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 2021-09-03 17:46 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Parents of disabled kids sue over Iowa ban on mask mandates...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A group of parents of disabled students filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to strike down Iowa's law banning schools from requiring masks, arguing it endangers their health and denies equal access to education. The lawsuit, ba...

 2021-09-03 16:52 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

A month of volunteering in the Black Hills has kicked off...

Thursday kicked off the first day of United Way's annual "Month of Caring," an event that unites local businesses with non-profits and neighborhoods in need for over 20 years....

 2021-09-03 16:22 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

19-year-old injured after colliding with cow on roadway...

A man was injured in an accident Thursday night after striking a cow in the roadway. 19-year-old Blake Chessmore of St. Paul was driving on Highway 57 south of Stanton, Nebraska when he struck a large cow that was on the highway. The Stanton County Sherif...

 2021-09-03 15:54 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Tyson to give more benefits to fully-vaccinated frontline workers...

Tyson Foods plans to give additional benefits to fully-vaccinated frontline workers in the U. S. Beginning Jan. 1st, 2022, fully-vaccinated team members can start earning up to 20 hours of paid sick leave per year. New hires will also get one week of vaca...

 2021-09-03 13:07 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

COVID numbers in South Dakota on Thursday...

Since yesterday, South Dakota has seen an increase of 536 cases of COVID....

 2021-09-03 11:08 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Drought conditions have decreased ahead of the Labor Day weekend...

Yesterday the US Drought Monitor updated and gave us some fantastic news! Our drought conditions have substantially decreased in Siouxland thanks to our recent rainy stretch. The US Drought Monitor shows that some spots in Siouxland are no longer experien...

 2021-09-03 04:50 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Majority of South Dakota construction companies seeing increase in workers...

According to a 2021 Workforce Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 50% of construction firms in the states saw an increased headcount, while 22% saw a reduction in workers, and 28% saw no real change....

 2021-09-03 04:50 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

South Dakota triceratops fossil going up for auction in Paris...

Named "Big John", the dinosaur is believed to have once roamed the grounds of what is now South Dakota....

 2021-09-03 03:35 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Iowa State Patrol stepping up Labor Day weekend driving enforcement...

If you're planning to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend be aware that law enforcement will be on the road in higher numbers as well. Labor Day weekend is one of the Iowa State Patrol's special traffic enforcement program events, which sees an i...

 2021-09-03 03:33 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Sioux City resident receives "gift of sound" thanks to local business...

A young hearing-impaired woman has received the "gift of sound" thanks to a local business. 23-year-old Kayla Marr of Sioux City has been wearing hearing aids since she was 2 years old which weren't properly matched to adjust for her loss of h...

 2021-09-03 00:14 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Health Watch: Croup...

Healthwatch with Creekside Medical Clinic...

 2021-09-02 22:24 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

SD had 657 active COVID-19 cases in early August, now there are 5,370...

In all of the Black Hills combined, Monument Health is performing 400 to 500 tests daily. 30-percent of which are positive....

 2021-09-02 22:24 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Ordinance suggests medical marijuana dispensaries in Rapid City to cap at 15, some say this doesn't illustrate a free market...

The Rapid City Council held a working session today where they discussed medical marijuana dispensaries....

 2021-09-02 22:24 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

North Rapid youth hopes to build coalition to address community violence...

It may seem like morale in the North Rapid community would suffer, after a summer of tragedy in neighborhoods like Knollwood townhouses. However, where there's despair, there's also a determination to build a better future among the youth of the c...

 2021-09-02 22:22 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Rapid City exceeds history with it's sales tax revenue once again...

Rapid City exceeds history with it's sales tax revenue once again...

 2021-09-02 21:29 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

An osprey falls victim to discarded fishing wire...

The birds foot was very swollen indicating it had been tangled for a while...

 2021-09-02 21:28 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Dakota Dunes, Sioux City looking to build a pedestrian bridge across Big Sioux River...

The city of Sioux City and Dakota Dunes' community improvement district are working together to build a new pedestrian bridge linking Iowa and South Dakota. The two communities are holding a joint public meeting on the proposed project later this mont...

 2021-09-02 21:25 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Golfer travels cross country for clean water, makes stop in Siouxland...

A California native was in Siouxland, on a mission to help give the world clean water. Clay Phillips is golfing 50 rounds of golf across the 50 states in just 50 days, raising money for that mission. He was at Whispering Creek golf course Thursday after g...

 2021-09-02 21:21 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

South Sioux City School utilizing ESSER III funds for learning loss, building updates...

