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Congress Approves Bill Expanding Animal Cruelty Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called “animal crushing” videos illegal. The new bill would make the underlying acts of cruelty a federal crime. The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act on…

Krispy Kreme Orders Student to Halt Doughnut Resale Service

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota college student says Krispy Kreme has told him to stop making doughnut runs to Iowa. Twenty-one-year-old Jayson Gonzalez of Champlin, Minnesota, would make weekend runs to a Krispy Kreme store in Clive, Iowa, and pack his car with boxes of doughnuts that he would deliver to customers around the Twin Cities. But less than…

Early Intervention and Prevention is Key to a Healthy Mind

World leaders, health care professionals, and families mark World Mental Health Day around the globe.

Find the right fit, know resources are increasingly available, don’t give up and seek help sooner than later.   The findings are the key takeaways from Emily Learing, Registered Play Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Encompass Health, LLC located in the Sioux Falls area. Learing joined us on the KDLT News Today set to help create awareness…

114th Fighter Wing to Conduct Readiness Training Exercises

Expect a lot of noise in the local skies this Thursday - Sunday

The South Dakota Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Readiness Exercises in the Sioux Falls region this Thursday through Sunday, which means you’ll see and hear a lot of aerial activity in the skies this weekend. The 114th Fighter Wing will be working with Marines from Attack Squadron 231, among others, in the exercise. The initiative is said to…

Dell Rapids Man Announces 2020 Campaign for U.S. Senate

Dell Rapids, S.D. – A former state legislator has announced plans run for U.S. Senator Mike Rounds’ seat in 2020. Democrat Dan Ahlers says he will officially kick off his campaign Monday, September 30th at Papa’s Pub and Eatery in Dell Rapids. “Washington has been taken over by partisan politics. Politicians are more concerned with the next election then getting…

Nebraska Woman Arrested, Fined for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. – A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City Journal states Incontro chose…

Round 2 of Democratic Debate is Party’s Most-Watched Ever

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NBC says round two of the Democratic presidential debate was the party’s most-watched ever. Based on Nielsen figures out Friday, the event including early front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders averaged 18.1 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. That topped the previous Democratic debate audience high of 15.5 million for an October 2015 event, which…

2016 Redux? Trump Attacks on Biden Recall Clinton Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Gearing up to take on Democratic front-runner Joe Biden, President Donald Trump sees echoes of his 2016 foe, Hillary Clinton. Despite polls that show Trump trailing the former vice president in battleground states, the Republican president is relishing the chance to wage against Biden what he believes will be a redux of his successful 2016 campaign. Central…

Trump Campaign Raises $24.8M in Less Than 24 Hours

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in the less-than 24 hours after kicking off his re-election campaign. The staggering sum was announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning by Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. It dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders in the 2020 White House primary raised over the course of the first three months of…

Klobuchar’s Mental Health Policy Inspires Iowa Endorsement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s mental health policy has inspired her first Iowa endorsement. State Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines is one of Iowa’s four black legislators and the mother of a son with developmental and mental disorders. Gaines says Klobuchar made an impression on her during a one-on-one breakfast, when the Minnesota senator shared her…

Warren Releases $100 Billion Plan to Combat Opioids Epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America’s opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences of addiction. Warren’s new opioids measure is modeled on a 1990 law passed to help fight the spread of AIDS and would be paid for using her…

Washington Gov. Inslee Joins Democratic Presidential Field

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New Hampshire and the early caucus state…

Klobuchar Raises $1M Within 48 hours of Launching 2020 Bid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s campaign says the Democrat raised more than $1 million in the 48 hours after launching her presidential bid. Klobuchar kicked off her candidacy Sunday during a snowy rally in Minneapolis. Her campaign says the money was raised from “online and grassroots supporters.” She is one of the few Democrats running for the presidency…

Senator Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, Announces 2020 Run for President

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Add one more name to the growing list of Democrats who want to be president in 2020. Amy Klobuchar, a three-term senator from Minnesota, made the announcement Sunday in Minneapolis. She’s the most prominent Midwesterner in the race so far. Her party is trying to win back voters in a region that help put Donald Trump in…