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Hand County Authorities Warn Residents to Secure Homes, Vehicles in Search for Suspect

A search is underway in St Lawrence for a wanted man out of Sioux Falls identified as 25-year-old Trent Voges. People within a 10 to 15 mile radius of central Hand County and along US Highway 14 should secure their cars and property. Hand County Authorities say this person was passing through the area and is now causing considerable trouble….

Cheerleading Experts Weigh in on Disturbing Viral Video

A disturbing video out of Colorado is making its way across the nation today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A disturbing video out of Colorado is making its way across the nation today. It shows a high-school aged cheerleader being forced to do the splits. Ally Wakefield, 13, can be heard crying out in obvious pain as high school cheerleading coach forces her into the position. The video is raising concerns among parents, athletes and those…

Welcome Home Sioux Falls Little League!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After 20 days on the road, the Sioux Falls Little League has returned home. Fourteen players, along with their coaches, landed at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Despite a nearly three-hour flight delay, friends and family filled the airport lobby to welcome the Little Leaguers home. An official welcome back party is…

$60M Invested into Dakota State University’s Cybersecurity Program, Building

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota public university has received $30 million in private donations and $30 million in public commitments to help build its cybersecurity program. Dakota State University President Jose-Marie Griffiths says the money should make the Madison college one of nation’s leaders in cybersecurity. She says it will allow the school to increase scholarships, hire more…

Sanford Health Receives $11 Million Grant to Study Rural and Native American Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Health has received a more than $11 million grant over five years to study rural and Native American health. Officials say the hospital is one of only 20 institutions in the country to earn those grants from the National Institutes of Health. The money will be used to support current research, recruit new faculty…

Two Killed in Crash Near Watertown: 16-year-old Female, 64-year-old Male

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says two people died after a two-vehicle crash near Watertown. The accident was reported about 4 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 81 about 10 miles south of Watertown. Authorities say a 16-year-old girl driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla crossed the center line and collided with a 2003 Chrysler Concorde driven by…

“Major Announcement” to be Made Sunday at Dakota State University

Top officials plan to attend the Sunday celebration for the new Beacom Institute of Technology at Dakota State University

https://www.facebook.com/DakotaStateUniversity/MADISON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota public university that bills itself as a national leader in cybersecurity is set to make a “major announcement” at the unveiling of a multi-million dollar new technology building. Top officials plan to attend the Sunday celebration for the new Beacom Institute of Technology at Dakota State University. Deep-pocketed donors T. Denny Sanford and…

No Winner in Powerball Drawing, New Jackpot Now 3rd Largest in History

The new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $650 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing. Maura McCann of the New Hampshire Lottery says no ticket matched all six numbers following Saturday night’s drawing. The winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. The…

KDLT Crew (Once Again) Does Not Win Powerball Jackpot

Powerball announced Saturday night on its website that the winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The numbers have been drawn for one of the nation’s biggest lottery jackpots. Powerball announced Saturday night on its website that the winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. There was no immediate word on whether anyone one. The final jackpot also hadn’t been set. Going into the night, it was…

5,700 Backpacks Full of School Supplies Handed out by Project SOS

The free giveaway was hosted at Whittier Middle School and sponsored by Project SOS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More than 5,000 kids will be heading back to school this year with brand new backpacks they received for free Saturday from Project SOS. The free giveaway was hosted at Whittier Middle School and sponsored by Project SOS. Volunteers packed and handed out 5,700 backpacks filled with school supplies. Supplies are collected all summer at several locations…

High Demand For Sexual Assault Victim Resources

The Compass Center looking for options to alleviate waiting list for victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota has the second highest rate of rape in the nation, coming in only behind the state of Alaska. With such a high occurrence of these sexual violence crimes, many outreach centers are operating at maximum capacity. “The compass center is in Sioux Falls to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence,” said Michelle Markgraf,…

The Williamsport Experience: Little Leaguers Soaking Up World Series Trip

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- They haven’t even hit the diamond at Lamade Stadium yet, but Sioux Falls’ Little League baseball team is already making history. http://www.llbws.org/teams/midwest.htm Not only are they the city’s first team– they made it to the Little League World Series in their inaugural season. “Everyone’s behind us, and we can feel it out here! Social media, the phone…

Opioids: A “National Epidemic” Also Affecting the Sioux Empire

A national emergency has been declared by President Trump for a crisis in the US that's also affecting the Sioux Empire.

A national emergency has been declared by President Trump for a crisis in the US that’s also affecting the Sioux Empire. The President said this week that his administration plans to take action on what he calls America’s “opioid epidemic.” It’s something that has grown significantly in the last few years. “It is a serious problem, the likes of which,…

“I Hope He Gets Help:” Mental Health Treatment in the Court System

The sentence handed down to an 18-year-old man in Lincoln County Wednesday is spotlighting the issue of mental health in the justice system

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The sentence handed down to an 18-year-old man in Lincoln County Wednesday is spotlighting the issue of mental health in the justice system. Mason Buhl was ordered to commit to a “mental health program” as part of his sentence after he pled guilty to attempted murder in the 2015 shooting of Harrisburg High School’s former principal Dr….

Death Investigation: Body of 23-year-old Man Pulled from Hippy Hole

Pennington County, S.D. – A man reported missing Tuesday evening has been located at Hippy Hole. Following the man’s discovery, a death investigation is now underway. At around 7:25 p.m. on August 8, 2017, the Rapid City Police Department received a report of a missing person. Information gathered in in the subsequent investigation indicated that, at last contact with acquaintances,…

FBI Investigators Looking for Suspects After Islamic Center Explosion in Bloomington

NBC NewsBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The Latest on a reported explosion at a Minnesota mosque (all times local): 5:50 p.m. An FBI official says investigators are looking for suspects after an explosive device detonated at a mosque in suburban Minneapolis. Witnesses reported seeing something get thrown at the imam’s office window from a vehicle just before the blast Saturday morning…

Minnesota Sex Trafficking: Married, White Men with Disposable Income

Researchers say law enforcement has likely identified less than 1 percent of people who've purchased sex in the state

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Researchers in Minnesota have discovered that most sex buyers in the state are married, white men with disposable income. Minnesota Public Radio reports that University of Minnesota researchers interviewed more than 150 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and social service employees for the study. The study found that the men tend to be between 30 and 50 years…