Here's a few of the things that we're the buzz around Kickin' Country this week.

  • South Dakota row crops are being harvested ahead of schedule this year because of dry and warm conditions. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 19 percent of the corn-for-grain harvest is complete and about 15% of soybeans are in the bin. Could the weather stay like this for long? The KIKN 1st Alert Weather looks ahead of what's to come.
  • According to Money Magazine and CNN Money, Sioux Falls is the tenth most affordable city in America for homebuyers. We are no strangers to making top 10 lists in Money magazine as we've been voted best place to live in recent years. According to the study, the median home price in Sioux Falls is $129,950.
  •  An apple orchard just south of Sioux Falls is looking into what spooked two horses hauling a wagon filled with people over the weekend. Witnesses say two girls were taken to a hospital after the incident. Country Apple Orchard manager Nancy Olson said the Saturday incident near Harrisburg was an unfortunate accident. She said it was the first time in 15 years that people were hurt in a wagon accident. The horses bolted after a loud noise and sprinted about the length of a football field.
  •  Drought conditions have resulted in a rash of field fires breaking out around the state of South Dakota. On Wednesday, a farm field outside of Harrisburg caught fire, sending smoke billowing in the air much to the awe of nearby schoolchildren.
  • In what's become an annual rite, thousands of diehard fans of Apple's iconic smartphone endured long overnight lines outside Apple retail stores around the world to be among the first Friday to buy the new iPhone 5. Locally, a few dozen were standing outside the Verizon retail outlets when the stores opened for business.
  • Freeze Warning in effect for eastern South Dakota for Saturday night. Temps could hit 30 by early Sunday morning. Cover up any plants you may want to keep.