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Twins make free agent splash by landing Josh Donaldson

UNDATED (AP) – Free agent Josh Donaldson has found a landing spot. A person familiar with the…

Deutsch introduces bill on gender transition operations and treatment for minors

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawmakers in South Dakota are considering whether to ban doctors from performing gender-transition…

South Dakota reports first flu-related deaths of the season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has reported three flu deaths, the first deaths of the season…

Noem declares South Dakota “open for business” in State of State Address (Audio)

January 14, 2020 Mike Tanner   PIERRE, S.D.—South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem boldly proclaimed the state is…

Some South Dakota lawmakers could be carrying concealed weapons this session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP)–Members of South Dakota’s Legislature this year may be carrying concealed weapons for the first…

KWAT News On Demand for January 14, 2020

January 14, 2020   Here are today’s top stories from the KWAT Newsroom…..  

WACF announces results of Christmas Tree Fundraiser

January 14, 2020 WATERTOWN, S.D.–Nearly $18,000 has been awarded to 15 nonprofits as a result of the…

Man reportedly impersonating law enforcement officer in western Minnesota

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A woman was stopped on a county road north of Lake Park, Minnesota this week…

Brookings State Senator V.J. Smith proposing wildlife habitat stamp for South Dakota (Audio)

January 14, 2020 BROOKINGS, S.D.–Brookings State Senator V.J. Smith is hoping to win support for his bill…

NEW: Forecasters keeping an eye on “impactful storm” this weekend (Audio)

January 14, 2020 Mike Tanner ABERDEEN, S.D.—Forecasters are keeping a watchful eye on a winter storm system…