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Minnehaha County Commission Votes Against Opt Out

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In a four to one vote, the Minnehaha County Commission voted not to increase property taxes in the county for next year. Most of the county commissioners agreed Tuesday afternoon that the 2019 balanced budget is already set in stone, so there’s no need to worry taxpayers for now. If approved, homeowners would have paid about…

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…

Financial Advisers React To Recent Dow Jones Drops

Sioux Falls, S.D.- This week has been a stressful one for wall-street experts with the big drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. “Honestly, I think this is fairly normal, fairly predictable,” says Thompson Private Wealth President Ray Thompson. The Dow Jones dropped over one-thousand points on Thursday. At the beginning of the week, the Dow Jones also dropped over…

House Panel To Debate Lawmaker Pay Constitutional Amendment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee plans to debate a measure that would ask voters to give lawmakers a pay raise. The House State Affairs Committee is scheduled to take up the resolution Wednesday. Top lawmakers are sponsoring the measure that would set legislators’ salaries at one-fifth of the median income. U.S. Census numbers for 2015 show…

Out-Of-State Money Ban For Initiatives To Appear On Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s chief elections official has cleared a measure that would ban out-of-state fundraising for citizens’ initiatives to appear on the November ballot. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs’ office said Thursday the ballot question will be named Initiated Measure 24. The measure’s approval could be challenged. The initiative would prohibit contributions to ballot question committees from…

Police Investigating Convenience Store Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Officers were called to the Shop ‘N Cart near the intersection of 10th Street and Sycamore Ave. for reports of an armed robbery shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. An investigation revealed that a 40 to 50 year-old dark skinned male, approximately 5’6″ to 5’7″ with an average build, weighing 170-180 pounds, entered the business and demanded money….

Options For New Rapid City Arena Presented

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -The mayor of Rapid City is presenting options for replacing the community’s aging arena. Mayor Steve Allender says the outdated design and size of Barnett Arena has contributed to a decline in the “top tier” events that can generate revenue for the local economy. Allender says it comes down to two options. Remodel the current arena…

Company Gives $50K Donation Under New School Choice Law

PIERRE (AP)– A Sioux Falls company has given a $50,000 contribution to help South Dakota students attend private schools under a state-backed scholarship program. Michael VanErdewyk, CEO and chairman at ReliaMax, said Tuesday that helping students and their families with options to get the best education possible has always been the company’s top priority. Former Sen. Phyllis Heineman, who sponsored…

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Behind On Fundraising Goals

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has set a goal of $350,000. The fundraiser ends the afternoon of Christmas Eve, which is this Saturday, but the Salvation Army is far behind its goal. Major Tom Riggs says they’re over $100,000 behind, and he attributes the shortage to poor weather conditions and a “shorter” December. He says because Christmas Day falls…