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SD Congressional Delegation Responds To Trump Impeachment Inquiry

South Dakota’s Congressional delegation is sounding off on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Tuesday about opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Democrats are expected to explore whether Trump pushed Ukraine’s leader for help investigating Democrat Joe Biden and his son during a summer phone call. Pelosi called reports “a betrayal of our national security” and a “betrayal of our…

POET Closing Plant, Blaming Trump Administration

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) – The owner of a western Indiana ethanol plant is blaming its shut down on the Trump administration allowing some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. South Dakota-based ethanol producer POET says it will cease production by mid-October at its Cloverdale plant, one of four it operates in Indiana. A company…

What to Do with Your Money Amid Recession Fears

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Wall Street has rallied as the President, and his top economic advisors, work to reassure the American public, and the world, that our economy is strong. But not everyone is sold. A growing number of economists are predicting a significant downturn within the next two years. So, where does that leave us? Christina Lynn, of Lynn…

Trump Criticizes California Over Lawsuit Against Border Wall

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is criticizing California’s lead role in a multi-state lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. On Twitter Tuesday, Trump noted last week’s decision by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to cancel a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Trump claims the “failed Fast Train project”…

Trump Campaign Takes Steps to Prevent a Challenge Within GOP

FILE – In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump points to a supporter as he departs a rally at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. President Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The initiative includes changing state party rules, crowding out…

Tech Firms, States Face Feds in Net Neutrality Court Battle

WASHINGTON – Tech companies and nearly half a dozen U.S. states are clashing with the Trump administration in federal court over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of rules aimed at preventing big internet providers from discriminating against certain technology and services. The face-off comes in a federal appeals court hearing Friday. The companies, including Mozilla and Vimeo, want…

USPS Carriers, Employees to Rally Against Privatization

Letter carriers and other U.S. Postal Service employees are being called to rally here in South Dakota and nationwide this Monday to draw attention to what they say is the threat of privatization. In a statement on the American Postal Workers Union’s webpage, organizers say, “Privatizers – those who want to sell the public postal service to private corporations – are hard at…

Behind The Scenes of President Trump’s Visit To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a historic day for South Dakota. President Trump touched down in Washington, D.C. after spending Friday afternoon in Sioux Falls. KDLT’s Allison Royal was there when Trump stepped onto South Dakota soil for the first time in his presidency. “I’ve never met a president before,” said Miles Duncan, age 12. It’s an experience few…

President Trump’s Visit Prompts Cancellation of Hot Air Balloon Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’ll be a first.  President Trump is coming to Sioux Falls this Friday. The White House confirms its his first trip to the Mount Rushmore state since taking office. He’s hosting an event with Republican gubernatorial candidate Kristi Noem. Trump’s visit postponed one event, then inspired another. It’s a family-friendly Friday. Hot air balloons decorating the…

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,…

Ag Dept. Announces $12 Billion Plan For Farmers Hurt By Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agriculture Department is announcing a $12 billion “short-term” plan to help U.S. farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the plan will help a broad number of farmers deal with the cost of “disruptive markets” as U.S. trading partners have retaliated for President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported goods. Agriculture officials say the…

Federally Funded Clinics May Get Mandate on Abortion Referrals

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior White House official said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to…

Excitement Builds Over Year-round E15

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People are usually not able to fill up their tanks with E15 over the summer. Soon they might be able to as well as year-round. President Trump announced Tuesday that this change is coming. E15 is a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol. “Opens up the market. It really addresses outdated regulation that has been in place…

School Safety Policies Sioux Falls School District Wants Parents to Know

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls School District realizes there’s an expectation from parents to keep kids safe and they don’t take that job lightly. To ease parents minds they include safety and security information online, but Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says they can’t tell parents everything. “If you had our safety plan you would know immediately where we were vulnerable, I…

Trump Hails Immigration Plan At Homeland Security Meeting

RESTON, Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump says his immigration plan is needed to protect the borders. Trump visited the U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia on Friday. At a roundtable with top homeland security officials, the Republican president said their jobs would be “100 percent easier” with the right laws. The White House has proposed…

White House To Unveil Immigration Plan Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House will be releasing a legislative framework on immigration Monday. That’s according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders won’t say whether that framework will include a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the country as children and living here illegally. But she says that it will include…

Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment In Syria

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it’s crucial for the U.S. to maintain a military presence in Syria to prevent the Islamic State group’s resurgence. In a speech at Stanford University, Tillerson signaled a deeper American commitment to the Mideast nation. He says the Trump administration won’t repeat President Barack Obama’s “mistake” in Iraq when…

Trump Administration Appeals Ruling On Young Immigrants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Trump administration is appealing a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Tuesday that they were appealing to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The DOJ in a separate news release said it…

Trump Convenes Experts On Overhaul Of Nation’s Prison System

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is convening a group of governors, criminal justice experts and faith-based leaders to discuss ways of overhauling the nation’s prison system with an eye toward reducing the rate of recidivism. While Trump has put forward a tough-on-crime message his first year in office, the White House views changes to the prison system as an…

Trump Open To US-NKorea Talks ‘Under Right Circumstances’

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is telling South Korea’s president that he’s open to U.S.-North Korean talks “at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances.” That’s according to a White House readout of the president’s call Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-In. The phone call comes after the Koreas held their first high-level talks in two years. North…