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Tom Brokaw Returns To USD For Presentation

Brokaw: "It's very moving coming back to this University"

VERMILLION, S.D. – A University of South Dakota legend returned to Vermillion Wednesday night. The Yankton native with experience reporting on the Watergate scandal, and who’s interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a presentation to an excited crowd. Welcomed with a standing ovation, Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw spoke at his Alma Mater. “It’s not just gratifying, but…

Food Truck “Trunk Or Treat” To Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

A fun and delicious event is taking place this weekend.  It’s also a chance to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Del’Inkka Beaudion, one of the owners of Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen, has organized a food truck “Trunk Or Treat” for Saturday at 8th and Railroad in Sioux Falls.  The event will feature “trunk or treaters,” a bouncy house, a…

The Empire Mall Hosts ‘Project Blue Light Memorial’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Empire Mall is honoring law enforcement throughout this holiday season. The mall hosted the ‘Project Blue Light Memorial’ event Tuesday night. The annual event recognizes fallen law enforcement officers across the country. Throughout the holidays, a blue light display and a tree decorated with blue lights will be placed at the main north entrance of…

High School Football Team Takes Field With American Flags

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – Tuesday night, NBC Sports is reporting the NFL “may consider” a rule change requiring players to stand during the national anthem. For some players kneeling is a way to protest police brutality and inequality for people of color. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to team owners saying the league respects the right of its players…

Newspapers Across The State Make Big Statement With Blank Front Pages

FREEMAN, S.D. – It’s a phrase we’ve all likely heard: “fake news.” It’s gained popularity since President Donald Trump took office. His administration suggests many national news outlets like The New York Times, CNN and NBC aren’t reporting the facts. But others see it as an insult that’s giving local media a bad rap. Some South Dakota newspapers came up…

10-Year Anniversary of Billie Sutton’s Rodeo Accident

The State Senate Minority Leader is now paralyzed from the waist down

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One decade ago, a 23-year-old man from Burke was one of the top saddle bronc riders in the world, until a rodeo accident changed everything. Life looks a lot different these days for Billie Sutton. He’s now running for South Dakota governor. Straight out of the shoot, Billie Sutton was roped into the world of riding….

Pumpkin Festival Brings Big Crowd To Canton

CANTON, S.D. – Now that it’s fall many are flocking to area pumpkin patches. One in Canton has already seen more than 2,000 people walk through their farm. This weekend is kicking off the second annual Riverview Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Festival. The farm is known for growing evergreens but has been taking on another crop. Those who attend can…

Adventures With Ahtra: Rodeo Clowning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The 88 best rodeo competitors are headed to The Denny Sanford Premiere Center this weekend to compete for over a quarter of a million dollars in the Sioux Falls Premiere Rodeo. What’s a rodeo without a rodeo clown? Watch the video above to see KDLT News Today’s Ahtra Elnashar get a lesson in whipping from one of…

Golf Tournament Expected To Raise More Than $20,000 For Cancer

Willow Run Golf Course is hosting the third annual 'Birdies and Bogeys for Val' tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  It’s an illness many can unfortunately relate to these days; cancer. And the Executive Director of the South Dakota Golf Association is no exception. Wade Merry lost someone very close to him two years ago. While that battle may be over, he’s not done fighting. “We really don’t want anybody else to go through what we…

All City Elementary Holding Second Annual Shoe Collection Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A local elementary school is collecting shoes to support developing nations and reduce waste. All City Elementary’s parent teacher organization is holding the second annual shoe collection drive. The project launched on September 5th and will continue through October 31st. The shoes are donated by the community and will be purchased by a group called funds2orgs….

Eliminating Disability Fraud

The State is partnering with the U.S. Social Security Administration

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced a partnership Wednesday with the U.S. Social Security Administration, to help eliminate disability fraud. The program, called the Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit, or CDI, is already implemented in 30 other states. Through four criminal investigators and one intelligence agent, the program will go after those who claim to be…

Lennox Community Coping With Tuesday Murder-Suicide

LENNOX, S.D. – Police have released the name of the suspect involved in Tuesday’s murder-suicide. Strong evidence is showing that 35-year-old Stephanie Hoover shot herself, along with a male and an 8-year-old boy. There are two things that happen in a small town when tragedy strikes. “We all are there for each other, and we can almost just look at…

Full Story: Two Adults, One Child Dead In Murder-Suicide

LENNOX, S.D. – The Lennox community is in shock Tuesday night after a tragic discovery. Three people, all family members, were found dead in their home in the small town. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says strong evidence indicates it was a murder-suicide. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the victims Tuesday, but they say it was…

Bass Up 28: Communities Rally Behind Injured Football Player

HILLS, M.N.- It’s something every football player, coach and parent fears– a hit on the field that results in a serious injury. For a 17-year-old Hills Beaver Creek running back, that’s his reality. Two weeks ago, the athlete suffered a neck injury that’s left him partially paralyzed. Now his team, and surrounding communities, is coming to his side. This field…