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Coffee Cart Program Helps Brew Independence in Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Friday mornings are extra special at one Sioux Falls elementary school. A new program that started this school year is not only helping teachers jump start their day, it’s also brewing an important sense of independence in some of the students. There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee to start the day off right and a…

DSU Debuts “Campus Watch” Program

       MADISON, S.D.- On college campuses across the country a big concern is safety, especially when students are out and about late in the evening. Staff at Dakota State University in Madison are taking a proactive approach to keep people safe. Juniors Nathan Kramer and Ezra Chona have always made it a top priority to look out for their friends…

Sioux Empire Dentists Offer Free Dental Work to Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several Sioux Empire dentists came together Saturday to provide free dental work to low income families. This is the fourth year the program Sioux Empire Smiles has offered this clinic to kids 18 or younger. It’s ran entirely by volunteers. Around 45 dentists, hygienists and helpers donated their time. The program director says this event is important…

Inside The World Of Imagenetics: Sanford Health To Open New Building

In 2014, T. Denny Sanford donated $125 million to establish the Imagenetics Program at Sanford Health. Three years later, the 100,000-square-foot building dedicated to the program is almost complete. If the video board on the outside doesn’t get your attention, one step inside the Imagenetics building on 22nd Street and Grange Avenue in Sioux Falls will. The center of the…

South Dakota County Plans Program To Keep Youth Out Of Jail

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A judge has approved a program that Davison County’s lead prosecutor hopes will keep more juveniles out of the court system. State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins says he’ll base the program off a model in New Jersey that directs youth away from the justice system while still holding them accountable for their actions. Judge Steven R. Jensen’s…

Sioux Falls School District Out For The Summer, But Meals Don’t Stop

The Sioux Falls School District serves around 15,000 meals to students every day throughout the school year. But what happens Monday when kids are out of class for the summer? For decades, the district has been providing summer meals to students when they may not otherwise have one. It’s the last day of school at Hayward Elementary in Sioux Falls….

New Program Helps VA Reach Out To At-Risk Vets

REACH VET Aimed At Preventing Suicides

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says they’re trying to reach at-risk veterans before it’s too late. The VA says 20 veterans die by suicide every day. Their new program called ‘REACH VET’ is aimed at providing preventative care and support before a Veteran even has suicidal thoughts. REACH VET analyzes existing data from Veterans’ health records to identify those…

Senior Living Community Opens Boxing Studio To Help Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

A senior living community in Sioux Falls is the first and only facility in South Dakota to feature a program aimed at helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease. The Inn on Westport opened a studio specifically for the program called ‘Rock Steady Boxing’. The nonprofit organization was started in 2006 by a patient in Indianapolis with early onset of the disease….

South Dakota To Receive Less Than Half The Average Number Of Refugees In 2017

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order imposing a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim Countries, and barring all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. So what does that mean for the resettlement process in South Dakota? Lutheran Social Services says South Dakota sees around 500 arrivals every year, but expects…

Sioux Falls Multi-Cultural Center To Host “Decadence In Chocolate” Fundraiser

The event helps fund their 19 community programs

A sweet pre-Valentine’s Day event is coming up this Saturday, where you can not only get your fill of chocolates and wine, you can also help raise money to support some programs in the community. The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls is hosting the 5th annual Decadence in Chocolate fundraiser. Roxie Kelly, assistant director at SFMCC, says they will have…