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Retired Sioux Falls Argus-Leader editor David Kranz has died.  The veteran reporter and manager retired from his media career in 20-10.  The Journalist-in-Residence at the University of South Dakota, Chuck Baldwin, worked for Kranz for several years. 

“If I had to guess, I would think he would have been most proud of his efforts to treat everyone fairly.  Which of course—I think it was in the Thune-Daschle race, and the Republican blogs had so-called information on how biased David was.  That was just not David—he was very proud of giving people equal treatment and being fair.”

Jackie Hendry

Officials with Avera health hope their new hospital on 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls becomes more than a place for patients to receive care. They’re looking to make it a gathering place for a growing community

The new hospital is set to open next year, and will include operating rooms, addiction care, a meditation room and a restaurant. The $130 million undertaking is the most expensive construction project in the history of Sioux Falls. But for now, steel beams and concrete floors only hint at what’s to come.

Find Your Retirement Community

Jun 5, 2018
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

What are you looking for in a retirement community?

Retirment communities in Sioux Falls are hosting a city-wide open house this Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

SDPB's Lori Walsh visits with Sonja Niles, Sales and Marketing Director for Primrose Retirement Community, Jason Honey, Marketing Director for Trail Ridge, and Shauna Welker, Business Development Representative for The Inn on Westport.

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In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 1

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether passes the keys to City Hall to Mayor-elect Paul TenHaken this week. As we look back at how the city has changed over Mayor Huether's tenure, we look to the Denny Sanford Premiere Center, the Midco Aquatic Center, and more.

Today we explore the legacy of Mayor Huether, as we also glance ahead to what's next for South Dakota's largest city.

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Arc Of Dreams

May 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 2

Sioux Falls prepares to make a sculptural leap of faith. In order to climb into the sky, first you have to turn some dirt.

Today we discuss the Arc of Dreams. Jim Clark, and Paul Schiller join us.

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In The Moment ... May 2, 2018 Show 328 Hour 2

Visitors to Sioux Falls will soon be able to stand beneath a giant reflective mushroom and figure out the best way to take a selfie.

It's time for the annual installation of Sculpture Walk. Fifty seven new sculpture are installed Saturday, May 5, from 6 to 10:30 a.m.

Jeff Hanson discusses the 15th anniversary installation.

Dakota Political Junkies

May 2, 2018
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In The Moment ... May 2, 2018 Show 328 Hour 2

Paul Ten Haken won yesterday's runoff election in Sioux Falls over Jolene Loetcher to become mayor-elect of South Dakota's largest city.  Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss the results as well as our statewide campaigns. 

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In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we hear from Paul TenHaken. He stopped by the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... April 25, 2918 Show 323 Hour 1

The race for mayor in Sioux Falls is heating up. On May 1st, voters in Sioux Falls choose between Jolene Loetscher and Paul TenHaken. Both are business owners with strong communications backgrounds. In spite of those similarities, city residents are looking at some distinct differences in the candidates. We talk with both candidates this week and also ask about what leadership in Sioux Falls means for the rest of the state.

Today we welcome candidate Jolene Loetscher.

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In The Moment ... April 24, 2018 Show 322 Hour 2

The 2018 South Dakota Arts Conference is scheduled for May 4-5 in Sioux Falls.  It's the first statewide arts conference in five years.

Arts South Dakota executive director Jim Speirs previews a conference jam packed with music, speakers, workshops and more.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

Argus Leader reporter and columnist Jonathan Ellis joins us for this week's Dakota Political Junkies. We talk about the Sioux Falls Mayor race, gubernatorial campaign wrangling, and the recent drowning at Falls Park.

Avera Health

Avera Health plans to build an Addiction Care Center on its new campus at 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls. Avera psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Stanley says an estimated 10%-15% of the general population struggles with some kind of chemical dependency. 

Jackie Hendry

Before colonization, the indigenous peoples of North America spoke nearly 500 different languages. Today, there are only 20 languages with enough speakers for a revitalization effort. 

Lakota is one of them.

The Lakota Language Consortium hosted a Lakota Language Weekend in South Dakota's largest city last weekend. 

Avera Leads International Lung Cancer Treatment Trial

Jan 19, 2018
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The Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls is partnering with an international research organization for a ground-breaking study of lung cancer treatment. Members of the team believe this study could help eradicate metastatic cancer by 2025.

Dr. Vladimir Lazar is the founder of the World Innovative Networking Consortium (WIN). According to Dr. Lazar, 60% of lung cancer patients are first diagnosed after the cancer has metastasized. Less than 3% of those patients survive longer than five years after their diagnosis. 

In The Moment ... January 18, 2018 Show 258 Hour 2

Escape room and puzzle fans are celebrating the release of the independent film "Solver." It's a mystery/adventure. Cinema Falls hosts the South Dakota premiere this weekend.

