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Adventures With Ahtra: Stock Car Racing

  JACKSON, MINN- Racing season is here and drivers from around the world are heading to Jackson Motorplex to race their stock cars. Doug Johnson has been coming to races at Jackson Motorplex since he was little. He grew up 10 miles down the road and has always been a racing fan. “I just kinda grew up here on Saturday nights…

Department Of Public Safety Encouraging Safe Start To Summer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Public Safety is encouraging travelers to start the summer off safely over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Lee Axdahl, director of the state Office of Highway Safety, says officials don’t want roadway safety details to get lost in the excitement of planning a trip. The department says Highway Patrol troopers will be…

Summer Salads And Smoothies At Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Summer is on the menu at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe with a variety of fresh salads and tropical smoothies available. Mike Sandstrom from Camille’s stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share a few menu selections. Their Caesar salad includes romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese and croutons. Sandstrom highly recommends their Bangkok Thai salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, grilled…

Top Paid CEO In South Dakota Is In Energy Industry

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A new survey shows the top paid executive in South Dakota is in the energy industry. Calculations by The Associated Press and the executive data firm Equilar show Black Hills Corp. CEO David Emery tops the compensation list in South Dakota, earning $4.1 last year. Black Hills Corp. is headquartered in Rapid City and serves…

Mission Man Must Serve 2 Years For Involuntary Manslaughter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to two years in prison for a fatal shooting that took place last year on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Nineteen-year-old Jacob McCloskey, of Mission, pleaded guilty in March to involuntary manslaughter. Authorities say McCloskey believed he had removed all the ammunition from the gun before he playfully asked…

Breadico Introduces Fresh Pasta Line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As the owner of Breadico, David Napolitano strives to create an authentic Italian eatery, which is why he’s excited to launch a new line of fresh pastas using only four ingredients. Growing up in Sioux Falls with an Italian heritage, Napolitano has a passion for creating delicious food with quality ingredients. He says his fresh pastas are made using…

State Officials Warn About Dangers Of Approaching Buffalo

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is reminding visitors to Custer State Park that buffalo are dangerous and shouldn’t be approached. Lydia Austin, interpretive program manager for Custer State Park, says the large animals may appear docile, but they’re actually wild and hard to predict. She says it’s safest to view them from a vehicle. Austin…

Financial Adviser Aaron Maguire Encourages Living Wills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  Life is full of surprises, which is why establishing a living will and a durable power of attorney is an important thing to do while you’re young and healthy. Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice. To put it in simple terms, Maguire says a living will is a document…

The Latest: Trump Condemns ‘Evil Losers’ In UK Concert Blast

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) – President Donald Trump is expressing solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, condemning the “evil losers” behind the blast. Trump spoke Tuesday after a meeting in Bethlehem with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set…

Cool, Wet Weather Limits Fieldwork In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool, wet weather limited fieldwork across parts of South Dakota. The weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says daytime high temperatures were 15 to 20 degrees below normal for much of the state toward the end of last week. Rainfall varied statewide, and heavier rain fell in already saturated areas in the southeast,…

Star Of “Pitch Perfect 3” Anna Camp Talks Less-Is-More Lifestyle

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After wrapping up “Pitch Perfect 3” actress Anna Camp is partnering with Nestea to promote her less-is-more approach to summer. Camp joined us from Nestea’s tiny house in New York City’s Herald Square, which she says wouldn’t mind living in for a while! In collaboration with Nestea, Camp’s less-is-more approach to summer is all about simplicity and finding…

RibFest Racking Up 20 Years Of Meat And Music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- RibFest is gearing up for its 20th anniversary with three days of barbecue and music from June 1-3 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. RibFest will kick off with “Throwback Thursday Night” on June 1 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Admission that night is $5. Rick Huffman with the Denny Sanford Premiere Center says on Thursday people can see some…

Masked Suspect Robs Sioux Falls Business

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department responded to a robbery at a business near 12th Street and Lincoln Avenue early Monday morning. Police say a person in a mask went inside the business, displayed a weapon and demanded money. They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is…

Adventures With Ahtra: Skydiving

LUVERNE, MINN.- Jumping out of a plane is just another day at the office for the professional skydivers at Skydive Adventures in Luverne, Minnesota. Skydive Adventures has been operating as a non-profit organization to promote the sport of skydiving since the early 1960’s. Skydive Adventures use Cessna 182 and 206 jump planes. Though people like Jan Fodness, an instructor at Skydive…

Ag Secretary Perdue Touts Veterans’ Programs In South Dakota

Photo Courtesy of APELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit South Dakota to discuss his department’s initiatives for bringing veterans into agriculture. Perdue will be joined at Ellsworth Air Force Base on Friday by U.S. Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. They’ll hold a listening session with veterans,…

Former US Marshal Sentenced To 7 Years For Child Pornography

Photo courtesy of KVRRFARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former deputy U.S. marshal in North Dakota has been sentenced to seven years in prison on a child pornography charge. Thirty-year-old Michael Rivera, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty in January to receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. The case was handled by the U.S. attorney’s office from South Dakota after…

Rapid City Police Plan To Have Saturation Patrols

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Rapid City Police Department is set to participate in saturation patrols during the nationwide “Click it or Ticket” campaign. The campaign runs Monday until June 4. The department plans to add officers during its standard shifts to help with traffic enforcement and address seatbelt and child restraint violations. Officers will also be looking for…

Roger Ailes, Founder Of Fox News, Dead At 77

ReutersNEW YORK- Roger Ailes, the founder and former chairman of Fox News died on Thursday morning at the age of 77, according to his family. The ticker outside of Fox News’ midtown Manhattan offices said simply: “A giant passes,” according to NBC News. Ailes resigned as chairman and CEO of Fox News last July when a former Fox anchor filed a…

Tropical Smoothies With Blaise Keller

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- You know him for his forecasting skills and sassy attitude on KDLT News Today, but Meteorologist Blaise Keller has a secret talent: he makes a killer smoothie. Blaise stepped away from the KDLT Weather Center to show us exactly how he does it. In true Keller-fashion, Blaise doesn’t use exact measurements and takes a more creative approach when…