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Celebrities Fishing For A Cause In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire is holding their second annual Celebrity Walleye Classic fishing tournament to raise money to support their programs for local kids. This year’s celebrity guest are: Riley Reiff of the Minnesota Vikings, Bryan Witzmann of the Kansas City Chiefs, UFC Fighter Devin Clark and National Football Champion Preston Evans….

Comey’s Secret Release Of Trump Memo Sparks Partisan Debate

WASHINGTON (AP) – At first former FBI Director James Comey looked media savvy when he revealed that he had arranged for the public disclosure of a damaging memo about his interactions with President Donald Trump. But after Trump supporters took issue with Comey’s actions, what appeared to be a smooth move turned into another element for partisan bickering. In his…

First-Ever Champions Tour Event Coming To South Dakota

Minnehaha Country Club Will Host Sanford Invitational In September 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The first ever PGA Champions Tour event is coming to the Minnehaha Country Club in September 2018. The Champions Tour is the division of the PGA with professional golfers ages 50 and older. Jack Nicklaus, a record 18-time PGA Major Championship winner, said the Champions Tour brings a “fan-friendly” attitude. “They come here, they spend time…

Prosecutors: No Merit To ‘Making A Murderer’ Trial Request

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors say there’s no merit to a request for a new trial for a Wisconsin man who was the subject of the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” Steven Avery’s attorney filed a nearly 1,300-page court document Wednesday asking for a new trial, arguing Avery’s conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony. The Wisconsin…

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Army National Guard Veteran Has A New Service

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Lawn care can be a gritty, dirt-on-your-knees business. This time of year, the demand for service grows as fast as the grass does. Adam Burnison, owner of Yard Dogs, said they’re feeling the heat. “We’re speeding up. It’s getting to be a busy summer,” said Burnison. Burnison is now full time in the lawn care and…

Iowa Minister No Longer Faces Discipline For Same-Sex Wedding

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A United Methodist Church organization has decided not to discipline a University of Iowa campus minister who performed a same-sex wedding. The Appointive Cabinet of the Iowa Conference had filed a complaint against the Rev. Anna Blaedel, charging her with practices considered “to be incompatible with Christian teaching.” She’s executive director at the Wesley Student…

Financial Adviser Says Wills Secure Family Future

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice on starting a will. Maguire says since many people don’t like to think about death, they often put off establishing a will, which can have consequences later in life. He says after college is a smart time to create a will. Maguire says once…

Sunscreen Tips For Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Studies have recently shown that skin cancer rates are dramatically on the rise and experts are urging people not to let their guard down when protecting themselves against the sun.  With Summer packing a full punch across the Sioux Empire, we decided to find the best ways to stay safe. It’s that time of year again. …

Mitchell Police Find Explosive In Trash Can

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Police cordoned off part of downtown Mitchell while they determine how best to dispose of an explosive left in a trash can. Authorities say an individual had used a number of fireworks devices to create a large explosive which he left in a garbage can. Police say the individual did not intend to harm anyone and…

Sioux Falls Pride Week Advocates For Equality, Celebrates Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Pride is celebrating the LGBT community and advocating for equality with Pride Week. Volunteers with The Center for Equality spend months organizing Sioux Falls Pride Week. In the past four years, Sioux Falls Pride Week has grown from 600 to over 8,000 attendees. Co-chair of Sioux Falls Pride, Thomas Christiansen says the organization expects around 10,000 people…

Civil Air Patrol Trains In Watertown

Recent Incident Inspires Location Of Search and Rescue Practice

WATERTOWN, S.D. — Saturday marked a training day for the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol. Six cities in the state are home to patrol bases: Sioux Falls, Brookings, Rapid City, Spearfish, Custer and Pierre. The closest base to Watertown, however, is in Brookings. Col. David Small, wing commander with the South Dakota Civil Air Patrol, said a recent incident inspired…

Despite Security Guards And Cameras, Vandals Strike Outdoor Campus Again

Outdoor Campus Director After Vandalism: 'We don't let it slow us down.'

The Outdoor Campus in southwest Sioux Falls has been vandalized again. Officials say it happened sometime overnight. Neither their security guards or their cameras were able to catch the vandals in action. The Outdoor Campus is no stranger to vandalism. Back in July of 2015, their boat shed was set on fire. They lost more than $25,000 in canoes, kayaks,…

Summer Camp Teaches Kids To Build Video Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A summer camp is on a mission to educate kids using video game development. Gaming Bootcamp South Dakota’s summer program is a five-day camp that teaches kids to build video games. A co-founder of the camp, William Bushee says the program begins with teaching students the fundamentals of how to build a video game. Bushee says after students…

Sturgis To Be South Dakota’s Honorary Capital For A Day

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Sturgis is getting the chance to serve as the honorary South Dakota capital for a day. The event is set for Tuesday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says activities will include a main street walk and a roundtable meeting. Community members will be able to speak with Daugaard, who will also give a speech at a community…

Sioux Falls Man Received Treatment Using His Own Fat Stem Cells

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Doctors say a breakthrough in stem cell research from over a decade ago could someday replace traditional medicine.  A procedure using a patient’s own fat stem cells has already helped many people across the world, but these types of procedures haven’t been approved in the U.S.  That’s why one Sioux Falls man and some Sanford doctors…

DTSF Kicking Off June With Block Party

First Friday Will Also Host First Block Party Of The Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Downtown Sioux Falls is kicking off June with their first block party of the summer! Brienne Maner, vice president with DTSF, says the event takes place in the 8th and Railroad Center parking lot located at 401 E 8th Street, from 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, June 2. The block party is a free event featuring live…

Pizza Delivery Person Robbed In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Police say a pizza delivery person was robbed on Monday night after making a delivery. Police say it happened near 19th Street and Duluth Avenue around 10:45 p.m. The delivery person was walking to their car when the suspect approached them, displayed a knife and demanded cash. He got away with an undisclosed amount of…