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Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — When the PREMIER Center was first built, some thought it was part of the design, but the siding on the building wasn’t supposed to be wavy, it was designed to be flat. The Sioux Falls City Council is clearing up confusion about the siding on the more than 100-million dollar building. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center was…

Brandon Fills Empty Seat On City Council

BRANDON, S.D. – Controversy is brewing in Brandon- after a packed city council meeting Tuesday night. Recently, a Brandon City Council member resigned for health reasons.  Three residents were vying for the open seat in the city’s 3rd ward. Chuck Parsons, James Starzl, and Tim Wakefield Junior applied for the position.  Bryan Read, the city administrator, says the council chose the…

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to “Minneapolis Miracle” Game

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to "Minneapolis Miracle" Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Miracles happen every day, but rarely for professional sports teams in Minnesota. It’s for that reason that more than 24 hours later fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the “Minneapolis Miracle.” KDLT’s Nicole Griffith was at the game, and she has the best of the best Sioux Empire fan reactions. “My dad swore a…

Sioux Falls Family Shares Special Connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Monday is Martin Luther King Junior Day, a nationally recognized holiday that celebrates the historic civil rights activist that spoke out against racial discrimination. In 1961, his mission for equity led him here to Sioux Falls. It was a night Emma Armstrong would never forget. Armstrong and some other family members gathered at St. John Baptist…

Hartford Facing Daycare Shortage, Current Facilities at Maximum Capacity

HARTFORD, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls and its surrounding communities are expanding at a rapid pace. Along with expansion, often comes growing pains. The community of Hartford is currently experiencing a side effect of their rapid growth in the form of a shortage of day care facilities. “Right now, I’m full though may of 2019,” said Ashli O’Kane, director…

Suspect In Sioux Falls Double Homicide In Minnehaha County Custody

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls woman wanted in connection to a double homicide is now in custody in Minnehaha County. 27-year old Maria LeClaire was extradited to South Dakota following her arrest in Red Wing, Minnesota last Thursday. She was booked into Minnehaha County jail around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, where she’s being held without bond. She’s charged…

Sioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “Why not make a beer to tribute to the team that I’ve watched through all of the tears and all the joy and everything in between,” says Remedy Brewing Co-Owner and Chief Science Officer Tyler Jepperson. Remedy Brewing Company in downtown Sioux Falls unveiled their newest beer to the public the day the Minnesota Vikings face off…

Agriculture Producers to Expect Tight Budgets for About Two More Years

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota State University expert says increasingly tight financial times are imminent for the region’s farmers, who are already managing depressed markets. Jack Davis is a field specialist at the university’s extension service. Davis presented on crop production and income trends for farmers early this month. The Aberdeen American News reports that Davis has cautioned…

Gov. Daugaard Pursuing Craft Brewery Overhaul

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Craft brewers would be able to produce thousands more barrels of beer each year and sell their suds directly to bars under an overhaul Gov. Dennis Daugaard is pursuing. Daugaard recently had to ask what an IPA is and doesn’t have a favorite home state microbrew, but the Republican governor says state regulations are stifling the…

25-Year-Old Man Killed in Crash Near Beresford

BERESFORD, S.D. – One person died early Saturday evening in a one-vehicle crash three miles north and one mile east of Beresford. The name of the 25-year-old male driver is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved. A 2008 Pontiac G6 was westbound on 294th Street when the vehicle left the roadway at…

Self Defense Class Helps People to ‘Prepare for the Worst’

SIOUX FALLS, SD- January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and two organizations teamed up to use this as an opportunity to educate the public. To prepare for the worst, Fallout Shelter Ministry and Call to Freedom are teaching others to pay attention to their surroundings and defend themselves with a two hour long self defense class. “They’re going to have a little…

Man, 34, Killed in Brown County Crash

GROTON, S.D.  – One person died Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash south of Groton. The name of the male, 34, is not being released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved. A 2011 Nissan Rogue was southbound on South Dakota Highway 37 when the vehicle veered off the roadway and into the west ditch. The…

Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Makes Largest Single Donation Ever to San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO, CA (From The San Diego Zoo:) – Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford announced that he is making a $30 million donation—the largest single gift the San Diego Zoo has ever received. This generous gift will go toward the estimated $69 million cost of constructing a brand-new, completely reimagined children’s zoo, to be named The Sanford Children’s Zoo. “This project…

South Dakota Historic Church Needs Roof Repair

GROTON, S.D. (AP) – A historic church in northern South Dakota is seeking help for a roof replacement project in order to preserve its more than a century-old structure. The Aberdeen American News reports that Trinity Episcopal Church in Groton is the last remaining of the 153 churches built off architect Richard Upjohn’s designs across the state. Upjohn provided free…