One would think you would be safe inside your own home from all the nonsense that comes along with one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, but, even that appears not to be the case.

Case in point, look no further than a shooting incident that happened early Sunday morning April 28 in central Sioux Falls.

Dakota News Now reports that a 17-year-old Sioux Falls girl was grazed by a bullet Sunday morning while she was inside a home located in the 1300 block of West 11th Street.

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Police told Dakota News Now the incident began around 2:40 AM when officers were called over a series of gunshots reported in the vicinity of the 1000 block of West 11th Street. The report states that officers witnessed suspects fleeing the scene upon their arrival. A short time later, around 2:58 AM, officers heard another round of gunfire, this time coming from the 1300 block of West 11th Street. Upon investigating, Dakota News Now reports that a person in the neighborhood came out of their home and reported that their house had been shot at.

Authorities soon found out that a 17-year-old girl inside the home had been struck by one of the bullets fired. She was in a bedroom inside the house with several other individuals at the time of the shooting.

Fortunately, she was just grazed by the shot fired, and her wound did not require medical attention.

Incidents like this and others have certainly raised many safety concerns for several individuals throughout the community.

According to Dakota News Now, the police investigation on Sunday showed that several of the bullets fired had gone from an outside wall into the bedroom. Handgun shell casings were also found at the scene.

At this time police still do not know if this was a targeted act or just some random shooting.

They are hopeful that someone in the neighborhood might have a home surveillance system, that can provide them with possible footage that can help shed additional light on a motive behind the early morning shooting.

Source: Dakota News Now

Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not my own and are taken from a list provided by

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

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