Sioux Falls

Citizens Voice Shooting Concerns at Town Hall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls Police have responded to 10 reports of gunshots on the city’s east side in the past two weeks. Two of those are believed to be gang related. This uptick has left residents feeling unsafe. Tuesday there was at a town hall meeting where police addressed concerns about all the recent gun crime. Hundreds of concerned neighbors showed up…

Concerns Over Plans for Bob’s Cafe Building

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was a longtime favorite in Sioux Falls. However, two years ago this month Bob’s Cafe closed its doors on West 12th street. The building is now under new ownership and some neighbors aren’t happy with the plans for it. When Dale Dachtler found out the old Bob’s Café building was still vacant, he jumped on the…

The Benefit of Local Partnerships

SD- Partnerships between local businesses can be beneficial for both companies. For two places around the Sioux Empire, they’re also using their partnership to try and help the environment.  In December, Escape 605 introduced axe throwing to Sioux Falls. Staff quickly realized they were going through a lot of target wood.  “A huge pile in our basement of boards that…

Olympian Visits Local Gymnastics Gym

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For over 30 years All American Gymnastics Academy in Sioux Falls has held a local gymnastics camp that’s motivated gymnasts not just across the Sioux Empire, but throughout South Dakota and even across the country.  With the 2020 summer Olympics only a year away, gymnasts are feeling even more driven and a visit from someone special at…

Austrian Boy’s Make-A-Wish Continues in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.- An Austrian boy is in South Dakota this week for his Make-A-Wish, which is to see what life is like on a farm. While here he’s been getting the full South Dakotan experience. Earlier this week we covered his trip to Ag PhD’s Field Day in Baltic. Saturday, he got to fulfill another one of his passions. …

Sanford International Champion Steve Stricker to Appear at Austad’s Golf

2020 Ryder Cup Captain will host autograph, photo session

As the second annual Sanford International PGA TOUR nears, we’re hearing more about who will be coming to Sioux Falls to not only play in the tournament, but also be here ahead of time to generate excitement about the event and the big names you’ll have a chance to get out and see play, firsthand. The latest – Steve Stricker,…

School Bus Driver Shortage in Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The school year is just weeks away, which means time is running out for the Sioux Falls School District to fill an important employment gap. Not teachers, but bus drivers. The race is on to find 30 more. Driving a school bus is the best start and end to Arthur Degelder’s day. “I enjoy the interaction with…

Organizers Say JazzFest was a Success Despite Challenges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-This weekend, hundreds gathered at Yankton Trail Park for the 28th annual Sioux Falls JazzFest. As organizers look back on the weekend they’re happy with the outcome. “Well for many reasons it was a rousing success,” said Trygve Fredrickson, Executive Director for Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society.  Folks were able to have fun and enjoy listening to…

JazzFest Delays Saturday Start Due to Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday’s storm in Sioux Falls caused JazzFest to delay its schedule. The event was supposed to start at noon, but it was pushed back to 3 p.m., so volunteers could clean up. Luckily organizers were prepared and had the stage, important electronics and gear covered with tarps. However, the wind did knock over tents and blew around items…

Update: Missing Sioux Falls Girl Found Safe

Update: 7:15 a.m. According to Sioux Falls Police Department on twitter, Autumn has been located safe in Sioux Falls. Original Story: Sioux Falls Police are asking for your help locating a missing 13-year-old girl. Autumn Brave is described as a Native American female, about 5’9″ tall, and weighing about 190 pounds. She was last seeing wearing a sheer white shirt,…

“Smart Home” Trend Happening in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- We’re in the digital age where everything is getting smarter. Not only do we have smartphones, now more people are opting for a “smart home.” Keith Coacher with Coacher Construction has been remodeling homes for 21 years. He says a lot has changed. “We’ve seen a lot of products come and go, so it’s just a test…

Local Mom Warns Against Skin Cancer Risks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s that time of year where more people are outside soaking in the sun. However, as the summer heat is ramping up one local woman is warning others about the dangers of the sun.  Deserae Honkamp is very careful when it comes to the sun. That’s because she was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma back in 2017.  “It’s…

State Lawmaker Criticizes Congressman Johnson’s Peace Corps Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A recent vote by South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is causing quite a “dust up” here at home. It concerns cutting funding for the Peace Corps. Now a state lawmaker and former Peace Corps volunteer is speaking out. “This is in Morocco, a few years ago, when I was setting up training and I was visiting the site…

Concerns Over Plastic Bags in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Millennium Recycling in Sioux Falls is no longer accepting plastic bags. Now one environmental group is pushing back against the use of plastic bags altogether.  Travis Entenman enjoys walking the trails and looking out at the Big Sioux River, but recently something caught his attention that has him concerned.   “Trees had plastic hanging from it. There was…