Author: Allison Royal

Remedy Brewing Company To Expand

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A downtown Sioux Falls business calls it “a dream come true.” Remedy Brewing Company announced plans to expand their business on Wednesday. Right now, they have a 3,000 square foot space on 8th Street, which will stay the same. Now, they’re expanding to a 20,000 square foot facility. The hope is that they can start canning, bottling,…

SD Lawmakers Looking At Teen E-Cigarette Use

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some South Dakota lawmakers are trying to keep e-cigarettes and vapes away from teenagers. According to the Surgeon General, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students use e-cigarettes nationwide. Some lawmakers are proposing a tobacco tax on electronic cigarettes. However, Governor Kristi Noem has said previously that she does not wish…

Presidents Day: The Past Six Presidents Have All Visited SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls last September was the talk of the town. However, he isn’t the first president to visit.  23 presidents have visited South Dakota since it became a state, 16 of which visited South Dakota during their presidency. President William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, sat in this chair…

Sheriff Investigating Case Of Neglected Horses

HUMBOLDT, S.D. – The Kingsbury County Sheriff, Steven Strande, says his department just doesn’t see a lot of animal cruelty cases. Well, this investigation is certainly unusual. It concerns about 30 malnourished horses. When you take a closer look, you can see the ribs on these horses, shivering through the winter. “Their winter coat kind of hides the condition of…

SD Lawmakers Discussing Alcohol Delivery Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – What if you didn’t have to brave the cold to buy your favorite beer? That convenience could soon be a reality in South Dakota. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people 21 and over to order alcohol online or over the phone. Some family-owned liquor stores say this bill would put them at…

Part 2: Sanford & State Representative Respond to Autism Therapy Insurance Exceptions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Wednesday night, we introduced you to South Dakota moms fighting for their children with autism. They say their children benefited from ABA, or applied behavioral analysis therapy. Now, it’s no longer covered by their insurance, and they say their children are paying the price. In 2015, former Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 190 into…

“Our Whole World Fell Apart” – South Dakota Moms Fight For Autism Therapy Insurance Coverage, Part One

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A group of South Dakota moms didn’t know each other a couple of weeks ago. Now, these moms are bonded forever. They’ve teamed up, fighting for their children with autism ,and they’re taking their battle to the state capitol. A child’s cry, seeking sensory experiences in an overwhelming world. This is autism. “If we didn’t understand her…

Daktronics Lights Up The Super Bowl

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Rams and Patriots were in the spotlight Sunday night. Well, a South Dakota company lit up the Super Bowl. Daktronics says they powered all the displays at the Super Bowl. Every single department played a part in the Super Bowl’s success, from engineering to accounting. “What our entire organization does was on showcase last night,” said…

South Dakota Moms Fighting For Autism Therapy Insurance Coverage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some South Dakota moms say they’re going to battle for their children. Many children with autism seek applied behavior analysis, or ABA. It’s a therapy that takes about about 30 to 40 hours per week.The individualized therapy teaches children social skills while early intervention is still possible. KDLT News spoke to South Dakota parents who say…

Parkston Native Helps Build USS South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS. S.D. – The Navy will commission its newest fast-attack submarine this weekend. It has a unique name. It’s called the USS South Dakota. That’s not even the coolest part. One of the engineers that built the submarine calls South Dakota “home.” Scott Carey is a civilian contractor that works on big-name projects for the U.S. Navy. This Saturday,…

Homeless Shelter Exceeds Capacity Amid Polar Vortex

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A bitter cold forecast means it’s dangerous – even deadly – to be outside. The polar vortex is especially dangerous for our homeless population in Sioux Falls. Joseph Holder was born in the Bronx near Yankee Stadium, a far different place than where he lives now.   “I don’t have no family here but my kids,”…

Wednesday Temperatures Expected To Break Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The National Weather Service is expecting Wednesday to break longstanding records. It will be a cold some of us have never experienced. It’ll be a dangerously cold couple of days. “There’s just a large area of arctic air that’s come down from the north pole and just very frigid temperatures within there and then we also…

Family Impact on Nursing Home Closures

MADISON, S.D. – Last week, we explored a growing problem: nursing home closures in South Dakota. Experts say this is because South Dakota has the lowest medicaid reimbursement rate nationwide. One of the homes closing its doors is in Madison. When Monica Pickard’s mother started getting sick in 2016, she decided it was time to move her mother, Margaret, into…

A Closer Look At South Dakota’s Nursing Home Closures

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tripp and Madison – these are two of the towns where nursing homes are closing their doors. According to Governor Noem’s press secretary, seven nursing facilities have closed in South Dakota since 2005. Noem has a proposal.  On Wednesday, she wants to put $5 million toward partnering with providers to help care for the elderly. It’s…

School Districts See Uptick in Whooping Cough

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Harrisburg, Brandon Valley, and Sioux Falls school districts have all confirmed cases of whooping cough. Sioux empire doctors say the sickness is common at the end of summertime, but they’ve seen an uptick this winter. It looks just like a common cold and sounds like this. Sometimes, it’s even followed by vomiting. It’s pertussis, but it’s…