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Mugshots Made Public? Senate Bill Proposes Release of Booking Photos

Senate Bill 25 passed 6-1 in the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, heads to Senate floor Friday

People arrested for a crime in South Dakota could have a little more exposure if a bill in the state senate becomes law. South Dakota is one of only two states in the nation that does not allow for these mug shot photos to be released to the public or the media. The only exception is when someone is considered…

Amazon Collecting Sales Tax “Levels the Playing Field” for Other Retailers

Online retailer Amazon to collect 6.5% sales tax starting Febuary 1

Online shopping is growing in popularity and convenience, but some e-shoppers in South Dakota will now be paying a little bit more at checkout. That’s because one of the largest online retailers will soon be collecting sales tax from shoppers in the state of South Dakota. Amazon will now be charging the standard 6.5 percent sales tax to purchases made…

Vigil Held to “Take Back the Site” of Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow’s Death

"Take Back the Site" aims to reclaim areas where violence has occured

On January 6, Sioux Falls Police discovered the body of 28-year-old Jamie Lee Wounded arrow in an apartment complex near Cleveland Avenue. Community members gathered at the same complex Wednesday evening to “Take Back the Site.” The ceremony, with burnt sage, holy water, and prayers, aims to restore peace in a place where violence has occurred. Police say wounded arrow,…

Worth Their Weight in Gold: 5 Gold Coins Anonymously Gifted to Charities

It's a little gift worth more than its weight in gold to those so deserving

Two anonymous donors have spent the last six weeks spreading their good fortune by donating gold coins to a number of charities throughout Sioux Falls. The pair asked KDLT News to help deliver the coins to the unsuspecting recipients. Julie Becker, director of the St. Francis House in Sioux Falls was the recipient of the fifth and final gold coin…

Some Badlands Employees Laid Off as Brennan Sells Speedway, Dollar Loan Centers

Brennan said he could neither confirm nor deny the closure

Payday loan millionaire Chuck Brennan could be parting ways with the final piece of his South Dakota empire. Within the last month, Brennan has put Badlands Speedway up for sale, closed his Rock and Roll Academy, and offered his Dollar Loan Center buildings for sale. Now there are signs that Badlands Pawn could be the next casualty. Roughly a dozen…

New York Rabbi Moves to South Dakota to Open First Chabad House

South Dakota was the only state in the nation without a full-time Jewish rabbi

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption South Dakota is the only state in the nation without a full-time Jewish rabbi. That changed this week, when Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz moved here from New York. After only two visits to South Dakota as a student rabbi, Alperowitz and his wife decided on a permanent stay. “At first, we would have never imagined the…

Maintaining a Healthy Sleep Schedule During the Holidays

Juna Sleep Systems talks about the importance of a proper sleep schedule, especially for kids

“Bedtime” might not be the most popular time of day for kids, but a small business in Sioux Falls wants to help make sure the whole family is getting the sleep they need. Justin Waggoner, owner and founder of Juna Sleep Systems, stopped by the KDLT News studio to offer tips on finding consistency during a hectic holiday season.

Ross Dress for Less Coming to Sioux Falls at Shoppes at Lake Lorraine

Ross Dress for Less is the second of six retailers who will be part of the 168,000 square feet at the ‘Shoppes at Lake Lorraine’.

Ross Dress for Less, one of the nation’s largest retail chains, is coming to the Shoppes at Lake Lorraine. Ross, which offers name brand apparel, accessories and home fashions at discount prices, has leased 22,000 square foot space at the Shoppes at Lake Lorraine. This store is one of several retailers in the shopping center. More information: https://vbclink.com/news/ross-dress-for-less-coming-to-lake-lorraine “Ross Dress…

State of Emergency Declared as Tens of Thousands Still Without Power

Governor Daugaard Declares State of Emergency Following Winter Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared a state of emergency for all of South Dakota following a Christmas Day storm that resulted in stranded motorists and electrical power outages. The Governor, in issuing the Executive Order, has ordered that state government technical resources be made available to support county governments in efforts to restore normal travel conditions and…

SFFR Takes a Break From the Fire Station to Hit the Toy Aisle

Firefighters to deliver toys to sick children on Christmas Eve

Some Sioux Falls fire crews took a break from their duties at the fire station Friday to hit the toy aisles at Lewis Drug. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Firefighters Association Members stopped by the drug store to purchase toys for sick children. It’s been a Christmas tradition since the early 70’s, the past decade or so have…

Badlands Weekly: What to Know Before Hitting the Range

It's business as usual at the Badlands Gun Range and Gun Shop

It’s business as usual at the Badlands Gun Range and Gun Shop.  The range has a variety of firearms from handguns to fully automatic assault rifles and 14 lanes available for shooters. Military members are invited every Monday. Service men and women enjoy 50% off all lane and gun rentals. Wednesday is ladies night at the range. Women receive 50%…

Sanford Profile in the KDLT Kitchen: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Lead Dietitian for profile Alyssa Sorenson joined us in the KDLT Kitchen

Christmas is quickly approaching and with numerous holiday parties, family gatherings, and of course, you can’t forget the desserts, it’s hard to stay on track with eating healthy for the holidays. Lead Dietitian for profile Alyssa Sorenson joined us in the KDLT Kitchen with a few tips on how to not overindulge this holiday season. “Swapping” is a good method…

SDSU, USD Students Win Top Prizes in “No Meth Ever” Contest

The winning entries in both regions are now eligible for the overall statewide winner

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the winners of the first round of the statewide “NO.METH.EVER.” contest. The contest was held amongst college and technical school students during the 2016 fall semester. “The contest goal was to find a creative and fresh message to educate the public and our youth about the dangers of Meth and our…

Trendy Tips to Dress Up Your Gifts: Christmas Wrapping the Unique Way

Blank Paper Opens to Opportunity for A Unique, Customizable Gift

Christmas is less than a week away and with the holiday, comes all the wrapping. Whether the gifts are large or small, there are always little ways to dress up the packaging. Calligrapher Chelsey Burtis stopped by KDLT News Today to share some tips on how to make your Christmas gifts unique and fun. Her main tip: invest in plain…

Sioux Falls Girl Receives Custom Built Bike From Chariots For Children

The five year old has been battling a rare form of brain cancer since she was just over a year old

More than a hundred new bicycles will make their way under a Christmas tree this year, thanks to volunteers with the charity Chariots for Children. The group builds and gives bikes to children during the holiday season. On Saturday, 126 new bikes went home to deserving and happy families. Among the recipients, was a very special little girl, with her…

Warm Heart on a Cold Day: Woman Hands Out Winter Gear at Bus Depot

The smiles are not the goal, rather an unintended result of having a warm heart on a cold day

When the colder weather rolls around, there are a number of organizations in the area – including us here at KDLT News – that hold winter clothing drives to help keep people warm. But one Sioux Falls woman, not part of any organization or charity, is taking up that task on her own. Kim Bartling set up shop at the…