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Kingswood Rummage sale begins; some sellers working for a cause

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No sound for Sioux Falls tornado siren test

No sound for Sioux Falls tornado siren test Video included

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It is starting to warm up and spring has finally arrived, but with that, comes severe weather. This morning the tornado sirens were tested, but many in the Sioux Falls area did not hear them. The Emergency Manager for Sioux Falls said it was a communication problem. And other than that they are not exactly sure why it happened. We all know what the tornado siren means - potentially dangerous weather approaching. On Wednesday South Dakota had a state-wide test for when the storms roll through.... More>>

Redfield family keeps local drive-in alive

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Catching a flick at a drive-in movie theater is almost a thing of the past.Several small town indoor theaters even have a hard time surviving.On easter day Redfield lost their cinema, and one local family was not about to let the town's drive-in close as well. “Our community is pretty small, and if it would close there is probably no chance it would open again, so we didn't want to see it close we wanted to continue to see it in our community,” Drive-in co-owner Stacey Marlow said. Painting, ... More>>

Wife of slain correctional officer holds prison officials responsible in court Video included

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A federal judge has heard from both sides in a case to determine if the South Dakota Department of Corrections is responsible for the murder of prison guard Ronald "RJ" Johnson.The court hasn't reached a decision yet. There's a few things the judge must consider first with this case. More>>

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The South Dakota High School Activities Association had its first reading Wednesday for a policy on transgender students.The policy would allow students to participate in activities according to their identified gender, not necessarily the gender listed on their records.Recently, a South Dakota transgender student was interested in competing in interscholastic activities. James Weaver with the South Dakota High School Activities Association told KSFY that at the time there was no transgender ... More>>

Traffic backed up on I-29 south of Sioux Falls

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Traffic is delayed near the Davis/Hurley exit on Interstate 29 after a crash in that area. More>>

South Dakota tribes take their KXL fight to Washington

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The president's decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL Pipeline may be months away, but South Dakota's tribes are joining with other Native American groups, landowners, and environmental advocates this week in demanding they not only be heard - but seen as well. And the spot they chose could hardly be more visible.It's a sight that wouldn't phase most South Dakotans, but in Washington D.C., tipi's, horses, and headdresses stand out.Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance - tribal mem... More>>

KSFY Newsmakers: Pastor Adam Weber talks Embrace Church's growth Video included

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We are debuting a new segment on KSFY.com called KSFY Newsmakers. We will present conversations with interesting people and their thoughts on what is happening in the world around us.
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LaPlante will leave tribal relations post this summer

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante, the Secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations, is resigning from his position, effective Aug. 1. More>>

Fair Housing program aims to educator renters, landlords

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Renters and landlords both have rights, and the Sioux Falls Community Development Department wants everyone to know what those rights mean.

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Family displaced after Tea house fire

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A family of four is without a home after a house fire early this morning.

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Man charged for using hammer in fight

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A Sioux Falls man is in jail hitting a man with a hammer during a fight last night. More>>

HBO shows coming to Amazon ... not Netflix

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Non-HBO subscribers will soon be able to watch some of the network's old TV shows, like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire," on Amazon Prime's streaming video service. More>>

Klu Klux Klan hands out flyers in Hill City

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On Easter morning people in Hill City woke to find flyers from the Klu Klux Klan in front of their homes. More>>

South Dakota high school group considers transgender policy

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The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a policy on transgender students. More>>

Arguments set in Sioux Falls prison guard killing lawsuit

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A federal judge is hearing arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a South Dakota State Penitentiary guard slain by inmates three years ago. More>>

One person dies as violent protests flare in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach

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Protesters burned barricades and police blocked streets as clashes flared in Rio de Janeiro's beachside neighborhood of Copacabana on Tuesday night. One person was killed. More>>

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

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A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said. More>>

Quentin Tarantino loses first round of script lawsuit with Gawker

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A lawsuit filed by Academy Award winning screenwriter and celebrated director Quentin Tarantino against the Gawker website for linking to a script for a future movie project was dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge. More>>

First Lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

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Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.
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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

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Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal. More>>

Object of interest washes ashore amid search for missing flight 370

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An unidentified object washed ashore in Australia today, and investigators are trying to determine whether it is related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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South Dakota tribe invokes treaties against new uranium mine

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The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is invoking federal treaties and international agreements in protest of a proposed uranium mine in the western part of the state. More>>

Live WWII hand grenade causes stir at Rapid City pawn shop Video included

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A woman caused a stir at a Rapid City pawn shop when she brought in two items her husband had collected while serving in the Philippines during World War II. More>>

5 things to know this morning

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. Supreme Court deals blow to affirmative actionBy a 6-2 majority, the court declares that state voters can outlaw using race as a factor in college admissions.2. Pro-Russian gunmen hold American journalist hostageVice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky was kidnapped in Ukraine's eastern city of Slovyansk.3. South Korean captain's image at odds with handling of disasterOne colleague calls ferry ... More>>

