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Midwestern Shriners bring a little fun to the Sioux Falls area Video included

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Around 2,000 Shriners from all over the Midwest and Canada are in Sioux Falls this weekend for their summer session. More>>

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South Dakota ag officials cancel Russia trade trip

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A trade mission to Russia that was meant to center on beef genetics has been canceled because of uncertainties in the Russian market. More>>

Gettysburg woman uses blogging to help grieve loss of husband Video included

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Megan Fischer married the man of her dreams on May 12, 2014. Less than two months later, her life would change forever. More>>

Sioux Falls superintendent Homan will retire in 2015 Video included

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It was an announcement that caught many in education by surprise. Sioux Falls public school superintendent Pam Homan says she will leave her post at the end of this school year.

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Tidemann to ask Joop Bollen to speak on EB-5

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The chair of the state's Government Operations and Audit Committee says he plans to ask the man who formerly handled the state's role in an investment-for-green-card program to speak at its next meeting.
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Thune calls for Air Force Academy sex assaults review

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Two U.S. senators are calling for an outside investigation into how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to academy football coaches.
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Power back on in central Sioux Falls

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More than 1,700 Xcel energy customers in central Sioux Falls are in the dark due to a power outage. More>>

Fund established to help 4-month-old injured at daycare

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A fund has been established to help the 4-month-old who was hospitalized after being injured at a Sioux Falls daycare. More>>

Two hurt after tandem bicycle hit by SUV

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Two people were hurt after the tandem bicycle they were driving was hit by an SUV in Sioux Falls. More>>

Sioux Falls School District superintendent to retire

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The superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District has announced plans to step down from her position. More>>

Police charge Iowa woman who claimed daughter was sick

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An Atlantic, Iowa woman has been charged with child endangerment after police say she solicited money and widespread attention from the community by saying her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer when it turns out the girl isn't sick.
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Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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The Minnesota Vikings say they're adding another $19.7 million to their contribution to a new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.
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School adds bus route to offset lack of sidewalks Video included

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A Sioux Falls middle school is adding a bus route to try and cut down on the number of students walking home along a street. More>>

Tribal officer fired after stun gun incident

A police officer in western SD was fired for improperly using a stun gun A police officer in western SD was fired for improperly using a stun gun
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An Oglala Sioux police officer has been fired for improperly using a stun gun, and the police chief's job might also be in jeopardy.
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Sioux Falls woman arrested for stabbing

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One man was hospitalized late Thursday night after police say he was assaulted by a Sioux Falls woman.
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Free gate admission included in State Fair ticket

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Organizers of the South Dakota State Fair say tickets are still available for all grandstand acts, and any grandstand tickets bought by Wednesday will include free gate admission. More>>

Reporter sues over Benda death reports

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A South Dakota journalist is suing Attorney General Marty Jackley for more information about the death of former state economic development director Richard Benda.
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8th McCrossan Boys Ranch Xtreme Event Rodeo Saturday Video included

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The McCrossan Boys Ranch will host the 8th annual Xtreme Event Challenge Rodeo in Sioux Falls on Saturday. More>>

Minnesota town honors Jasper, Minn. man with ALS Video included

The entire community of Jasper, Minn. came together to not only raise awareness for ALS but to celebrate the life of one of their own, Glenn Bolkema who was diagnosed with ALS 12 years ago. The entire community of Jasper, Minn. came together to not only raise awareness for ALS but to celebrate the life of one of their own, Glenn Bolkema who was diagnosed with ALS 12 years ago.
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The entire community of Jasper, Minn. came together to not only raise awareness for ALS but to celebrate the life of one of their own, Glenn Bolkema who was diagnosed with ALS 12 years ago. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: Treating cancer patients closer to home Video included

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Living in a rural state means many people live plenty of miles from the nearest hospital or clinic. So for cancer patients getting the best treatment often means long road trips. However, programs like the McHale Institute Outreach are helping patients find treatment options even closer to home. More>>

Creative Scheduling Needed for Spanish Immersion at Robert Frost Video included

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The Spanish immersion program in Sioux Falls public schools is now in its 7th year. It's based out of two elementary schools; Rosa Parks and Robert Frost. At Robert Frost, they've had to get a little creative toaccommodatee all the students who are in the program.

