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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…

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…

VA Researchers Creating Pathway to Better Health for Veterans

Sioux Falls, S.D. – It’s VA Research Week across the country, so today the Sioux Falls VA held a special event.  With the highest per capita veteran population, researchers said South Dakota is a great place to conduct research.  The goal is to improve the health of military members. “Coming up with better treatments with fewer side effects is the…

Canaries Prep For Season Opener

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Canaries are celebrating their 25th year and opening week with events and deals for the whole family at the Birdcage. The Canaries play the Sioux City Explorers in Sioux City on Thursday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. Their home opener will be on Saturday, May 20 at 6:05 p.m. On Thursday, visitors can get a free…

Financial Adviser’s Tips For A Profitable Stock Portfolio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- In a volatile stock market, it can be difficult to create a profitable portfolio. Financial adviser and entrepreneur, Aaron Maguire stopped by KDLT News Today to offer some advice. Maguire says before deciding which kinds of stock to add to your portfolio, you should consider how far along you are in the retirement process. Younger people should consider…

One Person Dead In Sioux Falls Car Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- One person died in a car fire on East Rice Street in Sioux Falls on Tuesday morning. According the to Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, around 3 a.m. a car was heading west on East Rice Street near Timberline Avenue when it hit a steel electric structure and caught fire. The identity of the victim will not be released…