South Dakota State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/FZJLCEGYDS/feeder South Dakota State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 12 Sep 2020 05:13:34 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package https://www.keloland.com/news/politics/gop-rallies-solidly-against-democrats-virus-relief-package/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:0531f0a9-a684-b42a-7204-37128b7c3d0d Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:26:34 +0000 Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarianthat could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage. <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarianthat could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.</p> <p>Despite their paper-thin congressional majorities, Democratic leaders were poised to push the sweeping package through the House on Friday. They were hoping the Senate, where changes seem likely, would follow quickly enough to have legislation on President Joe Biden's desk by mid-March. </p> <p>By late Wednesday, not one Republican in either chamber had publicly said he or she would back the legislation. GOP leaders were honing attacks on the package as a job killer that does too little to reopen schools or businesses shuttered for the pandemic and that was not only wasteful but also even unscrupulous. </p> <p>“I haven’t seen a Republican yet that’s found something in there that they agree with," said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "I think all Republicans believe in three simple things: They want a bill that puts us back to work, back to school and back to health. This bill is too costly, too corrupt and too liberal.”</p> <p>The hardening opposition suggested that Biden’s first major legislative initiative could encounter unanimous GOP opposition. That was a counterpoint to the new president’s refrain during his campaign about bringing the country together and a replay of the Republican wall that new President Barack Obama encountered in 2009 and most of his administration. </p> <p>Democrats showed no signs of backing down, citing the assistance the measure would spread to people, businesses and state and local governments. </p> <p>“If congressional Republicans want to oppose all that, my response is: Good luck,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor. </p> <p>By Wednesday evening, the most suspense was over a decision anticipated from Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate's nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, that promised enormous political and legislative consequences.</p> <p>The relief bill includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The parliamentarian is involved because Democrats are pushing the overall $1.9 trillion measure through Congress under special rules that will let them avoid a Senate filibuster by Republicans. </p> <p>Those same rules prohibit provisions with only an “incidental” impact on the federal budget because they are chiefly driven by other policy purposes. The parliamentarian decides if a provision passes that test. </p> <p>With Republicans strongly against a minimum wage increase, the only way for it to survive is by including it in a filibuster-proof bill like the COVID-19 relief measure. To end a filibuster, Democrats would need 60 votes, an impossibility for them in the evenly divided 50-50 Senate. </p> <p>If the parliamentarian decides the minimum wage provision can remain in the bill, it would be a major boost for its proponents. But there would be no guarantee the measure would survive because some moderates oppose it or want it dialed back. That suggests grueling bargaining on its final form would lie ahead.</p> <p>A decision by the parliamentarian that the minimum wage hike must fall from the bill could be fatal, but not necessarily. Democrats could employ a rarely used procedural move to muscle the minimum wage provision into the bill with just 51 votes anyway, but it was unclear if they could muster enough support to do that.</p> <p>The minimum wage has stood at $7.25 since 2009. Winning the increase is a top priority for progressives at a time when Democrats control Congress and the White House.</p> <p>The overall bill would provide millions of Americans with $1,400 direct payments to help them weather the pandemic that’s stalled much of the economy for a year and killed half a million people. It contains billions of dollars for vaccines and COVID-19 testing, schools, state and local governments and emergency jobless benefits while providing tax cuts or payments for many families with children.</p> $15 minimum wage: Where the debate and alternatives stand https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/15-minimum-wage-where-the-debate-and-alternatives-stand/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:0d1fbd09-aa40-b199-2ea7-66f5eae17b6d Thu, 25 Feb 2021 01:40:25 +0000 Consensus is building on Capitol Hill around an increase to the federal minimum wage, but the final passage of any legislation appears to hinge on swaying key moderate Democrats or building a bipartisan coalition in support of the pay increase. <p>(NEXSTAR) - Consensus is building on Capitol Hill around an increase to the federal minimum wage, but the final passage of any legislation appears to hinge on swaying key moderate Democrats or building a bipartisan coalition in support of the pay increase.</p> <p>Democratic leadership wants to raise the federal floor, fixed at $7.25 hourly since 2009, to $15 over five years as part of President Joe Biden's sweeping relief package. But opposition has emerged from within the party, putting the $15 proposal on shakier footing than new stimulus checks, child tax credits and other broadly popular stimulus measures. </p> <p>Democrats are attempting to pass the relief bill through a process known as budget reconciliation, which would shield the bill from Senate Republican filibusters, requiring 60 votes to pass. Sixty votes is out of reach for Democrats in a 50-50 chamber they control with Vice President Kamala Harris' tie-breaking vote.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kxan.com/news/political-news/third-stimulus-checks-key-vote-coming-that-will-impact-1400-payments/" class="promo-link__link" > Third stimulus checks: Key vote coming that will impact $1,400 payments </a> </aside> </div> <p>Democrats are arguing that the increase is appropriate to include in the package, but a legislative gatekeeper known as the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, could add an obstacle if she rules the proposal is not appropriate as part of the budget process. If the wage hike is stripped from the bill, Dems will have to find another path to a wage increase. Even if Ms. MacDonough sides with Democrats, it's not clear Chuck Schumer's Senate colleagues will all line up to support the $15 number. </p> <p>Over the past week, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin has signaled resistance to more than doubling the decade-old wage floor. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema&nbsp;has also said she is opposed to the $15 increase during reconciliation, meaning the Democrats aren't currently assured of 50 votes to pass reconciliation with the increase included.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/community/health/coronavirus/heres-what-to-do-if-your-second-stimulus-check-hasnt-arrived-yet/?ipid=related-recirc&#038;utm_campaign=custom%20navigation&#038;utm_source=promo%20link&#038;utm_medium=desktop" class="promo-link__link" > What to do if your stimulus check hasn't arrived yet </a> </aside> </div> <p>As the Democrats work to shore up support, a number of competing proposals have begun to emerge. Here's a look at some of the alternatives being floated:</p> <ul><li>Manchin himself is targeting a more modest increase nationally, telling reporters Monday "Eleven dollars is the right place to be,”&nbsp;according to <a href="https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/540197-manchin-flexes-muscle-in-50-50-senate">the Hill</a>. Manchin also wants to link the wage floor to inflation in the future. Critics from the left have said this proposal would not lift enough people out of poverty nationally. </li><li>Earlier this week two GOP senators unveiled a less generous counter offer to $15. Utah's Mitt Romney and Arkansas Tom Cotton have called for an increase to $10 per hour. As <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/23/romney-cotton-pushing-10-minimum-wage-e-verify-requirement/4543207001/">USA Today</a> reports, that plan would also require employers to use the E-Verify system to curb the hiring of undocumented workers. Democrats have largely been against E-Verify mandates outside of broader immigration reform.</li><li>On Wednesday, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley - recently in the news for his role in objecting to the 2020 election certification - released his own alternative to the $15 hike. Dubbed the "Blue Collar Bonus," Hawley's plan would be paid for by taxpayers, not employers. As <a href="https://www.axios.com/hawley-minimum-wage-tax-credits-2087ac1e-a007-4095-b2b8-c0aa6d202dc2.html">Axios reports</a>, the money would come in the form of a tax credit to help cover part of the wage gap for people working for less than $16.50 per hour. The program would also be tied to inflation and would be carried out over three years. </li></ul> <p>Earlier this month a Congressional Budget Office projection found the existing Democratic proposal would help lift millions of Americans out of poverty but increase the federal deficit and cost 1.4 million jobs as employers scale back costlier workforces.</p> <p>Democrats have argued that the proposal impacts the deficit and means the minimum wage hike is relevant to the budget and can be included in the reconciliation bill. We should know soon whether the Senate parliamentarian agrees. If she does not, Democrats may be forced to look at less ambitious increases that could win bipartisan support. </p> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report. </em></p> Above average temps and dry conditions to stick around https://www.keloland.com/weather/above-average-temps-and-dry-conditions-to-stick-around/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:f349bb60-29b7-e371-5deb-5b5c8e334a15 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:34:28 +0000 We're getting to the crossroads of getting out of the cold snowy months and entering the warmer rainy months. But precipitation, may be hard to come by. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- We're getting to the crossroads of getting out of the cold snowy months and entering the warmer rainy months.&nbsp; But precipitation, may be hard to come by.<br><br>Temperatures warmed again Wednesday and it led to more snow and ice melt in eastern KELOLAND.&nbsp; With the frost line remaining deep, a lot of this hasn't been able to soak into the ground.&nbsp; Moisture will play more and more of an important factor as we go forward.<br><br>It's no secret that the southwestern United States has been dry.&nbsp; This is an area that will be monitored.&nbsp; What typically happens is, once this takes hold in the fall and winter month, it usually expands to the east.&nbsp; Along with the dry conditions, temperatures will easily be above average.<br><br>So, what you see going away you might actually want back as we go into the spring months.&nbsp; I'm not saying we need heavy snow, but any rain or snow will be beneficial.<br><br>In the meantime, mostly dry conditions and above average temperatures will remain for awhile.&nbsp; And I think we'll start to green up before you know it.</p> Jack and Charlie's Summit League Challenge gives fans a chance to compete https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/jack-and-charlies-summit-league-challenge-gives-fans-a-chance-to-compete/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:151d8710-b9aa-de74-023e-f655e53e3e3d Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:31:41 +0000 The Summit League basketball championships won't have people in the stands this year, but that doesn't mean fans can't show their support. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- The Summit League basketball championships won't have people in the stands this year, but that doesn't mean fans can't show their support. USD and SDSU have found a way to keep their friendly rivalry alive.</p> <p>Basketball isn't the only kind of competition around Summit League tournament time.</p> <p>The bookstores at SDSU an USD are in a showdown of their own called Jack and Charlie's Summit League Challenge.</p> <p>"I think it's fun to see a virtual challenge, something different that we've never done," USD retail operations manager Brittany Sage said.</p> <p>"USD came up with it, brought it to us, we loved it, and we both just went with it," SDSU bookstore director Amber Healy said.</p> <p>But in this game, the fans are the star players.</p> <p>"It's something we dreamed up because of the changes that are happening at the Summit League related to fans and the inability for all of us to get together and compete from a fan standpoint, so we challenged SDSU and they've been friendly competitors on this front to join us in a challenge to see how many, basically, items we can sell," USD vice president of enrollment, marketing, and university relations Scott Pohlson said.</p> <p>Each item sold, no matter the cost, represents a Summit League seat on a virtual scoreboard.</p> <p>"I think it helps them feel involved even though they're not there in person or maybe in the state of South Dakota," Healy said.</p> <p>The challenge to see which side can rack up the most points runs until March 9th.</p> <p>"Having everyone engaged, even though we can't be there, is just a great idea," Healy said.</p> <p>"I think we're both great schools and we're all just in this together," Sage said.</p> <p>Any purchases made at the on-campus or downtown locations and online count toward the challenge.</p> <p><a href="https://www.jackandcharlieschallenge.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here to keep track of which university is in the lead. </a></p> Six recipients receive Community Dreamer Award https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/six-recipients-receive-community-dreamer-award/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:067d4173-32c6-da48-726f-f4730d88b882 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:28:47 +0000 The Arc of Dreams is a staple of downtown Sioux Falls - paying tribute to the dreamers of the past and present, and serving as an inspiration to the dreamers of the future. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) - The Arc of Dreams is a staple of downtown Sioux Falls - paying tribute to the dreamers of the past and present, and serving as an inspiration to the dreamers of the future. </p> <p>The Arc of Dreams spans across the Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls. In the center, there is a gap, which represents the leap of faith dreamers take to help their dreams come true.</p> <p>Wednesday, six recipients are being recognized for those leaps of faith they've taken to better themselves and the community.</p> <p>"We had a selection team that we put together, consisting of community members, and we all came up with some candidates, and then made the decision for these six, we wanted people representing all walks of life in Sioux Falls," director of SculptureWalk, Jim Clark said.</p> <p>Kasey Olivier is one of the people who recieved a Community Dreamer Award plaque.</p> <p>"I lived a life of, when I was so much younger, where was my next meal going to come from, would I have heat, where would I end up, and I was working so many jobs, and so many hours a week, that when I realized I could make my dreams come true, go to college, go to law school, become a lawyer, and now to be a business owner, to have my own law firm, where we advocate for other people, has been an honor of a lifetime," recipient, Kasey Olivier said.</p> <p>Olivier hopes to be able to inspire others to achieve their goals.</p> <p>"I hope to work everyday to continue to achieve dreams and to take steps forward to advocate for other people in the community, to give people opportunities and chances that I've had that have helped me succeed," Olivier said.</p> <p>Just like the Arc of Dreams, Olivier hopes her success inspires others to take a leap of faith. </p> <p>This group was the first to receive this recognition. Clark says it's something they will continue into the future.</p> Police reminding people to not leave valuables inside their vehicles https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/police-reminding-people-to-not-leave-valuables-inside-their-vehicles/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:58e4a924-cadb-2547-d6f5-4d01ea289160 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:16:57 +0000 Sioux Falls police are once again reminding people to not leave valuables inside their vehicles. <p>Sioux Falls police are once again reminding people to not leave valuables inside their vehicles. This comes after officers received several reports of items being stolen from cars, including outside the Great life along Tennis Lane.</p> <p>"All three of them had car windows broken and purses were taken. So we've talked about this, locking your cars is great, but if you leave your purse in there, or a bag or a laptop, something that somebody can walk by and see, it doesn't take long to break a window," Sam Clemens with Sioux Falls Police said. </p> <p>Clemens says if you have to leave valuables in your car, make sure they're out of sight.</p> Crash in western Sioux Falls knocks out power https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/crash-in-western-sioux-falls-knocks-out-power/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:0b117457-34cf-b406-4c2d-2648d68f8240 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:16:50 +0000 A car crash this afternoon in Sioux Falls knocked out power to some people on the west side of the city. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- A car crash this afternoon in Sioux Falls knocked out power to some people on the west side of the city.</p> <p>Officers were called to the area of Marion Road and 26th Street for a vehicle that had crashed into a pole. Sioux Falls Police asked people to avoid the area as they cleaned up the crash and turned the power back on.</p> <p>No word yet if anyone was injured.</p> Ravnsborg interrogation video release first of its kind for SD https://www.keloland.com/news/investigates/ravnsborg-interrogation-video-release-first-of-its-kind-for-sd/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:0de8bd70-4e29-fefb-5470-7af4429b1bc0 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 00:14:32 +0000 KELOLAND Investigates has requested video from law enforcement in the past, only to be denied. <p>The video release of North Dakota investigators questioning Attorney General Ravnsborg by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety is a first of its kind in South Dakota. While there has often been talk of transparency in state government, the reality is, getting records from government agencies, especially law enforcement, can be virtually impossible.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/s-d-representatives-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-ravnsborg/" class="promo-link__link" > S.D. Department of Public Safety releases two interviews conducted with Jason Ravnsborg </a> </aside> </div> <p>It's safe to say that every journalist in the state was surprised by the release of hours of video of Ravnsborg being questioned by investigators in the fatal crash that killed Joe Boever. It allowed a glimpse behind the curtain of secrecy that typically surrounds investigations in South Dakota.</p> <p>I was one of the journalists who was a member of a 2016 Open Government Task Force, which tried to make more law enforcement records public in the 2017 legislative session.</p> <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/task-force-working-to-make-more-sd-law-enforcement-records-public/" target="_blank">The 2016 Open Government Task Force</a> succeeded in convincing lawmakers to allow booking photos be made public. At the time, there was also an effort to open up police incident reports to the public.</p> <p>"We need to be careful of those that are innocent out there, and protect them and at the same time, release information to the public that could be of public interest," Lt. Paul Gerken of the South Dakota Highway Patrol said in Oct. of 2016. Gerken has since retired from the SD Highway Patrol</p> <p>However, that effort to open police reports failed. South Dakota Newspaper Association Executive Director, Dave Bordewyk, was part of the open government task force.</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>"I've heard from countless editors and reporters over the years who have said, how can we go about getting access to these types of records, whether it be an interrogation video or some type of report that law enforcement has made and again and again frustrated, because the law is not on the side in terms of access to these records and just continually denied." </p><cite>Dave Bordewyk, South Dakota Newspaper Association</cite></blockquote> <p>KELOLAND Investigates has requested video evidence numerous times over the years, only to be denied.