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UPDATE: City Council Approves Raven Demolition

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls City Council has approved Raven Industries’ plan to demolish one of its downtown buildings. The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Raven to tear down the David A. Christiansen building at 6th Street and Phillips Avenue to build a parking lot.  The company says the parking lot is needed to support their…

Barrel House Restaurant Holding A Mid-Year Event For “Hungry Hearts”

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  Lead-Deadwood School District recently announced that they are considering hiring a collection agency to handle the 78-hundred dollars in overdue lunch accounts.  Some say this just highlights the hardship some families face.  In the Sioux Falls School District, some families also struggle daily to afford lunch for their kids. “We want to do everything that we can do…

South Dakota Senate Votes Down Campus Carry Legislation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has rejected a bill that would have barred public universities and technical schools from restricting people’s ability to carry guns on campus. Senators voted 24-10 Tuesday against the measure. It has faced opposition from student officials, the Board of Regents and the Board of Technical Education. Republican Sen. Lance Russell, the sponsor,…

Former SFFR Chief Sideras to Be Sentenced Next Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Former Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Jim Sideras is scheduled to be sentenced a week from today after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Sideras has already surrendered his passport. He also surrendered his nursing license to the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Sideras reached a plea deal with prosecutors last November,…

Pierre Rescue Squad Saves Dog From Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre firefighters have saved the life of a dog that plunged into the icy Missouri River. Rescue Squad Capt. Brandon McCarthy says crews were called to the river Monday afternoon where the dog had chased a goose onto the river and then plunged into open water. The ice conditions prevented the dog from getting back to…

Chris D’Elia Coming To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One of the most popular comedians in the country is coming to the Orpheum. Chris D’Elia is bringing his ‘Follow The Leader’ tour to Sioux Falls. You may recognize him from the NBC comedy series ‘Undateable,’ his Netflix special ‘Man on Fire,’ or his weekly podcast ‘Congratulations with Chris D’Elia.’ He has also made appearances on…

Supreme Court Says Ginsburg to Attend Court’s Public Session

Courtesy: NBC NewsWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her public return to the bench, eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the 85-year-old justice will join her eight colleagues on Tuesday when the court meets for a public session. Ginsburg returned to the Washington building on Friday for the…

Trump Criticizes California Over Lawsuit Against Border Wall

FILE – In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. California’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying 16 states — including California — allege…

Minnesota Joins Lawsuit to Block Trump’s National Emergency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota has joined with 15 other states in suing to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency to fund his proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Attorney General Keith Ellison says the plan to divert funds is illegal and unconstitutional. He says federal money designated for the Minnesota National Guard would be…

Radio Station Owners Sue Over Purchase Default

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnehaha County couple is suing a businessman in federal court saying he still owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars from an agreement to purchase radio station KZOY. John and Heidi Small say Chuck Brennan defaulted on the 2015 purchase agreement and instead bought another radio station from the University of Sioux Falls. After the…

Illinois Woman Claims $2M Won Through Iowa Lottery

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An Illinois woman has claimed the $2 million she won in the Iowa Lottery Powerball game. The Iowa Lottery says 49-year-old Lisa Hays turned in her winning ticket Monday at lottery headquarters in Clive. Hays, who lives in Monmouth, Illinois, says she bought the ticket while shopping at the Hy-Vee store on Agency Street in Burlington….

South Dakota Highway Patrol Holding Recruiting Seminars For Women

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  The South Dakota Highway Patrol currently has around 190 troopers and only 13 are women.   This week, Highway Patrol is holding recruiting seminars for women in different South Dakota cities.   Recruiting usually happens on social media and at job fair events to reach all genders. “In an ideal world, the Highway Patrol’s law enforcement officers would reflect evenly…

Presidents Day: The Past Six Presidents Have All Visited SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls last September was the talk of the town. However, he isn’t the first president to visit.  23 presidents have visited South Dakota since it became a state, 16 of which visited South Dakota during their presidency. President William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, sat in this chair…