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Neighbors Shocked, Police Frustrated After Monday Homicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 18-year-old man from Sioux Falls is facing murder charges in Lincoln County, after police say an argument over drugs turned deadly. Dylan Holler is accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old at a park on the city’s southwest side. While residents in the area are shocked something like this would happen in their quiet neighborhood, police…

Sioux Falls Teen Shot, Killed Monday Night

18-Year-Old In Custody Facing First Degree Murder Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — At around 11 Monday night, police were called the Bakker Park for reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy lying on the ground who had been shot in the chest. The teen was rushed to the hospital where he died a little before midnight. Investigators say before the shooting, the victim…

Harrisburg Company ‘Repairable Vehicles’ Car Wins Nascar Xfinity Race

HARRISBURG, S.D. – A Sioux Empire-based company received some national exposure this weekend. 33-year-old Jeremy Clements won the Johnsonville 180 race that aired right here on KDLT yesterday. Clements crossed the finish line in a Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Repairablevehicles.com. Owner Brad Meyer says just 12 days before the race, the car was completely totaled. Meyer says the fact that…

Drones, Self-Driving Cars Featured In 2nd Annual S.D. Technology Showcase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Cyber security tech, drones and even self-driving cars were featured today for the second annual South Dakota Technology Showcase at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The conference brought together experts on issues ranging from cyber crime to Ag-technology. Senator John Thune also attended with a presentation on tech-related legislation. Event organizer Cheryl Riley says the event…

Veterans Return Home From Midwest Honor Flight

SIOUX FALLS – Eighty-five veterans from South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota boarded a plane Tuesday for a trip that brought them full circle. The group left Sioux Falls Regional Airport at 6 a.m. for the “Midwest Honor Flight.” The flight took the former service members to Washington, D.C. to visit war memorials built in their honor. The group visited Arlington…

5,700 Backpacks Full of School Supplies Handed out by Project SOS

The free giveaway was hosted at Whittier Middle School and sponsored by Project SOS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- More than 5,000 kids will be heading back to school this year with brand new backpacks they received for free Saturday from Project SOS. The free giveaway was hosted at Whittier Middle School and sponsored by Project SOS. Volunteers packed and handed out 5,700 backpacks filled with school supplies. Supplies are collected all summer at several locations…

Charlottesville Protest Puts Focus On Confederate Monuments

Several Cities Have Removed Or Replaced Statues And Monuments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The reaction to the Charlottesville, Virginia protest continues to make waves. Following President Donald Trump’s press conference Tuesday, the response has centered all attention on Confederacy memorials and statues. Several cities around the country, including Baltimore, Los Angeles and Orlando have removed similar statues and monuments. President Trump tweeted it is “sad” to see the monuments…

SF School District To Hold Public Input Meetings On Overcapacity Issues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As the 2017-2018 school year is starting to kick into gear the Sioux Falls School District is once again taking a look at overcrowding issues within the district. The district’s student population continues to grow each year and there are currently more than 23,000 students enrolled. Superintendent Brian Maher says the district is coming to crossroads…

Major Construction Planned For Western Sioux Falls

Rural road to be transformed by summer 2019

The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Department is getting a plan in place to change a two-mile stretch of Ellis Road. The city hosted an open house Wednesday evening to meet with residents and answer questions.  According to city officials, the design is not yet complete.  But, when all is said and done the project will change the two-lane…

South Dakota Insurers Urge Trump To Make Health Law Payments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health plan officials say South Dakota residents who buy individual coverage are facing potential premium hikes next year that could grow if President Donald Trump stops payments that reimburse insurers. Avera Health Plans has requested an average 20 percent rate hike and Sanford Health Plan has asked for an average 7.5 percent rate increase for 2018….

Hundreds Of Local Women Unite To Fund Mental Health Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Sioux Empire United Way is using their annual WomenUnite Event to fund mental health programs for children in public schools. For 12 years, this event has been connecting women with causes in their communities. This year, the event will address mental health needs for local students. The WomenUnite luncheon will be on Wednesday, August 16 from 11:30 a.m….

Reaction Piles In After Sioux Falls Little League Advances

Squad Becomes First Sioux Falls Team To Go To Little League World Series

Sioux Falls Little League Watch PartySIOUX FALLS, S.D. — In their inaugural season, the Sioux Falls Little League team is entering the baseball world. With their 6-0 win over Webb City (MO) in the Midwest Regional Tournament, they head to Williamsport, PA for the Little League World Series They are the first team from Sioux Falls to go to the…

Recent Rain Provides Drought Relief

Statewide Drought Conditions Decreased Six Percent In The Last Week

MITCHELL, S.D. — South Dakota is feeling some relief thanks to some recent rain. The drought across the state is starting to improve. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor reports that there was a six percent decrease in dry conditions. 91.8 percent of the state in under some form of drought condition, as opposed to 97.2 percent last week. Farmer…

‘You And Me Make Glee’ Gives Performers Confidence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- An interpretive dance performance by a local non-profit is giving people of all abilities a creative outlet and the opportunity to build confidence. LifeScape’s mission is to empower people living with disabilities. Their “You and Me Make Glee” dance performance will feature 30 performers who benefit from LifeScape’s programs and services. The show will begin at 7 p.m….