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Sioux Falls schools encourage parents to become drivers as bus driver shortage continues

School Bus Inc. is still seeing the same problems it's had all year: a shortage of 20 drivers, and delays in students getting to school on time.


How Sioux Falls ended up with Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea Area schools in its city limits

Schools from Brandon Valley, Harrisburg and Tea Area sit within Sioux Falls city limits. How did southeastern South Dakota's rapid growth contribute?


Christmas without a tree? Buy early or miss out due to short supply, Sioux Falls sellers say

Last year saw record Christmas tree sales in Sioux Falls. Retailers anticipate high demand this year but don't have enough trees due to supply issues.


Court documents: 23-year-old charged in East Arrowhead Parkway crash that killed 2 people

The driver of a fatal crash that killed two people and injured four in May in eastern Sioux Falls has been identified and charged.


Active COVID-19 cases rise as hospitalizations fall in South Dakota

Hospitalizations fell in South Dakota, including intensive care patients. Active cases in the state increased for the 15th day in a row.


Minnehaha County prison guard assaulted, held in closet by murder suspect, according to court docs

Amir Hasan Beaudion Jr. is in jail awaiting trial. He has now been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer at a Minnehaha County prison.


'It'll be a brighter year': Jill Franken to kick off Parade of Lights as Grand Marshal

Franken can't put her finger on what makes the parade so special, but as the 2021 grand marshal, she's honored to kick off Sioux Falls' "magical" celebration on Nov. 26.


As holidays approach, cell phones and speeding remain major roadway risks in S.D.

Despite new laws and public-information campaigns, distracted driving and cell phone use continue to make roadways in South Dakota more dangerous.


Gov. Kristi Noem losing another chief of staff, taps attorney Mark Miller to assume position

An attorney advising Gov. Kristi Noem for the last 13 months is taking on larger role in her administration.


Improved parking, more public art planned for Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls

Six parking spots will also be added to 9th Street, while the affected area of Phillips Avenue will lose five.


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