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‘Meth. Let’s Treat It.’: Online Business Sells Merch, Raises Money for Treatment Centers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – The ‘Meth, We’re On It.’ campaign has struck quite a chord with many here in South Dakota and nationwide as well. Some are even tweaking the slogan in an effort to raise awareness and money. Governor Kristi Noem said she wanted the state’s campaign to get people’s attention and it has. The business owner at Sodak…

Rapid City Ad Agency Flips the Script on Meth Campaign

RAPID CITY, S.D (KOTA TV) – From people making memes to late-night show comedians using it for jokes, The state’s new anti-meth campaign turned into a laughing stock for many worldwide. It was an ad with good intention. But ended up sparking memes and jokes instead. Now a Rapid City woman is flipping the script of the campaign by creating her…

Idaho Sports Company Sentenced for Defrauding Oglala Sioux

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Executives of an Idaho company that claimed to help schools fund athletic programs have been sentenced for taking thousands of dollars from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. The owner of All Around Sports LLC and two of his supervisors were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. Company owner Christopher Hoshaw of Meridian, Idaho,…

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Sioux Falls Hotel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are searching for a woman who robbed a Sioux Falls hotel at gunpoint overnight. Police were called to My Place Hotel near 41st Street around 11 p.m. following a report of a robbery. Police say a woman wearing dark clothing and a ski mask threatening an employee with a handgun. Police say the suspect left…

Dogs Maul 11-Year-Old Boy at Minnesota Bus Stop

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) – An 11-year-old Maplewood boy is recovering after two dogs attacked him as he got off his school bus. Sixth-grader Carter McKay got off the bus after classes at John Glenn Middle School in Maplewood Monday afternoon. His mother, Christina Frokjer, says two dogs were standing in his yard when Carter got home. Frokjer tells Minnesota Public…

Dell Rapids Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Teens at Sleepovers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – A Dell Rapids man accused of sexually abusing teenage girls at sleepovers will spend the next 20 years behind bars. Forty-eight-year-old Torin Lodmell was sentenced in a Minnehaha County courtroom Wednesday. Judge Susan Sabers sentenced him to 45 years in total, but suspended 25 of those years. Police arrested Lodmell in Dell Rapids back in February after…

South Dakota Ad Federation Peeved by Meth Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Add South Dakota ad agencies to the chorus unhappy with a state anti-meth campaign that included the provocative tagline “Meth: We’re on it.” The South Dakota Advertising Federation is upset that the account went to a Minnesota ad agency. In a statement, the federation says nine in-state agencies bid on the contract. The federation doesn’t…

Vape Debate: Are E-Cigarettes Wiping Out Teen Smoking?

Robert F. Bukaty/APWASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. smoking rate among high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, falling to a new low. Normally the lower numbers from the U.S. government would have anti-tobacco advocates cheering. But instead, the decline in teen smoking has been overshadowed by the startling rise in underage vaping. Some health experts believe the drop…

The One Book Everyone Should Read This Season

If you’re struggling with the perfect gift to give this holiday season, you might find inspiration at the book store. There is something for everyone there, and Scott Skar, general manager for Sioux Falls’ Barnes & Noble offers up a few staff favorites ahead of the biggest shopping days of the year. Categories: KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Barnes &…

GM Recalls 640K Pickups; Seat Belts Can Cause Carpet Fires

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is recalling over 640,000 pickup trucks worldwide because hot gas from a high-tech seat belt can set the carpeting on fire. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. Also included are some 2020 Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups. All have carpet as…

Governor Noem Defends ‘Meth. We’re On It.’ Campaign on Fox & Friends

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem is standing behind the state’s anti-meth campaign that has gone viral. The Governor appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ on Wednesday to defend the campaign called ‘Meth. We’re On It.’ The campaign has been the subject of jokes and memes since it launched on Monday. Gov. Noem says they knew the campaign would be…

Great Shots Announces December Opening Date

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls is home to many sports, but golfers have never had an outdoor facility there to call home until now. Great Shots will open its doors on December 6th. General Manager of Great Shots, Jonathan Buckley said, “To add golf now to this is going to be great. It is…

Delegation: Ripple Impact for South Dakota Producers After China Lifts Poultry Ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s Congressional Delegation says China’s decision to lift its ban on U.S. poultry could have a “ripple impact” throughout the state. The new market is estimated to bring in $1 billion for U.S. agriculture. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds hope the deal could be a bigger step toward exporting more protein, corn, and soybeans…

South Dakota Lawmakers Working on Hemp Legislation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some South Dakota lawmakers say they are working on a bill for the next legislative session that would pave the way for hemp to be grown in the state. Governor Kristi Noem vetoed similar legislation earlier this year but Democratic lawmaker Oren Lesmeister says he is “very confident” that enough lawmakers will support the bill to…

Trump to Meet on Teen Vaping as Plans for Flavor Ban Fade

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials say President Donald Trump will meet with medical experts, health advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this week. The White House meeting set for Friday comes amid a surge in electronic cigarette use by teens. Administration officials said Wednesday that the president will hear from “all…

Annual Policy Luncheon Focuses on Cancer Research

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Today, the annual South Dakota Policy Luncheon was at the Country Club of Sioux Falls. Each year the luncheon has a priority and this year it is cancer research. The focus is on federal cancer research funding. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says it’s important to invest in developments happening right here in South…

Highway Patrol: 18-Year-Old, 17-Year-Old Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 18-year-old and 17-year-old were killed in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning, authorities say. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating after a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup went off the roadway, went into the ditch, and rolled on Highway 273 near Kennebec. Authorities say all three occupants were thrown from the vehicle. The 18-year-old…

Cyber Security Expert on Regaining Control Over Your Personal Data

New privacy laws go into effect in January, 2020, aimed at finally giving you the upper hand

The internet and the stream of information flowing between users and content producers has grown so fast over the past decade, it has been tough for even the most knowledgeable of watchdogs to stay on top of privacy concerns. But that’s about to change, experts believe. New data privacy laws that should give you more control over what information of…