Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trump Declares It's 'Time To Join Forces' To Fix US Problems

Feb 28, 2017 |

Trump Declares It’s ‘Time To Join Forces’ To Fix US Problems Heralding a “new chapter of American greatness,” President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overhauling the nation’s health care system, significantly boosting military spending and plunging $1 trillion into upgrading crumbling infrastructure. Striking […more]

VA holding open house today

Feb 28, 2017 |

VA holding open house today The Sioux Falls VA Medical Center will hold an open house today for its new primary care addition along with a Veterans Benefits Fair. It runs from 4 …See all stories on this topic Sanford Health Reaches Out To Those In Need “Basically what they’re going to do is offer free […more]

Trump Looks To Refocus His Presidency In Address To Congress

Feb 27, 2017 |

Trump Looks To Refocus His Presidency In Address To Congress President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core economic issues that helped him get elected — and, his allies hope, to move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that have roiled his White […more]

Lawmakers Reject Call For Commission To Study Race Relations

Feb 27, 2017 |

Lawmakers Reject Call For Commission To Study Race Relations A House panel has rejected a call to create a commission to study race relations among Native Americans and the state of South Dakota.See all stories on this topic Some Black Hills Bike Races Lacking Needed Permits Some popular bike races aren’t getting the permits they […more]

Trump Toasts Nation's Governors Ahead Of Health Care Talks

Feb 26, 2017 |

Trump Toasts Nation’s Governors Ahead Of Health Care Talks WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump toasted the nation’s governors Sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the White House ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called Obamacare law. Trump welcomed 46 governors and their spouses to the annual […more]

Stanley County Places 5 and Potter Co. Has State Champion at B Tournament

Feb 26, 2017 |

Stanley County Places 5 and Potter Co. Has State Champion at B Tournament SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Stanley County Buffalos scored 42 points to finish 18th in the team standings of the State Class B High School Wrestling …See all stories on this topic Another State Tournament and Another State Title SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – […more]

Sunday Boredom Busters, February 26th

Feb 25, 2017 |

Sunday Boredom Busters, February 26th The Augustana Diversity and Inclusion Office presents “Frederick: The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass.”See all stories on this topic Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on […more]

Gorsuch Sympathizes With Workers, Often Sides With Bosses

Feb 25, 2017 |

Gorsuch Sympathizes With Workers, Often Sides With Bosses If confirmed to the Supreme Court, he’s likely to hear major workers’ rights cases.See all stories on this topic Branstad Plans Extra Cuts To Colleges To Cover Shortfall The Iowa Legislature passed a budget bill earlier this year that included roughly $117 million in cuts to cover […more]

Daytona 500 Interactive: Winnings Over The Years

Feb 24, 2017 |

Daytona 500 Interactive: Winnings Over The Years See all stories on this topic Saturday Boredom Busters, February 25th Check out more than 250 home-related exhibits this weekend at the Sioux Empire Home Show. See all stories on this topic

Family, friends gather at fatal crash site

Feb 24, 2017 |

Family, friends gather at fatal crash site SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — About 100 friends and family of a young teen killed in a car crash in Sioux Falls gathered around the tree where he lost his …See all stories on this topic Armed robbery in southwest Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) – Police […more]

Sneve: A way-too-early look at the 2018 mayoral race

Feb 23, 2017 |

Sneve: A way-too-early look at the 2018 mayoral race With the presidential election in the rearview mirror, political buffs in Sioux Falls are turning their attention to the next high-profile election on the radar …See all stories on this topic Sioux Falls girl wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ award At 10 years old, the Sioux Falls girl […more]

Augustana University Welcomes Herseth Sandlin As New President

Feb 23, 2017 |

Augustana University Welcomes Herseth Sandlin As New President A Sioux Falls university will officially welcome its new leader at a ceremony on Thursday.See all stories on this topic The True Cost Of Heroin South Dakota faces a meth problem, but law enforcement is already seeing a potential new problem in the rise of heroin.See all […more]

