In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 1

This spring, the Billie Sutton Leadership Institute announced its inaugural group of fellows. The 13-member class represents a wide rance of backgrounds, from agriculture to health care, business, corrections and more.

The Institute is a public service and community engaged leadership training program developed by former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Billie Sutton.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Sioux Falls leaders are launching an initiative called Compassionate Sioux Falls. It aims to engage community members and promote inclusion. The effort starts with a document adopted by hundreds of cities around the country, and local advocates are working to encourage people in Sioux Falls to operate on its principles.

Compassionate Sioux Falls organizers are encouraging people to engage with others who may be different. Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether says relations can become tense.

Two South Dakota women are Congressional Gold Medal recipients for their work during World War Two. The official ceremony in Washington, D.C. in December awarded the medals. Monday afternoon Governor Dennis Daugaard hosts a ceremony honoring the women. 

The Congressional Gold Medal is one of the highest honors for civilians. South Dakotans Lois Schmidt and Pauline Hanson Brehe are recipients.

Civil Air Patrol Major Todd Epp says American leaders are acknowledging their service. He says Brehe and Schmidt were part of the original South Dakota Civil Air Patrol.

Rapid City EMS Sees Increase In Calls

May 29, 2015

Rapid City medical units responded to an increased number of calls this week. They reported 43 percent more medical calls over the Memorial Day Holiday week than an average week.  Oliver White is the Public Information Officer with the Rapid City Police Department. He says the increases are common in the summer.

National 211 Day

Feb 10, 2014

Tomorrow (2/11) is National 211 Day in honor of 211 service. The Helpline Center and Volunteer Sioux Falls is seeking 211 volunteers tomorrow in a daylong project helping kids, adults, seniors, military members, people who have mental health concerns, veterans and military families. Janet Kittams-Lalley, executive director of the Helpline Center, and Sara Carothers, volunteer services coordinator, are leading efforts to make the 211 program statewide.