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“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…

Gunfire Rings Out Near USF & Sanford Health

Police investigating disturbance where shots were fired

Sioux Falls police are investigating a report of gunshots fired near the University of Sioux Falls and Sanford Health campuses. Sunday afternoon, just after 2:30 p.m., police were called to the area of 24th Street and Menlo Avenue for a report of multiple gunshots fired in the area.  Officers did not find any victims with injuries.  Investigators say a firearm…

SIOUXPERCON Returns For Second Year

Cosplay Events Brings Fans From All Over The Universe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— SIOUXPERCON, a cosplay fandom event, returns to the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. Proceeds for the event go to REACH Literacy in Sioux Falls as well as the JY6 Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The event runs through Sunday, May 14th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information on SIOUXPERCON, visit their website here.  

Wilbur the Coyote Makes a Return to the Sioux Empire

A Sioux-lebrity was unveiled at Siouxpercon Saturday afternoon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux-lebrity was unveiled at Siouxpercon Saturday afternoon. “Wilbur” the mascot of the former arcade restaurant Gigglebees met with fans, new and old. This is the first time the coyote character has made a public appearance in almost a decade. Wilbur tells KDLT News he couldn’t believe people remembered him. “The reception was truly amazing. I just…

Koalas Now On Exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo

Two male Koalas, Moki and Burra, are a part of the Zoo’s “Koala Wilds” exhibit

Courtesy: The Great Plains ZooSIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Visitors can now add cute Koalas to the list of more than 1,000 animals that they can enjoy this summer at the Great Plains Zoo. Two male Koalas, Moki and Burra, are a part of the Zoo’s “Koala Wilds” exhibit, now open through Labor Day. The Koalas can be viewed daily, free with…

Bison Hunt Costs Could Increase in Custer State Park

The commissioners proposed increasing the cost to hunt a trophy buffalo by $1,500, making the new fee $6,500

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Members of the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Commission have proposed increasing the amount hunters pay to hunt bison in Custer State Park. The commissioners proposed increasing the cost to hunt a trophy buffalo by $1,500, making the new fee $6,500. The cost to hunt a non-trophy bison bull would increase $1,000 to $3,250. Mark…

10-Year-Old Uses 3D Printer to Start Fidget Making Business

"Brady's Fidgets" has already taken in nearly 100 orders

BRANDON, S.D.- A new toy trend is quickly spiraling into popularity as “fidget spinners” are making their way into classrooms, and even between the fingers of many adults. One ten-year-old Brandon boy is looking to take a spin on the toy’s growing popularity by creating the toys himself. “Fidget spinners” are quickly becoming the hot toy of a new generation….

Spotlight On Nurses During National Nurses Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  In honor of National Nurses Week, we wanted to get to know some of the nurses who care for patients across the Sioux Empire.  We stopped by Sanford Hospital and Avera McKennan to hear their stories. It’s a week that we use to recognize nurses across the United Sates.  National Nurses Week is a time to…

Recovery In Delmont Starts To Take Shape

Iconic Structures Come Closer To Completion As Town Grows Around Them

DELMONT, S.D.–It’s been two years since a tornado destroyed a third of the town. Now in the second year of recovery, iconic structures are starting to take shape. President of the Delmont Board of Trustees Earla Strid said the town is getting used to their new normal. “We haven’t quit, yet. We’re still going,” said Strid. In the midst of…

Adventures With Ahtra: Deskercise

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sitting in an office and staring at a screen all day can cause tense muscles and sore joints. Our staff at KDLT are no exception to falling victim to lazy posture and bad habits! Annie and Chris Mello from CPM Fitness ambushed KDLT’s newsroom to teach us some “Deskercise” moves. Annie says chairs are the biggest…

Workforce Education Grants Totaling Over $1 Million Awarded

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Education says four South Dakota school districts and one private nonprofit corporation have been awarded workforce education grants totaling over $1 million. The agency said Thursday that the five grants are for projects ranging from developing a new architecture and construction program at Webster Area School District to creating a new agriculture…

Rep. Noem Visits With Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office

Takes Ride Along & Jail Tour, Announces New Law Enforcement Legislation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Doors to the Minnehaha County Jail opened for U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on Thursday. A visit most don’t want to have, Noem came to see what life for law enforcement in the county is like with a ride along and a tour. In one case, the job came to her. “I had the opportunity to ride along…

Local Mom Uses Her Bakery To Spread Love On Mother’s Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A mom in Sioux Falls is using her bakery, Brandy’s Custom Cakery to make Mother’s Day delicious this year. Brandy Engels started Brandy’s Custom Cakery three years ago and does everything herself, from decorating to delivery. Engles is a mother of three girls and says her heart has always been in decorating desserts. She says she hopes…

Interim President Named At School Of Mines And Technology

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An interim president has been named at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as officials seek a permanent replacement for Heather Wilson. Wilson submitted her resignation effective Wednesday after the U.S. Senate confirmed her as Air Force secretary. The state Board of Regents says Jan Puszynski will serve as interim president until a national…