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Trump Looks For Friendlier European Welcome In Poland

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is likely to receive a friendly welcome in Poland. That’s despite lingering skepticism in Europe over his commitment to NATO, his past praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his recent decision to pull the U.S. out of a major international climate agreement. Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday for a brief visit…

Healthy 4th Of July Recipes With The Fit Chic Annie Mello

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- To keep our 4th of July celebrations guilt-free, the Fit Chic Annie Mello stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to share some healthy, patriotic recipes that the whole family will enjoy. American Flag Fruit Skewers:  12 wooden skewers 1 pound of strawberries (halved) 6 ounces blueberries 3 bananas Directions: Rinse and dry berries. Chop the stems off strawberries, then cut into halves from…

Adventures With Ahtra: 3 Degrees Infrared Saunas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Inside the doors of 3 Degrees is a calming, spa-like atmosphere, but it’s not a spa; 3 degrees is a wellness concept consisting of infrared sauna rooms where guests sweat, sometimes as a substitute for going to the gym. “When we designed it, we wanted people to be comfortable, we wanted them to feel like they could come…

Authorities Release Name Of Slain Iowa City Cabdriver

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a slain cabdriver whose body was found in his cab at an Iowa City motel. Officers found the body early Wednesday morning at the Alexis Park Inn. He’s been identified as Ricky Lille, who lived in Iowa City. No arrests have been reported in the homicide investigation.

Construction Underway On $14 Million School In Lake Andes

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – Construction is underway on a multimillion-dollar school in Lake Andes. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan and The Daily Republic report that ground was broken Wednesday for the project. It includes a new junior high-senior high school and remodeling of the existing elementary school. The final cost of the project isn’t known, but the construction…

The Sub Hub Of Sioux Falls Offers Fresh Options For Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Since 2010, Jon and Michelle Hoffman have been serving up fresh sandwiches, wraps and more out of their food truck, The Sub Hub of Sioux Falls. With two little boys, the Hoffmans say they love working as a family. They started their food truck back in 2010. Jon says it was a challenging time for food trucks…

4 Protesters Arrested At Iowa Air National Guard Base

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have arrested four people at a protest blocking access to the Iowa Air National Guard base at Des Moines International Airport. Several of the 20 or so protesters left at police request Wednesday morning. The four who remained, connected to concrete barriers, were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts….

Bovine TB In Harding County Cattle Didn’t Spread To Wildlife

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -Testing shows that bovine tuberculosis in a beef cattle herd in Harding County didn’t spread to area wildlife. The infected cattle herd was identified in February. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks tested white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorn, coyotes and raccoons to determine if the respiratory disease had spread. The agency says all 199 animals tested negative….

Summer Home Decor Trends From Conversation Piece

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A local mother-daughter duo has taken their sense of style and business skills to open Conversation Piece, a new home decor and furniture store in Sioux Falls. Patience Pickner and her daughter, Chelsea Tracy from Conversation Piece stopped by KDLT News Today to show off their new pieces for summer, focusing on silk flowers and versatile pieces, like trays…

8th Grade Girl Uses Her Summer To Help Others

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For many kids, summer is a time to sleep in and play outside; for 12-year-old Camilla Portz, it’s a time to serve her community. Portz got the idea for Embe’s Camp ChangeMaker after participating in Embe’s Camp CEO, a four-day camp for girls in sixth to eighth grade to learn about leadership. Portz says volunteering was her…

Philando Castile Family Reaches $3M Settlement In Death

Photo courtesy of Ben Garvin, KARE 11MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. The settlement avoids the drawn-out process of…

Adventures With Ahtra: Canaries Baseball

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Canaries expect nothing but the best from their players, so only a select few actually make the team. “It’s fierce competition out there. It’s a grind. You know, you have to be willing to put in the time, the effort,” says Field Manager Mike Meyers. Baseball is a mental game, which is why the coach says women…

Thune: Drought Aid Triggered For 6 South Dakota Counties

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says drought aid is coming to ranchers with cattle in six counties of South Dakota. Thune said Thursday the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates those counties are now categorized as being in extreme drought. That triggers three months of payments under the Livestock Forage Program to eligible producers with grazing livestock. The counties…

Squealer’s Smoke Shack Introduces New Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Family-owned Squealer’s Smoke Shack is rolling out a new menu for summer at their barbecue restaurant in Tea. The new menu includes specials that were frequently requested by customers, like their “Angry Boss” sandwich and Grandma’s Mac and Cheese. To see the full new menu, click here. Andrea Kuiper and her husband started Squealer’s with a food truck in…

Governor Proclaims Day For Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed there will be a “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day” this month. The Republican governor says that Tuesday will be a day to think about the treatment, symptoms and causes of post-traumatic stress injuries. Larry Zimmerman is secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. Zimmerman says everyone should help raise…