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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Already Flooded Communities in Southern Minnesota

SLAYTON, M.N. – Heavy rains continue to hit Southern Minnesota hard. In fact, some spots have seen up to eight more inches of rain than normal over the past two weeks. Many businesses and homes are still dealing with initial flooding. However, more rain is already underway. “This has been the worst flooding we’ve seen,” said Randy Martin, the General…

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Dept. to Host Annual “Citizen’s Academy”

CANTON, S.D. – If you’re interested in learning more about how law enforcement protects our communities, a course returns this summer to give citizens an inside-look at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The “Citizen’s Academy” consists of a ten week course that provides hands-on learning when it comes to policies and procedures. Active shooter situations, crime labs, and traffic stops…

23rd Annual Hot Harley Nights Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the 23rd year in a row, Hot Harley Nights is back. The annual event kicks off tonight at J&L Harley Davidson in Sioux Falls. It’s “Family Night” with food, games, face and even a Nascar simulator. Hot Harley Nights runs through Sunday, with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish South Dakota. A change this year, the weekend…

City: Summer is Optimal Time for Sidewalk Inspection, Repair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summer is sidewalk safety season. You might think the city is responsible for the sidewalk in front of your house, but according to state law, the sidewalk adjacent to your home is actually your responsibility. Officials with the city of Sioux Falls say summer is the perfect time to get your sidewalk inspected and repaired. If…

Iowa health officials looking into rise in parasitic illness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa health officials are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from the parasite Clycospora. The Iowa Department of Public Health issued a news release Thursday saying the illnesses appear to be connected to consumption of salads from McDonald’s restaurants. The department says the Illinois Department of Public Health has noted a similar increase in…

Report: SEC probes Facebook privacy issues

NEW YORK (AP) – A report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned its investors about privacy lapses involving the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. The Wall Street Journal said Thursday that the SEC has requested information from Facebook on how much the company knew about Cambridge Analytica’s use of user data. The report cited…

Clay County Officials Remind Residents to Heed “Road Closed” Signs

VERMILLION, S.D. – Authorities in Clay County are reminding drivers to heed road signs, after a farmed damaged equipment while driving past a “road blocked sign.” The Clay County Sheriff’s office tweeted photos on Wednesday of an accident about nine miles North of Vermillion on University Road. They say it happened Saturday morning, when a farmer drove past the road…

Trump tweets ‘very nice note’ from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has tweeted a letter him from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon) heralding “epochal progress” in U.S.-North Korea relations. Trump describes the letter as a “very nice note” and says, “Great progress being made!” The letter is dated July 6. That’s when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pyongyang and seemingly…

US service member killed in Afghanistan; 2nd in 6 days

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. military says a service member died Thursday of a wound sustained in combat in eastern Afghanistan. The name of the service member was being withheld pending notification of family members. It was the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in less than one week. On Saturday, Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel, of South Gate, California, was…

Millions from anonymous donors to influence Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Even before Trump’s announcement Monday that he had picked Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, advocacy groups had begun lining up for and against the nomination. Those groups say they’ll spend heavily to influence the outcome of what’s…

Austin, Texas Artist Ella Reid to Perform in Downtown Sioux Falls

Stillwater, Minnesota native, Ella Reid has been a musician her entire life. But it wasn’t until two years ago, while living and working in California, that Reid had had enough of the corporate life and decided to follow her dream of being a singer/songwriter. She is currently on her Big Girl Pants Tour and making her way back to her…

Average US mortgage rates edge up; 30-year at 4.53 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, marking their first increase since early June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages ticked up to 4.53 percent from 4.52 percent a week earlier. Despite the decline in recent weeks, long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years….

Roommate charged with murder in southwest Iowa man’s slaying

WASHINGTON, Iowa (AP) – A man’s roommate has been accused of stabbing him to death in southeast Iowa. Washington County Court records said Thursday that 64-year-old Clarence Pedersen is charged with first-degree murder. He’s due in court in Washington later Thursday. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him. The Washington Police Department sent…

Construction error delaying new exit ramp on I-35 at Ames

AMES, Iowa (AP) – A construction error is delaying completion of a new exit ramp for northbound Interstate 35 motorists at Ames. Iowa Transportation Department engineer Scott Dockstader told station KCCI that support beam piers for the new westbound exit onto U.S. Highway 30 were built too high. Workers have to jackhammer off the tops and pour new concrete to…

Someone You Should Know: K-BACK FM’s ‘Crash’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – His is a voice you should know, ‘Crash’ from K-BACK FM has been on the air for decades but if you haven’t seen him in a while you might not recognize him. ‘Crash’ has recently placed an importance on his health after two years ago, he nearly lost his life. “I was on the air June…