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SOUND: Augie and USF Embracing Importance of Key to the City Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s a highly anticipated week on the football field for Augie and USF as they battle for the Key to the City. Each team brings a 2 and 1 record into the game. The Coo have had bragging rights after winning a second straight last year *and fifth in six games in the series. Both head coaches…

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is cutting the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to 30,000. The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year’s cap of 45,000 was too low. The 30,000 ceiling announced Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the maximum the U.S. will admit during the fiscal…

State Lawmakers Approve Online Sales Tax Collection

PIERRE, S.D. – In a special session today, South Dakota lawmakers approved two bills that allow the state to collect online sales tax. Governor Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota is losing out on online sales tax revenue, but that could be fixed soon. Starting November 1st, if you live in South Dakota and buy something from a business outside of…

Sharing the Road With School Buses: Driving Law Reminders

S.D.-As school starts back up there are more school buses out on the roads “Give yourself a little bit more room around those school buses because kids are often getting off that bus and they’re going all different directions to their homes,” said South Dakota Highway Patrol Sergeant, Matt Koll. The South Dakota Highway Patrol has some helpful reminders to…

Worrisome Weed

Aggressive weed found in North Dakota for the first time

An aggressive pigweed species weed that’s strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides has been found in North Dakota for the first time. The Agriculture Department says Palmer amaranth has been positively identified in a soybean field in McIntosh County, in the southeast. The aggressive pigweed species has been found in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa in recent years,…

Reward for Stolen Guns

Reward offered after 20 to 30 guns stolen in Rapid City

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with Rapid City police and a firearms trade group are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about 20 to 30 guns that were stolen from a sporting goods store. Authorities say the guns were taken during a burglary at The Rooster in Rapid City early Wednesday. ATF…

Two Gubernatorial Candidates Participate in Dakotafest Forum

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Farm Bureau, a bipartisan organization, organized the Dakotafest political forums this year to introduce voters to the candidates on the November ballot. The candidates looking to be South Dakota’s next governor were invited to a forum this morning. Democratic candidate Billie Sutton and Libertarian candidate Kurt Evans accepted. The two spent 90 minutes…

Fugitive’s arrest ends with fire in Hartford

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The arrest of a fugitive on a felony warrant ended when a garage went up in flames in Hartford. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the wanted man slammed a deputy’s squad car multiple times with his vehicle that was parked in a garage. The suspect drove through the back of the garage to escape…

High Profile Allegations Have Catholic Parishioners Asking Tough Questions

NEW YORK – Who should be allowed to serve as priests in the Catholic church, only straight men? Or gay men as well? Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed the long-running debate. Some conservatives want a purge of all gay priests. Moderates want the Church to eliminate the need for secrecy by…

Sturgis Rally Attendance Up

Sturgis rally sees 8 percent traffic increase

The South Dakota Department of Transportation’s tally of traffic at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally shows a nearly 8 percent increase over last year. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie tells the Rapid City Journal that the number of vehicles attending last year’s rally started strong, but fell off as the event progressed. He says this year’s traffic sustained throughout the…

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…

Weekend crash in Corson County kills 51-year-old woman

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A one-vehicle crash in Corson County over the weekend killed a woman. The Highway Patrol says the 51-year-old woman died 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 shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday. Her name was not immediately…

One Dead In Overnight Sioux Falls Shooting

Sioux Falls Police Still Investigating

Sioux Falls police were dispatched to the 300 block of E. Falls Park Drive around 9:54pm Sunday night to an apparent shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two victims. Both were taken to an area hospital where one later succumbed to their injuries. The police are still investigating. Stay with KDLT News for the latest updates. Categories: Crime, Local News, News…

Wildfire Haze

Dakotans experience wildfire haze, air quality issues

Residents in the Dakotas are experiencing lower air quality and seeing some hazy skies because of the ongoing wildfires in the western part of the United States and Canada. The low air quality will be coupled with some hot summer days heading into the weekend with estimates of up to 100 degrees in some parts of the state. Individuals who…