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Could Your Loved One Be Suicidal? Here Are The Warning Signs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In the wake of multiple celebrity suicides this week, mental health is again taking center stage. Officials with The Helpline Center in Sioux Falls say the news shows that mental health issues can affect anyone. ”Everybody has pain in their and even though there’s somebody famous and it looks on the surface that everything’s going great, I…

SF Christian Golfer Reports Error and is Disqualified From Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls golfer’s act of integrity is grabbing national headlines. A state high school championship was within reach, but a mistake went unnoticed by officials and coaches. When it was finally discovered it changed the course of the entire tournament. Sioux Falls Christian’s Kate Wynja was holding a comfortable lead in this year’s High School State…

What To Do When There’s An Active Shooter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a sound that leaves a feeling in your gut. Shots fired. You’re in danger. “It’s okay to do what you have to do to survive, right?” said Spencer Walton from the Alice Training Institute. “People have the right to do it and it doesn’t take anything fancy.” Walton has one piece of advice: keep it…

Big Races To Be Decided Across South Dakota in Today’s Primary Elections

GOP governor, House races top South Dakota primary ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican primary voters picking a nominee for South Dakota governor also will select a candidate for a statewide congressional seat while joining other residents in weighing changes to the “Marsy’s Law” victims’ bill of rights. The polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time, with Republicans choosing in their governor…

Authorities Arrest Teen in Connection with Chamberlain Homicide

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – Authorities have arrested 19-year-old Nicholas Yellow Lodge in connection with a homicide over the weekend in Chamberlain. The Attorney General’s office states an incident occurred in the early morning of June 3rd at a residence located at 313 East King Street. Yellow Lodge is charged with first-degree murder and is in custody with no bond set. This…

Three Injured in Overnight Sioux Falls Crash

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (From SFPD: ) Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sioux Falls Police officers were dispatched to N. Minnesota Ave and W Benson Rd for an injury accident. The preliminary investigation showed that a Ford Expedition, occupied by an adult male, was stopped for a red light in the construction zone when it was rear ended by…

South Dakota Highway Patrol Troopers Injured, Patrol Vehicles Damaged in Late Night Pursuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (From SDHP) – Around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, South Dakota Highway Patrol Troopers engaged in a pursuit with a stolen vehicle in southwest Sioux Falls. Troopers were able to disable the stolen vehicle near the intersection of 41st Street and Marion Road. The vehicle sustained damage, and two Highway Patrol vehicles were also damaged. The suspect took off…

Fat Goat Coffee Company Opens in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, S.D.- Family owned businesses are an important part of South Dakota communities. One Mount Vernon mom wanted to be part of that, so she opened up her own business this January. In the Knecht household they love their goats, but they also love coffee. So Nanette Knecht combined the best of both worlds. She is the owner of Fat…

Sioux Falls Homeowners Could Vote on $190 Million Referendum in September

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Homeowners in the Sioux Falls School District may vote to raise their own property taxes for the sake of three new schools. It would be the district’s largest bond referendum ever. “In Sioux Falls we need a new high school by 2021. We need a middle school by 2021 and a new elementary by 2024.” says Vernon…

Negative Campaign Ads: Do They Work?

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota primary election is Tuesday and the homestretch is becoming ruthless. With just a few days to win over voters, republican candidates are spending big bucks on nontraditional campaign ads.  Instead of promoting themselves, you may have seen something different.  Some candidates are opting for ads that pick apart their opponent. However, do these cut-throat…

Someone You Should Know: Small School, Big Hearts

Private school gives back with small, but meaningful gestures

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A small school in southern Sioux Falls is full of students and staff with big hearts.  As they get ready for summer break, the kids are learning one more valuable lesson. During the final week of school at Westside Christian, students have a special assignment: write a sweet, encouraging note, which will pair quite nicely with…