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Hoven's temporary school is ready for the school year Video included

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It's been 3 months since a devastating fire destroyed Hoven's high school, but all summer long faculty and staff have been determined to keep Hoven's students in Hoven for this school year. More>>

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns that schools may be overreacting. More>>

Sutton named new CEO, president at Pierre hospital

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Pierre hospital has a new leader.Bob Sutton has been named CEO and regional president of Avera St. Mary's Hospital.  More>>

Sioux Falls man faces kidnapping, assault charges

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A 19-year-old Sioux Falls man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting his 17-year-old girlfriend. More>>

Iowa man accused of selling cocaine in candy store

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man faces federal charges for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of his candy store earlier this year. More>>

McGovern Middle School cafeteria honors his work feeding the hungry Video included

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Nearly 700 students and school staff members are busy adjusting to the new building, but one thing that is definitely getting notice is the school's cafeteria. More>>

American Cancer Society advocates tanning bed ban for kids under 18 Video included

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A new report from the American Cancer Society said cancer prevention in South Dakota lags behind other states. One policy it would like the legislature to consider is an all-out ban on tanning beds for kids under 18. KSFY News spoke with a local tanning bed operator about that proposed law. More>>

American Cancer Society sees South Dakota legislators as the key to spread awareness

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South Dakota ranks high in many areas, but the American Cancer Society says the state falls short when it comes to fighting cancer. More>>

Wildlife officials increase limits on Lake Yankton

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It's open season and then some for anglers on Lake Yankton.
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Sioux Falls store among 51 UPS locations exposed to virus

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Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states, including one in Sioux Falls.
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Police arrest man accused of kidnapping, assaulting girlfriend

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 Police have arrested a 19-year-old accused of assaulting and kidnapping his teenage girlfriend in Sioux Falls.
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Hot Harley Nights donates more than $172K to Make-A-Wish

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SIOUX FALLS - Organizers for Hot Harley Nights say the 2014 event raised $172,763.40 for Make-A-Wish South Dakota.The event's 19th iteration was held July 10-13 in Sioux Falls.Organizers say the total does not reflect the in-kind donations that total more than $174,000, as well as the time JL Harley-Davidson and local organizers invest organizing, planning and preparing for this large event. Over Hot Hot Night's 19 years, organizers say the event has raised more than two million dollars for M... More>>

Sutton named new CEO, president at Pierre hospital

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PIERRE - A Pierre hospital has a new leader. Bob Sutton has been named CEO and regional president of Avera St. Mary's Hospital. He replaces Paul Ebmeier, who has moved on to become vice president of strategy for Avera Medical Group. KCCR reports that Sutton is a 23-year resident of Pierre who joined Avera last year. He previously was president of the South Dakota Community Foundation based in Pierre. Sutton will manage Avera's clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities within the Pierre... More>>

Study names USD School of Law among nation's best values

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A law magazine has named the University of South Dakota of Law as the fifth "Best Value" law school in the nation. More>>

South Dakota DUI implied consent law ruled unconstitutional

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The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.
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Motorcyclist killed in accident in Watertown

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One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a pickup in Watertown Thursday morning. More>>

South Dakota falling behind on policies to prevent cancer, study finds

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South Dakota is falling short when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. More>>

Sioux Area Metro adds hundreds of new bus signs

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The Sioux Area Metro (SAM) recently completed the installation of more than 400 bus stop signs.
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Dutch royalty to attend opening of POET plant

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A bit of European royalty will visit northwest Iowa to as part of a grand opening ceremony for a new ethanol plant. More>>

