Tom Hanson

Plane Makes Emergency Landing Near Martin

Twin Engine Plane From Aberdeen

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption The pilot of twin-engine plane made an emergency landing this morning near Martin, in Southwestern South Dakota. The Martin Volunteer Fire Department says 4 people were on board. They all walked away with minor injuries including a few cuts and bruises. At this point it not clear why the pilot had…

Someone You Should Know: Mayor Huether Prepares to Leave Office

No Lack of Passion For Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will soon end eight years as the City’s leader. Term limits prevent him from running in the April 10th election. The mayor shared his thoughts on leaving office in typical “My Man Mike” fashion, reflecting on his two terms ran us through a seesaw of emotions. “And he said I love…

Someone You Should Know: Longtime Businessman Runs for Mayor

Entenman Says Experience Has Prepared Him to Lead

As we head in to election season in Sioux Falls, we are profiling each of the seven candidates aiming for the mayor’s seat. This week’s “Someone You Should Know” is a man who says he has the experience in business and local government to help shape the future of Sioux Falls. 45 years ago Jim Entenman and his brother Lonny…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Man Creates Nationwide Cancer Survivor Network

SURVIVEiT

Matt Ellefson was diagnosed with lung cancer and given 8 months to live. Eight years later, Matt is still here. He used those years to change the way patients all over the country fight cancer. He’s given people diagnosed with the disease two precious gifts. The gift of time and the gift of hope and it all started with a…

Parker Couple Sells Mower Parts Around The World

Someone You Should Know

Customers all over the world depend on a couple who live on a farm southwest of Parker. It’s not what they grow, it’s what they collect. You see, they have a thriving business selling used lawn mower parts called Dakota Outdoor Power Equipment. It is a business so unique; we think they are Someone You Should Know. At a farm…

Tea Residents May Find Sediment in Water

Faulty Valve to Blame

Residents in Tea may find sediment or rust in their water. The city posted the following statement on its website late Friday NOTICE: Due to a faulty valve from our water supplier, sediment was flushed into the city lines at a high rate . The city is in the process of flushing the lines to remove this sediment (rust) from…

Small Town Parade Brings in Big Crowd

Lennox Parade Continues to Grow

A record number of people showed up to watch the Lennox 4th of July Parade on Tuesday. KDLT teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota to walk in the parade and hand out candy and stickers. It’s a big responsibility. We dressed up a KDLT news car in purple and took Go-Pro footage at the event to give…

South Dakota Man Killed By Taser

Omaha police say a man died while in custody and after being shocked by a stun gun. Police say officers were called about 12:30 a.m. Monday to a Bucky’s convenience store, where a man was refusing to leave.Officers arrested 29-year-old Zachary N. Bearheels, of Murdo, South Dakota. Police say Bearheels began acting erratically, and officers used a stun gun. Officers…

Sioux Falls Roofer Refuses to Retire

Technology Helps 80 Year Old Elmer Biteler Thrive

The roofing industry is very competitive .The top dog in this part of the state may be a senior dynamo by the name of Elmer Biteler. He might not know who Mark Zuckerburg or Elon Musk are, but Elmer has nailed down a top spot in the roofing business thanks to science and technology. When the crew at E &…

Sioux Falls Woman’s Crusade to Reduce Unwanted Pets

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

About 670-thousand dogs were euthanized last year in the United States, for cats, the numbers are even worse at 860-thousand. Those numbers from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are down from 2011, which is a good sign. This week’s someone you should know has played a part in that decrease, at least here in the Sioux…

Dog Attack Almost Kills Miniature Ponies

Now Yankton Area Woman Faces Death Threats

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption On April 25th,, it was a night of blood, gnashing teeth and fear at a farm just outside of Yankton. Lisa Brasel says two dogs went wild killing and injuring her animals. Brasel rushed to a pen where two dogs killed…

Derek Miles Awarded Bronze Medal For 2008 Olympic Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -South Dakota pole-vaulter, Derek Miles placed 4th in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China. However, the testing indicates a Ukrainian pole-vaulter, who placed ahead of Miles, had been taking a banned substance. So Monday the US Olympic Committee awarded a bronze medal to Miles. The ceremony took place at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion…

Sioux Falls Business Seeks Out Immigrant Workers

Grand Prairie Foods Finds Success

All the rumblings out of Washington DC, about building a wall and banning certain people from entering the country has one Sioux Falls couple concerned. Kurt and Valerie Loudenback own a food processing company that sends products all over the country and they hire people from all over the world. Immigrants make up the vast majority of the workforce at…

USF Volleyball Team Delivers News Of Girl’s Granted Wish

SIOUX FALLS – A little girl we told you about last year got some great news Thursday. Adaline Christopherson is getting her wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Adaline has an immune disorder that reduces her ability to fight off infections. Last year, she became a member of the University of Sioux Falls volleyball team through the “Team Impact” program. Members…

Dakota Access Pipeline in South Dakota

Pipeline Already Under Big Sioux River

President Donald Trump has given the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline the green light to finish construction. Ninety percent of the pipeline is complete; the remaining construction involves tunneling under Lake Oahe on the Missouri River. The portion of the pipeline that is already finished includes 274 miles in South Dakota. The pipeline goes under several waterways including the…

Phony Check Thieves Steal $300,000 From Sioux Falls Business

Fireplace Professionals Thought Bank Protected Money

It’s a nightmare scenario, thieves, hundreds of miles away, writing phony checks for thousands of dollars draining your bank account. Most of us would think number one it would not happen to us and number two, the bank would recognize the fraud and protect our money. However, a Sioux Falls business is out tens of thousands of dollars, and they…

Flu Cases On The Rise in South Dakota

Most Are H3 Virus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Health officials say the influenza virus is ramping up in South Dakota, with 134 new confirmed cases last week, nearly doubling the season’s total. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says most flu cases in South Dakota are from the H3 virus that spreads quickly and comes with severe symptoms. Kightlinger says the virus can’t be avoided by…

White House Names South Dakota Native to Staff

Andrea Thompson named National Security Advisor

Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointment of Colonel Andrea Thompson as Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the vice president. Thompson is a Harrisburg native and recently retired from the army. On the White House Website Pence says “Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge as a career military intelligence officer and combat veteran to her…