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Iowa Doctors Hesitant About New Medical Marijuana Program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Only about 325 of Iowa’s 7,000 doctors have certified people for the state’s new medical marijuana program, in part because many are uneasy about their role in the system. The Des Moines Register reports that doctors certify that patients have qualifying medical conditions but don’t prescribe medical marijuana products. Instead, five dispensaries will sell to…

Mitchell Businesses Fight Holiday Hunger

MITCHELL, S.D. – Three businesses in Mitchell are doing their part to fight holiday hunger. Pepsi, Coborn’s, and The Mitchell Food Pantry have teamed up to organize the ‘Cobbler Giveaway.’ Families who don’t have the means to have a holiday meal will receive a free Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of the businesses. The giveaway takes place this Saturday at 8:00 a.m….

School Zone: Completed Canton Performing Arts Center

CANTON, S.D. – A new facility is giving the arts programs at canton schools opportunities they’ve never had before. Crews have finished, and opened, the new Performing Arts Center. The state of the art center features a new auditorium, a rigging system, and a shop section. Students at Canton have never had access to these opportunities before. We took a…

Someone You Should Know: Never Far from the Big Screen

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – “I just love movies, I can’t say that enough.” There’s plenty of movie fanatics out there, but Brian Anderson might just top the list. “Riding our bikes around town going to the video store, renting movies, and that’s kind of where I got my affinity or love for movies. Just always renting movies, always going to…

School Zone: MMCRU

Marcus, IA – The agriculture and industrial tech programs are flourishing at MMCRU due to the presence of new facilities. In addition, school officials are lifting student’s spirits in a unique way. We bring you to Marcus in this edition of ‘School Zone.’ Categories: Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: Friday Greeters,…

Steve King Hardballs Media, Opponents After Narrow Win

DES MOINES, Iowa – A defiant Iowa Congressman Steve King says his “head is bloodied but unbowed” by an unexpectedly difficult election in which he eked out the narrowest victory margin of his career. The Republican’s victory over Democrat J.D. Scholten came amid outcry over his association with white supremacist groups, which he says is false, and his hardline views…

Iowa Nurse Accused of Stealing Prescription Drugs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Federal authorities have accused a northern Iowa nurse of stealing prescription drugs and violating federal patient confidentiality laws. U.S. District Court records say 32-year-old Samantha Rogers is charged with obtaining and attempting to obtain controlled substances by fraud, deception and subterfuge; criminal violations of privacy law; and aiding and abetting. Her attorney didn’t immediately return…

Broke Rail Cause of Train Derailment in Northwest Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Federal investigators say a broken rail caused the fiery 2017 derailment in northwest Iowa that released 322,000 gallons of ethanol. The National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday that Union Pacific’s maintenance was inadequate before the March 2017 derailment near Graettinger, Iowa, and Federal Railroad Administration inspectors didn’t do enough to identify flaws in the track. No…

Trump Administration Steps Up Scrutiny of Asbestos Trust Funds

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds out of concern of fraud and abuse. The Justice Department worries the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The department in recent months has demanded trust documents for…

Execution Date Set For Rodney Berget

PIERRE, S.D. –  An execution date has been set for South Dakota Death Row Inmate Rodney Berget. Darin Young, Director of Prison Operations and Warden of the South Dakota State Penitentiary, has ordered Berget’s execution for Monday, October 29th, at 1:30 p.m. Berget was found guilty of attempted murder in 2003, and sentenced to life in prison. While incarcerated, Berget…

De-Stress Room Opens At University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework. Brennan Gaeth graduated from the university’s law program in 2017. He’d struggled with addition and died last year after a relapse. Gaeth’s family decided to…

Pheasant Hunting Season Tips

ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – A staple of South Dakota kicks off this weekend. Hunting pheasants has been one of the states most popular past-times and hobbies. Hunters from all over the nation flock to South Dakota each year to experience the hunting atmosphere the state offers. Whether you’ve been hunting for years or it’s your first time roaming the flat-lands, there…

One Dead, One Critically Injured In Farming Accidents

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say one man was killed and another critically injured in separate farm accidents in south-central Minnesota. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were called Wednesday afternoon to a farm accident near New Ulm. Authorities say family members found 53-year-old John Hoffmann pinned between a combine and the corn head. Hoffmann was pronounced dead…

James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt Coming To Premier Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are coming to Sioux Falls. The legendary singer/songwriter brings his All-Star band with special guest and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt to the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Taylor and Raitt will perform for one night only, on Friday, February 22nd, 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 19th,…

Monster Jam Revs Up The Denny, Here’s What to Expect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They’re big, they’re loud, and this weekend they’ll be at the Denny. ‘Monster Jam’ returns to Sioux Falls. The show kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. You can catch trucks and drivers on Saturday as well, with shows scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available by clicking here, or at the Denny’s box…

Two Paranormal Researchers Want Inside Iowa Jail

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A group that studies paranormal activity wants to examine the former Winnebago County jail, but officials worry that allowing the visit could create liability problems. Two men from a group based in Forest City asked the Winnebago County Board if they could spend the night in the former jail. Dustin Harms with the Ministers of the…