</p> <p>In February of 2018, we asked for video of an altercation from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, but were denied citing two sections of South Dakota law that protect law enforcement records from being made public.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div id="DC-note-2019858" class="DC-embed DC-embed-note DC-note-container" style="max-width:750px"></div> <script src="https://beta.documentcloud.org/notes/loader.js"></script> <script> dc.embed.loadNote('https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20491334-hp-video-denial-email/annotations/2019858.js'); </script> <noscript> <a href="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20491334-hp-video-denial-email/annotations/2019858">View note</a> </noscript> </div> <p>In 2016, KELOLAND Investigates asked then-Minnehaha County State's Attorney for video of <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/investigates/two-former-lifescape-workers-accused-of-victimizing-developmentally-disabled/" target="_blank">two abuse incidents involving former LifeScape employees</a>, on the condition we would blur out the victim's face.</p> <p>McGowan responded saying: <em>"We are not permitted to release any evidence in a criminal case - other than through discovery to the defendant/defense attorney."</em></p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div id="DC-note-2019860" class="DC-embed DC-embed-note DC-note-container" style="max-width:750px"></div> <script src="https://beta.documentcloud.org/notes/loader.js"></script> <script> dc.embed.loadNote('https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20491333-states-attorney-video-denial/annotations/2019860.js'); </script> <noscript> <a href="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20491333-states-attorney-video-denial/annotations/2019860">View note</a> </noscript> </div> <p>In 2016, we asked then Attorney General Marty Jackley for video of an assault by an inmate in the South Dakota State Prison of <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/keloland-news-investigates-officer-down/" target="_blank">Correctional Officer Zane Mathis</a>. Jackley responded that no video was shown in court, so therefore it wasn't considered public record.</p> <p><strong>Kennecke:</strong> Do you believe this sets a precedent for journalists and the public to see more of these kinds of videos in future cases?<br><strong>Bordewyk:</strong> Until the open records law we have in South Dakota is amended; changed, to deal with some of these issues, this is where we are at. I think this was a very unique circumstance we saw with the release of these videos, It certainly was extraordinary but I don't think we're going to see much of it again unless the law changes.</p> <p>The South Dakota Department of Public Safety issued KELOLAND Investigates the following statement about the videos' release: </p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>"The decision to release these videos was because the Attorney General is the state’s highest ranking law-enforcement official and he had been involved in a pedestrian-vehicle fatal crash. The Department of Public Safety was directed by the Governor’s Office to release this information as part of her commitment to be transparent in this case."</p><cite>Tony Mangan, SD Dept. Of Public Safety Spokesperson</cite></blockquote> <p></p> Winter warmup creates new batch of potholes in Sioux Falls https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/winter-warmup-creates-new-batch-of-potholes-in-sioux-falls/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:3fb5a2b5-14c9-72a3-6c4a-5f0bb55be8cd Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:36:25 +0000 Street crews are fanning-out across Sioux Falls repairing a fresh patch of potholes that have punctuated the pavement during this week's warm weather. <p>SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) --Street crews are fanning-out across Sioux Falls repairing a fresh patch of potholes that have punctuated the pavement during this week's warm weather. We caught up with one of the crews Wednesday making steady progress along busy Sioux Falls streets.</p> <p>Patching crews are performing emergency surgery on city streets riddled with potholes formed by this late-winter thaw.</p> <p>"Everybody likes smooth roads, so we're throwing the kitchen sink at this," Street Maintenance Supervisor Chad Sundvold said.</p> <p>The kitchen sink, in this case, includes rock-asphalt fill that cars can drive over as soon crews are finished.</p> <p>"We were doing about fifty, with six of our crews a day. But then, not all of them are fifty potholes. Sometimes, they give us one pothole, that could be 15 or 20 potholes," Sudvold said.</p> <p>Drivers can have a difficult time maneuvering the obstacle course of potholes.</p> <p>"When you have cars coming on one side or the other, it's really hard sometimes to get around them. But you just try and maneuver around them as best you can, but sometimes it is a little harder than normal," Susan Dykshorn of Sioux Falls said.</p> <p>The street department is asking drivers to slow down when they approach these pothole crews because the workers are in the middle of traffic with very little protection.</p> <p>"Every day, we have a close call. A lot of times, you'll hear brakes squealing behind you so it's always a little nerve-wracking on busy streets and that's where a lot of potholes are," Sundvold said.</p> <p>The patchwork being done now is only temporary. The permanent fixes will come during the summer. Crews can fill a pothole in just a matter of minutes, before it's onto the next one.</p> <p>"When this beautiful sun comes out, potholes show up, so it's that time of year," Sundvold said.</p> <p>The city is also asking people who report problem potholes to be patient for a crew to arrive since they have so many more potholes to fill.</p> <p>The city has an app to report potholes, you can download it by <a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/city-of-sioux-falls/id1450959842" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">clicking here</a></p> Highway Patrol car damaged during chase https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/highway-patrol-car-damaged-during-chase/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:eca0690e-f3bd-732c-2df1-9746033824ca Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:30:46 +0000 We have an update tonight on a chase that ended in a crash and a Highway Patrol car damaged. Tuesday afternoon a Highway Patrol trooper spotted a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Madison Street and I-29. The trooper tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver took off. During the pursuit, a 51-year-old [...] <p>We have an update tonight on a chase that ended in a crash and a Highway Patrol car damaged.</p> <p>Tuesday afternoon a Highway Patrol trooper spotted a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Madison Street and I-29.</p> <p>The trooper tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver took off.</p> <p>During the pursuit, a 51-year-old man who was a back seat passenger jumped out. He was later arrested.</p> <p>The pursuit continued and at one point the suspect's vehicle collided with the Highway Patrol car. The driver kept going until it went into a ditch, hit the patrol car again and got stuck.</p> <p>The driver and another passenger were arrested.</p> COVID-19 precautions are helping cut down on cases of the flu https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/covid-19-precautions-are-helping-cut-down-on-cases-of-the-flu/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:82738099-3885-2916-9405-3c3e2fa1194b Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:22:23 +0000 South Dakota health officials say precautions taken in the state against COVID-19 is also helping fight the seasonal flu. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- South Dakota health officials say precautions taken in the state against COVID-19 is also helping fight the seasonal flu.&nbsp;</p> <p>During Wednesday's COVID briefing, State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton gave an update on the flu in South Dakota.&nbsp;He says so far this season there have been 45 influenza cases in South Dakota with 7 people hospitalized and 2 deaths due to the flu.</p> <p>"This same time last year, we'd had already seen around 7,600 cases, 270 hospitalizations and 12 deaths from influenza. And so again when I say it is a very mild season it definitely has been a-typical so far," Clayton said.</p> <p>State health officials says the flu season usually peaks in February but they have seen earlier and later peaks in different years.</p> State video of Ravnsborg being questioned by detectives reveals details of fatal crash https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/state-video-of-ravnsborg-being-questioned-by-detectives-reveals-details-of-fatal-crash/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:fa689c17-b9b2-ab15-da2a-5b1f73c014f6 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:17:17 +0000 For the first time at the South Dakota State Capitol, a resolution for impeachment was read on the House floor. <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- For the first time at the South Dakota State Capitol, a resolution for impeachment was read on the House floor. It comes one day after the Governor called for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's resignation. </p> <p>In an unusual move, The South Dakota Highway Patrol released three hours of interviews between detectives and Ravsnborg. North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation special agents interviewed Ravnsborg. two days after the crash on September 14th and a second interview 16 days later on September 30th. </p> <p>Ravsnborg has insisted all along that his car was in the driving lane of Highway 14. But investigators say the evidence says otherwise. During this interview, they pressed him on it.</p> <p>"One of the other things we know Jason is you weren't in the middle of the road," said one of the investigators. "You were on the shoulder. And I know it happens fast because it's happened to me. We have three people putting him next to the grass. So we knew something was happening. You're a smart man, you know, we're- Joe and I have done this a long time, we know what the evidence is going to show us. What the evidence does show us."</p> <p>Ravsnborg responded, "I don't remember, I remember being in the road, but you know, but you show me what the evidence shows."</p> <p>Joe Boever was carrying a flashlight that night as he walked along Highway 14 near Highmore. Investigators say they found it next to his body the following day. It was still on and shining just inches from the road. Investigators thought it was odd that Ravsnborg did not see the light the night of the crash.</p> <p>A second investigator asked "After the crash did you see that light in the dark? Because it's pitch dark. If there was something glowing it would make sense for you to see it."</p> <p><strong>Ravsnborg:</strong> "Right, I did not see any light, no."<br><strong>Investigator:</strong> "Are you certain?"<br><strong>Ravsnborg: </strong>"I am absolutely certain."</p> <p>"Because Jason we went out there, another night with that flashlight recently, and put it back in the same spot it was in with it back on, and it is hard to miss. It truly is hard to miss when you are out there especially if you are walking back towards Highmore," the investigator said.</p> <p>When investigators went back to the crash sight to reenact the scene with Boever's flashlight. One investigator called the flashlight "a beacon."</p> <p>And Joe Boever's glasses ended up in Ravnsborg's car. They were broken into two pieces, half on the floor of the passenger side and the other portion ended up in the back seat.</p> <p><strong>Investigator: </strong>His glasses are right there. Jason, those are Joe's.<br><strong>Ravsnborg:</strong> I did not see the glasses.<br><strong>Investigator:</strong> So the only way for them to get there is through the windshield. At the impact did you look over and see anything?</p> <p>Ravsnborg "I did not see anything, it was, again I then was looking to get to the side I did not see anything. No, absolutely not. I did not know it was a human until the next day."</p> <p>As the interview wrapped up an hour later Ravnsborg once again reiterated that he did not know he had hit a man until the next day and he would go to his grave saying that.</p> <p>Shortly after he was charged with three misdemeanors last week a spokesman for Ravnsborg said that the Attorney general had no plans to resign. At this point, lawmakers have not released a timeline for the impeachment process.</p> Winter warmup creates new batch of potholes in Sioux Falls https://www.keloland.com/top-stories/winter-warmup-creates-new-batch-of-potholes-in-sioux-falls/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:f85fce57-b622-fb76-c516-1c6a29050f2a Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:10:13 +0000 Street crews are fanning-out across Sioux Falls repairing a fresh patch of potholes that have punctuated the pavement during this week's warm weather. <p>SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) --Street crews are fanning-out across Sioux Falls repairing a fresh patch of potholes that have punctuated the pavement during this week's warm weather. We caught up with one of the crews Wednesday making steady progress along busy Sioux Falls streets.</p> <p>Patching crews are performing emergency surgery on city streets riddled with potholes formed by this late-winter thaw.</p> <p>"Everybody likes smooth roads, so we're throwing the kitchen sink at this," Street Maintenance Supervisor Chad Sundvold said.</p> <p>The kitchen sink, in this case, includes rock-asphalt fill that cars can drive over as soon crews are finished.</p> <p>"We were doing about fifty, with six of our crews a day. But then, not all of them are fifty potholes. Sometimes, they give us one pothole, that could be 15 or 20 potholes," Sudvold said.</p> <p>Drivers can have a difficult time maneuvering the obstacle course of potholes.</p> <p>"When you have cars coming on one side or the other, it's really hard sometimes to get around them. But you just try and maneuver around them as best you can, but sometimes it is a little harder than normal," Susan Dykshorn of Sioux Falls said.</p> <p>The street department is asking drivers to slow down when they approach these pothole crews because the workers are in the middle of traffic with very little protection.</p> <p>"Every day, we have a close call. A lot of times, you'll hear brakes squealing behind you so it's always a little nerve-wracking on busy streets and that's where a lot of potholes are," Sundvold said.</p> <p>The patchwork being done now is only temporary. The permanent fixes will come during the summer. Crews can fill a pothole in just a matter of minutes, before it's onto the next one.</p> <p>"When this beautiful sun comes out, potholes show up, so it's that time of year," Sundvold said.</p> <p>The city is also asking people who report problem potholes to be patient for a crew to arrive since they have so many more potholes to fill.</p> <p>The city has an app to report potholes, you can download it by <a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/city-of-sioux-falls/id1450959842" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">clicking here</a></p> Pennington County sheriff addresses James Jumping Eagle's activity leading up to arrest https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/pennington-county-sheriff-addresses-james-jumping-eagles-activity-leading-up-to-arrest/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:b4062021-4d25-4de6-0002-afb97534ebeb Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:07:55 +0000 An update to a story we brought you, Tuesday on KELOLAND News at 5. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom is addressing the timeline of James Jumping Eagle's activity leading up to his crime on February 10th. <p>An update to a<a href="http://Federal court papers highlight murder suspects activity before crime"> story </a>we brought you Tuesday on KELOLAND News at 5. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom is addressing the timeline of James Jumping Eagle's activity leading up to his crime on February 10th.</p> <p>Sheriff Thom says on February 8th, Jumping Eagle attempted to turn himself in for a warrant, but there was no warrant in the system for his arrest.</p> <p>"There was a warrant issued for him on the 17th of February. So he came in on the 8th of February. There was no warrant that was active in the system so obviously we can't arrest somebody with not having an active warrant. Now why he thought there was a warrant? You'd have to ask him that question," Sheriff Thom said.</p> <p>Jumping Eagle was suspected for first-degree murder on February 10th.</p> <p>The warrant that got to the Pennington County Sheriff's Office on the 17th was for possession of a controlled substance.</p> <p>Jumping Eagle was taken into custody on February 20th in connection with a homicide on Flormann Street.</p> South Dakota FFA members celebrate National FFA Week https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/south-dakota-ffa-members-celebrate-national-ffa-week/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:ce421ad4-6d41-6056-8f90-2c05ff3ddf16 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:52:55 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)-- Throughout the state, 95 FFA chapters with 4,600 members are celebrating National FFA week as a way to recognize all that the organization's members are achieving as well as reconnect with alumni across the state and country. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)-- Throughout the state, 95 FFA chapters with 4,600 members are celebrating National FFA week as a way to recognize all that the organization's members are achieving as well as reconnect with alumni across the state and country. </p> <p>This year, National FFA week runs from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27. </p> <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.ffa.org/ffa-new-horizons/2021-guide-to-national-ffa-week/" target="_blank">National FFA week</a> was designed by the FFA Board of Directors in 1948 and is during the week of George Washington's birthday, in honor of his legacy as an agriculturalist and farmer. </p> <p>Alysha Kientopf, Agriculture Teacher and FFA advisor in Garretson, said it is kind of like their birthday celebration. </p> <p>"It's an opportunity for chapters to give thanks back to our communities and our schools, as well as promote agriculture in many different aspects and just share from people that are super young to older people that are elders and get to share their stories about history and how things have grown over the years and really just encompass that premiere leadership, personal growth and career success within our kids" Kientopf said. </p> <p>The Garretson FFA officer team began their week with a visit to Mayor's office to get the National FFA Week proclamation signed. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="3202" height="2025" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-806023" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg 3202w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=300,190 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=768,486 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=1138,720 1138w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=1536,971 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=2048,1295 2048w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=50,32 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_2490-1.jpeg?resize=876,553 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption> Photo courtesy of Garretson FFA</figcaption></figure> <p>This year, the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/Garretson-FFA-204269359603795/" target="_blank">Garretson FFA chapter</a> is hosting serval events to celebrate the week. They began the week with some business visits, writing thank you cards and teacher appreciation day. On Wednesday, they celebrated with their members by having lunch together, playing bingo for door prizes and playing dodgeball. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="3024" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-806017" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg 4032w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/F9660836-F3A3-4C50-9644-3AC8A3113571.jpeg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Garretson FFA</figcaption></figure> <p>The chapter also began their ag literacy program, where officers and members go to elementary classrooms and read ag-based books to the students. They then leave gifts, provided by sponsors in the ag industry, so the kids can take some ag lessons home to share what they learned with their families, Kientopf said. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="4032" height="3024" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-806020" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg 4032w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=2048,1536 2048w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/IMG_6262-1.jpeg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Photo courtesy of Garretson FFA</figcaption></figure> <p>On Thursday, the chapter will be hosting their animal nursery, where local day cares and elementary students can come see animals, anything from llamas, mini donkeys, calves and mini ponies, Kientopf said. </p> <p>"Our elementary, they ask about our animal nursery every year, the first day of school," Kientopf said. "We always have a really good turnout. We have elementary teachers that are looking forward to us coming and sharing different things and content in the classroom."</p> <p>They will wrap up their week on Sunday with a drive-thru, carry-out community appreciation breakfast. The breakfast is free, but they will be accepting free-will donations. </p> <p>"We really wanted the time to tell everyone in our community thank you for their support, whether it was through their time, monetary or just their continuous support for our chapter," Kientopf said. </p> <p>Kientopf said so far, their events have been going really well. </p> <p>Every year, their chapter members look forward to National FFA week, Kientopf said. </p> <p>"Between this and like state convention time, it's probably two of their favorite times of the year," Kientopf said. "I think some of it is probably because they get to get out of class, but they also get to work with a wide range of people." </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="2040" height="1530" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-806024" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg 2040w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?resize=50,38 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/5CCBAF34-726E-4C87-AD55-A215AD469522-1.jpeg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption> Photo courtesy of Garretson FFA</figcaption></figure> <p>The members put a lot of preparation into the event, from staying late at night to setting up for the petting zoo. Last year, kids even came in on their own time during the weekends, nights and days off of school, Kientopf said. For the petting zoo, members built their own livestock panels. </p> <p>"The kids take a lot of pride into it and have a lot of fun," Kientopf said. </p> <p>The Garretson FFA chapter has about 53 members, which is a good average for them, Kientopf said. </p> <p>Kientopf herself was a graduate of the Garretson FFA program. She then went to SDSU before returning to Garretson, where she has been teaching agriculture for five years. </p> <p>"Agriculture is part of our live," Kientopf said. "If we didn't have agriculture, really, we wouldn't have a purpose and we wouldn't really be here. It starts from the soil that's in our ground to the food we put on our tables and the clothes we wear. So everyone, whether we realize it or want to recognize it, agriculture is a substantial industry in our lives and we just really need to make sure to get that information out so everyone understands and knows where the stuff is really coming from and the work and the amount of effort it takes behind it to get it from the farm to the stores and to our dinner tables." </p> <p>Gerri Ann Eide, Executive Director of the South Dakota FFA Foundation, expanded on some of the other events happening throughout the state. </p> <p>She said some chapters are doing businessmen's breakfasts. Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Sioux Valley Electric hosted a virtual conference connecting industry leaders with FFA members, Eide said. Some chapters are holding fundraisers and events to help communities in need. On Tuesday, FFA state officers were at the state capitol to advocate for agriculture. </p> <p>"Feedback from advisors and alumni has been very positive. We have had very active social media activities and it's been a great opportunity just to connect past members with current members to share what's happening in the ag industry and a lot of excitement about just connecting again," Eide said. </p> <p>Chapters have been doing things a little differently this year with social distancing, not only for FFA week but also throughout the whole year, Eide said. </p> <p>Eide said it is important for FFA members to educate the community because everyone, no matter of career or interests, relies on agriculture for clothing and food, which are all products from agriculture. </p> <p>"FFA and agriculture education provide an opportunity to educate them as future producers, future agronomists, future food scientists, future florists, future nursery landscapers, and to understand the industry and most importantly, as consumers to understand how their food is produced, what's safe, what to look for at the grocery store for a quality meat product or quality product, and to understand the practices that go into it so that they can make informed decisions," Eide said. </p> <p>FFA and agriculture education not only teach these things, but they also teach members how to advocate for agriculture, Eide said. </p> <p>Eide said they would like to stress a thank you to the agricultural industry who has supported FFA. </p> <p>"Certainly our ag teachers are the backbone and our members, but without the industry setting up and supporting us, the South Dakota FFA Foundation, none of it would be possible for us to provide to our members," Eide said. </p> S.D. Senate says yes to adult-use marijuana https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/s-d-senate-says-yes-to-adult-use-marijuana/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:a42649ee-f88a-08ac-5082-c760815918dd Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:40:06 +0000 South Dakota should be ready in case the state Supreme Court sides with the majority that voted to legalize adult-use marijuana, the state Senate decided Wednesday. <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- South Dakota should be ready in case the state Supreme Court sides with the majority that voted to legalize adult-use marijuana, the state Senate decided Wednesday.</p> <p>Senator <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/1794/Detail" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Brock Greenfield</a> convinced a majority in the chamber they should start creating a framework, despite Governor Kristi Noem trying to overturn the November election that saw 54% of voters say yes to Amendment A.</p> <p>The 19-16 vote sends <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22434" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">SB 187</a> to the House. Greenfield said the voters' will needed to be respected lest there be a backlash.</p> <p>"And at some point, the voters, our electorate, is going to say, 'These people can't get the message and they won't do their jobs, and since they're abdicating their responsibility, once again we will tell them what our will is and what the framework will be," Greenfield said.</p> <p>Senator <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/3805/Detail" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Michael Rohl</a> found fault with the plan, even though he supported Amendment A, because the legislation would allow businesses with malt beverage licenses to sell marijuana as long as they are at least 51% percent South Dakota-owned.</p> <p>"We're going to be selling this at gas stations. We're going to be selling this at grocery stores. We're going to be selling this at bars. That is not the responsible way to set this up," Rohl said.</p> <p>Senator <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/1858/Detail" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Wayne Steinhauer</a> said he was okay that a tax mechanism isn't part of the legislation. Amendment A already calls for a 15% tax on transactions.</p> <p>"I have constituents who say 'You oughta tax the heck out of this' because they're concerned about the public getting addicted. Here's what I'm really worried about -- the addiction that's going to happen is going to happen here in Pierre. The addiction is going to be to the money," Steinhauer said.</p> <p>Greenfield said the 51% ownership requirement was to meet existing court decisions. "So we've tried to set the guardrails in such a way that we're trying to keep as much of this home-grown as possible but also to not run amiss with case law," he said.</p> Ravnsborg crash: What we know about how it happened https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/ravnsborg-crash-what-we-know-about-how-it-happened/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:984beb7b-3ddf-3306-048f-08587508d57d Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:28:24 +0000 HIGHMORE, S.D. (KELO) -- On the night of September 12, 2020, Highmore resident Joe Boever was walking along the shoulder of S.D. Highway 14 when he was struck and killed by a car driven by South Dakota Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg. On February 18, it was announced that Ravnsborg would be charged with three [...] <p>HIGHMORE, S.D. (KELO) -- On the night of September 12, 2020, Highmore resident Joe Boever was walking along the shoulder of S.D. Highway 14 when he was struck and killed by a car driven by South Dakota Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805876" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Highmore is the Hyde County seat, and is located east of Pierre.</figcaption></figure> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/timeline-investigation-into-deadly-crash-involving-south-dakota-attorney-general-jason-ravnsborg/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > TIMELINE: Investigation into deadly crash involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg </a> </aside> </div> <p>On February 18, it was announced that Ravnsborg would be <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/south-dakotas-attorney-general-charged-in-fatal-crash/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/south-dakotas-attorney-general-charged-in-fatal-crash/" target="_blank">charged with three misdemeanors</a> offenses, each carrying a maximum penalty of 30 days in county jail and/or a $500 fine.</p> <p>More information was made available Tuesday night, when the South Dakota Department of Public Safety released two interviews that were conducted with Ravnsborg.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/s-d-representatives-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-ravnsborg/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > S.D. Department of Public Safety releases two interviews conducted with Jason Ravnsborg </a> </aside> </div> <p>As more details come out, the picture of what happened on that stretch of highway, though still murky, becomes a little more clear. Here is what we know so far.</p> <p>On the night of Sept. 12, Ravnsborg was driving back from a Spink County GOP event held at Rooster's Bar &amp; Grill in Redfield. According to his statements to investigators, his route home took him west out of Redfield before turning south toward Miller, where he got onto Highway 14, heading west toward Pierre, a route that took him through Highmore.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805770" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Ravnsborg's route back to Pierre on September 12, 2020.</figcaption></figure> <p>Officials say Ravnsborg was distracted while driving west on Highway 14. While announcing charges, Hyde County Deputy State’s Attorney Emily Sovell stated that Ravnsborg had been using his mobile device. </p> <p>According to the investigation, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/prosecutor-will-announce-decision-in-fatal-crash-involving-south-dakota-ag-thursday-afternoon/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/prosecutor-will-announce-decision-in-fatal-crash-involving-south-dakota-ag-thursday-afternoon/" target="_blank">Ravnsborg's phone was locked at 10:22:22 p.m. and the crash took place at 10:23:37 p.m</a>. His vehicle stopped at 10:23:52 p.m.; at 10:24:06 p.m., Ravnsborg’s phone was unlocked and used to call 911 a minute later.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div class="DC-embed DC-embed-page" data-version="1.1"> <div style="font-size:10pt;line-height:14pt;"> Page 6 of <a class="DC-embed-resource" href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854-Ravnsborg-Crash-Report.html#document/p6" title="View entire Ravnsborg Crash Report on DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ravnsborg Crash Report</a> </div> <img loading="lazy" src="//assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6-normal.gif?1604339471" srcset="//assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6-normal.gif?1604339471 700w, //assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6-large.gif?1604339471 1000w" alt="Page 6 of Ravnsborg Crash Report" style="max-width:100%;height:auto;margin:0.5em 0;border:1px solid #ccc;-webkit-box-sizing:border-box;box-sizing:border-box;clear:both"> <div style="font-size:8pt;line-height:12pt;text-align:center"> Contributed to <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/" title="Go to DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" style="font-weight:700;font-family:Gotham,inherit,sans-serif;color:inherit;text-decoration:none" rel="noopener noreferrer">DocumentCloud</a> by <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/public/search/Account:17130-karen-sherman" title="View documents contributed to DocumentCloud by Karen Sherman in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Karen Sherman</a> of <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/public/search/Group:kelotv" title="View documents contributed to DocumentCloud by KELO-TV in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">KELO-TV</a> • <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854-Ravnsborg-Crash-Report.html#document/p6" title="View entire Ravnsborg Crash Report on DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">View document</a> or <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6.txt" title="Read the text of page 6 of Ravnsborg Crash Report on DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">read text</a> </div> </div> <script src="//assets.documentcloud.org/embed/loader/enhance.js"></script> </div> <p>Ravnsborg claimed he was not using his phone at the time of the crash when investigators confronted him with phone records, telling him they showed he had logged into his Yahoo email account and accessed a news website minutes before he called 911 to report the crash.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/police-grilled-south-dakota-ag-on-phone-use-before-crash/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash </a> </aside> </div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="" class="promo-link__link" > </a> </aside> </div> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805780" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>The crash occurred just outside of Highmore on Highway 14.</figcaption></figure> <p>Ravnsborg's car struck Boever on the shoulder of the road just west of Highmore on Highway 14.</p> <p>In an interview with investigators, Ravnborg describes the moments leading up to the crash. </p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato" data-anvato-player-id="p5"> <div id="anvato-player-p5" class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"> <div id="p5"></div> </div> <div data-react-component="AnvatoVideoPlayer"></div> <script>window.loadAnvato({"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"6379832","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p5","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"keloland.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"keloland.com","ns_st_st":"kelo","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Web Extras","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"keloland.com","ns_st_st":"kelo","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Web Extras","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/mg.kelo&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.keloland.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D6379832%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"},"nielsen":{"apid":"PFC181789-2647-49D7-A921-F46F910BC19B","sfcode":"dcr","type":"dcr","apn":"Anvato","environment":"production","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"adloadtype":2,"adModel":2}},"segmentCustom":{"script":"https://segment.psg.nexstardigital.net/anvato.js","writeKey":"gdfgs0DoCHvE56Dx68PfqadpBB5ZN4fo"}},"accessKey":"VMJ9Y4YrEYbXLC6Y89c38ILpejzykbjw","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI2Mzc5ODMyIiwiaXNzIjoiVk1KOVk0WXJFWWJYTEM2WTg5YzM4SUxwZWp6eWtianciLCJleHAiOjE2MTQyMTA5MTZ9.QJCpeflkzJSEajCf4uDWdHB6ZHOYjm4MdIGvLM--LNE","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://mg-cms-upload.storage.googleapis.com/kelo/384/21/02/24/6379832/6379832_15496DA97CBA4213BF55188F94EC707B_210224_6379832_Ravnsborg_interview_impact_description_600.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60});</script> </figure> <p>"I went through and I saw a sign that said 65 mph, so I believe I started to accelerate, and then I saw a sign that said 48 miles to Pierre, and you know, you just kinda did one of those groans like, 'Ugh, you've still got 48 miles to go,' and then, quite frankly, Wham!" exclaimed Ravnsborg, clapping his hands together to describe the moment of impact. "I never saw anything," he continued "until the impact."</p> <p>Ravnsborg says that following the crash, he immediately jumped out of the car and called 911. Phone records confirm this detail of his account.</p> <p>Below we have put together a map of the crash site, depicting the details we currently know about about the scene.</p> <ol><li>Ravnsborg was driving west on Highway 14. This location is just west of Highmore between mile markers 277 &amp; 278.</li><li>At some point along this stretch, Ravnsborg left the driving lane, drifting onto the shoulder of the highway.</li><li>It was on the north shoulder of the road where Ravnsborg struck Boever.</li><li>In the recordings of Ravnsborg's interviews with investigators, he notes that the next day he discovered the body lying in the ditch after parking along the north side of the road.</li><li>Also in the recorded interviews, investigators tell Ravnsborg that a working flashlight was found, turned on, just inches from the road next to Boever's body. </li></ol> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805950" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Approximate location of the crash site with crash details noted.</figcaption></figure> <p>Investigators questioned Ravnsborg about how he could have missed the flashlight shining in the dark. Ravnsborg has maintained that he did not see the light or Boever's body that night, and he did not know that he had hit a man.</p> Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/south-dakota/police-grilled-south-dakota-ag-on-phone-use-before-crash/article_0836dd64-aa1a-5b0c-a6d1-86ca73057c42.html siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/south-dakota of type article urn:uuid:fe5733ac-cf85-e6b8-9778-172c6151d235 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:26:53 +0000 In two videos released by Gov. Kristi Noem, investigators confront Jason Ravnsborg with gruesome details of the fatal crash, at one point telling him: “His face was in your windshield, Jason, think about that.” Who can rent this? Affordable, workforce rental housing all part of the puzzle https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/who-can-rent-this-affordable-workforce-rental-housing-all-part-of-the-puzzle/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:320bbad3-4d98-f3e0-86a7-8148c6d09b10 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:17:46 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- Residents of Sioux Falls who need affordable rental housing aren't only those who may be working at the new Amazon distribution center. They are residents who are working a minimum wage job or an elderly person on Social Security. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- Residents of Sioux Falls who need affordable rental housing aren't only those who may be working at the new Amazon distribution center. They are residents who are working a minimum wage job or an elderly person on Social Security.</p> <p>Sioux Falls Housing has 1,880 people on a waiting list who qualify for at least one of the organization's six housing assistance programs, said Diane Hovdestad, the recently retired deputy director of the Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission. Hovdestad continues to do consulting for the commission.</p> <p> Most of those on the waiting list qualify for Section 8 housing which means in most cases the tenant will not pay more than 30% of their monthly income for rent and utilities, Hovdestad said.</p> <p>"Back in the 1980s two-bedroom units were our biggest need," Hovdestad said.</p> <p>A two-bedroom unit was often needed by a single head of household with one or two children, Hovdestad said. </p> <p>In 2021, the majority of people who need affordable rental housing assistance are elderly and disabled persons who need a one-bedroom unit, Hovdestad said. </p> <p>As health care providers in Sioux Falls grew, so did the population of those needing that health care, Hovdestad said. "More and more people moved to Sioux Falls for health care services," Hovdestad said.