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Kayaker Drowns in Covell Lake

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (from Sioux Falls Police Department) – At 8:14pm Saturday, Emergency Crews responded to Covell Lake for a water rescue. Initial reports were that two kayakers capsized on the water and were struggling to make it to shore. One kayaker was rescued and brought to shore and received treatment at a local hospital. The second kayaker was…

Possible Drowning Reported In Northern Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – First responders were called to the scene of a possible drowning Saturday evening in Sioux Falls. Details are limited.  Metro Communications dispatch tells KDLT News that a call came in at 8:15 p.m. for a report of a drowning on Covell Lake, which is located at Terrace Park near W. Madison Street.  Police, Fire Rescue and a…

Two Women Wanted In Connection To Deadly Shooting Arrested

REXBURG, IDAHO – The two women wanted in connection to the deadly shooting in Sioux Falls last weekend are being held in an eastern Idaho jail. According to the Madison County Jail in Rexburg, Idaho authorities arrested 30-year-old Martece Saddler and 22-year-old Christina Haney and brought them to the jail around midnight or 1 a.m. Thursday.  Idaho State Police found them…

Someone You Should Know: The Roller Derby Family

SoDak Attack has built a culture that values family over winning

SIOUX FALLS, SD—  This week’s Someone You Should Know is a team, a roller derby team that has built a team-oriented culture. Jayme Nelson aka “Pain Maker” started SoDak Attack in 2012 as a way to give kids something she did not have growing up. “Playing roller derby for so many years myself, all I knew is I wanted the kids…

Sioux Falls Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Ramon Deron Smith Courtesy: Minnesota Department of CorrectionsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting. Police issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Ramon Deron Smith. Police say Smith is suspected of shooting three people, one fatally, on Saturday. The warrant is for Murder Second Degree, Manslaughter First…

Minnehaha Co. Residents Affected By Flooding Granted Individual Assistance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Citizens of Minnehaha County whose homes were affected by spring flooding might now be eligible for individual assistance through FEMA. This is due to the rain and snow storms the area endured from mid-March to late April. Minnehaha County officials say Disaster Recovery Centers will be set up later this week. The centers are walk-in facilities…

Livestock Development Initiative Criticized as Bribery

PIERRE, S.D. – A South Dakota initiative to promote livestock development is being criticized as state-sanctioned bribery. The initiative offers counties hundreds of thousands of dollars each time they approve a new permit for a large-scale livestock operation. Former Democratic legislator Kathy Tyler is a member of the grassroots group Dakota Rural Action. Tyler says the program amounts to bribery….

USGS International Satellite Meeting Returns to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD— For the first time since 2012 the US Geographical Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center hosted its Landsat Technical Working Group meeting in Sioux Fall. As 11 different countries are meeting with the US Geological Survey to discuss Landsat Satellites. “Landsat is an earth observation mission. That basically takes images of the ground every day,” said Steven Labahn,…

Sioux Falls School District Clarifies Upcoming Elementary Schedule

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Heather DeWit is one of several parents voicing their concerns about changes to the upcoming elementary school schedule in Sioux Falls.  Her daughters, Addi and Mickila, are finished with elementary school.  But their concerns are the reason why Heather is speaking out. “For them art, music, P.E., band, and orchestra we’re a huge part of that experience…

Police: Material Witness Warrants Issued for Three in Weekend Shooting

Ramon Deron Smith Courtesy: Minnesota Department of CorrectionsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police have issued material witness warrants for three people in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting in Sioux Falls. Police say they are searching for 34-year-old Ramon Deron Smith, 30-year-old Sioux Falls resident Martece Arielle, and 22-year-old Sioux Falls resident Christina Haney. Smith is described as a 6’0″ 200-pound African-American male with long…

Trial for Sioux Falls Woman Charged in Cold Case Moved to September

The trial for a Sioux Falls woman charged in a nearly 40 year cold case that was scheduled to begin today, has been postponed to September 3, 2019. 57-year-old Theresa Bentaas faces murder and manslaughter charges after allegedly leaving her baby outside to die in 1981. Back in March, Bentaas pleaded “not guilty” to those charges and a judge set…

Sioux Falls Police: One Person Killed in Weekend Shooting

Ramon Deron SmithCourtesy: Minnesota Department of Corrections UPDATE: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police have issued material witness warrants for three people in connection with Saturday’s fatal shooting in Sioux Falls. Police say they are searching for 34-year-old Ramon Deron Smith, 30-year-old Sioux Falls resident Martece Arielle, and 22-year-old Sioux Falls resident Christina Haney. Smith is described as a 6’0″ 200-pound African-American male with long…

82-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash South of Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. – One person died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash south of Watertown. Names of the deceased and the other person involved are not being released pending notification of family. A 1996 GMC Yukon was westbound on South Dakota Highway 22 when it made an illegal lane change to cross U.S. Highway 81. The vehicle collided with a 2013…

Humboldt Man Killed in Moody County Crash

COLMAN, S.D. – A Humboldt, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash northeast of Colman. A 2017 Ford F-250 pickup was southbound on Interstate 29 when it left the roadway to the left, collided with a guard rail and rolled over the bridge. The vehicle came to rest in the median…

Survey Asks for Public Input on Sioux Falls Events Center Campus

Sioux Falls, S.D. (from the City of Sioux Falls) Mayor Paul TenHaken’s Events Campus Study Group launched a public survey to gather input from the community on the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Campus. Available at siouxfalls.org/ec-survey, the short survey asks for input on the current status of the campus and looks for feedback on potential improvements. Survey respondents will be…

Trump Approves South Dakota’s Disaster Request

After more than $45 million worth of damage was estimated to have been done by extreme winter weather and spring flooding, President Trump has granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration. Federal money will be used to help residents, businesses and local governments across the state recover from property damage.  The president signed the declaration late Friday.  FEMA…

Police: “Multiple Victims” In Afternoon Sioux Falls Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls police are investigating after a shooting just east of downtown. Police were called to the area of 9th Street and Cliff Avenue around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon for a report of gunshots.  Details are limited.  According to investigators, several males got into an altercation.  The suspect then pulled out a handgun and fired at…