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Minnehaha Dive Team Takes Training to New Levels at Covell Lake

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- About a month ago Minnehaha County Emergency Management Dive Operations responded to Covell Lake for a water rescue. Two kayakers had overturned. One was rescued; the other drowned. Saturday the dive team was back at Covell Lake, this time for training.  Training is an important part of the Minnehaha County Emergency Management Dive Operations Team. When on…

South Dakotans Deploying For Hurricane Barry

SOUTH DAKOTA- The tropical storm named Barry has made landfall in Louisiana. People there are now receiving some help from the heartland. The American Red Cross is sending three South Dakotans to help with hurricane relief efforts. Volunteers like Vicki Johns will help with support in evacuation centers for those displaced by the storm. Johns has been volunteering with the…

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Applications Due Monday

PIERRE, S.D. (from SD Dept. of Public Safety) – Farmers and ranchers, employees and self-employed individuals in 16 counties and reservations across South Dakota who are unable to work as a result of the severe winter storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in…

Four 4 Crow Creek Tribal Members Accused of Embezzlement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say the former chairwoman of the Crow Creek Sioux and three other past or present council members have pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the South Dakota tribe. United States Attorney Ron Parsons says former tribal chairwoman Roxanne Lynette Sazue, Roland Robert Hawk Sr., Francine Maria Middletent, and Jacquelyn Ernestine Pease appeared Friday in…

FEMA Closes Disaster Recovery Centers in Sioux Falls and Yankton

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Winter and spring floods caused confusion and anxiety for many Sioux Empire residents about disaster relief assistance. Knowing the problem, FEMA set up disaster recovery centers so victims could get their questions answered face to face. After a month of operating locations in Sioux Falls and Yankton, FEMA has helped more than 250 people. “There were all kinds…

Nonprofit Helps Teachers Pay For School Supplies

The school year is still weeks away, but many teachers around the Sioux Empire are already getting prepared.

Sioux Falls, S.D – The school year is still weeks away, but many teachers around the Sioux Empire are already getting prepared. For many, they are facing a problem before they even step foot inside the classroom. Teachers like Elizabe th Larson take pride in their students’ growth. “I have worked with so many young children, that’s where my heart…

Farmer in Western Minnesota Gets Pinned Under ATV, Dies

MADISON, Minn. (AP) – A farmer in western Minnesota is dead after authorities say he became pinned under an ATV. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were notified at 3 a.m. Friday that a farmer had been out spraying on an ATV and had not returned home. A search effort was being organized when the farmer was…

Pilot Who Died in Hawley Plane Crash Was From Western Minnesota

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) – The pilot who died in an ultra-light plane crash at a municipal airport was from western Minnesota. Authorities identified the man as 69-year-old Bradley Gibb of Vergas. The plane crashed after noon on Thursday at Hawley Municipal Airport. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says Gibb was the only person aboard and died at the scene. Empting…

Colombian Man Pleads Guilty in Fargo to Leading Fatal Drug Ring

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Colombian national accused of managing an international fentanyl trafficking operation from a Canadian prison has pleaded guilty in federal court. Thirty-eight-year Daniel Vivas Ceron appeared Friday in North Dakota, where the case originated after an 18-year-old Grand Forks resident died of a fatal overdose in January 2015. Authorities say Vivas Ceron also was responsible for…

Trump Administration Reverses Ban on Pesticide Seen as Threat to Bees

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers. The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it would again allow wide use of sulfoxaflor. The pesticide is made by Corteva Agriscience, a spinoff created last month in the DowDuPont merger. Beekeepers say the pesticide is a threat and successfully sued…

‘Endangered’ Children From Tennessee Located in Minnesota

Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationWALKER, Minn. (AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says three young children who were the subject of an Endangered Child Alert have been found in northern Minnesota. The bureau said Friday the children were found in Cass County with their non-custodial parents, who have been arrested. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says someone reported…

Animal Control Searching for Dog That Bit Toddler

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police and animal control are searching for a dog they say bit a toddler on Thursday. Police say at around 5:30 p.m., a stray dog bit the boy in the face at Dugan Park and ran away. The dog is described as a medium-sized male dog with medium to long black hair. The dog…

Trump Escapes Blame for Ethanol Policy Hurting Corn Farmers

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – President Donald Trump has repeatedly told U.S. farmers he will support ethanol and he largely continues to have their support but many are growing unhappy with EPA decisions that hamper ethanol production. The EPA refuses to restore 2.6 billion gallons (9.84 billion liters) of ethanol removed from production through refinery waivers. It’s…

Why You Shouldn’t Keep the House

A financial consultant's best advice for those going through a divorce

There are some incredibly important life and financial lessons those who have been through a divorce, especially with kids, will share. Among them, protect your assets. To do that, however, you may have to do some things you feel are counterproductive. Christina Lynn, of Lynn Financial, has learned this all too well, having gone through the process herself. One of…