As the colder winter months approach, here's something every resident in the Sioux Empire should be mindful of, always be cognizant of your surroundings, because no corner of the city should be considered safe.

The perfect example of this occurred early Saturday morning (November 18) when a man in western Sioux Falls was attempting to allow his vehicle to warm up in his own open garage when two men stole the vehicle out from underneath him at gunpoint.

Dakota News Now reports the victim had his car parked inside his garage around 4:30 that morning in the 900 block of South Willow Meadows Place when the incident happened. The police report states that while the victim was allowing his vehicle to warm up inside the garage, two men approached him, one of the suspects produced a gun, pointed it at the victim, and stole his vehicle.

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According to Dakota News Now, the victim immediately notified police. Authorities were able to locate the stolen car, and a police pursuit ensued. However, police were unsuccessful in getting the stolen vehicle stopped and the suspects apprehended.

Later that day, the stolen vehicle was spotted once again, this time parked, but the suspects were nowhere to be found once authorities located the vehicle for a second time.

Dakota News Now reports that police returned the stolen vehicle to the victim.

The report also states the victim in the case claims to have had no previous knowledge of the two suspects involved.

The incident remains under investigation.

Source: Dakota News Now

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

The 10 Most Redneck Towns in South Dakota

Are you a 'Redneck?' I guess to some people, all of us in South Dakota are rednecks.

If we use the Jeff Foxworthy Scale of Redneckeness, I have, in fact, been too drunk to fish. So by definition, I am a redneck. And so are many people I know.

Not that being from the country is a bad thing, and it can be fun to poke fun at ourselves.

With that in mind, we found that the folks at RoadSnacks put together a list that claims 'These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In South Dakota.'
What is a Redneck?

The dictionary says that a redneck is someone "...who lives in a small town or in the country, especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive."

Well, a few things. First, South Dakota isn't THAT kind of 'south.' We're to the south of North Dakota, but to the north of 'The South.'

Plus that definition sounds awful mean and serious. I thought we were having fun here.

RoadSnacks leaned into the funny, Jeff Foxworthy-based version of a redneck. Then they rounded up select data on places in SD to determine their rankings. RoadSnacks Redneck Criteria:

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates
  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Gallery Credit: Ben Kuhns

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