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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 25 Years on Meth Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls man who was convicted of dealing methamphetamine has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old Jaunte Berry pleaded guilty in October to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth. Authorities say Berry mailed several pounds of meth and marijuana from Sacramento, California, to Sioux Falls. A search…

Lake Area Tech Student Arrested for Making School Shooting Threats

WATERTOWN, S.D. – (From Codington Co. Sheriff) Sheriff Brad Howell reports that on 4-27-18 at approximately 11:10 am, the Codington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual making threats of a school shooting via social media. This message included pictures of ammunition. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly identified the suspect, Cory Walter, 20, as a student at Lake Area Tech….

South Dakota Honors Employees Killed in the Workplace

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “Memorial Day” is observed nation-wide every May, to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces. Today, South Dakota is observing a different type of Memorial Day, by honoring those who died in the workplace, and to using worker deaths as lessons to improve workplace safety. “The takeaway from worker memorial…

City’s 2018 NICE/KEEP Cleanup Project Begins After Postponement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The city of Sioux Falls has announced that Project NICE/KEEP Neighborhood Cleanup began on Tuesday. This year’s cleanup was postponed due to weather conditions last week. It’s the 29th year of Project NICE/KEEP, where residents in certain neighborhoods are invited to dump their junk right in front of their homes. Many areas are picked based on…

Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Officer Searching for 27-Year-Old Woman

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a 27-year-old woman named Megan Foster. The last contact with Foster was reporter Friday, April 20th. Anyone with information, or anyone who has has recent contact with Foster is asked to contact the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office at (605) 367-4300.     Categories: Local News, News, News…

Mitchell’s New Indoor Aquatic Center to Open in June

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Construction for an $8 million aquatic center in southeast South Dakota is under budget and nearing completion. The Mitchell Recreation Center’s new indoor aquatic center will be open for public viewing in June. Voters narrowly approved the facility in 2015. Robin Miller is the founder of MSH, the architectural firm assigned to the project. He says…

Rapid City Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Custody in Medical Laser Scheme

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – An 83-year-old Rapid City man convicted in a nearly $17 million illegal medical laser scheme has been sentenced to 12 years in federal custody. Larry Lytle was sentenced on Friday. Judge Roberto Lange recommended that Lytle be evaluated for possible placement in a federal medical facility because of Lytle’s age and health. Lytle admitted to…

More Preschool Opportunities in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new partnership between a Sioux Falls church and an area non-profit has opened up more opportunities for low-income families to send their children to preschool. The program hopes to fill a feed in Sioux Falls, and offer preschool classes to kids who might otherwise not be able to attend. “Preschool is a tremendous advantage for…

Sioux Falls Native Stranded in Mexico After Airline Cancels Return Flights

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This weekend’s blizzard spanned across the tri-state area, it also made an impact in the Twin Cities. The Minneapolis airport was shut down in Saturday’s weather event. Now, a Minneapolis-based airline is under fire for reportedly abandoning passengers in Mexico due to the blizzard. It was supposed to be a relaxing 8-day vacation in Cabo…

I-90 and I-29 Open Statewide

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials have opened I-90 from Mitchell to the Minnesota border and I-29 from Watertown to Sioux Falls. SDDOT crews have been working in these areas since early this morning and are doing everything they can to get interstates open as soon as possible. The southeast quarter of the state received a significant amount of snowfall Saturday along…

Project NICE/KEEP Postponed

  Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Project NICE/KEEP has been postponed at this time due to this weekend’s weather event. Right now it is too early to make any decisions regarding Project NICE/KEEP. The Sioux Falls Environmental Health Division will keep those identified neighborhoods informed when next steps are known. Until further notice, do not put out any items by the…

City of Sioux Falls Offers Snow Shoveling Tips

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (From City of Sioux Falls:) With the recent heavy snow, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue advises residents to use caution when shoveling. Shoveling can add to the risk of heart attack or strain injuries. To prevent injuries and heart attacks, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue urges shovelers to: • Warm up with a few stretching exercises before shoveling….

Iowa Legislative Bill to Target School “Lunch Shaming”

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill approved by the Iowa Legislature last week targets so-called “lunch shaming,” where students whose families owe money are singled out, given inferior meals or even have their food dumped in the garbage. The challenge faced by schools is how to pay for meal services when families can’t or won’t replenish school meal accounts….