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JazzFest 2017: What to Expect, Who to See

The festival officially kicks off at Yankton Trail Park on Thursday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society is once again bringing large acts to the JazzFest stage this weekend. The festival officially kicks off at Yankton Trail Park on Thursday. “March Fourth,” “The Robert Cray Band,” and “Jonny Lang” will hit each the Main Stage, along with a handful of other musicians. Organizers spend the better…

Crews Searching Missouri River For Missing Swimmer

Elk Point, S.D. — Authorities are searching the Missouri River near Burbank Beach after a report of a 27-year-old man that went missing in the water near the South Dakota-Nebraska border. The report was made around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities said a group of six people was swimming on a sand bar when one of them stepped off and went…

Radio Station Shows Us How Long It’s Been Since Garth Brooks Has Performed In SD

DJ JD Collins: 'We registered people (for tickets) via fax.'

One of the most beloved and successful country music stars announced Wednesday that he’ll be stopping in South Dakota. Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in September. The concert will be Brooks’ first appearance in Sioux Falls in 20 years, and marks the tour’s last stop in South…

Patient Data Errantly Posted Online, Iowa System Says

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Officials say the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics accidentally posted online for two years the names, admission dates and medical records numbers of around 5,300 current and former patients. A University of Iowa Health Care news release said Tuesday that “a limited set of data” was inadvertently saved in unencrypted files posted online through…

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood To Perform At Premier Center

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10 a.m.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Entertainer of the Year in 2017, Garth Brooks and Grammy award-winning superstar Trisha Yearwood will bring The Garth Brooks World Tour to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Saturday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 21st at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. This will be the last South Dakota/Minnesota appearance…

Water Restrictions Aren’t Working In Brandon

The city is forced to open third water well

BRANDON, S.D. – For the past month and a half the City of Brandon has had water restrictions in place during dry conditions, but the city administrator says that’s not enough to solve the problem. Now, the city has to tap into one of its old wells to increase water supply. But that comes with a noticeable change. The color…

Mitchell Asking Residents For Help With Water Supply

City Issued Voluntary Water Usage Restrictions For Residents Tuesday

MITCHELL, S.D. — Public Works Director Tim McGannon said the city can’t buy any rain. “Every time a storm goes north or south or east of us, seems like it misses us,” said McGannon. Mitchell is currently facing abnormally dry conditions but the drought in South Dakota continues to get worse. McGannon said it’s taking a toll on their water…

Real Estate Agent Saves Rescue Dog, Donating Portion Of Commissions To Humane Society

It’s been nearly two years since a Sioux Falls woman saved a rescue dog. In turn that dog not only captured her heart, but the heart of her other dog. Now she’s hoping her new business venture will help her help other animals. “She’s the sassy redhead.” Jessica Clary says her Golden Doodle ‘Willow’ craves attention. That’s why they made…

Sisseton Family Discovers Dead Body At Walmart

"We will never get that sight out of our minds"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The family that discovered a dead body Friday night and called police was passing through Sioux Falls, driving from Sisseton to eastern Iowa for a family reunion. “We were driving two vehicles and my mom and grandma and cousin were in the other one,” says Nick Heinecke. What started off as a much anticipated trip, took…

City Of Sioux Falls Sees Increase In Water Usage As Dry Weather Continues

It’s been eleven days since most of Sioux Falls has seen any rain, causing residents to use a lot more water. While the city isn’t in any danger of having to restrict water usage, some residents are paying a pretty penny to keep their lawns green. “Water is one of our greatest, most precious resources,” said City of Sioux Falls…

Gage Brothers To Build $40 Million Plant In Sioux Falls

Courtesy: Gage Brothers SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A manufacturer with deep roots in Sioux Falls says it will begin construction on a $40 million plant this summer. Gage Brothers says the new 210,000-square-foot facility will consolidate machinery and employees in one location. Current operations are scattered between 16 buildings. The precast concrete producer has been at the same location…

Lake Preston Woman Killed in Solo-Vehicle Crash

LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 52-year-old died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Lake Preston. Crystal Morell was driving a 2003 Buick LeSabre southbound on 441st Avenue when she lost control. The driver vehicle crossed the center line and entered the east ditch. The vehicle then went back onto the roadway and into the west ditch where it rolled….

Iowa Communities Consider Restrictions on Recently-Approved Fireworks Law

After giving the new state law a trial run, Davenport is looking to reinstate a ban on their use within city limits

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Some Iowa communities are considering new restrictions on fireworks after the state started allowing them for the first time in decades. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill in May that allows the sale of fireworks in the state from June 1-July 8 and Dec. 10-Jan. 3. The law prevents the ban of fireworks sales, but…

UPDATE: Work Release Inmate Back In Custody

RAPID CITY, S.D- A state prison inmate placed on escape status Saturday evening is back in custody. Randy Cowherd turned himself into the Rapid City Community Work Center late Saturday evening. He had been placed on escape status after failing to return to the work center at the assigned time following a shift at his work release job. Previous: A state prison…

Death Investigation Launched After Body is Found in Platte Home

Law enforcement is conducting a death investigation in Charles Mix County

CHARLES MIX COUNTY, S.D.- Local law enforcement is conducting a death investigation in Charles Mix County. A body was discovered at residence in Platte in the morning hours of July 7, 2017. The public is not at risk. Agencies assisting in this investigation are the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s Office, Platte Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation.

Historic WWII Era Hangar in Yankton Slated for 2018 Demolition

www.cityofyankton.orgYANKTON, S.D. (AP) – One of the oldest structures on the grounds of an airport in the southeastern part of South Dakota is slated to be demolished in the next year to help make way for tarmac improvements. The Chan Gurney Municipal Airport’s oldest hangar is beyond repair. Yankton Regional Aviation Association Secretary Steve Hamilton says the maintenance hangar was…