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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…

Judge To Hear Arguments On Dakota Access Pipeline Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)– A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is hearing arguments on whether to stop work on the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline until a legal battle with American Indian tribes is resolved. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux argue the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites. The tribes also say it threatens their freedom of religion,…

There Are No Losers In 10th Annual DDR Wiener Dog Races

The Sioux Falls Stampede is once again teaming with the Sioux Nation Pet Clinic and the Dakota Dachshund Rescue to host the 10th annual Wiener Dog Races this Saturday, February 18. Jim Olander with the Stampede came up with the idea after he saw a similar race online years back and decided to ask DDR if they’d be interested in…

Oroville Dam Causes Mass Evacuation in Northern California

DAMAGED SPILLWAY RISKS UNCONTROLLED FLOODING

Over 188,000 people in Northern California were ordered on Sunday night to evacuate to higher ground as the emergency spillway on the Oroville Dam is in danger of collapsing and unleashing uncontrolled flooding on surrounding towns. The dam is one of the largest in the nation, about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco. California’s National Guard plans to provide eight helicopters to…

Yankton Parole Violator Charged With Aggravated Assault On An Officer After Car Chase

YANKTON, S.D.–A Yankton parole absconder has been charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault on an officer, after a car chase crossed state lines. It happened just after 5 p.m. Thursday. The driver, James Lee Colman of Yankton, fled from the Yankton Police Department and was stopped in Lynch, Nebraska with police use of spike strips. Colman was charged with…

Fitness Friday: “Wine Down Yoga” at CPMFitness

Get it? “Wine Down” Yoga? It’s the best place to wind down and relax after a long week with some rejuvenating yoga and a glass of wine (or two!) with friends old and new. Chris and Annie Mello, owners and trainers at CPMFitness, will lead a group yoga session Friday, February 10 at the downtown CPM location at 111 S…

4th Annual “In Her Shoes” Breakfast Raises Over $14k For Dress For Success

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The fourth annual In Her Shoes women’s empowerment breakfast raised over $14,000 for Dress For Success Thursday morning. The annual breakfast is hosted by EmBe, but Dress For Success co-hosted this year after forming a partnership with EmBe in January 2016. Over 600 women and men attended the breakfast at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Guests heard…

Want Girl Scout Cookies? Here’s Where To Find Them

Girl Scout cookie season is in full swing, but the where and how you buy cookies has changed over the years. The girls still sell door to door, but there’s now an option to buy online while still contributing to the troop of your choice. Jessica Binkerd and Ann Gerberding, two of the moms of Sioux Falls Troop 40291, say…

Company Set To Finish Work On Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)– The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it plans to immediately resume construction on the long-stalled project. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Wednesday got final permission from the Army to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. The project had been delayed for months before President Donald Trump last month instructed…

Sex Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Sanford Surgeon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan says all charges against Dr. Jonathan Cohen have been dropped. Cohen, 36, was facing 21 charges including sex trafficking and child pornography. Police say the doctor met the teen on an online dating site, where the 16-year-old was posing as a 20-year-old. They say Cohen paid for the teen’s plane tickets…