Heat swingman Rodney McGruder scores 16 points for Sioux Falls in first game since leg surgery

Heat swingman Rodney McGruder scores 16 points for Sioux Falls in first game since leg surgery

Playing in his first game in more than 10 months, McGruder scored 16 points in Sioux Falls’ 123-113 victory over the South Bay Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. McGruder, who had surgery on his left leg in October to repair a stress fracture, played 20 minutes and added two rebounds, one assist and one …
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Report: When you fall ill still determines health outcome

Any delay in their arrival would prompt a telemedicine consult through Avera eCARE in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mayo in Mankato has its own telemedicine capabilities, including e-consults available for doctors looking for more input on a case and telestroke consulting with Mayo Clinic stroke …
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Alcohol tax, veteran cemetery now are intertwined at Capitol

Alcohol tax, veteran cemetery now are intertwined at Capitol

More than 350 miles separate Sioux Falls and Fort Meade. Other sites in the region are the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan and national cemeteries at Stillwater, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. Fort Meade has 19 full-time staff plus seasonal help. For the Sioux Falls site the recommendation …
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Snowstorm didn’t hurt downtown businesses on Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – The weather outside was frightful, but shops in downtown Sioux Falls said business Saturday was delightful. “The snow has been great actually,” Dick Murphy, owner of Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Gifts said. Murphy said the snow has actually been a big attraction to bring folks …
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SD malls might get to display new vehicles again

SD malls might get to display new vehicles again

Auto dealers decided to ask the Legislature to create an exemption. That led to Tim Dougherty and Myron Rau putting together the current proposal lawmakers are considering. Dougherty, a Sioux Falls lawyer, is a lobbyist for Empire Mall LLC that owns the biggest mall in Sioux Falls. Rau is president for …
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Govs fall behind Stevens as State Wrestling Tournament progresses

The Class A and Class B State Tournaments at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls continued on Friday night as area wrestlers saw action in the second session of the day. The wrestlers that remained after the second session will place in their respective brackets and tournaments.
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Seven Tanagers Through To State

Seven Tanagers Through To State

Two Tanagers topped the podium and five other placed in the top four at the Region 2A high school wrestling tournament last weekend in Sioux Falls. Lucas Anglin, 126, and Trey Hage, 145, both went undefeated on the day to earn the region championship in their respective weight classes to lead …
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Wayne State men lead NSIC indoor

Minnesota State is second with 37.5 followed by Minnesota Duluth (32), Sioux Falls (31) and MSU Moorhead (26) rounding out the top five teams. senior Derek Lahm posted a first-place finish in the long jump, matching a season-best mark of 23-8.5 to earn a conference championship for the Wildcats.
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HERstory: Art exhibit at Vishnu Bunny to celebrate women

HERstory: Art exhibit at Vishnu Bunny to celebrate women

Leading up to HERstory, Vishnu Bunny is displaying the protest posters from the Sioux Falls Women’s March last month. Each poster is for sale for $10, with proceeds benefiting LEAD, a local organization aimed at engaging the community. “From a Vishnu standpoint, from the beginning of the gallery …
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Another round of snow headed our way

The Sioux Falls area will be getting hit again on Saturday with snow amounts likely in the 3-5 inch range. The National Weather Service said depending upon the shift of the upcoming storm, seven inches are possible. Snow is forecast to begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday and will continue throughout the day …
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NSIC Championships Expecting To Draw Big Crowds

NSIC Championships Expecting To Draw Big Crowds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Preparations for the NSIC tournament at the Sanford Pentagon are pretty much wrapping up. Although the Sanford Pentagon hosts multiple basketball tournaments, Jesse Smith, director of operations at the Pentagon, says, “These tournaments are always interesting each one’s a …
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Argus Leader Snow Cam: Feb. 22

… Minnesota Avenue (Photo: Screenshot). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. The Argus Leader Snow Cam live from the corner of 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls Weather: Sioux Falls could get 3-4 inches of snow tonight. Read or Share this story: …
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Here's when today's snow will hit Sioux Falls

Here’s when today’s snow will hit Sioux Falls

The snow’s still coming, Sioux Falls — just a little later than first anticipated. The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-4 inches of snow for the city, arriving sometime after noon on Thursday. The winter weather had initially been expected to move into the area much earlier — and while very light …
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Sioux Falls teacher’s insurance denies coverage for brain cancer treatment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls teacher has been denied insurance coverage for special radiation to treat her brain cancer. Thirty-two-year-old Katie Blunck learned of her rare cancer diagnosis after having a tumor removed last month. She says the disease attacking her brain cells is “very …
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Hultgren, focus of Sioux Falls building collapse inquiry, out as development officer

Hultgren, focus of Sioux Falls building collapse inquiry, out as development officer

The Argus Leader investigation also revealed that Hultgren Construction removed asbestos from the Copper Lounge without obtaining the proper permits and dumped the hazardous material in the Sioux Falls Regional Landfill in violation of federal and state law. Hultgren Construction appealed more …
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Another round of snow, ice expected in area; more snow Saturday