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER funds, have been awarded to public school districts nationwide for pandemic relief. Last year, Congress set aside $13. 2 billion for a 3rd round of funding for districts. How is the South Siou...

 2021-09-02 21:20 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Sioux City Schools looking to use ESSER III funding for student mental health services...

With discussions at recent school board meetings being about mental health of students and ESSER III funding, Siouxland News sat down with the Sioux City Schools Director of Student Services and equity education to discuss the services they offer students...

 2021-09-02 18:07 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

83-year-old killed in tractor accident near Rolfe, Iowa...

An 83-year-old Rolfe, Iowa man was killed in a tractor accident Wednesday near Rolfe, Iowa. The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office was called to 26475 440th St. , northwest of Rolfe for a serious injury just before 4:00 pm. on Sept. 1st. When deputies...

 2021-09-02 16:52 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Jan. 6 riot defendant returned to jail for using internet...

A federal judge on Thursday ordered a prominent participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the U. S. Capitol to return to jail after he was caught accessing the internet to watch false conspiracy theories about the presidential election. U. S. District Judge Tim...

 2021-09-02 16:39 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools to require masks for grades 7-12 for two weeks...

Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools will require students and staff in grades 7-12 to wear masks for the next two weeks. A letter from the Superintendent says that they have had some COVID cases in the high school and the school was going to make some tem...

 2021-09-02 15:46 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Dutch Air Force collects final F-16 from 185th painting facility...

A ten-year relationship between the Royal Dutch Air Force and the Air National Guard paint shop in Sioux City has come to an end. Dutch pilots picked up the last of their F-16 fighter jets to be re-painted at the facility on Tuesday and left some mementos...

 2021-09-02 11:10 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

It's going to be a rainy day in Siouxland...

It's going to be a rainy and stormy day in Siouxland, with storms beginning in the morning and continuing into the overnight hours tonight. Widespread rain will last throughout the day today and into the overnight hours tonight. (Siouxland News Graphi...

 2021-09-02 02:59 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

WWII Veteran touches the sky over Siouxland while on a Dream Flight...

You may have heard of Honor Flights, taking veterans from Siouxland to the national war memorials in Washington DC, but there's another organization taking those vets to the air much closer to home. Cal Swagerty, a World War Two veteran soared over Si...

 2021-09-02 02:27 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Diocese of Sioux City welcomes Father Edward Girres as new Monsignor...

The Diocese of Sioux City has a new senior leader. The Diocese says the Vatican has approved the appointment of Father Edward Girres, who recently retired as an active priest, as the first Monsignor in the Diocese in more than 20 years. That title is rese...

 2021-09-02 02:21 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Locals weigh in on proposal to move Woodbury Township Cemetery...

Sergeant Bluff residents got a chance to weigh in on a proposal to relocate a graveyard in that community. We first told you last month about plans to move the Woodbury Township Cemetery and the 1,300 graves within it. Those plans were discussed in a comm...

 2021-09-02 02:16 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Group protests mandatory COVID-19 vaccine mandate at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's...

A group of protesters gathered outside UnityPoint Health St. Luke's Wednesday afternoon to rally against that healthcare company's decision to require COVID-19 vaccines for their employees. Members of "Health Freedom Iowa" gathered outside...

 2021-09-02 00:12 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Girls Inc. learns how to prepare a seasonal dinner...

Girls at Girls Inc. Youth and Family Services learn how to husk corn...

 2021-09-02 00:10 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Marketing for this year's fall tourism looks a little different...

The tourism industry's shoulder season caters to the fall market and is traditionally targeted towards couples without children...

 2021-09-01 23:20 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Salvation Army purchases former Camp Goodwill, renamed "Western Plains Camp"...

The old Camp Goodwill in South Sioux City has new owners and they have plans for it to expand. The Salvation Army bought the camp and are expanding its capacity for activities, building new buildings and upgrading existing ones. They bought the camp to re...

 2021-09-01 23:17 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

August COVID-19 testing doubles July numbers, Monument seeks testing help from National Guard members...

Within the last week, nearly 3,000 COVID-19 tests were completed and 30-percent of those were positive. A month ago, Monument Health's system had less than 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. As of Monday, they reported that number was up to 110....

 2021-09-01 23:17 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Rapid City working session proposes $5,000 for business related medical marijuana licenses...

The proposed ordinance will allow a medical marijuana dispensary for every 5,000 people. With Rapid City's near 75,000 population, 15 dispensaries will be allowed....

