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Survey: Keepers Experience Lowest Winter Honeybee Losses In More Than A Decade

More Work To Do According To Adee Honey Farms: 'We're still losing six-fold higher that what was our baseline for decades."

For nearly two decades, the Honeybee population across the nation has been on the decline. However, there is some positive buzz among beekeepers as they experienced their lowest losses this past winter in more than a decade. But as KDLT’s Jill Johnson explains, they’re not exactly celebrating. “Some people don’t like Dandelions, but I think they’re the coolest plant. The…

Retailers Welcome GOP Backing Down On Debit Card Fees Limit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Restaurants, grocers and other businesses are celebrating as House Republicans back off efforts to eliminate the cap on fees that banks can charge retailers when customers use a debit card. The chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, had pushed for scrapping the limit as part of his legislation to gut the Dodd-Frank law. Those…

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…

SF Business Will Concede To City In Mural Dispute With ‘Painting Party’

A Sioux Falls business will be holding a ‘painting party’ after the city says the mural on the side of their building is against city code. The owner of Elegant Mommy says she tried to resolve the problem, but has no choice but to concede to the city. ‘Elegant Mommy’ has been operating out of the location on West 37th…

Driver Frustrated With Latest Badlands Motor Speedway Decision

BRANDON, S.D. – A local hobby stock race car driver is still frustrated with a decision the owner of Badlands Motor Speedway made. Last week, Chuck Brennan announced he will be discontinuing all services at the track, including five scheduled races. The race schedule was already significantly shortened when Brennan put the track up for sale last November. Now drivers…

GreatLife Announces More Perks For Members

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – GreatLife announced 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 an now free unlimited movies will be offered at West Mall 7 Theatres everyday of the week. Management…

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…

‘Food Truck Tuesday’ Has Returned

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The weather held out tonight to mark a new season. Not summer, but food truck season. Golf Addiction on West 57th Street held the first ‘Food Truck Tuesday’ of the year. There are some new vendors for the event’s third year, including a kettle corn and ice shaving truck. In total, seven local food trucks parked…

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…

Cut-A-Thon For Pancreatic Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Both Supercuts locations in Sioux Falls are holding a fundraiser to help out a cause that hits close to home for the salon manager. “We’ve had a tough couple of years, this probably the first year that I was able to actually not cry when talking about it,” says Leah Rasmussen. Five years ago, Rasmussen lost…

$40M Facility Planned For Foundation Park In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A $40 million project is planned at an industrial park just northwest of Sioux Falls. Wind Chill, LLC purchased 54 of the 800-acres available at Foundation Park for $5.7 million. The 205,000 square-foot facility will be the first project built at the site. The facility will serve as a food warehouse and distribution center with complete…

Avera Health Announces Retirement Of CEO Dr. Kapaska

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Avera Health announces the upcoming retirement of Dr. Dave Kapaska, Regional President and CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, on June 30, 2017. David Flicek, Chief Administrative Officer of Avera Medical Group has been named President and CEO of Avera McKennan. Flicek will assume leadership duties beginning July 1 and also maintain his…

Lawmakers Seek Details From Trump Organization

WASHINGTON (AP) – Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels. Trump said he would turn the money over to the…

Google Home’s Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google’s voice-activated assistant can now recognize who’s talking to it on Google’s Home speaker. An update coming out Thursday will enable Home’s built-in assistant to learn the different voices of up to six people, although they can’t all be talking to the internet-connected speaker at the same time. Distinguishing voices will allow Home to be more…

Sioux Falls Wins 3 NCAA Tournament Bids

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Will Host Division One Ice Hockey Regional In 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Sioux Falls will get to host three more NCAA tournaments over the next few years. The NCAA announced the winners of host city bids Tuesday. Chris Semrau, Assistant General Manager with the Denny Sanford Premier Center, said they’re excited to host a first time ever event in the state. “This is huge. This is the first time Division…