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  • Lady Caps have rough weekend in Sioux Falls - The Capital JournalLady Caps have rough weekend in Sioux Falls - The Capital Journal

    Lady Caps have rough weekend in Sioux FallsThe Capital JournalSaturday's game in Sioux Falls Furniture Mart Ice Rink started out in favor of the home team as the Lady Flyers jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a power play goal by Kaitlyn Vockler. The Lady Flyers kept that momentum going early in the second period ...and more »

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  • Sioux Falls family 'still at a loss for words' following Sunday's Vikings game - KSFYSioux Falls family 'still at a loss for words' following Sunday's Vikings game - KSFY

    KSFYSioux Falls family 'still at a loss for words' following Sunday's Vikings gameKSFYSunday's win between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints is a little sweeter for one Sioux Falls family: The Nyberg's. Kevin Nyberg, of Nyberg's Ace, has been a fan for more than 50 years. His twin girls Kirsten and Karmen are Vikings ...

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  • Sioux Falls kids honor MLK's legacy by helping others - KSFY.com - KSFYSioux Falls kids honor MLK's legacy by helping others - KSFY.com - KSFY

    KSFYSioux Falls kids honor MLK's legacy by helping others - KSFY.comKSFYElementary students at the Sioux Falls Multi-Cultural Center honored the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by spending the day making fleece scarves for those in need. The Center launched this youth-led project to teach kids about the importance of ...Sioux Falls Family Shares Special Connection to Dr. Martin Luther ...KDLT Newsall 2 news articles »

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  • Women's March planned for Saturday, January 20Women's March planned for Saturday, January 20

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Saturday, January 20, women from across Southeastern South Dakota will hold an anniversary Women's March, standing in solidarity with each other, and with those marching across the country. This year's March is a celebration of accomplishments achieved over the last year, and as a call to action over concerns ranging from ending sex trafficking, racial profiling, discrimination based on color, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and immigration status; access to health care, including birth control and maternity care, along with affordable insurance coverage, expanding family leave, climate change, equal pay, voting rights and equal representation of people of color and of women in state and local government. Speakers this year include Sioux Falls Mayoral candidate and founder of Jolene's Task Force, Jolene Loetscher and Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, Assistant Professor of History at SDSU.  The organizer of Sioux Falls' GirlTrek, Taylor Newcomb, says her group "is marching to continue the legacy of black women walking for change, as well as to celebrate all that we have accomplished politically over the last year."  GirlTrek is the largest health non-profit and health movement dedicated to African-American women and girls. There will be a pre-March gathering at EmBe, 300 W. 11th St., from 8 to 10 AM, where all South Dakota's elected congressional and legislative members and 2018 candidates have been invited to attend. The March will begin at 10 AM at Carnegie Town Hall and end at the County Courthouse. There's also an after-March event at the Icon Lounge hosted by LEAD. The hosts for this year's march include Common Grounds Indivisible, 605 Indivisible, Planned Parenthood of ND, MN, & SD, GirlTrek, and the Sioux Falls Center For Equality.

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  • Suspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County CustodySuspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County Custody

    She was booked into Minnehaha County jail around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, where she's being held without bond.

    Sioux Falls News / 14 h. 28 min. ago
  • Foss Field does it yet againFoss Field does it yet again

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- 2017 was another record year at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Airport Manager Dan Letellier says a total of 1,082,461 passengers came through Joe Foss Field last year, for the seventh record year in a row. What's more, Letellier says its the second year the airport has topped a million passengers. Commerical traffic was also up in 2017.    Freight handled by Fed Ex and UPS was up 16.3 percent to 29,224 tons, and U.S. mail volume increased 30 percent to some 8,355 tons. "2017 was a great year for us," says Letellier.    

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  • WATCH/LISTEN: A witness to Minnesota Vikings historyWATCH/LISTEN: A witness to Minnesota Vikings history

    MINNEAPOLIS (KELO.com) -- How loud and crazy was US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the Vikings win over the Saints yesterday? According to KWSN Sports Director Craig Mattick--who was there--very! [CutID: <KELO News> craig game.mp3Time: 12sTitle: craig gameOut-cue: ] If the Vikings beat the Philadelphia Eagles next week in Philly, the Vikes could be the first team to ever play in their home stadium in a Super Bowl.

