Latest Sioux Falls, South Dakota Stories

2008-12-11 13:32:23

British actor and former professional soccer player Vinnie Jones was charged with three counts of simple assault in connection with a South Dakota bar brawl. E! News said the actor -- best known for his work in the films X-Men: The Last Stand and Snatch -- was formally charged Wednesday and is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 30 in Minnehaha County Court. The charges stem from a Dec. 4 incident in which Jones allegedly hit a patron at Wiley's Tavern in Sioux Falls, then was smashed in the face...

2008-12-11 11:00:00

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sammons Financial Group, Inc. announced their agreement to use CoSentry help desk operations to upgrade internal customer service by providing a single point of contact and routing control. The company indicated that this action underscored their commitment to provide the highest customer service level possible for their internal clients. "We were seeking a solution that would assure a net improvement of service to our own folks," commented...

2008-12-07 12:07:07

Police in South Dakota say actor Vinnie Jones faces a simple assault charge after a barroom brawl in which he was cracked in the head with a beer mug. The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reported Sunday the X-Men star stopped in the Upper Midwest city while on a hunting vacation and wound up as part of a multiparty dispute over the pool table at Wiley's Tavern. Sioux Falls Police Sgt. Tim Hagen told the Argus-Leader that, according to witnesses, Jones asked a player if he could have a go at the...

2008-10-08 12:00:37

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford Health (http://www.sanfordhealth.org/) announced today exercise, heat stress and athletic performance expert Michael F. Bergeron, PhD, FACSM has joined the team. Internationally known for his research and work with athletes, Dr. Bergeron will serve as director of the new National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance at Sanford based in Sioux Falls. In addition to his research, Dr. Bergeron will offer services for athletes including...

2008-09-25 00:00:30

Wendy Y. Pitt will join Sanford Children's Clinic Duncan when it opens next summer - the first pediatrician appointed for the facility. Pitt is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the Wright State University Integrated Pediatrics Residency in Dayton, Ohio. She has worked at the Okmulgee Indian Health Center in Okmulgee and most recently at Eagle Pass Pediatric Health Clinic in Eagle Pass, Texas. Pitt is one of two...

2007-10-04 09:56:24

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Residents from the Twin Cities to the southwestern corner of Minnesota and into Iowa reported seeing a flaming object shooting through the sky Wednesday, and experts said they may have been watching a meteor. Shortly after 2 p.m., people across the Twin Cities reported seeing a "metallic" object or "flaming ball" falling from the sky, according to broadcasters and emergency dispatchers who got hundreds of calls from people in Edina, Maple Grove and other suburbs. The...

2006-03-24 09:51:12

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (Reuters) - Abortion-rights supporters planned to launch an attack on Friday on a new South Dakota abortion law designed as a direct challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 33 years ago. An abortion-rights coalition, South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families, said it would lay out its strategy to take down the law in mid-morning news conferences in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. The Sioux Falls local newspaper reported that the...

2005-12-03 16:20:34

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A big boom anticipated by thousands of spectators in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Saturday turned out to be a real bust. Crowds gathered outside the Zip Feed Mill -- the state's tallest building -- to watch officials demolish the nearly 200-foot- (60-meter-) tall building. But things didn't go as planned. "It is kind of a bust. It didn't get knocked down," said Regan Smith, Sioux Falls risk emergency manager. "It took the first floor out and it is leaning at...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'