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Police request funds for AR-15s in North Dakota city schools

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Police in Bismarck, North Dakota, are requesting funding in the city’s 2019 budget for equipment including AR-15 rifles for school resource officers. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department are sharing the cost of purchasing nearly $26,000 worth of AR-15s, gun safes, additional bulletproof vests and medical kits. District officials…

Out and About with Kali: Week of 8/13

She is a phenom on the team at The Event Company and has been helping pull together KDLT’s Out and About content each week behind the scenes. So Addie Graham-Kramer, who is even more busy now with the launch of a new podcast, had no trouble turning over the reins to event specialist Kali Trautman for her weekly segment on…

Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It Or Not

SAN FRANCISCO – Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the company to record your whereabouts as you go about your day, even if you’ve used privacy settings that are supposed to prevent it from doing so. Google stores time-stamped…

Pipestone, Minnesota Goes Back In Time for 27th Annual Civil War Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-August 11th and 12th was the 27th annual Pipestone Civil War Days in Pipestone, Minnesota. Thousands visited the town to be transported back to the 1800’s. There was everything from soldiers to settlers as people set up camp at Hiawatha Pageant Park. Organizers say people’s curiosity of the civil war era is what draws thousands to the event….

FEMA Authorizes Federal Funding for Vineyard Fire Burning Near Hot Springs

DENVER – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Vineyard Fire in Fall River County, South Dakota. FEMA Regional Administrator Lee K. dePalo approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the request earlier today and…

19-Year-Old Pierre Man Killed in Wednesday Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – A Pierre man has been identified as the person who died late Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Pierre. Colin Hufford, 19, was driving a 2001 Audi A6 2 northbound on Beastrom Road when he lost control. The vehicle went into the east ditch and rolled. The driver, who was the only occupant, was pronounced dead…

Bikers Pedal Against Cancer in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls was taken over by bicyclists today as over a hundred people pedaled around town and along the bike trails. This was the third annual Pedal Farr, Falls Area River Ride.  It’s a fundraiser for the foundation Live Strong and families battling cancer. This is something that hits home for many of the riders.   “Everybody knows…

The Carousel Is Back Around Town

MADISON, SD-  It’s safe to say that most people’s first carnival ride is a carousel.  It could also be a “warm-up” ride before they hit the big roller coasters.  This particular carousel at Prairie Village is special. “This carousel was built sometime between the late 1890s and the early 1900s. It had a couple of different owners before it came…

Fewer Fatalities, DUI’s During 2018 Sturgis Rally

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 4, 2018 to 6 a.m. Saturday August 11, 2018 Item Sturgis Rapid City District District Total Last Year to Date DUI Arrests 98 38 136 150 Misd Drug Arrests 90 60 150 149 Felony Drug Arrests 40 24 64 42 Total Citations 451 422 873 970 Total Warnings 2,015 1,403 3,418 3,395 Cash Seized…

Milbank Man Identified in Fatal One-Vehicle Crash

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a Milbank man killed in one-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 in Codington County. The Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Robert Gerriets was killed in the crash Tuesday afternoon. The Patrol says he was driving a car that went into the median and crashed into a pillar supporting an overpass north…

Sioux Falls Vet Clinic Now Offers CT Scans for Pets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls veterinary clinic is working to bring specialized care closer to pet owners in South Dakota. Best Care Pet Hospital is the only vet in the state with some of the technology needed for animals with serious health issues like cancer. Best Care Pet Hospital aims to give all pets a chance at a healthier…

Yankton County Declares An Emergency After Heavy Summer Rains

YANKTON, S.D. – Yankton County has declared an emergency in an effort to try to access federal disaster money to pay for repairs needed after this summer’s heavy rains. Clay County and Turner County also have submitted emergency declarations to the state. There needs to be a certain amount of damage statewide for the governor to declare a disaster and…