Snow was expected to enter the Sioux City area around daybreak. Temeyer said the area could receive up to an inch before the snow turns over to freezing drizzle around noon. With high temperatures hovering in the upper 20s, the drizzle could fall for a couple hours before turning back to snow in the …
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Sioux Falls police searching for suspect after armed robbery

Sioux Falls police searching for suspect after armed robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Authorities are looking for a suspect they say robbed a victim then drove off. The victim was walking alongside S. Minnesota Avenue near the intersection with 37th Street when they were approached by a lone subject in a blue sedan. Police say the suspect displayed a …
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Even more snow on the way for Sioux Falls

More snow is in store for Sioux Falls and surrounding areas on Thursday as yet another round of winter weather moves in. The National Weather Service is forecasting 2-3 inches of snow to fall on the city throughout Thursday, with the peak occurring Thursday afternoon. Poor visibility and slippery roads …
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South Dakota health officials investigating two salmonella cases connected to Sioux Falls-area …

South Dakota health officials investigating two salmonella cases connected to Sioux Falls-area …

Health officials in South Dakota are investigating two cases of salmonella food poisoning with apparent ties to chicken salad sold at Sioux Falls-area Fareway stores. Earlier this month, an investigation in Iowa found links between salmonella illnesses and chicken salad sold at as many as 30 different …
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South Dakota Public Broadcasting picks Uptown for new Sioux Falls studios

The development of Sioux Falls’ Uptown neighborhood will soon add a touch of cultural flair. South Dakota Public Broadcasting has picked uptown as the new home for its Sioux Falls studios. The public broadcaster will be based in a 4,416-square-foot, glassed-in, ground floor space in the Phillips …
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Huron Pee Wee A captures consolation title at state tourney

Huron Pee Wee A captures consolation title at state tourney

Huron then cruised to a 9-3 victory against eighth-seeded Sioux Falls to claim the consolation championship on Sunday. “This group of kids has an incredible drive and extreme amount of grit, I had several coaches from other towns tell me they didn’t really want to play us, because we never give up and …
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Downed power line slowing traffic on Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – A downed power line is slowing down traffic on one of Sioux Falls’ busiest roads. According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, a power line went down on Minnesota Avenue near the Interstate 229 interchange. They are asking drivers to avoid the area. Several other crashes have …
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After icy Monday, Siouxland braces for round two

After icy Monday, Siouxland braces for round two

SIOUX CITY — Siouxland braced for another round of wintry precipitation late Monday after icy conditions that morning shut down schools, canceled … The entirety of Siouxland continues under a winter weather advisory through noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.
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Melvin D. Lake

After being Honorably Discharged, Melvin returned to SD and attended barber school in Sioux Falls. He was united in marriage to Janice Blue and Melvin worked as a barber in Watertown. He moved to Sisseton and worked as a tribal officer for the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. He was united in …
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Evans Emergence Helps USF Men Have Special Season

Evans Emergence Helps USF Men Have Special Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The University of Sioux Falls men’s team will be home for the first round of the NSIC Tournament for the first time in their history. The Coo finished the season yesterday with an 88-81 win over Mankato, their first victory over the Mavericks since joining the NSIC. Plenty of other …
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SD governor hopefuls battle for birds: Noem, Jackley share five-point plans to boost SD’s pheasant …

Pheasants Forever, the event’s organizer, said 28,868 people checked out the hundreds of booths and dozens of seminars throughout the Premier Center and Sioux Falls Convention Center floor during the three-day event. “The fact that they announced these platforms the day that Pheasant Fest starts …
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USF, Augustana NSIC Tournament first round pairings

USF, Augustana NSIC Tournament first round pairings

SIOUX FALLS (KWSN) – The playoff pairings are set for the Northern Sun Basketball Tournament first round, which begins Wednesday, February 21. The women’s local side of the tournament will see USF hosting U-Mary at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, while Augustana will host Bemidji State at 6. USF will …
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Sioux Falls defeated in close game to Minnesota State – Recap, Box score

Sioux Falls lost to Minnesota State in a closely contested match, 61-60. The game was tied at half at 11 apiece. Minnesota State’s led her team to a win with a team-high points. She went for from the field, shooting NAN%. In minutes, collected with 0 turnovers. Although Sioux Falls was defeated, fought to …
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Saturday's area region wrestling results and state qualifiers

Saturday’s area region wrestling results and state qualifiers

The top-four finishers in each weight class qualify for the state meet, which starts Friday in Sioux Falls. … 132: Championship: William Turman (Pierre) 32-2, Sr. over Logan Sparks (Mitchell) 22-16, Jr. (Fall 3:12) Third: Daynon Huber (Huron) 26-15, Jr. over Dilen Anderson (Chamberlain) 11-15, Sr. (MD …
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Gene Leroy Scott of Wessington Springs

… Springs where he was involved in the daily mechanics of the Prairie Lounge. He is survived by his children, Darrell (Patti) Scott of Cushing, Okla., Bonnie (Chuck) Kozubal of Holliston, Mass., Allen (Jennifer) Scott of Watertown, Curtis (Danielle) Scott of Sioux Falls, and Danita (Randy) Gerhold of Fargo; …
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Cougars get 18th win as Evans has big night against Concordia

