In his hands: Joe Schaeffer

Joe Schaeffer’s dream of a career in dentistry died at a convenient time: the end of high school. He scraped through his last semester of science classes and to earn a diploma, but entered that summer with little time to decide on a subject to pursue.  That was when he found his father’s portfolio from […]

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LifeScape announces plans for new rehabilition center, hospital in USD Discovery District

The USD Discovery District in Sioux Falls will soon become home to a LifeScape hospital, school and rehabilitation center, USD and LifeScape announced last Thursday. Such a hospital may benefit a ton from technologies like that ai-powered medical imaging platform. LifeScape, a non-profit organization specializing in youth-to-elderly lifetime care, will lease 31.6 acres from the […]

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Making lemonade: USD Center for Disabilities marketing specialist publishes children’s book

From lemons, Kendra Gottsleben has made more than just lemonade.  The marketing communications specialist at the USD Center for Disabilities in Sioux Falls was born with Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Type VI, a condition in which the body is unable to break down sugar molecules and causes skeletal irregularities. She’s authored three books using the allegory of […]

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Streetscape project to refurbish Vermillion’s Main Street stretch

After forty years without an upgrade, the sidewalks and street corners of downtown Vermillion could have a different look by 2021. The $2,450,000 Downtown Streetscape project will remodel Main Street’s streets and sidewalks, adding landscaping and seating features outside of businesses from McVicker Plaza to North Dakota Street. Additions include: flowerbeds and trees lining the […]

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Defense carries Coyotes past Southern Illinois Edwardsville in ‘grind-it-out’ game

A second-half scoring surge in a defensive battle with Southern Illinois Edwardsville led the Coyote men’s basketball team to 71-56 victory in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center Monday night.  Tyler Peterson led the Coyotes (5-0) with a season-high 15 points on 6 for 7 shooting. Junior guard Stanley Umude followed with 14 points — all […]

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‘We’re at the mercy of Mother Nature’: Vermillion farmers suffer after season plagued by floods

At this time five years ago, Angela and Glenn Pulse of Prairie Sun Organics, a 15-acre farm three-and-a-half miles north of Vermillion, harvested the last of their finest yield of corn from the land they bought nine years ago. The season produced 12-foot stalks that turned $1,800 per acre, they said. But following South Dakota’s […]

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Duffy, Arens drive late-game comeback to notch season’s first win

USD women’s basketball kicked-off its 2019-20 season with a 80-76 win over Northeastern in Boston on Tuesday.  Senior guard Ciara Duffy, who led the Coyotes with 14.6 points per game last season, spearheaded the USD offense with 22 points on 7-for-12 shooting, accompanied by five rebounds and five assists. Junior guard Monica Arens, in her […]

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University to construct monument to honor USD’s Medal of Honor recipients

An outdoor monument to honor USD’s veterans of past, present and future could be completed by next fall. The Patriot’s Plaza will be a 6,300 square foot tribute to USD’s three Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients — Captain Arlo L. Olson, Captain Joe Foss and Colonel George “Bud” Day — located in the greenspace between […]

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Details of VPD officer’s lawsuit against department released

Vermillion Police Department’s lone female officer alleged she was mistreated and sexually harassed by other officers of the department in a complaint unsealed on Monday. Vermillion Police Officer Jessica Newman sued VPD Chief Matt Betzen and the city for gender discrimination on Sept. 6. Both parties requested to permanently seal the document, but Judge Larry […]

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