Presentation gets shot at regaining accreditation

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The nursing program at Presentation College in Aberdeen is getting a shot at regaining its national accreditation. More>>

Transportation funding panel to meet in Pierre

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South Dakota lawmakers will take input next week in Pierre on the state's roads and bridges. More>>

Federal jury convicts man in large drug bust

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A federal jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug case that authorities say involved large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana. More>>

Judge rules on evidence in Pierre teen's trial

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A judge has ruled on what evidence can be presented during the upcoming trial of a Pierre teenager charged in adult court with killing another teen. More>>

Run and glow in the dark for the Children's Miracle Network, Saturday Video included

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Want to glow in the dark, run and raise money and awareness for the Children's Miracle Network? Sioux Glow 5K Run will be held Saturday in Sioux Falls. More>>

South Dakota Senate candidates debate money, priorities in Mitchell Video included

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Today all four candidates running for South Dakota's seat in the U-S Senate, Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and Independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie, debated at Dakotafest in Mitchell. More>>

No sidewalks by new Sioux Falls middle school Video included

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The newly opened McGovern Middle School was built near a few busy streets in Sioux Falls. It sits on Maple St. near Marion Rd. The problem is, there isn't anywhere for people to walk on those roads. Including students.  More>>

World 'appalled' by James Foley beheading, Obama says

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"The entire world is appalled" by ISIS's slaughter of American journalist James Foley, a visibly angry President Obama said today. More>>

Cedar Rapids man making props for major motion pictures Video included

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Making movie props for an upcoming Steven Spielberg film, that's what one Cedar Rapids engineer has been doing in his spare time the last few weeks. More>>

Sioux Falls busiest street is a surprise to many Video included

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If you've driven in Sioux Falls, you probably know how busy traffic can be at times. But do you know which Sioux Falls street is the busiest? The answer surprised most people KSFY News spoke with Wednesday.
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Hunger report released for Feeding South Dakota Video included

Hunger affects more people than you think. The group Hunger in America conducts the most comprehensive examination of hunger in the U.S. every four years. Their 2014 report, released on Wednesday, details how many South Dakotans are food insecure. Hunger affects more people than you think. The group Hunger in America conducts the most comprehensive examination of hunger in the U.S. every four years. Their 2014 report, released on Wednesday, details how many South Dakotans are food insecure.
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Hunger affects more people than you think. The group Hunger in America conducts the most comprehensive examination of hunger in the U.S. every four years. Their 2014 report, released on Wednesday, details how many South Dakotans are food insecure.  More>>

South Dakota groups form alliance against pipeline

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Several South Dakota groups opposed to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have combined forces. More>>

World 'appalled' by James Foley beheading, Obama says

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"The entire world is appalled" by ISIS's slaughter of American journalist James Foley, a visibly angry President Obama said Wednesday. More>>

South Dakota man sentenced over worker lead poisoning

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A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker safety standards after five workers he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho.
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All-session Summit League passes on sale

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All-session passes for the 2015 Summit League Basketball Championships in Sioux Falls, South Dakota went on sale Wednesday morning through the Phase 1 presale.
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Uranium mining company must release survey data

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A licensing board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that a mining company must release the results of a geological survey to opponents of its proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota. More>>

Man, daughter accused of locking man in grain bin

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A South Dakota man and his daughter from California face kidnapping charges after allegedly locking the woman's husband in a grain bin in Iowa following a domestic dispute More>>

Man charged with driving drunk with toddler in backseat

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A 23-year-old is facing DUI and child endangerment charges after allegedly driving to his girlfriend's place of work with a toddler in the backseat. More>>

Police: suspect attacks teen, tries to throw her in lake

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Sioux Falls police are looking for a suspect who allegedly assaulted his teenage girlfriend before attempting to throw her into a lake. More>>

Construction continues as traffic increases in east Sioux Falls

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With a new school year underway and construction projects in-progress, traffic has been heavier around work zones on Sioux Falls city streets. More>>

