Allison Royal

U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon Makes Inaugural Visit to South Dakota

TEA, S.D. – South Dakota hosted a special visitor Thursday. Linda McMahon is the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Trump’s cabinet. She’s visiting all 68 district offices in the SBA nationwide and we’re number 63 on her list. Thursday, McMahon stepped foot onto to the Rushmore state for her first time with plans…

Marshall Community Feeds Firefighters After Large Building Burns

MARSHALL, M.N. – The community of Marshall, Minnesota is coming together after a fire burned down one of the largest buildings in town, which housed the school buses. While firefighters say the fire was massive, so was the community’s response. “It’s been in the community for a very, very long time, so our heart breaks,” said Quentin Brunsvold, the Marshall…

Snow Expected For Holiday Travel Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the nation, 54 million people are travelling this Thanksgiving weekend. In our area, snow is expected to impact busy interstates that many college students will drive to head back to campus. As loved ones say goodbye after a long holiday weekend, it’s time to hit the road. However, experts say be careful. The National Weather…

Multiple People Injured After Deck Collapse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a Thanksgiving some probably weren’t expecting. First responders reported to a house on North Solar Avenue in Eastern Sioux Falls. An upper level deck in the backyard detached from the home and collapsed. Six people were on the deck at the time.  Consequently, first responders took three adults to local hospitals with back and…

Volunteers Create “Bountiful Boxes” For Thanksgiving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thanksgiving meals don’t stop at turkey. That’s why AT&T and Feeding South Dakota are teaming up to create “bountiful boxes.” 12 volunteers are packaging food into smaller boxes. These include everything people need for the full Thanksgiving experience. Each meal includes a frozen turkey, canned corn and green beans, stuffing, gravy packets, cranberry sauce, fresh potatoes,…

Mayor TenHaken Proclaims This Saturday as “Small Business Saturday”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s official. Once again, Sioux Falls tops Forbes list of great places for small businesses. Forbes says the city’s GDP is $18-billion; not bad for a relatively small population. Now, Mayor Paul TenHaken has made a proclamation to keep those dollars circulating in the community. Del’Inkka Beaudion brought a piece of Louisiana with her when she…

“Devastating” – Augustana and USF Grads Lose Home in California Wildfire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – California is in crisis, experiencing the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. Tonight, a USF grad and Augustana grad, along with their two kids, are one of the thousands of newly homeless families. They moved out to Northern California a few years ago, with possessions that are now gone. When you look at Paradise, California, it’s…

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Hartford father pleaded guilty to two charges of child pornography Tuesday morning. Fredrick Finch junior admitted to police that he knowingly downloaded child pornography, but he may never spend a day behind bars. KDLT News was in the courtroom when the 38-year-old pleaded guilty to those two counts of child pornography. In exchange, the court will…

School Threats: An Alarming Trend In The Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After school threats this week in Sioux Falls, Brookings, and now Yankton, it seems like school threats are becoming more and more common. Yankton High School is the latest to receive an online threat. However, if you think someone is anonymous online, think again. Tech expert Will Bushee says that being anonymous online is incredibly difficult….

2018 Election Trend: The “Wave of the Woman”

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls political science professor is calling it “the wave of the woman.” A record number of women are breaking a glass ceiling and running for office. We know you’ll find more women on the ballot, but are the odds stacked against these political pioneers? According Augustana University political science professor Emily Wanless, the…

With Election Day Approaching, are Voters Excited or Fatigued?

VERMILLION, S.D. – It’s crunch time for the candidates. Voters are more tuned in than ever before, eagerly watching to see who will be their next governor or congressman. “People are watching the local news more,” said Julia Hellwege, a political science professor at the University of South Dakota. “People are reading the newspapers. They’re checking in on the polls.”…