Author: Karl Letsche

Governor Noem Closes State Offices In 52 Counties

The winter storm in South Dakota is impacting state government offices. Governor Noem has ordered the closure of offices in all 52 counties that are part of the current blizzard warning. Counties part of the closure order are: Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clark, Codington, Custer, Davison, Day, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant,…

Gov. Closes State Offices in 39 Counties

Governor Kristi Noem has ordered state government offices to close in 39 counties today. According to the Department of Public Safety, the central and western counties are closing due to expected severe winter weather conditions. Officials state the counties are a part of warnings issued by the National Weather Service. The counties include: Beadle, Bennett, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles…

Fire In State Prison Laundry Room

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire just after 8 p.m. Monday. The crews were called to the South Dakota State Penitentiary to a report of a fire in the laundry room. Officials state that responding crews saw smoke and flames coming from the facility. Firefighters extinguished the fire within five minutes. There were no injuries. Categories: KDLT…

Structure Fire in Rural Baltic

Emergency officials have responded to a structure fire in rural Baltic at about 10 p.m. Thursday. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office states two out buildings were destroyed in the fire. The fire is under investigation. The Baltic, Colton, Lyons and Dell Rapids Fire Departments responded to the fire. The Dell Rapids Ambulance, South Dakota Highway Patrol and Minnehaha County Emergency…

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Sioux Falls Business

Officials are investigating a reported armed robbery at a business in Sioux Falls. Police responded to a robbery at the 1800 block of E Rice Street Sunday. Authorities say a white male entered the business and displayed a handgun. Police describe the suspect at 5’7″ tall with a medium build. He was reportedly wearing a Carhartt style coat and a…

Fmr. Harbor Bar on Fire in Downtown Watertown

Fire crews in Watertown spent Thursday morning battling a blaze at a local downtown landmark. Video of the fire, from a local resident and viewer, Laura Connell, can be seen here. Watertown Fire Rescue confirms that the former Harbor Bar in downtown Watertown is burning. Authorities say the call came in at about 5:30 this morning. Batallion Chief Scott Jongbloed…

New Elk Herd Could Be Reintroduced in Northeast Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – An effort is underway to reintroduce elk to parts of northeast Minnesota, but it could be a long process. Minnesota Public Radio reported that the University of Minnesota has spent three years observing potential habit for elk in three forests in the region. Researchers also say nearly 80 percent of rural landowners and residents in the…

Sioux Falls YMCA Welcomes Jeff Morgan as CEO

The Sioux Falls YMCA is celebrating 100 years in 2019 and is announcing new leadership. The YMCA appoints Jeff Morgan to CEO. He brings a pedigree of experience to the role with over 14 years in the organization. Morgan comes to Sioux Falls from Blair, Nebraska where he was the CEO of the family YMCA. His focus was on the…

Highway 18 East of Boyden Closed

The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office reports that Highway 18 from Kennedy Ave to Kiwi Ave will be closed. Authorities say there was an accident with cattle on the roadway just east of Boyden, Iowa. HWY 18 from Kiwi to Kennedy Ave through Boyden will be closed due to an accident with several … from Sioux County Sheriff’s Office : Nixle…

KISS making tour stop in Sioux Falls

KISS has announced their final tour ever for 2019, named “END OF THE ROAD.” The band announced today that it will be performing at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 6, 2019. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, November 2 at 10 a.m. They will be available at LiveNation.com, the arena box office, ticketmaster.com or over-the-phone…

I 229 On Ramp Closed Due to Investigation

No word on any injuries after an accident just off I-229 and Minnesota Avenue shortly before 4 o’clock this morning. Our photojournalist says a rescue team was searching the Big Sioux River from Minnesota to Cliff Avenue for potential passengers, after a vehicle left the roadway. Authorities were also seen searching the area by foot. The Sioux Falls Police Department…