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Native Languages “At a Critical Stage of Loss”

Tribal leaders throughout the Dakotas hopeful new programs will save and revalitalize what is left

We’ve reported recently that there is an incredible demand for a new Lakota language class being offered in Sioux Falls. Extra classes have been added to try and accommodate a desire to learn the language among both Native and non-Native community members. While the trend is encouraging, it is not necessarily new. Native language classes have been growing in recent…

City Officials: Ride Sharing Company ‘Lyft’ En Route To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Hailing a cab with the press of a button could soon become a reality in Sioux Falls. A ride sharing company has taken the first step necessary to operate in South Dakota. The Department of Revenue confirmed Monday that they’ve issued a state sales tax license to Lyft. “It gives you a big city feel,” said Sioux…

Boy Scouts To Allow Girls: Local Program Will Welcome Change With Open Arms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Boy Scouts of America made a monumental decision this week. The organization announced it will begin allowing girls as early as next year. KDLT’s Jill Johnson talked to the local program based in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Council says they will welcome the change with open arms. Inside the Sioux Council Office is more than 70 years…

AAA Travel: Caribbean Islands Now A Go Following Hurricanes Irma And Maria

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– AAA Travel says some of the world’s most popular travel destinations are open for business again following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. They say the Caribbean Islands are mostly unscathed and airlines have lifted travel bans. “This year has just been a really weird year. I mean, it’s just one after another after another and that’s what’s caused…

Police: 14-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teens Led Authorities On Interstate Chase In Stolen Vehicle

Teens Also Charged With String Of Car Vandalisms

Two Sioux Falls teens are facing more charges after police say they led authorities on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. Police believe the 14-year-old boys are responsible for vandalizing nearly 40 vehicles in central Sioux Falls. On Sunday night into early Monday, police say they received nearly 40 reports of car vandalisms. They say car windows had…

Patterson Appeals Conviction To SD Supreme Court: ‘There was no evidence of a disciplinary event’

Patterson Was Sentenced in 2015 To Life In Prison For Death Of Adrian Peterson's Son

VERMILLION, S.D.– The Sioux Falls man convicted of killing former Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson’s biological son appealed his conviction to the South Dakota Supreme Court. Joseph Patterson’s case was heard at USD’s School of Law on Monday, where the defense argued that there was no motive or evidence to support his conviction. It’s been nearly two years since a jury…

SD Supreme Court: City Should Release Settlement Documents Involving PREMIER Center Siding

SD Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Argus Leader

The South Dakota Supreme Court has handed down a ruling requiring the city of Sioux Falls to release once confidential documents involving the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to the public. This comes after the Argus Leader newspaper took civil action against the city two years ago when officials refused to release the documents. While the PREMIER Center has proved beneficial…

Old Battleship Will Live On Through New USS South Dakota

During its time at sea, it was one of the most decorated ships in the United States Navy. The USS South Dakota served just under five years, and was decommissioned in 1947. Now 75 years later, the former battleship will live on. “It was there for the major battles and the bombardments, and supporting the air craft carriers,” said Former…

Miss North Dakota Crowned Miss America 2018: Former Contestant Says It Gives SD Hope

Miss North Dakota has been crowned Miss America 2018, the first ever titleholder from the state. Even though a Miss South Dakota has yet to earn the same honor, a past contestant says it gives others hope. “Your new Miss America is… Miss North Dakota.” Competing against 50 other women on national television, 23-year-old Cara Mund took the title of…

Nurse Arrested Then Released In Utah After Refusing To Give Blood Draw To Police

Local Attorney, Officer Talk Legal Rights In SD

Some disturbing video released this week is taking over social media. The video shows a Utah Nurse being placed in handcuffs after she refused to allow a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious patient. The nurse says the officer didn’t have a warrant or meet the criteria needed for taking blood. She was released shortly after and never…

Dog Flu Or Kennel Cough? Sioux Falls Vet Says Only One Has Hit South Dakota

Kentucky, Texas, and Florida have all seen recent cases of the Canine Influenza Virus. In the last month, the Dog Flu has spread to the Midwest with eight confirmed cases in Minnesota. It has yet to make its way to South Dakota, vets are seeing similar symptoms. Dr. Mike McIntyre at Sioux Nation Pet Clinic says people get scared when…

Solar Eclipse Viewers Make Most Of Rain In South Dakota

South Dakota wasn’t the ideal place to watch the solar eclipse. While rain may have spoiled some viewing parties, visitors at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls made the most out of it. Eight-year-old Alyssa Clow of Harrisburg said,”It’s where the moon goes over the sun.” The Washington Pavilion has been planning activities surrounding the solar eclipse for a year….

Someone You Should Know: SD Native Has Long History Of Calling History At Sioux Empire Fair

The Sioux Empire Fair turned 78-years-old this year, and there’s one man who has only missed 20 of them. Not only has the Huron native attended the fair every year, he has a rich history of calling history at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. KDLT’s Jill Johnson shows us why Denny Oviatt is ‘Someone You Should Know’. “You always have to…

SD Weights & Measures Have Skimmers On Radar

Locating Devices Also Falls On Retailer & Customer

If a business uses any type of weighing or measuring device, the State of South Dakota likely keeps an eye on it. When it comes to gas station pumps, Weights & Measures inspects more than just the fuel. They also look for devices that can steal your credit card information. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your own inspection…

USGS Helps Create New Drought Monitor, Looks At Faster Moving Conditions

South Dakota and much of the Northern Great Plains are going through a drought; conditions that developed strong and fast. While federal and state agencies rely on the U.S. Drought Monitor to manage those conditions, the US. Geological Survey’s Center is developing a new system to help them see and respond to changes faster. “We see dryer conditions later in…

Radio Station Shows Us How Long It’s Been Since Garth Brooks Has Performed In SD

DJ JD Collins: 'We registered people (for tickets) via fax.'

One of the most beloved and successful country music stars announced Wednesday that he’ll be stopping in South Dakota. Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in September. The concert will be Brooks’ first appearance in Sioux Falls in 20 years, and marks the tour’s last stop in South…

When The City Sprays: Sioux Falls Seeing Increase In Mosquitoes Due To Recent Rain

While much of the state has seen dry conditions, the city of Sioux Falls has a different problem. Due to the recent rain, city officials say the mosquito population has increased. City of Sioux Falls Environmental Health Program Coordinator Denise Patton said, “This is a mosquito trap that we have throughout the city. It’s called a CO2 baited light trap.”…