Bill Could Hamper SD Same-Sex Couples Looking To Adopt

Feb 22, 2017 |

Bill Could Hamper SD Same-Sex Couples Looking To Adopt Supporters say they want to guard agencies from losing state funds or licenses See all stories on this topic South Dakota House Approves Limits On Out-Of-State Donations Members voted 50-18 Wednesday to send the bill to the Senate.See all stories on this topic

Police investigate 'serious' crash in central Sioux Falls

Feb 22, 2017 |

Police investigate ‘serious’ crash in central Sioux Falls A car crashed into a tree near the intersection of 22nd Street and Western Avenue in Sioux Falls. A police officer at the scene told KSFY News the …See all stories on this topic I Love Life: Sioux Falls Pastor Writes Book On Prayer I-Love-Life1-1 Adam Weber is […more]

Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 21st

Feb 21, 2017 |

Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 21st Here are Tuesday’s results from across KELOLAND.See all stories on this topic South Dakota House Panel Votes To Table Abortion Measure See all stories on this topic

Noem Asks Sessions To Discuss Rising Violent Crime

Feb 21, 2017 |

Noem Asks Sessions To Discuss Rising Violent Crime Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is asking new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss rising violent crime in South Dakota.See all stories on this topic Up To 23 Years In Prison Possible In Investor Fraud Case A former Rapid City investment adviser faces up to 23 years […more]

Minnesota inching closer to lifting ban on Sunday liquor sales

Feb 20, 2017 |

Minnesota inching closer to lifting ban on Sunday liquor sales SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – After several failures over the past few years, an effort to end the Sunday liquor sales ban is gaining momentum at the …See all stories on this topic Group aims to use Tea Party tactics to block Trump policies South Dakotans […more]

Deadline Looms For Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

Feb 20, 2017 |

Deadline Looms For Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp State and federal authorities have told Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters at an encampment in North Dakota to leave. But many in the camp say they’re not going.See all stories on this topic Many Options For US When Investigating Russian Ties Washington (AP) When it comes to […more]

Known For Political Temperance, Iowa Moves Sharply Right

Feb 19, 2017 |

Known For Political Temperance, Iowa Moves Sharply Right DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors. It was one of four states — along with Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire — that flipped to complete GOP […more]

Iowa GOP Bill To Reverse Raises Worries Low-Income Workers

Feb 19, 2017 |

Iowa GOP Bill To Reverse Raises Worries Low-Income Workers Some workers are expressing bewilderment over the potential loss of raises. See all stories on this topic SpaceX Launches Rocket From NASA’s Historic Moon Pad A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space CenterSee all stories on this topic

Employee Clinic Comes To Harrisburg Schools

Feb 18, 2017 |

Employee Clinic Comes To Harrisburg Schools Harrisburg, SD Employee clinics are the latest trend sweeping school districts across the nation. Through a partnership with Avera Health, Harrisburg school officials recently hopped on board. Michael Amolins is a Curriculum Director for grades 6-12 in the Harrisburg School District. For that reason alone, affordable health care is […more]

No. 5 Patriots roll past Watertown 66-51

Feb 18, 2017 |

No. 5 Patriots roll past Watertown 66-51 SIOUX FALLS — A close game turned into a blowout rather quickly as the Watertown High School girls basketball team had no answers for Sioux …See all stories on this topic Arrow jv wins, sophomores fall to Sioux Falls Lincoln Arrow jv wins, sophomores fall to Sioux Falls Lincoln […more]

Roundup: Augie women clinch share of NSIC South

Feb 17, 2017 |

Roundup: Augie women clinch share of NSIC South Senior guard Logan O’Farrell scored her 1,000th career point in the Vikings 73-67 victory over Winona State Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena.See all stories on this topic Temperatures warm to near record Friday Thermometers in Sioux City maxed out at 66 Friday, according to the […more]

Trump Weighs Mobilizing National Guard For Immigration Roundups

Feb 17, 2017 |

Trump Weighs Mobilizing National Guard For Immigration Roundups The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization […more]

