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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…

Lawmakers to Discuss More Gun Laws, Industrial Hemp This Week in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to debate bills on missing and murdered indigenous women, industrial hemp and campus gun policies. Legislators return Monday to the Capitol. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday is scheduled to hear a bill that would direct the Division of Criminal Investigation to prepare guidelines for the reporting and investigation of…

Senator Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, Announces 2020 Run for President

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Add one more name to the growing list of Democrats who want to be president in 2020. Amy Klobuchar, a three-term senator from Minnesota, made the announcement Sunday in Minneapolis. She’s the most prominent Midwesterner in the race so far. Her party is trying to win back voters in a region that help put Donald Trump in…

“Hop For Holly” Fundraiser Benefiting Girl with Cancer

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  A member of the KDLT family is going through something no parent should have to go through. The 5 year old daughter of our Chief Photographer, Adam Huntimer, was recently diagnosed with cancer. Holly has Rhabdomyosarcoma. A “Hop for Holly” fundraiser is taking place Monday night at Air Madness in Harrisburg. There are 12 different attractions…

Learning About Life on the Farm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Some Sioux Falls youngsters are learning what farm life is like. Fourth graders at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary had dairy farmers stop by class today. This is the 6th year of Adopt A Farmer through Ag United for South Dakota. Farmers are adopted by the students which mean they share monthly videos with the kids showing how they…

Part 2: Sanford & State Representative Respond to Autism Therapy Insurance Exceptions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Wednesday night, we introduced you to South Dakota moms fighting for their children with autism. They say their children benefited from ABA, or applied behavioral analysis therapy. Now, it’s no longer covered by their insurance, and they say their children are paying the price. In 2015, former Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 190 into…

Sioux Falls Shopko on 41st Street to Close May 12th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Once again, the Sioux Falls Shopko store on 41st Street is slated for closure. It was announced last month the store would remain open, however Shopko officials say things have changed. The 41st store will begin liquidation next week and close on May 12. “Through our conversations with the potential buyers, it has become clear that…

Historic Watertown Building Catches Fire

Photo Courtesy Lori KayeWATERTOWN, S.D. – A historic building in Watertown has caught fire. Crews were called the former “Harbor Bar” around 5:30 Thursday morning. When they arrived, pressurized smoke was coming out of the windows and doors. Within a half-hour on scene, the floors had collapsed making it unsafe for fire crews to go inside. Assistant Fire Chief Donovan…

Legislation Allowing for Publication of South Dakota Drivers License in Spanish Advances

A bill many are watching as it makes its way through the South Dakota legislature right now is SB 117. The legislation is asking lawmakers to legalize state drivers license tests in Spanish as well as English. South Dakota remains among only a handful of states that don’t already provide the service. There is bipartisan support for the bill, and…

“Our Whole World Fell Apart” – South Dakota Moms Fight For Autism Therapy Insurance Coverage, Part One

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A group of South Dakota moms didn’t know each other a couple of weeks ago. Now, these moms are bonded forever. They’ve teamed up, fighting for their children with autism ,and they’re taking their battle to the state capitol. A child’s cry, seeking sensory experiences in an overwhelming world. This is autism. “If we didn’t understand her…

Raising Awareness for Abuse Survivors

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The journey to recovery is not easy for victims of rape or domestic abuse. However, an organization is eager to help. The Compass Center provides free counseling services to survivors of abuse. Tuesday was the 10th Annual It’s in the Bag fundraiser. It’s the main source of funds for the organization. Around 400 people gathered to…

911 Service Disrupted in Parts of Baltic, Crooks and Garretson

Update 11:30 a.m. from Alliance Communications: Phone and Internet services have been restored. If your services haven’t resumed automatically, unplug your wireless router and your phone from the electrical outlet and plug them back in. If you continue to have issues, contact us by dialing 611 from any Alliance phone or call (605) 582-6311 from your cell phone. Or send…

Chronic Pain Given as Top Reason for Using Medical Marijuana

FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, a clerk reaches for a container of marijuana buds for a customer at Utopia Gardens, a medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit. Chronic pain is the most commonly cited reason people give when they enroll in state medical cannabis programs. A study published Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in the journal Health Affairs…