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KKK Fliers Circulating Around Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Ku Klux Klan pamphlets are circulating around Sioux Falls. They showed up a couple weeks ago and many residents have posted to Facebook about their concerns after finding them. Sioux Falls Police say they’ve also received several reports of these pamphlets. The papers are for the Loyal White Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan. Inside is info about…

Someone You Should Know: Tea’s Tiny Triathlete Wins National Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Evelyn DeGeest. She’s not even in the first grade, but Evelyn has competed in 24 youth triathlons. The impressive feat starts with a swim. “It’s really fun because you’re doing something really hard that you didn’t do before,” said Evelyn. Both of Evelyn’s older brothers compete in youth triathlons. One day, Evelyn decided she wanted…

WomenUnite Shows Support for After School Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Women teamed up today to show their support for after school programs. Harmony South Dakota is a free after school music program in 12 Sioux Empire schools. Right now, 50 students are in the program. WomenUnite hopes to grow that number to 80 students next year. The program isn’t just about musical instruments and catchy songs….

Human error blamed for statewide 911 outage in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Officials in Minnesota say human error was to blame for a statewide 911 outage earlier this month. Minnesota’s Emergency Communications Networks said Wednesday it has concluded its investigation into the Aug. 1 outage . Similar disruptions were reported in North Dakota and North Carolina. According to the agency, CenturyLink, Minnesota’s 911 service provider, said human…

Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Hy-Vee Inc. The suit alleges a woman, her daughter and her grandson became ill after eating pasta salad bought at a Hy-Vee store in Winona, Minnesota. The…

Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan’s clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday, following through on the president’s recent threat. Sanders is citing Brennan’s “erratic conduct and behavior” and accusing him of “lying” and “wild…

Lake County Authorities Searching for Escaped Inmate

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate after he fled from a detention center on Wednesday. Authorities say Keith Bonwell was being held at the Lake County Detention Center on a drug violation charge. They say Bonwell escaped and assaulted an officer. Bonwell was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, and a grey and…

Sioux Falls Business Fails Alcohol Compliance Check

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police say a business in northeast Sioux Falls failed an alcohol compliance check on Tuesday. Police checked 31 businesses in total with only the one failing and selling alcohol to a person under 21. A clerk at Love’s Travel Center, located at 5301 North Cliff Avenue, was issued a citation. Police say in an effort to…

US sanctions shipping firms over North Korea trade

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said Wednesday it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China, Russia and Singapore, as well as the head of the Russian firm. The move…

Victim of Corson County crash identified

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified a woman killed in a weekend crash in Corson County. The patrol said Wednesday 51-year-old Lorraine Iron Thunder, of McLaughlin, suffered fatal injuries when her car went off U.S. Highway 12 about 10 miles west of Mobridge and rolled in the ditch several times. She died at the scene…

Prosecutors say greed, deception drove Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors are presenting their closing argument in the financial fraud trial of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Prosecutor Greg Andres is telling jurors that the case boils down to greed and deception. Andres says that when jurors follow the trail of Manafort’s money, they’ll find it’s “littered” with lies. Andres is making his final appeal…

76 Year Old Woman Dies In Crash Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a woman has died after her car was rear-ended on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 76-year-old driver had slowed down Monday because of a crash up ahead. The patrol says a pickup truck struck her car from behind and pushed it into a third vehicle. The woman died…

Five Areas Focused In Missing Iowa Student Search

Authorities investigating the disappearance of an Iowa college student are focusing on five areas in and near her hometown

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) – Authorities investigating the disappearance of an Iowa college student are focusing on five areas in and near her hometown. Twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was last seen July 18, jogging in Brooklyn in central Iowa. The areas of interest are: her boyfriend’s home in Brooklyn; a carwash; a truck stop; a farm more than 3 miles (5 kilometers)…

Trial set for South Dakota men in fatal Nebraska ATV crash

A September 11th trial start has been scheduled for a South Dakota man and his father on charges stemming from the death of a 21-year-old woman after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeast Nebraska. Cedar County District Court records say 26-year-old Derrik Nelson pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular homicide, manslaughter and other charges. The June 29 crash last year…

Minnesota Voter Turnout Highest in 20 Years

Voter turnout, standing at 21.5 percent, was the highest since 1994, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

MINNESOTA – Primary election day wrapped up in Minnesota yesterday, and the state had the highest turnout of voters in 20 years. Voter turnout, standing at 21.5 percent, was the highest since 1994, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Usually, midterm primaries see more of a 10 to 15 percent voter turnout. Here’s a few of the big reasons…

SF City Council Recommends Consultant Studies Falls Park Safety

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Safety at Falls Park continues to be a hot topic. City councilors have already approved building a new viewing platform, but several other suggestions have been made to make the park safer from fences to more signs. Now an outside party could weigh in. City council members unanimously made a recommendation at Tuesday’s city council meeting…

2018 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Previewing The 2018 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and KDLT Sports is ready to bring you all the action in 2018!  Our Gridiron Preview is back with a look ahead at the college and prep season.  We start with a look at NCAA Division One & Two by looking at how SDSU and USD will replace some of their stars and…