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Miss District of Columbia Wins 2017 Miss USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The runner-up was Miss…

Koalas Now On Exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo

Two male Koalas, Moki and Burra, are a part of the Zoo’s “Koala Wilds” exhibit

Courtesy: The Great Plains ZooSIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Visitors can now add cute Koalas to the list of more than 1,000 animals that they can enjoy this summer at the Great Plains Zoo. Two male Koalas, Moki and Burra, are a part of the Zoo’s “Koala Wilds” exhibit, now open through Labor Day. The Koalas can be viewed daily, free with…

Crews Search Mississippi River For Missing U Of M Student

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- Crews are searching the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis for a missing University of Minnesota student who apparently was swept into the water. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says Grant Keiner told Park Police officers that he and his 22-year-old roommate Christopher Stanley climbed a fence to sit along the river. Keiner said a large wave swept…

Sioux Falls A Finalist For Greatest Midwest Food Town

SIOUX FALLS – The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday that Sioux Falls has been named one of 12 finalists for Midwest Living’s “Greatest Midwest Town 2017, Food Edition.” The announcement will go out in the May/June issue. Midwest Living editors nominated Sioux Falls due to the avid food scene following, originality, character, and regionalism. Each of the…

SF School Board Votes For 2018 Pre-Labor Day Start

SIOUX FALLS – The Sioux Falls School Board voted unanimously Monday night in approval of the 2018-19 school calendar. That calendar includes moving the start date up to August 23, 2018. The last day of school is scheduled for May 21, 2019. In 2015, voters decided to push the start date to after Labor Day. However, survey conducted earlier this…

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Dead After Hanging Self In Cell

MILFORD, Mass.- Massachusetts prison officials say former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has hanged himself in his cell and has been pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 27. An official with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections says Hernandez was found hanged in his cell just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities tried to revive the former New England Patriots tight end,…

Three Injured In Overnight Rollover Crash

BALTIC, S.D.- Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover accident near 250th Street and 477th Avenue, about 2 miles east of the Baltic Corner. First responding crews discovered one of the three teenage passengers was ejected from the vehicle. Two occupants were transported by ambulance for serious, but non-life threatening injuries while the third occupant received minor…

Inmate Placed On Escaped Status

Robert Running Shield, 51, left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization

RAPID CITY, S.D.- A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after walking away from a minimum-security facility. Robert Running Shield, 51, left the Rapid City Community Work Center without authorization Monday evening. Running Shield is described as a 6″1′ Native American male weighing approximately 170 pounds with partially gray hair and brown eyes. Running Shield is currently…

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Dazzles At Packed Elmen Center

Host of 'Cosmos' speaks at Augustana forum

SIOUX FALLS – A rockstar in the science community was in Sioux Falls Monday night. Astrophysicist and host of the hit series “Cosmos” Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke at Augustana University. You might think, ‘that’s way over my head.’ But Tyson, who walked out to a standing ovation, broke the ice early. “They wanted me to speak for like 30 minutes….

Crews Investigate House Fire In East Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a fire at 2709 East 12th Street at around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night. First-arriving crews found flames coming from the exterior of a multi-family building and upon inspection crews discovered the fire spread into the attic. Crews were able to extinguish the fire within ten minutes of the first arriving. Everyone…

Sioux Falls Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

A Warrent Was Issued Friday for 48-Year-Old Mark Ullrich

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- UPDATED: A Sioux Falls man wanted last week on child pornography charges has been arrested. Mark A. Ullrich, 48, is facing 25 counts of child pornography. He was booked into Minnehaha County jail just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. According to the Minnehaha County jail website, he was booked on possession, distribution, manufacturing of child pornography. His bond is…

Meet KDLT News Today’s Scott Gross

Scott will join Ahtra Elnashar weekday mornings

KDLT News Today is proud to announce another exciting change for 2017. Minnesota native and anchor for the #1 station in Rapid City, Scott Gross joins Ahtra Elnashar and Blaise Keller on  KDLT News Today, weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Monday, March 6th. Scott completes the morning show team transformation. Throughout the first week of March, watch the…

Jessica Brovold

News Director

Jessica is excited to be back in the newsroom. You may remember her as a former evening anchor of KDLT News at 5, 6 and 10. Jessica returns to KDLT as news director after spending some time working in public relations and marketing. She has more than 15 years of experience working in various roles in television news. She’s also…

‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture At Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” is the winner of the best picture Academy Award. The film won after the end of the awards ceremony was plunged into chaos after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner. Presenter Warren Beatty says he paused so long before the name was read because the envelope read…

Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department are investigating an armed robbery after officers were dispatched to a hold up alarm at a business in Southwest Sioux Falls at around 8:20 p.m. Thursday night. Arriving officers reported that business appeared to look normal when they arrived. The officers then contacted employees and were told the business had been robbed. The…