South Dakota ACT scores remain above national average

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South Dakota's ACT scores continue to be above the national average, even while an estimated 78 percent of the 2014 graduating class participated in the exam. More>>

Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

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A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
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UPDATE: Donald Neunaber autopsy results released

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Authorities have released the autopsy results of an 83-year-old Akron man whose body was found along with his wife's in their Akron home last month More>>

Rapid City teacher faces child porn charges

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A middle school teacher in Rapid City has been charged with possessing child pornography and fired from his job.
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Man convicted of murdering 2 people in Sioux City

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A 27-year-old Sioux City man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another.
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Howes man fined $10,000 for killing bald eagle

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A western South Dakota man avoided jail time but must pay more than $10,000 for killing an eagle. More>>

Rapid City arena plan might include fire stations

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A consultant is recommending that Rapid City include two new fire stations in a $180 million project to expand the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
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Man with 200 bags of heroin sentenced to prison

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A Sioux Falls man caught last year with more than 200 bags of heroin has been sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in prison on a federal drug charge.
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Ferguson protests come to Sioux Falls Video included

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 A group of more than 40 people gathered here in Sioux Falls tonight to protest Brown's death. 
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New unique taxi service possible in Aberdeen Video included

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Connie LaRocque has a husband, a brother and several close friends in wheelchairs. She knows just how difficult it can be for them to get access to transportation, and she is doing something about it.LaRocque wants to start her own taxi service for people with disabilities. More>>

Demolition driver hurt at Brown County Fair

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“I heard the flames in the back, and I looked over my shoulder, and flames actually came out of my helmet,” David Grote said. Grote is describing what happened to him during the demolition derby Sunday night at the Brown County fairgrounds.  More>>

Ex-South Dakota prosecutor pleads not guilty to child rape charges

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A former South Dakota county prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges. More>>

Sioux Falls daycare provider charged with injuring 4-month-old Video included

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A Sioux Falls daycare provider has been arrested after allegedly injuring a 4-month-old in her care. More>>

Ban on alcohol in Van Eps park moves forward

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The Sioux Falls Parks Board has unanimously approved an alcohol ban at Van Eps Park in Sioux Falls. More>>

Sioux Falls Business Journal Report: August 19 Video included

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This week's Sioux Falls Business Journal Report cover story focuses on the growing importance of online review sites for businesses in hospitality. Hotels and restaurants are reviewing sites such as Trip Advisor and Yelp daily to monitor and respond to comments.  More>>

Woodbury County considers more nurses at jail

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Woodbury County officials are considering whether to add more nurses to treat inmates at the jail, after its sheriff pleaded for more support. The county board met Tuesday to consider the proposal.
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90 percent of South Dakota students finished high school

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South Dakota's Department of Education has put out this year's report card on school performance. More>>

Noem, Robinson disagree on Keystone XL pipeline Video included

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U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and her democratic challenger in November's election Corinna Robinson disagree on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Democrats call for Daugaard, Rounds subpoenas

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South Dakota Democratic lawmakers are calling on a legislative committee to issue subpoenas for Gov. Dennis Daugaard, former Gov. Mike Rounds and others involved in the state's program that administered an investment-for-green-card program.
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Surveillance photos released from Sioux Falls casino robbery

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Police have released surveillance photos from a weekend casino robbery in Sioux Falls. More>>

Sioux Falls awards aquatic center bid to local firm

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Sioux Falls Construction will lead the construction of the new indoor aquatic center at Spellerberg Park. More>>

Suspects in Sioux Falls vandalism spree identified

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Three men have been arrested after police say they caused more than $21,000 in damage in a vandalism spree in Sioux Falls earlier this month. More>>

Teens plead guilty to manslaughter in Jordan LeBeau's death Video included

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Two Watertown teens have admitted to roles in killing a Sioux Falls man and injuring another after breaking into a home last December. More>>

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that he reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release, saying the club had agreed to donate to several groups that support gay rights. More>>

18th Dakotafest starts today in Mitchell

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 One of the nation's largest farm shows kicks off Tuesday in Mitchell. 

