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One Book Siouxland: “A Man Called Love”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Siouxland Libraries are encouraging residents across Sioux Falls to dig into a book titled “A Man Called Love” and they are providing activities this months to help supplement the book’s message. Jane Taylor and Curt Pederson have been working on this project and they join us in the KDLT Kitchen to tell us what’s special about…

GoFundMe Accounts Set Up For Athletes In Fatal Car Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of Sioux Falls Athletics is trying to help the families of two students involved in a fatal car crash with expenses. GoFundMe donation accounts have been set up online to help the families of wide receiver Courtney Beane, who was killed in the crash, and junior defensive end Jared Brito, who was seriously injured…

Younkers At Empire Mall To Close This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Younkers at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is slated to close this summer. According to documents filed through the South Dakota Department of Labor, layoffs are expected to begin in June. More than 150 employees will be affected. The company will also be closing four of their Younkers and Herbergers locations in Minnesota. This news…

Changes Coming to Sioux Falls City Golf Courses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The new management company running Sioux Falls city golf courses aims to show off a lot of improvements this season. Nebraska-based Landscapes Management is changing things up across the board, from a new family glow-ball event after dark to adding a mechanic on staff to fix course equipment.  You can reserve a tee time 24 hours…

Sioux Falls Drug Bust Seizes 12 Pounds of Marijuana, $6,000 in Cash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police say a Sioux Falls man is behind bars after they received multiple CrimeStopper tips that he may be dealing marijuana. Police started receiving tips that 20-year-old Luke Wiese might be dealing marijuana in October 2017. Police say they started received more tips leading up to March 2018. Police were able to obtain a search warrant…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Yankton

YANKTON, S.D. – New details have been released about a man whose body was found Monday afternoon in between two buildings in Yankton. Authorities have identified the man as 39-year-old David Courtney. Autopsy results suggest that David died from positional asphyxiation. His body was found around 2 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of 3rd Street. Authorities say the body…

Mayor Huether Delivers Final State of the City Address

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After eight years in office, Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether presented his final State of the City address on Tuesday. In front of a full house, an emotional Mayor Huether reflected on his past two terms and the changes Sioux Falls has seen. Huether covered a variety of topics ranging from quality of life, repairing and…

Authorities Asking for Help Locating Missing 66-Year-Old

YANKTON, S.D. – Authorities are asking for the public’s help in the search for a missing Sioux Falls woman. Police say 66-year-old Diane Jane Bartling was last seen at one on Sunday afternoon. Yankton police say they have located Bartling’s car and personal effects near the meridian bridge in Yankton. They will be using various resources tomorrow near the river…

Police: Two Sioux Falls Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police conducted an alcohol compliance check in northwest Sioux Falls on Monday. Police say they checked 26 businesses with off sale alcohol licences. Two of the businesses failed and sold alcohol to a person under the age of 21. Food-N-Fuel located at 2505 West Russell Street and Thrifty Smoke Shop at 5105 West 12th Street failed…

Dead Body Prompts Investigation In Yankton

YANKTON – A death investigation is underway in Yankton. Police received the report around 2 p.m. Monday about a dead body in the 100-block of 3rd St. Authorities say the man’s body had been at the location for an extended period. Police believe they know who the man is, but are waiting to release his identity until his family is…

KDLT Wears Blue in Recognition of World Autism Awareness Day

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Everyone at KDLT is proudly wearing blue today in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. We’re also lighting up our satellite towers blue. Autism is a developmental disorder that can include challenges with social skills and speech. Kim Haiar from LifeScape says it’s difficult for many people to know if kids are living with autism….

“The Big Squeeze” Encourages Blood Pressure Screening

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls health officials are encouraging people to learn more about their risk for serious health problems. The 8th annual “Big Squeeze Blood Pressure Awareness” effort kicked off today in Sioux Falls at Sanford Imagenetics. The program is to remind residents of all ages to get their blood pressure tested. According to new guidelines by the…