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Sioux Falls Food Tours Exposes People to Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “We like to feature small businesses and local grown products,” said Sioux Falls Food Tours Owner Dana Wohlwend. When Sioux Falls Food Tours does their Downtown Tour they take their customers to four to six businesses. Whether that be a brewery, a coffee shop, or just a regular downtown restaurant, they give their customers a full…

One Dead After Head-on Collision in Roberts County

BROWNS VALLEY, S.D. – (From the S.D. Department of Public Safety) One person died and three others were seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Browns Valley. Names of those involved are not being released pending notification of family members. A 2012 Toyota RAV4 was southbound on Valley Avenue traveling around a curve when it drifted across…

Roosevelt High School’s Band Combines Music And Technology

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Roosevelt High School’s marching band lit up the field during their performances this year… literally. They had a creative way to use LED lights. Roosevelt High School freshman Brock Kruger knows, his band’s had a good year. “We’ve placed first in some of them, we’ve place third and fourth in someone them. It’s all about getting…

Former South Dakota Lawmaker Gene Abdallah Passes Away at 83

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Former state lawmaker Gene Abdallah died Saturday morning. Abdallah’s son, Scott Abdallah, shared the information with KSFY Saturday morning. Abdallah was 83 years old. Abdallah leaves behind a long list of accomplishments. He served the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff in the 1960s. He also served as head of the South Dakota Highway…

Changes May be Coming to Class “AA” and “AAA” Football

The mercy rule could be instituted in class "AA" and "AAA"

PIERRE, SD— If the mercy rule in South Dakota high school football wasn’t a discussion before, it surely is now. Last night, the Pierre Governors defeated Spearfish 103-0 in their “AA” playoff game. This margin of victory is the widest for any team this season. “All of these kids, all 70 of these kids, they go out and work hard…

Date, Time Announced for Execution of Inmate Charles Rhines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Corrections has announced the date and time for the execution of inmate Charles Rhines. Charles Rhines is scheduled to be executed at Monday, November 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. PREVIOUS STORY SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota prison inmate has filed notice of plans to appeal a judge’s refusal to delay…

No “Credible Threat” Found in West Central School Shooting Investigation

HARTFORD, S.D. – Minnehaha County authorities say there was no credible threat found after investigating a school shooting threat against West Central Schools. Authorities began the investigation after a student stated on Facebook that they were going to “shoot up West Central.” Authorities investigated the threat and say there was no information uncovered to indicate a credible threat. Authorities presented…

Survey Suggests Slight Rebound in Midwest Economic Growth

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new report says an October survey of business supply managers suggests a bump occurred in economic growth for nine Midwest and Plains states. The report issued Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions index rebounded to 52.6, compared with 49.1 in September. The August figure was 49.3. The index had remained above growth neutral for 32…

Disabled California Seniors in Complex Left Behind in Outage

A firefighter sprays water as flames from the Hillside fire consume a residence in San Bernardino, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The blaze, which ignited during red flag fire danger warnings, destroyed multiple residences. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)NOVATO, Calif. (AP) – One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell….

Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota regulators say the Keystone pipeline leaked more than 383,000 gallons of oil in the northeastern part of the state. Calgary-based TC Energy says in a statement that the pipeline leak affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg, in Walsh County. The company says the spill has been contained and its cause is…

Someone You Should Know: Protect, Serve, and Connect

HARRISBURG, S.D. – At Harrisburg High School, there’s a fixture in the hallways who’s there to protect and serve. But, this school resource officer isn’t afraid to have a little fun while on duty. When Officer Johns walks down the halls of Harrisburg High School, it doesn’t take long for him to attract a herd of excited students. “Always has…

NCAA Starts Process of Paying Student-Athletes

VERMILLION, S.D. – On a given Saturday in the fall up to 5,500 fans could pay to watch the USD Coyotes play in the Dakota Dome. Those Student-Athletes aren’t getting paid, but in the next couple years they could be. The NCAA Board of Governors’ decision is something USD Head Football Coach, Bob Nielson, said he saw coming. “I thought that…

Police Searching for Second Person in Connection with Fatal Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities are searching for another person in connection with a fatal shooting in downtown Sioux Falls over the weekend. Sioux Falls Police have issued an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Krista Marie Kruckenberg. Police say Kruckenberg left the shooting scene with murder suspect Max Bolden. They say Kruckenberg also called another person and told them not to…

Vacant, For Sale Home Catches Fire

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews were called to a structure fire just after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday at 1713 S Van Eps Avenue after a passerby heard smoke detectors sounding and reported the fire to 911. First arriving units reported smoke showing from the one story home. The house was vacant and currently for sale. The fire…

Authorities Arrest Man in Connection with Death of Lincoln Co. Woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 59-year-old Lennox man in connection with the death of a 47-year-old woman in September. Authorities were dispatched to 46650 SD Hwy 44 for an unresponsive woman on September 19. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Sherry Nashtock Willey and was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation was…