Sioux Steel Observes Shooting Anniversary

Sioux Steel Observes Shooting Anniversary

Workers at the Sioux Steel plant in Lennox reached an important benchmark in the aftermath of tragedy that struck the entire community. One year ago Friday, a gunman shot and killed truck dispatcher Jon Richter and seriously wounded another employee, Kathy Steever. Authorities later found the gunman’s body at his burned-out truck south of Lennox. The healing process remains a work in progress, 12 months later. A company seeking an emotional lift found release in the blue skies over Lennox. “You
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Harrisburg Principal Remembers Student Who Died In Crash

Harrisburg Principal Remembers Student Who Died In Crash

It was a sad day at Harrisburg High School.  When students arrived, they learned a classmate died in a head-on crash. High School Principal Kevin Lein spoke with KELOLAND News about the loss and how he wants everyone to remember Alysen Voss. 16 year-old Alysen Voss was driving on Highway 11 Sunday morning when she lost control of her car, crossed to the southbound lane and collided with an SUV. Lein says it’s a difficult day for the school and that Voss was a talented artist who a
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Roads Slick On I-29, Drivers Urged To Travel Carefully

Roads Slick On I-29, Drivers Urged To Travel Carefully

Roads are slick in eastern South Dakota Sunday causing several cars to go off the road. A scene on I-29 south of Beresford shows several cars in the ditch. Reports have come in of blowing snow across interstates, making roads difficult to travel on.  Safe Travel USA has labeled many roads on the east side of the state as wet and slippery. South Dakota Highway Patrol advises to drive carefully and watch your speed. JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.co
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Sioux Falls Casino Robbed, Police Search For Suspect

Sioux Falls Casino Robbed, Police Search For Suspect

Sioux Falls Police are looking for a casino armed robbery suspect who got away with cash and an employee’s car. Fireside Casino on Carolyn Avenue in Sioux Falls was robbed around 7:30 Saturday morning by a man armed with a knife. He threatened the employee and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash with the employee’s car, a white 1994 Dodge Caravan. No one was hurt. The suspect is described as a possibly white male, 6’4″-6’5″ tall, with an average build. He
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Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Gets New Life-Saving Machines

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Gets New Life-Saving Machines

The paramedics of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue respond to about 7,000 emergency medical calls every year. Nearly nine percent of those calls involve people having heart problems. If you are one of them, you want that emergency crew to have the very best equipment on board for the job. Soon, a new machine will help the department improve its response. “It’s the latest technology; it’s the newest unit,” Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Division Chief Brad Goodroad said. The Department just re
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Authorities Investigate Andover Bar Fire

Authorities Investigate Andover Bar Fire

Authorities in Day County are investigating their third bar fire in six months. An early morning fire destroyed a bar and grill in Andover Wednesday. By the time firefighters arrived, flames had spread throughout the inside of the building and there was little they could do to save it, Andover Assistant Fire Chief Barry Smith said. “We never did go in the building at all because it was that far gone,” Smith said. The bar’s owner reported the fire before 4 a.m. Since it was too lat
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Money Stolen From Sioux Falls Massage Clinic

Money Stolen From Sioux Falls Massage Clinic

A massage parlor in southwest Sioux Falls was the target of a burglary Saturday night. Someone broke into the Healing Touch Massage Clinic on West 57th Street and took nearly $900 from the business. The burglar was able to remove the lock on the office door to gain entrance into the clinic. “It is upsettting because it’s not like we’re this big company. I’m a small business and we work really hard, massage is a very physical job and you work hard and I work 6 days a week a
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Saturday Boredom Busters

Saturday Boredom Busters

JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School is hosting its 3rd annual Show Choir Invitational, a competition featuring choirs from South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.  Performances begin at 8:15 a.m. Finals begins at 7:15 p.m.  Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children and seniors, $30 for a family package.  All proceeds will benefit the Roosevelt
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Berget Defense, Judge Court Dispute

Berget Defense, Judge Court Dispute

JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. It’s an unusual case when a judge hearing a civil case is asked to reverse the South Dakota Supreme Court in a criminal case, but that’s exactly what happened in a Sioux Falls courtroom. The case centers around South Dakota inmate Rodney Berget who admitted to killing corrections officer Ron “R.J.” Johnson. Defense lawyer Jeff Larson as
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6 Soldiers From The SD Guard Return Home To Rapid City

6 Soldiers From The SD Guard Return Home To Rapid City

1/20/2016 9:57 PM A Sioux Falls teenager has been found not guilty for the murder of another teen. JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. Six soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard returned home to Rapid City on Saturday from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Guard’s Detachment 48, Operational Support Airlift Command has been overseas to provide aerial reconnaissan
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Former Worker Claims South Dakota Developmental Center Unsafe