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  • Suspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County ... - KDLT NewsSuspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County ... - KDLT News

    KDLT NewsSuspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County ...KDLT NewsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Sioux Falls woman wanted in connection to a double homicide is now in custody in Minnehaha County.Woman wanted in connection to double homicide now at ...KSFYall 2 news articles »

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  • Outdoor ice rinks closed in Sioux Falls Monday due to frigid temperaturesOutdoor ice rinks closed in Sioux Falls Monday due to frigid temperatures

    All public outdoor ice skating rinks and warming houses in Sioux Falls will be closed Monday and reopen as weather permits. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation made the announcement due to a wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

    Sioux Falls News / 16 h. 42 min. ago
  • Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash In Lincoln County Kills ManSingle-Vehicle Rollover Crash In Lincoln County Kills Man

    The Highway Patrol says the 25-year-old victim was driving a car that went off a rural road northeast of Beresford and rolled about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The man died later at a Sioux Falls hospital.

    Sioux Falls News / 16 h. 42 min. ago
  • New developer joins $50M Sioux Falls downtown projectNew developer joins $50M Sioux Falls downtown project

    In May of 2016, Jeff Lamont stood before what is arguably one of the most finicky local governments in the United States. The Aberdeen native and 1998 Augustana College graduate was selling his vision for a Holiday Inn Express.

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  • New developer joins $50M Sioux Falls downtown project - The Seattle TimesNew developer joins $50M Sioux Falls downtown project - The Seattle Times

    New developer joins $50M Sioux Falls downtown projectThe Seattle TimesLamont Cos. is about to have a higher profile in Sioux Falls. The company was brought in as a partner for a downtown hotel, part of a deal with the city that includes a parking ramp, the Argus Leader reported . The total project is estimated at $50 ...and more »

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  • Sioux Falls Teacher Internship Program gives participants the full classroom experience - KSFYSioux Falls Teacher Internship Program gives participants the full classroom experience - KSFY

    KSFYSioux Falls Teacher Internship Program gives participants the full classroom experienceKSFYSioux Falls, S.D. - Some college grads in the Sioux Falls area are getting the chance to teach in classrooms, even without a teaching degree. The Teacher Internship Program in Sioux Falls is giving participants the chance to see if a career change is ...

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  • Sioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer - KDLT NewsSioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer - KDLT News

    KDLT NewsSioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed BeerKDLT NewsSioux Falls, S.D.- “Why not make a beer to tribute to the team that I've watched through all of the tears and all the joy and everything in between,” says Remedy Brewing Co-Owner and Chief Science Officer Tyler Jepperson. Remedy Brewing Company in ...

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  • Woman Punched in Face, Robbed Behind Fryn' Pan RestaurantWoman Punched in Face, Robbed Behind Fryn' Pan Restaurant

    Just after 6:00 p.m. Sunday, the Sioux Falls Police Department was dispatched to a robbery near W. 12th Street and S. Western Avenue. The suspect then grabbed one of the victim's purses and punched her in the face, forcibly taking her property.

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  • Minnesota family shares medical cannabis story in Sioux Falls - KSFYMinnesota family shares medical cannabis story in Sioux Falls - KSFY

    KSFYMinnesota family shares medical cannabis story in Sioux FallsKSFYSioux Falls, SD (KSFY) A Minnesota family made national headlines for how they treated their son's traumatic brain injury with cannabis. The family shared their story at an event in Sioux Falls Saturday afternoon and also discussed national policy ...Police respond to reports of shots fired in southwest Sioux FallsSioux Falls Argus LeaderPolice investigating gun play in southwest Sioux FallsKELO AM-FMShots Fired Near Larch Avenue, Investigation OngoingKDLT Newsall 11 news articles »

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  • Car Washes Affected By Cold WeatherCar Washes Affected By Cold Weather

    Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the cold weather coming through Sioux Falls this winter season, and this upcoming week, car washes have seen an inconsistent line of business. Fast car wash staff say as long as there's road salt on the ground, they will still be able to stay busy.