Pancake Days underway at Sioux Falls Convention Center

Pancake Days underway at Sioux Falls Convention Center

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It is that time of year again for one of the most popular and beloved pancake events in Sioux Falls.  More>>

FBI: Vahey molested at least 90 students

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They say William James Vahey is a suspected serial child molester, who began the acts in the early 70's. More>>

Ranch uses horses to help mental health

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Joy Nelson owns the ranch, and her horses have been used by guests of the ranch for over 12 years. Now, with the help of equine specialist Carmen Werning, people will be able to improve their mental health on a whole new level."This is just another part of service that we can provide for people that may want to do equine assisted learning, or it could be psychotherapy with people that may really be struggling whether it's mental, or addictions," equine specialist, Carmen Werning said.The prog... More>>

Summit League basketball championships bring more than $8 million to Sioux Falls

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The 2014 Summit League Basketball Championships contributed an estimated $8.52 million in total business sales to the Sioux Falls economy, according to a new economic impact report from the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Volga pastor thanks Hamlin Co. sheriff's deputy for saving his life Video included

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A Volga pastor thanks a Hamlin County sheriff's deputy for saving his life. The pastor and his son were playing with a football at Lake Poinsett Monday morning when the ball went into the lake, along with the father and his son. More>>

Suspects in Sioux Falls robbery three young teens Video included

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Sioux Falls Police are looking for three white teenage boys between 13 and 14-years-old.Just after 1 Tuesday morning, the Cubby's convenience store at 49th and Western was robbed at gunpoint.According to the clerk, two of the suspects had guns and were each wearing a dark colored cloth or bandana covering their faces.He told police he believes the suspects are 13 or 14 because of their voices and height.Both Sioux Falls Police and the director of the Minnehaha County Regional Detention Center... More>>

FBI seeks victims of 'prolific' international child predator

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An alleged child predator who taught at schools across the world for more than four decades may have more victims, and the FBI is trying to track them down, the agency's Houston bureau said Tuesday. More>>

Iowa woman arrested after child falls from window

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A Manchester woman has been arrested after her toddler fell from a second-story apartment window. More>>

South Dakota tribe's park expansion for bison irks ranchers

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Range land outside of the south unit of Badlands National Park has become contested territory. More>>

Police investigating death of Iowa man

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Police in Iowa are investigating the death of an Ocheyedan man.
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Sioux Falls dancers will compete at dance team world championships

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Thirty five local Sioux Falls dance students from Champion Legacy Dance Academy have qualified to compete at the 2014 USASF Dance Team World Championships in Orlando Florida this weekend.
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Iceberg twice the size of Atlanta is on the move

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(CNN) -- A massive iceberg with an area almost twice the size of Atlanta is moving into the ocean off Antarctica and could threaten shipping during the Antarctic winter, scientists say.
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Iowa State says data breach could affect thousands

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Iowa State University has reported a data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of nearly 30,000 people enrolled at the school over a 17-year period. More>>

Minnesota man accused of murdering teens who entered his home

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The trial against a 65-year-old man accused of murdering two teens who entered his home is underway in Minnesota, stirring debate about how far people can go in defending their homes.
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Gas prices down slightly in South Dakota

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The statewide average for regular gasoline in South Dakota has dropped a penny over the last five days to $3.55 a gallon, AAA says.

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Minnesota court rules IQ shouldn't keep father from daughter

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals says a father's mental impairment shouldn't keep him from having a relationship with his daughter. More>>

State, FEMA pay $20 million for west river blizzard recovery

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South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award more than $20 million to Grand Electric Cooperative for damages caused by October, 2013, blizzard. More>>

Power restored in central Sioux Falls

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Hundreds of people in central Sioux Falls were without power this morning. More>>

Local company honors co-worker in Boston Marathon by matching his miles Video included

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A Sioux Falls business found a unique way to support one of their own running in the Boston Marathon. More>>

Rapid City Council OKs texting-while-driving ban

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The Rapid City Council has approved a ban on texting while driving that is stricter than state law. More>>

Beach Boys coming to Sioux Empire Fair

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This just in -- everybody's going surfin' this summer at the Sioux Empire Fair. More>>

Retired justice proposes changes to Constitution

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In his new book, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for no fewer than six changes to the Constitution, two of which are directly related to guns. Others would abolish the death penalty, make it easier to limit spending on elections and rein in partisan drawing of electoral districts.
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Netflix to increase subscription prices

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Netflix prices are going up. More>>

Flight 370: More than 45 days into the search, here come the lawyers

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A month and a half ago -- 46 days -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished over the southern Indian Ocean. More>>

North Korea steps up activity at its nuclear site, South says

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North Korea has stepped up activity at its main nuclear test site, possibly preparing to carry out a fourth underground blast, South Korea said Tuesday. More>>

Iowa woman gets prison for beating 6-year-old

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A day care provider has been sent to prison for beating a 6-year-old girl in Davenport. More>>

How did teen survive flight inside plane's wheel well?

