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Skywriting Pilots Give Firsthand Look At Heart Display

TEA, S.D. – A couple small planes put on a big show in honor of Valentine’s Day. Two skywriting pilots drew hearts in the sky and it caught everyone’s attention. “We started around lunchtime which I guess is really convenient because everyone was out traveling around,” says Gary Middlebrooks one of the pilots behind the creation. “Dustin and I were…

Pope Speaks Out Against DAPL

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has insisted that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands – an indirect critique as the Donald Trump administration seeks to advance construction on a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met Wednesday with representatives of indigenous peoples attending a U.N. agricultural meeting in…

After School Program Aims To Get Kids Healthier

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, one out of six kids struggles with childhood obesity.  That’s why the Sioux Falls School District and Sanford Health are teaming up, offering a free after-school activity. It’s a program younger than the students it aims to help.  It’s called Fit Club and it’s free to 4th and 5th grade students in…

SDSO Welcomes Ben Folds To Sioux Falls

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome Ben Folds to Sioux Falls for an evening of Folds’ famous “chamber rock” on Saturday, February 11 at the Washington Pavilion. Chad Hutchinson, SDSO’s assistant conductor, said the orchestra was given the music for the performance ahead of time and will only have two hours to rehearse with Folds when he…

Huron Police Searching For Suspect In Gas Station Theft

Masked suspect allegedly steals money from cash register

Huron police are looking for a suspect who allegedly stole money from a gas station cash register. COURTESY: Huron Police Department It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Freedom Valu Center.  Police say a male wearing a white coat with a black facemask came into the store.  A witness told police they saw the suspect lean over the cash…

Parents Find Comfort In Baby Rockers

"That's what made it easy for me to go home to the rest of the kids at night"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Having a baby is one of the happiest times in a parent’s life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Especially if a newborn is sick and has to stay in the NICU. But at one local hospital there are volunteers to help during the difficult times. Six weeks ago Jennifer and Brett…

Delmont Steakhouse And Lounge Up For Grabs

The owner is giving away the business for the sake of the community

DELMONT, S.D. – It’s not uncommon for a business owner to decide to sell their shop, whether it be because of retirement or travel reasons, but it is uncommon for someone to give their business away. That’s what one Delmont man is doing with his steakhouse, and it’s all for the good of his community. For the past two years,…

Survey: Paid Interns More Likely To Land Jobs

Sioux Falls ad agency hosts "Meet, Greet & Repeat" to hire interns

Now more than ever, college students should sign up for paid internships.  Experts say making money while learning job skills can pay off a lot in the future. Friday afternoon, one Sioux Falls business started searching for its next batch of interns in a way applicants will never forget. A group of people meet in one place, looking to make…

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…

Snow Alert Issued In Sioux Falls

No parking on emergency snow routes

Snow is covering much of the Sioux Empire after Tuesday’s snowstorm.  Many cities are tackling the weather by issuing snow alerts.  That includes Sioux Falls. Crews are plowing busy streets and highways in the area.  In Sioux Falls, plows will clean up neighborhood streets once the snow stops falling and emergency routes are clear.  Drivers cannot park on emergency routes. …

Gov. Dayton Collapses During State of the State Address

Son says he is now doing fine

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his state of the state address Monday night. At the podium, Dayton had just taken a drink of water and appeared to be trying to compose himself.  He then began collapsing and those around him rushed to break his fall.  The 69-year-old Democratic governor came to a short time…

Elderly Woman Dies In Crash Outside of Platte

Police say driver lost control of vehicle, striking another car

CHARLES MIX COUNTY, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating after an elderly woman died in a car crash Monday morning near Platte. Police say a car was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 44, two miles east of Platte, around 11 a.m.  The driver, an 87-year-old woman, lost control of the car, crossed the center line and hit…

One Dead After Two Pickups Collide Near Canistota

A 26-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene

McCOOK COUNTY, S.D. – One man is dead and another is seriously hurt after two pickup trucks collide Monday morning. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. along South Dakota Highway 42, near mile marker 334, just southwest of Canistota in McCook County.  A Chevy pickup was driving west on Highway 42 when 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…