Anndrea Anderson

Lacing Up for EmBe’s 5K Annual Race

The race benefits all of EmBe's programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The annual Embe 5K will take over a new location this year. On Saturday, May 20th, runners will hit the track University of Sioux Falls Sports Complex. The race is an end of season celebration for the Let Me Run, Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs. The race benefits all of EmBe’s programs including:…

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…

Motorcyclist Dies in Highway 81 Crash North of Yankton

The names of the man and the other driver are not being released pending notification of families

YANKTON, S.D. – A 60-year-old man died Saturday in a motorcycle-vehicle crash that occurred north of Yankton. The names of the man and the other driver are not being released pending notification of families. They were the only persons involved. A 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 81 when it passed another vehicle while traveling in the…

29th Annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer Raises Over $350,000

A total of 4,560 participants registered in the event

Courtesy The Avera Race Against Breast Cancer FacebookSIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The 29th annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer in Sioux Falls brought in over $350,000 Saturday. A total of 4,560 participants registered in the event to run, walk and support along the sidelines. More than 500 people signed up to volunteer. Proceeds from the Avera Race directly supports cancer survivors…

Box Elder Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The name of the man involved is not being released pending notification of family

BOX ELDER, S.D. – A 76-year-old man died late Friday afternoon in a motorcycle crash that occurred within the Box Elder city limits. The name of the man involved is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A Harley Davidson FLD motorcycle was northbound on Elk Vale Road and turned east on the Interstate…

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….

Renner Mom of 10 Surprised with “Mother’s Day Makeover”

Ramona Leibel was taken by surprise as staff from Visiting Angels pampered her for Mother's Day

RENNER, S.D.- Mother’s day is right around the corner, and it’s a holiday that can be difficult for moms who live alone. On Thursday, one special area mom was treated to an early mother’s day surprise 87-year-old Ramona Leibel was the winner of a “Mother’s Day Makeover” by Visiting Angels Senior Care. Ramona was pampered with a tiara, flowers, chocolates…

Fire Destroys Two Garretson Homes, Crews Salvage Wedding Ring From Burned Home

Crews pull wedding ring from home after fire

GARRETSON, S.D.- Two Garretson homes have been declared a total loss after a fire broke out in one of them. Crews from multiple agencies responded just before 4:00 p.m. Thursday to reports of a structure fire on the 600 block of Center Avenue. When they arrived, one home was fully engulfed. The fire quickly spread to the home next door….

Hot Car, Hot Pet: Call Animal Control Rather Than Breaking Windows

Animal Control officers are reminding pet owners to be mindful of the heat when leaving pets in vehicles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As the weather heats up, most pet owners like to take their furry friends out and about with them. Sometimes, leaving them in the car while running a quick errand. But an instance this weekend has Animal Control officers reminding pet owners to be cautious of the heat when animals are in the car. “We got out…

Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash North of Madison

The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of family

MADISON, S.D. – An 85-year-old man died Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash north of Madison. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of family. He was the vehicle’s only occupant. A 1997 Ford F150 pickup was eastbound on 225th Street, which is a gravel road. The driver lost control, the vehicle went into the ditch…

Two State Prison Inmates Escape Rapid City Community Work Center

Anyone who sees or knows of their whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately

RAPID CITY, S.D.- Two state prison inmates have been placed on escape status after leaving a minimum-security facility without authorization. Inmates Calvin McCloskey and Dylan Fast Horse left the Rapid City Community Work Center during the evening of May 7. McCloskey, age 20, is Native American. He is 6 feet 1 inches tall. He has black hair and brown eyes….

$150,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Martin, SD

Winners have six months to claim their prize

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials of the South Dakota Lottery say a Powerball ticket sold in Martin is worth $150,000 after Saturday night’s drawing. The owner matched four of the five white ball numbers and Powerball on one line of the ticket to win $50,000. The owner matched only the Powerball on another play line for an additional $4, but…

37-Year-Old Man Killed in Rapid City Motorcycle Crash

The names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families

Rapid City, S.D. – One man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle-pickup crash that occurred on Nemo Road near Rapid City. The names of the people involved are not being released pending notification of families. A 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle was eastbound on Nemo Road when it tried to pass a van in a no passing zone area. It collided…

56 New SculptureWalk Pieces Installed Downtown

One such addition is "Willow" by Fort Wayne, Indiana Native Gregory Mendez

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- On Saturday morning, 56 new sculptures were added to the downtown SculptureWalk, now ready for passers-by to take a look at. One such addition is “Willow” by Fort Wayne, Indiana Native Gregory Mendez. Mendez has created pieces for the sculpture walk for almost a decade, and believes the annual changes bring friendly competition. “Each year, if you…

Mitchell to Construct Wall Honoring Veterans Killed in Action

The hope is to complete the $360,000 veterans park by mid-August

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A city in southeastern south Dakota will add a wall honoring veterans who were killed in action to its veterans park. The 6- by 5-foot wall will be located in the center of the park in Mitchell and is expected to cost $11,000. Organizers have discovered more than 30 veterans who were killed in action from…

Iowa Board of Regents Considers Tuition Hikes

The proposal would increase in-state base tuition for undergraduates by $216

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Board of Regents is considering tuition hikes at the state’s three public universities next school year to help offset millions in budget cuts. The proposal would increase in-state base tuition for undergraduates by $216 for the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa….

Plankinton Man Convicted on Sex Abuse Charges, Faces 315 Years in Prison

Christian Thomas faces up to 315 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for July 5

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Plankinton man has been convicted on sex abuse charges involving two minor victims. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says an Aurora County jury found 43-year-old Christian Thomas guilty on 26 counts, including fourth degree rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. Thomas faces up to 315 years in prison. Sentencing…