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Pandemic making NFL draft's small school gems harder to find

Apr. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

Those diamonds in the rough selected in the late rounds of NFL drafts or signed as undrafted free agents are more like hidden gems this year. Fewer schools outside the Football Bowl Subdivision hosted pro days this year, meaning college players from smaller schools with...

Wrestlers at youth tournament contract the coronavirus

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are urging those who attended a recent youth wrestling tournament in South Dakota to get tested for COVID-19 after a number of wrestlers contracted the coronavirus. Officials have been concerned about youth sports fueling...

Woman's trial in baby's death 40 years ago delayed again

Apr. 10, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The trial for a woman accused of killing her newborn son 40 years ago has been delayed again. Theresa Bentaas' trial was supposed to start Monday in Minnehaha County court. But the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported Friday that the trial has now...

Tiny houses for homeless veterans planned for Sioux Falls

Apr. 07, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A national organization that builds tiny houses for homeless veterans has plans to bring a project to Sioux Falls. The Veterans Community Project has asked that about 2 acres of land near Axtell Middle School be rezoned for the project which...

Rep. Dusty Johnson gets COVID shot, promotes vaccination

Apr. 07, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson received a shot for the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as part of an effort to promote widespread vaccinations in order to extinguish the pandemic. “This is how we get back to normal,”...

Schools grapple with governor's order on transgender sports

Mar. 31, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued executive orders to bar transgender girls from girls' sports leagues, it appeared to be a quick fix to what had become a political mess, but opponents of the orders say they amount to little more than a suggestion. ...

Bovine tuberculosis found in South Dakota cattle herd

Mar. 26, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a South Dakota cattle herd for the first time in four years. The state’s Animal Industry Board says an infected beef cow was first identified in January by meat inspectors at a Minnesota packing plant...

Smithfield Foods offers COVID-19 shots at Sioux Falls plant

Mar. 25, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls is making it easier for some of its employees to get the coronavirus vaccine. The company is offering COVID-19 shots Friday at the food processing plant where hundreds of workers have been infected with the virus...

Police investigate shooting in downtown Sioux Falls

Mar. 22, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting in downtown Sioux Falls that left one man injured. Officers responded to reports of gunfire about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Sioux Falls Sgt. Cullen McClure. McClure said the man was...

Sanford residency doctors wind up in front line of COVID-19

Mar. 22, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Doctoral students in the Sanford Health residency program in Pierre have served as the front line for COVID-19 patients for the last year, along with the physicians they’re learning from. Residents are graduates with both a Bachelor’s and...