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Sioux Area Metro to Provide Free Bus Rides for Earth Day

Offer good on fixed routes 1 through 19 only

Reducing the number of vehicles on area roads is not just a one day, Earth Day event for Sioux Falls Sustainability Coordinator, Jessica Sexe. It’s something she’s hoping will become a long-term goal for those increasingly calling Sioux Falls, home. Sexe announced in a press release on Friday that the City of Sioux Falls would help celebrate Earth Day 2019…

City of Madison Officials Grappling with Sewer Sanitary Emergency

MADISON, S.D.-The city of Madison is urging residents to take the city’s current Sanitary Sewer Emergency seriously. If folks don’t, there could be some negative consequences for homeowners and even the city. Officials in Madison are relying on residents to limit water usage and make sure sump pump lines are routed to the streets and not into their floor drains….

Sioux Falls Babysitter, Teens Hospitalized in Suspected Overdose

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three teens have been hospitalized after police found them unconscious in a Sioux Falls home with children last night. A 19-year-old babysitting five children in a home near East Holiday Drive and North Ronning Avenue. A 12-year-old in the home called police around 9 p.m. Wednesday to report that the babysitter and two others were unconscious….

AG Barr to Release a Redacted Version of the Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Thursday morning, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report at 11 a.m. He told reporters at the Justice Department that he would transmit to Congress copies of the public version of…

SkyWest: Plane Struck by Lightning Lands Safely in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – Passengers heading from Watertown to Denver encountered a scary flight Wednesday morning. Their SkyWest airplane was struck by lightning mid-air on its way to Pierre. The plane landed in Pierre without complications. Representatives from SkyWest say all passengers got off the plane safely. The company is now working to make sure those passengers get to their final…

Suspect in Falls Park Shooting Death Facing New Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man suspected of shooting and killing another man at Falls Park last August is now facing new charges. Abraham Darsaw appeared in a Minnehaha County court this morning. Darsaw is accused of having a weapon in jail. Darsaw has been jailed since last August after he was arrested in connection to a shooting at Falls…

Authorities Identify Body Found in River Near Northwest Iowa Campus

SHELDON, I.A. – Sioux County authorities have identified a body that was found in the Floyd River, near the Northwest Iowa Community College campus in March. Authorities have identified the body as Cory Allen Wright of Sheldon, Iowa. The cause of Wright’s death is still unknown following an autopsy. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking any information from…

Authorities on Scene of Minor Train Derailment Near Worthing

WORTHING, S.D. – Lincoln County authorities are on scene after a train derailed near Worthing. Authorities say in a Facebook post that two railcars full of grain tipped over. South Dakota Highway 115 is currently blocked between 281st Street and 280th Steet. Authorities are asking drivers to use 472nd Avenue and to go through Worthing. Categories: Local News, News

63rd Annual Pancake Days in Full Swing at SF Convention Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – How does breakfast for lunch or dinner sound? Flapjacks are flipping at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on Wednesday. It’s the 63rd annual Pancake Days hosted by the Sioux Falls Downtown Lions Club. The group is expecting to serve over 10,000 people during the two-day event. That equates to roughly 60,000 pancakes and 38,000 sausages. Tickets are $7…

UPDATE: City Takes Step Towards Buying Flood-Damaged Properties

UPDATE: The City of Sioux Falls could soon move forward with a plan to buy more than 50 flood-damaged homes near Tomar Park. City Council approved a first reading of the plan Tuesday night.  A second reading is scheduled for next Tuesday during a special session.  Mayor Paul Tenhaken is proposing to use $1 million from the 2018 surplus for the…

New Report Outlines South Dakota’s Strong International Trade Ties

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new report shows South Dakota’s strong trade ties to the international market. The report from Business Roundtable says the Rushmore state exported $2.9 billion in goods and $1.4 billion in services in 2017. The top export that year, oilseeds and grains, bringing in $1.6 billion. Meat products accounted for roughly $227 million. The report also…

KDLT News Wins First Place Eric Sevareid Award for Sioux Empire Fair Coverage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – KDLT News has won a first place Eric Sevareid award for medium markets in the “Cable Newscast” category. The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. (More info here: https://midwestjournalists.org/sevareid-awards/) The awards were presented during the…

Representative Dusty Johnson Reviewing Border Wall Construction

Representative Dusty Johnson flew from Sioux Falls to the Mexican border last night. Johnson says many details of the congressional trip are confidential for security reasons. However, he posted an update on social media this afternoon. The congressman says he is currently in Arizona, at a portion of the slated steel wall that is under construction. Johnson says much of…

Sioux Falls Man Found Guilty of Murder, Manslaughter in 2018 Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 29-year-old Henry Francis Little Long was found guilty in the 2018 shooting death of 40-year-old LaKendrick Thorton. Long was found guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter after a Minnehaha County jury deliberated for two hours on Tuesday. Authorities say Long and 23-year-old Kelsey Roubideaux gave a ride to 40-year-old LaKendrick Thornton and a friend on…