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Update: Sioux Falls Police Still Searching For One of Two Runaway Girls

Left: Council MohamedRight: Mearjock MohamedCourtesy: Sioux Falls Police Dept. UPDATE 10:30 a.m. : Police say Mearjock Mohamed has been found and returned to her family. Police continue to search for Council and is not considered to be endangered. Standard protocol is being followed by police to locate her.   ORIGINAL STORY: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls Police are asking…

Lyft Submits Permit To Operate In Sioux Falls

­­­­The ride-hailing service Lyft has taken the next step to launch in Sioux Falls. Lyft confirms it submitted a permit Thursday to the city to operate in Sioux Falls.  In a statement, a Lyft spokesperson tells KDLT News that they look forward to launching “soon.”  Three days ago, city officials announced that Lyft received its state sales tax license.

Two Drivers Killed In Head-On Crash Near Sisseton

ROBERTS COUNTY, SD – Two women were killed in a head-on crash Thursday morning in northeastern South Dakota. Highway Patrol says a GMC Sierra pickup was heading east on Highway 10 a few miles east of Sisseton when it crossed the center line and hit a Dodge Caravan going the other way.  Both drivers died at the scene.  The driver…

3 Sioux Falls Students Named To U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

1/3 Samuel Konezem Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Nathaniel Pekas Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Matthew Morgan Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three Sioux Falls students have been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. The students are Samuel Konsem and Matthew Morgan from Roosevelt High School and Nathaniel Pekas from O’Gorman High School. The announcements…

Iowa Parents Charged In Death Of Malnourished Toddler

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) – Iowa officials say two southeastern Iowa parents have been arrested and charged in the death last year of their severely malnourished toddler. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says in a news release that 29-year-old Ambrashia Chrzan and 36-year-old Anthony McCoy, both of Riverside, were arrested Thursday. They are charged in Washington County with child endangerment…

City Welcomes Hunters From All Over As Pheasant Season Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hunters from across the country are passing through Sioux Falls as pheasant season kicks off in South Dakota. Today the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau and several local businesses rolled out the red carpet for hunters arriving at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport this afternoon. For more than 20 years the CVB has been hosting…

More Stores Open For Business At Lake Lorraine In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More stores are open for business at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls. Marshalls, Homegoods, Carters and OshKosh B’Gosh all opened their doors to customers this morning. Shopping hours run until 10 p.m. tonight. These stores join Sioux Falls Cryo, which opened Monday and Ross Dress for Less, Hobby Lobby and Smallcakes Cupcakery which opened earlier this…

AG: Deputy Involved Shooting In Sioux Falls Justified

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Minnehaha County Deputy Taylor Court was justified in the shooting of a man while responding to a domestic assault call last month. Deputy court responded to the call at a trailer park home on North Cliff Avenue in the early morning hours on September 23rd. A sheriff’s office report says…

US: Laptops In Checked Bags Pose Fire, Explosion Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, cellphones and other devices overheat in…

Lawsuit Challenges DeVos’ Guidance On Campus Sexual Assault

BOSTON (AP) – A national women’s rights group is challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new guidance on investigating campus sexual assault. The organization Equal Means Equal and three women who say they were assaulted in college filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Boston alleging the rules violate civil rights laws. On Sept. 22, DeVos scrapped President Barack Obama-era rules and…

State Fair Attendance Up Slightly, Highest Since 1996

HURON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State Fair organizers say attendance at this year’s five-day event was up slightly from last year and was the highest since 1996 when the fair was seven days. Fair manager Peggy Besch says nearly 212,000 people visited this year, with nearly 2,000 campers. Besch says a solid grandstand lineup and an increased number of…

Pipeline Protest Charges Dismissed Against Journalist

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Obstruction and disorderly conduct charges have been dismissed against a photo journalist covering the Dakota Access Pipeline protest last year. Sara Lafleur-Vetter was working for The Guardian, a London-based news outlet, when she was arrested Oct. 22 with 140 other people at the pipeline easement near state Highway 1806. Defense attorney Amanda Harris argued there was…

Someone You Should Know: The Main Man of Badger, South Dakota

BADGER, S.D. – Badger, South Dakota is a small town just north of Arlington. It’s not much bigger than a square mile– with a population of just 130. And for everyone who lives there, Myron Andersen is a name they know quite well. “Well, it’s my birthday today, 80 years old,” said Andersen, South Dakota’s longest-serving mayor. “Young, I guess…

Tom Brokaw Returns To USD For Presentation

Brokaw: "It's very moving coming back to this University"

VERMILLION, S.D. – A University of South Dakota legend returned to Vermillion Wednesday night. The Yankton native with experience reporting on the Watergate scandal, and who’s interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a presentation to an excited crowd. Welcomed with a standing ovation, Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spoke at his Alma Mater. “It’s not just gratifying, but…

City Council On Mission To Get To Bottom Of Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Panels

Request For Proposals For Independent Contractor Sent Out Wednesday

The Sioux Falls City Council is on a mission to get to the bottom of the flawed metal panels on the outside of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. They’re looking for an independent contractor to find out if the panels are actually doing their job. The request for proposals went out Wednesday. From the beginning, people have questioned how it…

States Ask US Court To Keep Up Health Subsidies Cut By Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The monthly payments would normally be scheduled to go out Friday. The states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra,…