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‘Sacred Buffalo’ Wall at Sherman Park to be Updated

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sacred Buffalo wall at Sherman Park has been completely removed but it won’t be gone forever. The wall that once served at an art piece honoring indigenous culture at the Indian Mound Place in Sherman Park suffered severe structural damage last year. Though it’s now been removed, the city plans to replace it. Porter Williams,…

Pennington County Sheriff’s Office to Appear on Live PD: Wanted Series

Courtesy: Pennington County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is joining a take on the popular television series Live PD. Hosted by Tom Morris Jr., Live PD: Wanted will help law enforcement agencies across the country track down fugitives. This weekly series will also update the stories of the fugitives the #LivePD audience has already helped capture while embedding with…

Man Sentenced Following Drug Distribution Investigation in Hand County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A South Dakota man was sentenced to four years in state prison following a year-long drug distribution investigation. Hand County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation in December 2018. Authorities executed a search warrant within the first two months and confiscated marijuana, firearms, and around $45,000. Authorities arrested David Lynn Prentice and he was sentenced to four…

Police: One Dead After Big Sioux River Water Rescue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One person has died after authorities say they jumped into the Big Sioux River Monday night. Police were called to the spillway around 11:45 p.m. after a report of someone jumping off the pedestrian bridge. Crews found the person shortly after 1 a.m. near Cliff Avenue, which is more than a mile away from the spillway….

Gov. Noem, Avera, and Sanford Announce ABA Coverage in 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  – In a joint statement Friday, Governor Noem, Avera Health and Sanford Health announced they will offer coverage for a therapy benefiting children with autism in 2020 after South Dakota families lost coverage this year. In 2021, all Affordable Care Act individual and small group plans will be required to include coverage for applied behavior analysis therapy,…

One Injured in Semi vs. Semi Crash on I-29

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to use caution as road conditions continue to be dangerous in some areas. Authorities shared the Facebook post below of a semi vs. semi accident earlier Friday. They say the two semis were involved in an accident on I-29, South of the Aberdeen exit. Authorities say both semis were…

Sioux Falls Man Convicted on Fentanyl Distribution Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A federal jury has convicted a Sioux Falls man for his role in selling fentanyl to a person who overdosed and had to be revived by first responders. According to evidence in the trial, 57-year-old Michael Wayne Cooper “knowingly and intentionally” sold fentanyl. The victim overdosed on the fentanyl and first responders revived him with Narcan,…

McGowan’s Office Issues Statement Following AG Investigation, Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s office has issued a statement following the release of the Attorney General’s investigation into McGowan’s extended absence earlier this year. In the statement, McGowan’s office says he’s apologizing to family, colleagues, friends, and the public for letting his “personal struggles and medical issues” get to the point where law enforcement was called…

Brown County Authorities Searching for Missing Plane

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Brown County authorities are searching for a plane that never arrived at its destination. In a Facebook post, Brown County Emergency Management says a small blue and white single-engine Cessna left the Aberdeen airport Wednesday night. Authorities say the plane was heading to Oakes, North Dakota but never arrived. The plane was occupied by one pilot…

Authorities Arrest Suspect Wanted in Monday’s Hit and Run Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Authorities have arrested the driver they say fled an attempted traffic stop, crashed into another vehicle, and fled on foot, Monday. The Sioux Falls Area Fugitive Task Force arrested 41-year-old Tobias Kippes, Thursday. Authorities say Kippes sped away from an attempted traffic stop before crashing his truck and fleeing on foot, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind….

Governor Noem Releases AG Report on Minnehaha County’s Top Prosecutor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s Attorney General has completed his investigation into the extended absence of Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan. The investigation came at the request of Governor Kristi Noem. In a report released today by Noem, the attorney general lays out what led up to McGowan’s absence from work from July 13th to mid-September. According to…

Worthington Documentary To Premier At Twin Cities Film Fest

WORTHINGTON, MN – A documentary about a filmmaker who attempts to make a Worthington man’s onion rings famous, hits the big screen at a Twin Cities Film Fest this year. John Mellesmoen, one of the event’s organizers, joined KDLT to tell us more about ‘The Ringmaster,’ and other films to catch at the film fest. For more information, click here….

Crews Demolish Tornado Damaged Advanced Auto Parts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One of the hardest-hit buildings during the September tornadoes in Sioux Falls was torn down. Demolition crews tore down Advanced Auto Parts on 41st Street on Tuesday. The day after the storm, the general manager told KDLT News that they found pieces of the store sign six blocks away. The company recovered some products before the…