A 21-year-old Sioux Falls man holding a knife brought traffic to a standstill on one of the city's busiest streets on Monday.

Dakota News Now is reporting the incident took place on Monday, (July 17) on Louise Avenue and 53rd Street.

When authorities arrived, they found a man brandishing a knife walking down the middle of the street interfering with the flow of traffic in the area.

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According to Dakota News Now, police were summoned to the area after a report came in of a man threatening a convenience store clerk with a knife a short time before that.

The report states the suspect entered the store carrying a knife and threatened the clerk on duty at the time. Police told Dakota News Now, the incident wasn't considered to be a robbery because the suspect didn't try to take anything.

The suspect, 21-year-old Troy Dereu of Sioux Falls, was arrested and taken into custody. Dereu was charged with Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction, and Disorderly Conduct.

Dakota News Now reports that during Monday's incident, traffic in the area of 53rd and Louise needed to be blocked off for a brief time because Dereu failed to cooperate with police and remained standing in the middle of the street as authorities attempted to take him into custody.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Source: Dakota News Now 

The 10 Most Redneck Towns in South Dakota

Are you a 'Redneck?' I guess to some people, all of us in South Dakota are rednecks.

If we use the Jeff Foxworthy Scale of Redneckeness, I have, in fact, been too drunk to fish. So by definition, I am a redneck. And so are many people I know.

Not that being from the country is a bad thing, and it can be fun to poke fun at ourselves.

With that in mind, we found that the folks at RoadSnacks put together a list that claims 'These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In South Dakota.'
What is a Redneck?

The dictionary says that a redneck is someone "...who lives in a small town or in the country, especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job, and who is seen by others as being uneducated and having opinions and attitudes that are offensive."

Well, a few things. First, South Dakota isn't THAT kind of 'south.' We're to the south of North Dakota, but to the north of 'The South.'

Plus that definition sounds awful mean and serious. I thought we were having fun here.

RoadSnacks leaned into the funny, Jeff Foxworthy-based version of a redneck. Then they rounded up select data on places in SD to determine their rankings. RoadSnacks Redneck Criteria:

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates
  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

11 Things You’ll Only Understand After Living in South Dakota

From soda to pop to sloppy Joes, different parts of of the country have their own local quirks and language. Simple phrases can have totally different means, local events may seem weird, and food may go by a unique name.

If you're new to South Dakota here is a sort of translation guide for some odd things you may see or hear.

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