    Sioux Falls News / 1 d. 13 h. 27 min. ago
  • Daugaard seeks new craft beer laws to help growing industryDaugaard seeks new craft beer laws to help growing industry

    Derek Fernholz expects his young South Dakota craft brewery to push past 5,000 barrels for the first time this year, a marker of a business that is hot - and could wind up in trouble because of it. Fernson Brewing Company's success would exceed a state production limit, jeopardizing its licenses to carry other beverages like cider and wine, offer beer for customers to take away and keep running a new taproom location in downtown Sioux Falls.

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  • Fatal single vehicle rollover near BeresfordFatal single vehicle rollover near Beresford

    BERESFORD, S.D. (KELO.com) – One person died early Saturday evening in a one-vehicle crash three miles north and one mile east of Beresford.   First responders were called to the intersection of 294th Street and 473rd Avenue about 5:30 Saturday evening. A 2008 Pontiac G6 was westbound on 294th Street when the vehicle left the roadway at the intersection of 294th Street and 473rd Avenue and rolled.  The 25-year-old male driver of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle. He was transferred by ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital where he later died. The name of the driver is not being released pending notification of family members.

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  • Police investigating gun play in southwest Sioux FallsPolice investigating gun play in southwest Sioux Falls

     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) – Sioux Falls Police are investigating a report of gunshots on the city’s southwest side. Officers were called to the 3500 block of South Larch Avenue just after 3:00 Saturday afternoon. Officers found evidence of gunshots in the area during the investigation.  Several witnesses were interviewed, but no arrests have been made. If you have information about this incident you can contact the Sioux Falls Police Department or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 605-367-7007.

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  • South Dakota family in Hawaii during false missile alarmSouth Dakota family in Hawaii during false missile alarm

    The University of Sioux Falls confirmed Professor Beth O'Toole is in Hawaii with several students from right now. A spokesperson said they are safe, but a little shaken up.

    Sioux Falls News / 2 d. 6 h. 57 min. ago
  • Former Sioux Falls Flyers Players Take Their Talents To Brandon - KDLT NewsFormer Sioux Falls Flyers Players Take Their Talents To Brandon - KDLT News

    KDLT NewsFormer Sioux Falls Flyers Players Take Their Talents To BrandonKDLT NewsSioux Falls, S.D.- “They said nothing about us not making or getting cut or anything like that,” says Keegan Lafollette. In July of 2017, the Sioux Falls flyers hockey program cut 18 players from their team. This is the first time the program has had ...and more »

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  • Shots Fired Near Larch Avenue, Investigation OngoingShots Fired Near Larch Avenue, Investigation Ongoing

    Just after 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to a report of gunshots near the 3500 block of S Larch Avenue.

    Sioux Falls News / 2 d. 11 h. 17 min. ago
  • Airbnb Surge in South DakotaAirbnb Surge in South Dakota

    "Well over a half million people go on I-90 to the west every year and that's you know, over a half a million people. Of coarse our job is to get them into Sioux falls and many of those people do stay in airbnb's," said Teri Schmidt, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Sioux Falls News / 3 d. 0 h. 47 min. ago
  • Suspect in Sioux Falls fatal shooting caught in Red WingSuspect in Sioux Falls fatal shooting caught in Red Wing

    One of two people sought in connection to the fatal shooting of two men last week in Sioux Falls, S.D., was reportedly arrested in Red Wing. Sioux Falls police reported that Maria Shantel LeClaire, 27, was as taken into custody Thursday without any problems.

    Sioux Falls News / 3 d. 5 h. 14 min. ago
  • Sioux Falls Building Hot Spots For 2018Sioux Falls Building Hot Spots For 2018

    As the city of Sioux Falls grows, so do the entertainment options. The Buffalo Wild Wings that's been in the works for three years is one many people are looking forward to.

