Rescue Workers Find Man's Body In Rubble

Dec 2, 2016

Sioux Falls search and rescue crews recovered the body of a man trapped in a collapsed building. Fire Rescue chief Jim Sideras made the announcement just before 6 p.m. Friday. 

Officials say the man who died was a construction worker. 

Earlier in the day, crews located and rescued a 22-year-old woman from underneath the debris. 

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One woman is alive after being trapped in a collapsed building in Sioux Falls, and crews are searching for a man they believe is underneath the rubble. The building used to be home to the Copper Lounge. It was under construction and included business and living spaces.

The intersection of 10th Street and Phillips Avenue usually hums with the sound of traffic. Now it rumbles as a payloader scratches the pavement and bobcat scrapes boards and broken materials into piles. Machines tow a car from underneath bricks that tumbled down when a building collapsed.

Communist coup, August 1991
Michigan State University Soviet History Archives

The "Germans from Russia" story continues with Drs. Tim Kloberdanz and Harry Delker, experts in German anthropology and heritage. Radio journalist Chuck Anderson's interview with these men expands on the Volga Russian experience during WWII, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the American experience for German-Russian immigrants.

Tim and his wife, Rosalinda, visited Volga Germans near the port town of Saratov in August 1991, during a coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. 

Governor's Office

Public officials confused by the language of the recently passed victims' rights amendment are hoping a task force will sort out the issues. Amendment S, or Marsy's Law, was added to the state's constitution last month, after voters approved it. In response, certain agencies are now closing public records. The attorney general has appointed a 25-member group of state and local officials to study the reach of the new law. SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.

www.sossupport.net

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" convene to discuss the tech news of the day. They also recap Black Friday shopping and look at more tech-related Christmas gift ideas, including wearables.

SD Department of Corrections

The South Dakota Supreme Court has answered this question: can a person commit burglary if he's entering his own home? The high court released its opinion to the public on Thursday, Dec. 1, and the answer is yes, under certain circumstances. Justices say it's not so much about who owns the house as it is about the security of the people living there. SDPB's Victoria Wicks explains.

Dakota Midday: "Outlaw Dakota"

Dec 1, 2016

Wayne Fanebust's latest book is Outlaw Dakota: The Murderous Times and Criminal Trials of Frontier Judge Peter C. Shannon. President Grant sent Shannon to be the Chief Justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court in 1873. Fanebust's book details the judge's experiences in the Dakota Territory as he brought the rule of law. The author greets readers and signs books at Zandbroz Variety in Sioux Falls Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Parker High School

The South Dakota Oral Interpretation Festival competition begins Friday. The event brings together the top qualifying high school oral interp speakers in the state. Parker High School oral interp coach Cindy Froiland shares her thoughts on the benefits of an oral interpretation program and how it fits into the overall arts programming in the state. This segment also features Parker High School junior Josie Holzwarth.

www.rickweiland.com

Rick Weiland was instrumental in bringing Initiated Measure 22 before South Dakota voters. Now, as state lawmakers and policy makers struggle to interpret and implement the measure, Weiland joins Dakota Midday to address the challenges and opportunities of the Measure in detail.

SD Crew Calls Gatlinburg Wildfire An “Eye Opener”

Dec 1, 2016

A crew of firefighters normally stationed in the Black Hills is helping fight massive wildfires in Tennessee.  

The fires have killed numerous people, burned several hundred homes, and caused thousands of people to evacuate.

Mark Menning is Crew Boss for the South Dakota Black Hat Hand Crew that includes 20 firefighters.    He says members of his team are used to fighting fire in the pine forests of the mountain west.  The Appalachian Mountains offer a different terrain and different fuels.

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