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Beloved Flandreau Meat Locker Destroyed In Fire

Officials: Too Early To Determine Cause Of The Fire

FLANDREAU, S.D. — A building that’s been in the community since the late 1930’s is changed forever. A little before noon Thursday, first responders received a 911 call reporting a fire at the Flandreau Meat Locker. Moody County Deputy Sheriff Ken Prorock said it’s too early to say what caused the fire. All of this happening on locker lunch Thursday….

Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Sees Same Dog Three Times, Returned Twice

Shelter Has Fewer Returns After Change In Visitor Policy

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society takes extra steps to make sure that those who are looking to adopt find the right animal. But that doesn’t mean they have a 100 percent success rate. Zelda hopes her third time is a charm. “Zelda… look at her,” says Sioux Falls Area Humane Society Adoption Counselor CJ Burd. “She’s definitely a high…

Sioux Falls Pedestrian Suffers Minor Injuries In Train Accident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Police say a pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being grazed by a train in Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls Police Sergeant Randy Brink says the pedestrian was trying to cross the railroad near Drake Springs Aquatic Center at 12th Street and Cliff Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police say he was sitting close to the edge of the tracks…

SD Restaurant Excited For Commercial Shrimp Harbor To Move Into Minn.

Last week, a company announced that they’ll be bringing a commercial shrimp harbor to Minnesota. From one harbor alone, tru Shrimp Systems says they’ll harvest seven million pounds of shrimp each year, but what’s the demand for shrimp locally? “It’s southern influenced fine dining is what we do,” said Bros Brasserie Americano Owner and Chef Ryan Tracy. “It’s a really…

SF Police: No Tips In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured 2 Pedestrians

Police continue to search for the suspects involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured two people over the weekend. Police say they haven’t gotten any tips regarding the crash in eastern Sioux Falls. “The woman has life threatening injuries and there’s really no change from that,” said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. Police say a 44-year-old woman has two…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested For Assaulting Teenage Daughter, Pointing Gun At Teenage Son

Police say a Sioux Falls man was arrested for assaulting his teenage daughter and pointing a gun at his teenage son. Thirty-six-year-old Chad Allen Johnson is charged with simple and aggravated assault, as well as, possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Police say the incident took place at their home in the northeast part of town Saturday just before 9…

Hit And Run Crash In Sioux Falls Causes Thousands In Damage

Police Looking For Known Woman Suspect

Police say the driver involved in a hit and run crash in south Sioux Falls caused thousands of dollars in damage. According to police, the accident happened Sunday at around 9 p.m. Police say a woman driving a Yukon was traveling east in the westbound lane on Ralph Rogers Road, and then drove out onto Minnesota Avenue. The SUV then…

Philando Castile Family Reaches $3M Settlement In Death

Photo courtesy of Ben Garvin, KARE 11MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. The settlement avoids the drawn-out process of…

South Dakota County Plans Program To Keep Youth Out Of Jail

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A judge has approved a program that Davison County’s lead prosecutor hopes will keep more juveniles out of the court system. State’s Attorney Jim Miskimins says he’ll base the program off a model in New Jersey that directs youth away from the justice system while still holding them accountable for their actions. Judge Steven R. Jensen’s…

2 LSU Researchers Get Nearly $1M To Study Honeybees In South Dakota

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton Rouge and the nation’s largest beekeeper . They’ll be studying…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested for Threatening His Children with A Firearm

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars for threatening his children with a gun Saturday night. Chad Allen Johnson was arrested for simple and aggravated assault as well as possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Police say they were called to a neighborhood in the northeast part of town just before 9 o’clock. When they arrived at the home, police…

Storyland Children’s Theatre Underway At McKennan Park In Sioux Falls

KDLT's Josh Bixler Takes You Front Row And Center

For more than 25 years, Storyland Children’s Theatre has been a staple in Sioux Falls. Produced free of charge by the city Parks and Recreation Department, the shows drew around 21,000 visitors last year. Storyland Children’s Theatre was started in 1989 through a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council. The shows take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during…

Defenders Seek $350,000 For South Dakota Death Penalty Case

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Pennington County Public Defender’s Office is asking the county for about $350,000 to help defend a man facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend. The extra costs in Jonathon Klinetobe’s case involve expert evaluations, travel expenses and witness fees. The 27-year-old Klinetobe, of Sturgis, is charged with first-degree murder for…

Soccer Tournament Expected to Net Big Profit For Sioux Falls

The influx of the expected 15,000 people coming into town could boost area restaurant sales by 25 to 40 percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The soccer balls were already flying Friday as 224 teams dawned on Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls for opening day of the U.S. Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships. The tournament, which ends Wednesday, brings in teams and fans from across the country. While the players come here to score, it’s the Sioux Falls economy that wins…

Reaction Continues After GOP Health Care Bill Revealed

Sen. Thune, South Dakota Democrats Discuss Debate Of Obamacare Replacement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The reveal was quiet but the reaction was loud. The GOP-controlled Senate released their version of the Obamacare replacement Thursday. Senator John Thune said the response to the bill was “predictably partisan.” “Even if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, we’d still be having this conversation because this is a failed system that has to be…