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COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augustana Edges Top Seeded Florida Southern

Vikings Win 50th Game Of The Season And Remain Unbeaten With 6-5 Victory

CARY, N.C.  —   Augustana’s 50th win of the 2018 season was their wildest, and most important, one of them all. Fueled by mistakes by top seed Florida Southern, the Vikings built a 5-0 lead through two innings and held off the Mocs rally to win 6-5 at the College World Series on Sunday night in Cary, North Carolina. Augustana (50-9)…

New Horse-drawn Museum Opens in Volga

VOLGA S.D.- A farmer from Brookings County had a passion for the old ways of farming, with horse-drawn machinery. His dream was to build a place to showcase the old tools that he worked hard to preserve.  He died in 2015, but a museum with his machinery did open today in Volga, in his name, so that his legacy could…

Custer Authorities Investigating Vandalism to Popular Black Hills “Poet’s Table”

CUSTER, S.D. – The Custer County Sheriff’s Office and Custer State Park law enforcement were notified Sunday morning about social media posts regarding Poet’s Table being damaged and stolen. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday afternoon the suspects have been identified. However a few hours later, the agency reported the suspects had not yet been identified, and apologized for…

STEM Event Inspires Girls to Take Apart Electronics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-May 26th was the second annual Girls Breaker Day. It’s an event designed to expose girls to activities centered around STEM or science, technology, engineering and math. “A couple years ago my daughter was taking things apart at home and she thought it was really neat and I thought well I bet a lot of girls don’t have…

Animal Control Warns of Hot Car Dangers for Pets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-From April 1st to May 25th there have been 45 calls made to animal control about pets left in cars. These next couple months it’s going to get even hotter. They want to remind pet owners not to leave their furry friends in vehicles. “When animals get in temperatures that are highly elevated in even up to the…

Prosecution Says Alcohol Was a Factor In Fatal Hit-And-Run

CANTON, S.D. – A mourning family is beginning to get answers. Authorities arrested Christian Dixon, a 21-year-old Sioux Falls man, after a 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs was killed in a hit-and-run Wednesday night near Worthing. Dixon appeared in court for the first time to face first degree manslaughter charges.  KDLT’s Allison Royal was in the Lincoln County courtroom on Friday afternoon. Dixon…

South Dakota Tourism Officials Target Chinese Travelers

SOUTH DAKOTA – South Dakota tourism officials are targeting a foreign country with a big appetite for international travel. State officials are working with a marketing company in China to try to attract the millions of Chinese tourists who come to the United States each year. In 2016, nearly three million Chinese residents visited the US, the third largest number…

St. Michael’s Students Place Flags to Honor Veterans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Memorial Day weekend is a time to thank and pay respects to past, and present veterans. 6th graders from St. Michael’s School helped place American flags at the grave stones of veterans today. This was the sixth year St. Michael’s has partnered with the VFW. Memorial Day always brings heavy traffic, and this act of service…

Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 21-year-old Sioux Falls resident Christian Dixon made his first court appearance on Friday. He is being charged in the fatal hit-and-run that killed 34-year-old Tessa Jacobs from Worthing. A prosecutor for the state said that Dixon admitted to consuming alcohol before entering his truck on Wednesday. Dixon is facing a class c felony charge with no…

Dusty Johnson leads in Republican House primary fundraising

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota congressional candidate Dusty Johnson has outraised his two Republican primary opponents and has a big banked cash advantage as the June election nears. Federal campaign finance reports filed this week show Johnson, a former public utilities commissioner, raised about $70,000 from April 1 through May 16, and he ended the period with more…

Florida man pleads guilty in fatal South Dakota crash

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A Florida man has pleaded guilty in a crash in South Dakota last November that killed a woman. Authorities say 24-year-old Cedric Beauvil, of Miami, was driving a semitrailer that failed to stop at a highway intersection in Beadle County and crashed into a pickup truck driven by 18-year-old Kennedy Tomsha, of Tulare. Tomsha died at…

Pine Ridge Mother Sentenced After Toddlers Found Emaciated

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The mother of two toddlers found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after violating probation. Thirty-five-year-old Darcel Featherman recently admitted to possessing methamphetamine in March. In addition to having her federal probation revoked, Featherman also faces drug charges in state court. Her daughters live…

Watertown Woman Given Jail Time, Fine for Elder Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. – A Watertown woman has been ordered to serve about two months in jail and pay nearly $26,000 in restitution in an elder financial abuse case. The attorney general’s office says 60-year-old Barbara Lingenfelter used her mother’s assets for personal gain and failed to provide for her mother’s nursing care while having power of attorney. Lingenfelter pleaded guilty…