Cougars get 18th win as Evans has big night against Concordia

SIOUX FALLS – On a history-making night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (18-9, 13-8 NSIC), led by junior guard Trevon Evans with 35 points, continued its last season surge with a 79-68 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over Concordia St. Paul (5-22, 4-17 NSIC) on …
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Concordia Handles USF Women 74-56

SIOUX FALLS – The University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (14-11, 11-10 NSIC) struggled on offense in dropping a 74-56 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference decision to a hot-shooting Concordia St. Paul (10-17, 7-14 NSIC). The Golden Bears reversed an earlier decision to USF in …
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Pheasant Fest expected to attract more than 20000 visitors to Sioux Falls

Pheasant Fest expected to attract more than 20000 visitors to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Thousands of people are expected to flock to Sioux Falls this weekend for the annual Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, but it’s the first time the city has hosted the event and it’s the largest convention to ever be held in South Dakota. Visitors from all across the country are …
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City of Sioux Falls Giving Away Up to $10000 to Sustainable Non-Profits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls organization is thriving and helping to keep the environment safe and clean for all, thanks to free money from the city. What would you say if we said you could score a chunk of the change also to help make the community a better place? You may have seen …
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USD Discovery District eyes expanded leasing options, thanks to new legislation

USD Discovery District eyes expanded leasing options, thanks to new legislation

The development is located adjacent to the University Center in northwest Sioux Falls. Anchors for the park include the Graduate Education and Applied Research (GEAR) Center including its pilot-scale cGMP facility, and USD’s Biomedical Engineering Program. The District development is …
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Sky Zone Trampoline Park adds climbing walls, new games

Call it a good trade for some trampolines and extra space. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Sioux Falls has kicked its offerings up a notch. We had some extra space between our trampolines and dodgeball, so we used that extra space,” said Tina Redd who with her husband Scott owns the local Sky …
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Summit Championships in SF Could Have Big Benefits

Summit Championships in SF Could Have Big Benefits

There were no flights, no layovers, no delays, but more importantly to have another primer event in Sioux falls speaks a lot for Sioux Falls” … up here and to swim my whole life, and then to have such a high event here it just means a lot to see the sport of swimming progress here in Sioux Falls especially.
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Richard Clemetson, 73, of Wessington Springs

He transitioned to his second career as a long-distance truck owner/operator and moved from Pierre to Sioux Falls. Upon retirement he came home to Wessington Springs. Rich rolled the dice, dealt the cards, and lifted a glass with friends and family, all under the care of his hard-working guardian …
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New 180-unit apartment complex in southeast Sioux Falls highlights 'plenty' of parking

New 180-unit apartment complex in southeast Sioux Falls highlights ‘plenty’ of parking

A 180-unit under construction in southwest Sioux Falls will have a lot of amenities increasingly found in Sioux Falls. But Huntington Village Apartments has one more amenity to highlight: Parking. Lots of parking. “One of the biggest complaints I hear with new multi-family projects is that the sites are being …
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Here’s a picture of a school lunch

That green banana was a mistake, Sioux Falls School District Superintendent Brian Maher tells the Argus Leader. “That’s certainly not the kind of image we want to portray,” Maher said. “If you’re going to judge our food service program by that picture, you’re going to get incomplete (information).”.
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WATCH/ANALYSIS: An early look at the city election

WATCH/ANALYSIS: An early look at the city election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Will the Milennials come out and out vote the Baby Boomers for a new mayor and council members? That’s just one of the questions Argus Leader city government reporter Joe Sneve and KELO.com News news director Todd Epp discussed today during an early look …
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Local businesses busy with Valentine’s Day rush

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – This Valentine’s Day, lovers are expected to spend $19.6 billion on flowers, chocolate, cards and more. The National … A barbershop quartet delivering Valentine’s Day flowers — it is something The Flower Mill in Sioux Falls said is something extra they can offer customers.
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Pheasant Fest 2018 fan guide: How to hunt down exhibits

Pheasant Fest 2018 fan guide: How to hunt down exhibits

An orange-clad army of bird hunters and upland conservationists will invade Sioux Falls this weekend. The National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the country’s largest upland hunting show, is coming to the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Friday through Sunday. In South Dakota, “upland” means …
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What does it take for a business to be successful on Valentine’s Day?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Melissa Johnson, the owner of Oh My Cupcakes!, said she estimates the shop will make about 10,000 cupcakes for customers on Valentine’s Day. One of her favorite parts about working Valentine’s Day is being able to create special moments for the customers and being a part of a …
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Sioux Falls top-10 employers led by growing health care workforce

Sioux Falls top-10 employers led by growing health care workforce

The healthcare industry continues to dominate the employment scene in the Sioux Falls region, adding hundreds of workers over the past year. Data collected by the Sioux Falls Business Journal shows Sanford Health and Avera Health kept their top spots, respectively, in a ranking of the area’s largest …
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Should Lyft drivers be able to accept cash tips?

