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2016 was a busy year for KELOLAND and the region's number one website - KELOLAND.com. In February, we launched our brand new website providing a better experience on all platforms. From Campaign 2016 to the Downtown Sioux Falls building collapse, KELOLAND.com has been there for all of it.

Below are the top stories in order of most viewed from 2016 on KELOLAND.com. 


#1

Sioux Falls Doctor Arrested For Human Trafficking 

Police arrested a 36-year-old Sioux Falls man Wednesday for human trafficking.

Authorities responded to a 911 call from 231 S. Phillips Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The address belonged to Jonathan David Cohen, where police discovered that a 16-year-old runaway from Georgia was staying there with him.

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#2

Building Collapses In Downtown Sioux Falls

Part of a building in downtown Sioux Falls collapsed Friday morning, trapping at least two people.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. near the corner of East 10th Street and South Phillips Avenue.  

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#3

Police: Woman Driving Minivan Shot In Head In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Police are investigating after a woman driving a minivan was found shot in the head early Saturday morning.

Police responded to reports of a gunshot near W. Madison St. and N. Marion Rd. around 4:40 a.m. Police found multiple bullet holes inside and outside the minivan. 

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#4

Construction Worker Found Dead In Building Collapse

Emergency crews have recovered the body of the construction worker who was trapped underneath the rubble of the Copper Lounge building collapse.

The building went down just after 10 a.m. Friday morning. After over seven hours of searching, the man's body was recovered.

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#5

Five People Killed In Crash Near White River

Five people, including a baby, died in a crash west of White River on Sunday.

The Mellette County Sheriff's office says two vehicles collided around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Highways 44 and 63.  A pickup from Wisconsin was westbound on Highway 44 when it crashed with a vehicle carrying seven people. 

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#6

3 Sioux Falls Moms Charged With Child Endangerment

Three Sioux Falls mothers are charged with endangering their children.

18-year-old Shaina Faith Dreaming Bear and two other women, were intoxicated. While searching a diaper bag, officers found marijuana and paraphernalia.

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#7

Body Of Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Found In Minnesota

Authorities have found the body of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from her home by a family friend according to CBS affiliate WCCO-TV

Authorities said Alayna Ertl’s body was located in Cass County. The suspect, Zachary Anderson, has been arrested.

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#8

Hotel Next To Al's Oasis On Fire

Authorities say lightning caused a massive fire to break out early Monday morning at the Oasis Inn, located in Oacoma, SD. 

The hotel is just feet away from the popular tourist destination, Al's Oasis. A viewer tells KELOLAND News just the hotel is on fire, not Al's Oasis. 

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#9

Failed Carjacking Turns Into Shooting In Sioux Falls

It all started with an elderly couple sitting in their car at the Red Rock Inn and an attempted carjacking. 

What the suspect didn't know was the 71-year-old man he was hitting over the head was carrying a concealed weapon. The Oklahoma man sitting with his wife took a 38 caliber handgun out of his pocket and shot the suspect twice.

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#10

Head-On Crash Kills Father, Injures Daughters

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly head-on crash west of Sioux Falls.

Troopers say an 18-year-old driver heading eastbound, was going the wrong way when his car slammed into a family traveling westbound, killing the driver. 

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