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Fatal Plane Crash

Officials identify 3 killed in plane crash

Officials have identified three people killed in a single-engine plane crash north of Spokane last week. The Stevens County coroner’s office on Wednesday identified the victims as Diego Senn, 30, of Spokane; Andrew Trouton, 30, of Prairie City, South Dakota; and Joo Chan Lee, 24, of Spokane. All three were involved with a Moody Bible Institute aviation program in Spokane….

Why the Skyforce Love Sioux Falls

The team celebrates 30 years in this city this upcoming season with a special series of events

It may be hard to believe, especially because many of you may not know much at all about the team, but the Sioux Falls Skyforce is celebrating 30 years in Sioux Falls this upcoming season. Mike Heineman, President of the organization, stopped by to talk with KDLT about a special series of games the team would be playing this year…

Marriott International To Also Remove Plastic Straws and Stirrers

DETROIT – Starbucks isn’t the only major chain making the move. Marriott International says it’s removing plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world’s largest hotel company says the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. Marriott says the year-long timeframe will…

Why You May Be Losing Twitter Followers

Twitter is pulling out all the stops to eliminate fake user accounts. The social media platform began suspending fake user accounts back in May and June. Since then, 400 million fake accounts are no longer showing up as “follow” accounts. The average user won’t see much of a change at all, but some of Twitter’s most popular users are seeing a…

National Weather Service Investigating Possible Tornado

PINE RIDGE, S.D. – A strong storm leveled a mobile home in Manderson and knocked down power lines in Oglala Lakota County. The National Weather Service is working to determine whether a tornado or straight-line winds caused the damage on Tuesday afternoon. There were also widespread reports of hail in the Black Hills region. There were no immediate reports of…

Man Sent to Hospital After Fire Overnight

One man has been sent to the hospital after a structure fire on the north side of Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, police, and medical personnell responded to the home in the 700 block of North Duluth Avenue at 3:30 this morning. No word on the extent of the man’s injuries, nor has a cause been determined. It’s also…

High School “Endorsements” May Help Prepare Students For Tech School

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There’s some new requirements to graduate from South Dakota high schools that could impact your child’s future. The state decided yesterday that high schools will start giving out what they call “endorsements” in addition to high school diplomas. These endorsements are labels for what the student has chosen to focus on. The  “advanced career” endorsement may…

Mother Sentenced for Beating 2-Year-Old Son to Death

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A Pine Ridge Reservation woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Thirty-year-old Katrina Shangreaux, of Porcupine, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder in the July 2016 death of 2-year-old Kylen Shangreaux. She admitted assaulting the toddler with a studded…

Hot Summer Nights Cancelled Due to Possible Severe Weather

The Annual Hot Summer Nights scheduled for this evening in downtown Sioux Falls is cancelled due to possible severe storms predicted for the area. Organizers made the painstaking call early Wednesday in the hopes of best protecting both visitors, drivers and their cars. The 25th Annual Event was scheduled to rev up later this afternoon. The event typically brings hundreds…

Human Remains Found in Minnesota River

Human leg discovered in debris pile

Sheriff’s officials in Wabasha County are investigating the discovery of a human leg found in the Mississippi River. Authorities say deputies responded to a citizen’s call about human remains Saturday afternoon. A resident cleaning out a debris pile near the shoreline in West Newtown found the leg, from thigh bone to foot, with a shoe still on. The Winona Daily…

South Dakota Sainthood

Vatican official to visit South Dakota over sainthood case

A Vatican official is headed to South Dakota to consider promoting the case of sainthood for a Lakota holy man who converted more than 400 people to the Catholic faith. The Rapid City Journal reports that a bishop last year accepted a petition signed by 1,400 people that opened the cause for the canonization of Nicholas Black Elk. A Vatican…

Pentagon Squad Playing in USA Basketball Championships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The summer basketball season usually wraps up in the middle of July for Sanford POWER Basketball Academy. However one team’s season isn’t quite done, as they’ve qualified for a USA basketball tournament. This national tournament is organized by the same group that heads USA Olympic Hoops. Now, a South Dakota team has a chance to make their…

South Dakota To Offer “Endorsement” Option to High School Graduates

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There’s some new requirements to graduate from high school that could offer your student more flexibility. High schools will start giving out what they call “endorsements” in addition to a high school diploma. Pursuing these endorsements are encouraged, not required. These endorsements are labels for what the student has chosen to focus on. For example, a…

Superintendent Addresses Sioux Falls School District’s Future at Rotary Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls School District is facing what officials are calling a good problem. Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher addressed the Rotary Club on Monday about growing school enrollment. The downside is they are running out of space for students. The District predicts that in five years school enrollment will increase to about thirty-four thousand students. Which…

Why We Are a Nation Still Texting and Driving

Chances are you’ve heard the statistics – people who text and drive are six times more likely to be involved in a car crash. In the U.S., mobile phone usage has been a factor in one quarter of all car collisions. But we’re still ignoring the risks. Women more than men. And younger drivers far more than experienced drivers. A…

Out and About with Addie: Week of July 16

  What a fun series of events to celebrate mid-summer here in the Sioux Empire. Everything you need to know for those flying solo or with friends to those who can’t wait to get out with the family, Addie Graham-Kramer, president of The Event Company has details for you! Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 25th Annual Hot Summer Nites, Sioux Falls …