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No Evidence of Gunshots After Reports of Shots Fired

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Police Department says they found no evidence of gun shots Saturday night after a person reported that someone fired a gun near W. 12th Street and Lyons Boulevard. At 7:57 pm police responded to the area. According to a press release, police say “no evidence was located to corroborate the initial report to…

Axe Throwing at Escape 605, Leagues Starting Soon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-If you’re not feeling challenged enough playing darts, there’s a different kind of throwing experience in Sioux Falls that involves something a bit bigger. Folks can now try axe throwing at Escape 605. It’s the next generation of escape rooms. “It’s just another team building aspect,” said Adam Stockberger, Owner of Escape 605. “I say it’s darts on…

A Lesson in Taking Action: Sanford Hospital Scare

ABERDEEN, S.D- It was a scary morning for staff at the Sanford Hospital in Aberdeen who thought they heard gunshots. It ended up being a false alarm, but as KDLT’s Miranda Paige reports the decisions staff made were important. When staff at Sanford Hospital heard banging noises believed to be gunshots coming from a patient’s room around nine this morning,…

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…

Infant Death Investigation Underway, Mother In Custody

  UPDATE: Sioux Falls Police tell KDLT News that Angelia Berg was taken into custody Friday around 5 p.m. at the Law Enforcement Center. SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-An investigation is underway regarding the death of a 4-month-old girl. Police are also searching for the baby’s mother who they say is facing several charges. Wednesday police responded to a call at an…

South Dakota AG Community: Critics of Trade War & Bailout Plan

The president announced Tuesday, July 25th, a $12 billion plan to pay farmers for their losses and find new global markets.   However, some in South Dakota’s ag industry say a bailout won’t stop the damaging domino effect of the trade war with China. “It’s kind of a poor bandaid to put on for the time being,” said Scott Stahl,…

Gray Television and Raycom Announce $3.6 Billion Deal

Merger will form third largest television broadcast group

In a joint statement Monday morning, Gray Television, Inc. and Raycom Media, Inc., an employee-owned company, announced that they will be merging. The transaction will create the single largest owner of top-rated local television stations and digital assets in the country. The companies announced as well that upon the closing, Raycom President and CEO, Pat LaPlatney, will become Gray’s President and Co-Chief…

Sioux Falls Business Prepares for Next Generation of Tower Climbers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Everyday you might listen to the radio, watch TV or use your phone, but you probably don’t think about how you’re able to do that. Sioux Falls Tower And Communications is one of the companies that makes it all possible. They opened their new 25-thousand square foot corporate headquarters and training center today. The new facility has…

68th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday marks the 68th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. People across the nation honored those who have served in the U.S. military. Sioux Falls had their own celebration. Veterans and spectators gathered at the South Dakota Air National Guard to honor those who serve past, present and future. Awards were given to service men and women for…

Lyft Leads to More Ordinance Changes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The introduction of Lyft to Sioux Falls has created new competition for driving companies. Not everyone thinks it’s a level playing field. Those concerns have led city council to re-evaluate some transportation laws. The council unanimously passed two proposals last night. Both brought forward by council member Greg Neitzert. The first change will allow  luxury pick up…

Long Snow Season Causes Late Start to Mosquito Preparation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Due to the longer snow season, the City of Sioux Falls Environmental Health is in rush mode to prepare for mosquitoes. “You know we’re just around the corner from seeing everything change really fast, said Denise Patton, Health Program Coordinator. Usually by now they’d have spent several weeks setting up around 20 traps all around town, but…

An Earth Day Tradition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s Earth Day today, a day that’s recognized worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Since it was so nice out, many people celebrated Earth Day outdoors. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces you to two people who were hard at work helping mother nature: Categories: Local News, News Tags: day, earth, Earth Day, Environment, feature, mother nature, news,…

3 Arrested in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D.- It’s quiet now, but Monday night this neighborhood on the Southwest side of town had emergency responders on the scene outside of a residence. “Law enforcement got a call of a stabbing that had occurred at the 900 block of 39th Street Southwest,” said Watertown Sheriff, Brad Howell. The stabbing victim, 28-year-old Christopher Spotts, was taken to the hospital…

Sioux Falls Man Celebrates his Irish Heritage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Jack Doherty just added a new pin to his collection.  It’s from the 2018 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Since 1980, when the parade began, he’s walked in every Sioux Falls Saint Patrick’s Day Parade To march in the parade requires purchasing a pin, so now he has 39. He says he never meant to start a collection…

Sioux Falls Unveils Big Construction Plans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Mayor Mike Huether announced projects to not only fix streets, but fix infrastructure underground. This idea is to make our lives easier getting around the city, but that starts with construction. “It’s time, let’s get those dang orange barrels out, lets get them out now and lets make some good stuff happen when it comes to road repair…

South Dakota Suing Major Prescription Drug Manufacturers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- South Dakota is taking on the issue of addiction from all angles. Just announced today tobacco companies will pay the state nearly 30 million dollars as part of a lawsuit settlement. Attorney General Marty Jackley says there’s another important fight that’s beginning. The state is going after the makers and sellers of prescription painkillers. “I believe that these…

Residents Still Without Water in Webster

WEBSTER, S.D.- Since Monday the citizens of Webster have been dealing with a water emergency. At one point everyone’s water was shut off. “So that was kind of just on a whim, like a phone call and I guess we’re just closed for the day,” said Kristen Marko, a server at Pereboom’s. Some water has since been restored, but people are…