Anndrea Anderson

Brown County Soybean Crops Damaged by Drifting Herbicide

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Some Brown County farmers are complaining to the state that their soybean crops have been damaged by a drifting herbicide. South Dakota State University Extension specialist Gared Shaffer says the herbicide in question kills broad-leafed weeds but also can damage or kill legumes. State Agriculture Department Agronomy Services Manager Tom Gere says the agency is investigating…

77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Kicks Off, 600,000 Bikers Expected

State transportation officials are expecting between 500,000 and 600,000 bikers this year

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is underway in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. State transportation officials are expecting between 500,000 and 600,000 bikers this year, and public safety officials are reminding bikers and other motorists to stay alert. Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl tells the Rapid City Journal that drivers should use seat belts…

NTSB Sending Investigators to Minnehaha Academy Explosion Site

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Latest on the partial school building collapse in Minneapolis that killed two, injured others (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s sending investigators to a Minneapolis school where an explosion and partial building collapse killed two people and injured more than a-half dozen others. Agency spokesman Eric Weiss said the NTSB…

Two Men Plead Guilty to Conspiracy for Roles in Dakota Sioux Casino Blackjack Scheme

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Two more defendants have admitted playing roles in a blackjack scheme that authorities say involved the theft of $10,000 from the Dakota Sioux Casino near Watertown. 44-year-old Lito Bolocon and 29-year-old Jordan Rondell both pleaded guilty this week in federal court to conspiracy. Four people were indicted in the case in February, including Jeremy Brown, who…

Will’s Training Table Stops by the KDLT Kitchen with Menu Favorites

The menu offers everything from game-day favorites like burgers, pizza and wings, to healthier options like salads and wraps and a kids menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s one of Sioux Falls’ newest restaurants, taking over the former Beef O Brady’s at the Sanford Sports Complex. Will’s Training Table is a new sports-themed restaurant that will operate full-service with a bar. The menu offers everything from game-day favorites like burgers, pizza and wings, to healthier options like salads and wraps and a kids menu….

Navigating Fair Food: How to Make Calorie Compromises With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Empire Fair starts this weekend and what’s a fair without the food? The Fit Chic Annie Mello shows you can indulge in yummy treats without compromising your health. It’s all possible through simple swaps. That corn dog? Just nix the breading, maybe even ask for it not to be fried. Burger? Skip the bun. Simple…

August’s First Friday Block Party Brings PBR Mechanical Bull Challenge TO DTSF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- August brings our second-to-last Downtown Sioux Falls “First Friday” Block Party event, and this one includes special guests from the PBR. The Professional Bull Riders, Built Ford Tough Series, First PREMIER Bank PREMIER Bankcard Invitational will host the 3rd Annual Mechanical Bull Media Challenge, featuring local media personalities and influencers to ride against one another for their…

Department of Transportation Announces Speed Limit Changes During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Interstate 90 speed limit will be reduced from 75 mph to 65 mph from west of…

Travis Nye Brings New Show to Sioux Falls Paying Homage to Past Performers

A Magician Among the Spirits is a parlour show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye never ceases to amaze us with his amazing abilities. Now, he has something new to amaze the rest of you in a new show called A Magician Among The Spirits. Nye calls the show brand new experience never before offered in the Sioux Falls area. It involves intimate evening of story telling and magic….

1 in 4 South Dakotans Owed Unclaimed Property, Money

(Pierre) – South Dakota State Treasurer Rich Sattgast announced a record $27.5 million in Unclaimed Property was returned last year. “Our purpose is to reunite South Dakotans with their lost property,” said Sattgast. Even with a banner year, 1 in 4 South Dakotans still has Unclaimed Property. The Treasurer strongly encourages all residents to check the state’s database to see…

Mitchell Says “No” to Pet Food Canning Plant Due to Odor Concerns

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – City planners in the southeast region of South Dakota have rejected a proposal by a Minnesota company to build a $17 million pet food canning operation due to potential odor concerns. The Mitchell Planning Commission unanimously rejected a conditional use permit request Monday from Farmers Union Industries to build a 70,000-square-foot pet food canning facility in…

Former United Dairy Workers Union President Sentenced for Embezzling Nearly $100k

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A former union president in northwest Iowa has been sentenced to a year in prison for embezzling more than $95,000 from the organization. 53-year-old Curtis Lang was sentenced in federal court in Sioux City on Friday. Lang pleaded guilty to the single count in May. Prosecutors say Lang took the money from 2005 through 2015…

Rivers Bend Shootout: Snow Mobiles Race Across the Water in Rock Valley, IA

ROCK VALLEY, IOWA- Snow mobiles on water is not a common combination. But in Rock Valley, Iowa, it’s become something of a tradition to blend the two together. This weekend is the third annual River’s Bend Shootout. Racers from all over the Midwest are hitting the water with their machines that are usually equipped for the snow. KDLT Photojournalist Josh…

Man Surrenders Following Hours-Long Standoff at Dakotah Lodge Hotel

Troy Chase, 34, is charged with intentional damage to property, grand theft and kidnapping

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A 34-year-old Sioux Falls man is behind bars Friday after damaging property, stealing a car, and setting off an hours-long hostage situation at a Sioux Falls Hotel. Police say Troy Chase surrendered after a four and-a-half hour standoff at the Dakotah Lodge motel. Police say it started around 2:45 Friday afternoon with a report of a man…

Ehab Jaber Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge

The maximum penalty for the offense is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, age 46, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Veronica L. Duffy on July 25, 2017, and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Possession of Firearms by a Prohibited Person. The maximum penalty for the offense is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000…

Two Killed in Crash Near Wessington Springs

The male driver, 75, and the male passenger, 30, both were pronounced dead at the scene

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. – Two people died and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning west of Wessington Springs. Names of the three are not being released pending notification of family members. They were the only people involved. A 2006 Ford F-350 pickup was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 34 when it crossed the center line and…

Miracle Treat Day: The Faces Behind the Miracles

For every Dairy Queen Blizzard sold, a dollar or more is donated to CMN hospitals, funding life-saving treatments for kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For more than a decade, the Children’s Miracle Network and Dairy Queen have teamed up for “Miracle Treat Day.” For every Dairy Queen Blizzard sold, a dollar or more is donated to CMN hospitals, funding life-saving treatments for kids. The Children’s Miracle Network hospital in our area is the Sanford castle. “This is Leola, and we found…

Evaluating Ability: How Old is Too Old to Drive?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Authorities are still investigating the crash that left two people dead and six injured Monday when an 81-year-old driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and careened into a group of people outside the Alcester Care and Rehab Center. Taking the driver’s age into consideration, many are now questioning how we gauge a senior citizen’s ability…