Former Worker Claims South Dakota Developmental Center Unsafe

The South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield has 140 residents with severe developmental disabilities.  The center has 340 employees, but is short nearly 50 – a big jump since the beginning of 2015 when only 12 positions were open. A counselor who just resigned from his job says the worker shortage stems from mismanagement and an unsafe working environment. Now he’s going public with his concerns.  Paul Register worked for the center for a decade.  He tells us he ha
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High-Risk Inmate Is A Free Man

High-Risk Inmate Is A Free Man

A convicted sex offender with a violent past and considered a high-risk inmate is a free man Wednesday. Last week, prison officials sent out a warning that Michael Ontiveros was going to be released from prison after serving time at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. At that time, prison officials had said Ontiveros was planning to live in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  But just Wednesday KELOLAND News learned the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe put together what’s known as an exclusion orde
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170 Citations Handed Out During Weekend Saturation Patrol

170 Citations Handed Out During Weekend Saturation Patrol

If you noticed a lot of Sioux Falls police cruisers on the road this weekend, your eyes were not playing tricks on you. 14 officers worked the streets overnight Friday during a saturation patrol that nabbed 9 drunk drivers.  Overall, they worked 42 zones throughout the city and wrote 170 citations. “We’re just trying to make sure people are following the rules of the road and not drinking and driving. That’s kind of the main thing and we keep making arrests and keep finding th
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US Embassy Says Several Americans Missing In Iraq

US Embassy Says Several Americans Missing In Iraq

JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad confirms that “several” Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that “We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans.” His comments came aft
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Fire Crews In Mobridge Battling Second Fire In One Week

Fire Crews In Mobridge Battling Second Fire In One Week

For the second time in a week, firefighters in Mobridge are battling another fire. Smoke was coming from West Side Meat in a fire that was reported at about 4:15 Saturday afternoon. Mobridge authorities have blocked off the area to allow firefighters to work the scene.  There are no reports of any injuries. We will have more updates on this story as we receive them. JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please e
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Police Say Handgun Brought To LHS Was Loaded

Police Say Handgun Brought To LHS Was Loaded

It was a situation that could have been a lot worse, but luckily no one was hurt when a student brought a gun to Lincoln High School.  Sioux Falls Police are releasing new information about what led to the arrest.  It was a scary situation at Lincoln High School on Thursday, but everything was back to normal on Friday.  Even though no was hurt, based on the information police released, it could have been much worse. Officer Sam Clemens says the 16-year-old was in a bathroom when
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Hole-In-The-Wall Burglary

Hole-In-The-Wall Burglary

A Sioux Falls business is out thousands of dollars worth of merchandise in what authorities are calling a very sophisticated and well thought out plan. Cell Phone Guys on West 41st Street was robbed of tablets and laptops last Friday morning.  But as you’re about to see, the thieves didn’t even have to step foot inside the store and still got away with about $20,000 worth of electronics. It was an unexpected sight for Tyler Childress when he arrived to work early Friday morning at
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Powerball Jackpot Reaches $900 Million

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $900 Million

JavaScript is used to provide enhanced functionality for much of KELOLAND.com. For the best experience on this site, please enable JavaScript. The Powerball jackpot has increased to $900 million just hours before the drawing. The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. EST Saturday. Lottery officials say a winner would have the option of being paid $900 million through annual payments over 29 years or opting for a $558 million lump-sum cash payout. Sales for the lottery game have skyrocketed since W
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3 a.m. Voice Mail In Westerhuis Case Came From Alarm

3 a.m. Voice Mail In Westerhuis Case Came From Alarm

Investigators say new evidence in the Westerhuis death case continues to support that Scott Westerhuis acted alone in killing his family before setting fire to his home and turning the gun on himself. Attorney General Marty Jackley says he now has an explanation for the 3 a.m. phone call from the family’s landline to Nicole Westerhuis’ cell phone that resulted in a lost voice mail.  Along with that, other questions surrounding the case that have come up are now being answered. As
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Animal Control Searches For Dog After Biting Incident

Animal Control Searches For Dog After Biting Incident

Sioux Falls Animal Control is looking for a dog that may have bitten a woman in the face at Spencer dog park Saturday afternoon. Animal Control officers say a woman was bitten in the face at the park as she was getting her own dog ready to leave. The dog they are searching for is believed to be a grey and white female pitbull mix named Morgan. She is said to weigh around 50 pounds and was not wearing a collar at the time. Her owner is described as a young man in his late twenties, wtih dark ski
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State Officials Close Down Sioux Falls Nail Salon

