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>>
Megan Fischer married the man of her dreams on May 12, 2014. Less than two months later, her life would change forever. More>>
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.
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.
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.
More than 1,700 Xcel energy customers in central Sioux Falls are in the dark due to a power outage. More>>
A fund has been established to help the 4-month-old who was hospitalized after being injured at a Sioux Falls daycare. More>>
Two people were hurt after the tandem bicycle they were driving was hit by an SUV in Sioux Falls. More>>
The superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District has announced plans to step down from her position. More>>
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.
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.
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>>
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.
One man was hospitalized late Thursday night after police say he was assaulted by a Sioux Falls woman.
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>>
A South Dakota journalist is suing Attorney General Marty Jackley for more information about the death of former state economic development director Richard Benda.
The McCrossan Boys Ranch will host the 8th annual Xtreme Event Challenge Rodeo in Sioux Falls on Saturday. More>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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>>
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>>
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, S.D. (AP) - A 19-year-old Sioux Falls man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting his 17-year-old girlfriend. More>>
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque man faces federal charges for allegedly selling crack cocaine out of his candy store earlier this year. More>>
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>>
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>>
South Dakota ranks high in many areas, but the American Cancer Society says the state falls short when it comes to fighting cancer. More>>
It's open season and then some for anglers on Lake Yankton.
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.
Police have arrested a 19-year-old accused of assaulting and kidnapping his teenage girlfriend in Sioux Falls.
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>>
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>>
A law magazine has named the University of South Dakota of Law as the fifth "Best Value" law school in the nation. More>>
The South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that the state's implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement is unconstitutional.
One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a pickup in Watertown Thursday morning. More>>
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>>
The Sioux Area Metro (SAM) recently completed the installation of more than 400 bus stop signs.
A bit of European royalty will visit northwest Iowa to as part of a grand opening ceremony for a new ethanol plant. More>>
The nursing program at Presentation College in Aberdeen is getting a shot at regaining its national accreditation. More>>
South Dakota lawmakers will take input next week in Pierre on the state's roads and bridges. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
"The entire world is appalled" by ISIS's slaughter of American journalist James Foley, a visibly angry President Obama said today. More>>
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>>
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.
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>>
Several South Dakota groups opposed to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have combined forces. More>>
"The entire world is appalled" by ISIS's slaughter of American journalist James Foley, a visibly angry President Obama said Wednesday. More>>
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.
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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
Sioux Falls police are looking for a suspect who allegedly assaulted his teenage girlfriend before attempting to throw her into a lake. More>>
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'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>>
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
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>>
A middle school teacher in Rapid City has been charged with possessing child pornography and fired from his job.
A 27-year-old Sioux City man has been found guilty of killing two people and trying to kill another.
A western South Dakota man avoided jail time but must pay more than $10,000 for killing an eagle. More>>
A consultant is recommending that Rapid City include two new fire stations in a $180 million project to expand the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
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.
A group of more than 40 people gathered here in Sioux Falls tonight to protest Brown's death.
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>>
“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>>
A former South Dakota county prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to child rape charges. More>>
A Sioux Falls daycare provider has been arrested after allegedly injuring a 4-month-old in her care. More>>
The Sioux Falls Parks Board has unanimously approved an alcohol ban at Van Eps Park in Sioux Falls. More>>
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 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.
South Dakota's Department of Education has put out this year's report card on school performance. More>>
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and her democratic challenger in November's election Corinna Robinson disagree on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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.
Police have released surveillance photos from a weekend casino robbery in Sioux Falls. More>>
Sioux Falls Construction will lead the construction of the new indoor aquatic center at Spellerberg Park. More>>
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>>
Two Watertown teens have admitted to roles in killing a Sioux Falls man and injuring another after breaking into a home last December. More>>
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>>
One of the nation's largest farm shows kicks off Tuesday in Mitchell.
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>>
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.
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.
Sanford Health says it wants to open more than 300 clinics in Ghana in the next five years. More>>
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>>
The City of Sioux Falls is conducting a survey on bicycling in the community. More>>
More than 1 million people went to the Iowa State Fair this year, but attendance was down. More>>
Minnesota's crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week. More>>
A western South Dakota town has announced it would like to extend its contract to continue hosting the state high school rodeo finals. More>>
The Department of Natural Resources says a manure spill at a northwest Iowa dairy has likely caused the death of thousands of fish. More>>
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>>
A South Dakota board has proposed a name for a creek in Minnehaha County. More>>
A state agency says Iowa's unemployment rate rose slightly in July to 4.5 percent. More>>
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>>
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>>
U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland has enlisted a new campaign adviser. More>>
A federal judge ruled that independent gubernatorial candidate Michael Myers can change his running mate. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
The longtime director of South Dakota's Driver Licensing Program is leaving for a federal job. More>>
The South Dakota Board of Regents is looking to increase funds allotted to students in the Opportunity Scholarship.
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>>
The driver of the SUV that struck and killed a bicyclist in Sioux Falls in July is facing traffic citations in that accident. More>>
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.
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.
It is here, the first day of a new school year for 21,000 students with the Sioux Falls School District. More>>
Some South Dakota farmers say it's taking the government too long to deal with requests for wetland determinations.... More>>
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 police targeted about two dozen people with warnings each day during the first week of a campaign aimed at enhancing safety on city streets.
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.
The new CEO of a beef plant that has sat idle in Aberdeen since 2012 is optimistic about the facility's future.
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>>
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>>
Two Libertarian candidates for state-wide offices are at risk of being removed from the November ballot. More>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
A couple from Pennsylvania is attempting to play a volleyball match in every state; this Saturday, they stopped in Sioux Falls. More>>
Kids in Sioux Falls go back to school this next week and for some families, that brings a financial burden.
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 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>>
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>>
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>>