    Sioux Falls News / 3 d. 7 h. 17 min. ago
  • Hitting A High NoteHitting A High Note

    Members of a South Dakota choir are anxiously awaiting the results of a major award ceremony. The South Dakota Chorale is nominated for multiple Grammys.

    Sioux Falls News / 3 d. 7 h. 17 min. ago
  • Sioux Falls Schools Policy On Using Social Media In The ClassroomSioux Falls Schools Policy On Using Social Media In The Classroom

    Technology now plays a big role in classrooms...from kids using iPads to teachers taking photos and videos throughout the day. Parents sign a release, but videos and photos occasionally pop-up on some teachers' personal social media accounts.

    Sioux Falls News / 3 d. 11 h. 30 min. ago
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    KSFYUPDATE: Suspect wanted in Sioux Falls double homicide arrested ...KSFYPolice in Red Wing, MN have arrested one of the two suspects wanted in connection with a Sioux Falls 'drug rip gone bad' that resulted in the death of two men.Suspect connected to Sioux Falls homicide arrestedSioux Falls Argus Leaderall 10 news articles »

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  • Study: ZIP Code big factor in heart healthStudy: ZIP Code big factor in heart health

    SIOUX FALLS, S. D. (KELO.com) -- New research has found where people live has a strong influence on the health of their hearts. The study, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found higher rates of heart failure in more deprived neighborhoods. The study goes further. It found location had such a strong impact on heart health that it didn't matter what the person's socioeconomic status was.  Mary Michaels, public health prevention coordinator with the Sioux Falls Health Department, says health behavior and choices are important, but communities play a major role in people's health. "In fact, your ZIP Code can oftentimes be a better predictor of your health than your genetic code," she says. "And that's because things that are in our environment influence the choices that we make every day." The majority of study participants were middle-aged and low-income; 70 percent made less than $15,000 a year. According to researchers, nearly 5 percent of increased heart failure risk could be attributed to a person's neighborhood, regardless of economic or clinical status.This research also indicates there are ways to make communities healthier for people.  Michaels is part of Live Well Sioux Falls, a community coalition that partners with the Health Department. A few years ago, the group did a health needs assessment of neighborhoods in the city, locating what are known as food deserts - where healthy food options are far away - and places that are smoke- or tobacco-free.  Live Well Sioux Falls also assessed walkability and pinpointed areas that need sidewalks, a crossing signal or something else to encourage exercise and moving around. Michaels says there's a lot community members can do to make their neighborhoods better. "Your mind might immediately go to, 'Well, that's the job of the hospitals,' or, 'That's the job of my local clinic or the health department,'" says Michaels. "But all the sectors of our community can make such a huge impact." Michaels notes there are economic benefits to having healthier communities, as well. Studies have shown walkable neighborhoods have higher home values and office rental prices, and more retail sales. Plus, employers save money on health-care costs if their workers are healthier. (Eric Tegethoff, GDNS, contributed this report.)

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  • 80 parks in 12 months: the clock is ticking80 parks in 12 months: the clock is ticking

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- The City of Sioux Falls has announced '80 in 18', a challenge to visit all 80 city parks in one year. '80 in 18' with have social media involvement with photos submitted to hashtag #80in18. There will be monthly prizes and a grand prize in January 2019. "There are so many jewels in our park system, and we want our residents and visitors to explore each one in 2018, not just the ones in their neighborhoods,” says City Parks Chief Don Kearney, declaring 2018 the Year of the Park. 80 won't be easy. "I would say it would be a high mark to do all 80 of them, but that's one way to create getting people to the parks," says Sioux Falls resident Jerry Foy. He and his family use the parks a lot, for biking, kayaking, and watching baseball games.  Foy says the new city initiative has already taught him something. "I didn't realize we had so many parks. To me, that's phenomenal." More info at: www.siouxfalls.org/80in18.  