Family reunited with lost dog after several weeks

Feb 16, 2017 |

Family reunited with lost dog after several weeks SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – It’s a happy ending for a family from Parker, South … Janeen and Don Rang said when the Sioux Falls Humane Society …See all stories on this topic Gassing up going up SIOUX FALLS,SD (KELO-AM / KSFY-TV) – The temperatures may not be […more]

Head Of Authority Overseeing Vikings Stadium Resigns

Feb 16, 2017 |

Head Of Authority Overseeing Vikings Stadium Resigns The chairwoman of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium has resigned after weeks of criticism over questionable use of luxury suites by family and friends.See all stories on this topic Adopt A Farmer Program Brings The Farm To School It was a break from daily lessons and […more]

'Cats fall short Friday, win strong Saturday

Feb 15, 2017 |

‘Cats fall short Friday, win strong Saturday Fatigue from Friday night seemed to set in early in Saturday’s game as the ‘Cats got off to a slow start against Sioux Falls. “We were tired,” Stover said.See all stories on this topic Panel votes down ‘smokescreen to target Muslims’ Migdad Mustafa, of Sioux Falls, said he […more]

Keeping the wheels turning

Feb 15, 2017 |

Keeping the wheels turning “Our coordinator in Sioux Falls went to the Southeast Tech auto tech class and they fixed the old van and did body work for us,” Timperley said.See all stories on this topic “Into the Woods” performs for a final night Wednesday in Sioux Falls “Into the Woods” performs for a final […more]

Buffett's Firm Invests Heavily In Apple, Airline Stocks

Feb 14, 2017 |

Buffett’s Firm Invests Heavily In Apple, Airline Stocks Warren Buffett’s company nearly quadrupled its investment in Apple to over 57 million shares during the last three months of last year.See all stories on this topic Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 14th Here are Tuesday’s results from across KELOLAND.See all stories on this topic

Lloyd Companies expanding in Des Moines area

Feb 14, 2017 |

Lloyd Companies expanding in Des Moines area Sioux Falls-based Lloyd Companies is expanding to Des Moines. The developer plans to break ground this spring on a $22 million apartment and …See all stories on this topic Daily Record: Arrests Samuel Eagletail, 46, Sioux Falls, was arrested Friday on a warrant. • Ronnie Sexton, 42, Yankton, was […more]

WBK: Northern State Hitting Its Stride At Right Time

Feb 13, 2017 |

WBK: Northern State Hitting Its Stride At Right Time The Northern State women’s basketball team has hit its stride as the regular season nears its end, winning seven-of-eight games. See all stories on this topic Former State Trooper Remains On School Board A former state trooper, who admitted to taking thousands of dollars from drug […more]

Former U.S. Representative Clint Roberts Dead At 82

Feb 13, 2017 |

Former U.S. Representative Clint Roberts Dead At 82 In 1981, Roberts was elected to the House of Representatives and succeeded James Abdnor in South Dakota’s second district.See all stories on this topic For One Florist, Love Has Been In The Air For Weeks Valentine’s Day may be tomorrow but for one Sioux Falls shop, love […more]

USHL: Stampede Suffer Heart Break, Fall in a Shootout to Sioux City

Feb 12, 2017 |

USHL: Stampede Suffer Heart Break, Fall in a Shootout to Sioux City Sioux Falls, SD—For the second straight game the Sioux Falls Stampede took one of the league’s best teams down to the wire and earned a point in …See all stories on this topic Stampede suffer heart break again, fall in a shootout to Sioux […more]

Sisseton School Canceled Due To Mechanical Fire

Feb 12, 2017 |

Sisseton School Canceled Due To Mechanical Fire A mechanical fire has forced Westside Elementary in Sisseton to cancel classes on Monday.See all stories on this topic More Farmers Eye Organic Operations Amid Increased Demand The issue was discussed during the recent Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society Winter Conference in Aberdeen.See all stories on this topic

