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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Police Impersonator Scam

LINCOLN CO., S.D. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is warning people of a recent phone scam targeting people living in the area. According to a post on the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page, authorities have fielded reports of a person impersonating a Lincoln County Deputy. The caller is “spoofing” the Sheriff Office’s telephone number. The caller is allegedly identifying…

Person, Dog Shot Near Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls police are investigating a shooting just north of downtown. Details are limited.  Police were called to the 800 block of North Dakota Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.  According to an officer at the scene, one person has been shot and a dog has also been shot.  The extent of their injuries has not been…

Trump Criticizes California Over Lawsuit Against Border Wall

FILE – In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. California’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, against Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying 16 states — including California — allege…

Presidents Day: The Past Six Presidents Have All Visited SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls last September was the talk of the town. However, he isn’t the first president to visit.  23 presidents have visited South Dakota since it became a state, 16 of which visited South Dakota during their presidency. President William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, sat in this chair…

Lawmakers to Take Up Bills on Presumptive Probation, Transgender High School Athletes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers plan to take up bills this week to end presumptive probation, promote “intellectual diversity” on college campuses and target an activities association policy for transgender student athletes. Lawmakers return Tuesday to the Capitol. A bill to reverse South Dakota’s presumptive probation policy for some lower-level felonies is set for debate Tuesday in a…

Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: (From the City of Sioux Falls) The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Plowing of emergency snow routes began Sunday, February 17, 2019, and will continue until routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes are subject to ticketing and towing. Zone…

Growing Hemp Could Be Advantage for Farmers

CENTERVILLE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem and lawmakers are clashing over legalizing industrial hemp in South Dakota. Hemp was legalized nationally with the 2018 Farm Bill, but now it’s up to the states to decide. “It is something that would be beneficial for us to be looking at,” says Craig Andersen a Centerville farmer. Andersen has been farming in Centerville since…

Sioux Falls Man Facing Rape, Child Porn Charges Following Investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man is in custody following a months-long investigation into an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 15-year-old girl. In October, police say they received a tip from a mutual friend of the two that something might be going on. Police conducted interviews and eventually were able to get a search warrant…

Supreme Court Says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Back at Work

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December. The court’s press office says the 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending the justices’ Friday closed-door conference at which they’re weighing whether to add new cases and finalizing opinions in cases argued in the…

Home Investor Finds Staircase Booby-Trapped With a Knife

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia real estate investor says a home he was scoping out came with an unadvertised surprise – a stairway booby-trapped with a swinging knife. Ekrem Uysaler says he and his team were looking at the home in January when one of his co-workers saw a small line on the home’s staircase. WCAU-TV reports he stopped his construction…

Coming Together For One Heartbeat in Parker

  PARKER, S.D. — Residents of a South Dakota town are showing they’ve got big hearts on Valentine’s Day. They’re hoping to help one of their own. It’s a regular game night at Parker High School, but a silent auction and the smell of a pork feed fill the hallways “As soon as word got out about the benefit people started…

Sheriff Investigating Case Of Neglected Horses

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – The Kingsbury County Sheriff, Steven Strande, says his department just doesn’t see a lot of animal cruelty cases. Well, this investigation is certainly unusual. It concerns about 30 malnourished horses. When you take a closer look, you can see the ribs on these horses, shivering through the winter. “Their winter coat kind of hides the condition of…

SD Lawmakers Discussing Alcohol Delivery Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – What if you didn’t have to brave the cold to buy your favorite beer? That convenience could soon be a reality in South Dakota. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people 21 and over to order alcohol online or over the phone. Some family-owned liquor stores say this bill would put them at…

Sioux Falls Police Search for Suspect in Stabbing

Sioux Falls Police are searching for the person responsible for a stabbing Sunday night in the 700 block of West 6th Street. The call came in just before 10:30 p.m. Police say they found the victim with multiple stab wounds. The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. A witness described a possible suspect as a black male, 5’8″-6’0” tall…