Author: Anndrea Anderson

Flooding Event Expected to Rival Spring Flood Levels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Emergency Management crews in several communities around the Sioux Empire are bracing for what could be another historic flood event. Water levels in the Big Sioux near Dell Rapids have already exceeded record levels. The levels are currently averaging 16.6 to 16.7 feet, over the record of 16.5 feet. Officials say that water will soon head…

Brandon Valley Hockey Rink Devastated by Flood Water, Pushing Fundraising Effort for Indoor Rink

BRANDON, S.D. – As floodwaters continue to rise across the Sioux Empire, the Brandon Valley Hockey rink has become inundated with water. By Friday morning, much of the rink was submerged. The Marketing Director for the Brandon Valley Hockey Association tells KDLT that the rink’s warming houses and locker rooms were lifted by the water and carried down the river….

Man, 32, Killed in Yankton Crash

Yankton, S.D. – One man died late Saturday night in a one-vehicle crash west of Yankton. The name of the deceased has not yet been released pending notification of family members. He was the only person involved. A 2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew pickup truck was eastbound on South Dakota Highway 314 when it left the roadway. The pickup struck a…

Illinois-Based Legacy Healthcare to Acquire, Operate 16 South Dakota Nursing Facilities

SOUTH DAKOTA – Skokie, Illinois-based Legacy Healthcare has announced it has acquired 16 Avantara nursing facilities in South Dakota. The company says it plans to “revitalize” the facilities through implementing clinical best practices, advanced medical technology and customer service. “It is an honor to be a part of the South Dakota community,” said Connie Ortega, VP of Operations for Legacy…

Kayaker Drowns in Covell Lake

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (from Sioux Falls Police Department) – At 8:14pm Saturday, Emergency Crews responded to Covell Lake for a water rescue. Initial reports were that two kayakers capsized on the water and were struggling to make it to shore. One kayaker was rescued and brought to shore and received treatment at a local hospital. The second kayaker was…

Man Pleads Guilty in Mall of America Attack Against Child

(Bloomington Police Department via AP)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder and faces 19 years in prison. Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, admitted his guilt as part of a plea agreement Tuesday. As part of the deal, prosecutors agreed not…

City of Sioux Falls to Open Sandbag Drop-Off Locations

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: People with sandbags filled in preparation for spring flooding have several options on how to manage them. People living in flood-prone areas may want to store their sandbags for future use. Sandbags can also be opened and the sand used on the owner’s property. Empty sandbags can be placed in the garbage. The City has also…

Gov. Noem Announces Nearly $55.0 Million for Statewide Environmental Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem says the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $55.0 million for water, wastewater, and solid waste projects. The board met today in Pierre. The $54,971,550 total includes $11,139,000 in grants and $43,832,550 in low-interest loans, with $2,900,000 in principal forgiveness. The grants and loans awarded by the board are administered…

Someone You Should Know: Chad Pickard’s Passion for Bicycling Extends into Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man with a passion for biking is hoping to pass on his love for two wheels to the next generation. Chad Pickard’s life revolves around two wheels. He’s made his passion his life’s work, as the owner of “Spoke-N-Sport” bicycle shop. “Everybody here, we truly believe the bike is an amazing tool that…

City to Close Falls Park

Dangerous Record Water Flow Possible

  SIOUX FALLS, SD- The city of Sioux Falls is bracing for a second flood event to affect the area. It is expected to be so substantial the city plans to close down Falls Park for safety reasons. There is an estimated four to eight inches of water in the Big Sioux River Basin snow pack north of Sioux Falls….

Noem Encourages Residents of Big Sioux River Valley to Prepare for Flooding

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today encouraged people living in the Big Sioux River Valley in eastern South Dakota to start preparing for record flooding. Winter snowmelt and rain have raised the water levels in Big Sioux River Valley areas north of Watertown to south of Sioux Falls. At this time, the National Weather Service predicts that when flooding…

Body of Missing Yankton Woman Found, Man Facing Murder Charges

YANKTON, S.D. – Authorities found the body of a missing Yankton woman in Michigan, and now a man suspected in her death is in jail. Tamara LaFramboise was reported missing on March 5th. Monday afternoon in Sioux Falls, police arrested Steven Falkenberg. He’s been transported to Yankton where he remains in jail this evening. Authorities say LaFramboise’s body was discovered…

2019 Legislative Session Comes to a Close

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem closed out the main part of her first legislative session as governor with a funding boost for nursing homes, anti-pipeline protest legislation and a victory over supporters of industrial hemp. Lawmakers voted this past week to approve a state budget that included a 10 percent inflationary increase for nursing homes, funding…

KDLT Weather LIVE at 10 p.m.

KDLT News will not be on air this evening due to dangerous floodwater around our station in Sioux Falls. We are broadcasting weather updates LIVE on Facebook:   Chief Meteorologist Tyler Roney has another update on the weather and what to expect for tomorrow. KDLT Weather Posted by KDLT News on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Categories: Local News, News, News…

KDLT News LIVE at 10 p.m.

KDLT News will not be on air this evening due to dangerous floodwater around our station in Sioux Falls. We are broadcasting LIVE on Facebook: Your top stories at 10 Posted by KDLT News on Thursday, March 14, 2019       Categories: Local News, News, News Top Story