What a Four-Day School Week Looks Like

MARION, S.D.- More and more schools are considering switching to a four day week. In South Dakota, 34 of the 149 school districts have already made the change according to the South Dakota Department of Education. But what exactly does that look like? The Marion School District made the switch three years ago. They have four-day weeks, Monday through Thursday….

Marion Organization Buys School Supplies for Entire District

MARION, S.D.-It’s almost time for kids to go back to school, which means families are doing their back-to-school shopping. The price can add up quickly, so one organization in Marion is helping to make this year a little less stressful for parents.  At this year’s open house in the Marion School District, a weight has been lifted for the parents….

Marion Farmer Hurries to Help Calves from Flood Water

MARION, S.D. — Farmers are also feeling the effects of all this rain. Corn and soybean farmers are keeping a close eye on their fields. We caught up with couple who raise dairy cattle near Marion who are dealing with a challenge of their own trying to save their calves from the rising water. “We’ve never had this ever. Where we…

Iowa School District Settles Lawsuits Over Students’ Classroom Sex Abuse

MARION, Iowa (AP) – The Marion school district has settled lawsuits filed by three of four families who alleged that their children had been sexually abused by a 15-year-old classroom volunteer. District documents say each family received $600,000 for dropping their lawsuits against the district and the classroom teacher. Court documents say the families filed their dismissal actions in Linn…

Driver Killed In Semi-Truck Rollover North Of Marion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A driver of a semi-truck has died in a firey rollover crash about five miles North of Marion. Authorities were called to the site of the crash this afternoon at the intersection of 447th Avenue and County Road 21. The Turner County Sheriff’s office says a tanker carrying ethanol failed to negotiate a left-hand curve.  Investigators…