Midwest All Pro Wrestling

Dec 4, 2017
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In The Moment ... December 1, 2017 Show 231 Hour 1

Midwest All Pro Wrestling recently celebrated its second year as a Sioux Falls based independent wrestling promotion.

Nick Dinsmore, owner and head trainer for Midwest All Pro, stopped by the SDPB studio in Sioux Falls to talk about his successful business that is training area wrestlers for the "squared circle."  Dinsmore still wrestles as "Euguene," a characted with which he gained fame in the WWE.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 2

As we look at the international push for philanthropy on Giving Tuesday, we welcome Madeline Shields, Development and Marketing Director at The Banquet feeding ministry in Sioux Falls. We talk about the mission of serving volunteers as well as those seeking a hot meal.

Zeal Center Sprouts New South Dakota Businesses

Sep 11, 2017

Ryan, thanks for speaking with us today. We're currently in the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship in Sioux Falls. Can you explain what the building is?

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 11, 2017 Show 154 Hour 1

What draws you to American roots music? What draws you into deeper relationship with other human beings? Musicians Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter find inspiration in the brokenness and vulnerability of humanity.

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In The Moment ... August 7, 2017 Show 150 Hour 1

South Dakota ends the 2017 fiscal year with a nearly $8 million surplus.  Despite revenues being lower than expected the state cut enough spending to prevent a deficit.  SDPB's Andrew Bork looks at the specific categories of the state budget to explain how it happened.

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More than 9,500 public school teachers work within South Dakota’s boundaries. Some spend more time with kids during the week than parents. State Secretary of Education Melody Schopp says the community should elevate teachers with dignity and respect. SDPB’s Kealey Bultena begins our discussion about attitudes in teaching with Schopp, who says teaching is a noble profession.

The secretary leads the department of education, and teachers themselves say they struggle with the way people outside of education view their work.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.

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The mayor of Sioux Falls says slumping sales tax revenue prompts him to cut the city’s capital improvements budget by more than $45.2 million. The plan broadly covers infrastructure like roads and buildings. The CIP is a rolling roadmap. The method allows leaders to adjust for different economic circumstances while planning for the next five years.

Bold black letters flash onto the projection screen at Tuesday afternoon’s capital improvement plan presentation, "Tough but necessary choices have been made."

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Thousands of soccer players and fans descend on Sioux Falls this weekend. The city hosts a regional youth soccer tournament. Organizers say no other sporting event in Sioux Falls has a larger economic impact. This isn’t the first time the city welcomes soccer teams from the region. Sioux Falls prepares for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Midwest Championships.

Sioux Falls researchers are employing light to open blood vessels. The US Food and Drug Administration is green-lighting a trial that could help patients who suffer from peripheral vascular disease. Doctors say more than 8 million people live with the condition.

Research leaders say the FDA okays a study that uses NVS to treat PVD. Acronyms aside, leaders have the go-ahead for a clinical trial. It may determine whether a new combination of a medical device and a drug can help people with leg problems related to their blood vessels.

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In The Moment ... June 9, 2017 Show 111 Hour 1

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Cole Allen is a gifted blues guitarist, fronting his own band - and as Sena Ehrhardt's guitarist.  As a songwriter and vocalist, he also has the gift of being able to tap into the hearts of his listeners. Cole Allen joins us in our Sioux Falls studio.

Graphic design involves creativity, technology and…attention to detail. Artists can spend hours or days sitting at computers while they work on a piece. SDPB’s Chynna Lockett took a look behind one desk to speak with a designer.

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The International Coding Competition in Rapid City and recent international hacking events have prompt people to consider coding. It provides the scaffold for computers and smartphones and apps. Educators must decide how kids can learn code, what they should understand, and when they should start.

Take a peek inside this coding classroom. The room is warm. It’s afternoon. The school year draws to a close, and sixth-grader Adysen Moet plays a video game.

Kealey Bultena

Division Commander Brad Goodroad is the mayor’s choice for Sioux Falls fire chief. Goodroad is a longtime member of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue. The mayor says he's confident the city council will approve.

From eight fire chief candidates within Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Mayor Mike Huether selects Brad Goodroad. Huether says Goodroad started working in the department in 1994.

"Firefighter, fire apparatus operator, captain, battalion chief, division chief," Huether says.

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This week kids in Sioux Falls are planting seeds and sprouts in four raised garden beds next to a parking lot. A few days ago, we brought you a conversation from Ground Works-Midwest about teaching gardens. Volunteers have now constructed more places for food to grow.

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Aspiring nurses are researching vulnerable populations and brainstorming strategies to improve lives. University of Sioux Falls students examine vulnerable populations. Some teams consider solutions for children who are hearing impaired. Others develop a plan to deter college students from abusing alcohol. Hear from a nursing instructor about comprehensive patient care and learn about the vision these 20-somethings have for making the world a better place.

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