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Tribal officer under investigation for Taser use

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Federal law agencies are investigating whether an Oglala Sioux police officer improperly used a Taser on a man who was lying on the ground. More>>

Aid available for homes affected by severe weather

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The income eligibility for a state housing fund has been expanded to assist those affected by the June natural disasters in Jerauld, Lincoln and Union counties.
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Rapid City man gets life for killing pregnant girlfriend

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A 32-year-old Rapid City man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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Sanford looks to build hundreds of clinics in Ghana

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Sanford Health says it wants to open more than 300 clinics in Ghana in the next five years. More>>

Sioux Falls mom fighting to get sexual offenders away from school bus stops Video included

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The school year started Monday for students in Sioux Falls. Meaning lots of kids will be standing on the street waiting for the bus.  More>>

Survey: Bicycle Safety in Sioux Falls

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The City of Sioux Falls is conducting a survey on bicycling in the community. More>>

Attendance down at Iowa State Fair

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More than 1 million people went to the Iowa State Fair this year, but attendance was down. More>>

Minnesota's crops catch some much-needed rain

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Minnesota's crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week. More>>

Belle Fourche wants to keep hosting rodeo finals

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A western South Dakota town has announced it would like to extend its contract to continue hosting the state high school rodeo finals. More>>

Northwest Iowa manure spills leads to fish kill

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The Department of Natural Resources says a manure spill at a northwest Iowa dairy has likely caused the death of thousands of fish. More>>

Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in Nebraska cornfield

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Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. More>>

Board proposes name for creek in Minnehaha County

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A South Dakota board has proposed a name for a creek in Minnehaha County. More>>

Unemployment rate increases slightly in Iowa

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A state agency says Iowa's unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 4.5 percent. More>>

Experts wants more time to issue report on Minnesota sex offender program.

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Four court-appointed experts who are evaluating the Minnesota Sex Offender Program are asking a federal judge for more time to finish their work. More>>

Sioux Falls schools implement safer entryways Video included

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Eleven schools in the Sioux Falls School District are starting the year off a little safer. The front entrance to all of these schools has been modified to include a sign-in window for everyone entering or exiting the school. More>>

US Senate candidate Weiland enlists new adviser

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U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. More>>

Judge rules in favor of Myers for ballot change

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A federal judge ruled that independent gubernatorial candidate Michael Myers can change his running mate. More>>

Angie's List Report: Deck Staining Video included

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The best way to maintain your deck. More>>

First day of school brings many firsts for a Sioux Falls teacher Video included

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The first day of school means different things to parents, students and of course teachers. Many kids might be nervous about this day but KSFY News also spoke with one teacher experiencing what he calls first day of school jitters. More>>

Obama appears wary about National Guard in Ferguson

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President Obama appeared wary today about the National Guard being sent to Ferguson, Missouri, saying he urged the governor to ensure the troops were involved in a "limited" way. More>>

First day of school begins the last school year for one Sioux Falls teacher Video included

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School started today for more than 21,000 kids in Sioux Falls. However, the new school year is starting a whole new chapter for one Sioux Falls teacher. KSFY News caught up with a Hayward Elementary School teacher who's first day of school starts off her last year in the classroom. More>>

South Dakota Driver Licensing Program Director leaving

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The longtime director of South Dakota's Driver Licensing Program is leaving for a federal job. More>>

Board of Regents aims to boost Opportunity Scholarship

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The South Dakota Board of Regents is looking to increase funds allotted to students in the Opportunity Scholarship.
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Driver arrested for DUI, speeding near Sioux Falls school

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Just hours into a new school year, a driver was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding in a school zone in Sioux Falls. More>>