</p> <p>Sioux Falls Housing administers rental assistance to more than 2,000 households, Hovdestad said.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="940" height="485" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-use.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-805985" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-use.jpg 940w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-use.jpg?resize=300,155 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-use.jpg?resize=768,396 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-use.jpg?resize=50,26 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-use.jpg?resize=876,451 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>A tight real estate market and a 6.6% vacancy rate in rentals in the Sioux Falls housing market continues to keep the pressure on the affordable rental housing market.</p> <p>The assistance and the need at the lower end of the income scale differs from those who may fit the affordable housing description used in other situations. </p> <p>Affordable as it applies to workforce rental housing will mean rents at price points that differ from affordable rent as it applies to a very low income renter.</p> <p>Jake Quasney of Lloyd Companies said the company uses affordable housing as it applies to tax credit housing when tenants make 60% or less of the median income in the city. </p> <p>Lloyd uses the term workforce rental housing for those who make up to 80% to 120% of the median income, he said.</p> <p>The median income in Sioux Falls in 2019 was $59,912, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. </p> <p>"When you look at that you need to provide a wide range of housing," Quasney said.</p> <p>Monthly rents for units in the workforce category range from $775 up to $1,300 for a three-bedroom unit, he said.</p> <p>Monthly rents for units in tax credit programs range from $400 for a one-bedroom up to $1,200 for a four-bedroom, Quasney said.</p> <p>While Lloyd Companies want to provide a wide range of rental housing in Sioux Falls, it can be challenging to develop units that meet rent tax credit programs, Quasney said.</p> <p>The tax credit program awards tax credits to a developer who sells them to an investment group and that payment is used in the housing project, said Mike Case, a private developer in Sioux Falls. South Dakota requires developers who use the tax credit program to have rents in the affordable target range for 40 years, Crane said.</p> <p>Although the federal government has increased the amount of money states receive for the program in the years since the program started under President Ronald Reagan, it's not enough, Crane said.</p> <p>Developers are vying for a small pot of money, he said. </p> <p>And as construction costs increase, it's more financially difficult to build the project and charge the target rents, Crane and Quasney said.</p> <p>"For the 60% and below medium income... that's really a challenge for us without subsidies," Quasney said.</p> <p>Crane has worked with tax credit housing programs since the late 1980s including recently with the Lloyd Companies. He returned to private development. </p> <p>The tax credit program for affordable housing is a niche market, he said.</p> <p>Sioux Falls has a good history with developers willing to to use the tax credit program but beyond the cost challenges, there are others, he said.</p> <p>The time involved can also be challenging.</p> <p>"From the time you come up with the idea to the time people can move in, it can be a 2 1/2 to 3-year deal," Quasney said.</p> <p>Applications for the 2021 tax credit program are taken in July and will be approved in the fall, Crane said. It would take 2022 to build an approved 40-unit complex and move-in wouldn't happen until spring of 2023.</p> <p>Meanwhile, "the demand didn't stop," Crane said.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1026" height="584" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-805987" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg 1026w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg?resize=300,171 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg?resize=768,437 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg?resize=50,28 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/rental-housing-two.jpg?resize=876,498 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p class="has-medium-font-size"><strong>Local discussions</strong></p> <p>There has been a lot of discussion in Sioux Falls about the need for workforce housing, particularly since Amazon announced last year it was building a huge distribution facility that could hire as many as 1,000 people. The talk increased after <a href="https://www.schwanscompany.com/">Schwan’s Food Company&nbsp;</a>and&nbsp;<a href="https://cjfoods.com/our-brands">CJ Foods,&nbsp;</a>both owned by CJ CheilJedang (CJCJ), announced in January it would be building an Asian foods plant that could employ 600 people.</p> <p>But, often, it seems, the lower wage earners and those who can't work have been left out of the housing conversation, Hovdestad said.</p> <p>In Sioux Falls and in South Dakota, there can be a mentality that people just "need to pull themselves up by the bootstraps," Hovdestad said.</p> <p>Or, "There is a public perception that people who need affordable (low income) don't want to work and that's not necessarily the case," Hovdestad said. "These are people with the lower-paying jobs in the community. Usually, it's elderly on Social Security or with some small pension. Most of them don't have the ability to work or don't have the ability to earn their way out of poverty."</p> <p>Crane said there are discussions happening within the city about how to meet the need for lower income and workforce housing.</p> <p>A key recognition is that "this is a long-term thing," Crane said.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Biden administration to deliver 25M masks to vulnerable Americans, increase vaccine shipments to states https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/biden-administration-to-deliver-25m-masks-to-vulnerable-americans-increase-vaccine-shipments-to-states/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:bd9b5d25-0166-76e0-fc94-94b630eb9b48 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:12:07 +0000 The White House says it will deliver 25 million masks to the most vulnerable Americans. The announcement comes one day after the Biden administration ramped up the weekly vaccine shipments to states. <p>WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — The White House says it will deliver 25 million masks to the most vulnerable Americans. The announcement comes one day after the Biden administration ramped up weekly vaccine shipments to states.</p> <p>"These masks will be available at no cost," said Jeff Zients, COVID-19 response team coordinator. "They will be well-fitting cloth masks available in childrens and adult sizes."</p> <p>Zients says between March and May, the White House will send the American-made masks to more than 1,300 community health centers and 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens nationwide.</p> <p>"With this action, we are hoping to level the playing field, giving vulnerable populations quality, well-fitting masks," said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the White House says the states will also now receive 14.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine every week. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) says states like Texas have been scrambling to catch up on vaccinations following last week's deadly winter storms.</p> <p>"The delivery of vaccines were delayed … because people couldn't transport them," Cuellar said.</p> <p>To keep up with the federal shipments, Zients says 1,200 National Guard troops are being deployed to serve as vaccinators.</p> <p>"We have also deployed 1,000 federal personnel to support community vaccination sites in operational and support roles," Zients said.</p> <p>And pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, the White House says it is prepared to send 4 million doses of the Johnson &amp; Johnson vaccine as early as next week.</p> First@4: COVID-19 case count; Pothole patrol; Interview videos of S.D. Attorney General https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/first4-covid-19-case-count-pothole-patrol-interview-videos-of-s-d-attorney-general/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:6315a463-5ca3-ed29-0491-9a91d8a48630 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:50:55 +0000 Here is a quick look at the day's top stories as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- Here is a quick look at the day's top stories as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday. </p> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <p>According to the latest update, 262 new COVID-19 cases were announced bringing the state's total case count to 111,808. </p> <p>There was one new death, bringing the total to 1,864. Current hospitalizations are at 102, up from Tuesday. </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="X4IFVsB3B3"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-262-total-new-cases-death-toll-rises-to-1864-active-cases-at-1891/">COVID-19 in South Dakota: 262 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,864; Active cases at 1,891</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;COVID-19 in South Dakota: 262 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,864; Active cases at 1,891&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-262-total-new-cases-death-toll-rises-to-1864-active-cases-at-1891/embed/#?secret=X4IFVsB3B3" data-secret="X4IFVsB3B3" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <p>Street crews in Sioux Falls are working to fill potholes throughout the city. </p> <p>The city says if you’ve reported a troublesome pothole in your neighborhood, or on your commute, just be patient for a crew to arrive.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="muDcNCwOcs"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/street-crews-working-to-fill-potholes-in-sioux-falls/">Street crews working to fill potholes in Sioux Falls</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;Street crews working to fill potholes in Sioux Falls&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/street-crews-working-to-fill-potholes-in-sioux-falls/embed/#?secret=muDcNCwOcs" data-secret="muDcNCwOcs" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <p>Video of interviews done with South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg about a deadly crash have been released.</p> <p>In South Dakota, it is extremely rare for these kinds of interviews to be released to the public.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="aOS1u0YkWj"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/">&#8216;His face came through your windshield&#8217;: Special agents interview Ravnsborg about deadly crash</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;&#8216;His face came through your windshield&#8217;: Special agents interview Ravnsborg about deadly crash&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/embed/#?secret=aOS1u0YkWj" data-secret="aOS1u0YkWj" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <p>Minimum security prison inmate Seth Boocock is back in custody.</p> <p>Authorities say Boocock walked away from the Yankton Community Work Center back in November of 2020. Boocock was arrested February 23 in Sioux Falls.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="K2wLyJJlZR"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/minimum-security-prison-inmate-seth-boocock-back-in-custody/">Minimum security prison inmate Seth Boocock back in custody</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;Minimum security prison inmate Seth Boocock back in custody&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/minimum-security-prison-inmate-seth-boocock-back-in-custody/embed/#?secret=K2wLyJJlZR" data-secret="K2wLyJJlZR" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/online-services/keloland-news-app/" class="promo-link__link" > Download the KELOLAND News app for the latest headlines on the go. </a> </aside> </div></div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div id="p0"></div><script type="text/javascript">var epochTime = Math.floor(Date.now() / 1000); var adTagURL = "https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/mg.kelo/weather/landing&ciu_szs=300x200&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=http://www.keloland.com&description_url=http://www.keloland.com/weather/home&correlator=" + epochTime + "&ad_rule=1"; var script = document.createElement('script'); script.src = '//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/scripts/anvload.js'; script.setAttribute('data-anvp', '{"accessKey": "vWxJ0QP5WbZoRIgLEWCXMc590bnAN6bR","token": "default","width":"100%","height":"230px","mcp":"lin","playlist":"54","pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"'+adTagURL+'"}}}'); var targetElement = document.getElementById("p0"); if (targetElement.nextSibling) { targetElement.parentNode.insertBefore(script, targetElement.nextSibling); } else { targetElement.parentNode.appendChild(script); }</script> <div class="sfContentBlock"></div> </div></div> <p>Watch the video above for the latest update from the KELOLAND Live Doppler HD Storm Center.</p> Ravnsborg crash: What we know about how it happened https://www.keloland.com/news/ravnsborg-crash-what-we-know-about-how-it-happened/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:a9e70c3e-2a2b-7453-cd7b-b961ca403d2c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:43:16 +0000 HIGHMORE, S.D. (KELO) -- On the night of September 12, 2020, Highmore resident Joe Boever was walking along the shoulder of S.D. Highway 14 when he was struck and killed by a car driven by South Dakota Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg. On February 18, it was announced that Ravnsborg would be charged with three [...] <p>HIGHMORE, S.D. (KELO) -- On the night of September 12, 2020, Highmore resident Joe Boever was walking along the shoulder of S.D. Highway 14 when he was struck and killed by a car driven by South Dakota Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805876" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Highmore-state.png?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Highmore is the Hyde County seat, and is located east of Pierre.</figcaption></figure> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/timeline-investigation-into-deadly-crash-involving-south-dakota-attorney-general-jason-ravnsborg/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > TIMELINE: Investigation into deadly crash involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg </a> </aside> </div> <p>On February 18, it was announced that Ravnsborg would be <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/south-dakotas-attorney-general-charged-in-fatal-crash/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/south-dakotas-attorney-general-charged-in-fatal-crash/" target="_blank">charged with three misdemeanors</a> offenses, each carrying a maximum penalty of 30 days in county jail and/or a $500 fine.</p> <p>More information was made available Tuesday night, when the South Dakota Department of Public Safety released two interviews that were conducted with Ravnsborg.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/s-d-representatives-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-ravnsborg/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > S.D. Department of Public Safety releases two interviews conducted with Jason Ravnsborg </a> </aside> </div> <p>As more details come out, the picture of what happened on that stretch of highway, though still murky, becomes a little more clear. Here is what we know so far.</p> <p>On the night of Sept. 12, Ravnsborg was driving back from a Spink County GOP event held at Rooster's Bar &amp; Grill in Redfield. According to his statements to investigators, his route home took him west out of Redfield before turning south toward Miller, where he got onto Highway 14, heading west toward Pierre, a route that took him through Highmore.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805770" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborgs-route-with-annotation.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Ravnsborg's route back to Pierre on September 12, 2020.</figcaption></figure> <p>Officials say Ravnsborg was distracted while driving west on Highway 14. While announcing charges, Hyde County Deputy State’s Attorney Emily Sovell stated that Ravnsborg had been using his mobile device. </p> <p>According to the investigation, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/prosecutor-will-announce-decision-in-fatal-crash-involving-south-dakota-ag-thursday-afternoon/" data-type="URL" data-id="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/prosecutor-will-announce-decision-in-fatal-crash-involving-south-dakota-ag-thursday-afternoon/" target="_blank">Ravnsborg's phone was locked at 10:22:22 p.m. and the crash took place at 10:23:37 p.m</a>. His vehicle stopped at 10:23:52 p.m.; at 10:24:06 p.m., Ravnsborg’s phone was unlocked and used to call 911 a minute later.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div class="DC-embed DC-embed-page" data-version="1.1"> <div style="font-size:10pt;line-height:14pt;"> Page 6 of <a class="DC-embed-resource" href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854-Ravnsborg-Crash-Report.html#document/p6" title="View entire Ravnsborg Crash Report on DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ravnsborg Crash Report</a> </div> <img loading="lazy" src="//assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6-normal.gif?1604339471" srcset="//assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6-normal.gif?1604339471 700w, //assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6-large.gif?1604339471 1000w" alt="Page 6 of Ravnsborg Crash Report" style="max-width:100%;height:auto;margin:0.5em 0;border:1px solid #ccc;-webkit-box-sizing:border-box;box-sizing:border-box;clear:both"> <div style="font-size:8pt;line-height:12pt;text-align:center"> Contributed to <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/" title="Go to DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" style="font-weight:700;font-family:Gotham,inherit,sans-serif;color:inherit;text-decoration:none" rel="noopener noreferrer">DocumentCloud</a> by <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/public/search/Account:17130-karen-sherman" title="View documents contributed to DocumentCloud by Karen Sherman in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Karen Sherman</a> of <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/public/search/Group:kelotv" title="View documents contributed to DocumentCloud by KELO-TV in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">KELO-TV</a> • <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854-Ravnsborg-Crash-Report.html#document/p6" title="View entire Ravnsborg Crash Report on DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">View document</a> or <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7280854/pages/Ravnsborg-Crash-Report-p6.txt" title="Read the text of page 6 of Ravnsborg Crash Report on DocumentCloud in new window or tab" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">read text</a> </div> </div> <script src="//assets.documentcloud.org/embed/loader/enhance.js"></script> </div> <p>Ravnsborg claimed he was not using his phone at the time of the crash when investigators confronted him with phone records, telling him they showed he had logged into his Yahoo email account and accessed a news website minutes before he called 911 to report the crash.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/police-grilled-south-dakota-ag-on-phone-use-before-crash/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash </a> </aside> </div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="" class="promo-link__link" > </a> </aside> </div> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805780" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsborg-crash-scene-in-relation-to-Highmore.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>The crash occurred just outside of Highmore on Highway 14.</figcaption></figure> <p>Ravnsborg's car struck Boever on the shoulder of the road just west of Highmore on Highway 14.</p> <p>In an interview with investigators, Ravnborg describes the moments leading up to the crash. </p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato" data-anvato-player-id="p5"> <div id="anvato-player-p5" class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"> <div id="p5"></div> </div> <div data-react-component="AnvatoVideoPlayer"></div> <script>window.loadAnvato({"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"6379832","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p5","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"keloland.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"keloland.com","ns_st_st":"kelo","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Web Extras","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"keloland.com","ns_st_st":"kelo","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Web Extras","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/mg.kelo&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.keloland.