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It’s still unclear how a 15-year-old teenager stowed away inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines 767 and survived amid the high altitude, frigid temperatures and low oxygen as the plane flew for more than five hours.
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South Dakota deputy called a hero after lake rescue

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A Hamlin County deputy came to the rescue when a father and son fell into Lake Poinsett while trying to retrieve a football. More>>

Sioux Falls police looking for teens who robbed store at gunpoint

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Sioux Falls police are looking for three teenagers who robbed a Sioux Falls gas station at gunpoint early this morning and then drove off in a silver Ford Freestyle. More>>

Annual McCrossan Boys Ranch fundraiser, Thursday

Annual McCrossan Boys Ranch fundraiser, Thursday

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The annual McCrossan Boys Ranch Banquet Auction is Thursday, April 24th. It's the biggest fundraiser event for the ranch, which serves at-risk youth with various programs throughout the year. More>>

Historic depots a big part of Aberdeen

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Over a hundred years ago Aberdeen was the hub for transportation in Northeastern South Dakota, hence its nickname “the Hub City.” By 1886, nine different railways ran through the city. Four depot stations were built in the early 1900’s and all four still stand today. The one in the worst shape today was built in 1907 by the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. In order to preserve some of this depot, construction crews tore down the whole west side of the building. Many Aberdeen residents reme... More>>

Replacement ignition parts arrive for some GM recall customers

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General Motors recall replacement parts have to be ordered based on each car's VIN number. It's something GM car owners should check to see if they're affected as soon as possible.
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Delays on northbound I-29 Monday afternoon

Delays on northbound I-29 Monday afternoon

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The Department of Transportation is urging motorists to consider an alternate route this afternoon if traveling on northbound I-29 at Exit 80 for Madison Street. Traffic has been reduced to one lane and congestion and delays are expected to occur during the evening rush hour. Crews needed to make emergency repairs to a failed drop inlet grate located in the outside lane which is now closed to traffic. Motorists should expect delays and be prepared to stop well in advance of the work zon... More>>

Aberdeen man enters double armed robbery plea

Aberdeen man enters double armed robbery plea

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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - An Aberdeen judge set bond at $10,000 for a man arrested for two armed robberies. Christian Cabrera-Ascenio, of Aberdeen, is charged with felony counts of aiding and abetting the robbery of Fresh Start Credit Sales and aiding and abetting attempted robbery of Lafayette Casino. Both crimes were reported March 18. Cabrera-Ascenio pleaded not guilty Monday. The 27-year-old is also charged in a separate case with witness tampering for allegedly having contact with one of the... More>>

Angie's List Report: Wedding on a Budget Video included

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How to say "I do" on a budget. More>>

Two Sioux Falls stores fail alcohol compliance check

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The department visited 24 businesses.  Twenty-two passed the check.  More>>

Aberdeen freight depot being demolished Video included

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Demolition has begun on an old freight depot in Aberdeen. More>>

Paul McCartney to perform at Target Field in August

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McCartney's August 2 show at Target Field in Minneapolis, will be both his first ever at the ballpark and the latest in a long and storied history with the Twin Cities. More>>

Police investigate fatal club shooting in Mankato

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Mankato police are trying to determine if there was more than one shooter responsible for the chaotic scene outside a club early Easter morning that left one dead and three others injured.
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Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Oscar Mayer Wieners

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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
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Sioux Falls home damaged by grill fire

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A Sioux Falls home was damaged by fire after an outdoor cookout last weekend. More>>

New exhibition opens at historical society museum

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The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society has debuted a new exhibition that showcases the work of Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte. The exhibition is on display at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. It includes 50 original and reproduced works. A reproduction of Amiotte's "Wounded Knee 3" collage is part of the exhibition. The original piece is part of a traveling collection currently on display at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Jay Smith is the director of historical society... More>>

Earth Day Cleanup Tuesday along US Highway 12

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The Leadership Partners of North Central South Dakota are asking for help with the Earth Day Cleanup on Tuesday. The group plans to clean up a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 from the west side of Selby to the west side of Mobridge, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those wishing to participate can join the effort at the Selby Motel at 2 p.m., at Hogies in Glenham at 4 p.m. or at the Alco in Mobridge at 6 p.m. Times may vary slightly depending on the number of volunteers participating. More>>

App to track allergy season

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Unfortunately, this season is not looking good. But there is a different way you can track the season this year and it is by using your phone.
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Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Emergency Care for RSV Scare Video included

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What would you do if your toddler was having trouble breathing? RSV is a very scary condition that puts hundreds of kids in the hospital every year. But getting quick emergency care can help relieve parent stress as well as a child's symptoms. More>>

Man injured in motorcycle crash near Baltic Video included

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A man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash near Baltic, according to Minnehaha County authorities. More>>

Minnesota runners head to Boston in unity, tribute

Minnesota runners head to Boston in unity, tribute

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More than 600 Minnesota marathoners will line up for the start of the Boston Marathon this year, including 212 who ran last year and say they're going back to finish what they started. More>>

