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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…

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…

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…

Police: Mitchell Man Facing Manslaughter Charges In Death Investigation

MITCHELL, S.D. – Mitchell police say a 39-year-old man is facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 36-year-old woman overnight. Police say at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday night they received a 911 call requesting an ambulance at a residence located on the 900-block E. 3rd Avenue for a female who did not appear to be breathing. Responding Officers found…

US Agency Withdraws Rule Aimed At Protecting Animal Farmers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has killed a rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who raise chickens and hogs for the nation’s largest meat processors. The rule would have made it easier for farmers to sue companies they contract with over unfair or deceptive practices. It was rolled out in the final…

Saving Nathaniel’s Barber Shop

Fundraising started to help barber shop owner purchase building

SIOUX FALLS, S.D — They say, “When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.” Well, one Sioux Falls man says he gets to live that motto every single day. Nathaniel Anderson, the owner of Nathaniel’s Barber Shop in Sioux Falls says he’s found his calling cutting hair and giving straight razor shaves. “I had…

Effects Of K2: SF Couple Admitted To Smoking Synthetic Marijuana Before Leaving Baby Outside

The synthetic drug, known as K2, is in the spotlight after a Sioux Falls couple admitted to smoking the drug before allegedly leaving their baby outside overnight. We brought you the story two weeks ago: a 2-month-old baby boy found abandoned in a car seat outside of a Sioux Falls church. Police say he was wearing just a onesie, and…

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

State Lawmaker Looks to Make Changes to Marsy’s Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — This past November, 60 percent of South Dakota voters approved “Marsys Law.” The constitutional amendment expanded the rights of crime victims in the state. However, less than a year after its implementation, State House Speaker Mark Mickelson says the new law has several “unintended consequences.” So he’s presenting *new legislation to address those concerns. “I think…

Court Documents: Mother & Father Of Infant Left Outside Overnight Admitted To Smoking K2

Mother Of Baby Charged With Abuse, Neglect Following Father's Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The mother of the infant found abandoned outside of a Sioux Falls church overnight has now been charged. It comes after she admitted to police that she and the child’s father had been smoking K2. Twenty-eight-year-old Mary Louise Jennesse is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. An employee at Faith Family Church found the 2-month-old boy…

City Officials: Ride Sharing Company ‘Lyft’ En Route To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Hailing a cab with the press of a button could soon become a reality in Sioux Falls. A ride sharing company has taken the first step necessary to operate in South Dakota. The Department of Revenue confirmed Monday that they’ve issued a state sales tax license to Lyft. “It gives you a big city feel,” said Sioux…

Fire Departments Offer Condolences To Family of Fallen Presho Fire Chief

PRESHO, S.D. — Several South Dakota fire departments are sending their condolences this evening after the loss of a South Dakota fire chief. Yankton Fire writes their thoughts and prayers are with the family of Presho Fire Chief Don Manger. They say manger passed away over the weekend while battling a structure fire. The Blunt Rural Fire Department also offered…

Purrs & Pumpkins: Discounted Cats During October

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The summer is a busy season for animal shelters, and with an abundance of four legged pals this fall the local humane society has a deal for all the cat lovers. Purrs & Pumpkins is a cat adoption initiative that offers certain cats for $25 instead of the usual $65-$85. Meghan McNeill is with the society…

LifeScape Pancake Benefit Draws Thousands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Nearly 4,000 community members gathered for LifeScape’s 26th Annual Pancake Benefit. The independent non-profit organization serves adults and children with disabilities. LifeScape’s Jessica Wells says their goal is to reach more than $90,000. All proceeds benefit LifeScape and Wells says that there’s a pressing new need this year. “There was a reinterpretation of their federal funding…

Minnesota’s Pheasant Season Opener Proves For a Difficult Hunt

MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) – The seventh annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunt proved to be difficult for hunters in the Marshall area. Department of Natural Resources officials say 153 hunters harvested 28 roosters during the Saturday morning event. The hunting parties of Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith did not take any pheasants. Marshall was selected for the opener…