Adria Botella

In The Moment ... August 28, 2018 Show 410 Hour 1

Sioux Falls is a growing city with a growing budget.

Paul TenHaken has served as the city's mayor for more than 100 days now.

He joined In The Moment for a look at the direction of South Dakota's largest metropolis. 

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... March 12, 2018 Show 294 Hour 2

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender joins us in the studio with an update on the Barnett Arena proposal.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

The mayor of Sioux Falls is weighing in on the arrest of the former fire chief for possession of child pornography. Wednesday the mayor addressed questions about the situation he calls a tragedy.

Minnehaha County officials announced Monday that Jim Sideras faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Authorities executed a search warrant on the former fire chief’s home May 2, which became his last day employed with the city.

Mayor Mike Huether says authorities notified the Sioux Falls Police chief that day, and the police chief informed the mayor.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 2

This week's Dakota Political Junkies features Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal. We talk about the 2018 gubernatorial primary options, the power of Pennington County Republicans, and whether or not a Sioux Falls mayor has the chance at statewide office.

In The Moment ... March 30, 2017 Show 061 Hour 2

Mary Moller is an advanced registered nurse practitioner. She's certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing and as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. She's lecturing tonight at 7 p.m. at South Dakota State University’s Student Union in Brookings. Her talk is called "There is No Health without Mental Health: Our Nation in Crisis. We look at the history, the politics, and the human impact of treating brain illnesses in America.

In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 1

How much time do you spend contemplating your kidneys? That most likely depends upon whether or not you've ever had a problem. It's National Kidney Month. Avera's Jerry Schrier is with us for more.

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about fine arts programming with the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Today we talk about this weekend's All-State Band.

In The Moment ... January 26 2017 Show 017 Hour 2

Guests: Dr. Trenton Ellis, assistant professor of human services at Black Hills State University's School of Behavioral Sciences, Panic at the Meat Department Geek Speak; Mike Huether, Mayor of Sioux Falls; Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, U.S. Census Bureau Chief of Geography

Rapid City Elects New Mayor

Jun 3, 2015
Charles Ray

Rapid City has a new mayor. Former police Chief Steve Allender won the municipal election against incumbent Sam Kooiker.

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RC Mayor Picks Jegeris As New Chief

Jun 19, 2014

Mayor Sam Kooiker appointed Interim Police Chief Karl Jegeris as the new Rapid City Chief of Police Wednesday. Kooiker’s first choice, Police Lieutenant Elias Diaz, failed to achieve confirmation by the city council. Interim Chief Jegeris says the past three weeks have been rigorous but he’s optimistic about the future.

Jamison Running For Sioux Falls Mayor

Jul 23, 2013

A new candidate has jumped into the Sioux Falls race for mayor. Tuesday City Councilman Greg Jamison says he  plans to run against current Mayor Mike Huether in 2014.  Jamison believes the city council and mayor can better work together.

Kooiker Wins Second Term As Rapid City Mayor.

Jun 5, 2013

Incumbent Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker rode a landslide into a second term in  Tuesday’s municipal election.

Kooiker defeated  State Senator Mark Kirkeby in the race for mayor, winning almost 73% of the vote.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray has this story.