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Family ‘heart-broken’ over death of star golfer

Celia Barquin ArozamenaAMES, Iowa (AP) – Relatives in Spain of a star collegiate golfer who was stabbed to death by a stranger on an Iowa golf course say they are distraught. Miriam Arozamena says it was terrible fate that her 22-year-old daughter, Celia Barquin, crossed paths with her killer on Tuesday morning. Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with murder…

US tags Iran anew as top terror sponsor, global attacks fall

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States has once again named Iran as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, accusing it of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East. The State Department’s annual survey of global terrorism released on Wednesday said Iran and its proxies are responsible for fomenting violence in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon…

Sanford International: A Very Unique Journey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Golfers and fans are gearing up to tee off tomorrow for the Sanford International. But there is a uniqueness to this tournament that the fans will be able to enjoy. Just like every journey, this one starts with a single step. “I give all the credit in the world to Sioux Falls they’ve really embraced it….

Last Weekend of Fall Parade of Homes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking to rebuild, remodel, or touch up some areas of your house there’s plenty of inspiration this weekend. The Fall Parade of Homes wraps up this weekend. The parade features nearly 50 homes to tour. All the homes, except for two feature homes, are free. The two feature homes each cost $5 to view,…

Farmhand pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Iowa runner

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) – The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Cristhian Bahena Rivera entered his plea Wednesday at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged in the killing of Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who disappeared while out for a…

Davison County approves 2 swine finishing operations

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Davison County officials have approved two separate 2,400-head swine finishing barns in the county. The Daily Republic reports that the county Board of Adjustments voted Tuesday in support of the swine finishing operations after more than 50 people showed up to discuss and debate the projects. Pipestone Systems would manage hogs at both operations. One of…

Opening Statements Today in Savanna Greywind Murder Case

FARGO, N.D. – Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday for a North Dakota man charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of a 22-year-old woman who bled to death when her baby was cut from her womb. William Hoehn (hayn) has admitted to covering up the death of Savanna Greywind, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed…

Faulkton school district eyes $8.2 million bond issue

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) – The Faulkton school district hopes to have a January election on a bond issue for school improvements. Superintendent Scott Lepke says architects estimate it would cost $8.2 million to add a new middle school, high school and commons area at the Faulkton school. The American News reports that the estimate does not include the hiring of…

‘Field of Dreams’ Vandal Pleads Guilty

DUBUQUE, Iowa – A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” has changed his plea to guilty. Dubuque County court records say 21-year-old Austin Pape, of Dyersville, entered the plea Monday, the day his trial was to begin on a felony charge of criminal mischief. His…

Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence. Investigators say their contrasting lives intersected in the most violent way when Richards allegedly attacked and stabbed Barquin to death at a…

KDLT Sanford International Preview Show

A Look Inside The First Ever PGA Champions Tour Event In Sioux Falls!

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time ever, Sioux Falls is hosting a PGA Champions Tour event.  The Sanford International tees off on Friday, and KDLT has you covered with all you need to know about the tournament in our special Sanford International Preview Show!  We’ll have a look inside the ropes at the key holes, personalities, and…

Thousands Voting on Sioux Falls $190 Million School Bond Proposal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls voters are making a $190 million decision. In the morning, the polls averaged 1,000 voters per hour, many leaving with a sticker souvenir. However, things get even busier in the afternoon when people get off of work. That’s when one familiar Sioux Falls face arrived at the polls to vote. “There’s all these important…

NorthWestern Energy to refund customers $3M after tax cuts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State regulators have approved an agreement with NorthWestern Energy to refund roughly $3 million to customers after last year’s federal tax cuts. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that commissioners voted to accept the settlement agreement, which also bars rate hikes until 2021. The refund will be roughly $18 for an average household electric…

Authorities Investigating Body Found Near Renner

RENNER, S.D. – Authorities are investigating after a body was found on Ditch Road near Renner. Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Walsh tells KDLT News that they are treating this as a crime scene at the moment. Authorities say someone was driving to work on Ditch Road when they noticed the body of an adult male. Authorities arrived on scene…

Suspect in golfer’s slaying has history of violence

AMES, Iowa (AP) – A homeless man charged in Iowa with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain has a history of violence and drug use dating to his teenage years. Court records show that since 2014, 22-year-old Collin Daniel Richards has been charged with abusing a former girlfriend, using a baseball bat to smash a vehicle window and burglarizing…

Authorities Arrest Suspect in Weekend Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 30-year-old Sioux Falls man is facing assault charges after police say he shot two people during an argument at a party on Sunday. Police say the incident happened at around 3:00 a.m., Sunday, at a residence in the 2000 block of South Spring Avenue. Police say an argument broke out before 30-year-old Deven Green shot…

Second Minnehaha County escaped inmate arrested in Iowa

William CalkinsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve caught up with an inmate who escaped from the Minnehaha County Correctional Center last month. The Sioux Falls Area Joint Fugitive Task Force says it received information Monday night that led to the capture of Lowell Calkins in Council Bluff, Iowa. Calkins is awaiting extradition back to Minnehaha County. He was…

SDSU Working to Predict West Nile Virus Cases

BROOKINGS, S.D. – According to the Centers for Disease Control, South Dakota has one of the highest rates of West Nile virus in the United States. But thanks in part to South Dakota State University, many counties across South Dakota are able to do more to fight the disease. This year, South Dakota is at a high risk for the…