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Boy Scouts To Allow Girls: Local Program Will Welcome Change With Open Arms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Boy Scouts of America made a monumental decision this week. The organization announced it will begin allowing girls as early as next year. KDLT’s Jill Johnson talked to the local program based in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Council says they will welcome the change with open arms. Inside the Sioux Council Office is more than 70 years…

One Killed, Two Injured In Northern Iowa Rollover Crash

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash in northern Iowa. The Winneshiek County sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Justin Vincek died at the scene of the crash around 4:20 p.m. Sunday on a county road. Authorities say 24-year-old Casey Buxengard was driving a sports utility vehicle east at a high…

Nebraska Firework Sellers Scramble For New Business In Iowa

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska fireworks retailers are scrambling into Iowa after that state’s sales ban ended last month and brushing aside concerns that the new policy could hurt sales for their existing shops along the border. Retailers say they’re excited to expand into the new market after former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a law last month to legalize…

Iowans Can Now Buy And Sell Fireworks For First Time In Decades

'It's Lit Fireworks' Near Spirit Lake Officially Open For Business

For the first time in decades, Iowans will be able to purchase fireworks in the state. Some fireworks stands were allowed to start selling them on June 1. But for those hoping to cash in on the new law, it has proved to be easier said than done. The State Fire Marshal has been overwhelmed with applications for permits. The…

Sioux City School District Budget Director Placed On Leave

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Sioux City school district’s budget director has been placed on leave after raising concerns about the superintendent’s management style. Documents say the district placed John Chalstrom on paid administrative leave Feb. 13. The move wasn’t announced publicly. Chalstrom had accused superintendent Paul Gausman of creating a hostile workplace and threatening his job if he…

Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Could Lose Iowa Millions In Federal Funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Republicans may order the state to foot the bill for a new family planning program that excludes funding for Planned Parenthood. Key GOP lawmakers confirmed Monday they plan to use state money to fund the estimated $3 million program, which requires Iowa to forfeit millions in federal Medicaid dollars. Such a move would tap…

Senior Project Provides Hands On Experience, Takes Two Iowa Teens Back In Time

Two northwest Iowa teens are taking a trip back in time after an old tractor was donated to their high school. In the process of restoring the piece of machinery to its former beauty, the students are getting hands on experience and a history lesson. With just one look, it’s easy to see that this machine has seen better days….

Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Suspects In Sioux Falls Casino Robbery

Police have released surveillance photos from a robbery that took place at a Sioux Falls business Friday morning. Police say that two people, a man and a woman, entered the Happy Jack’s Casino on East Arrowhead Parkway shortly after 7 a.m. They say both had handguns.  One of the suspects went into a back office and ordered the two clerks…

More Than 85 Grams Of Meth, Marijuana, Found During Sioux Falls Traffic Stop

SIOUX FALLS – Police arrested two people during a November drug investigation when 85 grams of meth and marijuana were discovered in their vehicle. When investigating a home in eastern Sioux Falls on Nov. 22, officers pulled over a vehicle that had left that residence near 6th Street and Lake Avenue around 8:30 p.m. A K-9 officer was brought to the…

Sioux Falls Police Respond To Record 100K Calls For Service In 2016

Chief Of Police: 'That's certainly a milestone'

The City of Sioux Falls hit a big milestone over the weekend. Sioux Falls Police took their 100,000th call for service; the most they’ve ever seen. KDLT’s Jill Johnson talks with the Chief of Police about how much the calls and the department have grown with the city. “That’s certain ly a milestone for us,” said Sioux Falls Police Chief…