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  • The Vikings: Purple people drinkersThe Vikings: Purple people drinkers

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Remedy Brewing Company in Sioux Falls has created a new beer that will especially appeal to Minnesota Vikings fans. Co-owner Matt Hastad says 'Skolberry' is brewed with wheat and blueberries to make a purple beer. "What's really fun about that many blueberries is that it changes the color of the wheat to a really nice, beautiful purple color." explains Hastad to KELO.com News. 'Skolberry' will be introduced at Remedy's downtown brewpub on Sunday, during the big Vikings-Saints playoff game. He says all three founders are big Vikings fans and they were talking about how blueberries might make beer purple, and the Vikings were really starting to do well at the time, and it all came together in 'Skolberry.' More info at Remedy Brewing: https://www.remedybrewco.com/      

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  • Theeler new 2nd Circuit Court judgeTheeler new 2nd Circuit Court judge

    PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Camela Theeler of Sioux Falls as a circuit court judge in South Dakota’s Second Circuit Court.  The Second Circuit includes Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties. “Cammy Theeler is a hard-working and respected attorney,” said Gov. Daugaard.  “I thank her for continuing her public service in this new role as a circuit judge.” Theeler is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office, a position she has held since 2012, and serves as that office’s Deputy Civil Chief.  Prior to that role, Theeler was in private practice for nine years with Lynn, Jackson, Schultz and Lebrun in Sioux Falls.  Theeler also practiced in Mitchell. ​​"​I am honored and humbled to accept Governor Daugaard’s appointment," said Theeler.  "I look forward to serving the people of South Dakota in the Second Circuit.​" Theeler is a native of Pierre.  She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English and from USD School of Law in 2000.  Theeler was a law clerk in South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit from 2001-02.

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  • WATCH: Police still not sure what happened at double homicideWATCH: Police still not sure what happened at double homicide

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Police still don't know for sure what happened last Friday in a north side apartment that left two people dead. "We're still trying to get the whole story," said Officer Kyle Johnson at the daily police briefing this morning. "That's the reason we need to get everyone's side of the story before we piece it together." Authorities caught one suspect, Maria Shantel LeClaire, yesterday in Minnesota. A citizen identified LeClaire at a Red Wing casino. Johnson says police hope to get similar help from the public in finding  Manuel Frias, the other suspect who remains at large. Johnson asked during the briefing--which is broadcast live on social media by several media outlets, including KELO.com News, to come to the police station and peacefully surrender himself.  

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  • Suspect in connection to homicide caughtSuspect in connection to homicide caught

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Maria Shantel LeClaire was found in Red Wing, Minnesota. A citizen saw LeClaire, realized that LeClaire was wanted and notified local law enforcement.  LeClaire was taken into custody without any problems and is being held at the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. Police are still following up on various tips to find Manuel Frias, but he has not yet been found. There will be more information released at the 10:30 media briefing on Friday, January 12, 2018.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Walmart increases starting pay to $11/hourPRESS RELEASE: Walmart increases starting pay to $11/hour

