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City Announces First Agreement in Downtown Railyard Redevelopment

Rendering Courtesy: City of Sioux FallsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has announced a development agreement with Black Iron Railyard for the southern parcel of the downtown railyard. This is the first development agreement since the city purchased the land from BNSF Railway in 2015. The Black Iron Railyard development will include four acres of land south…

Scoreboard Friday, July 13th

Scoreboard Friday, July 13th

Scoreboard Friday, July 13th American League Twins 11, Tampa Bay 8 *Mauer HR, 4 RBI’s American Association Fargo-Moorhead 11, Canaries 3  *Garrett 2 RBI’s Senior Players Championship 2nd Round @ Chicago -11 Scott Parel -10 Jeff Maggert, Brandt Jobe -9   Tom Byrum (5 others) Women’s Senior U.S. Open 2nd Round @ Chicago -4 Trish Johnson -4 Laura Davies -1 Julie…

Mitchell street construction impacting Corn Palace visitors

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Street construction in Mitchell is impacting visitation at the city’s main tourist attraction. The Daily Republic reports that Corn Palace Director Scott Schmidt says visitor numbers were at 113,760 from May 1 to July 9, down about 13,000 from the same period last year. Board member Jeff Smith cites an ongoing road project that’s expected to…

US watchdog criticizes FAA oversight of American Airlines

DALLAS (AP) – A government watchdog says a federal inspector overseeing American Airlines was too cozy with the carrier and did not respond to safety complaints raised by the pilots’ union. The inspector general of the Transportation Department says the Federal Aviation Administration inspector failed to respond to questions about unqualified pilots and whether planes were safe after maintenance work….

Dept. of Justice Settlement – South Dakota

U.S. Attorney’s Office Settles Lawsuit Against South Dakota Landlord

RAPID CITY, SD – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the United States has reached a settlement agreement with a Rapid City landlord to resolve a lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of sex and familial status, in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit arose from a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…

Red Cross Helping Sioux Falls Family Displaced by Fire

Blaze appears to have started in basement

At 6:19 p.m. Tuesday evening, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a basement fire at 1212 S Western Avenue in a single family home. First arriving crews reported moderate smoke within the structure of a residential home. Residents reported the fire started in the basement and the first-in crew made entry into the basement reporting moderate heat…

The Places You Don’t Normally Wear Sunscreen But Should

Your lips, eyelids, ears, and scalp are all important areas to protect

Dr. Christina Olson, a family medicine specialist with Sanford Health, talks about what families and physicians are most concerned about when it comes to sun exposure and changing skin conditions. And NBC News has more on how not only you might prevent sunburn, but also how you want to treat it if you are in the sun too long. Click…

Deadly white-nose syndrome confirmed in South Dakota

Responsible bat protection efforts continue

South Dakota, June 29, 2018 – Earlier this summer on a calm evening under the towering Ponderosa pines of the Black Hills National Forest, researchers made an unfortunate observation – a bat with suspicious wing lesions. Laboratory testing in early June at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center confirmed the arrival of the deadly white-nose syndrome in South…

Marsy’s Law Changes Allow for More Information Sharing

Minnehaha, Pennington counties make tweaks after Marsy's fix

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says his office can be more open with crime information after South Dakota voters approved changes to the “Marsy’s Law” victims’ bill of rights. The measure aimed at fixing bureaucratic problems Marsy’s Law created for authorities took effect this week. Some law enforcement agencies are still reviewing their responses, while others…

One Rule to Follow If You’re Attending Your First Powwow

If you’ve never been to a powwow, this weekend you’ve got an incredible opportunity to attend the 151st Annual Wacipi in Agency Village, South Dakota. Community Planner for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Crystal Owen, hopes you’ll stop by booth 11 for some conversation, camaraderie and a free lemonade. And in the interview above, she also explains the one thing (among others)…

What is So Incredible About First Farmers to South Dakota Region

The amount of history you can unearth during a visit to Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is astounding – both literally and figuratively.  Cindy Gregg, executive director of the Village, explains what is so unique about the mid-state stop and the accomplishments of some of the first farmers in the region. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Cindy…

Minnehaha County Sheriff Escapee

Walked away from custody at Avera McKennan Hospital

Update: Goodsell has been located. (Sioux Falls) At approximately 12:45A.M. on July 5th, 2018, Leighlonnie Marie Goodsell escaped from the custody of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, while she was at Avera McKennan Hospital. Goodsell was in custody on several warrants relating to possession of a controlled substance. She was last seen without clothing and travelling westbound from Avera McKennan…

Brown County Fatal Crash

One Dead, Two Injured

ABERDEEN, S.D. – An 86-year-old Aberdeen man has died from injuries sustained in a June 23, 2018 crash west of Aberdeen. A 1999 Chevrolet Blazer was southbound on 385th Avenue when it stopped at the posted stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 12. The vehicle then proceeded across the westbound lanes of U.S. 12, colliding with a westbound…

Zinke – MAGA Socks

Zinke deletes photo of his Trump socks after complaints

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has deleted a photo of himself wearing socks with President Donald Trump’s face and the slogan “Make America Great Again” after multiple groups said he was violating federal law. Zinke tweeted the photo before speaking Tuesday to the Western Governors Association at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Zinke later apologized and re-posted the photo with “Make America…

“Kids’ Nite in the Park”

Tuesday, June 26th

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host free summer fun for the entire family at Kids’ Nite in the Park on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 6–8 p.m. at McKennan Park, located at 1400 South Third Avenue.   A variety of activities will take place throughout the park for your enjoyment, such as inflatables, food trucks,…

Missing Person – Farm Search

Pair charged with murder after remains found in Minnesota

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say two people killed a man on a Minnesota farmstead before burning the body and burying the remains in two separate sites. Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and abetting murder with intent, but without premeditation. They face 40 years in prison if convicted. Jensen and Westcott were arrested during…