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South Dakota Ambulance Services Struggle To Hire Staff

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Ambulance services in some South Dakota towns are struggling to recruit emergency medical technicians despite a new state law reducing the number of EMTs required to respond to calls. Ambulance services in Gregory, Burke and Bonesteel/Fairfax may have to shut down in the next two years if the recruiting issue isn’t resolved. State law used to…

Wilson Hughes Sentenced To 30 Years For The Beating Death Of Arick Strauser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 17-year-old boy who pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter, will spend 30 years in prison. A judge sentenced Wilson Hughes for the beating death of 18-year-old Arick Strauser last July. It was an emotional hearing for everyone involved. Family members of Arick Strauser came out of the courtroom shouting, “justice for Arick has been done,…

South Dakota Company Helps Farmers In Africa

In four years, 77,000 African farmers have seen an increase in their crop yields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – What started as a mission trip has turned into an overseas partnership. Two non-profits, one in Sioux Falls and one in Africa, are working together to help Kenyan farmers become more proficient. The growth is being seen beyond the crops. With advanced technology, like drones and GPS, it’s no secret that South Dakota farmers are proficient….

SF Athlete Getting His Big Break

Tony Leboutillier will be competing in the Wheelchair Lacrosse USA National Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There are plenty of sports to play in the Sioux Empire, including football, basketball and hockey. But one sport you don’t hear about as much is lacrosse. That’s about to change, as one Sioux Falls athlete is bringing his stick skills to a national stage. Life has come differently for Tony Leboutillier. “I would roll down…

High Profile Case Could Spark Change In Sexual Assault Victims

"What happened to Taylor Swift, happens to a lot of people"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The verdict in a high profile case is receiving a lot of praise. Not only from the mega pop star involved, but other advocates of sexual assault victims. A jury sided with Taylor Swift believing that a Denver DJ slipped his hand up Swift’s skirt and groped her four years ago, during a photo-opp. KDLT’s Sydney…

Buying The Correct Solar Eclipse Glasses

Dr. John Berdahl: "you need to use ISO certified glasses"

Vance Thompson Vision will also be handing out 1,000 pairs of glasses on August 21 during their solar eclipse watch party Monday at 1:01 p.m. TO RSVP TO THE VANCE THOMPSON ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY AND RECEIVE FREE GLASSES, CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/340412639715047/ SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s the most anticipated event of the summer: The total solar eclipse, and it’s now…

SF Group Holds Vigil After Charlottesville Violence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A group met outside of the Federal Court House in Sioux Falls standing in solidarity with Charlottesville Sunday. South Dakotans Against Racism organized the event. People shared messages of love, lit candles and sang songs. The vigil is honoring the death of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who died Saturday, when a car rammed into a…

Gaming Machine Operator Brings Lawsuit Against The State

Fowler's Concessions' game was shut down at the Sioux Empire Fair Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Georgia based gaming machine operator is bringing a lawsuit in federal court against the South Dakota Department of Revenue. According to court documents, Fowler’s Concessions has been setting up ‘coin pusher machines’ at both the Sioux Empire Fair and the Brown County Fair in Aberdeen since 2015. But this year, on Tuesday morning, the Department…

South Dakota To Get More Pheasant Hunting Preserves

South Dakota will get almost 20 more private shooting preserves this year, which will cover an additional 18,000 acres of land. The Capital Journal reports that the shooting preserves typically serve nonresident pheasant hunters who are looking for high bird numbers. Jennelle Blaha is the preserve-program coordinator for the state Game, Fish and Parks Department. She says economic recovery and…

Two Recipients Receive ‘Mayor’s Historic Preservation Award’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -m The Mayor and the Sioux Falls Board of Historic Preservation recognized a business and a resident for their work in restoring buildings near downtown Sioux Falls Wednesday. The architecture company, Perspective Inc, was recognized for renovating a 120 Illinois Central Railway Roundhouse, and turning it into a design studio. Sioux Falls native John Koch was also…

Concerns Arise With Possible Regulation Changes To CAFO’s

MINNEHAHA, Co. – Policies may change for farmers who build indoor livestock operations in Minnehaha County. Tuesday, commissioners are expected to vote on the distance between these operations and other buildings, like where you work, or worship. The proposal is concerning a grassroots conservation group that claims these livestock farms are harmful to people’s health. It’s a lengthy name: concentrated…