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Silent marchers or angry protestors? Who made the most impact Wednesday in Sioux Falls abortion event?

What will resonate longer and louder, the silent protest of more than 1,000 people (seen above in a photo by Tom Lawrence), or the angry shouts of a few dozen?. That’s the question lingering in the air after a pro-choice protest in Sioux Falls on Wednesday. It began with hundreds of people walking through downtown, united in silence to express their disappointment, dismay and yes, anger, over the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that returned the fate of abortion over to states.
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Flandreau Cardinals Dominate the Salem Cubs in Five-Innings

The Flandreau Cardinals traveled to Salem last night to play the Cubs, and it did not take long for the game to end. The Cardinals were able to end the game in the top of the fifth with a dominant fifth-inning. After one inning, both teams were tied at one...
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Civil disobedience and morally motivated law breaking

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The first amendment guarantees the right to freedom of speech, assembly and petition against the government by the people of the United States. However, the exact details of what exactly is allowed while expressing those rights is a little bit vague. Local governments can...
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Julie Eppard First Female Athletic Director of the Year

This year is the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Title IX, and yesterday the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association selected its first female Athletic Director of the Year. Julie Eppard of Chester Area Schools was this year’s winner of the Athletic Director of the Year award, and she is not...
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Police: 1,100+ people at abortion rights protest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The crowd size for an abortion rights march Wednesday night is now estimated to have been way bigger than initially thought. That’s some of the new information we’re learning from the Sioux Falls Police Department. The evening ended with six arrests. Police...
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Crowd marches for abortion rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The march for abortion rights in Sioux Falls started peacefully as a crowd in red moved down the sidewalks in downtown Sioux Falls. As a stream people started on their route, some let their signs do the talking. Kari Fransen’s said, “I march for...
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Police compare Wednesday’s protest to 2020 protest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — When last night’s event began to escalate, for some it brought back memories of that George Floyd protest. Both started out peacefully earlier in the evening in downtown Sioux Falls, but as the sun went down, tensions rose and they ended with police making arrests.
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The Veterans Community Project broke ground on its Sioux Falls project, a community of 25 tiny homes for homeless veterans near Axtell Middle School, on Thursday morning. Sioux Falls officials lauded the project, which has been in discussions since 2019 and has already seen similar "villages" built in Kansas City and Longmont, Colorado....
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Chester Area’s Eppard Makes History

MITCHELL – Julie Eppard, a former educator at Lyman and Chamberlain and current athletic director at Chester Area, has been named as Athletic Director of the Year by the South Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the first time the honor has gone to a female. Eppard also is the...
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Getting a permit to protest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Organizers for Wednesday night’s abortion rights protest did not get a permit from police for the event. However, the Sioux Falls Police Department still tried to keep everyone safe as they expressed their First Amendment rights. When people gather to rally, march or...
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Posting protests through social media

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Sioux Falls police say they caught word of Wednesday night’s large abortion rights protest days earlier through private social media messaging. Such online posts can be valuable to law enforcement when it comes to keeping the public safe. But social media can also be a double-edged sword when it comes to crowd control.
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How Police adapt to deal with ever-changing protests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Police are trained to deal with all sorts of situations, but crowd control can be complicated and unpredictable. Sioux Falls police followed certain protocols with the primary goal of keeping people safe during last night’s protest against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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TenHaken announced Five-year Proposed Capital Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) -Mayor Paul TenHaken released his administration’s recommended five-year Capital Program. The program will focus on balancing the City’s present needs with the actions needed to be taken to prepare for the City’s growth from 2023–2027. Considering today’s economic climate, the Mayor noted it is even more important for the City to make intentional, strategic budget decisions. The areas of focus include the development and rehabilitation of city streets and infrastructure and investments in the Regional Water Reclamation Plant expansion, according to a press release from the city.
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Tiny homes for veterans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Construction is beginning for a new community of tiny homes in Sioux Falls. The compact dwellings will house homeless vets and help them rehabilitate. “We are not just giving people a place to live, we are changing their lives,” said Eric Gage, Executive Director...
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Sioux Falls housing growth is 5th fastest in nation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls continues to break records for building permits but the housing growth happening in the region over the past few years is now topping national charts. In 2021, Sioux Falls built homes at the 5th fastest growth rate in the nation, that’s according...
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Abortion rights protest shines light on protester rights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Smoke canisters were let off by the Sioux Falls Police Department last night, trying to disperse the crowd that gathered on 14th street. The crowd of at least 1,100 people marched through downtown -- without a permit -- protesting against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. But Police Chief Jon Thum said there’s a limit on what that crowd could do.
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