Sioux Falls is still getting used to having Lyft in town, the ride-hailing service that connects drivers and riders by merely tapping a cellphone screen. It’s a transaction free of paper money – all the transactions are done digitally through the ride-hailing company’s cellphone application. But calls to allow …
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FBI to speak at Sioux Falls Chamber's cybersecurity event

FBI to speak at Sioux Falls Chamber’s cybersecurity event

Sioux Falls business leaders are teaming up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to co-host a cybersecurity event 7:30 a.m. March 27 at the Holiday Inn City Centre. The event will feature two national speakers, including Ryan Manship of RedTeam Security Consulting and Jay Patel, a supervisory …
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JE Dunn Construction Selected to Manage Minnehaha County Jail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sure, the name “Minnehaha” sounds like it should mean “a small chuckle,” but the county’s $40 million Minnehaha County Jail expansion in Sioux Falls is no laughing matter. Just ask JE Dunn Construction, which has been selected to manage the construction of the project.
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Henrich makes his opponents earn every point

Henrich makes his opponents earn every point

Henrich’s last high school loss, a 6-2 state semifinal setback his freshman season, came to eventual state champion Hunter O’Connor of Sioux Falls Lincoln and brought with it a lesson he still wrestles by to this day. “We were tied up with 30 seconds to go in the match and I took a bad shot,” he said.
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Oh brother: Maxeys set to reunite on gridiron

Seth, 6-4, 206 pounds, first drew the Crookston coaches’ eyes at a combine in Sioux Falls and he committed after making his official visit. “I was talking to their coach and asking who else they were recruiting from Sioux City and they said nobody,” said Seth, who made the move to East to play against …
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A frigid Monday, but relief is on its way

A frigid Monday, but relief is on its way

SIOUX CITY — A cold blast from southern Canada will keep Siouxland chilly on Monday. … high of 14 degrees is a good 20 degrees below the 34 degrees which is typical this time of the year,” Brad Adams, the observing program leader at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said on Monday.
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West Central senior Derick Peters named Gatorade South Dakota XC Runner of the Year

It was quite the fall for the 5-foot-11, 165-pound senior, who went undefeated against in-state competition and recorded the fastest 5K time in the state with … “Derick built on the success he had a year ago and dominated South Dakota cross country this season,” Sioux Falls Christian coach Luke Vander …
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People in Sioux Falls neighborhood react to fatal Saturday night stabbing

People in Sioux Falls neighborhood react to fatal Saturday night stabbing

Sioux Falls, S.D. – One man is dead and another is in custody after a stabbing in Sioux Falls. Police were called to the Wollman Estates on West 42nd street. The quiet neighborhood was filled with police cars and crime scene tape late Saturday. Those in the neighborhood said it’s something they’ve …
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“Ahead of the Game” Event Held At The Sanford Pentagon

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Concussion awareness was on the mind of many people today at the Sanford Pentagon. “Ahead Of The Game” was hosted at the pentagon today to provide athletes, parents and coaches about concussion information and studies. The event was free to the public and including booths, …
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One dead after stabbing in Sioux Falls on Saturday night

One dead after stabbing in Sioux Falls on Saturday night

One person is dead and another hospitalized after a stabbing Saturday night in Sioux Falls. Police were called to the 1900 block of W. 42nd Street at 9:21 p.m. after a report of a stabbing, Sgt. Scott Van Roekel said in a news release. A 26-year-old man died as a result of his injuries after being …
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Police investigating fatal stabbing in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) – One person has been arrested after one person was killed and another hospitalized after a Saturday night stabbing in Sioux Falls. Officers were called to the 1900 block of West 42nd Street about 9:20 Saturday night. Two people were transported to a local hospital with …
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Raider boys win by one point, girls lose by one point

Raider boys win by one point, girls lose by one point

Rapid City Stevens’ Kyah Watson takes the ball up the floor during the Raiders’ game against Sioux Falls Lincoln Saturday at Carold Heier Gymnasium. … City Stevens boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted and split a doubleheader against Sioux Falls Lincoln at Carold Heier Gymnasium Saturday.
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Dwyane Wade’s return gave the Heat a jolt. Here’s who could provide an additional boost.

Dwyane Wade’s return gave the Miami Heat a lift that helped snap a five-game losing streak. But something else the Heat was missing before Friday night was the productive version of Tyler Johnson. Johnson just hadn’t been the same over the past month since hurting his left ankle and Achilles on Jan.
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Prison escapee arrested near Worthington after high-speed chase

Prison escapee arrested near Worthington after high-speed chase

Law enforcement contacted the owner of the vehicle, who claims that it was stolen while he was at a convenience store in Sioux Falls. Clifford faces two criminal cases in Nobles County District Court. He’s been charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle; felony possession of stolen …
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Raiders 6th at state gymnastics, Bison 4th

Brookings placed third at 139.8, followed by Sioux Falls O’Gorman at 138.225, Pierre at 136.675 and Stevens at 136.125. Yankton, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Huron rounded out the field. The Raiders scored 33.95 points on the vault, 32.55 on the uneven bars, 34.125 on the balance beam and 32.5 on the …
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2017 Report: Drug Activity Up and Overall Crime Rate Down in Sioux Falls

2017 Report: Drug Activity Up and Overall Crime Rate Down in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Murder and drugs are on the rise in Sioux Falls according to the city’s latest crime report. These crimes are increasing as Sioux Falls continues to grow. In 2017 police handled nearly 3,000 drug cases, 220 more than in 2016. Catching people with meth is a problem that rose at a …
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South Dakota high school basketball scores for Feb. 9

