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Authorities Arrest Second Person in Connection with Body Found in Renner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have arrested a second person in connection with a body found near Renner earlier this week. 29-year-old Henry Francis Little Long was arrested last night at a residence in Southeast Sioux Falls. Little Long is facing second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, and aggravated assault charges. Authorities say Little Long and 23-year-old Kelsey Roubideaux gave a ride…

Iowa unemployment rate down to 2.5 percent, 2nd lowest in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.5 percent in August, giving the state the second-lowest rate in the country. Iowa Workforce Development reported Friday that the unemployment rate dropped from 2.6 percent in July and was down from 3 percent a year ago. Iowa was only behind Hawaii, which has the nation’s lowest rate of…

Campaigns Aim to Mobilize Supporters as Absentee Voting Begins

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Election Day is still a month-and-a-half away, but South Dakota campaigns are mobilizing their supporters to turn out early as absentee voting begins this week. Absentee voting starts Friday in South Dakota, where high-profile races include governor, U.S. House and attorney general, not to mention contests for other statewide offices, legislative seats and five ballot measures….

Final Summer Weekend for Locally Grown Art Market at Falls Park

It will be a local art fair unlike any other this Saturday at Falls Park, and you’ve got the chance to be very hands on with some art you create yourself. Click on the link below to learn why, and don’t forget to bring your lawn chair, especially if you’ll be there at 2 p.m. Lisa Myhre with BronzeAge Art…

Walk to Shed Light on Suicide Awareness

This Saturday At Terrace Park in Sioux Falls

In 2017, according to the South Dakota Department of Health, suicide was the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults across the state. Overall, it was the 9th leading cause of death for all age groups that year as well. The number rose by nearly 40% from 2016 with nearly 200 people losing their battle to suicide…

Trump says Kavanaugh ‘under assault’ by left

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is “under assault by radical left wing politicians.” Trump tweeted Friday that Kavanaugh has an “impeccable reputation” and that Democrats “don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay.” He adds, “Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in…

Heavy rains impact roads, crops, PGA golf tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Storms this week have dumped as much as 8 inches of rain on southeastern South Dakota, leading to flash flooding and inundated roads. National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Gillispie says he expects problems with excess water to ease quickly. The 2 inches that fell in Yankton Thursday pushed the city’s yearly total to 34, within…

$3 million Belle Fourche school tech building dedicated

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – The Belle Fourche School District has dedicated a nearly $3 million Career and Technical Education building after about a year of construction. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the building will be used to educate students to work in several industries, including welding, family and consumer science, accounting, hospitality and agriculture. The 10,000-square-foot facility also…

Farmers Dealing with Flooded Fields and Impact on Harvest Season

CENTERVILLE, S.D. — Mother Nature is bringing challenges to farmers who hope to harvest their crops over the next few weeks. Flooded field after flooded field is the sight for area farmers. “Well it’s frustration it’s been quite a year for us,” says Craig Anderson. This scene isn’t new for Centerville farmer Craig Andersen but that doesn’t stop his concern for…

KDLT Cares: One Autumn Night

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s an evening of fun and friendship, food and live entertainment, and it’s all for a good cause. Tesse Dee with LifeScape joins us in the studio to preview the event called One Autumn Night. Categories: Community, KDLT Cares

Xcel Energy Giving Rebates to South Dakota Customers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota energy companies have leftover money that needs to go back to their customers. This comes after the tax cuts and jobs act of 2017 passed by congress last year. Xcel Energy customers have already received their share. Due to tax cuts, Xcel had $11,500,000 that needed to go back to their customers. Over 88,000…

Sheriff: Wetterling Case “Went Off the Rails”

ST. CLOUD, M.N. – A Minnesota Sheriff says opportunities were missed early on to catch the man who kidnapped and killed 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989. Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson spoke today before releasing investigative documents that Jacob’s parents fought to keep private. The Sheriff said that the investigation “went off the rails,” decades before the suspect was finally caught….

Envoy: US, Canada working 24/7 on revamped NAFTA deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working around the clock on a deal to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc ahead of a Sept. 30 U.S. deadline. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland told reporters that negotiators from the two sides are “in pretty much constant contact.” She met with her counterpart, U.S. Trade Rep….

Legionnaires’ disease cases jump in Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials are investigating a jump in the number of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Department of Health said Thursday there are 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who live in or have traveled to Sioux Falls. All 14 people were hospitalized and one died. The patients range…

US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons. U.S. government officials say China’s Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu violated a 2017 law meant to punish Russia for interfering in U.S. elections and other activities. Administration officials say that the agency under Li’s direction made large purchases…

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly. The White House says Thursday that Trump will address the “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem” event Monday. He will address the U.N. General Assembly…

Relatives of Iowa man charged in golfer’s death ‘devastated’

Celia Barquin ArozamenaAMES, Iowa (AP) – Relatives of the 22-year-old Iowa man charged in the stabbing death of a top amateur golfer from Spain say they’re “devastated by the tragedy.” Collin Richards’ family released a statement Thursday saying their “thoughts and prayers” are with the family and friends of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena, whose body was found…