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Shelly Conlon


Sioux Falls, SD, United States

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Past articles by Shelly:

Ravnsborg says he'll continue as AG after judge finds him guilty on charges tied to fatal crash

He was is found guilty for using an electronic device while driving, and lane driving. The state dropped a third charge, careless driving, at the beginning for the hearing. → Read More

Gov. Noem to send 125 more South Dakota National Guard members to southern border

Gov. Kristi Noem will be sending 125 additional members of the South Dakota National Guard to the southern border, according to a press release from her office Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Global ag vehicle maker reaches deal to buy Raven Industries for $2.1 billion

The transaction will be funded with available cash on hand of CNH Industrial, an Italian-American agriculture vehicle manufacturer, and the sale is expected to be finalized by the end of 2021, according to a press release. → Read More

Here are your top Avera and Sanford Health baby names for 2020

At least one of the names claimed the top spot for the second year in a row. → Read More

'It's a way to lift up the city': 14 SD stories that kept 2020 from being the actual worst

Sprinkled among daily updates about a pandemic that swept the globe and between readers doom-scrolling the latest pandemic headlines, South Dakota still had its moments of united inspiration and hope. → Read More

Live at 1:30 p.m.: Mayor TenHaken, health officials give latest COVID-19 update

Officials will talk about the latest case counts, community mitigation efforts and more. → Read More

Man serving life in S.D. prison granted compassionate parole

His parole was granted in a 5-4 vote from the board made of nine. He is expected to return home to family in Tea once he is released, his attorney Raleigh Hansman said. → Read More

Harrisburg school board passes mask mandate as COVID-19 cases climb

The mask mandate will only last through the holiday season for district officials to better gauge whether the requirement works, the school board decided. → Read More

State health department to offer mass COVID-19 in 10 communities

The tests will be open to the public and will come at no charge to individuals. → Read More

Sioux Falls principals urge parents to reconsider holiday travel plans

The message came in a generic email sent out this week, asking families to renew their commitment to following COVID-19 safety protocols as cases continue to surge throughout the city and the state. → Read More

Regents: Spring semester for SD colleges will move forward as planned

The regents won't adjust the schedule for the spring semester amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Sioux Falls schools to offer free meals for students through December

The effort is part of a federal program offered to all states and meant to help families meet needs during the ongoing pandemic. → Read More

Close contacts could stay in school if students were wearing masks, Sioux Falls School District proposal says

The potential change comes after the state education department told districts the final decision on quarantine times for close contacts was up to local school boards. → Read More

1 in 4 Sioux Falls residents hasn't filled out the 2020 Census as deadline approaches

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Census counting efforts to change approach, Sioux Falls city officials said. → Read More

USD to offer free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for random students, staff

The testing will help USD officials curb the spread of COVID-19 on campus, officials stated. → Read More

South Dakota colleges expected enrollment drop. Here's how many students left.

SD colleges lost roughly 700 students this fall, according to enrollment numbers released Wednesday. → Read More

Sioux Falls school board to look at changing open enrollment policy

School board members will be weighing possible changes to enrollments for students out of district, in-district and specialty programs this fall. → Read More

Brookings looks to mandate masks, ban house parties as COVID-19 cases spike

The changes come after a spike in coronavirus cases largely tied to classes resuming at South Dakota State University. → Read More

More than 600 in quarantine or isolation as COVID-19 cases climb at SD universities

The numbers are already higher than initially reported by the state health department earlier this week. → Read More

Help us track COVID-19 cases in S.D. schools and universities

We're asking the general public to help keep the community informed by helping us build a rolling database to track COVID-19 cases in schools. → Read More