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Walmart announced today that they will be increasing their starting wage to $11 an hour because of the recently passed tax bill. Wallmart has four Walmart Supercenters in Sioux Falls and one Sam's Club. The full release is below.  ----- More than 1 million associates benefit from combined wage and benefit changes BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Jan. 11, 2018 – Today, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000. The company is also creating a new benefit to assist associates with adoption expenses. The combined wage and benefit changes will benefit the company’s more than one million U.S. hourly associates. “Today, we are building on investments we’ve been making in associates, in their wages and skills development,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. “It’s our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families.” He added, “We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders. However, some guiding themes are clear and consistent with how we’ve been investing -- lower prices for customers, better wages and training for associates and investments in the future of our company, including in technology. Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the U.S.” This increase in wages to associates will take effect in February and will be approximately $300 million incremental to what was already included in next fiscal year’s plan. The one-time bonus represents an additional payment to associates of approximately $400 million in the current fiscal year, which ends Jan. 31, 2018. While the new law will create some financial benefit for the company, Walmart is early in the process of assessing potential additional investments. That assessment will be done not only through the lens of associates, customers and shareholders, but also within Walmart’s financial framework of strong, efficient growth, consistent operating discipline and strategic capital allocation. Further details will be shared, as appropriate, when the company releases quarterly results Feb. 20, 2018. Associates will hear more from their managers in the coming days about details. But, broadly, associates in the U.S. will share in tax savings through: A one-time bonus benefiting all eligible full and part-time hourly associates in the U.S. The amount of the bonus will be based on length of service, with associates with at least 20 years qualifying for $1,000. A discrete one-time charge will be taken in the fourth quarter of the current year to account for the bonus; qualification will be determined before the end of the month and payments will be paid as quickly as practical thereafter. An increase in Walmart’s starting wage rate to $11 an hour, effective in the Feb. 17, 2018, pay cycle. The change is in addition to wage increases already planned for many U.S. markets in the coming fiscal year. The increase applies to all hourly associates in the U.S., including stores, Sam’s Clubs, eCommerce, logistics and Home Office. An expanded parental and maternity leave policy, providing full-time hourly associates in the U.S. with 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and six weeks of paid parental leave. Salaried associates will also receive six weeks of paid parental leave. Walmart will provide financial assistance to associates adopting a child. The adoption benefit, available to both full-time hourly and salaried associates, will total $5,000 per child and may be used for expenses such as adoption agency fees, translation fees and legal or court costs.

    KELO / 4 d. 15 h. 59 min. ago more
  • Rounds expounds on immigration, tax bill benefitsRounds expounds on immigration, tax bill benefits

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KELO.com) -- There may be bi-partisan support to help the so-called Dreamers--children who were brought here illegally by their parents when they entered the country. "These kids, for all practical purposes, have grown up as Americans," Sen. Mike Rounds told The Greg Belfrage Show today. "There is no discusion about not trying to fix that issue for them. Also on immigration, Rounds says maybe think of the President Trump's border wall with Mexico as something not quite so solid. "Even the President now, while he says 'the wall' once in a while, he's talking more about a border security system," Rounds said. "That includes some cases a world, but in some cases, as he suggested, a wall you can see through." On the just passed tax reform act, Rounds says it is kind of a big deal. "I think it's probably one of the most important pieces of legislation that's been passed in years," Rounds said.  He says there's been a pent up demand to get the United States economy going again. A double-barreled approach is why Sen. Mike Rounds thinks the recently passed tax reform bill will work--and is working. "The fact they were able to respond with both the necessary business tax changes and also the confidence building consumer tax changes, I think is just going to let this economy roll," Rounds said.  Rounds says that announcements by Great Western Bank, Wells Fargo, and Walmart that they will increase wages is proof that the new tax bill is working--and will work. "It's the fact that businesses now have the confidence to say, 'we're going to be growing, we need employees, we need to compete for that, and we think we got a chance to make a profit that we could  put back into the economy as well,'" Rounds said.  Rounds appears monthly on The Greg Belfrage Show.

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  • Cops avert potential tragedy in Brandon gun caseCops avert potential tragedy in Brandon gun case

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) - A Brandon woman and her teenage son were arrested in connection with shots fired at homes in two northwest Iowa counties. A large collection of guns and ammunition were found in a reinforced basement room in her home. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the large number of guns that were found is a concern. “I strongly agree in second amendment rights for law-abiding citizens, the problem here is the law-abiding component was gone,” Jackley said. “It brought up alarm bells, and law enforcement did an excellent job of sharing information of getting at the bottom of this before something further tragic happened.” Jackley says law enforcement averted a very significant public safety concern, but also says it’s an opportunity to learn. “We need to study this. How do we make sure we’re doing a good job,” he said. “We need to protect law-abiding citizen’s rights, but if it’s not a law-abiding citizen, what are we doing to protect the public.” He says it all came down to sharing information between state, federal and local authorities. “They did what they needed to do and got to the bottom of this before further tragedy happened,” Jackley said. “I want to put a pat on the back of law enforcement for doing what they do best, and that is protecting the public.” 50 year old Artis Kattenburg and a juvenile male that lived with her are both in jail, facing multiple charge.  

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