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2 Robberies In 2 Days: SF Police Give Advice On What To Do In Scary Situations

"Do what you're asked," said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens.

In less than a week, two people have become victims of alarming robberies on the streets of northeast Sioux Falls. They happened less than two miles and a day apart. The most recent took place on Friday just before 8:30 p.m. Police say the victim was walking near East 4th Street and North Sherman Avenue when two men got out…

Man Pleads Guilty In Beating Death Of Girl On Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A second person has pleaded guilty in the beating death last fall of a 5-year-old girl on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Thirty-one-year-old Matthew St. Pierre of McLaughlin pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says St. Pierre could face up to life in prison…

LGBTQ Community Reacts After Film Showcasing Same-Gender Crush Goes Viral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-What started as a class project for two Florida students has become a social media sensation. A short animated film about a same-gender crush has gone viral. With nearly 20 million views on YouTube, the film is also getting attention from viewers in the Sioux empire. “The video was very heart warming, I think it’s a feeling that…

FBI Investigators Looking for Suspects After Islamic Center Explosion in Bloomington

NBC NewsBLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) – The Latest on a reported explosion at a Minnesota mosque (all times local): 5:50 p.m. An FBI official says investigators are looking for suspects after an explosive device detonated at a mosque in suburban Minneapolis. Witnesses reported seeing something get thrown at the imam’s office window from a vehicle just before the blast Saturday morning…

Minnesota Sex Trafficking: Married, White Men with Disposable Income

Researchers say law enforcement has likely identified less than 1 percent of people who've purchased sex in the state

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Researchers in Minnesota have discovered that most sex buyers in the state are married, white men with disposable income. Minnesota Public Radio reports that University of Minnesota researchers interviewed more than 150 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and social service employees for the study. The study found that the men tend to be between 30 and 50 years…

Suspect In Sioux Falls Manhunt Arrested In Lake County

Resident Reported Suspicious Vehicle Thursday Morning In Chester

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. — A Tea man was arrested Thursday morning after authorities say he was connected to a manhunt in Sioux Falls Wednesday afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Chaz VanOrman, 35, faces second degree burglary charges as well as possession of stolen property charges. On Wednesday, several South Dakota law enforcement departments searched for VanOrman for three…

UPDATE: Authorities: Persons Of Interest In Manhunt Found In Lake Co.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (UPDATE) – Authorities say the persons of interest from Wednesday’s pursuit and manhunt have been found. Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg says one of the men, 35-year-old Chaz Thomas VanOrman of Tea, was arrested for 3rd degree burglary and possession of property, as well as warrants out of Lyon County, Iowa. Authorities say he’s still being held…

Minnehaha Academy Classes Delayed At Least Two Weeks Following Explosion

Harris says administrators are working to find a facility to house classes for the Upper School

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Latest on the deadly explosion and partial building collapse at a Minneapolis school (all times local): 8 a.m. Administrators at a private Minneapolis school where an explosion and partial building collapse killed two people say the start of classes for some students will be delayed about two weeks. In a memo to parents, Minnehaha Academy President…

18-year-old, Juvenile Arrested in Madison Concession Stand Burglaries

Madison Police Department FacebookMADISON, S.D. (AP) – Madison police have two suspects in a string of concession stand burglaries. The concession stands at three area ballparks were broken into last weekend, and money and other valuables were stolen. Police on Tuesday arrested Benjamin Curley, 18, and a juvenile girl for being in an airport terminal illegally, and later connected them…

Brown County Soybean Crops Damaged by Drifting Herbicide

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Some Brown County farmers are complaining to the state that their soybean crops have been damaged by a drifting herbicide. South Dakota State University Extension specialist Gared Shaffer says the herbicide in question kills broad-leafed weeds but also can damage or kill legumes. State Agriculture Department Agronomy Services Manager Tom Gere says the agency is investigating…

77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Kicks Off, 600,000 Bikers Expected

State transportation officials are expecting between 500,000 and 600,000 bikers this year

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is underway in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. State transportation officials are expecting between 500,000 and 600,000 bikers this year, and public safety officials are reminding bikers and other motorists to stay alert. Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl tells the Rapid City Journal that drivers should use seat belts…

Back-To-School: Choosing A Pack That Won’t Break Your Back

With school starting up in less than a month, it’s time to think about back-to-school shopping. Backpacks are probably the most expensive items on the list, but one Sioux Falls Chiropractor says you typically get what you pay for. KDLT’s Jill Johnson has tips on how to find one that fits properly, and how to wear it correctly. High School…