State Officials Close Down Sioux Falls Nail Salon

Less than 24 hours after our KELOLAND News investigation on a woman, who was injured during a pedicure, the state cosmetology commission is shutting DN Nails down. Two inspectors paid the salon a visit today and the commission held an emergency meeting after DN Nails failed an inspection. After we brought you the story of two women whose toes were badly cut during pedicures at DN Nails, inspectors made a surprise visit to the salon today. They found a number of disturbing, and frankly gross, pr
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Pedicure Problems: From Pampering To Pain

Pedicure Problems: From Pampering To Pain

Many women head to the nail salon to get a pretty pedicure this time of year before heading out on a warm weather vacation. That was the case for a Sioux Falls woman who’s leaving for Texas; only her pedicure didn’t turn out so pretty.  She ended up making a trip to the ER after getting her toenails done. A pedicure is supposed to be a way to pamper yourself,  but let’s face it footbaths can become a cesspool of germs and pedicures carry a risk of everything from MRSA to a
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Man Accused Of Stealing Car May Be Stealing Mail Too

Man Accused Of Stealing Car May Be Stealing Mail Too

A number of homeowners in east Sioux Falls have been reporting their mail missing, and a man accused of stealing an SUV and leading police on a chase may be the one taking it. Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Stalder is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and aggravated eluding. However, he did not get charged with theft, but investigators say that could change. Some homeowners near the 3600 block of Harmony Drive in Sioux Falls are missing some holiday packages, after someone allegedly took e
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AAA Taxi in Sioux Falls Review

http://www.siouxfallstaxiservice.com (605) 310-6600 AAA Taxi Service- Sioux Falls, SD.

Review: This is a great, reliable, taxi service. Very professional, shows up on time and wears a suit. It is very convenient that it can be reserved with a text message. Had poor experience with other services in town, but AAA has always been reliable.

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Sioux Falls Executive Clean & Safe Taxi Service. AAA Taxi Service in Sioux Falls is available with a CLEAN car. No need to worry about getting your clothes dirty. No need to worry about not feeling safe. We will get you where you need to go in the Sioux Falls area by taking the most direct path available. You will not be overcharged.

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What To Recycle This Christmas

What To Recycle This Christmas

Many families are getting set to take the wraps off of Christmas by opening presents around the tree. But what ends up on the living room floor can pose a dilemma in the Christmas cleanup that follows.  That’s because not all Christmas wrappings are recyclable. There’s no room at the bin for certain types of holiday refuse. Millennium Recycling processes about 50,000 tons of recyclables every year. But the piles grow tallest at Christmastime. “During the holiday season, we do
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How To Find A Contractor

The internet revolution has changed practically every industry. Home improvement wasn’t spared either. (In a good sense, that is).

Going through your local Yellow Pages book now seems to be quiet outdated. Instead, the internet now offers a multitude of opportunities of finding a
contractor to take care of your repair and home improvement needs.

First of, there are many online telephone directories which offer generic information such as company name, address, and phone number. Such sites are usually very easy to use and let the user select a detailed field of contractor service that they need. Furthermore, the users may use the ZIP code option and have the site show only the contractors that are located within a certain mileage from their home. While online yellow pages are easy to use, they don’t provide any information about the company itself.

There are also websites that actually “pre-screen” contractors, making sure that they are licensed and insured. The ease in this case is that you type in your project details and information and have the site do all the work. The minus is that these sites sell the information you give them to contractors and depending on how many such sales they make, you may end up getting phone calls from more contractors than you wish to talk to.

The last, but not least popular methods of finding contractors are contractor directories. Contractor directories enables contractors to post their own business description, capitalizing on their expertise and users leave feedback on their experience with the contractors, serving as a recommendation or a warning for further dealings with the contractor.

If you are looking for a contractor online, make sure to do some due diligence. Go to your local state or city website and check if the contractor indeed has a valid license number. Your local Better Business Bureau should be good places to check if any complains have been filed. Finally, talk to the contractor yourself. Don’t be shy about asking for references and do check them out. Discuss your project as detailed as possible. Make sure that you’re both agree on a date when the project will be completed and put it in a contract. The reason is that you don’t want the contractor to stop working on your project if he gets a more profitable gig. As for the payment, don’t pay upfront. Break it up into a few payments, one being a deposit and others should be paid upon completion of certain parts of the project.

All of the above methods are good in some sense. However, it is the consumers’ responsibility to make sure that he/she isn’t being serviced by someone who will defraud them or damage their property. After all it’s always possible to pay to be included into websites and have multiple accounts to leave yourself a good feedback.

Always remember, it’s your money and your house. If you’re paying someone to work for you, you have to make sure that you’re getting your money worth.