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EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider in rule-making. The opposition is coming at a Washington public hearing Tuesday on a rule proposed by former EPA chief Scott Pruitt. The rule would allow EPA administrators to throw out scientific studies when…

Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

WASHINGTON (AP) – US prosecutors say Russian government hackers exploited some of the United States’ own computer infrastructure to steal politically sensitive information. As part of the indictment announced last week against Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, prosecutors say the hackers used servers they leased in Arizona and Illinois. he Russians are accused of exploiting their access to inexpensive,…

Pentagon Squad Playing in USA Basketball Championships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The summer basketball season usually wraps up in the middle of July for Sanford POWER Basketball Academy. However one team’s season isn’t quite done, as they’ve qualified for a USA basketball tournament. This national tournament is organized by the same group that heads USA Olympic Hoops. Now, a South Dakota team has a chance to make their…

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) – Officials say the U.S. is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration. It has previously only appeared willing to participate in discussions with the Taliban if those talks also involve…

South Dakota To Offer “Endorsement” Option to High School Graduates

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There’s some new requirements to graduate from high school that could offer your student more flexibility. High schools will start giving out what they call “endorsements” in addition to a high school diploma. Pursuing these endorsements are encouraged, not required. These endorsements are labels for what the student has chosen to focus on. For example, a…

Superintendent Addresses Sioux Falls School District’s Future at Rotary Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls School District is facing what officials are calling a good problem. Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher addressed the Rotary Club on Monday about growing school enrollment. The downside is they are running out of space for students. The District predicts that in five years school enrollment will increase to about thirty-four thousand students. Which…

Ford to spend up to $299M to settle Takata air bag lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) – Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators. The agreement announced Monday must get court approval. It covers owners who claim that their vehicles’ value dropped because Ford used Takata equipment. Under the deal, owners are eligible for…

Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn’t act in harassment case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A woman who reported being harassed by a trooper says an Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act on her report. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show legislative security coordinator Shawn Ferguson last year told Capt. Mark Logsdon that she was frightened by Trooper Wade Karp and wanted to be protected from him. Ferguson…

Court: Indefinite drug tests are not a condition for welfare

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Court of Appeals has found that people with prior drug convictions can’t be required to undergo random drug testing indefinitely as a condition of receiving state welfare benefits. Monday’s ruling comes in the case of 62-year-old Kim Verhein, who lost her Minnesota Supplemental Aid benefits when she refused to take a drug test in 2015….

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

WASHINGTON (AP) – Prosecutors say Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election exploited some of the United States’ own computer infrastructure against it. They are accused of using at least two U.S.-based servers they leased in Arizona and Illinois. The details are included in the indictment last week by special counsel Robert Mueller, who accuses Russia’s military…

Trump tweets US, Russia ‘must get along’ after summit backlash

HELSINKI (AP) – Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump says the two superpowers “must get along.” In a Monday tweet sent as he is flying back to the U.S. aboard Air Force One, Trump says, “As I said today and many times before,…

US intel chief stands by assessment of Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top U.S. intelligence official says assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been “clear” and describes the Kremlin’s efforts to undermine the United States’ democracy as “ongoing” and “pervasive.” The statement from Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, followed comments earlier Monday from President Donald Trump at a news conference with Russian leader…

South Dakota ends 2018 budget year with $16.9M surplus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says South Dakota has ended the 2018 budget year with a surplus from lower-than-expected state spending and tax collections that topped officials’ projections. The governor’s office said Monday the state finished the budget year with $16.9 million more than anticipated, marking South Dakota’s seventh straight year of surplus. The 2018 fiscal year…

Production Assistant

KDLT TV/Sioux Falls SD

  Red River Broadcast Co.,LLC seeks a PT Production Assistant to work the morning show at our KDLT studio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   The AM Production Assistants are required to work 3am-8am and assist with live updates throughout their 5 hour shift, including our live newscast from  5am to 7am doing camera in studio for our KDLT NEWS…

Great Plains Zoo Welcomes Two Baby Snow Monkeys

Courtesy: Great Plains ZooSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Great Plains Zoo announced the birth of two endangered snow monkey babies. These snow monkeys are rare both in the wild and at zoos. In fact, you will only find these animals at a handful of zoos in the country. “It puts us in very rarified air. There are only fourteen zoos…

Trump: Putin made ‘incredible offer’ in Russian hacking case

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin made an “incredible offer” of law enforcement collaboration during the leaders’ one-on-one summit. Trump told reporters Monday that Putin said American investigators who have charged 12 Russian hackers with hacking the 2016 presidential election can come work with Russian investigators on the case. Trump called that an “incredible offer.”…

City Announces First Agreement in Downtown Railyard Redevelopment

Rendering Courtesy: City of Sioux FallsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has announced a development agreement with Black Iron Railyard for the southern parcel of the downtown railyard. This is the first development agreement since the city purchased the land from BNSF Railway in 2015. The Black Iron Railyard development will include four acres of land south…