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Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales Up For Debate

Bill Looking To Undo Ban Passes House, Heads To Senate Next

On Monday, lawmakers in the Minnesota House voted to get rid of the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. It goes to a Senate committee Wednesday. The restriction has been in place for 159 years since Minnesota became a state in 1858. Marshall Resident and Extra Innings at the Varsity Pub Owner Mike Sweetman supports the move to eliminate the…

Baby Barre: The Ultimate New Mommy Workout

Believe it or not, there’s a workout designed to help new moms and dads stay in shape while they bond with their babies. It’s called Baby Barre at Santosha Hot Yoga in Sioux Falls and it’s taught by new mom, Rachael Halgerson. Halgerson says it’s still a really thorough workout, even though there are babies there! She says the class, like…

Rapid City Police could have body cameras next summer

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP)– Officers with the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office could be outfitted by body cameras by next summer. The two agencies applied last week for a U.S. Department of Justice grant that would help pay for the video recording tools. The agencies should know by late summer or early fall whether the…

More Teachers Retiring than Recruited

More than 30 percent of South Dakota's full-time educators are at least 51

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Statistics from the South Dakota Department of Education show that the state’s teachers are nearing retirement at a faster pace than first-year teachers are being recruited. Some educators are wondering if the South Dakota Legislature’s 2016 move to boost teacher pay came soon enough. Last year, lawmakers passed a 0.5 percent sales tax increase in hopes…

An “Uncertain Future” Awaits Minnesota Vikings’ New Stadium

Two top officials out while the state gears up to host the 2018 Super Bowl

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An uncertain future awaits the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority’s use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials. Michele Kelm-Helgen and Ted Mondale resigned from the Minnesota Sports Facilitates Authority on Thursday, months after the use of suites was first revealed in November. The resignations…

“Thank You:” Anonymous Letter Sent to Sioux Falls Coffee Shop

There's no return address, or any indication who the letter is from

SIOUX FALLS, S.D- Sending personal letters via snail mail has almost become a thing of the past. However, a Sioux Falls coffee shop got an anonymous note in the mail this week that may just have them sending a few more. The letter was from something called “The Letter Project.” A venture by an anonymous writer to let community members…

South Dakota vehicle fatality rate again among lowest in the nation

PIERRE, S.D.– South Dakota had the nation’s fourth lowest motor vehicle fatality rate in 2016, according to a national organization. The National Safety Council says in its annual report released this week that the number of motor-vehicle deaths in the United States during 2016 totaled 40,200, an increase of 6 percent. But South Dakota’s 116 traffic fatalities was a decrease…

Tea Elementary Students Donate Over 200 Blankets

TEA – This week, students at Legacy Elementary School in Tea teamed up with the Furniture Mission of South Dakota to make 220 fleece blankets to donate to people in need. This morning the school held an assembly for the students so they could see the finished product and learn about how the blankets will help people. One teacher at…

Lawmakers roll back bill to control refugee resettlements

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)– South Dakota lawmakers have neutered a measure that would have required the Legislature’s approval for refugee resettlements in South Dakota. A Senate committee Wednesday approved changes that simply would require private refugee resettlement agencies to provide an annual report to the governor and Legislature. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to send the bill to the floor….

$138,000+ Dakota Cash Jackpot won in Canton

PIERRE, S.D.–A single ticket sold in Canton hit the $138,779 Dakota Cash jackpot for the Feb. 15, 2017 drawing. The lucky ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers; the odds of winning the top prize in Dakota Cash are 1:324,632. Winning numbers are 7, 13, 16, 26 and 29. The holder of the ticket is advised to sign the back of it immediately…

Spring Fever Market opens up as first craft show of the season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– It’s the first big handmade craft show of the year. The Spring Fever Market opens up this weekend at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.  All the items are made right here in our communities. You’ll find clothes, items for the home, and so much more! Jessica Bicknese and Katie Bukrey are two of the organizers of the…

South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation “Prime Time Gala” Brings The Beef

The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Prime Time Gala to raise money to provide beef food-insecure families across the state. It’s part of an ongoing partnership the foundation has with Feeding South Dakota. In true cowboy fashion, it’s go big or go home, so the event is a huge country music concert along with a special…

American Red Cross Stresses Working Smoke Alarms

Home Of Woman Killed In Sunday Fire Did Not Have Alarm Present

Last Sunday, Karanne Kaye Miller, 64, was killed in her home in Sioux Falls during a fire. It was the first fire-related death in Sioux Falls since 2013. When crews arrived, they only saw small flames. The home itself, however, was filled with smoke. Fire crews say there was no smoke alarm in the home. Eastern South Dakota Red Cross…

Decades of Love and Still Going Strong

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- All across the world, many couples are celebrating Valentine’s Day; but every day is Valentine’s Day for a few special couples in the Sioux empire. Here at Washington Crossing Senior home, they may be no Valentine’s Day decorations, but for these three couples, each day they are together is valentines. For Beryl and Dick Olson, their love story…

Healthy and Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats

RECIPES BY THE FIT CHIC ANNIE MELLO

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean we can’t keep our snacks healthy! The Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some of her favorite recipes for eating smart and impressing your sweetheart today. Chocolate-filled Berries Pair your favorite fresh berry (Ahtra and Sarah love strawberries!) with a healthy spin on chocolate! Ingredients 1 pint fresh raspberries…

Spring Fashion Trends With Chelsea’s Boutique

We’re already halfway through February and spring will be here before we know it. Of course, one of the best parts of spring is the fashion! Chelsea’s Boutique in Sioux Falls is launching some hot new pieces for spring to help give your wardrobe a makeover. Of course, what’s a good wardrobe without killer shoes? Chelsea Tracy from Chelsea’s Boutique says…

“Your Best You” Development Series For Women

Sioux Falls Business and Professional Women is presenting a series of classes aimed at helping women live up to their potential in the workplace and in their personal lives. The “Your Best You” series aims at helping women make more confident decisions and be more resilient through change at work. There are two more classes left in the five-part series, one…