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Child hospitalizations, long-COVID concerns rise amid omicron surge in South Dakota

As COVID-19 infections sweep across South Dakota in record numbers, concerns are rising that children are suffering more severe illness than before.


Why rising chemical costs, supply issues are concerns for South Dakota farmers in 2022

Higher fertilizer and chemical costs are on the minds of farm groups as they look toward spring planting.


Kidtopia toy store to close southern Sioux Falls store next week

The move comes after Nelson has struggled to find more help during a national labor shortage and while the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect her workers.


Sioux Falls School District sees increased absences as COVID surges, but not all are due to pandemic

Roughly 10% of students are out, with 1% out due to COVID, Sioux Falls district officials said. Only 2% of teachers are out because of COVID, also.


2022 Sioux Falls St. Patrick's Day parade to return after 2-year hiatus due to COVID-19

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade is planned to return after being canceled the last two years because of COVID-19 concerns.


Flu activity 'widespread' in South Dakota, 2 new deaths reported

Influenza or the flu activity was at a "widespread" level in South Dakota the week ending Jan. 15, according to the state's department of health.


Thomas Rhett to perform at Denny Sanford Premier Center after hiatus

This is the "Die a Happy Man" singer's return to the stage after a pandemic hiatus, and the first time in two years in Sioux Falls or elsehwere.


House education committee kills Gov. Kristi Noem's moment of silence and prayer bill

The House Education Committee voted 9-6 Friday to kill Gov. Kristi Noem's proposed moment of silence bill that she said would restore prayer in schools.


South Dakota reports 19 COVID-19 deaths as active cases continue hitting record highs

South Dakota's active cases reached 35,196, a record for the fourth straight day, according data from the department of health.


Man arrested for DUI after crashing vehicle into Sioux Falls police car

A man was arrested for DUI after he ran a vehicle into a Sioux Falls Police squad car early Friday morning.


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