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Jared Stone Sentenced To Life Without Parole

Convicted In March Of Second Degree Murder For April 2016 Slaying

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Jared Stone will serve the rest of his life in prison. Stone was convicted of second degree murder after shooting and killing Baptiste White Eyes outside the Lucky Lady Casino in Sioux Falls in April 2016. On Friday, Stone was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole. He also has seven concurrent years…

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…

From Munition Storage To Doomsday Shelter

A California-based company is creating the largest survival shelter in South Dakota

EDGEMONT, S.D. – They’re known as ‘doomsday preppers’; people who are getting ready for the end of the world, and many are starting to flock to South Dakota. West River, a California-based company is creating the largest shelter community ever made. Tucked away on hilly grass fields south of Edgemont, South Dakota, you’ll find sphere shaped bunkers covered in dirt…

Crop Work Gets Stuck In The Mud

Rain and Snow Bogs Down Farming Work In May

TABOR, S.D. — The grass is greener around the Sioux Empire thanks to consistent rain throughout May. However, it’s not doing some farmers any favors. In the southeast part of South Dakota, farmers like Terry Sestak are facing delays when it comes to planting crops due to muddy conditions. Sestak said he’s been preparing his equipment to get onto his…

GreatLIFE Adds Even More Perks To Their Memberships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – GreatLIFE announce today that their memberships are now GreatLIFE Golf and Fitness PLUS and GreatLIFE Fitness PLUS.  This means more benefits to their memberships at no additional cost. GreatLIFE recently added unlimited bowling for free at Suburban Lanes.  Now, free unlimited movies will be offered at West Mall 7 Theatres everyday of the week.  Management said…

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…

Impacts Of Addiction Inspire Student-Made Art

High schoolers paint an important picture about addiction recovery

Several dozen paintings on display in Sioux Falls Friday evening depict the struggle of overcoming addiction.  Amazingly, the artists behind them are only teenagers. Around 45 high schoolers from Roosevelt and Axtell Park created artwork for the “Art of Healing” art show downtown.  Many students in the show have either battled addiction, or have had a loved one go through…

Mayor Huether Announces Fire Chief Choice

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Division and Interim Chief Brad Goodroad Gets Nomination

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—After a couple weeks of searching, Fire Rescue finally has a choice to lead the department. Mayor Mike Huether selected Division Chief Brad Goodroad as his nominee for new fire chief. Goodroad’s time with Sioux Falls Fire Rescue spans two decades. Earlier this month, Goodroad became interim fire chief. “Throughout the department, you have different leadership positions so…

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…

KDLT’s Brandon Spinner Tries Out For Canaries

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Some little boys want to be firefighters or astronauts when they grow up. Others just want to be ballplayers. And some kids hold on to that dream for as long as they can – like KDLT Chief Meteorologist Brandon Spinner, who tried out for the Sioux Falls Canaries this season. Take a look.

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Passes Through Sioux Falls

Event For Victory Junction Kids Camp Crossed South Dakota During Eight State Trek

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—200 motorcyclist passed through Sioux Falls as they crossed their sixth state in six days. The leader of the pack was former NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty. “It’s been a good ride. We’ve seen people everywhere we’ve been. Fans have come out along the way to get autographs and make donations so that’s what it’s all about,” said Petty….

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…

Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell Has Died At Age 52

Danny Moloshok / ReutersAccording to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it….

Bureau Of Reclamation: South Dakota Tribe Repays $54K

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says a Native American tribe in South Dakota has repaid roughly $54,000 in costs questioned by auditors. The bureau said Wednesday that the tribe and the agency also agreed to increase oversight of financial reporting and agreements. The bureau’s decision came after an audit that found the tribe claimed $1.44 million…

Someone You Should Know: Mom, Business Owner & ‘Professional Encourager’

Meet a super mom in Sioux Falls

One Sioux Falls mom has a way of doing it all.  She runs businesses, raises kids and relishes the chance to help others.  She’s a bonafide super-mom who’s always taking on new adventures. “I just want to leave this world a better place than when I got here,” says Melissa Johnson. Melissa Johnson does just that in a lot of ways. …

Minneapolis Council Panel Approves $50K Liquor Store Fine

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Now it’s up to the full Minneapolis City Council to decide whether accept a revised settlement with a popular liquor store that went rogue and opened illegally on a Sunday in March. A City Council committee on Tuesday approved a fine of $50,000 against Surdyk’s and a suspension of the store’s liquor license for the first three…

“Caller Spoofs” Create Confusing Scenarios

South Dakota Better Business Bureau Seeing "Uptick" In Fake Calls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Caller “Spoofing” is causing confusion all over the country. With the help of a website or even a free app, scammers can cycle through phone numbers. Then, they can “spoof” a number, such as a personal cell phone, and call anyone. Jessie Schmidt, South Dakota State Director for the Better Business Bureau said in some cases, it can…