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Winter Wonderland Goes Live at Falls Park

There’s been quite a bit of work at Falls Park lately. For years, the area has been transforming into a Winter Wonderland. Friday was opening night for the park. “It’s a beautiful display. It’s the same wonderful display that we’ve been putting up for years. You know, it’s great. It’s a great time of year and it’s become a family…

City Council On Mission To Get To Bottom Of Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Panels

Request For Proposals For Independent Contractor Sent Out Wednesday

The Sioux Falls City Council is on a mission to get to the bottom of the flawed metal panels on the outside of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. They’re looking for an independent contractor to find out if the panels are actually doing their job. The request for proposals went out Wednesday. From the beginning, people have questioned how it…

Effects Of K2: SF Couple Admitted To Smoking Synthetic Marijuana Before Leaving Baby Outside

The synthetic drug, known as K2, is in the spotlight after a Sioux Falls couple admitted to smoking the drug before allegedly leaving their baby outside overnight. We brought you the story two weeks ago: a 2-month-old baby boy found abandoned in a car seat outside of a Sioux Falls church. Police say he was wearing just a onesie, and…

SF Police Hope Ride Sharing Company Will Help Improve Safety, Cut Down On DWI Arrests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– With Lyft possibly in route to Sioux Falls, police are hoping the ride sharing company helps improve public safety and will cut down on the number of DWI arrests they make each year. For the last three years, Sioux Falls Police have arrested more than 11-hundred people for DWI each year in the city. So far this…

Court Documents: Mother & Father Of Infant Left Outside Overnight Admitted To Smoking K2

Mother Of Baby Charged With Abuse, Neglect Following Father's Arrest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– The mother of the infant found abandoned outside of a Sioux Falls church overnight has now been charged. It comes after she admitted to police that she and the child’s father had been smoking K2. Twenty-eight-year-old Mary Louise Jennesse is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. An employee at Faith Family Church found the 2-month-old boy…

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…

So Far, Improvements Have Washed Away Problems At Flood Prone Intersection In SF

49th Street & Louise Avenue Is The Only Intersection In The City With Water Sensors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– On days like today, one of South Dakota’s busiest intersections would be pooling with water. Forty-ninth Street and Louise Avenue had the tendency to flood even with small amounts of rainfall. But with new improvements, are city officials noticing a difference? KDLT’S Jill Johnson has more on how they’re keeping the water at bay. In heavy rainfall,…

FULL STORY: Father Arrested For Child Abuse, Neglect After Infant Left Outside Overnight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Police say the father of the infant left outside of a Sioux Falls Church has been arrested. The 38-year-old is charged with felony child abuse and neglect. Police say the 2-month-old baby was left outside overnight earlier this week. Police say they got the call Tuesday morning. An infant had been found in a car seat abandoned…

Sioux Falls Pulling Mosquito Traps: Expert Looks Back At Season And West Nile Virus

South Dakota Has Seen 66 WNV Cases So Far This Year, 151 Reported in 2016

Sioux Falls is done testing mosquito populations for the season. While people are still feeling the bite from mosquitoes, the city says we’ll see a lot less in the coming weeks. City of Sioux Falls Health Program Coordinator Denise Patton said, “I know that people are still seeing mosquitoes, and the last week-and-a-half is still really fresh in people’s minds,…

FULL STORY: Sheriff On Officer Involved Shooting: ‘This is what the officer was up against’

Suspect Involved In Domestic Dispute Allegedly Raised Pellet Rifle At Officers Before Deputy Shot Him

MINNEHAHA COUNTY, S.D.– We continue to learn more about the officer involved shooting that took place just north of Sioux Falls over the weekend. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in a domestic dispute raised a pellet rifle at a deputy before the deputy shot him. The call began as a domestic dispute early Saturday morning. “Not only…

Police On Standoff In Downtown SF: ‘This turned out exactly the way we wanted it to’

Parole Absconder Was Behaving Erractically But Surrendered Peacefully

Sioux Falls Police say a parole absconder arrested following a hours long standoff was behaving erratically and likely on drugs. Forty-three-year-old Jeremy Hoeft is charged with possession of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, marijuana and is being held in jail on a parole detainer.  Police say parole services contacted metro communications that a parolee out of Rapid City was in the…

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…

SF Police Chief, Mayor Say Change Starts With Curfew: ‘The youth of our city are being taken from us’

City officials in Sioux Falls are pleading with parents to show their kids some tough love. It comes after the city has seen three homicides involving teens in the last 18 months. They say changes need to be made… starting with curfew. Police Chief Matt Burns said, “We need to change the narrative in our city. We need change the…

Court Documents: Casino Robbery Suspects Planned To Use Money To Buy Meth To Sell In SD

Second Suspect Arrested Tuesday In Connection To 3 Sioux Falls Casino Robberies

Police have arrested a second person in connection to a string of robberies at Sioux Falls Casinos last week. Along with 27-year-old Angel Provincial, 39-year-old Eddy Freddy Lopez of Luverne, Minn. has also been charged with three counts of 1st degree robbery. Police say they first ran into Lopez on Sept. 6, minutes after the Crown Casino was robbed. “As…

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…