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Boyden man arrested on sex abuse charges

BOYDEN—A 29-year-old Boyden man was arrested Friday, Sept. 17, on one count of second-degree sexual abuse and four counts of third-degree sexual abuse. The arrest of Damian Lynn Schouten stemmed from incidents with two women, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. The first incident allegedly occurred in 2015 when...
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Beresford man faces 41 felony charges for rape and child pornography

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A disturbing case of rape and child pornography. 30-year-old Mark Cornish of Beresford will make his first court appearance on Thursday in Union County. He faces 41 felony charges including rape and child pornography. We want to warn you, the details, in this case, are...
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Dr. Gottlieb points to South Dakota’s COVID-19 response as one of the ‘worst outcomes’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota’s COVID-19 response once again drew the ire of a national health expert on CBS’s Face the Nation. During a more than an hour-long interview, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and board member for Pfizer, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic response in the United States.

Sioux Falls Police: Minnesota teens injured in bar fight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Police are investigating after three Minnesota teens were reportedly assaulted at a Sioux Falls bar this weekend. Sioux Falls Police were called to a bar near 10th Street and Dakota Avenue at around 1 am Sunday for a reported assault. Police say a 15, 16, and 17-year-old, got into an altercation with two other men. According to police one of the men pointed a handgun at one of the teens and struck the other two on the head.

Hull Man Arrested For Felony OWI

Hull, Iowa — A Hull man was arrested for Felony OWI (Operating While Impaired) Saturday evening. According to authorities, a Sioux County Deputy spotted a car at the intersection of Highway 18 and Division Street in Hull, that was driving with no headlights after dark and without license plates on the car.

Sioux Falls man gets prison for wire fraud

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 64-year-old Sioux Falls man convicted of wire fraud has been sentenced to 30 months behind bars and a very large amount of restitution. Richard Harkness received the sentence last week from U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier. In addition to the federal prison time, followed by three years of supervised release, Harkness must pay $738,557.34 to Hoegemeyer Hybrids (formerly Curry Seed Company), as well as a $100 special assessment to the federal crime victims fund.

Police investigating fight between teens at downtown Sioux Falls bar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls police are investigating an assault at a bar in downtown Sioux Falls, where several teens were hurt. Police say it happened around 1:15 Sunday morning at a bar near 10th and Dakota in downtown Sioux Falls. A 15 and 16-year-old boy and a...

Which Are the Best Public High Schools in South Dakota?

Sometimes bigger is better. In South Dakota, several of the largest high schools in the state are in the top ten ranking of the state's best high schools. Along with using traditional data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Educational Statistics, and the U.S. Census Bureau, the website decided to rank the best schools in America on what they call the 'entire student experience'.

Sioux Falls mobile home blaze claims the lives of two dogs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( — Two family dogs died in a mobile home fire on Orwin Place in Sioux Falls Monday morning. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded at about 10 a.m. No one was home when fire units arrived. They encountered heavy smoke and fire. No civilians or firefighters were...

From zero to three: Tea becomes a new coffee shop hot spot

TEA, S.D. (KELO) — The community of Tea is seeing a lot of growth right now with many new houses and apartments going up all over town. But for many years, this booming community has been missing a key amenity. It may be called Tea, but the many people in...

Hy-Vee gives away 250 meals to families

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Several families are taking home free meals tonight, thanks to a food giveaway from Hy-Vee Monday evening. The store gave away 250 meals to customers, who could choose from lasagna, beef enchiladas or lo Mein. This is part of National Family Meals Month to shine...

S.D. Prep Media Football Poll — September 20

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Prep Media football polls for the week of Sept. 20 are listed below, ranking the top-five teams in each class. First-place votes received are indicated in parentheses:. CLASS 11AAA. Harrisburg (21) 4-0 109 1. Brandon Valley (1) 4-0 89 2. Jefferson 3-1...