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 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 

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[ 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 

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[ 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 

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[ 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...

 2021-09-01 00:19 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

What's the best way to get Americans vaccinated? Some say money....

Across the nation, many states and organizations have started implementing vaccine incentives for unvaccinated people to get the shot....

 2021-09-01 00:18 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Attend a free vaccine clinic and you could get paid...

free vaccine clinic with an incentive offer....

 2021-08-31 22:36 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

South Dakota AG got speeding ticket days before crash trial...

South Dakota's attorney general was ticketed for going 57 in a 35 mph zone just days before he faced trial on traffic charges in a fatal car crash last year. Jason Ravnsborg, the state's top law enforcement officer, received a ticket late Sunday i...

 2021-08-31 22:36 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers unveils new suspension system for better safety...

Some construction vehicles from a Siouxland company are getting an upgrade. SmithCo. in Le Mars says it's outfitting its "Mining Side Dump" trailers with a new suspension system, allowing those trucks to more easily drive over rough terrain. S...

 2021-08-31 22:28 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Spike in COVID cases continues South Dakota...

South Dakota's total infection number to 133,279....

 2021-08-31 22:23 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Union County woman first West Nile death in South Dakota...

A 42-year-old woman in Union County is South Dakota's first human West Nile Virus death of the 2021 season. "We are encouraging residents to take the necessary precautions to avoid contracting West Nile Virus. Simple, yet key mitigation strategies...

 2021-08-31 21:54 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

U.S. Dept. of Ed Secretary calls Iowa law banning mask mandates an 'overreach'...

U. S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is calling Iowa's law banning mask mandates in schools an "overreach. "Secretary Cardona spoke with Iowa's News Now Tuesday, one day after the U. S. Department of Education announced i...

 2021-08-31 21:33 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

SD Legislative Redistricting committee considers new census data with little time to spare...

The South Dakota legislative redistricting committee is considering recently released census data while attempting to redistrict the state's legislative districts on an incredibly tight timeline....

 2021-08-31 21:33 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

SD Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg gets speeding ticket, his 7th since 2014...

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg obtained his 7th speeding ticket in as many years just mere days before heading to trial in an accident he was involved in that led to one pedestrian death in September 2020....

 2021-08-31 21:32 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

The final test is underway at Hideaway Hills...

It will finally tell us what is going on underground...

 2021-08-31 19:38 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Art galley in Rapid City gives reservation artists a place to sell their work...

The art scene in Rapid City continues to expand as more galleries pop up throughout town. Two artists from the Pine Ridge reservation opened a gallery in June aimed to give indigenous artists the opportunity to sell their work off the reservation....

 2021-08-31 15:16 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

McDonald's on 8th and Hamilton closed after grease fire...

McDonald's at 729 Hamilton Blvd will be closed on Tuesday after a grease fire. Sioux City Fire Rescue responded to the fire at about 9:30 a. m. Tuesday morning. A grease fire had started in one of the fryers and was quickly extinguished. The restauran...

 2021-08-31 14:59 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

South Dakota is seeing gas prices decline, but how long will it last?...

Now that tourism season in the Black Hills is trickling down, gas prices are expected to follow that trend....

 2021-08-31 14:49 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

No injuries after apartment fire on Transit Ave...

Sioux City Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on the 3600 block of Transit Ave. just after 8:00 a. m. Tuesday morning. The fire was contained to one of the apartment units inside the structure. Light smoke was seen coming from the residence. No inj...

 2021-08-31 14:48 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

MidAmerican crews heading to Louisiana to help restore power...

Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy is sending 120 employees and crew members to southern Louisiana to help restore electricity after service was knocked out during Hurricane Ida. The company says more than a million people are still without power. "O...

 2021-08-31 11:23 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

Strong storms leave trails of damage overnight, clearing Tuesday morning...

Strong storms overnight brought damage to the Sioux City metro in the form of downed trees and golf ball sized hail made its mark as well. Strong storms toppled trees overnight (Siouxland News Graphic) If you have any storm reports please send them to us ...

 2021-08-31 04:51 

KEVN

[ FOX Rapid City ]

Utah homicide victim connected to Rapid City revenge shooting...

Dominique Brave, 23, was traveling with three people wanted in connection to a Rapid City shooting when she was shot in the head in Utah....

 2021-08-31 04:23 

KMEG

[ Sioux City ]

State wants to drop charges for man accused of kidnapping girlfriend, holding her in shed...

Woodbury County is dropping charges against a man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend from South Sioux City and holding her in a shed near Bronson. In a motion to dismiss filed late last week, the county attorney's office seeks to dismiss the char...

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