Author: Nicole Griffith

Growing Hemp Could Be Advantage for Farmers

CENTERVILLE, S.D. — Governor Kristi Noem and lawmakers are clashing over legalizing industrial hemp in South Dakota. Hemp was legalized nationally with the 2018 Farm Bill, but now it’s up to the states to decide. “It is something that would be beneficial for us to be looking at,” says Craig Andersen a Centerville farmer. Andersen has been farming in Centerville since…

Coming Together For One Heartbeat in Parker

  PARKER, S.D. — Residents of a South Dakota town are showing they’ve got big hearts on Valentine’s Day. They’re hoping to help one of their own. It’s a regular game night at Parker High School, but a silent auction and the smell of a pork feed fill the hallways “As soon as word got out about the benefit people started…

“Hop For Holly” Fundraiser Benefiting Girl with Cancer

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  A member of the KDLT family is going through something no parent should have to go through. The 5 year old daughter of our Chief Photographer, Adam Huntimer, was recently diagnosed with cancer. Holly has Rhabdomyosarcoma. A “Hop for Holly” fundraiser is taking place Monday night at Air Madness in Harrisburg. There are 12 different attractions…

Learning About Life on the Farm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Some Sioux Falls youngsters are learning what farm life is like. Fourth graders at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary had dairy farmers stop by class today. This is the 6th year of Adopt A Farmer through Ag United for South Dakota. Farmers are adopted by the students which mean they share monthly videos with the kids showing how they…

Raising Awareness for Abuse Survivors

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The journey to recovery is not easy for victims of rape or domestic abuse. However, an organization is eager to help. The Compass Center provides free counseling services to survivors of abuse. Tuesday was the 10th Annual It’s in the Bag fundraiser. It’s the main source of funds for the organization. Around 400 people gathered to…

Wind Chill is Main Factor for Calling off School in Bitter Temps

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The bitter cold is impacting area schools. Like many school districts Sioux Falls has closed schools for Wednesday. That announcement was made Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says he works with the National Weather Service when making the decision. He says one factor they look at is wind chill. Once it reaches negative 34 school…

Keeping Pets Safe During Deadly Temperatures

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — We can’t forget about our furry friends during these freezing temperatures. Just like people pets also have a tolerance for cold based on their fur, body fat, activity level and health. The Sioux Falls Humane Society encourages owners to limit the animals time outdoors regardless if they’re considered an outdoor dog or not. South Dakota is…

DSU Cricket Club Brings Culture to Madison

MADISON, S.D. — Dakota State University is known for having people who want to go into the technology field, but one group of students is bringing culture to the school and town through another field. Rajesh Godasu’s dream job is to be a researcher. He’s currently studying for his Ph. D in information systems at DSU. “Madison is a wonderful place….

College Theater Competition Takes Over Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — You might have noticed that downtown Sioux Falls has gotten busier this week. The town is hosting hundreds of students who have dreams of making it big. From singing to dancing and endless artwork nearly 1600 college students are taking over downtown Sioux Falls this week. “We broke an attendance record. Year fifty one of doing this…

A Taste of SD African American History at the Pavilion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America. It’s a time to remember the civil rights struggles and the accomplishments of black Americans. From the first African American fireman to the first city commissioner a taste of history is on display in Sioux Falls.  Organizers are trying to educate people on African American history not just…

Supporting Area Veterans with Military Carnival and Resource Fair

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s likely that you or someone you know has a military connection. One Sioux Falls organization is hoping to better serve those who have served our country. The Community Action for Veterans group hosted its first Military Family Carnival and resource fair Friday night. Events ranged from games to informational booths plus a talk by South…

Dells Boy Returns Home After Brain Tumor Treatment

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. — A brain tumor turned a Dell Rapids family’s life upside down a couple months ago. After weeks of treatment, the Gerlach’s are back home. “It was seven weeks,” says Derek Gerlach. That’s how long 10-year-old Derek Gerlach has been away from home. “To be home it brings me a new strength,” says Derek Gerlach. This week the…

DWU’s Jason Christensen Back On The Bench

MITCHELL, S.D. — Jason Christensen’s been at the helm of the Dakota Wesleyan Women’s Basketball team for 9 years. He’s fresh off his best season that included a national title. However, a health concern this season put his coaching career on pause.   Head Coach Jason Christensen is the winningest coach in DWU women’s basketball history. However his greatest battle came…