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Monday Classes Canceled at The University of South Dakota-Vermillion Campus

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota-Vermillion has canceled classes and events for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, due to the snow storm. The USD Vermillion campus remains open. Non-instructional personnel should use their own best judgment on whether to report for work. All employees should submit their time sheets by 10 a.m. Monday. At this time the university expects…

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…

Hutchinson County Courthouse Dilemma Bring Lawsuit

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) – County commissioners in southeast South Dakota may face a lawsuit over a proposed courthouse. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Hutchinson County commissioners passed a construction resolution Tuesday for a $4.5 million courthouse in Olivet. The current courthouse was built in 1881, making it the oldest still in use in South Dakota. But Menno…

23-Year-Old Woman Killed in Crash Near Sisseton

SISSETON, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Sisseton. Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the road and eventually rolled. The 23-year-old female passenger was ejected…

Sioux Falls Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: At approximately 11:55 p.m. on Friday January 19th, 2018 officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to an armed robbery that occurred at a local business in the area of W 46th St and S. Western Ave. When the officers arrived on scene an employee told them that an individual entered the establishment with his…

Three Face Charges in Major Sioux Falls Meth Bust

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three people are facing drug charges after what police are calling a “major meth bust” in Sioux Falls this week. Authorities say the bust comes after a four-month-long investigation. In September of last year, authorities say they found hundreds of grams of meth inside the home of 51-year-old Diane Lynn Thomsen’s home on North Cliff Avenue in…

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…

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — When the PREMIER Center was first built, some thought it was part of the design, but the siding on the building wasn’t supposed to be wavy, it was designed to be flat. The Sioux Falls City Council is clearing up confusion about the siding on the more than 100-million dollar building. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center was…

Brandon Fills Empty Seat On City Council

BRANDON, S.D. – Controversy is brewing in Brandon- after a packed city council meeting Tuesday night. Recently, a Brandon City Council member resigned for health reasons.  Three residents were vying for the open seat in the city’s 3rd ward. Chuck Parsons, James Starzl, and Tim Wakefield Junior applied for the position.  Bryan Read, the city administrator, says the council chose the…

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to “Minneapolis Miracle” Game

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to "Minneapolis Miracle" Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Miracles happen every day, but rarely for professional sports teams in Minnesota. It’s for that reason that more than 24 hours later fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the “Minneapolis Miracle.” KDLT’s Nicole Griffith was at the game, and she has the best of the best Sioux Empire fan reactions. “My dad swore a…

Sioux Falls Family Shares Special Connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Monday is Martin Luther King Junior Day, a nationally recognized holiday that celebrates the historic civil rights activist that spoke out against racial discrimination. In 1961, his mission for equity led him here to Sioux Falls. It was a night Emma Armstrong would never forget. Armstrong and some other family members gathered at St. John Baptist…

Hartford Facing Daycare Shortage, Current Facilities at Maximum Capacity

HARTFORD, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls and its surrounding communities are expanding at a rapid pace. Along with expansion, often comes growing pains. The community of Hartford is currently experiencing a side effect of their rapid growth in the form of a shortage of day care facilities. “Right now, I’m full though may of 2019,” said Ashli O’Kane, director…

Suspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County Custody

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman wanted in connection to a double homicide is now in custody in Minnehaha County. 27-year old Maria LeClaire was extradited to South Dakota following her arrest in Red Wing, Minnesota last Thursday. She was booked into Minnehaha County jail around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, where she’s being held without bond. She’s charged…

Sioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “Why not make a beer to tribute to the team that I’ve watched through all of the tears and all the joy and everything in between,” says Remedy Brewing Co-Owner and Chief Science Officer Tyler Jepperson. Remedy Brewing Company in downtown Sioux Falls unveiled their newest beer to the public the day the Minnesota Vikings face off…