MBK: Coyotes Top Jacks In Summit League Showdown

Feb 12, 2017 |

MBK: Coyotes Top Jacks In Summit League Showdown Vermillion, SD South Dakota’s Matt Mooney and South Dakota State’s Reed Tellinghuisen put on a shooting display, but it was three consecutive 3-pointers by Mooney down the stretch that was the difference in the Coyotes’ 91-89 win against the Jackrabbits before a record crowd of 5,265 at […more]

Families Of Men Killed With Jose Fernandez File Lawsuits

Feb 11, 2017 |

Families Of Men Killed With Jose Fernandez File Lawsuits Each family is seeking $2 million.See all stories on this topic Rebuking Democrats, Iowa Bill Would Outlaw Voter From Delays Democrats are accusing Pate’s office of exaggerating the impact of the delaySee all stories on this topic

Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk

Feb 10, 2017 |

Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – At his pediatrics practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dr. Alaa Al Nofal sees up to 10 patients a day. He’s known some of …See all stories on this topic Sioux Falls prepares for 2018 Pheasantfest Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) – Pheasants Forever […more]

Meth surge testing limits of state's treatment programs

Feb 10, 2017 |

Meth surge testing limits of state’s treatment programs “What we don’t have are enough treatment programs,” said Judge Robin Houwman, who operates the Second Circuit’s DUI court in Sioux Falls.See all stories on this topic SDSO Welcomes Ben Folds To Sioux Falls The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is excited to welcome Ben Folds to Sioux […more]

Dress for Success, EmBe host In Her Shoes event to celebrate women

Feb 9, 2017 |

Dress for Success, EmBe host In Her Shoes event to celebrate women SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – It was a morning filled with awareness and empowerment as Dress for Success and EmBe hosted the In Her Shoes …See all stories on this topic Public notice bill defeated in committee Greg Jamison, R-Sioux Falls, the bill’s sponsor, […more]

Yes Virginia, There Will Be a Circus This Year

Feb 9, 2017 |

Yes Virginia, There Will Be a Circus This Year Despite what you may have heard about the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shutting down, there WILL be a Shrine Circus in Sioux Falls …See all stories on this topic Man accused of assaulting, kidnapping woman in Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A […more]

Sex Trafficking Bill In The Legislature

Feb 8, 2017 |

Sex Trafficking Bill In The Legislature House Bill 1118 aims to crack down and protect children from sex traffickingSee all stories on this topic Putting A Face To A National Debate A local event aimed to put a personal look on the national debate. See all stories on this topic

String of Robberies in Sioux Falls Unusual

Feb 8, 2017 |

String of Robberies in Sioux Falls Unusual A recent robbery of the Century Theater near the intersection of Shirley and Louise Avenue is one of several recent robberies to hit Sioux Falls.See all stories on this topic Sioux City wakes up to 2.7 inches of snow Brad Adams, observing program leader with the National Weather […more]

Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 7th

Feb 7, 2017 |

Tuesday Night Scoreboard – February 7th Here are Tuesday’s results from across KELOLAND.See all stories on this topic Miller Scores 32 Points As Skyforce Top Knicks SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Despite missing two of its best defenders, the Sioux Falls Skyforce (22-11) posted its best defensive effort in more than a month to earn a […more]

Cooler temperatures Tuesday, snow expected overnight

Feb 7, 2017 |

Cooler temperatures Tuesday, snow expected overnight “It could impact the (morning) commute, obviously,” said Alex Ferguson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.See all stories on this topic Housing inventory among lowest ever The Sioux Falls housing market has rarely – if ever – been this tight. The city ended January with […more]

Southwestern business robbed Monday night

Feb 6, 2017 |

Southwestern business robbed Monday night Nobody was injured in an armed robbery of a business in south western Sioux Falls Monday night. Two men went up to an employee of a business in …See all stories on this topic conceal carry Representative Lee Qualm sponsored a bill that would allow those with an enhanced concealed carry […more]

Compass Center Hosting “It's In The Bag” Benefit

Feb 6, 2017 |

Compass Center Hosting “It’s In The Bag” Benefit The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is a non-profit organization that serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Since their services are free of …See all stories on this topic SECT To Announce New Season Productions At “The Reveal” Fundraiser … the Sioux Empire and helps them their […more]

