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jcpenny removes racist display in sioux city


jcpenny, whose name i did not realize no longer contains a space in it, removed a racist display from their sioux city, iowa location. mannequins wore various "tribe" themed clothing. the decorative use of arrows really ends the need for apologists to try. the additional wine and beer shirts make me pretty angry. via indian country today: the jcpenney at southern hills mall, a shopping mall in sioux city, iowa is under fire on social media after facebook posts including a video and a photo were created by iowa resident michelle free-lamere. the video posted by free-lamere has gone viral having received 51k views within two days of being posted. the video currently stands at 101k views. the posts contain four mannequins wearing different ‘tribe-themed’ t-shirts that say ‘tribe leader,’






jcpenney removes racist display in sioux city


jcpenney, whose name i did not realize no longer contains a space in it, removed a racist display from their sioux city, iowa location. mannequins wore various "tribe" themed clothing. the decorative use of arrows really ends the need for apologists to try. the additional wine and beer shirts make me pretty angry. via indian country today: the jcpenney at southern hills mall, a shopping mall in sioux city, iowa is under fire on social media after facebook posts including a video and a photo were created by iowa resident michelle free-lamere. the video posted by free-lamere has gone viral having received 51k views within two days of being posted. the video currently stands at 101k views. the posts contain four mannequins wearing different ‘tribe-themed’ t-shirts that say ‘tribe leader,






sioux city agencies search for car in missouri river


sioux city, iowa (ap) — sioux city area agencies have been searching the missouri river for a car reportedly driven off a road into the water. the search was called off around 8 p.m. monday because of darkness. rescue crews had been sent to the scene near larsen park around 4:20 p.m. sioux city fire […]






sioux city man gets prison term for shooting at deputy


sioux city, iowa (ap) — a sioux city man convicted in august of attempted murder for firing more than a dozen shots at a woodbury county sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison — the maximum he could get. the sioux city journal reports that 25-year-old melvin spencer was sentenced friday in […]






co-op closes south sioux city soy protein plant


south sioux city, neb. (ap) — a minnesota-based co-op says it’s closed a soy protein plant in northeast nebraska. the sioux city journal reports that chs inc. says nearly 65 people lost their jobs with the closing of the former solbar industries plant in south sioux city. chs said monday the closure was part in […]






littering, spitting no longer carry jail time in sioux city


sioux city , iowa (ap) — tossing trash on the ground or spitting on the sidewalk will no longer carry the possibility of jail time in sioux city. the sioux city journal reports the city council recently scaled back the number of violations that specify imprisonment as an optional penalty. although seldom used, jail time […]






sioux city officials try out new park’s tubing hill


sioux city, iowa (ap) — sioux city’s new tubing hill is ready to go after being tested by several city council members and other officials. the sioux city journal reports that local officials tried out the 700-foot tubing hill at the city’s new $4 million cone park tuesday. the temperatures in the low 40s tuesday […]






iowa theater group hopes to restore downtown building


sioux city, iowa (ap) — a performing arts group wants to buy and refurbish a historic building in downtown sioux city, with plans for a 200-plus seat theater, cabaret-style bar and classrooms. the sioux city journal reports that the sioux city council will decide on monday whether to approve the lamb arts regional theatre’s project. […]






man’s body pulled from river at sioux city marina


sioux city, iowa (ap) — authorities have recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned at the sioux city marina. police say the man had been acting bizarre at the marina early sunday morning, but officers sent there couldn’t find him. around 10 a.m. a person working on a boat heard a splash […]






teen who shot 3-year-old with bb gun released from prison


sioux city, iowa (ap) — a sioux city man has been released from prison less than two months into his seven-year sentence for shooting his 3-year-old sister in the face with a bb gun. the sioux city journal reports that district judge steven andreasen reconsidered 18-year-old adrian white’s sentence earlier this week and suspended the […]






sioux falls won’t disclose report of flawed venue paneling


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — the city of sioux falls won’t publicly release a forensic report that concluded flawed paneling on the city’s $117 million stadium wasn’t worth replacing. the decision came after city hall made public last month a once-secret settlement with several contractors over construction defects at the denny sanford premier center, the […]






sioux falls official seeks apology over project testimony


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — a sioux falls city councilor is calling on the chairman and the mayor to apologize after they cut off public testimony before votes were cast on a $50-million mixed-use parking project. the argus leader reports that the city council voted this week to approve the parking ramp project with a […]






parking project will cost sioux falls more than expected


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — a city-backed, mixed-use parking project in downtown sioux falls will cost the city more than expected. the argus leader reports that the $50 million project will cost the city nearly $21 million, not $18million as initially anticipated. the 13-story public-private parking ramp development called village on the river is to […]






71-year-old woman removes racist graffiti in germany


this woman, affectionately known as graffiti grandma, doesn't put up with hate. if she sees it around town, she'll scrape it off or paint over it.  the post 71-year-old woman removes racist graffiti in germany appeared first on holy kaw!.






