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New Management Company Hopes to Optimize Golfer Experience at City Courses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three city-owned golf courses are now under new management. As of Monday, Landscapes Unlimited has officially taken over operations from Dakota Golf Management. “We’re excited to be a part of the Sioux Falls company and the Sioux Falls city here,” said Dustin Newman, Transitional Manager for Landscapes Management Company. Landscapes is now managing Kuehn, Elmwood, and…

Jurors Watch Wittenberg’s Original Police Interview As Manslaughter Trial Continues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Jurors at the Minnehaha County Courthouse watched two-and-a half hour condensed tape in court for the first time on Wednesday that revealed details about a fatal love triangle. Alex Wittenberg, a then 23-year-old, is facing manslaughter charges in the death of his girlfriend’s estranged husband. His lawyers are claiming self defense.  You can read more about the…

Zenner Continues To Balance Medical Field and NFL

Zenner Continues To Balance Medical Field and NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A former South Dakota State football standout has had early success playing in the NFL, but he’s also working on another career path- this one in medicine. Zach Zenner was in Sioux Falls today to speak with scientists at Sanford’s Imagenetics lab. Zenner just finished his 3rd year playing professional football where he’s scored 5 touchdowns overall….

Dell Rapids Man On Trial For Killing Girlfriend’s Estranged Husband

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Dell Rapids man is on trial in Sioux Falls for a 2016 manslaughter. Prosecutors say Alex Wittenberg shot and killed Jon Puttmann, but Wittenberg’s defense attorneys say it was self defense. All eyes were on Jamie Puttmann when she took the stand on Monday. She was Alex Wittenberg’s on-and-off girlfriend and Jon Puttmann’s estranged wife….

Red Cross Blood Supply at Critical Levels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The American Red Cross provides blood for patients in approximately 2,600 hospitals across the U.S. The organization works to keep blood on the shelves for trauma and emergency situations. But this winter, their blood supply is critically low. Recent wintry weather – and the spreading flu virus – have cancelled a number of blood drives and…

Teen Injured & Charged In 3-Car Crash

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A three-car crash at Russell Street and Kiwanis Avenue led to several people being taken to the hospital. It happened around 5 p.m. Monday.  Police say an 18-year-old man rear-ended a pickup truck, lost control, went into the other lane and hit an SUV.  The people in the truck and SUV were taken to the hospital with…

Hartford Man Facing Felony Child Pornography Charges

Fred Albert Finch Jr., 38, is being held in Minnehaha County Jail on a $20,000 cash surety bond

HARTFORD, S.D. – A Hartford man is behind bars, facing two counts of possession of child pornography . Fred Albert Finch Jr., 38, is being held in Minnehaha County Jail on a $20,000 bond. Finch was taken into custody over the weekend. According to court documents, Finch’s wife notified officers about computer files containing child pornography videos. The papers say…

Bill To Fill Initiative Campaign Finance Gap Heads To Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill aimed at requiring South Dakota ballot measure campaigns to disclose their donors while supporters gather signatures to get on the ballot is headed to the full state Senate. The State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 Monday for the proposal. It would require initiative campaigns to submit finance reports by July 1 in odd-numbered years when…

Monday Classes Canceled at The University of South Dakota-Vermillion Campus

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota-Vermillion has canceled classes and events for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, due to the snow storm. The USD Vermillion campus remains open. Non-instructional personnel should use their own best judgment on whether to report for work. All employees should submit their time sheets by 10 a.m. Monday. At this time the university expects…

Federal Government Shutdown Prompts Furloughs at Ellsworth Air Force Base

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The federal government shutdown means furloughs for hundreds of civilian employees at Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota. The U.S. Air Force says the shutdown requires a furlough for about 500 civilians at Ellsworth, starting Saturday. A news release says civilians will report to work Monday following their normal duty hours and receive…

Hutchinson County Courthouse Dilemma Bring Lawsuit

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) – County commissioners in southeast South Dakota may face a lawsuit over a proposed courthouse. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Hutchinson County commissioners passed a construction resolution Tuesday for a $4.5 million courthouse in Olivet. The current courthouse was built in 1881, making it the oldest still in use in South Dakota. But Menno…

23-Year-Old Woman Killed in Crash Near Sisseton

SISSETON, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Sisseton. Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the road and eventually rolled. The 23-year-old female passenger was ejected…

Sioux Falls Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: At approximately 11:55 p.m. on Friday January 19th, 2018 officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to an armed robbery that occurred at a local business in the area of W 46th St and S. Western Ave. When the officers arrived on scene an employee told them that an individual entered the establishment with his…

Three Face Charges in Major Sioux Falls Meth Bust

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three people are facing drug charges after what police are calling a “major meth bust” in Sioux Falls this week. Authorities say the bust comes after a four-month-long investigation. In September of last year, authorities say they found hundreds of grams of meth inside the home of 51-year-old Diane Lynn Thomsen’s home on North Cliff Avenue in…

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — When the PREMIER Center was first built, some thought it was part of the design, but the siding on the building wasn’t supposed to be wavy, it was designed to be flat. The Sioux Falls City Council is clearing up confusion about the siding on the more than 100-million dollar building. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center was…