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E-Bikes Could Soon Hit the Sioux Falls Bike Path

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Bikers, runners, walkers and their dogs frequent the Sioux Falls bike path. Soon you might see another mode of transportation as well. E-Bikes could soon be hitting the trails. Allowing the electric bikes passed a first round of voting at this week’s city council meeting. “It’ll allow more people to use our trails here in Sioux Falls….

Consultant Recommends Restricting Access To Falls Park Dangers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The City of Sioux Falls says a third party consultant has finished its safety review of Falls Park. Alliant Insurance Services was hired to review the drowning risk at the park.  Overall, a consultant reported that the city has implemented adequate measures to prevent injury or death.  The consultant says one of the biggest problems is…

Someone You Should Know: Baby Bella Follow-Up

CROOKS, S.D. – One year ago, we brought you the story of Isabella Mares. The baby girl was born weighing two pounds. She spent last Christmas fighting for her life in the NICU at Sanford, her future uncertain. KDLT’s Allison Royal caught up with baby Bella this holiday season to see how’s she doing. Last year, Santa visited baby Bella…

Race Cars to Return to I-90 Speedway Mother’s Day Weekend 2019

HARTFORD, S.D. – When I-90 Speedway closed in 2015, race fans and drivers were left Deflated. “Imagine you’re a football fan and suddenly there’s no high school, no college football, and you can barely watch any pro games locally. That’s what race fans in the Sioux Falls area have been going through for the last couple of years,” said Shawn…

O’Gorman High School’s S.T.E.M. Program is Flying to New Heights

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   It’s not every day students are told to fly drones in a gym, but today’s all about education. “Anytime that we can give the kids an opportunity to use hands on manipulative to help them deepen their understanding and growth their depth of knowledge does help them,” says O’Gorman High School Computer Science Teacher Tara Johanneson. What…

City, Fraternal Order of Police Union Unable to Reach Agreement on Labor Negotiations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the last several months, the City of Sioux Falls and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 have been negotiating a labor agreement. The city has declared an impasse is now asking city councilors to approve its latest offer to the union. “the city declared impasse, it definitely was not a mutual thing.” Tommy Schmitz,…

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland Dies in Minnesota

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) – Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90. Bergland’s daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died Sunday at a nursing home in Roseau in northern Minnesota As Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter, Bergland had the difficult job of defending to Midwest farmers Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the…

Stabbing in Rapid City Makes City’s Third Homicide of the Year

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City police say a 32-year-old woman has been arrested in a fatal stabbing on the city’s west side. Police say the suspect was arrested following the Saturday morning stabbing and is being held at the Pennington County Jail. Police did not identify the victim, pending notification of relatives. Authorities say it’s the third homicide…

South Dakota Man Obtains Grant to Research Quick-Frozen Hops

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man receives a state grant to further examine his patented method of preserving ales. Spearfish native Steve Polley obtained a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture Department to research the effect of quick-freezing hops to maintain beer’s taste and quality. Hops are filled with bittering amino-acids that provide tartness in the early stages…

First Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has reported the state’s first flu-related deaths of the current flu season. The department said Friday that two people, both over 65, have died from flu-related causes. One was from an area covered by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and the other was from the North Central District…

Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Attempting to Murder Six-Month-Old Son

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Friday morning, Julia Alzoubaidi pleaded not guilty to attempting to murder her six-month-old son. She’s facing first-degree, premeditated attempted murder and felony child abuse for a child under seven charges. On Friday, a judge reinstated her $250,000 cash bond. In court, the state testified that the 34-year-old  is not living with baby at this time,…