city in iowa moves forward with massage therapy ordinance


sioux city, iowa (ap) — officials in a western iowa city are moving forward with an ordinance that would require massage therapy businesses to obtain a local license and undergo annual reviews. the sioux city council on monday unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance designed to fight prostitution, human trafficking and drug dealing, […]






patients may pay for on-scene care in western iowa


sioux city, iowa (ap) — emergency medical technicians might charge patients who receive on-scene care but don’t require transportation to the hospital in a western iowa city next year. the sioux city council will vote monday on a proposal to introduce a $186 to $327 fee for services received from paramedics at a scene. the […]






future uncertain for sioux falls arena


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — the plain metal dome on sioux falls’ northern skyline isn’t as flashy as the stars that have performed under its roof — icons from cher and bob dylan to kiss and metallica. today, the marquee names have moved next door to the denny sanford premier center, but the sioux falls […]






settlement terms released in premier center defects case


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — a confidential settlement between sioux falls and several contractors over construction defects at the denny sanford premier center included language that specifically sought to limit what information could be given to the city council. the city released the agreement friday following a south dakota supreme court ruling thursday. the city […]






man pleads guilty to illegal manufacture of steroids


sioux city, iowa (ap) — a northwest iowa man has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing anabolic steroids. prosecutors say 23-year-old james nhan, of orange city, entered the plea monday in u.s. district court in sioux city. court documents say nhan admitted that, from late 2014 until dec. 15, 2015, he manufactured anabolic steroids and intended […]






sioux falls schools expand internships for students


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — sioux falls students will soon be able to trade hands-on work experience for high school credit. the city’s public high schools are working to expand internship options for students to give them experience in career fields that interest them, the argus leader reported. students currently have some internship options that […]






nebraska man sentenced to 10 years in iowa prison


sioux city, iowa (ap) — a nebraska man has been sentenced to 10 years in an iowa prison for the death of his uncle in a sioux city crash. the sentence was handed down tuesday to jerell wilson, of omaha, nebraska. a woodbury county jury had found the 24-year-old guilty last month of vehicular homicide […]






police: man dead in sioux falls shooting


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — sioux falls police say a man is dead after an early morning shooting. officers were called to the shooting at a residence early sunday. when police arrived they found a 34-year-old sioux falls man dead. police say everyone involved has been located and there is no danger to the public. […]






more businesses may come to south dakota after housing boom


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — officials of a southeast south dakota city hope that a housing boom in a portion of the city will soon be followed by an increase in businesses. u.s. census bureau data shows that southeast sioux falls has a population growth rate that’s three times faster than the rest of the […]






western iowa man accused of raping teen sentenced to prison


sioux city, iowa (ap) — a western iowa man accused of raping a teenage baby sitter has been sentenced to two years in prison. the sioux city journal reports that 25-year-old colby mauch, of castana, was sentenced thursday in woodbury county district court. he had pleaded guilty to one count of assault with the intent […]






iowa woman accused of kidnapping her children arrested


sioux city, iowa (ap) — authorities have arrested an iowa woman accused of abducting her three daughters. police say 25-year-old danica noel arzaga was arrested in sioux city wednesday afternoon. authorities had been searching for arzaga since she allegedly abducted her three children from royal, iowa, on tuesday morning. an amber alert was issued and […]






iowa nonprofit to construct $6m behavioral health campus


sioux city, iowa (ap) — an organization that offers mental health services for children has announced plans for a new $6 million behavioral health campus in western iowa. officials with the boys and girls home and family services announced the plans thursday. the organization says the new site in sioux city will be completed in […]






sioux falls group works to end homelessness in the city


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — after spending two decades behind bars, rick roseland was released in 2016 to a world that looked vastly different than when he entered the prison system. technological changes, the advent of the internet and transformed social norms made re-entry into society a challenge and played a role in him ending […]






sioux leader: trump is the new face of us exploitation


former chairman of standing rock sioux tribe says the us has a '200-year policy of exploiting native american people'.






sioux falls marathoner surprised with proposal


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — when mike snyder woke up to early-morning thunderstorms on sunday, he wasn’t worried about how the rain would affect his plans to run the sioux falls marathon. he was worried about his plans after the race and the diamond engagement ring stashed in the center console of his car, the […]






fire damages gun shop in sioux falls; no one hurt


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — no one was hurt when a gun shop in sioux falls started on fire. authorities say the blaze at gary’s gun shop broke out about 1:15 p.m. thursday. everyone inside got out safely. the cause of the fire wasn’t immediately determined, and there was no immediate damage estimate.






conservative columnist imagines punching pregnant women during interview with io


a conservative iowa newspaper columnist tried to trip up a democratic congressional candidate with a thought exercise on punching pregnant women. j.d. scholten, a former minor-league baseball player from sioux city, is running a democratic primary campaign in hopes of challenging rep. steve king (r-ia), an eight-term incumbent who has become even more outspokenly racist […]






authorities id victim of interstate crash in sioux falls


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — authorities have identified a fort pierre man who died after a single-vehicle crash on interstate 29 in sioux falls. the highway patrol says 64-year-old kenneth dvorak was a passenger in a vehicle that hit ice on a bridge, went into the ditch and rolled monday afternoon. he died of his […]






ex-sioux falls chief arrested on suspicion of child porn


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — authorities say former sioux falls fire rescue chief jim sideras has been arrested for suspected possession of child pornography. the minnehaha county sheriff’s office said monday that the charges are the result of a search warrant carried out last week. a court filing says that an email address linked to […]






sioux falls man accused of threats faces federal gun charge


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — a south dakota man accused of livestreaming himself brandishing weapons and making threats outside an anti-islam event last month is now facing a federal gun charge. ehab jaber of sioux falls was indicted last week for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person after he was found in april […]






california winery owner watching wildfires from sioux falls


sioux falls, s.d. (ap) — a sioux falls man with a napa valley connection is fearful the wildfires that have killed 11 people and caused widespread devastation will consume his business in wine country. dan blue co-owns jessup cellars in yountville near where the fires burned tuesday. blue tells kelo -tv the winery tasting room […]