Ahtra Elnashar

Game, Fish & Parks Offering Free Outdoor Cooking Classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Game, Fish and Parks is offering a variety of free classes to children and adults to learn how to cook outdoors. Naturalist for Game, Fish and Parks Jen Nuncio says they’ve had a great turnout this summer for their classes. Nuncio says safety is the biggest lesson they emphasize in the courses. Students don’t have to bring…

Construction To Begin Next Month On $150M Ethanol Plant

Courtesy of Ringneck EnergyONIDA, S.D. (AP) – Construction is to begin next month on a $150 million ethanol plant just south of Onida, after three years of development and fundraising. Construction on the 80-million-gallon-per-year Ringneck Energy plant ran into numerous delays due to legal, financial and regulatory hurdles. President and CEO Walt Wendland says those battles are in the past,…

Trump: Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed To Serve ‘In Any Capacity’ In The US Military

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” that the government “will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Trump added that “Our military must…

Latest: Official: At Least 25 Migrants In Truck Were Mexican

Courtesy Eric Gay/APSAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Mexico’s foreign ministry says that “according to preliminary information” 25 of the migrants inside a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas were Mexican. A ministry statement…

Adventures With Ahtra: Shooting Trap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The sportsmen and women at Crooks Gun Club make shooting trap look easy. Vice President Chris Erickson says he’s been shooting since he was a little kid. Shooting trap takes more than just good aim; before you pick up a shotgun at Crooks Gun Club, there are some basics to get down first. “You start off with safety,…

Sen. McCain Diagnosed With Brain Tumor After Clot Removed

Courtesy J. Scott Applewhite/ AP fileWASHINGTON (AP) – Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. That’s where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday. He and his family are considering further treatment,…

Event Planner Shares 5 Tips For An Unforgettable Wedding

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Known for her “statement makers” and sharp attention to detail, Katie Jane Murphy’s passion is creating unforgettable memories for her clients at Jane Rae Event Planning. Murphy stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share her top five wedding trends of the year that will make your special day one to remember. When choosing dresses for your bridesmaids, Murphy…

Mount Rushmore Ceremony Held For National Guard Unit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A small South Dakota Army National Guard unit is heading for duty overseas. The Rapid City-based 216th Engineer Detachment is a three-member firefighting team. The soldiers will be serving nine months in Romania, supporting U.S. and international operations in Europe. A send-off ceremony was held Monday at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The soldiers will head…

How To Transition Summer Style Into Fall With Chelsea’s Boutique

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall doesn’t have to break your bank, so Chelsea’s Boutique is showing off stylish ways to double dip your favorite pieces between seasons. Owner Chelsea Tracy says a lot of people struggle with their wardrobe between seasons because they think they have to spend a lot of money on new stuff, which…

South Dakota Teen Killed In Nebraska Crash, Authorities Say

BRUNSWICK, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a South Dakota teenager has been killed in a car accident in northeast Nebraska. The accident was reported around 6 a.m. Monday, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of Brunswick. The Antelope County Sheriff’s Office says the car was northbound on Nebraska Highway 14 when it ran off the roadway into the west ditch…

Officials: 35,000 Released Mink From Minnesota Pelt Farm

Photo courtesy of NBC ChicagoST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say 35,000 mink that were set free from a pelt farm in central Minnesota are incapable of surviving in the wild. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says someone entered the property of Lang Farms northwest in Eden Valley late Sunday or early Monday, dismantled parts of the exterior fence and…