Anndrea Anderson

Bear Sculpture Made of Dinner Forks and Knives Wins People’s Choice

Sioux Falls, SD (from SculptureWalk) – October 15, 2018 – The annual SculptureWalk People’s Choice award goes to Bear Lee, Standing created by Ohio artist, Gary Hovey, as selected by visitors to annual public art exhibition of sculptures in historic Downtown Sioux Falls. The grizzly bear sculpture is crafted out of stainless-steel dinner forks and knives. Standing six feet tall,…

Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee Considers Non-Profit to Raise Money for Cleanup

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lake advisory committee is exploring philanthropic measures to help fund upgrades to a maligned lake, including forming a nonprofit group. The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee earlier this year recommended a $19 million plan to clean up Lake Mitchell, which has had water quality issues for decades. The plan has three phases: in-lake, near-lake…

73-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle in Canton

CANTON, S.D. – One man died Saturday night in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred in Canton. Names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when the driver observed a person standing in the middle of the road. The driver tried to stop, but the vehicle…

Man Killed in Friday Afternoon Crash West of Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D.  – One person died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Harrisburg. Names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was westbound on 273rd Street near the intersection with 473rd Avenue when the vehicle attempted to turn into a driveway. A 2002 Peterbilt 379 semi-truck, with no trailer…

Sens. Rounds, Thune Release Statement on Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Washington – U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) issued the following statement on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court: “Despite a prolonged ‘advice and consent’ process in which our Democrat colleagues went to extreme, unprecedented measures to try and stop his nomination, today the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme…

Ledbetter Appeals Assault Sentence to South Dakota Supreme Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A gruesome criminal case out of Lincoln County was brought before the South Dakota Supreme Court Wednesday. It involves Antonio Ledbetter, the man who was sentenced to 45 years in prison last fall for cutting off his ex-girlfriend’s nipples back in 2016. His attorney argues to the Supreme Court that the sentence was unconstitutional, because it…

Dollar Loan Center, Death Sentence Cases Heard By South Dakota Supreme Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two high profile cases, one involving a South Dakota death row inmate and the other, a controversial money-lender, were brought before the South Dakota Supreme Court Monday during their three-day stay at the University of Sioux Falls. Supreme Court justices first heard the appeal case of death row inmate Briley Piper. “We’re talking about how Briley…

Ash Trees Cause Concern in Abandoned Minnehaha County Cemeteries

MINNEHAHA COUNTY, S.D. – “This is where we came from; this is our roots here in these cemeteries.” In 16 abandoned cemeteries throughout Minnehaha County, several hundred grave sites serve as reminders of our past. “Our pioneer ancestors is what the stock we’re made of today.” Gaylord Helmbrecht is a member of the Minnehaha County Abandoned Cemeteries Board that is…

Shooting Event Shows Appreciation for First Responders, Military Members, Law Enforcement Officials

Humboldt, S.D. – Some law enforcement officials, firefighters, and military members got to take a break from their day jobs Monday to have a little fun on the gun range. “It’s a lot fun to come out here and do this and it’s very humbling because it’s difficult,” said retired veteran Dan Wheeler. It’s not often they get to take…

No Injuries Reported After Train Derails Near Alton, Iowa

ALTON, IA – No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River. The bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as part of the derailment Sunday morning. Officials say no hazardous materials leaked into the river. Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says recent…

67-Year-Old Man Killed After Semi Rolls off Highway 79

REVA, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a 67-year-old man has died after the semi-truck he was driving rolled northeast of Reva. Authorities say the man was driving Friday on Highway 79 when his vehicle’s passenger tires went off the shoulder. Officials say his trailer remained in the ditch after the driver corrected to bring the semi…

Child Injured After Car Window Shot with BB Gun, Police Ask for Assistance in Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (from Sioux Falls Police Dept.) – On September 15th at approximately 6:57 pm officers from the Sioux Falls Police Department were dispatched to the area of W. 10th Street and S. Duluth Avenue for a weapons violation. A citizen called 911 to report that her vehicle window had been shattered and she believed it was the result…

Brennan: Statement to Come Monday on Future of Badlands Motor Speedway

BRANDON, S.D. – An auction was held this Saturday for the Badlands Motor Speedway near Brandon. The starting bid was set at $3,150,000. Interested buyers had to put $500,000 down to participate in the auction. Owner Chuck Brennan tells KDLT News the auction happened as planned. He says more information will be made available on Monday at http://www.badlandsmotorspeedway.com/ The auction…