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Noem Helps Introduce New Provisions To Support Survivors Of Human Trafficking

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem today joined Rep. Ann Wagner and more than a dozen colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Trafficking Survivors Relief Act.  If enacted, the legislation would establish a process in which trafficking survivors with non-violent federal offenses could petition a court to vacate the arrests and/or convictions that were a direct result of being trafficked. According…

Ode To Food & Drinks Packs In Flavor With Their Cubano Burger

Ode To Food & Drinks Competes In Downtown Burger Battle

  Ode To Food & Drinks will have you writing poetry about their Cubano Burger, which is their submission in the Downtown Burger Battle this year. Only in their second year of the Burger Battle, Ode Manager Frank Gajardo says they had great response from customers last year with their Burger the Hutt despite the fact they didn’t win. Gajardo…

Minnesota Judge Holds Hearing On Fate Of Prince’s Estate

CHASKA (AP)– The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate holds a hearing Thursday on whether to declare his siblings as his heirs, and who should manage the rock superstar’s estate going forward. No will has surfaced since Prince died of an accidental painkiller overdose in April. So Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and his five half-siblings have asked Carver County District Judge…

State Senate Committee To Consider Making Mug Shots Public

PIERRE (AP)– A state Senate panel is set to consider a bill that would allow authorities to release criminal booking photos to the public. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up the bill Thursday. Panel Chairman Lance Russell says he supports the measure, which was proposed by Attorney General Marty Jackley. Jackley says the legislation would improve transparency….

Fill Your Order For National Glazed Donut Day Thursday With Flyboy Donuts

Thursday is National Glazed Donut Day, and Flyboy Donuts is ready to fill your orders! Ben Duenwald, the owner and manager of Flyboy Donuts, says they can prepare any order for Thursday until midnight Wednesday and have it ready by 6 a.m. Flyboy Donuts has been in Sioux Falls for about three years, and Duenwald says they’ve had great business…

Gov. Dennis Daugaard To Give His State Of The State Address

PIERRE (AP)– Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to give his State of the State address to legislators at the South Dakota Capitol. The Republican governor’s speech kicks off the start of the 2017 legislative session Tuesday. Daugaard is expected to discuss issues ranging from mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system to growing meth use and mounting drug arrests….

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Offers Warning After Good Samaritan’s Wallet Is Stolen

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is offering up a warning to good Samaritans after a man’s wallet was stolen while he was helping a stranded driver. According to the LCSO Facebook page, a man stopped to check on a car on the side of the road with its hazard lights on near 271st and Louise Avenue around 7 a.m. Sunday….

Names Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash

A Grand Island, NE man has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a single-vehicle crash south of Brookings. Oscar Reyes, 55, was driving a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup northbound on Interstate 29 near mile marker 129 when the vehicle left the ice-covered roadway, entered the median and rolled. Reyes, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced…

Touchmark Plans Fitness Center For Ages 55+

Touchmark is slated to open a brand new Health & Fitness Club this spring that caters specially to those 55 and older. Robert DiBonto, the director of the Health & Fitness Club, says Touchmark is very proactive in how they approach fitness with their residents. He says as people mature and age, you should be active so that you’re healthier…

Five Guys Going “All The Way” For Burger Battle

This year’s Downtown Burger Battle has some stiff competition, including Five Guys’ “Little Bacon Cheeseburger All the Way.” Jose Guerrero from Five Guys in downtown Sioux Falls shared their creation in the KDLT Kitchen that features bacon, pickles, mushrooms and and more. They are located on S. Minnesota Ave and are open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. To participate in…

Judge Allows Defendant’s Statement In Child Assault Case

A Rapid City woman charged with assaulting a 4-year-old girl in her care has failed in her attempt to exclude statements she gave to law enforcement and the victim’s family. Seventh Circuit Judge Robert Mandel denied Ashlee Goldsmith’s request to exclude those statements in the case against her. The 27-year-old Goldsmith is charged with two counts of first-degree rape. Prosecutors…

Criminal Justice Student Eligible For Tuition Restitution

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business have been ordered to pay restitution to more than 1,200 criminal justice students. The for-profit schools in Woodbury were found in violation of the state’s deceptive trade practices law. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the schools in 2014 claiming that many criminal justice students were surprised to find out their degree…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested After Doctors Say Baby’s Broken Arm Came From A “Snapping” Motion

SIOUX FALLS – A Sioux Falls man is behind bars on felony child abuse charges after a baby was brought to an area hospital with a broken arm. Police say the one-year-old baby began fussing around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning when Glen Wanna, Jr., 27, got up to attend to the baby. Police say he woke the baby’s mother after pulling…

Cirque du Soleil Comes To Sioux Falls

Cirque du Soleil: OVO is in town! Performances will run from Wednesday, January 4 through Sunday, January 8 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Nicolas Chabot sat down with us on KDLT News Today to show off some of the costumes from the show. Chabot said the performers come from all over the world and stick to a strenuous workout…

NHL Draftees Play for Scouts in Sioux Falls in Top Prospects Game

Forty top NHL draftees are playing in Sioux Falls next week for the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and you can catch all the action at the Premier Center. Every NHL team will even have scouts at the game. Jim Olander with the Sioux Falls Stampede says Sioux Falls was chosen through a bidding process between all USHL cities. They had…