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Review Finds 15 Errors On Felon List for 1 Small Iowa County

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – State officials are confirming that 15 cases in just one small Iowa county were mistakenly recorded as felony convictions on the list they use to identify ineligible voters. The Associated Press reviewed all 359 Carroll County entries as part of an investigation into the error-riddled list, which has been blamed for causing confusion and wrongly…

FCC Votes to Set Up 3-digit Suicide Hotline Number Like 911

New York (AP) – U.S. regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. Similar to 911 for emergencies, people will just need to dial 988 to seek help once it’s implemented. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses a 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK. Callers are routed to one of 163 crisis centers, where counselors answered…

Pope Francis Appoints New Sioux Falls Bishop

SIOUX FALLS Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Donald DeGrood as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Bishop-elect DeGrood most recently served as pastor of St. John the Baptists in Savage, Minnesota. Bishop Paul Swain submitted his resignation in September 2o18 after turning 75. Bishop-elect DeGrood will be ordained a bishop and installed on February 13. Bishop-elect Fr….

What’s at Stake: The Case for Improving Rural Broadband

The one thing South Dakota's SBA Director hears from nearly all small town business leaders

The world doesn’t seem to wait for anyone, anymore. We are all moving and consuming at a fast pace. That is precisely why South Dakota small businesses need an even playing field when it comes to commerce, according to the head of South Dakota’s Small Business Administration. Jaime Wood says one big area we are lacking right now is internet…

Christmas Light Display for a Good Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s that time of year, where folks enjoy being festive and decorating their house for all to see. However, in one Sioux Falls neighborhood, the lights and decorations are for more than just sharing holiday cheer. They’re on display for an important cause.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Lotta street. Strung, hung, wrapped and…

Glory House Builds Apartments for Former Clients

SIOUX FALLS A special apartment building on the south side of Sioux Falls is now open. The Glory House held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning to unveil their new apartment building. These apartments are for clients of the Glory House after they complete the recovery program. The housing is also for other low income residents and those with a criminal…

Iowa Governor Launches Anti-Vaping Social Media Campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced a public service campaign to address increased vaping by Iowa teenagers. The campaign announced Wednesday will focus on social media and information programs for parents and students. Reynolds says increasing awareness and education on the known risks of vaping will help prevent young people from suffering from nicotine addiction and health…

Police Make Arrest in Casey’s Gas Station Robbery

SIOUX FALLS Police have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at a Sioux Falls Casey’s. Police say 49-year-old Prentice Almond entered the gas station on Sunday, demanded cash, and threatened an employee with a knife. Police say they found drugs on Almond when he was arrested. The robbery was the first in a string of gas station…

$100 Million Solar Park in South Dakota is Moving Forward

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) A South Dakota agency could vote next month to approve a permit for a historic $100 million solar electricity generation project on a reservation in the southwestern part of the state. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reviewed a settlement stipulation Tuesday for Lookout Solar Park I LLC’s project, the Rapid City Journal reported. The three-member…

Police Identify 25-Year-Old Sioux Falls Stabbing Victim

Police have released the name of the man killed in a fatal stabbing in southwest Sioux Falls. Twenty-five-year-old Dugan Tobacco died early Tuesday morning, according to Sgt. Sean Kooistra. Dugan was stabbed along with another man at an apartment complex on the 4500 block of S. Louise Avenue. Tobacco eventually died of his injuries. The other victim, a 26-year-old man,…

Bond Set for Man Accused in Intoxicated Hit-and-Run Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) The man accused in the intoxicated hit-and-run death of a Rapid City father of five is being held on $250,000 cash bond. Twenty-five-year-old Zachary Fegueroa made an initial court appearance Monday via video from the Pennington County Jail. A request for a lower bond by his attorney was rejected. Thirty-four-year-old Joseph Martinez was struck and killed…

City to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A video is going viral on Facebook. In it a Sioux Falls resident brings up concerns about a street in his neighborhood and gives suggestions on how to fix it. The video caught the attention of city council members and other city leaders. Now they plan to enact some of his ideas.  Three weeks ago, Zach DeBoer posted…

Holiday Waste: What You Can and Can’t Recycle

SIOUX FALLS While the holiday season celebrates a time of giving, it also creates a lot more waste. Knowing what can be recycled and what can’t is especially important this time of year. Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period, that’s according to Stanford University.   Andy Berg, Sioux Falls Environmental and Storm…

Trump Pays Up: $2M to Charities as Fine for Foundation Abuse

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)NEW YORK (AP) President Donald Trump has wired $2 million to pay a court-ordered fine for misusing the Trump Foundation in part to further his business interests and 2016 presidential run. New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday that the money will distributed to eight charities. About $1.8 million left in the Trump Foundation’s bank account…

5 Minnesotans Sickened by E. Coli Linked to Salad Kits

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Health officials say five Minnesotans have gotten sick from eating salad kits linked to an outbreak of E. coli. The state Department of Health says the Minnesotans became ill between Nov. 8 and Nov. 16. Two people were hospitalized. The ill Minnesotans ranged in age from 21 to 91. Officials say nine people from three states…