The Winnipeg Goldeyes came from behind on Sunday afternoon, beating the Sioux Falls Canaries 6-3 at Shaw Park in the rubber match of a three-game series. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh, Reynaldo Rodriguez singled leading off, stole second, and scored the tying run on David Bergin's double to left-centre. Grant Heyman hit a chopper up the middle that moved Bergin to third, and the Goldeyes took their first lead of the game when Kevin Garcia lined a sacrifice fly to centre. “Our situational hitting got better,” said Goldeyes' manager Rick Forney. “We didn't do a good job of it early in the game, but we kept giving ourselves chances, and finally got some guys to come through in some
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Summit League is relocating its conference headquarters from Elmhurst, Illinois to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Division 1 college league said Wednesday it will move to a temporary location in Sioux Falls on Aug. 1 before moving into its permanent headquarters at the Sanford Sports Complex. Officials say the move gives the league a more centralized location. The league's premier event, the Summit League Basketball Championships, have been held in Sioux Falls each year since 20009. The Summit League will become the 11th tenant of the Sanford Sports Complex.
Last Thursday, sitting in a family restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Gene Abdallah had no idea that something, and someone, he hadn't seen in 53 years was about to come through the door, all the way from Kansas City. In walked the Rev. Duke Tufty, the senior minister of Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, with the deputy's badge he stole from Abdallah the night the lawman arrested him as a drunk South Dakota teenager back in the '60s. Tufty kept it all those years, and for reasons he can't quite articulate, about two months ago he decided it was time to return the badge to its owner. "Going up there, I was really kinda scared because I remembered Abdallah from the '60s," Tufty said.
Alex Lingor, 17, of Sioux Falls, S.D., pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February after he chased down a car when its occupants took off with the marijuana he was trying to sell them. Kareem Cisse, 15, died in the crash. All this over 2 grams of marijuana for which Lingor intended to charge $25. Lingor, a senior, will leave jail to walk onto a stage next month to receive his high school diploma, and that has Cisse's family and friends livid, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. A judge granted him “a few hours” furlough to get the diploma. “It's not right,” said Andre Jordan, a family friend “(Kareem's mom) is still grieving. It's like a spit in her face.” So Jordan and others demonstrated yesterday
An infestation of emerald ash borer has been discovered in northern Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture confirmed the infestation Wednesday. It's the first confirmed infestation of the destructive tree pest in South Dakota. State Agriculture Secretary Mike Jaspers has implemented an emergency plant pest quarantine aimed at preventing the spread of emerald ash borer. The quarantine restricts movement of ash materials in all of Minnehaha County, in areas north of Highway 18 in Lincoln County and north of Highway 18 and east of Highway 19 in Turner County, unless accompanied by authorization from the state Agriculture Department. Movement of firewood from any hardwood species
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police say a construction worker is dead after the trench he was working in collapsed. A police spokesman says two men were working in the trench when the sides of the trench began to collapse around 11 a.m. Thursday. One man was able to get out but a 34-year-old man was trapped. Crews were able to remove the man from the trench. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities did not immediately release the victim's name.