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Past articles by Vanessa:

"A Bronx Tale" opens at the Washington Pavilion Saturday

'A Bronx Tale' will be at the Washington Pavilion Saturday through Monday. → Read More

Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week: Jaime O'Neill

Staff at James Valley Christian School in Huron said Jaime O'Neill has a bright future ahead. → Read More

In Her Shoes keynote speaker plans to share message of kindness

In Her Shoes is Thursday, February 6th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. → Read More

Wedding dress trends for 2020

The holidays are a popular time for many people to get engaged, and many brides will now start to look for the dress she can say 'yes!' to. → Read More

Annual MallWalk raises money for LifeScape

The 26th annual MallWalk is Saturday at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls starting at 9:30 AM. → Read More

Washington High School hosts show choir competition Friday & Saturday

Washington High School is hosting the 'Best of Show' competition with middle school and high school students on Friday and Saturday. → Read More

Brandon performer travels all over country to be in various productions

Adam Brown lives in Brandon but travels all over the country to perform and make appearances. → Read More

Classic musical premieres at Washington Pavilion Tuesday

“The Color Purple” will premiere Tuesday at the Washington Pavilion in Downtown Sioux Falls at 7:30 PM. → Read More

Young cello students perform concerts at Siouxland Libraries

Andrew Travers is principal cellist in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra and also teachers students at Hawthorne and Terry Redlin Elementary Schools. → Read More

Holiday light competition goes through Sunday in Brookings

The Let it Glow competition in Brookings started December 9th and people can vote for their favorite house until Sunday. → Read More

LifeScape's Rehabilitation Medical Supply helps 11-year-old boy reach full potential

Wyden Klusmann had to have his leg amputated below the knee when he was 5 years old. He's worked with LifeScape's staff at the Rehabilitation Medical Supply to get a prosthetic that works for him and that helps him succeed. → Read More

Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week: Ashlin DeBoer

One of the teachers at Corsica-Stickney High School said Ashlin DeBoer is a role model for other students. → Read More

Shopping event for women celebrates 14 years at the Sioux Falls Convention Center

The Etc. Expo for Her is Friday and Saturday at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. → Read More

Correctional officer vacancies create challenges for SD State Penitentiary

Across the state, South Dakota has 53 openings for correctional officers, the most vacancies being in Sioux Falls. → Read More

Local woman finds purpose in Walk to Defeat ALS

About 20,000 people in the United States are living with ALS. → Read More

Sioux Falls man has donated 22 gallons of blood & hopes to inspire others

Timothy Heinemann has been donating blood since 1982 and has no plans of stopping. → Read More

Sioux Falls couple goes viral with elaborate proposal

Stacia Rawhouser thought she was just helping her boyfriend out with a commercial shoot for his work, but it ended up being so much more. → Read More

Minnesota woman still in hiding after husband sent to prison for assaulting her

Richard Bruns pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife with a gun and was sentenced to three years in prison, but his wife is still in hiding. → Read More

Sioux Falls video showing suspect getting bit by K9 officer goes viral

Some people said excessive force was used by officers with the Sioux Falls Police Department, but a Sergeant said the video is only part of the story. → Read More

LifeScape opens Autism & Child Development Center in Sioux Falls to help with demand

Experts say it's important to start therapy for children living with autism before they are 5 years old. → Read More