resident Brett Hoffmann, struck the side of the garage and then drove off

BRANDON, S.D.- A home in Brandon received some unwanted renovations Saturday night as a car drove through the garage. Brandon Police say a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Sioux Boulevard was not able to complete a turn at the intersection in front of the home and careened into the garage. The driver, identified as Brandon resident Brett Hoffmann, drove…

Health Care Debate Wages Closer To Home

South Dakota Democrats Rally In Sioux Falls Against "NoemCare"

In Sioux Falls Friday, South Dakota Democrats rallied against, what they call, “NoemCare.” South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem voted in support of the American Health Care Act yesterday during a Ways and Means committee hearing. The new bill is the Republican-proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. Health care officials like Sanford Health Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Amy…

S.D. Governor Plans To Sign Religious Adoption Agency Protections Into Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects to sign a bill that would give new legal protections to adoption agencies and foster groups that cite religious reasons for denying services. The Republican governor said Friday that he fears a child-placement agency may make a decision that’s in the best interest of the child, but be subject to…

Governor Signs New Laws To Replace Initiated Measure 22

Courtesy: South Dakota Governor’s Office PIERRE, S.D. — Friday morning, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed five measures created to replace concepts of Initiated Measure 22, a measure approved by South Dakota voters on the 2016 November ballot but repealed by legislators during the spring session. “State officials of all stripes undertook the difficult work of replacing Initiated Measure 22 with constitutional,…

American Health Care Act Clears First Hurdles

Republican-Proposed ObamaCare Replacement Moves Through Two House Committees

The Ways and Means committee spent nearly 18 hours debating their portion of the American Health Care Act Wednesday into Thursday morning. A 23 to 16 vote in favor of the bill sends the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, forward. One of those 23 votes came from South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem. She said her vote…

Families Find Better Sleep With Hood Magazine/Juna Sleep Systems Mattress Giveaway

SIOUX FALLS – A partnership between Juna Sleep Systems and Hood Magazine is helping families across the Sioux Empire get a good nights sleep. 2017 winners Jeremy and Melissa Churchill join us today along with Steff from Hood Magazine and Justin Waggoner with Juna Sleep Systems. Categories: Community, Local News, News, News Top Story Tags: Hood Magazine, Juna Sleep Systems

Bond Set For Daycare Owner Accused In Baby’s Death

SIOUX FALLS – The woman accused in the death of a baby at her in-home daycare appeared in court today. 28-year-old Jennifer Jonnes bond was reduced today to $5,000. There are also several conditions Jonnes has to follow, including no contact with children, other than family members or without another adult present or permission. Jonnes is facing manslaughter charges after…

Sioux Falls Humane Society Holds ‘Paws To Celebrate’ Fundraiser

SIOUX FALLS – Thousands of pets move through the Humane Society every year in Sioux Falls, and their “Paws to Celebrate” event in the coming weeks offers a fun opportunity to help show them your support. Allison joins us today to tell us what can we find at this event. Categories: Community, Community Top Story, Local News, News, News Top…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested In Connection To Tuesday Night Armed Robbery

SIOUX FALLS – Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night a man armed with a handgun robbed Jokerz Casino near West 31st Street and South Minnesota Avenue. The man demanded money from the employee and left the business. After reviewing the surveillance video, another employee recognized the suspect as Lance Larry Przybylski, a 46 year old Sioux Falls resident. Przybylski is currently…

GOP Health Care Bill Is Critical First Test For Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is facing a crucial first test of his presidency: Can he translate his bully pulpit and popularity with conservative voters into a legislative win? Trump has carried out his accomplishments so far via executive authority or appointments ratified by the Senate. Now the Washington newcomer finds himself in the more complex realm of legislative deal-making….

Twins Offer Standing-Room Access To 30 Games For $99

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have a new way to entice fans to Target Field: a $99 spring ballpark pass covering 30 games in April and May. The deal excludes opening day on April 3 and does not provide a seat, only standing room access. Customers can purchase up to eight of the passes, which will deliver tickets directly…

Resident Treated For Smoke Inhalation After Overnight Structure Fire

Structure Fire 700 South 1st Ave

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 700 South 1st Ave. at around 1 a.m. this morning. First-arriving crews found smoke and flames coming from one unit of a multi-family building. The fire was extinguished within ten minutes of the first arriving crews.  Crews were able to hold the fire to…