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Cirque Du Soleil’s First Ever on Ice Production Coming to PREMIER Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  Cirque Du Soleil’s CRYSTAL is coming to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls for four days and six performances. In CRYSTAL, Cirque Du Soleil is bringing their unique acrobatic performance to the ice. Performers will be combining synchronized skating, freestyles figures, and extreme skating with swinging trapeze, aerial traps hand to hand acrobatics. Show…

Sturgis Sex Sting Lands Indiana Man Three Years In Prison

Brendan Leiter requested pornographic pictures from a minor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Indiana man caught during an undercover sex trafficking sting during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. The U.S. attorney’s office says 26-year-old Brendan Leiter, of Elkhart, Indiana, requested pornographic pictures from someone he believed to a minor and tried to solicit her for sex…

Loetscher Addressing Alleged Hacking Probe: “I Am Not a Victim”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The race for Sioux Falls’ next mayor continues to play out amid controversy. This week began with campaign hacking allegations, brought forth by Jolene Loetscher’s campaign. Then there was the release, first partial, then full, of a voicemail in which her opponent, Paul TenHaken, cited “tools in his toolbox.” TenHaken has since clarified that he meant…

City, Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum Recognizing Arbor Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – April 27th is the 146th Arbor Day, the city of Sioux Falls has a message: please plant some trees. The city announced a goal to plan 302 trees on city park land. Mayor Mike Huether says tree planting is imperative for the environment and natural beauty. The city started by planting a tree at the arboretum,…

Forever 21 to Open Location at Empire Mall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A new retailer is moving to the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. Forever 21 has filed plans with the city to join the Empire Mall. The retailer is known for selling lower-priced apparel and quickly-rotating merchandise. Forever 21 has more than 600 stores worldwide. The nearest location is currently at the Westroads Mall in Omaha. Categories:…

Mosquito Prep Catching Up After Long Snow Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Now that it’s getting warmer, it’s almost mosquito season. The city of Sioux Falls Environmental Health Department says they are in rush mode to prepare for the bugs. Usually around this time of year the city would already be out for several week putting up traps. But because of the longer winter they aren’t setting them…

Harrisburg Native Confirmed For Global Security Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Harrisburg, South Dakota native is moving up the ranks in President Donald Trump’s administration. Retired Army Col. Andrea Thompson was confirmed Thursday for the position of Under Secretary of State For Arms Control and International Security. President Trump nominated her for the position in December. Thompson will manage global security and serves as a senior adviser…

Advancements in Technology Helping Students at Central Lyon High School

ROCK RAPIDS, I.A. – Through different programs and advancement in technology, students at Central Lyon High School are learning in unique ways. The Anatomage table is a virtual dissection tool which allows students to see rendering of actual people, and view donated CT and MRI scans. Students are able to view and study a variety of medical anomalies, including stints…

Sunday: 2018 Kickin’ Cancer Jam in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The fight against cancer brings challenges to families right in our communities. Our guests are working to help them afford some of the everyday expenses that go along with these battles. The Kickin Cancer Jam returns to Sioux Falls this weekend. Chris, Leeann, and Nancy join us in the KDLT Kitchen to tell us what they…

Authorities Arrest Wanted Suspect in Mitchell Gas Station Robbery

MITCHELL, S.D. – Authorities have arrested the suspect they were searching for in connection with a gas station robbery in Mitchell on April 12th. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Montez McClain in Davenport, Iowa on Wednesday. McClain was arrested without incident on second-degree robbery charges. Authorities say McClain entered the Easy Come Easy Go gas station on April 12th at 9:15 p.m….

Preliminary Investigation Shows No Breach of Loetscher’s Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – Results of a preliminary investigation into the alleged breach of a Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s internet and social media accounts has been released. Attorney General Jackley’s office say they have found no evidence that either a bank account or website belonging to candidate Jolene Loetscher have been compromised. Investigators are still waiting for records from other social…