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More Time in the Classroom: Watertown Implements All Day Kindergarten

WATERTOWN, S.D.- Kindergarteners in Watertown are now spending more time in the classroom. The Watertown School District is now implementing all day kindergarten. It’s a move school officials say will better prepare the students for their schooling careers. “I think our kids are loving it, it’s been great. We get to know them so much better as individuals and where…

Authorities Investigate Possible Excessive Force Incident In Wagner

WAGNER, S.D. – Multiple agencies are investigating claims of police brutality in Wagner. In a Facebook post, Philly Cournoyer claims her 64-year-old father, a Yankton Sioux Tribal Elder, was detained, assaulted and tased by a Wagner Police officer Saturday night. Cournoyer maintains he was traveling to a hospital to visit his mother at the time and that he was injured…

Tea Family Giving Bikes To Foster Families Through Triathlon Wins

TEA, S.D. – In a triathlon athletes are tasked with swimming, bicycling and running a variety of distances back to back. It can be grueling for adults, let alone kids. But one Tea family took on 7 youth triathlons this summer. While the sport is individual based, the siblings weren’t competing for themselves. They were competing for others in need….

Garth & Trisha Weigh in on Pressures of 9 Performances, Trisha Hits Thunder Road

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Country legend Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are performing Sundayevening at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. It will be their 4th show in just three days. Next weekend, they’ll be performing another 5. With this many concerts, the duo says there is some pressure. Garth Brooks admits he arrived with a bit of cold in…

Tribal Leaders Call for Action Following Greywind Case

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Tribal leaders in North Dakota are calling for action after a missing Fargo woman was later found killed. The United Tribes of North Dakota plan to send a letter to North Dakota’s congressional delegation. The letter seeks justice for the family of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind and the families of missing and murdered American Indian women. The…

27 Year Sisseton Man Killed in Solo-Vehicle Crash

GRENVILLE, S.D. – A 27-year-old Sisseton man has been identified as the person who died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of Grenville. Tel Iverson was driving a 2008 Mercury Sable eastbound when he lost control. The vehicle went into the north ditch and rolled several times. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the…

Old Battleship Will Live On Through New USS South Dakota

During its time at sea, it was one of the most decorated ships in the United States Navy. The USS South Dakota served just under five years, and was decommissioned in 1947. Now 75 years later, the former battleship will live on. “It was there for the major battles and the bombardments, and supporting the air craft carriers,” said Former…

South Dakota Tech Schools Get Funding For New Equipment

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s four technical institutes are receiving more than $860,000 in funding to purchase up-to-date equipment to ensure students are properly trained for today’s workforce. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the funding Thursday for equipment needs in programs that are eligible for the Build Dakota Scholarship program. Mitchell Technical Institute was awarded $400,000. The Daily Republic reported…

Tri-Valley School District Walks Back Offer

The superintendent sent a letter to home-school parents offering a free laptop

COLTON, S.D. – A letter sent out by the Tri-Valley School District is creating some backlash. The district invited home-school students to attend school in the district for one day, Sept. 29. In the letter, Superintendent Mike Lomdel said school districts in South Dakota receive funding based on the number of students enrolled in the district on that date. The…

State Fishing License Numbers Are Down

GFP says conflict over public water and private landowners is playing a part

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been nearly 6 months since a controversial issue between fishermen and private land owners came to a head. The state closed off people’s access to public waters on private land. Then, in June, Governor Dennis Daugaard held a special legislative session, and a decision was made to open the lakes back up. But the flip…

Guide To Everything Garth: PREMIER Center Wants Fans To Be Prepared

One of the most well known country singers of all time is about to make history at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. The first of nine Garth Brooks concerts kicks off Friday night. There are a lot of activities happening in Sioux Falls to welcome him and Trisha Yearwood. In the next two weeks, the PREMIER Center will see more…

Court Documents: Casino Robbery Suspects Planned To Use Money To Buy Meth To Sell In SD

Second Suspect Arrested Tuesday In Connection To 3 Sioux Falls Casino Robberies

Police have arrested a second person in connection to a string of robberies at Sioux Falls Casinos last week. Along with 27-year-old Angel Provincial, 39-year-old Eddy Freddy Lopez of Luverne, Minn. has also been charged with three counts of 1st degree robbery. Police say they first ran into Lopez on Sept. 6, minutes after the Crown Casino was robbed. “As…

Dakota Style Chips Return to Stores

On a post on Facebook, Dakota Style has announced limited flavors of their kettle potato chips will be returning to store shelves. Original, Honey Mustard, Mesquite BBQ and Jalapeno will be available in 2.25 oz bags. The company says additional flavors and sizes will be offered at a later date, as well as the option to purchase online. The company…