Driver in fatal bicycle accident cited

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The driver of the SUV that struck and killed a bicyclist in Sioux Falls in July is facing traffic citations in that accident. More>>

State updates guidelines for reduced-price meals

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Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education has announced the 2014-2015 policy for free milk or free and reduced price meals.
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Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case

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A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota's handling of foster care for American Indian children.
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Keeping safety in mind for a new school year Video included

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It is here, the first day of a new school year for 21,000 students with the Sioux Falls School District.  More>>

Wetland determination backlog concerns South Dakota farmers

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Some South Dakota farmers say it's taking the government too long to deal with requests for wetland determinations.... More>>

Missouri Governor deploys National Guard troops to Ferguson

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed an executive order this morning deploying the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson following a night of continued clashes between police and protesters in reaction to the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. More>>

Sioux Falls street safety effort prompts warnings

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Sioux Falls police targeted about two dozen people with warnings each day during the first week of a campaign aimed at enhancing safety on city streets.
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Wind Cave offering free tours Aug. 25

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Wind Cave National Park will be offering free tours Aug. 25 in honor of the 98th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service.
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New CEO of idled Aberdeen beef plant optimistic

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The new CEO of a beef plant that has sat idle in Aberdeen since 2012 is optimistic about the facility's future.
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Money seized from Sturgis Rally to help local law enforcement Video included

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally wrapped up earlier this month, but the South Dakota Highway Patrol announced they had more drug arrests this year and also seized more cash---a full $25,000 during the week-long rally.  More>>

SD celebrates statehood western style Video included

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This year is the state's 125th anniversary, and Sunday near Watertown thousands celebrated in western style. Joy Ranch, just west of Watertown, was the host, and the Ranch was crowded. More>>

South Dakota GOP urges Gant to accept Libertarian candidates

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Two Libertarian candidates for state-wide offices are at risk of being removed from the November ballot.  More>>

Illinois man found dead in the Black Hills

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CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old Illinois man who was reported missing in early August was found dead in the Black Hills National Forest. More>>

NSU pushing for Chinese cultural, language center

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Northern State University is moving forward with plans to create a Chinese language and cultural center that that will be the first of its kind in the Dakotas. More>>

Armed Robbery at Happy Jacks Casino

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Sioux Falls Police are investigating an armed robbery at Happy Jacks Casino on W. 12th Street that happened just before 1:00 am Sunday morning. More>>

Volleyball couple stops in SD on trip to every state

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A couple from Pennsylvania is attempting to play a volleyball match in every state; this Saturday, they stopped in Sioux Falls. More>>

Generosity & Thankfulness for Backpacks Video included

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 Kids in Sioux Falls go back to school this next week and for some families, that brings a financial burden.

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Brother honors his late twin brother with geocache Video included

Jon Eckrich, his identical twin Karl and their wives had their trip planned to Ireland in 1998. But they would never make it to Ireland. Just four days before they were supposed to leave, Karl had a skydiving accident -- passing away shortly after. Jon Eckrich, his identical twin Karl and their wives had their trip planned to Ireland in 1998. But they would never make it to Ireland. Just four days before they were supposed to leave, Karl had a skydiving accident -- passing away shortly after.
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Jon Eckrich, his identical twin Karl and their wives had their trip planned to Ireland in 1998. But they would never make it to Ireland. Just four days before they were supposed to leave, Karl had a skydiving accident -- passing away shortly after. More>>

Missouri governor declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. More>>

Wilder memoir to give gritty view of prairie life

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Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic view of frontier living. More>>

Woodbury County, Iowa hikes fee for juvenile offenders

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Woodbury County will now charge outside entities more to house young offenders at its juvenile detention center. Starting Aug. 24, the northwestern Iowa county will charge agencies $150 a day per young person, up from the current $100. The is move expected to generate an additional $100,000 a year for the county. Officials say the new rate is in line with what other facilities charge. One in Cherokee charges $150 per juvenile a day, and the center at Council Bluffs charges ... More>>

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