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Swimming for a Cause

SIOUX FALLS, SD- Summer is a time for having fun in the sun and throwing pool parties, even for dogs. On Saturday afternoon, Paws Pet Resort threw their second Pool Party of the summer for owners and their four-legged friends.  However, this party goes beyond the “doggie paddle.” Half of the proceeds from the pool parties this summer will go…

Hot Harley Nights Continues to Raise Money for Make-A-Wish

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Hot Harley Nights is back for the 23rd year to raise money for Make-A-Wish South Dakota. Biker enthusiasts from across the country gather for food, activities and all thing Harley-Davidson. Owner Jim Entenman says this year is the biggest turnout they’ve had yet. “The motorcycling community is absolutely fantastic and they like to give, like to have…

Missing Lennox Woman Found Safe

7:00 p.m. Update: Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says Sherry Willey has been located and is safe. He extended a “Thank you” to the public for their help. — CANTON, S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a rural Lennox woman. Sherry Nashtock Willey, 46, was last seen on foot leaving a…

Doon Oil Clean Up Expected To Take Up To 18 Months

DOON, I.A. – It’s been nearly a month since a train carrying oil derailed in Doon, Iowa. Initially, Lyon County Emergency Management thought the clean up would take a full weekend. However, they spoke too soon. Now, the process could take up to 18 months. When you look around at Doon, you see two things that normally don’t go together:…

Badlands Motor Speedway Back Up For Auction

BRANDON – It appears Badlands Motor Speedway is back up for sale. According to the speedway’s website, the Minnehaha County Planning & Zoning Office has rescinded a zoning ordinance decision that put the auction on hold. As a result, the speedway is scheduled to go to auction on Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. in Brandon. The website says the minimum…

Residents Clean Up After Floods in Armour and Parkston

ARMOUR & PARKSTON, S.D.- Another round of rain means more flooding. Several towns across Eastern South Dakota have been dealing with excess water all day. KDLT’S Miranda Paige went to Armour and Parkston. Water runs through the streets of Armour. “You know in all honesty, I think that I haven’t really seen this go over like this before. This is…

TransCanada to move materials, prep sites for Keystone XL

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Keystone XL pipeline developer says in a letter to a Native American tribal chairman that the company will start moving materials and preparing construction sites for the project in Montana and South Dakota. TransCanada Corp. said in the letter this week to Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier, of South Dakota, that the work would…

McDonald’s removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness

CHICAGO (AP) – McDonald’s is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. The Chicago-based fast-food chain said Friday it’s acting “out of an abundance of caution” until switching to another supplier. Health officials in Illinois and Iowa say they’ve identified roughly 100 combined cases of cyclosporiasis apparently linked to…

Street Construction Impacting Corn Palace Visitor Numbers

MITCHELL, S.D. – Street construction in Mitchell is impacting visitation at the city’s main tourist attraction. Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt says visitor numbers were at about 114,000 from May 1st to July 9th, down about 13,000 from the same period last year. Board members cite an ongoing road project that’s expected to be mostly complete next week. The Corn…

Sioux Falls Lego Camp Offering Kids a Chance to Design

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If your child loves Legos or Minecraft, well this could be the camp for them. 4D Design and Consulting partnered with Sioux Steel for the Lego Camp. The week-long program gives kids the chance to design the Sioux Steel development through Legos and Minecraft. The kids are creating the Sioux Steel development through their own perception….

Monday: City Announces Development Agreement for the Downtown Railyard

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The city of Sioux Falls is hosting a press conference on Monday announcing the first development agreement in the downtown railyard. At 10 a.m. Monday, Mayor TenHaken, City Planning and Development Services Director Mike Cooper, and the developer group will be at the conference. Redevelopment of the Downtown Sioux Falls Railyard has been a project 10 years…

University of Minnesota president to step down next year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says he will step down next year. Kaler said Friday he will step down as president on July 1, 2019, at the end of his eighth year as president. In a statement, Kaler said his tenure “already exceeds the national average.” He says he knows the university “will benefit from a…

Sturgis craft brewer to build new brewery

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – A craft brewer plans to build a new brewery, taproom and gift shop on the site of a former campground in Sturgis. Knuckle Brewing Co. expects to break ground on the 15,000-square-foot brewery this fall and hopes to be brewing more beer by early next year. The Rapid City Journal reports owner Bryan Carter is also…

Dusty Johnson ends June with $151K on hand in House race

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota congressional candidate Dusty Johnson closed out June with roughly $151,000 in the bank after easily winning the Republican primary earlier that month. A federal campaign finance report filed this week shows Johnson, a former public utilities commissioner, raised about $120,000 from May 17 through June 30. Johnson beat Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and…

23rd Annual Hot Harley Nights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the 23rd consecutive year, Sioux Falls’ JL Harley Davidson is offering the Sioux Empire a weekend full of fun. ‘Hot Harley Nights’ kicked off Thursday night and runs throughout the weekend, with all event proceeds going to the ‘Make-A-Wish’ foundation in South Dakota. Jim Entenman gave Simon Floss an in-depth idea of what to expect…