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SMG Will No Longer Produce RibFest in Sioux Falls

(Sioux Falls, SD)— SMG Sioux Falls, managers of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Orpheum Theater Center, and Sioux Falls Stadium, announces that it will no longer produce the annual RibFest event in Sioux Falls. “RibFest enjoyed many successes over the past 20 years thanks to the thousands of patrons who attended, the incredible rib vendors from across the country, strong…

Justice: Meth, Prescription Drugs A ‘New Wave Of Evil’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court’s chief justice says an explosion of meth and prescription drugs is a “new wave of evil” that has descended upon state residents. Chief Justice David Gilbertson said Wednesday in his State of the Judiciary message that addiction to meth and prescription drugs continues despite efforts by law enforcement and the court…

How Governor’s Proposals Could Spark Growth of South Dakota Breweries

YANKTON, S.D. – Less than two minutes of the Governor’s State of the State address Tuesday addressed micro-breweries in South Dakota. The Governor says he plans to “peel back red tape” in the industry to allow home-grown breweries to expand. Now some area beer makers say those two minutes could dramatically change their businesses for years to come. “Our most…

Three Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff Tuesday Night

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three people have been arrested after an hours-long standoff in Sioux Falls. While looking for the double homicide suspect, Manuel Jesus Frias, the name Amy Crandall came up during their investigation. Minnehaha County deputies located Crandall at an apartment complex on 6th Street on Tuesday around 5 p.m. Deputies arrested Dakota Wohlers, who was renting the…

2 Charged In Des Moines’ 1st Homicide Of 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have arrested two suspects in Des Moines’ first homicide of 2018. On Wednesday police charged 45-year-old William Burton III and 36-year-old Crystal Purdy. Court records don’t list the names of attorneys who could comment for the two. Police say officers and medics sent around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a shooting found the body…

Trump Open To US-NKorea Talks ‘Under Right Circumstances’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is telling South Korea’s president that he’s open to U.S.-North Korean talks “at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances.” That’s according to a White House readout of the president’s call Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. The phone call comes after the Koreas held their first high-level talks in two years. North…

Suspect Surrenders In Des Moines 1st Homicide Of 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a suspect has surrendered in Des Moines’ first homicide of 2018. Police identified the victim Wednesday as 39-year-old Cory Channon. Officers and medics sent around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a reported shooting found Channon’s body. He’d been shot in the chest. A few minutes later the suspect contacted police and then surrendered….

Missouri Man Gets 15 Years For Robbing Iowa Bank

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A Missouri man with a record of robberies has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a bank heist in eastern Iowa. Court records say 60-year-old Peter Lundberg, of St. Ann, Missouri, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Davenport. Records show Lundberg has two prior federal convictions for bank robbery and one state…

Judge Won’t Reduce Sentence For Man In Fatal Boat Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A judge has refused to reduce the prison sentence for a Rapid City man serving five years behind bars for a fatal boat crash on Lake Pactola. Thirty-one-year-old Jody Kreycik pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and boating under the influence in the August 2015 crash that killed 33-year-old Gabrielle Fisher of Rapid City. He was…

Woman Ruled Incompetent For Trial In Sister’s Slaying

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Chicago woman accused of killing her sister in Des Moines has been found incompetent to stand trial. The Des Moines Register reports that a judge issued the ruling last week for 31-year-old Ieisha McDuffy. Judge Health Lauber says McDuffy suffers from a disorder that prevents her from appreciating the charges against her or aiding…

Production Of ‘No Exit’ Opens This Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Debbi Jones and Jeff Larsen of ‘Monstrous Little Theatre Company’ sit down with KDLT’s Simon Floss talking about their company, the local art and theatre scene in Sioux Falls, and an upcoming show entitled ‘No Exit.’ ‘No ‘Exit’ premiers this week on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with performances continuing through Saturday. The shows will be held…

Two Arrested After Standoff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two suspects have been arrested after a warrant service turned into a Police standoff. Sioux Falls Police say at approximately 5 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 4700 block of E 6th St. to assist the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force in the apprehension of two individuals who had been wanted on numerous felony warrants….

Two Brandon Valley Students Expelled For Bringing Handgun To School

Two Brandon Valley Students Expelled For Bringing Handgun To School

BRANDON, S.D. -Brandon Valley High School was put under stress after going into a lockdown in December. Thankfully no one was hurt, but what’s next for those who prompted the lockdown? Two Brandon Valley High School students have been expelled for bringing an unloaded handgun and knives to school on December 19th. The decision came during an executive session of…