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Tribal Council Favors Asking Pipeline Protesters To Leave

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP)– The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council is supporting the district of Cannon Ball’s wish that all Dakota Access pipeline protesters leave the area. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the resolution was passed by the full council Friday. It applies to all three protest camps in North Dakota. Cody Two Bears is the Cannon Ball district representative…

Rapid City Postal Worker Convicted Of Embezzlement, Theft

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP)– A federal jury in South Dakota has convicted a postal worker from Rapid City of mail embezzlement and theft. Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Newman was found guilty on seven counts. Authorities say he stole mail that contained U.S. currency, gift cards and other items of value. The thefts allegedly occurred between January and March of 2015. Newman faces…

Rapid City Sees Record Year For Value Of Building Permits

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP)– Rapid City issued building permits worth a record value during 2016 and further growth this year probably will depend on commercial developers. Dale Tech, interim director for the city’s Community Planning and Development Services office, tells the Rapid City Journal the city has potential to have another strong year in development. In 2016, the city issued…

ONLY ON KDLT: Firefighters Donate Van to Veteran In Need

SFFR donates van with "Step Up For Heroes" proceeds

Sioux Falls firefighters recently went above and beyond to help a veteran in need. Friday afternoon, the Sioux Falls Firefighters Association donated a van to a U.S. Army medic who served overseas.  The woman, who lives in Sioux Falls, but wished to remain anonymous, has health issues stemming from an infection she got during a medical procedure.  Her car was…

Dear Mr. President…

With the New President Sworn In, What Would You Say To Him?

If Donald Trump was standing in front of you and you could say anything, what would you say? Would you give him advice for the next four years or would you give him a piece of your mind? For some the answer may come easy… for others, not so much. KDLT News asked people in downtown Sioux Falls what they’d…

Monster Jam Takes Over The Premier Center This Weekend

It’s billed as the biggest show on four wheels. Monster Jam takes over the Denny Sanford Premier Center this weekend. Catch a fleet of monster trucks rip around the arena in an energizing performance! There will be three performance, Friday, January 20 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. A special Pit Party will…

Working With Da Vinci To Be Better Surgeons

  With three to four arms, small pincers and a high definition camera, this machine looks like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s actually helping doctors save patients lives and Thursday afternoon, students at O’Gorman High School got a hands on experience, using this machine. “The way you move it, it’s so smooth that it’s like easy…

Identity Theft Causing Concern For Tax Season

Authorities See Increase In Scams, Fraud During This Time Of Year

For tax experts, the primary concern of the 2017 season is identity theft. Timothy Ness, Owner of Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service in Sioux Falls, said being an early bird can protect your finances. “The IRS is encouraging people to come in early so they can get those social security numbers through their system so nobody else files a return…

Career Corner: Setting Workplace Resolutions

The New Year is all about setting goals, but sometimes in the midst of our fitness goals, volunteering goals, and others, we tend to forget about setting goals for the place in which we spend the most time– the workplace. Russ Hovendick, president of Client Staffing Solutions, Inc., says he first and foremost recommends everyone review their résumé whether they’re…

From Mitchell To Uganda

DWU Students Work With Villages In Community Development

  For a handful of students at Dakota Wesleyan, their winter break was spent thousands of miles away… not on a vacation but on a special mission trip to Uganda.  For some, it was their first time leaving the country, for others it was not… but for all, it was an experience that they’ll cherish forever. “I… cried a little…

Drone Registration Exemption Flies Through Senate Committee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota drone enthusiasts may be able to skip some expense and paperwork under a bill that flew through its first legislative test. The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the full chamber a bill that would exempt some unmanned aircraft from state registration requirements. The measure introduced at the request of the state…

LifeScape Presents “Space School Musical” With Actors Of All Abilities

It’s a story we’re all familiar with: being a student trying to finish their science project before the deadline. A new musical presented by LifeScape is taking that story to the final frontier in the “Space School Musical.” It premiers on Augustana’s campus on January 27. Jamie Richardson, with LifeScape’s Center for the Arts, says this is the fifth year…