 2021-09-01 23:15 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Names Released In Grant County Fatal Crash...

A man has been identified as the person who died early Sunday morning in an UTV crash east of Milbank....

 2021-09-01 23:15 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Dakota County Health holds booster clinic for COVID-19 vaccine...

It was a familiar sight in the Dakota City Fire hall Wednesday as a drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic took over, only this time it was for 3rd dose booster shotsImmunocompromised individuals who had already received a vaccine are eligible for a booste...

 2021-09-01 22:50 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Boys and Girls Home and Family Services cut ribbon on new Sioux City facility...

Sioux City's "Boys and Girls Home and Family Services" officially has a new home. That group cutting the ribbon on their new facility in the Indian Hills Plaza this afternoon. The Boys and Girls Home bought the old shopping center back in 2015...

 2021-09-01 22:21 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

South Dakota companies not sending linemen to help with Hurricane Ida power outages...

As residents in the southern United States continue to assess the massive damage from Hurricane Ida, more than a million customers are left without power....

 2021-09-01 21:48 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Former Vermillion teacher accused of sexually exploiting a teenage girl...

A former Vermillion High School teacher is facing a half-dozen criminal charges including two felonies and is accused of sexually exploiting a teenage girl. 23-year-old Jeickson Pichardo-Castillo is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, solicitatio...

 2021-09-01 21:43 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Onawa community losing police department citing lack of officers...

The largest city in Monona County is scrapping its Police Department and turning over responsibility for law enforcement to the county sheriff. Onawa's city council has voted to enter into a 5-year contract with the Monona County Sheriff's Office ...

 2021-09-01 21:00 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Economy grows at healthy pace in nine Midwest, Plains states...

A new monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy keeps operating at a healthy pace in nine Midwest and Plains states, but supply delays and shortages of workers are limiting growth in the region. The overall economic index for the region slip...

 2021-09-01 19:48 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Hughes Co. Sheriff releases bodycam footage of AG Ravnsborg traffic stop...

The Hughes County Sheriff's Office is releasing body cam footage during a traffic stop involving South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg of Pierre. The traffic stop was made Sunday, August 22nd, at approximately 8:50 p. m. on South Garfield Avenue in Pierre. ...

 2021-09-01 19:24 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Woodbury County COVID-19 cases increasing...

The Siouxland District Health Department says that cases are rising increasing in Woodbury County. The department does say that the hospitalizations are staying low, so far. There were 243 new cases beginning the week of August 23rd. The vaccination rate ...

 2021-09-01 17:53 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Gas leak closes portion of Hwy 11 in Alcester, S.D....

The Alcester Police Department says there is currently a natural gas leak by South Street and Highway 11. The Highway will be closed from 1st Street, South, to 302nd Street for the next few hours as the leak is fixed. Iowa Street South of 1st Street will ...

 2021-09-01 17:24 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Govenor Kim Reynolds to host her 4th annual Harvest Festival...

Governor Kim Reynolds announced that her 4th annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, September 25th at 4:30 p. m. There will be BBQ, cotton candy, face painting, and pumpkin decorating. "The annual Harvest Festival is a fun-filled event f...

 2021-09-01 15:54 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

3 men graduate from the Pennington County Veterans Court program...
 2021-09-01 14:59 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Overnight ramp closure on U.S. 20 Bypass...

A pavement patching operation on the U. S. 20 bypass in Sioux City will require closing the exit ramp from eastbound U. S. 20 to Sunnybrook Drive overnight Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 8 p. m. to midnight, weather permitting....

 2021-09-01 14:23 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

South Sioux City PD looking for missing teen...

The South Sioux City Police is asking for assistance in locating a missing juvenile. 15-year-old Lani Schmidt is described as being 5'3, 120 lbs, with blond hair and green eyes. If you have information about her whereabouts contact the South Sioux Cit...

 2021-09-01 13:54 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Norfolk Speedy Mart robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning...

Norfolk Police are investigating an early morning robbery at Speedy Mart. Police say that at 3:47 a. m. on Wednesday, September 1st, they responded to a robbery at the Speedy Mart at 101 E. Omaha Avenue. A man entered the store displayed a handgun and dem...

 2021-09-01 10:25 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Several additional inches of rain are possible this week...

We're going to have a brief break from the rain today, but it will return almost immediately. Today will be a pleasant day, although winds will start to pick up throughout the afternoon. (Siouxland News Graphic) Thursday boasts the best chance for rai...

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