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Guilty Plea Expected In Fatal Reservation Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Court documents show a former corrections officer plans to plead guilty in a fatal distracted driving case on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Sophia Janis, of Porcupine, has admitted to killing 58-year-old Theresa Martinez by recklessly driving an Oglala Sioux Tribe corrections SUV on the reservation in…

Little Girl Wants Picture Of Tooth Fairy

A Canton girl is proud of her offerings to the tooth fairy, but now she wants more out of the deal than just the money. 7-year-old Kambree just lost a tooth Monday at school.  The note she wrote to the tooth fairy reads, in her own spelling of course, “Dear tooth fairy, I like when I lose teeth.  This is…

Three Dead In Murder-Suicide At San Bernardino School

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a man was estranged from his wife before he shot and killed her in a special-needs classroom in San Bernardino in a murder-suicide that also left a student dead. Authorities say 53-year-old Cedric Anderson told the school he’d come by to drop something off for his teacher-wife before the incident. Police Chief Jarrod…

Exotic Animal Society Says Have No Fear Of Their Creatures

Sioux Falls Herpetological Society Stops By KDLT Studio

SIOUX FALLS – When it comes to snakes, lizards, frogs, tortoises and everything in-between, one group says there’s no reason to fret.  The Sioux Falls Herpetological Society is a nonprofit that aims to educate the public about reptiles and amphibians and show people there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to their crew! The group does demonstrations at…

Sioux City School District Budget Director Placed On Leave

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Sioux City school district’s budget director has been placed on leave after raising concerns about the superintendent’s management style. Documents say the district placed John Chalstrom on paid administrative leave Feb. 13. The move wasn’t announced publicly. Chalstrom had accused superintendent Paul Gausman of creating a hostile workplace and threatening his job if he…

Former Boss Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Moorhead Man

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – An acquaintance of a man fatally shot in Moorhead is now charged with second-degree murder. Twenty-five-year-old Neil Johnson made his first appearance in Clay County Court on Monday. Bail was set at $750,000 with no conditions. Prosecutors allege Johnson shot 28-year-old Jacob Glover, a father of three from West Fargo, North Dakota. The complaint says Glover…

Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Could Lose Iowa Millions In Federal Funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Republicans may order the state to foot the bill for a new family planning program that excludes funding for Planned Parenthood. Key GOP lawmakers confirmed Monday they plan to use state money to fund the estimated $3 million program, which requires Iowa to forfeit millions in federal Medicaid dollars. Such a move would tap…

Judge Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) –Surrounded by family and his future colleagues, Neil Gorsuch has taken the first of two oaths as he prepares to take his place as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is being sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court…

Krebs Congressional Campaign Raises $140,000 In First 18 Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Shantel Krebs’ congressional campaign says that she has raised roughly $140,000 during her first 18 days in the race. Krebs’ campaign on Monday announced fundraising numbers in her 2018 bid to succeed U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Krebs’ fundraising exceeded fellow Republican Dusty Johnson, whose campaign says he took in more than $127,000 in the first…

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias To Take Stage At Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias, also known as “Fluffy”, will be performing at the 2017 Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls. Iglesias will be taking the Campbell’s Main Stage on Tuesday, August 8. Iglesias is considered one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with over 300 million views. Wrapping up his current #FluffyBreaksEven World Tour, Iglesias has…

Fisherman Drowns Trying to Catch Drifting Boat near Fort Pierre

The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Karl Palmer of Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A fisherman has drowned trying to catch his drifting boat near Fort Pierre. Pierre Fire and Rescue Chief Ian Paul says a dive team was sent to the Chantier Creek area north of Fort Pierre late Saturday morning. Crews recovered the man’s body. An investigation found the man was fishing from shore when his boat…

After 70 Years, Delmont Baseball Association has Dissolved

The Tripp-Delmont Indee Jacks has been unable to form a team for the past two seasons

DELMONT, S.D. (AP) – A 70-year-old baseball program in Delmont has dissolved. The Delmont Baseball Association is turning over the baseball field and other assets to the Delmont Development Corporation after a decade-long downturn in participation. Jeff Friman and Darren Fechner from the Development Corporation said at a meeting last month that the organization is interested in turning the field…

Hunter’s Heart Journey Finds Hope

16-Year Old Has Successful Heart Transplant Surgery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Last April, planning for a shopping sweep at Sunshine Foods in Sioux Falls was the least of Melissa Tillman’s worries. Her son, Hunter, 16, was on a heart transplant list. Complications were a part of Hunter’s life. His heart was only thirty percent effective, plaguing him with fatigue and a blue hue on his skin. Last Friday, March…

Blackjack Dealers, Pit Boss Charged in Cheating Conspiracy

Federal authorities say the dealers, their pit boss and a customer conspired to steal about $10,000

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Two blackjack dealers are among four people accused in a scheme to steal money from a South Dakota casino. Federal authorities say the dealers, their pit boss and a customer conspired to steal about $10,000 from the Dakota Sioux Casino near Watertown on New Year’s Eve of 2015. Forty-four-year-old Lito Bolocon, 52-year-old Fern Gill, 43-year-old Jeremy Brown…

South Dakota Sees Record Pig Production

South Dakota's 900 pig growers ranked third-best in the nation

PIERRE, S.D.- South Dakota’s 900 pig growers ranked third-best in the nation with a record number of pigs per litter in a recent three-month span. The state was only behind Nebraska and Minnesota, reaching 11.3 pigs per litter. Glenn Muller, executive director of Sioux Falls’ South Dakota Pork Producers Council, says the record is a sign of improving management by…

Police Investigating Stabbing

A 32-year-old man was found with a cut to his neck

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened Friday night. Officers responded to the 600 block of South Minnesota Avenue. A 32-year-old man was found with a cut to his neck. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.   Categories: Local News, News, News Top Story Tags: Sioux Falls…

Sioux Falls Church Prays For Syria

Pastor discusses community call to action

A small gathering Friday evening paid tribute to the victims of Syria’s chemical attack and prayed for those still living in turmoil. A handful of people met at Red Door Church in northern Sioux Falls.  Pastor Zach Bauer asked for residents to educate themselves on the conflict in Syria, to pray for the people there and to reach out to…