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Jury Deliberating Murder Case

On Tuesday, both the prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments to the jury at the Minnehaha Courthouse. Alex Wittenberg is facing one count of second degree murder and three counts of manslaughter for the fatal November 2016 Dell Rapids shooting of Jon Puttmann. KDLT has been following the trial closely in the courtroom. The closing arguments cleared up some…

Warning Signs for Parents In Teens’ Text Messages

Importance of Parents Knowing What Kids Do On Their Cell Phones

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An 18-year-old Sioux Falls man is behind bars. He’s accused of sending sexually-explicit text messages to a 14-year-old girl. According to police– had the situation escalated and words turned into actions– he may have faced more severe charges like sexual contact or statutory rape. The girl’s father stepped in after discovering the messages– and contacted law enforcement….

New Ambulance Services Come to Harrisburg and Tea

HARRISBURG, S.D.  – Every minute counts when an ambulance is racing to save a patient’s life. Thanks to a new ambulance provider in Harrisburg, the response time should be a lot faster. Paramedics Plus cut the ribbon to a new facility on Friday. They’re expanding their Sioux Falls operation to Harrisburg. The communities of Harrisburg and Tea are growing in population,…

House Panel Investigating Sex Abuse In Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun an investigation of sexual abuse in organized sports. Committee leaders from both political parties have sent letters to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics seeking information about how they handled sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The letters follow the…

Lawmaker Pay Raise Plan Advances To South Dakota Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a measure that would ask voters to give state legislators a significant pay raise. The chamber voted 38-26 Thursday to advance the proposal to the state Senate. Top lawmakers are sponsoring the measure that would set legislators’ salaries at one-fifth of the South Dakota median household income. U.S. Census numbers…

Nyberg Twins Are Still Busy With Super Bowl Prep

Nyberg Twins Are Still Busy With Super Bowl Prep

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Super Bowl 52 is less than two weeks away, and for fans in the area the Minnesota Vikings loss might have taken some air out of their sails. Although the purple and gold won’t be playing in their home stadium two of their biggest cheerleaders, the Nyberg twins from Sioux Falls, will still be busy with…

New Management Company Hopes to Optimize Golfer Experience at City Courses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three city-owned golf courses are now under new management. As of Monday, Landscapes Unlimited has officially taken over operations from Dakota Golf Management. “We’re excited to be a part of the Sioux Falls company and the Sioux Falls city here,” said Dustin Newman, Transitional Manager for Landscapes Management Company. Landscapes is now managing Kuehn, Elmwood, and…

Zenner Continues To Balance Medical Field and NFL

Zenner Continues To Balance Medical Field and NFL

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A former South Dakota State football standout has had early success playing in the NFL, but he’s also working on another career path- this one in medicine. Zach Zenner was in Sioux Falls today to speak with scientists at Sanford’s Imagenetics lab. Zenner just finished his 3rd year playing professional football where he’s scored 5 touchdowns overall….

Top Gymnastics Board Members Resign In Wake Of Abuse Case

The chairman, vice chairman and treasurer of USA Gymnastics have resigned. Paul Parilla, Jay Binder and Bitsy Kelly announced they were stepping down Monday after calls for their ouster by gymnasts who have testified they were abused by ex USAG sports doctor Larry Nassar, whose sentencing hearing continues this week in Michigan. Former Olympians and dozens of others have testified…

What It’s Like Being An Eagles Fan In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “I know I’m definitely not alone, there are Eagle fans out here.  More so in North Dakota now than South Dakota, but there’s some in Sioux Falls,” says Co-Pastor Don Vanderlip. Vanderlip is a Co-Pastor at the Flandreau United Methodist Church and the Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Originally from Philadelphia, Vanderlip came to…

Sole Sioux Falls Curling Club

SIOUX FALLS, SD- There are 17 days to go until the 2018 Olympic Winter Games kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but you don’t have to wait for the start of the games to see or try a number of the winter sports that are showcased. Curling is one example. The Sioux Falls Curling organization hosts a variety of events to…

Dakota Spirit Hosts 17th Annual Valentines Classic

Sioux Falls, S.D.- A local cheer competition is bringing out big crowds in Sioux Falls this weekend. The Dakota Spirit Cheer Leading program hosted the 17th annual Valentines Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. The first day of competition included dance teams as well as solo and duet performances, the second day included cheer teams. Dakota Cheer officials say this is…

Federal Government Shutdown Prompts Furloughs at Ellsworth Air Force Base

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The federal government shutdown means furloughs for hundreds of civilian employees at Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota. The U.S. Air Force says the shutdown requires a furlough for about 500 civilians at Ellsworth, starting Saturday. A news release says civilians will report to work Monday following their normal duty hours and receive…

Retiring Sheriff Dennis Johnson Talks Life Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement

CANTON, S.D. – Dennis Johnson is a South Dakota symbol, a sheriff that’s been keeping South Dakota safe for 41 years. Now, he tells KDLT he’ll retire soon. Many Canton and Lennox residents are still haunted by the name Gary Mulder, the man who killed his ex-wife’s boyfriend in 2005. Sheriff Johnson recalls getting the phone call that authorities picked…