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Volunteers Needed For Annual Statewide Homeless Count

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, volunteers across South Dakota brave the January cold to help learn more about the state’s homeless population. Stacey Tieszen, from the Homeless Advisory Board in Minnehaha County tells us about this annual project. Please contact the correct individuals in your area for more information on training and organization plans for communities. Sioux Falls Contact: Stacey…

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — When the PREMIER Center was first built, some thought it was part of the design, but the siding on the building wasn’t supposed to be wavy, it was designed to be flat. The Sioux Falls City Council is clearing up confusion about the siding on the more than 100-million dollar building. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center was…

Brandon Fills Empty Seat On City Council

BRANDON, S.D. – Controversy is brewing in Brandon- after a packed city council meeting Tuesday night. Recently, a Brandon City Council member resigned for health reasons.  Three residents were vying for the open seat in the city’s 3rd ward. Chuck Parsons, James Starzl, and Tim Wakefield Junior applied for the position.  Bryan Read, the city administrator, says the council chose the…

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to “Minneapolis Miracle” Game

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to "Minneapolis Miracle" Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Miracles happen every day, but rarely for professional sports teams in Minnesota. It’s for that reason that more than 24 hours later fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the “Minneapolis Miracle.” KDLT’s Nicole Griffith was at the game, and she has the best of the best Sioux Empire fan reactions. “My dad swore a…

Sioux Falls Family Shares Special Connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Monday is Martin Luther King Junior Day, a nationally recognized holiday that celebrates the historic civil rights activist that spoke out against racial discrimination. In 1961, his mission for equity led him here to Sioux Falls. It was a night Emma Armstrong would never forget. Armstrong and some other family members gathered at St. John Baptist…

Dangerous ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ Trending Among Teens

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Tide detergent pods have run into issues in the past because of their colorful packaging, which looks similar to candy. Kids ended up eating them, so Tide fixed that issue by changing their packaging to child guard containers. Now it’s teens that parents need to worry about. Eating detergent pods has turned into a joke as pictures and…

Sioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “Why not make a beer to tribute to the team that I’ve watched through all of the tears and all the joy and everything in between,” says Remedy Brewing Co-Owner and Chief Science Officer Tyler Jepperson. Remedy Brewing Company in downtown Sioux Falls unveiled their newest beer to the public the day the Minnesota Vikings face off…

Car Washes Affected By Cold Weather

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the cold weather coming through Sioux Falls this winter season, and this upcoming week, car washes have seen an inconsistent line of business. Car washes will see an influx of cars coming their way after snowstorms and once the roads clear up. That’s usually the time people will want to get their car rinsed off from…

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Makes Largest Single Donation Ever to San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO, CA (From The San Diego Zoo:) – Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford announced that he is making a $30 million donation—the largest single gift the San Diego Zoo has ever received. This generous gift will go toward the estimated $69 million cost of constructing a brand-new, completely reimagined children’s zoo, to be named The Sanford Children’s Zoo. “This project…

Sioux Falls Man Wanted on Child Pornography Charges Arrested in Nashville

NASHVILLE, T.N. – For more than two months, Michel Lloyd Smith, a 27-year-old man from Sioux Falls, has been on the run from police. On Wednesday, the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department arrested Smith at a Home Depot in Nashville, Tennessee.   He’s accused of exchanging nude photos and graphic messages with a 13-year-old girl over Facebook. According to court documents…

Police, SWAT Surround Townhome In Connection With Double Homicide Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police have arrested four people after police and SWAT were called to a townhome in southeastern Sioux Falls. Police say they received a tip that Manuel Frias, a double homicide suspect, may be hiding in a townhome located on 54th Street and Dubuque Avenue. When police arrived two people were leaving the townhome and…

How Governor’s Proposals Could Spark Growth of South Dakota Breweries

YANKTON, S.D. – Less than two minutes of the Governor’s State of the State address Tuesday addressed micro-breweries in South Dakota. The Governor says he plans to “peel back red tape” in the industry to allow home-grown breweries to expand. Now some area beer makers say those two minutes could dramatically change their businesses for years to come. “Our most…

Two Brandon Valley Students Expelled For Bringing Handgun To School

Two Brandon Valley Students Expelled For Bringing Handgun To School

BRANDON, S.D. -Brandon Valley High School was put under stress after going into a lockdown in December. Thankfully no one was hurt, but what’s next for those who prompted the lockdown? Two Brandon Valley High School students have been expelled for bringing an unloaded handgun and knives to school on December 19th. The decision came during an executive session of…

Medicaid, Workforce Development, Non-Meandering Waters Among Governor’s 2018 Issues

PIERRE, S.D. – Lawmakers convened in Pierre Tuesday to kick off the 2018 Legislative Session. Governor Dennis Daugaard addressed lawmakers in the house and senate for his final State of the State speech. “Before us comes so many issues. Deferred maintenance, highways, criminal justice, teacher pay that can’t be solved in one year, but a start must be made,” said…

Arrest Made In Double Murder Case

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Police arrested a teenage suspect in a Sioux Falls double murder investigation, after she contacted law enforcement. 19-year-old Crystal Habben was taken into custody in Mitchell and brought to the jail in Sioux Falls. She’s facing charges of concealing a homicide and first degree attempted robbery. According to prosecutors, she set up the drug deal which turned…

Belle Fourche City Servers Hacked; No Data Compromised

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – City officials in Belle Fourche don’t believe any sensitive information was compromised when city servers were hacked. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the attack happened Thursday. Officials believe it originated in Russia and Nigeria. Payroll and human resources clerk Nora Erhart says the hackers locked city staff out of their computers, but officials don’t…

Irving Jumping Eagle Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison For Stabbing Wife to Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Minnehaha County judge sentenced Irving Jumping Eagle to 100 years behind bars for the fatal stabbing of his wife Alicia last year. KDLT’s Allison Royal was inside the courtroom where the father and veteran took the stand on Monday. “Justice was served,” said Katie Lovstad, Alicia’s sister. “The states did an awesome job.” “We’re just…