Karl Letsche

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…

South Dakota Crop Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s soybean crop is in the bin, and the harvest of other late-season crops is progressing. The federal Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says 86 percent of sorghum, 82 percent of corn and 63 percent of sunflowers are harvested. Soil moisture in the state is rated mostly adequate to surplus. Pasture and…

Sheriff Identifies Southern California Bar Shooting Suspect

Courtesy: NBC News9:05:14 a.m. The Latest: Bar shooting scene of panic, heroism as 13 die THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Sheriff identifies Southern California bar shooting suspect as 28-year-old Ian David Long. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says Long is believed to have killed himself late Wednesday at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the city of Thousand Oaks. Dean says his…

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…

No big Powerball winner; jackpot now up to $750 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – No one has won the big Powerball prize, so the estimated jackpot now grows to $750 million – the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The next drawing will be Saturday. On Wednesday night, when it was at $620 million, the Powerball jackpot looked sort of puny given all the attention lavished on the $1.537…

Farmland Prices Expected To Drop In 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. – A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank CEOs in the region estimated farmland prices declined by 4 percent over the past 12 months. They expect farmland prices to fall by another 3.2 percent over the…

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…

Rapid City Woman Convicted of Fraudulently Obtaining Opioids

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City woman has been convicted of fraudulently obtaining about 1,700 opioid pills. The U.S. attorney’s office says 37-year-old Daphne Janis obtained 3,500 Tramadol pain pills between March 2016 and April 2017, about half of them fraudulently by not telling health care providers of previous prescriptions she had obtained. A federal jury recently convicted…

SC Orders Flags to Half-Staff After Shooting

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of seven South Carolina law enforcement officers: South Carolina’s governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff after the shooting of seven law-enforcement officers, including one who died. Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Twitter Thursday that the lowering shows “respect for the law enforcement officers who were senselessly shot” the previous day…