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Landlord Dealing With Aftermath Of Trashed Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man who rented out his home is now going through a nightmare. He worked hard to fix up a house, but he says it was trashed by renters. And now he’s left picking up the pieces. “Every spot here needs to be cleaned,” says Andy Gibson as he walks around his home on…

Taxi Driver Helps Police Locate Trapped Woman

Brandon Liesinger, 27, was arrested on assault and kidnapping charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man is in custody for kidnapping and assault charges, after police say he locked his ex-girlfriend in a bedroom for hours early Sunday morning. Police say the woman could have been trapped in the room for a lot longer if it wasn’t for a taxi driver being in the right place at the…

Women’s March SF Organizers Overwhelmed With Turnout

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thousands of people marched in downtown Sioux Falls Saturday in the name of women. It was an amount that even shocked the organizers. When the idea came to join those in Washington D.C., organizer Kadyn Wittman says she expected about 250 people to join. Instead 3.327 people from all walks of life marched down Philips Avenue…

Brandon Woman Seeks Help For New Spay/Neuter Animal Shelter

BRANDON, S.D. – In the last year, the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society has reached capacity multiple times. They’ve had to put up signs saying they are no longer accepting owner surrendered animals. While the shelter does have room right now, one Brandon woman knows they could reach capacity again. So she’s doing her part to help. For as long…

2016 Saw An Increase In Drug-Related Crime

Sioux Falls Police is asking for the publics help to combat the illegal behavior

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Results from a 2016 crime analysis are alarming Sioux Falls Police. So much so, they say it’s time for others to start helping them combat drug-related crime. And this is why: the analysis shows the amount of meth seized in 2016 is 4x the amount seized in 2015. “The price has never been lower and the…

GM Stresses Employee Safety After Clerk Stabbing

"The best fight is one that you never got into”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Early this morning a Rapid City woman was “brutally stabbed and left to die” while working at a convenience store. Police say the two suspects, who are now in custody, were trying to walk out of a Loaf ‘N Jug with stolen beer. The clerk followed the pair outside and was killed. One local general manager…

Pilot Program Successfully Decreases Emergency Response Times

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When getting to an emergency, every second can be crucial to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. That’s why they’re proud to say they’ve cut down response times by 11 seconds in the last few months. They say it’s all thanks to better communication between dispatchers and first responders. It’s the staff at Metro Communications who answer the…

SF Stampede Launches Sled Hockey Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There are no skates involved, but The Sioux Falls Stampede have added a new team to their roster. One that allows those with disabilities to get out on the ice. There’s a new hockey team in Sioux Falls. Where the players are strapping in, instead of lacing up. “It looked easy so I was like let…

Minnehaha Co. Criminal Cases On The Rise

State's Attorney says drugs, specifally meth is to blame

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In 2016, Minnehaha County started investigations on 14,500 new criminal cases. To this day 10,000 of those are still open. According to the State’s Attorney, many of these crimes have one thing in common. “The vast majority of our adult criminal cases, the more serious ones are chemically propelled with either alcohol or drugs,” says Minnehaha…

Meth, Ethics Legislation, Sales Tax Highlighted In State Of The State Address

PIERRE, S.D. – A big change for thousands of online shoppers in South Dakota; starting next month, they’ll be paying South Dakota state sales tax. This was just one of the plans unveiled by Governor Dennis Daugaard during his state of the state address in Pierre Tuesday. Governor Daugaard was met with applause from lawmakers this afternoon, before diving into…

Tea Woman Hides In Bathroom During Airport Shooting

Sheila Amrhien was traveling to Florida for a work related cruise

Last week, a Tea woman was on her way to Florida for a cruise she was going on for work. But before getting on the boat, Sheila Amrhien  found herself just yards away from the deadly shooting. “I heard more of pop, pop, pop; I mean it just didn’t seem to end.” Sheila Amrhien is on a cruise to Haiti…

Good Samaritan Turned Victim

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D.- Here’s a story that will make you question whether being nice is worth it. It’s something one Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy says he hasn’t heard of in his 20 years in law enforcement, a good samaritan helping someone and then becoming a victim. “I have been in law enforcement for 20 years and I have never come…

Autism-Friendly Gym Opens Up In SF

Special Strengths Fitness is located near 69th and Western Avenue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a New Year’s resolution for many: hitting the gym to get in shape. But fitness centers can be busy and loud, making it a difficult environment for people with autism. One woman noticed this issue, and decided to do something about it. “Nice! Let’s go a little bit heavier,” says Sharon Bethke as she’s training…

Worthington Still Waiting For Lewis And Clark Water

"I am confident we are going to see water in 2018"

WORTHINGTON, MN. – Even though the 2017 Minnesota legislative session only began a couple of days ago, one small town is intensely watching what way it is going. On Wednesday, Governor Mark Dayton released his bonding recommendations putting the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System on the top of the list, which is really good news for residents in Worthington….

Globe University Discontinues Operations

Enrolled students can finish classes on-campus under Broadview University

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In less than a year, two colleges have closed their doors in Sioux Falls. Kilian Community College was first, and now Globe University is following suit, leaving current students scrambling and future students looking for different options. With the winter quarter in its first week, Globe University students are figuring out what’s next. “The students are…

New App Offers Uber-Like Services

'Sioux Falls Cabs' launched in November

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the past year, Sioux Falls has been waiting for Uber to come to the city. To the frustration of many, the ride share company has been dragging its feet. But now there is another option. The owner of Pick-A-Cab says he’s created an app similar to Uber. It allows you to hail a cab without…

Two Families Celebrate Their New Year’s Day Babies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While many of us were ringing in the New Year with a glass of champagne and confetti, four people were celebrating a new member of their families’ birthday. “I was pushing at it was like Happy New Year!” Tahnee, 31,  and Drew Geyen, 29, welcomed more than the New Year this morning. At 12:30 a.m., after…

New Year’s Day Bike Ride Raises Money For Center Of Hope

A New Year’s Day tradition in Sioux Falls continues in 2017. Hundreds ride in Spoke-n-Sport’s 30th annual bike ride this afternoon. The group took off on Minnesota Avenue around 1 p.m. The crew biked through downtown to Falls Park and back, biking ten miles total. The ride is free, but the bike shop accepts donations for the Center of Hope,…