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Ethics Measure Backers Ask High Court To Let Them Join Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Supporters of a voter-approved government ethics overhaul are asking the state Supreme Court to allow them to join a lawsuit challenging the initiative filed by Republican lawmakers. South Dakotans for Integrity, a political committee that supported the initiative, is arguing that a lower court judge was wrong in denying their push to intervene in the case….

SD Board Of Education Holds Public Hearing On Proposed Certification Rule Changes

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Education held the first of two public hearings on proposed educator certification rule changes today. The proposed rules constitute an overhaul of the state’s certification system. For more than two years, the Department of Education has been leading stakeholders through a review of the current certification system. “It’s tempting to just tweak…

UPDATE: 2 Victims Hospitalized After Early Morning Stabbing

A Sioux Falls Man Was Arrested After SWAT Was Responded Original Fight Location

SIOUX FALLS – This morning, at around 5:00 am, officers were dispatched to a location on N. Main Ave. for a stabbing. There were 2 subjects at this location with stab wounds.  The 2 victims were transported to a local hospital, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. During the investigation the original fight location was discovered.  Officers responded…

Midco Aquatic Center’s First Swim Meet Is This Friday

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announced the first swim meet at the Midco Aquatic Center, it will be held by the Sioux Falls Swim Team this Friday. The Sioux Falls Swim Team January Classic swim meet will kick off Friday, January 20, and run through Sunday, January 22, 2017. Teams from across South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa…

On Last Day, Obama Cuts Prison Terms Of 12 Inmates From Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – President Obama has shortened prison sentences for a dozen inmates from Iowa who are serving time on drug manufacturing and dealing charges. In his last act in office, the president Thursday commuted the sentences for 360 federal inmates convicted on drug charges. The list includes 12 former Iowa residents whose terms were each shaved by…

Pipeline Protest Clash Causes Injuries, Arrests

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Six police officers suffered minor injuries and one protester was taken to a hospital after a clash between law enforcement and opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says the clash occurred Wednesday night at a blockaded bridge near the protesters’ main encampment along the route of the…

Trump Pays $25 Million To Settle Trump University Cases

SAN DIEGO (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge’s approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge says Trump Entrepreneur Initiative paid the money into escrow ahead of Wednesday’s deadline. Trump University was renamed Trump Entrepreneur Initiative in…

Report: South Dakota Tourism Draws Record Number Of Visitors

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismPIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say South Dakota’s tourism industry attracted a record number of visitors last year. The South Dakota Department of Tourism said Thursday that 2016 marked the seventh consecutive year of economic growth for tourism in the state. A new study by Tourism Economics finds 13.9 million people visited South Dakota in…

2 Teenagers Charged In Rapid City Gas Station Clerk Stabbing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two teenagers arrested in the stabbing of a Rapid City gas station clerk have been charged with murder and robbery. The Pennington County State Attorney’s Office says 17-year-old Carlos Quevedo, of Rapid City, was charged as an adult Thursday with first- and second-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Nineteen-year-old Cody Grady, of Rapid City, has been…

2 Victims Hospitalized After Early Morning Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS – Police are investigating after two people were stabbed on the north east side of Sioux Falls early this morning. Not a lot of information is being released today, but police did say the two victims were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident happened near North Main Avenue and Russell Street. Neighbors say…

Caille Branch Library Grand Reopening And Ribbon Cutting

SIOUX FALLS  -While the Caille Branch Library has been open to customers the past several weeks, the formal reopening will be cause for celebration after a five-month closure for renovation.\ The public ribbon cutting ceremony is on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. This event will provide many Sioux Falls residents their first look at the completed $1.2 million…

South Dakota Senate Panel Approves Vehicular Homicide Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate panel has approved Attorney General Marty Jackley’s proposal to classify vehicular homicide as a crime of violence. By a 6-1 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to send the bill to the full Senate. Jackley contends that vehicular homicide is a violent crime and should be classified as such. The maximum…

Tech Tip Today: How To Stop Google From Sharing Your Information

Google provides fabulous services such as mail, Google +, Google Drive for free.  but, as you know, noting in life is actually free.  Google uses your information in these accounts for targeting personal ads to generate ad revenue for them. Under Google’s terms of services they can even use your name and photo in commercial or other promotional context. Some…

Surge Of Police Calls In 2016 Due To Increase In Drug-Related Crimes

SIOUX FALLS – In 2016, the Sioux Falls Police Department received 103,698 calls for service. This is a 7.2% percent increase from 2015, and a 19.83% percent increase from 2010. The increase in calls for service is directly related to a increase in the amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin seized in the Sioux Falls area. The following amounts of…

North Dakota Landowners Sue Over Dakota Access Easements

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements. The Morton County landowners are seeking more than $4 million in damages in the federal lawsuit filed this month against Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Texas-based…

Names Released In RC Robbery Turned Homicide; Two Suspects In Custody

RAPID CITY – At around 5 a.m. this morning, police were dispatched to 1627 Mt. Rushmore Road for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. On arrival, police located the female employee of the business in the parking lot with multiple stab wounds. She was transported to Rapid City Regional Hospital for treatment. She was later pronounced deceased…

Roasted Red Pepper Elk Burgers With Run 2 Gun

SIOUX FALLS – Our guest today has been able to combine a passion for physical fitness with all things outdoors and has spent time training athletes and hunters with the television show Run 2 Gun. Jordan Miller joins us today with some tips for cooking with a protein that might be new to many of us. Watch behind-the-scenes here: https://www.facebook.com/kdltnews/videos/10154267790453597/…

SD House Forms Committee To Investigate Representative For Sexual Contact With Intern

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House will investigate a Republican representative for sexual contact with an intern. Lawmakers voted Wednesday to form a special committee on discipline and expulsion to investigate Rep. Matthew Wollmann. House Majority Leader Lee Qualm says Wollmann told him he had consensual sexual contact with an intern in 2015 and 2016. Wollmann told The…

Mall Of America To Reopen Movie Theaters With Gourmet Food

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The Mall of America plans to continue showing movies, but in a renovated space that offers oversized reclining chairs, gourmet food and wines and cocktails. The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that CMX, a subsidiary of Mexico City-based Cinemex, is building a 64,000-square-foot movie theater at the Minnesota mall, the largest indoor retail complex in the U.S….