Here are the Feb. 9 scores for South Dakota high school basketball: BOYS BASKETBALL. Aberdeen Central 63, Brandon Valley 52. Harrisburg 65, Watertown 58. McLaughlin 66, Winner 60. Oelrichs 67, Santee, Neb. 50. POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS. Sioux Falls Lincoln vs. Rapid City …
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The Roast of South Dakota: Local comedians compete for best joke

The Roast of South Dakota: Local comedians compete for best joke

In anticipation of the second annual Sno Jam Comedy Festival in Sioux Falls on Feb. 15-17, Argus Leader Media challenged local comedians to come up with their best jokes about South Dakota. They gave it their best shot Wednesday night before an open mic gathering at Boss’ Comedy Club.
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Snow Alert for Sioux Falls and Surrounding Cities

The City of Sioux Falls has issued a SNOW ALERT. Plowing of emergency snow routes began Thursday, February 8th and will continue until routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing. Subscribe to Email Snow Alert Notifications. Zone 3: All streets …
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Argus Leader Snow Cam: 2/8

Argus Leader Snow Cam: 2/8

Here’s a look at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and 10th Street in Sioux Falls from the Argus Leader Snow Cam. Sioux Falls Weather: Snow alert issued for Sioux Falls · Sioux Falls could get 3-4 inches of snow tonight. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Read or Share this …
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All 7 candidates participate in Sioux Falls mayoral forum

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – The public had the opportunity to question the candidates for Sioux Falls mayor Thursday night. All six of the men and the one woman seeking the city’s top job participated in the forum — Kenny Anderson Jr., Jim Entenman, Greg Jamison, Paul TenHaken, David Zokaites, …
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Sioux Falls could get 3-4 inches of snow tonight

Sioux Falls could get 3-4 inches of snow tonight

As the snow comes to a stop Friday morning, strong winds could still create visibility issues. Areas of northwest Iowa could also see up to six inches of snow. Sioux Falls received a half an inch of snow on Wednesday night. Several accidents have been reported because of slick roads. Interstate 29 and …
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Sioux City in Winter Weather Advisory beginning 3 pm Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Sioux City, which goes into effect at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon and is set to expire … Lance VandenBoogart, a meteorologist with the Sioux Falls National Weather Service, said the snow is expected to begin modestly around 1 p.m. …
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Administration building contractor asks for $350K change order

Administration building contractor asks for $350K change order

The contractor building Sioux Falls’ new city administration building this week asked City Councilors to sign off on changes to the project plans valuing nearly $350,000. Sue Quanbeck-Etten, director of the city’s Central Services Department overseeing construction, said in an email Wednesday the …
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Trump’s Canadian lumber tax, and other reasons why wood prices are going up in Sioux Falls

Trade squabbles between the United States and Canada could soon eat away at the bank account of Sioux Falls home buyers. It all comes down to wood prices which are climbing to new heights as homes continue to pop up around Sioux Falls’ outer rim. Lumber prices have surged in recent months for …
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From the Heart: Sioux Falls survival guide for Valentine's Day

From the Heart: Sioux Falls survival guide for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the scramble has begun to plan the perfect date. A dozen roses? Candlelit dinner? Gift card to Target? What timely present can adequately express your affection? If you’re having trouble planning a romantic Valentine’s Day, here are a few suggestions that might just do …
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Taxi operator stays positive despite Lyft’s arrival

A recent report from the Argus Leader found eight cab drivers in Sioux Falls missed the deadline for license renewal, and five indicated they are closing … citizens, wondered what those who aren’t familiar with mobile apps like Lyft would do if Mitchell’s taxi services would fold like those in Sioux Falls.
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Tale of 'The Tiger': How did Tobias Ritesman of Global Aquaponics end up in handcuffs?

Tale of ‘The Tiger’: How did Tobias Ritesman of Global Aquaponics end up in handcuffs?

A Sioux Falls businessman who calls himself “The Tiger” is now facing federal wire and mail fraud charges. How did Tobias Ritesman, and the company he created, Global Aquaponics, go from bragging about his new business from a swanky downtown office to standing in handcuffs in a federal …
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Tobias Ritesman and Global Aquaponics: 5 things to know

Local businessman Tobias Ritesman is facing federal charges related to his company, Global Aquaponics, and the Sioux Falls Business Journal regularly gets questions about him, his businesses and the charges he faces. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Who is Tobias Ritesman and what is Global …
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'Captain of my own ship': Why a long-time employee decided to strike off on her own

‘Captain of my own ship’: Why a long-time employee decided to strike off on her own

For decades, Rhonda Kemmis worked for someone else. It went well. Kemmis carved out a three-decade career as an adviser on leadership and work, first for Sioux Falls Public Schools and then for Avera McKennan Hospital. But there was something else she wanted to do. She wanted to start her own …
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Judge Says Sioux Falls Officers Used Reasonable Force

