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How U.S. Postal Service Handles South Dakota’s Holiday Mail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  There are only three weeks left until Christmas, which means it’s a busy time for the U.S. Postal Service. Billions of pieces of mail will be processed and delivered until New Years.  This holiday season if you’re sending someone a letter or a package, it’s first going to end up at the Sioux Falls Processing and Distribution…

‘Devastated’: 3 Crew Killed in Black Hawk Crash in Minnesota

Courtesy: KARE 11ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) Three soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed. Gov. Tim Walz confirmed the deaths of the soldiers Thursday, but their names were not released pending notification of family. The crash is being investigated and preliminary information on the cause of the crash is…

New Skatepark Could Be Coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD— A new skatepark could be rolling into Sioux Fall, a group called the “Sioux Falls Skatepark Association” has big plans for the project near downtown. The association has to raise “all” of the money to build it, which could make for a bumpy ride. “The first time we had a skatepark in Sioux Falls was in the late…

Athletic Trainers Take Precautionary Measures to Keep Student-Athletes Safe

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Roosevelt Athletic Trainer Scott Roggenbuck said, “I usually walk around from practice to practice, poke our head in to see what’s going on.” Scott Roggenbuck has been checking up on practices and treating athletes at Roosevelt High School for the past 15 years. Over the years he has focused on building relationships with athletes and their…

3 Soldiers Killed In MN National Guard Helicopter Crash

Courtesy: KARE 11ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – All three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not released, pending notification of family. The crash was being investigated and preliminary information on the crash was not released. Maj. Gen….

Noem Responds to Critics Following Budget Proposal with No Teacher Pay Increase

SIOUX FALLS Governor Kristi Noem is answering critics about a budget proposal that would deny teachers a salary increase. Earlier this week, Governor Noem said money is tight and state agencies need to reduce spending. A statement from the South Dakota Superintendents Association called out lawmakers for failing to live up to a set of bills passed in 2016 aimed…

South Dakota Farmers Union “Concerned” About SNAP Ruling

SIOUX FALLS The South Dakota Farmers Union says it’s “concerned” by the recent USDA rule change that impacts food stamp recipients. The new regulation announced on Wednesday strengthens eligibility requirements for those who can receive SNAP benefits. An estimated 688,000 Americans could lose their food stamps under the new rule, including almost 93,000 South Dakotans. In a statement, the South…

USD Law Student Sues State Senator for Blocking Him on Facebook

SIOUX FALLS South Dakota State Senator Stace Nelson is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly blocking a constituent on Facebook. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by USD law student Jeff Church. Church argues Senator Nelson violated his constitutional rights after the lawmaker blocked him from commenting on his public Facebook page. Church is asking for an injunction to prevent Senator…

Mayor TenHaken Advocates Sioux Falls’ 5G Growth on Capitol Hill

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken testified on Capitol Hill Thursday, advocating for 5G and internet connectivity at the municipal level. Mayor TenHaken told senators that nearly every sector of the Sioux Falls economy relies on fast and reliable internet connection. He says 5G is vital to continuing the city’s forward progress. 5G rolled out in Sioux Falls on…

Experts Split Sharply Over New Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, sits for an infusion while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I. New results were released on the experimental medicine whose maker claims it can slow the decline of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)SAN DIEGO (AP) A company that…

Official: Sailor Used Service Weapon to Kill at Pearl Harbor

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Robb Chadwick speaks to the media at the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Hawaii, following a shooting. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU (AP) A U.S. sailor shot three civilians with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before thousands descend on…

SpaceX Launches Beer Malt, Caring Robot and ‘Mighty Mice’

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – SpaceX has launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station, including “mighty mice” for a muscle study,…

Jean Rounds Hospitalized for “Unexpected Hurdle” in Cancer Treatment

Courtesy: Senator Mike Rounds’ TwitterSIOUX FALLS Senator Mike Rounds says his wife is recovering after an “unexpected hurdle” in her cancer treatment. Senator Rounds’ office says Jean Rounds has surgery on Wednesday to remove a hematoma from her right leg. Doctor say the hematoma was likely caused by blood thinners. Jean was prescribed the blood thinners following her surgery last…

Police Identify Sioux Falls Woman Killed in Tuesday House Fire

SIOUX FALLS Authorities have released the identity of the Sioux Falls woman that was killed in a house fire on Tuesday. 50-year-old Lisa Marie Duin was killed in a house fire that broke out at around 11:50 p.m. on W. 15th Street. When firefighters arrived, bystanders reported someone was trapped upstairs along with a family pet. Crews were able to…

Where You Can Square Dance For Free This Weekend

Have you ever wanted to go to a ‘good-old-fashioned-hoedown?’ Maybe learn how to square dance? This weekend, you have the opportunity to do both! Shirley Burgers, with the ‘Pairs and Squares Dance Club’ joined us this morning with more. For more information on the event, click here. Categories: Community, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News

Someone You Should Know: Mother-Daughter Duo Support Local Artists

SIOUX FALLS It’s the most wonderful time of the year for mother-daughter duo Pennie Ogden and Chantel Olson. However, it’s also the busiest time of their year. The two are owners of Art Moms. “We are two artists that do greeting cards and painted artwork and just travel like gypsies and sale our wares,” said Olson. For 16 years, the…

DTSF Inc. “Coupon Book” Exchanges Deals for Donations

SIOUX FALLS With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Downtown Sioux Falls merchants have released their seventh annual coupon book. This book is bringing businesses together for a good cause. “It’s just such a good opportunity to give back to the community,” said Child’s Play Toys Owner Nancy Savage. Since the beginning, Child’s Play Toys Owner Nancy Savage has…