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Monday Classes Canceled at The University of South Dakota-Vermillion Campus

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota-Vermillion has canceled classes and events for Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, due to the snow storm. The USD Vermillion campus remains open. Non-instructional personnel should use their own best judgment on whether to report for work. All employees should submit their time sheets by 10 a.m. Monday. At this time the university expects…

Possible Snow Fall Could Cause Snow Alert

SIOUX FALLS, SD- It’s forecasted that we’ll receive snow Sunday and traffic services says its important to prepare. There’s a chance that a snow alert will be issued and if there is you must remove your car from the street or you’ll be ticketed and towed. Emergency snow routes are immediate so it’s important to be check for alerts. Traffic services…

Second Annual Women’s March in Sioux Falls

  SIOUX FALLS- People across the country marched for women’s rights today including many right here in Sioux Falls. At 10 this morning 25 hundred people from across the Sioux Empire marched from Carnegie Town Hall to the County Courthouse. They did it to celebrate accomplishments achieved over the last year and as a call to action for different concerns such…

Federal Government Shutdown Prompts Furloughs at Ellsworth Air Force Base

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The federal government shutdown means furloughs for hundreds of civilian employees at Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota. The U.S. Air Force says the shutdown requires a furlough for about 500 civilians at Ellsworth, starting Saturday. A news release says civilians will report to work Monday following their normal duty hours and receive…

King Of Glory Church Hosts Kings Kloset

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Dozens of people went home with needed necessities and toiletries today, thanks to the work of the King Of Glory Church. The giveaway is called Kings Kloset and it’s an event the ministry holds every third Saturday of the month. It’s a chance for individuals to come by the church and collect household goods like soap, shampoo,…

Hutchinson County Courthouse Dilemma Bring Lawsuit

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) – County commissioners in southeast South Dakota may face a lawsuit over a proposed courthouse. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Hutchinson County commissioners passed a construction resolution Tuesday for a $4.5 million courthouse in Olivet. The current courthouse was built in 1881, making it the oldest still in use in South Dakota. But Menno…

23-Year-Old Woman Killed in Crash Near Sisseton

SISSETON, S.D. – One person died and another was seriously injured early Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash north of Sisseton. Names of the two people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2007 Ford Crew Cab was southbound on Interstate 29 when the vehicle left the road and eventually rolled. The 23-year-old female passenger was ejected…

Sioux Falls Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: At approximately 11:55 p.m. on Friday January 19th, 2018 officers of the Sioux Falls Police Department responded to an armed robbery that occurred at a local business in the area of W 46th St and S. Western Ave. When the officers arrived on scene an employee told them that an individual entered the establishment with his…

Three Face Charges in Major Sioux Falls Meth Bust

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Three people are facing drug charges after what police are calling a “major meth bust” in Sioux Falls this week. Authorities say the bust comes after a four-month-long investigation. In September of last year, authorities say they found hundreds of grams of meth inside the home of 51-year-old Diane Lynn Thomsen’s home on North Cliff Avenue in…

SD Charges Dropped For California Murder Suspect

Tosten Lommen, 30, fighting extradition

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Authorities in South Dakota have dropped local charges against a California man who they say was arrested with his mother’s body found in the vehicle he was driving. The procedural move by prosecutors clears the way for 30-year-old Tosten Walsh Lommen to be returned to California to face a murder charge in that state. However, Lommen…

Dairy Program at SDSU Flourishing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s fair to say the dairy program at South Dakota State University is doing well. Along with an education, students gain real world experience, as well as an incredible 100% job placement. However, in many cases students have a job waiting for them before they graduate, due to the high demand in the industry. Members of…

Retiring Sheriff Dennis Johnson Talks Life Lessons Learned from Law Enforcement

CANTON, S.D. – Dennis Johnson is a South Dakota symbol, a sheriff that’s been keeping South Dakota safe for 41 years. Now, he tells KDLT he’ll retire soon. Many Canton and Lennox residents are still haunted by the name Gary Mulder, the man who killed his ex-wife’s boyfriend in 2005. Sheriff Johnson recalls getting the phone call that authorities picked…

Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break To Farmers Who Sell To Co-ops

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives instead of other buyers. The provision from Republican Sens. John Thune of South Dakota and John Hoeven of North Dakota surfaced in the final days of the…