Law enforcement searching for missing Rapid City inmate

Law enforcement searching for missing Rapid City inmate

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Department of Corrections staff members and local law enforcement are searching for a missing state prison inmate in Rapid City. More>>

Woman dies in rock climbing incident in SD

Woman dies in rock climbing incident in SD

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Authorities say a 39-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while rock climbing in western South Dakota... More>>

Red Door Church holds large Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday

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Easter weekend is here and thousands in Sioux Falls were up early Saturday morning to celebrate it.  More>>

O'Gorman H.S. students to perform "Shrek, the Musical"

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"Shrek" The Musical is coming to Sioux Falls by way of students at O'Gorman High School. More>>

Drivers frustrated with road construction

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Road construction is in full swing in Sioux Falls. Another round of improvements are underway along Russell Street. More>>

After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA

After long wait, ranchers find relief from USDA

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After a devastating blizzard killed thousands of cattle in October, South Dakota lawmaker and rancher Gary Cammack wondered whether his state's ranching community could recover. More>>

Sioux Falls Storm tackles child abuse, Saturday night

Sioux Falls Storm tackles child abuse, Saturday night

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and in honor of it, the Sioux Falls Storm plans to spread awareness at Saturday night's game against the Wyoming Calvary.The Storm is partnering with Children's Inn, Waterbury Heating and Cooling, Coleman and Fluxxr to raise awareness about Child Abuse.The event will seek to fulfill three main goals: to raise awareness, to encourage strong families in the Sioux Empire and to raise money for the Children's Inn.Children's Inn offers shelter, crisis... More>>

Vikings to add another $1.2M to stadium project

Vikings to add another $1.2M to stadium project

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility's west end and for other video-related upgrades.The funding was approved Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It brings the total cost of the project from $975 million to $976.2 million.The team had initially agreed to contribute $477 million to the project. In November, the Vikings agreed to put up $26.4 million in contingency funds.... More>>

SD lottery offers losing tickets a second chance

SD lottery offers losing tickets a second chance

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Lottery has announced a second chance game for players with losing scratch-off tickets.The program, called Play it Again, will launch next Wednesday. Members of the Lottery Players Club can enter non-winning tickets in an online drawing.Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says other states have similar games and gamers have asked for it in South Dakota. Lingle says second chance opportunities extend the length and value of games.The first game in the pr... More>>

Railroad group says $1 million pledged locally

Railroad group says $1 million pledged locally

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota organization that helps raise money for railroad rehabilitation says more than $1 million has been committed locally to help match a federal grant for which the state is applying.Rails to the Future says the state is seeking $12.6 million in a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The state wants to rehab the state-owned railroad from Chamberlain to Presho.The entire project is estimated to cost $29 million. Earlier this month... More>>

Big Sioux Falls bar fight ends with three people in custody Video included

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Three men are in custody after a large bar fight in Sioux Falls. More>>

Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

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Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Sherpa guides 'backbone' of Mount Everest expeditions

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Nepal's Sherpa guides know what it's like to be on top of the world. More>>

Should you use self-defense to protect yourself? Video included

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The city's second murder for the year has some people worried about their protection.Many times women are attacked by someone they know.In the recent murder of a Sioux Falls woman, police say the suspect More>>

First ticket sales for Denny Sanford Premier Center Video included

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Eric Church fans lined up for the first public ticket sales for any event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. More>>

Knife found in Hansen murder a major break in the case for Sioux Falls Police Video included

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This week saw Sioux Falls second murder of the year. The police department says it now has a tight case. Thursday night, they found the murder weapon. More>>

Mustangs hit Sioux Falls streets to celebrate milestone Video included

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If you were out and about in Sioux Falls Thursday night, you might've noticed a lot of muscle cars on the road. More>>

Ferry captain arrest sought for leaving bridge at critical time

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The black keel of the stricken ferry that has jutted above the water since the ship sank with hundreds of people on board slipped below the surface today as hope for survivors dwindled. More>>

Kadoka man killed south of Phillip

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A Kadoka man died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 73 about five miles south of Philip today. More>>

Absentee voting begins in South Dakota

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Military and overseas voters have the option of using a new system called iOASIS.  It turns a 60 day process into less than a 5 minute transaction.
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Public gives a "thumbs-up" to Christian theme movies Video included

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Instead of sitting in a church pew this Good Friday, many people may find themselves in a different seat. Right now movie theaters are offering several Christian flicks, and people are taking advantage. More>>

Long line for Eric Church tickets

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Eric Church fans showed up in force to buy tickets for the country music star's performance at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.Tickets went on sale Friday morning, and a long line formed at the arena More>>

Vermillion man dead in two-vehicle crash

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A Vermillion man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in southeastern South Dakota. More>>

Easter display for Make A Wish

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A Sioux Falls family is using an Easter Display to help raise money for the Make A Wish foundation of South Dakota. More>>

Man in custody after 3-hour standoff in Rapid City

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Charges are pending against a 37-year-old Rapid City man arrested after a standoff with police that lasted more than three hours. More>>

