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Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-When it comes to giving, folks in Sioux Falls will do the extreme to help their community. About 130 people jumped into cold water Saturday for the Special Olympics South Dakota Polar Plunge. This is the 21st annual event. It’s a way to help raise money for South Dakota’s 2,500 Special Olympics athletes. Teams who raise $100 or…

Sioux Falls Jams Against Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Cancer not only takes an emotional toll on families and patients, but a financial toll as well. People in Sioux Falls are banning together to help. The non-profit, Jam Against Cancer, held their fourth annual fundraising event at the American Legion Post 15 on Sunday. People enjoyed listening live to music, while participating in raffles and auctions. All…

100 Years Loved

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s a special day for one Sioux Falls resident who’s hitting a milestone. Doris Daugherty also known as Billie among her friends celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with family. She was born in Sioux Falls 1918 and officially turns 100 Sunday. Growing up she had many hobbies, including painting. She says living for so long makes you…

50 Years of Flea Markets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s a special weekend for one Sioux Falls flea markets that’s been around for half a century. Benson’s Flea Market is celebrating 50 years in business. Owners are thanking their customers with a big bargain. September 9th it’s only 50 cents for admission. The trade show is held at the Expo Center on the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds….

Scheel’s Holds Summer Bash Before School Starts Back Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People in Sioux Falls are trying to get in the last few days of summer before school starts back up. Scheel’s is throwing a summer bash until 8:30 tonight, August 19th. An outdoor movie, Space Jam will play on the big screen at 7. Basketball tournaments sponsored by Sky Force are also happening in the parking lot. Organizers…

Harrisburg Businesses Collect Food For Kids In Need

HARRISBURG, S.D-Several businesses in harrisburg teamed up today to help kids in their community before the start of the new school year. Their mission was to fill a large school bus full of food. Stores in the Schoeneman’s Strip Mall off Cliff Avenue organized the Back to School Bash. People donated food items in exchange for activities like the bouncy…

Pipestone, Minnesota Goes Back In Time for 27th Annual Civil War Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-August 11th and 12th was the 27th annual Pipestone Civil War Days in Pipestone, Minnesota. Thousands visited the town to be transported back to the 1800’s. There was everything from soldiers to settlers as people set up camp at Hiawatha Pageant Park. Organizers say people’s curiosity of the civil war era is what draws thousands to the event….

Bikers Pedal Against Cancer in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls was taken over by bicyclists today as over a hundred people pedaled around town and along the bike trails. This was the third annual Pedal Farr, Falls Area River Ride.  It’s a fundraiser for the foundation Live Strong and families battling cancer. This is something that hits home for many of the riders.   “Everybody knows…

People Take on the Heart-y Party CPR Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Heart disease is the number one killer of South Dakotans. People learned helpful skills to keep their heart healthy and possibly save a life all while grocery shopping. People are taking on the Heart-y Party CPR Challenge. With the help of the American Heart Association and the Avera Heart Hospital participants learn hands-only CPR, so they can learn how…

Dogs Compete in Water During Scheels Hunting Expo

Scheel’s annual Hunting Expo is this weekend in front of their location on 41st street in Sioux Falls. It isn’t just for humans, dogs have their own event they can participate in. It’s a Dock Dogs competition to see which furry friend can jump the highest, the farthest and swim the fastest to retrieve a toy. People travel from all…

EmBe Holds First Ever ‘EmBeCause Day’ to Raise Money

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- How much money can you raise in 24 hours? That’s what the organization EmBe is finding out with its first ever EmbeCause day. Organizers are trying to raise 20 thousand dollars in 24 hours. They’re doing hourly challenges, awards and incentives on Facebook to motivate people to donate. Among the prizes are winning a lunch with Mayor…

Sioux Falls Residents Walk in the Footsteps of a Refugee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June 20th is National Refugee Day. People all over the world are honoring refugees for the difficulties they’ve faced after being forced to leave their home country because it was too dangerous. Lutheran Social Services had their own celebration in Sioux Falls where people were able to experience what it’s like to be a refugee. People stepped into…

STEM Event Inspires Girls to Take Apart Electronics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-May 26th was the second annual Girls Breaker Day. It’s an event designed to expose girls to activities centered around STEM or science, technology, engineering and math. “A couple years ago my daughter was taking things apart at home and she thought it was really neat and I thought well I bet a lot of girls don’t have…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Family Walks for a Cure to Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The JDRF One Walk is this Saturday. It’s an event to help raise money towards type one diabetes research and to find a cure. Type one diabetes is when the pancreas produces little to no insulin, so people have to watch their blood sugar levels to make sure it’s not too high or too low. The Wilde…