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D6379832%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"},"nielsen":{"apid":"PFC181789-2647-49D7-A921-F46F910BC19B","sfcode":"dcr","type":"dcr","apn":"Anvato","environment":"production","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"adloadtype":2,"adModel":2}},"segmentCustom":{"script":"https://segment.psg.nexstardigital.net/anvato.js","writeKey":"gdfgs0DoCHvE56Dx68PfqadpBB5ZN4fo"}},"accessKey":"VMJ9Y4YrEYbXLC6Y89c38ILpejzykbjw","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI2Mzc5ODMyIiwiaXNzIjoiVk1KOVk0WXJFWWJYTEM2WTg5YzM4SUxwZWp6eWtianciLCJleHAiOjE2MTQyMDg2ODd9.ZRsD8DuGOxNVks2Q3tzmj3Ay7iL27DW3cOmLpUKePfo","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://mg-cms-upload.storage.googleapis.com/kelo/384/21/02/24/6379832/6379832_15496DA97CBA4213BF55188F94EC707B_210224_6379832_Ravnsborg_interview_impact_description_600.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60});</script> </figure> <p>"I went through and I saw a sign that said 65 mph, so I believe I started to accelerate, and then I saw a sign that said 48 miles to Pierre, and you know, you just kinda did one of those groans like, 'Ugh, you've still got 48 miles to go,' and then, quite frankly, Wham!" exclaimed Ravnsborg, clapping his hands together to describe the moment of impact. "I never saw anything," he continued "until the impact."</p> <p>Ravnsborg says that following the crash, he immediately jumped out of the car and called 911. Phone records confirm this detail of his account.</p> <p>Below we have put together a map of the crash site, depicting the details we currently know about about the scene.</p> <ol><li>Ravnsborg was driving west on Highway 14. This location is just west of Highmore between mile markers 277 &amp; 278.</li><li>At some point along this stretch, Ravnsborg left the driving lane, drifting onto the shoulder of the highway.</li><li>It was on the north shoulder of the road where Ravnsborg struck Boever.</li><li>In the recordings of Ravnsborg's interviews with investigators, he notes that the next day he discovered the body lying in the ditch after parking along the north side of the road.</li><li>Also in the recorded interviews, investigators tell Ravnsborg that a working flashlight was found, turned on, just inches from the road next to Boever's body. </li></ol> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1920" height="1080" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805950" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg 1920w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/Ravnsorg-crash-scene-with-annotations-3.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>Approximate location of the crash site with crash details noted.</figcaption></figure> <p>Investigators questioned Ravnsborg about how he could have missed the flashlight shining in the dark. Ravnsborg has maintained that he did not see the light or Boever's body that night, and he did not know that he had hit a man.</p> Storm Center PM Update - Wednesday, February 24: Sunny, breezy, warmer tomorrow and Friday https://www.keloland.com/weather/forecast/storm-center-pm-update-wednesday-february-24-sunny-breezy-warmer-tomorrow-and-friday/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:8dad8c91-8872-8729-2fda-2e29668cd50c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:32:15 +0000 Winds wound around to the northwest overnight, bringing in cooler air. But today’s temperatures are still above-average, in the upper 30s to low 40s with that northwest wind. There have been some light snow showers coming out of passing clouds. A burst of snowfall produced some local accumulations of snow in the northern Black Hills. [...] <p>Winds wound around to the northwest overnight, bringing in cooler air. But today’s temperatures are still above-average, in the upper 30s to low 40s with that northwest wind. There have been some light snow showers coming out of passing clouds. A burst of snowfall produced some local accumulations of snow in the northern Black Hills.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1696" height="924" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-3.gif?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805860"/></figure> <p>Tonight a patch of flurries or light snowfall will drop to the SE through areas east of the James River, including Sioux Falls. The rest of KELOLAND will have mostly clear skies, with a very light west wind. Lows will be around 20.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1693" height="928" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805861" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png 1693w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?resize=300,164 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?resize=768,421 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?resize=1280,702 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?resize=1536,842 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/1-22.png?resize=876,480 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Tomorrow will be sunny and breezy and warmer. We’ll get back to the low to mid 40s with a brisk west breeze turning to the southwest. Western South Dakota will get to the mid to upper 40s.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1693" height="922" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805862" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png 1693w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?resize=300,163 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?resize=768,418 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?resize=1280,697 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?resize=1536,836 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/2-19.png?resize=876,477 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Friday will be windy and even warmer, in the mid to upper 40s East River. There will be a SW wind gusting to 30 mph helping with the warming, erasing whatever little remains of our snow cover. Western South Dakota will approach 50 degrees.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1690" height="922" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805863" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png 1690w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?resize=300,164 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?resize=768,419 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?resize=1280,698 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?resize=1536,838 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/3-15.png?resize=876,477 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Saturday will also be warm, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures will continue in the 40s. There could be some light showers with cooler air in Rapid City, though amounts will only be in the range of a few tenths of an inch. There could be some of those snow showers (few tenths of an inch) in eastern KELOLAND on Sunday (mainly morning) as a cold front comes down on us. Highs on Sunday will only be in the 30s.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1677" height="910" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805865" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png 1677w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?resize=300,163 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?resize=768,417 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?resize=1280,695 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?resize=1536,833 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/4-19.png?resize=876,475 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>High pressure behind the front means Monday will be mostly sunny, and that will help us warm back up with the low 40s East River and the upper 40s West River. Tuesday will be breezy, and there could be a few light showers, but we should warm into the mid 40s to around 50.</p> <p>Strong warming begins on Wednesday of next week, as we should reach the low 50s across KELOLAND. And it looks like we’ll remain in the low 50s for the rest of that week through the following weekend (March 6-7) before cooler air comes in for mid March.</p> HR 7001, impeachment of Ravnsborg announced on House floor Wednesday https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/hr-7001-impeachment-of-ravnsborg-announced-on-house-floor-wednesday/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:de2b270d-a51c-4aaf-008c-4b93a080fbd6 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:13:29 +0000 PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- For the first time at the South Dakota State Capitol, a resolution for impeachment was read on the House floor.  Lawmakers heard the announcement of House Resolution 7001, which calls for impeaching South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for “certain crimes or misdemeanors in office.” The resolution was introduced by Rep. [...] <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- For the first time at the South Dakota State Capitol, a resolution for impeachment was read on the House floor. </p> <p>Lawmakers heard the announcement of House Resolution 7001, which calls for impeaching South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for “certain crimes or misdemeanors in office.”&nbsp;</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20490632-impeachment/?embed=1&amp;title=1" title="Impeachment resolution (Hosted by DocumentCloud)" width="700" height="905" style="border: 1px solid #aaa;" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-forms allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox"></iframe> </div> <p>The resolution was introduced by Rep. Will Mortenson (R-Pierre) along with Majority Leader Kent Peterson (R-Salem) and Minority Leader Jamie Smith (D-Sioux Falls). <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/south-dakota-legislature-roundup-for-wednesday-february-24-2021/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">KELOLAND Capitol News Bureau reporter Bob Mercer noted impeachment is so rare that it doesn't seem to be covered in the </a>Legislature's official '<a href="https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/213992.pdf">Redbook</a>' of procedural rules.</p> <p>After releasing the impeachment resolution on Tuesday, Mortenson declined to give a timetable for the impeachment process.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/">The impeachment resolution came after Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) called for Ravnsborg to resign from office. After the impeachment resolution, two internal interviews of Ravnsborg with North Dakota investigators were released by the state Department of Public Safety.</a></p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="V03AfUWyoY"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/">&#8216;His face came through your windshield&#8217;: Special agents interview Ravnsborg about deadly crash</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;&#8216;His face came through your windshield&#8217;: Special agents interview Ravnsborg about deadly crash&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/embed/#?secret=V03AfUWyoY" data-secret="V03AfUWyoY" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <p>House Speaker Spencer Gosch (R-Glenham) assigned the resolution to the House State Affairs Committee soon after.  HCR7001 is now pending its first official hearing.</p> House lawmakers push office for missing Indigenous people https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/south-dakota/house-lawmakers-push-office-for-missing-indigenous-people/article_30bef945-4068-5899-b455-dfff0abaec0d.html siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/south-dakota of type article urn:uuid:5bfb0a72-124c-bf50-bcc4-41738bc34241 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:06:34 +0000 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House on Tuesday passed a proposal to create an office under the attorney general to coordinate tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies in tackling the crisis of missing Indigenous people. McDonald's debuts new menu item -- three times over https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/mcdonalds-debuts-new-menu-item-three-times-over/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:1b37c140-1763-3839-c824-5468cfbd68cf Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:54:49 +0000 There's something new on McDonald’s menu, and it's joining the growing trend of spotlighting chicken. <p>(NEXSTAR) -- There's something new on McDonald’s menu, and it's joining the growing trend of spotlighting chicken. </p> <p>Starting Wednesday, McDonald’s is offering three new chicken sandwiches nationwide -- all at once.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kron4.com/news/popular-mcdonalds-item-returns-to-menus/" class="promo-link__link" > Popular McDonald’s item returns to menus </a> </aside> </div> <p>The Crispy Chicken Sandwich is "for those who want to keep things simple," the Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich is "for those craving some heat" and the Deluxe Crispy Chicken Sandwich is "for those looking for a little extra somethin' in the toppings department."</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.nxsttv.com/nmw/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2021/02/mcdonalds.jpg" srcset="https://www.nxsttv.com/nmw/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2021/02/mcdonalds.jpg?w=160 160w, https://www.nxsttv.com/nmw/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2021/02/mcdonalds.jpg?w=256 256w, https://www.nxsttv.com/nmw/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2021/02/mcdonalds.jpg?w=320 320w, https://www.nxsttv.com/nmw/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2021/02/mcdonalds.jpg?w=640 640w, https://www.nxsttv.com/nmw/wp-content/uploads/sites/107/2021/02/mcdonalds.jpg?w=876 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" alt="" class="wp-image-94581"/><figcaption>McDonald's new Crispy, Spicy or Deluxe Chicken Sandwiches. (Credit: McDonalds)</figcaption></figure> <p>“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear, and we know they’re craving more chicken options,” McDonald's Vice President of Menu Innovation Linda VanGosen said in a <a href="https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/corpmcd/en-us/our-stories/article/OurStories.new-crispy-chicken.html">media statement</a>. “We’re confident all chicken fans – from traditionalists to spice enthusiasts – will discover a new menu favorite they’ll come back for time and time again.”</p> <p>The new sandwiches, all featuring a crispy all-white meat fillet, will join the so-called fried chicken sandwich wars, waged by fast-food titans such as Popeyes, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A and KFC. </p> S.D. administers more than 8,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 24 hours, health officials say they’re ready to handle more https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/s-d-administers-more-than-8400-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-in-24-hours-health-officials-say-theyre-ready-to-handle-more/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:6efe115c-7488-16d3-eeac-b1a15664a763 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 19:08:53 +0000 PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- South Dakota hit a new daily record with more than 8,000 people receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week. In Wednesday’s media briefing, officials with the South Dakota Department of Health announced the state administered more than 8,400 doses on Friday, Feb. 18. “We could definitely handle [...] <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- South Dakota hit a new daily record with more than 8,000 people receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week.&nbsp;</p> <p>In Wednesday’s media briefing, officials with the South Dakota Department of Health announced the state administered more than 8,400 doses on Friday, Feb. 18.&nbsp;</p> <p>“We could definitely handle more vaccines if we got it,” said Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon, who added the state doesn’t have a daily dose benchmark set for vaccine distribution but expects the week’s supply of doses are used.&nbsp;</p> <p>“We were ready as soon as we got it and we got shots in arms,” she said.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Officials also announced the state is expecting another slight increase in allocation to 18,830 doses, up from 17,660 from this week. Those numbers don’t include federal vaccines administered by Indian Health Service, Veterans Affairs and the federal pharmacy program.&nbsp;</p> <p>The DOH is now compiling vaccine data from federal entities for the percent of the state population with at least one dose of the vaccine. When adding the federal vaccine numbers, the DOH estimates 22% of South Dakota’s population has received at least one dose. </p> <p>The state remains in Phase 1D of the vaccination plan, with people 65 years and older qualifying for the vaccine. Malsam-Rysdon said the next group of people for Phase 1D will be those people under 65 years old with one underlying health condition. She expects that process to start no later than March 8. Following that group, teachers and other school/college staff will qualify.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The list of underlying medical conditions include asthma, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes (type 1 and type 2), heart conditions, hypertension, liver disease, pregnancy and severe obesity. <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Vaccine/medicalconditions/" target="_blank">You can see a full list on the DOH website.</a></p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20491173-covidvaccineavailability_distribution_flyersize-feb-24-2021-update/?embed=1&amp;title=1" title="COVIDVaccineAvailability_Distribution_FlyerSize Feb. 24 2021 update (Hosted by DocumentCloud)" width="700" height="905" style="border: 1px solid #aaa;" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-forms allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox"></iframe> </div> <h3>South Dakota still seeing 1,100 COVID-19 cases per week&nbsp;</h3> <p>After two full months of declining COVID-19 cases, South Dakota saw a 17% increase in new cases last week. This week, the increase was only 2% but state epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton said that means the state is seeing about 1,100 new cases each week.&nbsp;</p> <p>“COVID is still very present in the state,” Dr. Clayton said. “There’s still a lot of precautions people need to take.”&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Clayton said he’d like to see another decrease in new COVID-19 cases next week and if they aren’t more messaging will be needed.&nbsp;</p> <p>State health officials also announced they’ll start holding bi-weekly media briefings instead of weekly briefings starting in March. The briefings will be March 3, 17 and 31 at 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wednesday ag markets, February 24 https://www.keloland.com/news/agriculture/ag-markets/wednesday-ag-markets-february-24/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:a7295e14-5725-6786-5d99-c0eac2cd9534 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:57:40 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Review the latest ag market numbers as of 12 p.m. on Wednesday in the video player above. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Review the latest ag market numbers as of 12 p.m. on Wednesday in the video player above.</p> Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/south-dakota/police-grilled-south-dakota-ag-on-phone-use-before-crash/article_0836dd64-aa1a-5b0c-a6d1-86ca73057c42.html siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/south-dakota of type article urn:uuid:88985b2f-03db-8fbe-9b52-4749c8803921 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:30:41 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota’s attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize he had struck a man and whether he had been reading email and checking news sites… Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/south-dakota/police-grilled-south-dakota-ag-on-phone-use-before-crash/article_0836dd64-aa1a-5b0c-a6d1-86ca73057c42.html siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/south-dakota of type article urn:uuid:a6dcd5cb-cbc8-3352-05ba-7c06f67d1a81 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:30:00 +0000 In two videos released by Gov. Kristi Noem, investigators confront Jason Ravnsborg with gruesome details of the fatal crash, at one point telling him: “His face was in your windshield, Jason, think about that.” PREVIEW: Home improvement surging during pandemic https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/preview-home-improvement-surging-during-pandemic/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:2d0715c3-0c07-c4cd-4291-d81250da78b4 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:25:28 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- According to one online survey, about 76-percent of U.S. homeowners carried out at least one home improvement project since the start of the pandemic. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- According to one online survey, about 76-percent of U.S. homeowners carried out at least one home improvement project since the start of the pandemic.</p> <p>Kristi Nordquist of Sioux Falls is one of those who made improvements to her home. She hired a local contractor to redo her front entrance and remodel two of her bathrooms.</p> <p>"Well I wanted to stimulate the economy, number one, and number two they really needed to get done, they were very outdated," Nordquist said.</p> <p>We'll look at why so many people are choosing to remodel their homes during the pandemic and offer some tips from a professional builder in Wednesday night's Eye on KELOLAND at 10 p.m.</p> Reflecting voters who sent them, Gosch and Jamison differ on medical marijuana's start https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/reflecting-voters-who-sent-them-gosch-and-jamison-differ-on-medical-marijuanas-start/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:41d2ea58-46ea-e4d4-d911-1626a52fdc50 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:21:51 +0000 PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- Spencer Gosch wants to delay legal medical-marijuana use in South Dakota until next year. That would let a special panel figure out answers IM 26 didn't address. <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/1793/Detail">Spencer Gosch</a> wants to delay legal medical-marijuana use in South Dakota until next year. That would let a special panel figure out answers <a href="https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/assets/MedMarijPetitionApproved.pdf">IM 26</a> didn't address.</p> <p><a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/3801/Detail">Greg Jamison</a> meanwhile agrees medical marijuana needs a little more time beyond the July 1, 2021, date that voters approved in IM 26 -- but not as much as Gosch.</p> <p>Jamison also would reconfigure the study panel, add two tribal members and put more local law enforcement on it.</p> <p>Because of a procedural deadline, House members must decide Thursday whether to keep the <a href="https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/217774.pdf">current version</a> of HB 1100 that delays the start to July 1, 2022.</p> <p>They could adopt Gosch's <a href="https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/218207.pdf">pending amendment</a> that he offered Tuesday. Or instead opt for Jamison's <a href="https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/218044.pdf">competing version</a>. Or modify it some other way.</p> <p>Whatever decision is reached might not be the final word. Unless the 70 representatives decide they want to let IM 26 start July 1 as the voters wanted, some version of HB 1100 will move to the Senate, where 35 more voices get their say. </p> <p>The differences between Gosch and Jamison on their approaches happen to reflect views of many voters from their very different home areas.</p> <p>Gosch's caution matches many in the sparsely populated northcentral region he represents. Majorities in every one of the eight very rural counties supported IM 26, but none came close to the nearly 70% statewide.</p> <p>In his home county of Walworth, for example, 56% of voters backed it. Most of the others were just as lukewarm: Campbell 55%; Edmunds 61%; Faulk 55%; Hand 54%; McPherson 52%; Potter 56% ; and Spink 63%. </p> <p>Jamison is a past Sioux Falls Council member and a one-time candidate for mayor of South Dakota's largest city whose voters were much more supportive of medical marijuana. </p> <p>Minnehaha County overall favored legalization 75% to 24%, with all 71 precincts voting for it and 37 of them at 76% or more. Only six precincts were below the statewide 70%, while 45 were at 70 to 79% and&nbsp;20 at 80% or more.</p> <p>The south precincts of Sioux Falls are in Lincoln County. Lincoln's voters too supported medical marijuana, 72% to 27%.&nbsp;Nine of the 13&nbsp;Sioux Falls precincts said yes at more than 72%.</p> Street crews working to fill potholes in Sioux Falls https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/street-crews-working-to-fill-potholes-in-sioux-falls/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:71c9d154-c373-acad-4609-ab8629abe95a Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:15:54 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- If you've found yourself dodging more potholes on the way to work this week, it's not your imagination. Sioux Falls street crews have been busy patching more potholes formed in the warm weather. The city says, if you've reported a troublesome pothole in your neighborhood, or on your commute, just be patient [...] <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- If you've found yourself dodging more potholes on the way to work this week, it's not your imagination.</p> <p>Sioux Falls street crews have been busy patching more potholes formed in the warm weather. The city says, if you've reported a troublesome pothole in your neighborhood, or on your commute, just be patient for a crew to arrive.</p> <p>"We know they're out there, we will be visiting these potholes often through the season, we will definitely be putting more of a hard fix on them come summertime when the asphalt plants are up and running," Street Maintenance Supervisor Chad Sundvold said. </p> <p>The city has six crews filling potholes throughout the day. We will find out what you can do to help make their job easier and safer, tonight on KELOLAND News.</p> Buying a car? Pandemic drives prices up, steers buyers away https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/buying-a-car-pandemic-drives-prices-up-steers-buyers-away/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:a6df666d-cfba-7fef-5f30-acfaba0e2e76 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:00:33 +0000 Prices of new vehicles far outpaced overall consumer inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers who were priced out of that market turned to used vehicles. Yet their demand proved so potent that used-vehicle prices soared even more than new ones did. <p>FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.</p> <p>Prices of new vehicles far outpaced overall consumer inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers who were priced out of that market turned to used vehicles. Yet their demand proved so potent that used-vehicle prices soared even more than new ones did.</p> <p>The price of an average new vehicle jumped 6% between January of last year, before the coronavirus erupted in the United States, and December to a record $40,578, according to data from Edmunds.com.</p> <p>Yet that increase was nothing next to what happened in the used market. The average price of a used vehicle surged nearly 14% — roughly 10 times the rate of inflation — to over $23,000. It was among the fastest such increases in decades, said Ivan Drury, a senior manager of insights for Edmunds.com.</p> <p>The main reason for the exploding prices is a simple one of economics: Too few vehicles available for sale during the pandemic and too many buyers. The price hikes come at a terrible time for buyers, many of whom are struggling financially or looking for vehicles to avoid public transit or ride hailing because the virus. And dealers and analysts say the elevated prices could endure or rise even further for months or years, with new vehicle inventories tight and fewer trade-ins coming onto dealers' lots.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://fox2now.com/news/national/are-we-headed-back-to-3-per-gallon-gas/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Are we headed back to $3 per gallon gas? </a> </aside> </div> <p>The supply shortage arose last spring after the coronavirus hit hard. Automakers had to shut down North American factories to try to stop the virus' spread. The factory shutdowns reduced the industry's sales of new vehicles and resulted in fewer trade-ins. So when buyer demand picked up late in the year, fewer used vehicles were available.</p> <p>Compounding the shortage, rental car companies and other fleet buyers — normally a major source of used vehicles for dealers — have been selling fewer now. With travel down and fewer people renting cars, the fleet buyers aren't acquiring as many new vehicles, and so they aren't off-loading as many older ones.</p> <p>“It’s like a weird perpetual motion machine right now with pricing,” said Jeff Goldberg, general manager of Goldie’s Motors, a used vehicle dealership in Phoenix.</p> <p>Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist for Cox Automotive, predicted a tight used-vehicle market with high prices for several more years.</p> <p>“There are millions fewer used vehicles that are going to be available starting next year, 2022 and 2023,” he said.</p> <p>The resulting price spike essentially has created three classes of auto buyers: Those affluent enough to afford new vehicles. People who can afford late-model used cars. And buyers with low incomes or poor credit who are stuck with older, less reliable vehicles.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://fox2now.com/news/national/tiger-woods-faces-hard-recovery-from-significant-injuries-in-car-crash/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Tiger Woods faces hard recovery from ‘significant’ injuries in car crash </a> </aside> </div> <p>The industry is still trying to recover from the pandemic's devastation last spring. The resulting factory closures shrank output by 3.3 million vehicles. Sales temporarily dried up, and so did the influx of trade-ins.</p> <p>Once the factories restored production in May, demand turned hot. Problem was, the supply of vehicles fell well short of demand, especially for pickup trucks and SUVs. Prices surged. And new-vehicle purchases for the year tumbled — by nearly 2.5 million to 14.6 million.</p> <p>When Larry Parsons of Hartland Township, Michigan, went to buy a pickup truck in August, the question of whether to buy new or used was unfortunately an easy one.</p> <p>“We did look at new trucks, but the price is excessive,” he said. “Some trucks cost upwards of $70,000. It's to the point where it's ridiculous.”</p> <p>Instead, Parsons settled on a 2019 Ford F-150 with 29,000 miles on it. The truck, priced at $52,000 when new, cost $37,000. He also bought an 84-month warranty to cover the vehicle while he is still making loan payments.</p> <p>To be sure, vehicle prices had been rising well before the pandemic struck, with many buyers choosing loaded-out trucks or SUVs and taking on loans of six years or more to keep their payments low. Even so, used prices had remained relatively low, with an ample supply of 3 million-plus vehicles returning to the market each year from leases.</p> <p>Then the virus hit. With it came government stimulus checks, which many buyers who used as down payments. Because they weren't spending on restaurants or vacations, some people spent even more on vehicles than they otherwise would have.</p> <p>“If I'm going in at $40,000, I might as well spend $45,000," Drury said of buyers. "I might as well treat myself.”</p> <p>Even with loans of more than 60 months, average monthly payments range into the mid-$500s for new vehicles, putting them out of reach for many. Right now, said Chesbrough, the Cox Automotive economist, the bulk of the growth in the new-vehicle market is in the $50,000-and-above range.</p> <p>In recent years, automakers had set the stage for higher prices by scrubbing many lower-priced new vehicles that had only thin profit margins. Starting five years ago, Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis) stopped selling many sedans and hatchbacks in the United States. Likewise, Honda and Toyota have canceled U.S. sales of lower-priced subcompacts. Their SUV replacements have higher sticker prices.</p> <p>“The industry has been abandoning that $30,000-and-below price point,” Chesbrough said. “Essentially, they’ve been forgoing that territory to the used car market.”</p> <p>The increased demand and higher prices for late-model used cars have spelled trouble for lower-income buyers, noted Art Ramos, who runs a used-vehicle store in McAllen, Texas, near the Mexico border. Unemployed people who were receiving jobless aid during the pandemic have had trouble securing a loan. Those who can buy typically have to look at much older vehicles with significant miles on them.</p> <p>“All the people who were unemployed for all these months — I couldn't get them approved," he said.</p> <p>When lower-income buyers are able to get loans, they typically must pay higher rates — sometimes over 20% with some lenders, Ramos said.</p> <p>Yet because many buyers have no other options, older vehicles with more than 100,000 miles on them are in high demand now, said Ryan LaFontaine, CEO of a 20-dealer chain in Michigan that includes two used-only stores.</p> <p>In the past, dealers wouldn't have bothered with those trade-ins; they would have sent them to regional auction houses. But auto quality has sharply improved in the past decade. So LaFontaine's group is reconditioning such cars and providing credit counseling for buyers with lower incomes or poor credit.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/farmington-daycare-under-investigation-after-toddler-allegedly-left-outside-in-the-cold/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Daycare under investigation after toddler allegedly left outside in the cold </a> </aside> </div> <p>“Every year, we increase our ability to cost-effectively recondition vehicles that we can present to consumers and stand behind it,” said Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation, the country's largest dealership group.</p> <p>Dealers say competition for used vehicles, especially from upstart online auto sellers Carvana and Vroom, contributed to the price increases with bidding wars at auctions. Still, Jackson argues that autos remain affordable because consumers are typically receiving more money for their trade-ins. Interest rates remain low, too. New-vehicle loan rates not subsidized by automakers are averaging 4.4%, according to Edmunds, while used loans average 7.8%.</p> <p>Average prices did subside a bit in January. But that might be deceptive, said Edmunds' Drury. Fewer expensive new and used luxury vehicles were sold during the month, he said, thereby temporarily lowering overall prices.</p> <p>Those on the front lines says competition for vehicles is intensifying as dealers stock up for buyers who may soon receive additional government stimulus checks and income tax refunds.</p> <p>In the meantime, a global shortage of computer chips for vehicles is forcing automakers to reduce production. The chip shortage could potentially diminish the supply of vehicles once again, which, in turn, would likely send new and used prices up further.</p> <p>Unaffordable prices might open the door to a company that could profit on low-priced new cars with just basic features. That, Chesbrough notes, is what the Korean automaker Hyundai did to enter the U.S. market decades ago.</p> <p>“I do think the industry does make itself kind of vulnerable,” he said.</p> COVID-19 in South Dakota: 262 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,864; Active cases at 1,891 https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-262-total-new-cases-death-toll-rises-to-1864-active-cases-at-1891/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:383c5d7e-ed1f-b7d3-6769-8cf784d82f02 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:47:57 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — One new death was reported by the South Dakota Department of Health, as active cases of COVID-19 went down on Wednesday. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — One new death was reported by the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Dashboard.aspx" target="_blank">South Dakota Department of Health</a>, as active cases of COVID-19 went down on Wednesday.</p> <p>According to the latest update, 262 new total coronavirus cases were announced bringing the state’s total case count to 111,808, from Tuesday (111,546).</p> <p>While the difference in the total case count reported 111,808 and 111,546 equals 262, when you add the PCR, or newly confirmed, cases (183) and antigen, or new probable, cases (80), there were 263 new cases.</p> <p>Total recovered cases are now at 108,053, from Tuesday (107,745).</p> <p>The South Dakota Department of Health reported one new death due to COVID-19 in Wednesday's update. The death toll is now at 1,864.</p> <p>Active cases are now at 1,891, down from Tuesday (1,938).</p> <p>Current hospitalizations are at 102, up Tuesday (91). Total hospitalizations throughout the pandemic are at 6,570.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe width="100%" height="700" src="https://datastudio.google.com/embed/reporting/def0ccbb-5d2d-4d1d-b3f4-e3c31499f11f/page/3eUJB" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> </div> <div class="wp-block-button aligncenter"><a class="wp-block-button__link" href="https://www.keloland.com/covid-19/the-cases/">See More</a></div> </div> <p>Total persons negative is now at 308,019, from Tuesday (307,241).</p> <p>There were 1,040 new persons tested reported on Wednesday, for a new person-tested positivity rate of 25.2%.</p> <p>The latest seven-day all test positivity rate reported by the DOH is 8.4%. The DOH calculates that based on the results of the PCR test results but doesn’t release total numbers for how many PCR tests are done daily. The latest one-day PCR test positivity rate is 11.3%.</p> <p>As of Wednesday, 91,979 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 99,895 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered to 127,096 total persons.</p> <p>According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 33,348 people have received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine, 31,430 people have completed the Pfizer vaccine series.</p> Police probed South Dakota AG's cellphone use before crash https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/south-dakota/police-probed-south-dakota-ags-cellphone-use-before-crash/article_0836dd64-aa1a-5b0c-a6d1-86ca73057c42.html siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/south-dakota of type article urn:uuid:5de75599-f410-7a0a-b7b9-fa5a2b9d2333 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:53:06 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota’s attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize he had struck a man and whether he had been reading email and checking news sites… Minimum security prison inmate Seth Boocock back in custody https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/minimum-security-prison-inmate-seth-boocock-back-in-custody/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:5f3a4eb7-a4ac-208c-d886-8638ed98fa2f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:28:30 +0000 A minimum security prison inmate is back in custody. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) -- A minimum security prison inmate is back in custody.</p> <p>Authorities say inmate Seth Boocock walked away from the Yankton Community Work Center back in November of 2020.</p> <p>Boocock was arrested February 23 in Sioux Falls.</p> <p>Boocock was one of three inmates who walked away from the Yankton facility on November 27. Inmate Matthew Fritz-Chappell was arrested last week in Rapid City. Inmate Corey Bales remains on escape status.</p> <p>Boocock is serving a 10 year, 9 month sentence for aggravated assault.</p> Red-hot US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3% https://www.keloland.com/news/your-money-matters/red-hot-us-housing-market-january-new-home-sales-jump-4-3/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:42bf8255-2d89-bf26-8ec9-031078cc6984 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:23:01 +0000 SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Demand for new homes in the U.S. surged 4.3% in January with the housing market still one of the strongest segments of the economy. <p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Demand for new homes in the U.S. surged 4.3% in January with the housing market still one of the strongest segments of the economy.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/keloland-com-original/buying-and-selling-in-a-fast-paced-sioux-falls-housing-market/" class="promo-link__link" > Buying and selling in a fast-paced Sioux Falls housing market </a> </aside> </div> <p>Last month's increase pushed sales of new homes to an adjusted annual rate of 923,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That's much stronger than the 855,000 that economists were expecting. December's new home sales figure was revised higher as well, from 842,000, to 885,000.</p> <p>Sales of new homes are now 19.3% higher than they were last year at this time.</p> <p>“Sales would have been much higher if only builders could build faster,” said Robert Frick, economist with Navy Federal Credit Union. “Supply is only one issue, and for many Americans trying to buy their first home, rising prices are shutting them out of the market.”