SD family recognized for conservation efforts

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Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recognized a South Dakota family for its conservation efforts. More>>

Progressive slot machines unveiled in Deadwood

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Special slot machines linked to machines in another state to provide much larger jackpots are now available in Deadwood. More>>

Petition to change Sioux Falls schools start date Video included

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Some parents are picking up where the legislature left off -- starting a petition to get the Sioux Falls School District's school start date changed. More>>

Raven Industries adds green rooftop to its environmentally friendly design Video included

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Over the past three years, the Raven Industries Headquarters in downtown Sioux Falls have undergone some major renovations, all in an effort to make the building more environmentally friendly. More>>

Green building projects account for small portion of new development Video included

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At the end of 2013, only 32 commercial buildings in South Dakota were LEED certified. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography

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It takes years of training before a radiologist can detect breast cancer on a mammogram. Would you know what to look for? With the latest in mammogram technology, that picture is becoming clearer, even for the untrained eye. More>>

Sioux Falls police find murder weapon used in Hansen's death

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Police found the weapon used in Sioux Falls' second murder of the year.  More>>

Aberdeen keeps historic downtown alive Video included

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History is something every city likes to have in its downtown, and Aberdeen is no different. Its city hall, built in 1913, is getting a facelift. In order for this to happen, city workers needed somewhere else to go. For the past 4 months they have been working in another historic building, the old Central High School.



 
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Brandon elementary students 'pay it forward' Video included

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A group of fifth graders at Fred Assam Elementary in Brandon were each given $5 and had to write about what they did with the money -- but they didn't do what you would expect. More>>

Memorial fund opened for Sioux Falls murder victim Video included

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Police released new details today in Sioux Falls' second murder of the year. More>>

South Dakota gets nearly $310K for specialty crop grants

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota this year is getting nearly $310,000 for grants to develop specialty crops. More>>

Suspect in custody in Sioux Falls drug bust

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A Sioux Falls man is facing felony drug charges after police say they found more than two pounds of marijuana and ten ounces of marijuana in his home. More>>

Bond set at $1 million for man charged in Sioux Falls murder

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It was over drugs, police say. Brenda Lynn Hansen, 53, is dead, murdered by a man she knew, but wasn't romantically involved with, because he wanted her Oxycontin pills. More>>

This year's Sioux Falls JazzFest will be 'Bad to the Bone'

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers will team up with Gary Clark Jr. as headliners at the 2014 JazzFest. More>>

Suspect in Pierre standoff being arraigned

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An Eagle Butte man is scheduled to enter a plea to a state attempted murder charge stemming from a standoff with law officers last October. More>>

Two Sheldon residents behind bars

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An 11 month long joint investigation between the Sheldon Police Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office into the 05-14-13 fire which destroyed the Buddz's Sports Bar and Grill in Sheldon, Iowa, has resulted in the arrest of two Sheldon residents on charges of arson. More>>

South Dakota jailer set for September trial on rape charge

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A South Dakota jailer accused of raping a female inmate is scheduled to stand trial in early September. More>>

More Wagner residents indicted on meth charges

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Authorities are continuing efforts to crack down on the methamphetamine trade on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in southeastern South Dakota. More>>

North Dakota town reacts after sex offender moves in from South Dakota

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The City Council in the southeastern North Dakota community of Hankinson has given initial approval to a sex offender ordinance after an offender moved to town from South Dakota. More>>

Neighbors react to southwest Sioux Falls murder Video included

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Sioux Falls has seen its second murder of 2014 and again, the victim is a woman in her 50's. More>>

Revolutionary "NeuroLens" technology developed in South Dakota Video included

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The symptoms are quite common - you get sleepy while reading a book or your eyes feel gritty and burn. Suddenly, you've got a headache, which a local optometrist specifically calls an eyeGraine.

 
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Three takes on working death sentence trial Video included

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All four men have been convicted in grisly murders, but deciding whether the death penalty is appropriate is a difficult job. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Training for Spine Trauma Video included

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We tend to learn best from experience and getting a hands on lesson to what we've read and studied. In the medical field it's no different. So how do you treat and simulate a spinal cord emergency? It starts with a simple tackle. More>>

South Dakota 125th: How your hometown can be a Statehood Celebration Community Video included

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Today, Governor Daugaard announced communities statewide are being urged to develop their own community based celebration to honor the state's upcoming 125th anniversary in November. More>>

Skyforce clinch series over Canton; Play Ft. Wayne next Video included

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Sioux Falls, S.D. (April 14, 2014) – The fourth-seeded Sioux Falls Skyforce (31-19) will play the top-seeded Fort Wayne Mad Ants (34-16) in the semifinals of the 2014 NBA Development League Playoffs. More>>

SoDak Stories: Bickering Brothers Distillery

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Family businesses aren't easy. Plus, typical business partners don't show up to family dinners. In this month's SoDak Story Paige Pearson meets the Bickering Brothers.

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Major road projects ramping up Monday in Sioux Falls Video included

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Traffic delays are to be expected for all three projects. More>>

Minneapolis venues will soon offer free earplugs

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Company president Brian Felsen says the goal is to make hearing protection as accessible as possible. More>>

Avera Medical Minute ASL: Saved by Strangers Video included

Dr. David Ashpole points out the complete blockage that caused Nancy Karlen to collapse at the grocery store Dr. David Ashpole points out the complete blockage that caused Nancy Karlen to collapse at the grocery store
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Do you know CPR? Or would you know what to do if you saw someone collapse at the park or in the grocery store? Those questions became a reality for an Aberdeen woman who is alive today thanks to a few 'Good Samaritans.' More>>

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: Researching the human genome Video included

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Last Fall we introduced you to the rare partnership that Avera has with genetics research in the Netherlands. Now we'll give you a closer look at the research being done. More>>

Taking a look at Sioux Falls' ballot measures

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We are nine days away from a city-wide election in Sioux Falls. Tuesday, April 8 -- voters will have a few decisions to make. 


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Avera Medical Minute AHH: the saturated fat debate

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There are foods that are good for you and then there are foods that aren't so good for you, but taste incredible.  So what do you do? Well, a new study suggests your favorite foods might not be so bad. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AQoP: Always open for emergencies Video included

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Heart attacks and traumas are often the focal point of emergency room stories, but for every critical story there are dozens of others that highlight the skills of the ER team. there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes being done to ensure that the ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Tribal members suspect Lower Brule not invested in KXL fight

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President Obama has a big decision to make. Will he approve the Keystone XL Pipeline or not? If South Dakota's Native American tribes have their way, the answer will be no. But members of one Tribe suspect More>>

Camp brings a face to South Dakota Tribes' KXL fight

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For years, Native American tribes have been vocal in their opposition to the project. Now, resistance to the pipeline is moving from rhetoric to the physical realm. More>>

Huether, Jamison debate on KSFY Video included

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Monday on KSFY Television, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether and challenger City Councilman Greg Jamison debated several issues facing the City of Sioux Falls.
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Avera Medical Minute ASH: Changes coming for Nutrition Labels Video included

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They are on every package of every food item. Nutrition facts. But when it comes to meals and snacks not everyone in the Northern Lights Cafe at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital pays attention to this guide."I More>>

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: donor breast milk depot comes to South Dakota Video included

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Avera McKennan is now a breast milk depot or collection site and all that screened donors need to do to donate is visit Plaza Two. More>>

Possible power outages during electric construction

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Southeastern Electric Co-op says Sioux Falls' growing population is the main reason behind this expansion. More>>

Search for missing inmate

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He is serving sentences for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Grand Theft out of Minnehaha County. More>>

Families displaced after Sioux Falls apartment fire

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Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to the call at the Arnold's Park Apartments about 1 p.m. and smoke and flames were coming from the second floor. T More>>

Elevator on fire in Howard

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Crews from Howard, Canova and Fedora spent much of Thursday evening fighting a fire at the elevator in Howard. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AQoP: counseling help for managing diabetes Video included

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If you were diagnosed with diabetes would you know what to do next to get your health in check? Well if you're looking for answers and live in Mitchell, help is not far away. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: Getting athletes back in the game Video included

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You may not know it but March is National Athletic Training Month and a little bit of the spotlight should be shed on the guys and gals who sit at the end of the bench. More>>

East Sioux Falls mobile home destroyed by fire

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Titus says everyone was already outside when firefighters arrive, however the family was trying to find their dogs. More>>

Avera Medical Minute ASL: Lucky to be alive after farm accident Video included

Jim Pray looks up at the grain bin that he fell off of during the harvest Jim Pray looks up at the grain bin that he fell off of during the harvest
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South Dakota's regional hospitals are one of the state's best kept secrets. Even with the state's rural landscape, in an emergency, top notch care is readily available. Because of this commitment to quality care, one Groton man says it's the reason he's alive. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AHH: Burning away that stubborn belly fat Video included

Ann Haight works out at Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping Ann Haight works out at Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping
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Are you carrying around a six-pack or a keg? For many Americans stubborn belly fat is a growing problem, but is too much tummy bad for your health? One Sioux Falls woman decided she'd had enough of her flabby belly. More>>

Lawmakers weigh in on texting ban compromise

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The bill endorsed Thursday by the negotiating committee does not prevent local governments from passing their own texting bans. More>>

Avera Medical Minute AMcK: Living life despite kidney failure

Marie Eidem disinfects her home dialysis kit for her acute kidney failure Marie Eidem disinfects her home dialysis kit for her acute kidney failure
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The ideal solution for chronic kidney failure is a kidney transplant but while they wait, all patients go on dialysis. It's a life changing diagnosis but this blood filtering process is becoming less restrictive. More>>

Americans aboard missing plane Identified from flight manifest

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Malaysia Airlines previously reported that one of the Americans on board the flight was an infant. More>>

Oil slicks found in sea during search for missing plane

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There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner. More>>

Threat leads to early dismissal in Spencer

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The exact wording of the note is unknown at this time, but school officials tell The Daily Reporter that it threatened students and faculty.
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Who Reigns the Hardwood Video included

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In this half hour special, KSFY Sports Director Erik Thorstenson and KSFY Sports Anchor Matt Peterson look at some of the top players and top teams. More>>

KSFY News & Argus Leader to host Sioux Falls mayoral debate

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The debate will air live on Monday, March 31, one week before voters head to the polls.



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Does It Work? Potato Express Video included

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It's a microwave potato cooker. More>>

Former SDSU student sentenced for HIV exposure

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Colaites in January admitted to not using a condom during consensual sex with another student who did not know Colaites is HIV-positive. More>>

Angie's List Report: Run Flat Tires Video included

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Spare tires have been replaced by run flat tires. More>>

Getting a better understanding of concussions in football

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Behind the glory of football there are the scars and bruises, some visible, some not. We still have much to learn about the health risk football puts on it's players, but some of the biggest strides in research are happening on South Dakota's fields. More>>

Does It Work? WOW Cup Video included

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The WOW Cup claims to be a spill free drinking cup like no other, but does it work? More>>

Does It Work? GripGo

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GripGo is a universal car phone mount that is supposed to firmly hold your phone and yet easy to peel off. More>>

Angie's List Report: Home Buyers Heartache Video included

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How to avoid all those things that can be problems when buying a house. More>>

Three seriously injured in Minnehaha County crash

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Trooper Wosje says that alcohol was not a factor. He also confirms that the juvenile driver of the Buick was not texting or using his phone at the time of the crash. More>>

Exploring the possibilities of pot on Pine Ridge

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A committee will ask whether people support medicinal marijuana, recreational marijuana, or no marijuana at all. More>>

Angie's List Report: Light Bulb Changes Video included

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Incandescent bulbs are soon going to be a thing of the past. More>>

Johnson Fine Arts Center plans renovations

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The Johnson Fine Arts Center on Northern State University's campus is soon getting a facelift. NSU has raised $11 million to renovate the building that houses the Theater, Music and Arts departments. They More>>

Affordable Housing opens in Aberdeen

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Cutting ribbons, and cutting prices, that's what's going on at the new affordable housing development in Aberdeen. More>>

Corinna Robinson launches campaign

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Corinna Robinson, who is the democratic candidate for the U.S. House, made a visit in Aberdeen this afternoon to introduce herself to the public. More>>

Three injured in crash south of Brandon

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The woman driving vehicle #1 is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Two other people were injured as well. Ten people were riding in the three vehicles. More>>

Angie's List Report: Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

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Wallpaper is in style again, but it's still hard to apply and strip. More>>

Pedestrian killed in Sioux Falls crash

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The victim was taken to the hospital, but died after he arrived.
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Angie's List Report: Bad Contractors Video included

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If you are a victim of a bad contractor, what can you do? More>>

Angie's List Report: Get Your House In Order Video included

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Angie's List has compiled a list to make it easier for you to start getting your house in order in 2014. More>>

Corn and soy stocks up in South Dakota

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Stocks of corn and soybeans are up in South Dakota. More>>

Legal challenge delays Vikings stadium bond sale

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State officials say a legal challenge from a stadium opponent has forced them to delay the sale of bonds to finance the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. More>>

SD Legislature to debate Common Core standards

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South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time during the upcoming legislative session debating the Common Core standards that establish what students should know in math and English at each grade level. More>>

Angie's List: Gym Contracts Video included

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Read your contract before joining a gym. More>>

One body found following Minneapolis apartment fire

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Fire officials say they confirmed a body was found shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. More>>

Man injured, mother arrested in Sioux Falls stabbing

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The victim's mother has been arrested. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the incident. More>>

Snow alerts for Aberdeen & Brookings

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Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. More>>

Local students help moms in need

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Local junior high students help moms in need with Advent baby shower.  More>>

Parents remember Pierre teen killed by gun violence

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Dalton's parents say they feel they won't have closure until the trial is over, but it's not clear when that will be. More>>

Homeless numbers show spike in children from 2012

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New numbers show homeless statistics in South Dakota, based on a one-day count. More>>

Angie's List Report: Restoring Water Damage Video included

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Restoring your home after fire & water damage should include a professional. More>>

UPDATE: Missing Inmate Back In Custody

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Reginald Walton was reported missing from his work release job in Sioux Falls Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Does It Work? Light Angel Video included

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Nancy Naeve tests "As Seen on TV" Products again. This time the motion activated stick up LED light. More>>

  • Kingswood Rummage sale begins; some sellers working for a cause

    Kingswood Rummage sale begins; some sellers working for a cause

    Kingswood Rummage sale begins; some sellers working for a cause

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:50:58 GMT
    The 36th Annual Kingswood Rummage Sales BeginsMore >>
    The 36th Annual Kingswood Rummage Sales BeginsMore >>
  • No sound for Sioux Falls tornado siren test

    No sound for Sioux Falls tornado siren test

    No sound for Sioux Falls tornado siren test

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:22:37 GMT
    It is starting to warm up and spring has finally arrived, but with that, comes severe weather. This morning the tornado sirens were tested, but many in the Sioux Falls area did not hear them. The Emergency Manager for Sioux Falls said it was a communication problem. And other than that they are not exactly sure why it happened. We all know what the tornado siren means - potentially dangerous weather approaching. On Wednesday South Dakota had a state-wide test for when the storms roll through....More >>
    It is starting to warm up and spring has finally arrived, but with that, comes severe weather. This morning the tornado sirens were tested, but many in the Sioux Falls area did not hear them. The Emergency Manager for Sioux Falls said it was a communication problem. And other than that they are not exactly sure why it happened. We all know what the tornado siren means - potentially dangerous weather approaching. On Wednesday South Dakota had a state-wide test for when the storms roll through....More >>
  • Redfield family keeps local drive-in alive

    Redfield family keeps local drive-in alive

    Redfield family keeps local drive-in alive

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:43:58 GMT
    Catching a flick at a drive-in movie theater is almost a thing of the past.Several small town indoor theaters even have a hard time surviving.On easter day Redfield lost their cinema, and one local family was not about to let the town's drive-in close as well. “Our community is pretty small, and if it would close there is probably no chance it would open again, so we didn't want to see it close we wanted to continue to see it in our community,” Drive-in co-owner Stacey Marlow said. Painting, ...More >>
    Catching a flick at a drive-in movie theater is almost a thing of the past.Several small town indoor theaters even have a hard time surviving.On easter day Redfield lost their cinema, and one local family was not about to let the town's drive-in close as well. “Our community is pretty small, and if it would close there is probably no chance it would open again, so we didn't want to see it close we wanted to continue to see it in our community,” Drive-in co-owner Stacey Marlow said. Painting, ...More >>
  • Wife of slain correctional officer holds prison officials responsible in court

    Wife of slain correctional officer holds prison officials responsible in court

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:30:13 GMT
    A federal judge has heard from both sides in a case to determine if the South Dakota Department of Corrections is responsible for the murder of prison guard Ronald "RJ" Johnson.The court hasn't reached a decision yet. There's a few things the judge must consider first with this case.More >>
    A federal judge has heard from both sides in a case to determine if the South Dakota Department of Corrections is responsible for the murder of prison guard Ronald "RJ" Johnson.The court hasn't reached a decision yet. There's a few things the judge must consider first with this case.More >>
  • Proposed policy for transgender students

    Proposed policy for transgender students

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:26:04 GMT
    The South Dakota High School Activities Association had its first reading Wednesday for a policy on transgender students.The policy would allow students to participate in activities according to their identified gender, not necessarily the gender listed on their records.Recently, a South Dakota transgender student was interested in competing in interscholastic activities. James Weaver with the South Dakota High School Activities Association told KSFY that at the time there was no transgender ...More >>
    The South Dakota High School Activities Association had its first reading Wednesday for a policy on transgender students.The policy would allow students to participate in activities according to their identified gender, not necessarily the gender listed on their records.Recently, a South Dakota transgender student was interested in competing in interscholastic activities. James Weaver with the South Dakota High School Activities Association told KSFY that at the time there was no transgender ...More >>
  • Traffic backed up on I-29 south of Sioux Falls

    Traffic backed up on I-29 south of Sioux Falls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:21:19 GMT
    Traffic is delayed near the Davis/Hurley exit on Interstate 29 after a crash in that area.More >>
    Traffic is delayed near the Davis/Hurley exit on Interstate 29 after a crash in that area.More >>
  • South Dakota tribes take their KXL fight to Washington

    South Dakota tribes take their KXL fight to Washington

    South Dakota tribes take their KXL fight to Washington

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:47:50 GMT
    The president's decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL Pipeline may be months away, but South Dakota's tribes are joining with other Native American groups, landowners, and environmental advocates this week in demanding they not only be heard - but seen as well. And the spot they chose could hardly be more visible.It's a sight that wouldn't phase most South Dakotans, but in Washington D.C., tipi's, horses, and headdresses stand out.Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance - tribal mem...More >>
    The president's decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL Pipeline may be months away, but South Dakota's tribes are joining with other Native American groups, landowners, and environmental advocates this week in demanding they not only be heard - but seen as well. And the spot they chose could hardly be more visible.It's a sight that wouldn't phase most South Dakotans, but in Washington D.C., tipi's, horses, and headdresses stand out.Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance - tribal mem...More >>
  • KSFY Newsmakers: Pastor Adam Weber talks Embrace Church's growth

    KSFY Newsmakers: Pastor Adam Weber talks Embrace Church's growth

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:38:47 GMT
    We are debuting a new segment on KSFY.com called KSFY Newsmakers. We will present conversations with interesting people and their thoughts on what is happening in the world around us.More >>
    We are debuting a new segment on KSFY.com called KSFY Newsmakers. We will present conversations with interesting people and their thoughts on what is happening in the world around us.
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