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New Name, New Location, Same Music

SF woman to open up new rock academy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Kids will once again have the opportunity to rock to the beat in the Sioux Empire. After finding out millionaire Chuck Brennan closed Brennan Rock & Roll Academy one woman decided to open up a similar music academy. It will have a different name and new location, but the rhythm behind the lessons will stay the…

Student Stabbed In SDSU Dorm Room

The suspect told authorities he was acting in self-defense

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University officials say a student was stabbed on campus over the weekend and had to be airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. The suspect is a former student who told authorities he was acting in self-defense. This comes as a shock to many in Brookings. “This is pretty significant as far as assaults go…

Debate Over Proposed Affordable Housing In Southern SF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This week the Sioux Falls City Council unanimously approved the first reading of a zone change on the south side of town. The change would allow Costello Companies to build an affordable housing apartment complex on the lot. The construction company says since the area is expected to grow in the next couple of years, it’s…

Volunteers Needed To Provide Transportation To Those In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An organization that recruits volunteers to provide transportation to seniors and persons with disabilities, is in need themselves. Melissa Gibson with Drive to Help says they don’t have enough volunteers for their two programs “Wow” and “Project Car”. She says the winter time is especially difficult to find drivers. A lot of the current volunteers are…

Augustana University Introduces First Woman President In 157-Year History

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will assume office this summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – She was the first woman in South Dakota to serve as a U.S. House Representative. Now she’ll be the first woman to lead one Sioux Falls University. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has been named as Augustana University’s 24th president. College officials spread the word about the former congresswoman in an email Wednesday. “I looked at it and…

Medical Assistant Careers On The Rise

From 2014-2020 the profession is expected to grow 23 percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They don’t prescribe medicine or stitch you up. They’re not doctors or nurses, but they’re in one of the fastest growing medical fields, and they’re in high demand. “I do a lot scheduling for patients and answering those phone calls,” says Sandi Hoogendoorn. “But we’re crossed trained in the office, so I also do rooming for…

Former Rookies Employees Still Waiting For Paychecks

The owner says he will cover all unpaid checks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some Sioux Falls restaurant employees are looking for their paychecks. The business closed its doors nearly one month ago. Some workers say they haven’t received their paycheck since the closing. Others say they’ve gotten a check, but it bounced back. Heaven Cain currently works at the Philips Avenue Dinner in downtown Sioux Falls. But she says…

Sno Jam Comedy Festival Raises $2,000 For Special Olympics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls got an extra round of laughs this weekend during the first ever Sno Jam Comedy Festival. The festival started on Thursday and went through Saturday with two shows each night. It was held at both Wacko’s Comedy Club and Fernson brewery in downtown Sioux Falls. Thirty comics from L.A. To New York were featured…

Women Receive Valentine’s Gift That Keeps On Singing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – At work it’s nice to have Valentine’s Day gifts to show off, like teddy bears, flowers or chocolates. But one present Tuesday was just as much fun for coworkers. A barbershop quartet surprised a few people around town, with a song, right in the middle of the work day. Dressed to the nines wearing red bow-ties…

Contract Negotiations End In City’s Favor

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – Sioux Falls city council has made the final call on how much money police officers will make this year. The decision comes after a months-long contract battle between the city and police union. It was standing room only Tuesday night, and the majority of the people who attended did not like the council’s decision. Many…

Restaurant Prepares For Valentine’s Day Crowd

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Next to New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for the restaurant industry. Many restaurants have to schedule extra staff and prepare more food to handle the crowds. The tables are set and the candles are lit. All that’s missing is the flood of couples that will make their…

App Geared Toward Making Friends Raises Some Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An app that was made to help people make new friends in their area is raising some red flags. Users can be as young as 12-years-old. Some are concerned the app is too similar to the well-known dating service “Tinder”. The app is called “Yellow”. Users browse through people’s profiles. If they want to talk to…

SF Driver Disappointed With Badlands Motor Speedway Short Schedule

BRANDON, S.D. – It was Chuck Brennan’s first business to go up for sale. But now he’s announcing the gates at Badlands Motor Speedway won’t stay shut after all. The track will host six races this summer. Some of these are high-stakes events, like the World of Outlaws and the Folken Brothers Silver Shootout, with the chance to win thousands…

LifeLight Cancelled, New Festival To Take Its Place

SIOUX FALL, S.D. – After 19 years, LifeLight has announced they will no longer be holding their widely popular outdoor musical festival. For the past seven years the festival was held on a farm near Worthing, attracting close to 100,000 people. But the director of LifeLight says it’s time to live out a new vision. The evangelic ministry will instead…

PAve General Manager Shares Excitement For Reopening Date

"Its been a roller coaster of emotions"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A building collapse in downtown Sioux Falls in December left the community shaken up. A life was lost, and many businesses closed their doors for weeks because of the damage. The one closest to the collapse has been shut down for over two months. But soon, that’s changing. Even though bricks, sandbags and orange cones surround…

Muslim Community Center Works To Keep Peace Among Members

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Muslim Community Center of South Dakota board member Mohammad Qamar says Sioux Falls has a sizeable Muslim community. With a controversial immigration ban in effect, the focus is making sure local families go about their normal, everyday lives. “The last thing that we want to cause is chaos and more alarm,” says Qamar. Qamar says he…

Notorious Minnesota Axe Murders Subject Of New Book

The setting is a farm near the small town of Clements, Minnesota

CLEMENTS, MN. – It’s coined one of the most notorious axe murders in American History. It happened just two hours away from Sioux Falls near a small town in northwest Minnesota in the early 1900’s. Now, nearly 100 years later, the story is being told through a historical fiction book. “It’s about a man who takes an axe kills his…