</p> <p>Although the median price of a new home sold in January slipped to $346,400, that is up more than 5% from a year ago, far outpacing wage gains in the U.S. Persistent demand fueled by record low mortgage rates has pushed prices higher over the past year. </p> <p>The cost of labor and materials is also rising. Lumber futures have spiked 130% in the past year, adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home. </p> <p>After a three-month spring slide during the coronavirus outbreak, housing boomed in the summer and fall (there was a slight dip in November). It appears to be surging again with the busy spring buying season approaching.</p> <p>Only in the Northeast did sales slide, down 13.9%). Sales jumped 12.6% in the Midwest, 6.8% in the West and 3% in the South.</p> <p>The housing market has remained remarkably resilient in the face of the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists' biggest worries are availability and affordability. Inventory of available houses slipped to a four-month supply. Last January, there was a five-month supply.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <p>© 2021 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. Material may not be redistributed. </p> </div> State prison inmate back in custody after being arrested in Arkansas https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/state-prison-inmate-back-in-custody-after-being-arrested-in-arkansas/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:b4c8de30-737f-3129-37c4-4ad70540789a Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:02:46 +0000 A state prison inmate who was placed on escape status in the fall of 2020 is back in custody, <p>A state prison inmate who was placed on escape status in the fall of 2020 is back in custody,</p> <p>Joseph Davis was arrested in Ash Flat, Arkansas on Monday, February 22.</p> <p>Authorities say Davis left the Sioux Falls Community Work Center without permission on September 4, 2020.</p> <p>Davis is serving a five-year sentence for distribution of marijuana from Davison County.</p> COVID-19 livestreams on KELOLAND.com for February 2021 https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-livestreams-on-keloland-com-for-february-2021/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:d22e6f4a-37e4-fbba-a51d-861c401b275f Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:54:41 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As we approach one year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, KELOLAND News will livestream updates from local, state and health officials from across the area on KELOLAND.com. <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — As we approach one year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, KELOLAND News will livestream updates from local, state and health officials from across the area on KELOLAND.com.</p> <p>As we are notified of daily plans from South Dakota leaders to address the public, we’ll update this story with those details.&nbsp; You can also find links to the past livestreams from throughout the pandemic in this story.</p> <h3>Upcoming livestream</h3> <p>Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. S.D. Department of Health COVID-19 briefing (LISTEN IN THIS STORY)</p> <h3>February 2021 livestreams</h3> <p>Wednesday, Feb. 17: </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="YEOZ7s1DTZ"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-92-total-new-cases-death-toll-remains-at-1844-active-cases-down-to-2072/">COVID-19 in South Dakota: 92 total new cases; Death toll remains at 1,844; Active cases down to 2,072</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;COVID-19 in South Dakota: 92 total new cases; Death toll remains at 1,844; Active cases down to 2,072&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-92-total-new-cases-death-toll-remains-at-1844-active-cases-down-to-2072/embed/#?secret=YEOZ7s1DTZ" data-secret="YEOZ7s1DTZ" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <p>Wednesday, Feb. 10: </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="uWo6ANvA0C"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-175-total-new-cases-death-toll-rises-to-1815-active-cases-at-2151/">COVID-19 in South Dakota: 175 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,815; Active cases at 2,151</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;COVID-19 in South Dakota: 175 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,815; Active cases at 2,151&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-175-total-new-cases-death-toll-rises-to-1815-active-cases-at-2151/embed/#?secret=uWo6ANvA0C" data-secret="uWo6ANvA0C" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <p>Wednesday, Feb. 3: South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 weekly update </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="0LjhSCLcJz"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-208-total-new-cases-three-new-deaths-active-cases-at-2552/">COVID-19 in South Dakota: 208 total new cases; three new deaths; Active cases at 2,552</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;COVID-19 in South Dakota: 208 total new cases; three new deaths; Active cases at 2,552&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-in-south-dakota-208-total-new-cases-three-new-deaths-active-cases-at-2552/embed/#?secret=0LjhSCLcJz" data-secret="0LjhSCLcJz" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <h3>Livestreams from previous months</h3> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/covid-19-livestreams-on-keloland-com-in-january/" class="promo-link__link" > COVID-19 livestreams on KELOLAND.com in January </a> </aside> </div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/healthbeat/coronavirus/covid-19-livestreams-on-keloland-com-in-december/" class="promo-link__link" > COVID-19 livestreams on KELOLAND.com in December </a> </aside> </div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/covid-19-livestreams-on-keloland-com-in-november/" class="promo-link__link" > COVID-19 livestreams on KELOLAND.com in November </a> </aside> </div> House passes recreational marijuana in North Dakota https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/house-passes-recreational-marijuana-in-north-dakota/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:ea664bc2-c657-3edd-1dce-47ec9fed79ce Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:46:07 +0000 BISMARCK, N.D. - The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. <p>BISMARCK, N.D. - The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. </p> <p>Lawmakers also passed a related bill setting up a tax policy for marijuana. Both bills now go to the Senate. The legislation passed Tuesday restricts recreational marijuana to people 21 and older, limits possession to 1 ounce, restricts its use to private property and bans growing it at home. </p> <p>The bill to legalize and restrict recreational marijuana mirrors much of the state’s medical marijuana program, which the 2017 Legislature implemented after voters approved it in 2016.</p> S.D. Department of Public Safety releases two interviews conducted with Jason Ravnsborg https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/s-d-representatives-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-ravnsborg/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:494cde8d-d7b1-2c0b-7c87-9fd54d1981e2 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:21:30 +0000 <!-- wp:lakana/anvplayer /--> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- Hours after Gov. Kristi Noem announced she was calling on Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to resign, the South Dakota House of Representatives has filed a resolution proposing two Articles of Impeachment to remove Ravnsborg from office. </p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <p>PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- Hours after Gov. Kristi Noem announced she was calling on Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to resign, members of the South Dakota House of Representatives filed a resolution proposing two Articles of Impeachment to remove Ravnsborg from office.&nbsp;</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="NRKxdgGsdG"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/gov-noem-calls-for-ravnsborg-to-resign/">Gov. Noem calls for Ravnsborg to resign</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;Gov. Noem calls for Ravnsborg to resign&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/gov-noem-calls-for-ravnsborg-to-resign/embed/#?secret=NRKxdgGsdG" data-secret="NRKxdgGsdG" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <p>“The Attorney General has a special obligation to follow the laws and protect the public,” said Republican Representative Will Mortenson (District 24) in a statement. “Jason Ravnsborg’s actions and statements related to the death of Joseph Boever breached those obligations to the people of South Dakota, and he should be removed from office.”&nbsp;</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Rep. Mortenson has filed article of impeachment against AG Ravnsborg. <a href="https://twitter.com/keloland?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@keloland</a></p>&mdash; KELO Bob Mercer (@pierremercer) <a href="https://twitter.com/pierremercer/status/1364308823171690496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/south-dakota-constitution-says-governor-names-replacement-if-a-state-elected-office-goes-vacant/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Article XVI of the South Dakota Constitution grants the House of Representatives the sole authority to bring an impeachment action against a state official like the Attorney General.</a> The resolution included two separate Articles of Impeachment, one concerning the crimes and misdemeanors that caused the death of Joseph Boever on September 12, 2020 and one concerning the statements and actions of Jason Ravnsborg in reporting the crime and the resulting investigation.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just in: SD Rep. <a href="https://twitter.com/WillMortenson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WillMortenson</a> , a Republican from Pierre, has filed two articles of impeachment which would remove South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg from his office. The resolution has bipartisan support- Democrat <a href="https://twitter.com/RepJamieSmith?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RepJamieSmith</a> of Sioux Falls is sponsoring it</p>&mdash; Dan Santella (@KELODanS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KELODanS/status/1364309993617457154?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>Last week, Emily Sovell, the Hyde County deputy state’s attorney, announced she had charged Ravnsborg with three 2nd-class misdemeanors.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/south-dakota-attorney-general-facing-three-misdemeanors-in-deadly-crash/" class="promo-link__link" > South Dakota Attorney General facing three misdemeanors in deadly crash </a> </aside> </div> <p>The charges are operating a vehicle while using a mobile electronic device, illegal lane change, and careless driving moments before the death of 55-year-old Highmore resident Joe Boever, who was struck and killed while walking on the shoulder of Highway 14 west of Highmore last September.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20490632-impeachment/?embed=1&amp;title=1" title="Impeachment (Hosted by DocumentCloud)" width="700" height="905" style="border: 1px solid #aaa;" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-forms allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox"></iframe> </div> <p>Tuesday afternoon, Governor Noem added her support for the impeachment of Ravnsborg. </p> <p>Tuesday night, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety released two interviews that were conducted with Ravnsobrg. </p> <p>View the full interviews:</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-4-3 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <iframe class='youtube-player' width='900' height='507' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Eyrux5CXdM?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;fs=1&#038;hl=en-US&#038;autohide=2&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;' sandbox='allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-presentation'></iframe> </div></figure> <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-4-3 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <iframe class='youtube-player' width='900' height='507' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/N2IF5vJn35U?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;fs=1&#038;hl=en-US&#038;autohide=2&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;' sandbox='allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-presentation'></iframe> </div></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <p>The private media spokesperson representing Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg contacted some media in South Dakota while House members discussed the articles of impeachment.</p> <p>The statement reads:</p> <p>“The Attorney General does not intend to resign.&nbsp; At no time has this issue impeded his ability to do the work of the office.&nbsp; Instead, he has handled some of the largest settlements and legislative issues the state has ever been through. As an attorney and a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserves, AG Ravnsborg has fought for the rule of law and personal liberties and would hope that he is afforded the same right and courtesy.”</p> FDA finds Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/fda-finds-johnson-johnsons-one-shot-covid-19-vaccine-effective-and-safe/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:1effd422-3f67-5ecf-6b1f-5dffb4af96aa Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:47:05 +0000 U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff say Johnson &#38; Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, paving the way for its approval for emergency use. <p>WASHINGTON (<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://www.newsnationnow.com" target="_blank">NewsNation Now</a>) — U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff say Johnson&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, paving the way for its approval for emergency use.</p> <p>FDA staff confirmed in <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://beta.documentcloud.org/documents/20491005-fda-meeting-briefing-document-johnsonjohnson" target="_blank">a report </a>released Wednesday that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19. The agency also said J&amp;J's shot — one that could help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two — is safe to use.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/how-to-watch-the-newsnation-television-broadcast/" class="promo-link__link" > How to watch NewsNation: WGNA Channel Finder </a> </aside> </div> <p>Several weeks ago, the <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/health/coronavirus/vaccine/jj-files-covid-19-vaccine-application-with-fda/" data-type="post" data-id="1578158">drug manufacturer asked U.S. health regulators</a> to authorize its single-dose vaccine for emergency use. Now, an FDA panel of independent experts plans to meet on Friday to decide whether to approve the shot. The FDA is expected to make a final decision within days.</p> <p>While it is not bound to follow the advice of its experts, the FDA did so when authorizing the Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/health/coronavirus/vaccine/jj-files-covid-19-vaccine-application-with-fda/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > J&amp;J asks FDA for emergency authorization of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine </a> </aside> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/health/coronavirus/vaccine/johnson-johnson-single-shot-prevents-covid-19-but-less-than-some-others/" data-type="post" data-id="1574262">J&amp;J's vaccine was 66% effective in preventing COVID-19</a> against multiple variants in a global trial involving nearly 44,000 people, the company said last month.</p> <p>Its effectiveness varied from 72% in the United States to 66% in Latin America and 57% in South Africa, where a new variant has spread, though the vaccine was 85% effective overall in stopping severe cases of the disease.</p> <p>The vaccine was effective in reducing the risk of COVID-19 and preventing PCR-test confirmed COVID-19 at least 14 days after vaccination, the FDA said in its briefing documents.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/health/coronavirus/vaccine/johnson-johnson-single-shot-prevents-covid-19-but-less-than-some-others/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Johnson &amp; Johnson single-shot prevents COVID-19, but less than some others </a> </aside> </div> <p>Three vaccine recipients had severe side effects in the trial, but the FDA said that its analysis did not raise any specific safety concerns that would preclude issuance of an emergency use authorization.</p> <p>"There were no specific safety concerns identified in subgroup analyses by age, race, ethnicity, medical comorbidities, or prior SARS-CoV-2 infection. Occurrence of solicited, unsolicited, and serious adverse events in these subgroups was generally consistent with the overall study population," the report submitted Wednesday read.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/download-the-newsnation-now-app/" class="promo-link__link" > Download the NewsNationNow app </a> </aside> </div> <p>J&amp;J had not previously released details of its clinical trial data beyond efficacy rates.</p> <h5>READ THE FULL BRIEFING BELOW:</h5> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src="https://embed.documentcloud.org/documents/20491005-fda-meeting-briefing-document-johnsonjohnson/?embed=1&amp;title=1" title="FDA-Meeting-Briefing-Document-Johnson&amp;Johnson (Hosted by DocumentCloud)" width="100%" height="905" style="border: 1px solid #aaa;" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-forms allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox"></iframe> </div> <p><em>Reuters and the Associated Press contributed to this report.</em></p> South Dakota Legislature roundup for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 https://www.keloland.com/news/capitol-news-bureau/south-dakota-legislature-roundup-for-wednesday-february-24-2021/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:d0b35640-cf48-a57c-a417-879e222c7d0c Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:22:37 +0000 IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION: The three legislators who filed the resolution seeking to impeach state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg wouldn't give a timetable for the proceeding when they spoke to news reporters in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday evening. Representatives Will Mortenson, Kent Peterson and Jamie Smith are in unusual territory: Impeachment is so rare that it's doesn't [...] <p><strong>IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION:</strong> The three legislators who filed the <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22491" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">resolution</a> seeking to impeach state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg wouldn't give a timetable for the proceeding when they spoke to news reporters in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday evening.</p> <p>Representatives <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/3788/Detail" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Will Mortenson</a>, <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/1835/Detail" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Kent Peterson</a> and <a href="https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/1852/Detail" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Jamie Smith</a> are in unusual territory: Impeachment is so rare that it's doesn't seem to be covered in the Legislature's official '<a href="https://mylrc.sdlegislature.gov/api/Documents/213992.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Redbook</a>' of procedural rules.</p> <p>Smith told KELOLAND News that the resolution will be officially read into the House record on Wednesday because they didn't have it ready in time Tuesday morning. Reporters learned about the resolution from a news release Mortenson issued as the House began floor action.</p> <p>When the three legislators met with news reporters at about 6 p.m. after the House wrapped up its work, none of them had seen the two internal interviews the state Department of Public Safety was finishing posting on its <a href="https://dps.sd.gov/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">website</a>.</p> <p>South Dakota Public Safety Secretary Craig Price had brought in North Dakota investigators because of Ravnsborg's stature as a South Dakota elected official.</p> <p><strong>BROKEN GLASSES:</strong> The <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Eyrux5CXdM&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">first interview</a> that North Dakota investigators conducted with Ravnsborg in Pierre lasts about one hour and appears to have been Monday, September 14. It shows Ravnsborg learning that a pair of glasses had been found broken apart in the front-passenger seat area of the 2011 Ford Taurus he was driving when it hit and killed pedestrian Joe Boever just west of Highmore on the night of September 12, 2020.