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Mark O Talks MN Memories With Tom Brady

Mark Ovenden has covered South Dakota sports perhaps longer than you’ve been alive.  But, he’s a Boston native, which means covering the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 so close to home in Minneapolis, Minnesota is pretty special.  At Wednesday’s press conference, he got to throw a question to Patriots marquee player, quarterback Tom Brady.  It turns out, Brady…

Distributors and Brewers Weigh in on Craft Beer Bill

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A proposed craft beer bill making its way through the South Dakota legislature would loosen state regulations on micro-breweries.They could make more beer and sell and deliver it right to stores, bars and restaurants. Some distributors are worried about how this will affect them. At Beal Distributing they are busy working. they have 87 people on staff…

Bracco Purchased By Minervas, Grille 26, Morrie’s Steakhouse Owners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The owners and operators of Minervas, Grille 26, and Morrie’s Steakhouse has purchased Bracco World Cafe. Vanguard Hospitality will be rebranding the establishment that closed its doors on December 31st. Vanguard says the new brand will embrace their concept of reflecting the company’s hospitality and standard for all their restaurants. “We are in the early stages…

5th Annual DTSF Burger Battle Winner Announced

The Market – “The Harvester Burger” – dedicated to their building’s history and the local farmers it has supported. The freshly ground beef patty is topped with Chef Greg’s house-made bacon, Valley Side Ringneck Cheddar, garlic & parsley aioli and local greenhouse lettuce. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 5th annual Burger Battle came to a close, and the vote is…

Preparing For Life After Prison

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Life may seem to pause when a person is in prison, but the world doesn’t wait for you while you’re behind bars. “The belief is that you’ll kind of jump right back into how life was and that’s not always the case,” said Jay Marchand. Jay Marchand from Lutheran Social Services says if you’re finishing your…

Jury Deliberating Murder Case

On Tuesday, both the prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments to the jury at the Minnehaha Courthouse. Alex Wittenberg is facing one count of second degree murder and three counts of manslaughter for the fatal November 2016 Dell Rapids shooting of Jon Puttmann. KDLT has been following the trial closely in the courtroom. The closing arguments cleared up some…

Warning Signs for Parents In Teens’ Text Messages

Importance of Parents Knowing What Kids Do On Their Cell Phones

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An 18-year-old Sioux Falls man is behind bars. He’s accused of sending sexually-explicit text messages to a 14-year-old girl. According to police– had the situation escalated and words turned into actions– he may have faced more severe charges like sexual contact or statutory rape. The girl’s father stepped in after discovering the messages– and contacted law enforcement….

New Ambulance Services Come to Harrisburg and Tea

HARRISBURG, S.D.  – Every minute counts when an ambulance is racing to save a patient’s life. Thanks to a new ambulance provider in Harrisburg, the response time should be a lot faster. Paramedics Plus cut the ribbon to a new facility on Friday. They’re expanding their Sioux Falls operation to Harrisburg. The communities of Harrisburg and Tea are growing in population,…

House Panel Investigating Sex Abuse In Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun an investigation of sexual abuse in organized sports. Committee leaders from both political parties have sent letters to the U.S. Olympic Committee, Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics seeking information about how they handled sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The letters follow the…

Lawmaker Pay Raise Plan Advances To South Dakota Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has approved a measure that would ask voters to give state legislators a significant pay raise. The chamber voted 38-26 Thursday to advance the proposal to the state Senate. Top lawmakers are sponsoring the measure that would set legislators’ salaries at one-fifth of the South Dakota median household income. U.S. Census numbers…

Nyberg Twins Are Still Busy With Super Bowl Prep

Nyberg Twins Are Still Busy With Super Bowl Prep

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Super Bowl 52 is less than two weeks away, and for fans in the area the Minnesota Vikings loss might have taken some air out of their sails. Although the purple and gold won’t be playing in their home stadium two of their biggest cheerleaders, the Nyberg twins from Sioux Falls, will still be busy with…