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UPDATE: Watertown area expecting 7 inches of snow today (Audio)

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The counties of Codington, Grant, Hamlin, Deuel and Big Stone find themselves in a Winter Storm Warning today. It runs until six o’clock tonight. National Weather Service forecaster Mike Connolly says the heaviest snow overnight fell in the Sioux Falls region, snow rates of 1 to 2 in


UPDATE: Pairings now set for this weekend’s college basketball tournament at Watertown Civic Arena

WATERTOWN, S.D.—The pairings are set for this weekend’s Final Four men’s and women’s college basketball tournament featuring teams from the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA).


With all the snow may come spring flooding

WATERTOWN, S.D.—High snowfall amounts in northeast South Dakota over the last month are increasing the chance for spring flooding. Mike Gillispie, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service, says there could be flooding on the Big Sioux and James Rivers in eastern South Dakota.

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South Dakota Might Offer Written Driver-License Test In Spanish

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota's written test for driver licenses might soon be in a second language. State senators voted 19-15 Thursday to offer it in Spanish. The measure goes next to the House of Representatives.


State reaches plea deal with South Dakota woman in attempted murder, arson case

MITCHELL, S.D. — A former Mitchell woman originally accused of trying to kill her ex-husband and setting her house on fire pleaded no contest to aggravated assault Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21.


North Star Athletic Association To Bring Final Four To Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. (GoWatertown.net) — The North Star Athletic Association will be holding their final four basketball championships in Watertown March 23rd and 24th at the Watertown Civic Arena.


Watertown Airport manager says flights to MSP, “very, very, very slim” with United Express (Audio)

WATERTOWN, S.D.–United Express flights from Watertown to Denver will begin in six weeks under a new contract recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Watertown Regional Airport Manager Todd Syhre says he believes United Express will, at some point, also fly at eastern route….


Rep. Dusty Johnson Back in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s already been a busy year in Washington and Congressman Dusty Johnson has been there for it all, while trying to settle into his new role as South Dakota’s US Representative. KDLT’s Miranda Paige caught up with him to see how the new job is going.


Rural funding initiatives help to fill health care gaps in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- A lack of access to quality health care in rural America, including in remote areas of South Dakota, leads to increased mortality rates for rural residents.

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Convicted Sex Offender From South Dakota Arrested At Pittsburgh Homeless Camp

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A sex offender who secretly left Sioux Falls, South Dakota was arrested Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Gregory Davis, 58, is in the Allegheny County Jail, charged with the crime of being a fugitive from justice. That charge will have to be answered to before he is extradited to South D


Foster Care In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she wants to use her position to promote foster care. So how do you become a foster parent?. To become a foster parent in South Dakota, you have to be 21 years old and able to financially support your family. There's a criminal background check


South Dakota backs out of Minnesota city's wild turkey relocation plan

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has apparently backed out of the partnership recently struck with the city of Moorhead, according to councilwoman Sara Watson Curry.


South Dakota Capitol Might Soon Have More Concealed Pistols In Its Halls

PIERRE, S.D. - People who have South Dakota enhanced permits for carrying concealed pistols might be able to take their guns into the state Capitol building later this year. They would have to first notify the head of the South Dakota Highway Patrol at least 24 hours in advance of their visits and g


Membership reimbursement program for PLWC gets the okay from Watertown City Council (Audio)

WATERTOWN, S.D.— Full-time employees who work for the city of Watertown will get a price break on memberships to the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center (PLWC). The membership reimbursement program was approved by the city council at their meeting Monday night.


Feeding South Dakota Launches New Trailer In Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Feeding South Dakota launched the newest addition of its fleet this week in Rapid City. You can see the custom built 2019 30-foot enclosed Featherlite trailer. It's a mobile food pantry designed to bring nutritious foods to the most food insecure neighborhoods in Rapid City.


South Dakota won’t take Moorhead turkeys after all. They’re ‘too urban’

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A plan to relocate nuisance wild turkeys from this northwestern Minnesota city to South Dakota has taken a twist. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has apparently backed out of the partnership recently struck with the city of Moorhead, according to councilwoman Sa


Eight Bobcats advance to state

SIOUX FALLS – Eight Bobcats qualified for state and Brookings finished second in the team standings at the Region 1A Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Jacob Schoon (182 pounds), Gus Miller (220), Logan Bowes (160), Nolan Archer (126) and Tucker Christie (285) each won titles. Luke Rasmussen (170) pl


Nathan Palm Angus 7th Annual Sale

Lot 7013 at $ 5500 Palm Fortress 7013 Dob 4-23-2017, Reg 19309538 KCF Bennett Fortress x Palm Lady Ideal 505 sold to Jim Ketelhut. Lot 7029 Palm Bruiser 7029 Dob 5-6-2017 Reg 19307065, SAV Bruiser 9164 x Palm Duchess 427, sold to Kevin Granquist Stockholm, SD.


Voting more simple in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Governor Kristi Noem signed into law House Bill 1027 Tuesday. The bill was set out to revise provisions regarding vote centers and precinct workers. This means some counties can establish vote centers as the place for registered voters to cast their ballot on election day r


Senate Panel Wants Presumptive Probation Repealed In South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. - State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg prevailed over Governor Kristi Noem on Thursday over the future of South Dakota's presumptive probation law. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-2 in favor of Ravnsborg's legislation that would repeal the 2013 law. It directs that many lower-l