Super Bowl ads meant to create conversation

Feb 5, 2017 |

Super Bowl ads meant to create conversation SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – While it may seem like some politically charged Super Bowl ads are especially timely this year, Sioux Falls advertising …See all stories on this topic Ober Helps Jacks Climb Over Coyotes & Into First Place SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In each of the last […more]

Rushed Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood Spark Confusion

Feb 5, 2017 |

Rushed Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood Spark Confusion The GOP-backed legislation flew through the Senate on Thursday and now moves to the House.See all stories on this topic Court Denies Justice Request To Immediately Reinstate Ban The Trump administration appealed a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily placed the ban on hold.See all stories on this […more]

Roundup: USF women top Minot State

Feb 4, 2017 |

Roundup: USF women top Minot State Rebounds–Sioux Falls 38 (Huinker, Jacey 11; Knecht, Sam 11), Minot State 31 (Flowers, … Technical fouls–Sioux Falls-None, Minot State-None.See all stories on this topic Schwan: In Metli’s memory, a reminder to think big The plan was to tell you today about a man in Mississippi who is serving as […more]

First National Bank Sioux Falls Purchases 5719 Shares of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)

Feb 4, 2017 |

First National Bank Sioux Falls Purchases 5719 Shares of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) First National Bank Sioux Falls boosted its stake in shares of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) by 9.0% during the third quarter, according to its …See all stories on this topic Violence in South Dakota: Is it worse than ever? SIOUX FALLS […more]

Big Game Recipes: Beverages

Feb 3, 2017 |

Big Game Recipes: Beverages NEXSTAR No Big Game party is complete without a few cocktails. With that in mind, a brand new hangout in Las Vegas called Hatari Restaurant and Sports Bar shared how to concoct the perfect drink to compliment your football experience. Las Vegas Now host Stacey Gualandi has a recipe from Hatari Bartender […more]

Sioux Falls Skyforce Lose Late Lead Drop Fifth Straight

Feb 3, 2017 |

Sioux Falls Skyforce Lose Late Lead Drop Fifth Straight The Rio Grande Valley Vipers finished strong on Thursday night erasing a seven-point deficit to send the Sioux Falls Skyforce to the 129-124 defeat.See all stories on this topic State Theatre to show movies for First Friday They can be purchased at the Downtown Sioux Falls […more]

WBK: SDSU Routs NDSU 70-44

Feb 2, 2017 |

WBK: SDSU Routs NDSU 70-44 BROOKINGS, S.D. – Defense and balanced scoring led the South Dakota State University women’s basketball team Wednesday night to a 70-44 win over North Dakota State in front of 1,869 fans at Frost Arena in The Summit League action. Four players scored in double figures and the Jackrabbits forced 24 […more]

Metal Objects In Some Cans Prompt Skoal Tobacco Recall

Feb 2, 2017 |

Metal Objects In Some Cans Prompt Skoal Tobacco Recall Some varieties of Skoal, Copenhagen, Cope and Husky brand smokeless tobacco are being voluntarily recalled amid complaints of metal objects, some of them sharp, being spotted in cans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says all of the recalled products were manufactured at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco […more]

Sioux Falls Skyforce Guard Briante Weber NBADL's Choice

Feb 1, 2017 |

Sioux Falls Skyforce Guard Briante Weber NBADL’s Choice Let’s take a trip back in time through the month of January 2017. Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Briante Weber produced enough beautiful basketball to be …See all stories on this topic PREP SPORTS | NCAA NATIONAL SIGNING DAY PREP SPORTS: NCAA National Signing Day … Steger chose Sioux […more]

Service Times To Remember Steve Metli Set

Feb 1, 2017 |

Service Times To Remember Steve Metli Set Funeral arrangements are set for a longtime Sioux Falls city planner.See all stories on this topic US Auto Sales Seen Lower In January; GM, Ford Post Declines Detroit (AP) U.S. auto sales appear to have lagged in January, although the slowdown could be temporary. January is typically a […more]