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UPDATE: Driver Airlifted To Hospital In Early Morning Rollover

DELL RAPIDS, S.D.- A driver was airlifted to a local hospital after a rollover crash in Dell Rapids early Monday morning. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene at Jasper Street and 482nd Avenue around 12:25 a.m. on Monday for a single-car rollover accident. Authorities say the driver was ejected after the car rolled over through a ditch…

Sioux Falls Meets Rock Opera In “Jesus Christ Superstar”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is taking on the challenge of a rock opera with their latest production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The musical is based on the life of Jesus Christ and his journey to Jerusalem. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has become a global phenomenon over the last 40 years. Director…

Adventures With Ahtra: Buns-N-Guns Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Swimsuit season is quickly approaching, so CPM Fitness is issuing a “Buns-N-Guns Challenge” to get people ready for the beach. The owners of CPM, Chris and Annie Mello say from April 17 to May 14, whoever attends the most workout classes will win either a month of free membership or $100 cash. To see how Ahtra did with…

Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold In Pierre Worth $50,000

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Powerball ticket sold in Pierre is worth $50,000. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game’s third prize in Wednesday’s drawing. The winning numbers are 8, 14, 61, 63 and 68, with the Powerball 24 and Power Play 2. The odds of…

Government: 36 Islamic State Fighters Killed By Massive Bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) – Afghanistan officials say the U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead. There were no civilian casualties, according to the Ministry of Defense statement, which also said that several IS caves and ammunition caches…

Serving Up Springtime At Crave

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The best restaurants in Sioux Falls are serving up their best for the Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week. Crave is staying busy with reservations as guests try their limited edition menu. Head Chef Alex from Crave says even though Crave is a chain, he still got to design every recipe for Restaurant Week. He says he was inspired…

Man Accused Of Using Belt On Girl Who Refused To Do Laundry

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 42-year-old Sioux City man has been accused of using a belt on his daughter after she refused to do laundry. Court records say Ricardo Cordova-Larios is charged with child endangerment causing injury. He was arrested Sunday. Jail records show he remained in custody Wednesday. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated…

Prairie Berry Adds Local Touch To European Cuisine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Though they’re best known for their fine wines and craft beers, Prairie Berry East Bank is showing off their culinary skills for Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week. With a choice of either French or Spanish cuisine on their Restaurant Week menu, the chefs at Prairie Berry still manage to locally source most of their ingredients. Chef Mark…

The Market Reveals Spanish-Inspired Menu For Restaurant Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week is in full swing as the top restaurants in downtown show off their best items for their limited edition menus. The Market’s Restaurant Week menu was inspired by a picture of Spanish pozole, according to their head chef. Chef Greg Springer from The Market says the dishes incorporate a unique blend of spices…

United Express Lambasted Over Man Dragged Off Plane

CHICAGO (AP) – The treatment of the passenger dragged off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has prompted outrage and scorn on social media. The incident risks a backlash against United from passengers who could boycott the airline as the busy summer travel season is about to begin. For Chicago, it is another public relations nightmare…

A Taste Of Ode To Food And Drinks’ Restaurant Week Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Some of the most popular restaurants in Downtown Sioux Falls are showing off their top food selections for Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant will feature a menu offering three courses for $30 per person, before tip. Ode to Food and Drinks stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to show off their special menu. Chef Bob says when he…

Embe’s “Tribute To Women” Honors Local Leadership

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It all started as a luncheon back in 1974 to honor female leaders and now, 44 years later, Embe’s annual Tribute to Women is one of the biggest celebrations of local leadership in Sioux Falls. Their event on Thursday, April 13 will recognize 64 nominees and announce the winners of awards in business, philanthropy and public service….

Adventures With Ahtra: Lifting With USD Football

VERMILLION, S.D.- Few people take weight lifting more seriously than the strength and conditioning coaches for the USD football team. Even during the off-season, they keep their players working hard. The Coyotes starting quarterback, Chris Streveler says he’s never seen a team work as hard as they do during the off-season, or “spring ball.” Streveler says he’s thrilled with the…

Downtown Sioux Falls Kicks Off Restaurant Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls will be filled with excitement all day Friday as April’s “First Friday” kicks off Restaurant Week. Businesses and restaurants throughout downtown are holding sales and special events for a night of shopping, art and entertainment. Downtown Sioux Falls Restaurant Week will run April 7-15, with 10 different restaurants participating. Each restaurant will offer a special three-course…

Limited Run Of “The Amish Project” Explores Virtues In Tragedy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every three years, Patrick Pope chooses one show to direct for the Sioux Empire Community Theater. When he came across “The Amish Project,” he knew it would be his next play. Based on the 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, which killed 10 girls, the play emphasizes the virtues of compassion and forgiveness….