Judge Says Sioux Falls Officers Used Reasonable Force. A federal judge has ruled that three Sioux Falls police officers who were attacked by a man did not use excessive force when they fought to restrain him during a brawl that lasted at least five minutes. Feb. 6, 2018, at 8:11 a.m.. Judge Says Sioux …
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LISTEN: City Informational Meeting potpourri

LISTEN: City Informational Meeting potpourri

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — It was a usual Tuesday City Council Informational Meeting–only on Monday. Tuesday’s meetings were moved to Monday to accomadate Councilors who wished to attend meetings in Pierre Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, Councilors heard a number of reports.
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Scholar of the Week: Nathan Vetch

“I want to go somewhere in Sioux Falls because I like the city there. Either major in sports management or high school education with coaching,” Vetch said. But for now, he plans to enjoy every last moment of high school in Faulkton. “All of the advisers and teachers are saying ‘enjoy it while you can …
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Feeding South Dakota holds Valentine's Day fundraiser

Feeding South Dakota holds Valentine’s Day fundraiser

Each week, the BackPack Program provides more than 3,100 weekend food packages to children in Sioux Falls and ten surrounding communities. The program is partially funded through the Sioux Empire United Way and costs more than $500,000 each year to operate in Sioux Falls. Individual donors …
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KSFY Severe Weather Center Takes Over Forecasts on KSOO

Sioux Falls and parts of southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa from 6 AM until noon today. About 2 to 3 inches of snow is possible in the Sioux Falls area with heavier amounts possible south and east of Sioux Falls. Parts of northwestern Iowa could get 4 to 6 or …
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Freshman swimmers shine for Coyotes

Freshman swimmers shine for Coyotes

SIOUX FALLS | Freshmen from South Dakota’s men’s swimming and diving teams made splashes during the weekend at the Coyote Invitational, held at Sioux Falls’ Midco Aquatic Center. Freshman Mark Vanderzee won three events, the 400 individual medley (4:13.33), the 500 freestyle (4:40.79) and …
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Bill to accommodate pregnant, breastfeeding mothers in workplace

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers may soon have better protections and accommodations where they work thanks to a bill making its way through the South Dakota Legislature. Most of us want to feel comfortable in our workplace, but that’s not always the case for many pregnant …
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No. 1 seed locked up for Minnetonka?

No. 1 seed locked up for Minnetonka?

Heaven Hamling had 34 points for the Thunderhawks. Minnetonka (11-8) added an 81-46 win in Sioux Falls, S.D. Feb. 3. Hardwick had a career-high 25 points for the Skippers against Roosevelt. Mershon had 13 points with Greer and Natalie Erhard with 11 points each. The Skippers host White Bear …
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Sneve: Pierre pushing back on Sioux Falls government secrecy

Dust-ups between Sioux Falls City Hall and city councilors are spilling over to the state Legislature. South Dakota’s largest city has long been the big kid on the block when it comes to the state’s communities. But leading the state in population, development and often times innovation can come with …
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No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian rallies for win over No. 3 Sioux Valley

No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian rallies for win over No. 3 Sioux Valley

No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian remained unbeaten, rallying from a 12-point deficit to take out No. 3 Sioux Valley 76-69 Saturday night at the Pentagon. Lincoln Unruh led the Chargers, pouring in a game-high 31 points, adding four assists and a couple of steals. The senior guard knocked down 11 of 15 …
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Light flurries possible Saturday night; 2.5 inches may arrive Monday morning

Brad Adams, a meteorologist with the Sioux Falls National Weather Service, said very light snow is a possibility on Saturday night, with slightly heavier snow possible on Monday. “There is a … Snow is expected to begin sometime around 9 a.m., and total accumulation could be 2.5 inches in Sioux City.
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Drew Guebert drops 26 as Sioux Falls beats Mary – Recap, Box score

Drew Guebert drops 26 as Sioux Falls beats Mary – Recap, Box score

Sioux Falls’ Drew Guebert led his team to a win with a team-high 26 points. He went 8 for 17 from the field, shooting 33.3%. In 32 minutes, Drew collected 26 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block and 4 threes with 3. Although Mary was defeated, Keith Hunter fought to keep his team in the game …
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Bohlsen the Buccaneer

(Sioux Falls, SD) — The Denny Sanford Premiere Center is attached to the Sioux Falls Convention Center and is the next best thing to the NHL. There’s a lower bowl, a suite level and an upper deck with padded seats and arm rests on all the chairs. Comfortable and excellent for watching Willmar native …
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Local Super Bowl volunteers enjoy their time in Minneapolis

Local Super Bowl volunteers enjoy their time in Minneapolis

You can’t get far downtown Minneapolis without spotting someone sporting blue and purple. About 30,000 people applied to volunteer and only 10,000 were accepted. A lot of their training included making sure they showed off what “Minnesota Nice” really is. Some volunteers from Sioux Falls say they …
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Bracco bought by Sioux Falls restaurant group, could re-open by spring

A Sioux Falls-based restaurant group plans to breathe new life into the old Bracco World Cafe space. Vanguard Hospitality purchased the shuttered restaurant Friday afternoon, adding the site to a growing stable of dining establishments, including Minerva’s in downtown Sioux Falls, Grille 26, Paramount …
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One injured in Friday morning crash

One injured in Friday morning crash

One person was injured in a Friday morning car crash in western Sioux Falls. The driver of an SUV collided with a truck near West 12th Street and Lakeside Drive around 7:30 a.m. Both vehicles spun out of control after the impact and landed near a house. One witness of the crash said the SUV almost …
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Southeast Sioux Falls home sold for $780000 take top spot in sales list

A home in the rolling hills south of Pasley Park in southeast Sioux Falls topped the home sales report for the week ending Jan. 12. The four-bed, four-bath home at 3000 St. Francis Lane sold for $780,000. It clocks in at 2,310 square feet, was built by Dennis Lewis Homes, and sits on a three-quarter-acre …
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Avera McKennan Opens New Inpatient Rehab Unit

Avera McKennan Opens New Inpatient Rehab Unit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has opened their new Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit on the fifth floor of the Prarie Center, at the main hospital campus in Sioux Falls. The project is part of $174 million in projects announced in April 2017. The unit has …
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Sioux Falls Experiencing Flu Medicine Shortage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re all just trying to stay healthy during the flu season. Many doctors prescribe Tamiflu: a drug used to treat the flu for patients of all ages. Dan Peterson, the owner of Dan’s Drugstore in Sioux Falls, says that for the generic version of the drug, just add water, and you’re good to go.
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Chilly Thursday, somewhat warmer Friday, light snow possible Saturday

Chilly Thursday, somewhat warmer Friday, light snow possible Saturday

SIOUX CITY — Chilly air greeted Siouxlanders as they walked out their front doors Thursday morning. Thursday’s high temperature in Sioux City is expected to be only 16 degrees according to the Sioux Falls National Weather Service. The low temperature Thursday night is expected to be 1 degree, with …
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People’s Transit officials share info at commission meeting

The individual elected this fall will serve until the end of 2020, when there will be an election for a four-year term. Kuhler was first sworn in as coroner … Buses transport riders to various areas in Huron and also travel to cities such as Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Brookings. People’s Transit buses gave rides …
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State presents its case in Rodney Berget's intellectual disability hearing

State presents its case in Rodney Berget’s intellectual disability hearing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – The state presented its case Wednesday saying death row inmate Rodney Berget does not have an intellectual disability that would make the death penalty unconstitutional. File photo. Berget was found guilty of the 2011 murder of senior corrections officer Ronald “RJ” …
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Have you ever wondered: What is the history of the white barn at Lake Lorraine?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The area of Lake Lorraine, which includes 130 acres, was originally purchased by the Friessen family in five different parcels between 1975 and 1991. That acreage looked much different than it does now. There is a white barn on the property that signifies a lot of history on the land.
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Concerned about craft beer bill, distributors bring their own

Concerned about craft beer bill, distributors bring their own

South Dakota beer distributors said this week a proposal aimed at letting craft brewers sell their beer directly to stores and restaurants gives them unfair advantages over other players in the beer industry. Senate Bill 169, put forth by Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office, would boost the amount microbrewers …
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Giving Guests A Great Superbowl Spread

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Superbowl Sunday is this weekend, and if you’re feeding family and friends but stuck on what to serve, you’re in luck! Chef Scott Teal stopped in to talk with KDLT’s Carleen Wild and Simon Floss and offer these great tips for us all on how to please the whole crowd. Take a look.
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City Council looking for 'SIOUXPERHERO' nominations

City Council looking for ‘SIOUXPERHERO’ nominations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Do you know a superhero in the Sioux Falls community? The City Council wants you to nominate them as part of a new program. It is called “SIOUXPERHERO,” and it is a Citizen Recognition Program that formed after the City Council approved a resolution earlier this month.
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‘Go Red For Women’ fundraiser held at Sioux Falls Convention Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – The Sioux Falls Convention Center was a sea of red for a major, annual event to promote heart health. It was the 2018 Go Red for Women Gala — a dinner, silent auction and fundraiser for the American Heart Association. This year’s Chair said the event was all about …
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Take a look at wildlife in a different perspective through new exhibit in Downtown Sioux Falls

Take a look at wildlife in a different perspective through new exhibit in Downtown Sioux Falls

DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An exhibit called ‘Just Scratching the Surface’ opens at the Eastbank Art Gallery on Tuesday. A member from the Eastbank Art Gallery, Denice Fox, will be the featured member for this particular exhibit. A reception for it will be held on Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
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Winterfest of Wheels at Sioux Falls Convention Center This Weekend

Cars and car enthusiasts come together this weekend for more than just the glitz and glam. More than showing off their pride and joy. The annual Winterfest of Wheels will rock the Sioux Falls Convention Center February 2nd-4th with proceeds benefiting Cure Kids Cancer. Not only will you see rarely …
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New technology makes Sioux Falls building inspectors more efficient

New technology makes Sioux Falls building inspectors more efficient

The software is used by 11 different City of Sioux Falls departments and divisions. It is used to conduct business functions such as permitting, inspecting, professional and business licensing, land development, and code enforcement. The City said the system contains more than 1.5 million records …
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Intellectual disability hearing begins in Rodney Berget case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Rodney Berget’s case is back in court this week as a judge considers whether he has an intellectual disability that would prevent the death penalty in his case. Rodney Berget; File photo. Berget was found guilty of murdering corrections officer Ronald “RJ” Johnson during a …
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Buffalo Wild Wings is hiring for its new Sioux Falls location

Buffalo Wild Wings is hiring for its new Sioux Falls location

The “now hiring” sign is up outside the Buffalo Wild Wings under construction in northeastern Sioux Falls. The restaurant in Dawley Farms Village is looking for aspiring restaurant workers, including an open management position with a salary of up to $60,000. Like the city’s two other locations, this …
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Chef Jordon Taylor Wins SD Pork Producers Council Taste of Elegance Contest

Six of the state’s top chefs competed in the South Dakota Pork Producers Council Taste of Elegance Contest in Sioux Falls on Sunday. Chef Bob Allen with Ode to Food and Drinks in Sioux Falls talks about the entrée he created for his first shot at competing in the culinary contest. Chef Jordon Taylor …
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Tapio declares for US House race

Tapio declares for US House race

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO.com) — A third Republican has formally declared for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Kristi Noem. State Sen. Neal Tapio of Watertown sent out a media release late tonight formally declaring that he is running. He will have a series of announcements around the …
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Sports Roundup: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Iowa at Sioux Falls, 6:30 p.m.. IOWA COLLEGE MEN. Saturday. William Penn 83, Avila 65. SATURDAY’S BOX SCORE. At Lincoln, Neb. IOWA (11-12): Garza 2-5 3-4 8, Baer 2-6 0-0 5, Cook 11-18 2-5 24, Moss 1-6 0-0 2, Bohannon 8-15 2-2 24, Wagner 2-3 0-0 4, Nunge 1-5 2-2 5, Pemsl 5-6 0-1 10, Uhl …
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OUR OPINION: Proposal holds promise for meeting Tyson parking need

OUR OPINION: Proposal holds promise for meeting Tyson parking need

… to the future of our community’s signature entertainment venue. Lack of parking became a more-acute problem due to increased competition from the Pinnacle Bank Arena, which opened in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2013, and the Denny Sanford Premier Center, which opened in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, …
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Plattsburgh native sweats 60th Grammy Awards

It’s a pickup group: about half local folks here in Sioux Falls, and about half of us get flown in from around the country.” Typically, the chorale rehearses for four or five days, presents two or three concerts, then completes a recording session. “This year, we’re not doing a recording because of the …
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Evans sinks clutch shot late to lift Sioux Falls to victory against the Dragons

Evans sinks clutch shot late to lift Sioux Falls to victory against the Dragons

MOORHEAD—Minnesota State Moorhead was looking to earn its first conference two-game weekend sweep this season, but University of Sioux Falls guard Trevon Evans had other ideas. Evans sank a 3-pointer with 1 second remaining to lift the Cougars to a 70-67 victory against MSUM on Saturday …
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South Dakota a top 5 state in net migration

… as the reason for the move. Ben Snow, president of the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership, said the state’s strong tourism industry brings people to state, with visitors taking note of the strong economic climate from growth, especially in the state’s largest cities Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
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Industry leaders optimistic about policy and renewable fuels growth

Industry leaders optimistic about policy and renewable fuels growth

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Despite low corn prices, farmers are coming off a successful year for policy and growth in renewable fuels. That was the message industry leaders shared at the South Dakota Corn Growers Association annual meeting in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Jan. 20. Emily Skor, CEO of Growth …
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GK Storm teams take part in Sioux Falls’ Rumble in the Jungle competition

The Turn Around’s GK Storm gymnastics teams had an impressive showing at their second meet of the season Jan. 19-22. The Rumble in the Jungle event was held at Power and Grace Gymnastics in Sioux Falls, S.D. GK Storm girls competed against over 400 other gymnasts on the vault, bars, beam …
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Public Works Street Division needs your help

Public Works Street Division needs your help

City of Sioux Falls crew repairs cracks and potholes in the road in front of the Convention Center and Arena, 9/13/17. KELO.com News photo by Todd Epp. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — You don’t have to simply deal with those pesky potholes on your daily commute. One call can make them go …
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Paramedics Plus opens new facility in Harrisburg

In the past, emergency calls in Harrisburg and Tea have always been answered by a Sioux Falls ambulance. “What this is going to do is put a resource in between both instead of a resource coming into that area from Sioux Falls,” Paramedics Plus Chief Operating Officer Michael Bureau said. The new …
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Valiant Fight but Skyforce Fall at Texas

Valiant Fight but Skyforce Fall at Texas

They were seven strong, but fell eight points short as the Sioux Falls Skyforce were outgunned by the Texas Legends 126-118 Thursday night at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco Texas. It was the first round of a two-game trip to the Lone Star State. As a team in transition, the Skyforce (15-16) can claim some …
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Local Breweries Gear Up For ‘Sioux Empire On Tap’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the 4th year in a row, ‘Sioux Empire On Tap’ comes to Sioux Falls. As you may have guessed, the event is geared towards craft beer enthusiasts. However, if you’re new to craft beer, this event is an excellent way to get involved. Breweries from around the nation come …
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