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2IF5vJn35U&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">second interview</a> several weeks later runs more than two hours. It shows the two North Dakota investigators telling Ravnsborg that the story he told them in the first interview didn't match what had been found.</p> <p>They said Boever lost his glasses when his face went through the windshield and his body wound up in the grass about two feet off the north side of U.S. 14.</p> <p>They said the flashlight Boever carried was still lit after the crash that night and the next day, and that data from Ravnsborg's cell phones showed Ravnsborg had walked past the body.</p> <p>They said the cell phone data showed Ravnsborg had been tending to email and reading political articles on one of the two phones until approximately one to two minutes before the crash.</p> <p>Ravnsborg contended in both interviews that he didn't find Boever's body until Sunday morning when he returned the Hyde County sheriff's personal vehicle that Ravnsborg had been loaned to finish driving back home to Pierre that night.</p> <p>Ravnsborg repeatedly said in both interviews he didn't know what he had hit and that he assumed it was a deer because he never expected a person would be walking along the highway at night.</p> <p>One of the investigators in the second interview told Ravnsborg that some might look at the information they had found and conclude Ravnsborg was a liar.</p> <p>Ravnsborg at one point after that said, "It just felt like a fireball hit my car." The investigator later in that second interview told Ravnsborg, "The flashlight on the side of the road -- that's a hard one to stomach." </p> <p><strong>NO CONTACT:</strong> Another point that stood out from the second interview was Ravnsborg told investigators he hadn't been in touch with anyone from the Boever family after the crash.</p> <p>Ravnsborg said he had learned through obituary information that Boever's father had passed away about six months earlier. Ravnsborg said he didn't want to contact Boever's mother because she was now grieving two deaths. </p> <p>It was also interesting that Ravnsborg said he wasn't a regular viewer or reader of South Dakota news. He told investigators he didn't routinely watch South Dakota TV newscasts and sometimes paged through two South Dakota newspapers that his office has delivered each day. </p> House passes legislation for additional civics instruction https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/south-dakota/house-passes-legislation-for-additional-civics-instruction/article_533f5067-0013-5f12-9aa7-74e95e154868.html siouxcityjournal.com - RSS Results in news/state-and-regional/south-dakota of type article urn:uuid:fe05214a-c882-03a0-e90a-7ba11ac96523 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:05:10 +0000 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House has passed a bill that directs $900,000 to Gov. Kristi Noem's plan to increase classroom instruction of the state's history, government and economics. Are we headed back to $3 per gallon gas? https://www.keloland.com/news/national-world-news/are-we-headed-back-to-3-per-gallon-gas/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:cb16bb5a-76f3-88a3-f4e7-33b43fd27ffd Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:48:48 +0000 (NEXSTAR) - It may feel like gas prices are high right now, but come summer you may be wishing the winter fuel prices would return. <p>(NEXSTAR) - It may feel like gas prices are high right now, but come summer you may be wishing the winter fuel prices would return. </p> <p>The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 14 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.64, according to the Associated Press. The price at the pump has climbed 46 cents since Nov. 20.</p> <p>Some of the rise this past week was attributable to the deep freeze in the South, which temporarily shut down production at about a dozen refineries in and around Texas. Resumption of production there could bring some temporary relief, but the long-term outlook is not as rosy. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://wreg.com/news/third-stimulus-checks-heres-who-would-get-1400-under-the-plan-approved-by-a-house-committee/" class="promo-link__link" > Third stimulus checks: Here’s who would get $1,400 under the plan approved by a House committee </a> </aside> </div> <p>Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey told the AP Sunday that gas prices will likely continue to rise as crude oil costs remain high. Analysts at Gas Buddy see a similar trajectory emerging. </p> <p>"As we near spring weather, we’ll likely see another longer term rise in prices begin as refineries start to transition to summer gasoline," Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for <a href="https://www.gasbuddy.com/go/gas-price-report-february-22-2021">GasBuddy</a> said in a blog post this week. &nbsp;</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/community/health/coronavirus/heres-what-to-do-if-your-second-stimulus-check-hasnt-arrived-yet/" class="promo-link__link" > What to do if your second stimulus check hasn't arrived yet. </a> </aside> </div> <p>De Haan told <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/02/17/winter-storm-gas-prices-near-me-rise-10-20-cents-refineries/6782353002/">USA Today</a> that $2.80 is a more likely average peak this spring, but Phil Flynn of the Price Futures Group told the paper the $3 mark is a real possibility. Even if the $3 average barrier isn't broken, rising crude oil prices likely mean averages near $2 per gallon we saw last year are long gone. </p> <p>“The era of low gasoline prices has ended and we are entering a new era of higher prices,” Flynn says.</p> <p><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/now/why-gasoline-prices-rising-high-162200876.html">Yahoo Finance</a> points to service disruptions and the pricier summer blends as contributing factors to the price rise but also sees an increased likelihood of post-vaccination travel and stimulus spending as reasons demand will surge. </p> <p>On average, residents of California and Hawaii were already paying over $3 per gallon this week, with the average price in Washington State sitting at $2.98. The lowest average is $2.20 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. </p> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report. </em></p> KOTG: Ravnsborg interview released; 26-year-old man arrested for rape; warmer temperatures ahead https://www.keloland.com/on-the-go/kotg-ravnsborg-interview-released-26-year-old-man-arrested-for-rape-warmer-temperatures-ahead/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:3a898800-2d38-fc91-8884-dc671b1903f9 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:40:01 +0000 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — This is KELOLAND On The Go with what you need to know in news and weather to start your day! Interviews between South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation special agents are now posted for the public to see.  The man accused of murdering a Rapid City [...] <p>SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — This is KELOLAND On The Go with what you need to know in news and weather to start your day!</p> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <p>Interviews between South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation special agents are now posted for the public to see. </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-wordpress wp-block-embed is-type-wp-embed is-provider-keloland-com"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="wp-embedded-content" data-secret="0J57r9tohE"><a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/">&#8216;His face came through your windshield&#8217;: Special agents interview Ravnsborg about deadly crash</a></blockquote><iframe class="wp-embedded-content" sandbox="allow-scripts" security="restricted" title="&#8220;&#8216;His face came through your windshield&#8217;: Special agents interview Ravnsborg about deadly crash&#8221; &#8212; KELOLAND.com" src="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/his-face-came-through-your-windshield-special-agents-interview-ravnsborg-about-deadly-crash/embed/#?secret=0J57r9tohE" data-secret="0J57r9tohE" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> </div></figure> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/s-d-representatives-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-ravnsborg/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > <strong>S.D. Department of Public Safety releases two interviews conducted with Jason Ravnsobrg<br></strong> </a> </aside> </div> <hr class="wp-block-separator"/> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div id="p0"></div><script type="text/javascript">var epochTime = Math.floor(Date.now() / 1000); var adTagURL = "https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/mg.kelo/weather/landing&ciu_szs=300x200&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast2&unviewed_position_start=1&url=http://www.keloland.com&description_url=http://www.keloland.com/weather/home&correlator=" + epochTime + "&ad_rule=1"; var script = document.createElement('script'); script.src = '//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/scripts/anvload.js'; script.setAttribute('data-anvp', '{"accessKey": "vWxJ0QP5WbZoRIgLEWCXMc590bnAN6bR","token": "default","width":"100%","height":"230px","mcp":"lin","playlist":"54","pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"'+adTagURL+'"}}}'); var targetElement = document.getElementById("p0"); 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(AP) — The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Children's Museum bringing families together through 'connectivities boxes' https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/childrens-museum-bringing-families-together-through-connectivities-boxes/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:3be9206e-780c-0e6d-8d5a-a84ef4b9badd Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:18:35 +0000 The Children’s Museum of South Dakota has an ‘out-of-the-box’ way of keeping families connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. <p>BROOKINGS, S.D. (KELO) - The Children’s Museum of South Dakota has an ‘out-of-the-box’ way of keeping families connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>For a year now, the museum has had the doors closed to its indoor exhibits. But that’s not stopping them from delivering a piece of the museum to families’ doorsteps.</p> <p>“I’ve done these cards…” First grader Stella Books said.</p> <p>While the pandemic is making many in KELOLAND feel boxed in, that isn’t stopping First grader Stella Books from reaching out to her friends.</p> <p>“I’ve sent, ‘Live your dream’ to Tessa from Stella,” Books said.</p> <p>She’s writing kindness cards, and she’s going to deliver them in class.</p> <p>“I was really thinking of hiding Liv’s on her desk, Rooney’s on her desk, Conner’s in his coat pocket,” Books said.</p> <p>She was inspired by something that she received from the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. It’s called a ‘Connectivities Box.’</p> <p>“At the museum, we value relationships and making meaningful memories, and we understand in this past year that’s been more challenging as you may not be able to be with loved ones near and far,” Director of Education for the Children's Museum of South Dakota Carrie Benson said.</p> <p>Benson this ‘museum in a box’ contains a mix of items from their gift shop and curated by their staff. Each monthly box will also contain a different theme: this month’s focuses on ‘reaching out.’</p> <p>“Whether it’s sending a positive note like Stella was creating for her classmates or making a friendship bracelet and sharing it with a friend,” Benson said.</p> <p>“It is kind of exhausting to come up with new ideas and new things, so it is so refreshing just to have the instructions, something fun,” Mother Keli Books said.</p> <p>Stella’s mom Keli says she appreciates the educational values that come in the box.</p> <p>“A lot of the museum staff, obviously… have their teaching degrees, have research in this area, so they really know what to put together,” Keli said.</p> <p>Benson says when it comes to fun and education, they’re always working to deliver the goods.</p> <p><a href="https://prairieplay.org/connectivities/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">​The next box will launch in April. This first box is their pilot one and they’ve only made 20. There’s about half of them left.</a></p> Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM, February 24th https://www.keloland.com/top-stories/storm-center-update-wednesday-am-february-24th/ KELOLAND.com urn:uuid:0ef15ba4-e7aa-1296-b0da-d23d9fb13f13 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:04:55 +0000 It was windy overnight in the Sioux Falls area. Winds are going down this morning and temperatures will be cooler compared to yesterday. It was another day in the 50s for much of KELOLAND, including Sioux Falls at 55! Yankton hit 60 late in the day. Winds have been strong too the past 24 hours. [...] <p>It was windy overnight in the Sioux Falls area. Winds are going down this morning and temperatures will be cooler compared to yesterday. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="800" height="450" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/LIVECAM2-24.gif" alt="" class="wp-image-805480"/></figure> <p>It was another day in the 50s for much of KELOLAND, including Sioux Falls at 55! Yankton hit 60 late in the day. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1806" height="1052" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805486" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg 1806w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?resize=300,175 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?resize=768,447 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?resize=1236,720 1236w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?resize=1536,895 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?resize=50,29 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/yesterday_highs.jpg?resize=876,510 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Winds have been strong too the past 24 hours. We had many gusts between 40 to 50 mph. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1763" height="995" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805488" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg 1763w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=768,433 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=1276,720 1276w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=1536,867 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=876,494 876w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/WINDGUST_PAST24HOURS.jpg?resize=50,28 50w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Futurecast keeps areas of clouds today and the chance of a few light rain or snow shower in central KELOLAND later in the afternoon. Anything that develops will likely fall apart this evening and overnight. More sunshine is likely tomorrow across KELOLAND. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="800" height="450" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FCAST2-24.gif" alt="" class="wp-image-805461"/></figure> <p>It will be cooler across KELOLAND today with highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s in much of KELOLAND.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1798" height="975" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805458" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg 1798w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?resize=300,163 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?resize=768,416 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?resize=1280,694 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?resize=1536,833 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TODAY-17.jpg?resize=876,475 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Clearing skies tonight will also bring colder temperatures with lows in the upper teens and lower 20s.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1809" height="971" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805459" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg 1809w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?resize=300,161 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?resize=768,412 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?resize=1280,687 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?resize=1536,824 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TONIGHT-17.jpg?resize=876,470 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Tomorrow will be a little warmer and the sunny skies will also make it feel warmer. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1842" height="1004" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805460" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg 1842w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?resize=300,164 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?resize=768,419 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?resize=1280,698 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?resize=1536,837 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?resize=50,27 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/TOMORROW-17.jpg?resize=876,477 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>We'll keep the 40s for many areas on Friday as above normal weather continues. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1812" height="1041" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805485" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg 1812w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?resize=300,172 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?resize=768,441 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?resize=1253,720 1253w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?resize=1536,882 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?resize=50,29 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/FRIDAY.jpg?resize=876,503 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Saturday still looks mild for many, but notice the teens for highs in parts of North Dakota.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1817" height="1042" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805484" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg 1817w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?resize=300,172 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?resize=768,440 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?resize=1256,720 1256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?resize=1536,881 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?resize=50,29 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/saturday-2.jpg?resize=876,502 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>A cold front in North Dakota will tease us for the second half of the weekend. We'll continue to watch the impact here by Sunday and Monday. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1822" height="1045" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805481" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg 1822w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?resize=300,172 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?resize=768,440 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?resize=1255,720 1255w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?resize=1536,881 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?resize=50,29 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/SUNDAY-3.jpg?resize=876,502 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>There's no shortage of mild weather in the long range forecast. Above normal weather should continue into the first few days of March. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1797" height="1064" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805487" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg 1797w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?resize=300,178 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?resize=768,455 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?resize=1216,720 1216w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?resize=1536,909 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?resize=50,30 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/8-14DAY_FORECAST.jpg?resize=876,518 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>All of these highs are above normal in the 7 day forecast. There is only a slight chance of snow on Sunday. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1830" height="1022" src="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-805464" srcset="https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg 1830w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=300,168 300w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=768,429 768w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=1280,715 1280w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=1536,858 1536w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=50,28 50w, https://www.keloland.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2021/02/7DAY-17.jpg?resize=876,489 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure>