When we report on a crime, we try to give you as much information as possible. Sometimes that can be harder to do because law enforcement in South Dakota can’t release certain details. Many times, it’s up to South Dakota law. And now a new Constitutional Amendment on the books could change the way we deliver news.
Transgender Bathroom Battle Continues With Filed Petition
"There's other ways to handle it other than throwing opposite genders together"
The debate over which bathroom transgender students should use at school has resurfaced in South Dakota.Earlier this year, Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill that would require students to use the room aligned to the sex they were born.But now, one man from Box Elder wants voters to have the final say in 2018.
The Minnehaha Co. Commission approved for the State’s Attorney to hire a new Victim Witness Assistant immediately as a direct result of the passage of Marsy’s Law in November.
It’s official. The Community Corrections Center in Sioux Falls will be replaced with a $46 million expansion to the Minnehaha County Jail. The County Commission approved the financing Tuesday morning. But for law enforcement officials, the addition can’t come soon enough.
Snow Removal Efforts Continue After Friday Storm
Some residents aren't happy with the lack of plows on neighborhood streets
The City of Sioux Falls continued snow removal efforts from Friday’s storm today.Mother Nature didn’t help out as much as they planned, so crews had to sweep back through neighborhood streets.But not everyone is happy with the adjustment days later.
Canton Coffee Shop Aims To Include All, Even Those With Disabilities
Owner: "just bring a little understanding to the table"
Location and price are what most business owners consider before opening up shop.But for one Canton mom, focusing on a place where her daughter fits in and is welcomed, was the number one priority.”We love coffee shops and we were always running to Sioux Falls because there wasn’t one here,” says Carla Lems.
Those Against DAPL Celebrate Small Victory, Continue To Fight
Around 100 protestors took to the Streets of Sioux Falls
The Army Corps of Engineers once again has delayed construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.Those in the Sioux Empire against the $3.8 billion dollar project, call this a small victory.But the fight isn’t over yet, which is why around 100 people took to the streets of Sioux Falls Tuesday night to protest.
We bring you a story of two children in trouble and others who stepped in to help. Sioux Falls Police say a 9 and 12-year-old boy nearly drowned in an indoor pool at an apartment complex on the east side of town. Luckily, other children who witnessed the event knew what to do, which CPR experts say isn’t uncommon.
Democratic Candidate Paula Hawks was looking to knock off Republican candidate Kristi Noem for the U.S. House seat.
SF Church Group Shares Experience At Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp
Pastor On Visit: 'The camp is incredibly clean, incredibly peaceful.'
A group of church members in Sioux Falls just returned from North Dakota where they were supporting those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group brought firewood and other supplies to a camp occupied by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help them last through the winter. KDLT’s Jill Johnson shares their experience inside the camp.
Warriors Honor Late Teammate With Playoff Win
16-year-old Taylor Watzel lost his life in a grain bin accident
Having your football team make the playoffs is typically an exciting time for any school.But after the Winner High School football team suddenly lost one of their teammates, the players and community are trying to rally in the 16-year-old’s honor.
As the election nears, we’re taking an in-depth look at the candidates in major races starting with U.S. Senator John Thune. Thune is seeking his third term in office this November, but his days in politics dates back two decades.
Sioux Falls Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges Following Search Of Computer
Authorities Allegedly Find Videos Of Children 1-2-Years-Old And Younger
A Sioux Falls man is facing child pornography charges after authorities say they found 400 files on his computer. The 44-year-old was arrested following a search of his home last Thursday.
Libertarian VP Candidate Campaigns In Sioux Falls
Former Gov. Bill Weld: 'We think we have the best platform of the big three'
The Presidential campaign trail made its way to South Dakota again Wednesday, this time on behalf of the Libertarian party. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld stopped in Sioux Falls for about an hour, stumping for his running mate Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico.
The state doesn’t intend to seek the death penalty for the man accused of murdering another man outside a Sioux Falls Casino earlier this year. The Minnehaha County State’s Attorneys Office said in court Monday that the evidence doesn’t meet the requirement.
Fire Prevention Week is wrapping up, but Sioux Falls Fire Rescue works around the clock to keep us safe. Not only do they fight fires, but they are trying to prevent them from ever starting and it seems to be working.
SFPD On Kidnapping, Rape: ‘He grabbed her and actually put her inside the car’
Man Arrested After Abducting 15-Year-Old Girl After School
A Sioux Falls man is in jail after police say he kidnapped and raped a 15-year-old. They say the man abducted the girl as she was leaving school Wednesday afternoon.
EROS Helping In Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts
International Charter Allows Them To Help Agencies Collect Imagery
Last week, Hurricane Matthew hit several islands in the Caribbean, taking its toll on several states in the U.S. as well. While South Dakota is thousands of miles away from the affected areas, a government agency in the state plays a very important role in responding to these types of disasters.
Two candidates focusing on the issues instead of insults; i’s not the kind of debate we’re used to seeing lately, but that’s what happened when the two women running for U.S. House squared off in Sioux Falls Monday. Republican Incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Paula Hawks spoke for about an hour in front of the Downtown Rotary.
Helpful or Harmful? SF Police Weigh In On Site Used For Prostitution, Trafficking
BackPage.com CEO Arrested For Allowing Criminal Activity To Happen On Website
Controversy surrounds the single largest advertiser of adult escort services on the web. The CEO of BackPage.com was arrested Thursday on felony charges related to pimping. Authorities allege that operators continued to allow criminal activity to happen on the website. Sioux Falls Police tells us how it works.