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Son of Former NFL Lineman Arrested in Mexico for the Murder of Both Parents

LONG PRAIRIE, MN (AP) – Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents has been arrested in Mexico. The Todd County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested at a hotel Saturday in Cancun. Authorities say Bennett had contacted County Sheriff Steve Och earlier in…

South Dakota DOT Crews Raising Grade on Flooded Highway 81

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation began work to raise the grade on a flooded South Dakota highway. A portion of Highway 81, south of Arlington has closed due to flooding that happened in March. Crews will be raising the grade an average of two feet for a length of two miles. The $4 million project is…

Overstock CEO Resigns After Relationship With Russian Agent Exposed

More fallout concerning an admitted Russian agent with ties to South Dakota. The CEO of Overstock.com resigned, after admitting to having a relationship with Maria Butina, who once lived in Sioux Falls. Patrick Byrne says he has become “far too controversial” to helm the e-commerce company. Overstock’s shares fell 36% in two days. Butina was sentenced to 18 months in…

Volunteers Assemble Dream Playground for Local Youth Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over 200 community volunteers came together to make a dream playground come true. Volunteers of America’s Youth Center moved in 2018 and has been without a playground ever since. In June, kids from the youth center came together to draw up their dream playground. With the help of local volunteers and a partnership with national non-profit,…

Cooking with Grace: Easy to Make Protein Pancakes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but for many of us, it’s not the healthiest. That’s where our very own Grace Finerman comes in. She’s one of our new reporters here at KDLT and she has a knack for healthy cooking hacks. Today, she’s sharing her favorite pancake recipe with us…

Sioux Falls Kidnapping, Assault Suspect Arrested in Minnesota

Christopher Allen YaholaSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police say a man wanted for kidnapping and assault was arrested in Minnesota over the weekend. Christopher Allen Yahola was arrested in Cottonwood County, Minnesota. Yahola was wanted in connection with an August 10 kidnapping and assault in Sioux Falls. Authorities are still searching for Ronald Lee Webb in connection with the…

Oh My Cupcakes! Celebrating 10 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oh My Cupcakes! has been cooking up happiness in Sioux Falls for nearly a decade. In fact, tomorrow marks their 10th anniversary! Melissa Johnson joins us in the KDLT Kitchen with a look and taste of how they’re celebrating! Categories: Community

Wagner Mother Charged with Murder in Death of 3-Year-Old Daughter

WAGNER, S.D. – A Wagner mother is facing murder charges in the death of her 3-year-old daughter. 25-year-old Amanda Hernandez is charged with second-degree murder. According to court documents, Hernandez found her daughter unresponsive last Wednesday afternoon and called 911. When police arrived, the child had significant bruising on her forehead, nose, both eyes, her right cheek, and on the…

I-90 Speedway Getting Back on Track

HARTFORD, S.D. – Racing returned to the Sioux Falls area this year, though it’s not the season many had hoped for. Thanks to the weather, folks with I-90 Speedway near Hartford saw their grand re-opening delayed time after time. But you could say things have finally gotten back on track this summer. KDLT photojournalist Tyler Teal brings us the sights…