Carleen Wild

Best Advice to Get Your Kids to Eat a Nutritional Lunch

We all know kids can be a tough sell when it comes to eating well, especially around their friends during the school day. But as countless families look to satiate their hungry kids during the school day while they’re at their away from home, dietitian Lizzie Kasparek of the Sanford Sports Science Institute stopped by with more suggestions about how…

Dispute Over Littering Leads to Threat With Machete

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police say a dispute over littering resulted in a man threatening his accuser with a machete. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon when a man sitting in a car outside an apartment complex dropped some trashed out of his window. An apartment resident saw the littering and yelled at the man in the car. The…

Harsher Sentence Upheld for Suspect Who Flipped Off Judge

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a man who received a harsher burglary sentence after flipping the bird at the judge in his case. The judge had suspended more than three years of the man’s sentence, but re-imposed it after he saw the man give him the finger. The judge later mostly relented but…

Minnesotans Being Warned of Insurance Fraud Scam

The Minnesota Commerce Department is warning Minnesotans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Premier Health Plan, which earlier this year discontinued all of its health insurance products in Minnesota and nationwide. including Medicare Advantage plans. Consumers are receiving either numerous automated calls, invoices in the mail or found unauthorized charges on their bank accounts. If…

Ipswich Man Accused of Bestiality Pleads Guilty

ABERDEEN, S.D. – An Ipswich man accused of bestiality has admitted engaging in sexual acts with two calves. Fifty-seven-year-old James Schumacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of felony bestiality, after unsuccessfully arguing earlier this year that the charges he faced were unconstitutional. Prosecutors will drop four other charges under terms of the plea agreement. Schumacher faces up to four…

Why the Skyforce Love Sioux Falls

The team celebrates 30 years in this city this upcoming season with a special series of events

It may be hard to believe, especially because many of you may not know much at all about the team, but the Sioux Falls Skyforce is celebrating 30 years in Sioux Falls this upcoming season. Mike Heineman, President of the organization, stopped by to talk with KDLT about a special series of games the team would be playing this year…

One Rule to Follow If You’re Attending Your First Powwow

If you’ve never been to a powwow, this weekend you’ve got an incredible opportunity to attend the 151st Annual Wacipi in Agency Village, South Dakota. Community Planner for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Crystal Owen, hopes you’ll stop by booth 11 for some conversation, camaraderie and a free lemonade. And in the interview above, she also explains the one thing (among others)…

Oldest Powwow in South Dakota Kicks Off Friday

Friday marks the beginning of the 151st Annual Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Wacipi in Agency Village, South Dakota. It is the longest running powwow in the state and 2nd longest in the nation. Tribal Chairman Dave Flute, among others, spoke with KDLT News Today ahead of ceremonial events to explain the significance of the events and what he hopes others understand about…

A Favorite Tourist Destination Among Locals Prepares for the Fourth

The population Okoboji, Iowa absolutely booms over the summer months, with the 4th of July holiday week being one of the most popular. Traveling to the Iowa Great Lakes destination is not only a favorite trip each year, but a tradition for many families throughout the Sioux Empire. Learn more about what’s in store for visitors this week in the video clip…

Celebrating 100 Years at West Lake Okoboji Resort

Fillenwarth family carries on tradition of hosting families to the Iowa Great Lakes region

In-between boat rides, time on the dock, fun places to dine, and the sounds of the season in West Lake Okoboji, it’s worth stopping to talk with the owners of Fillenwarth Beach. The resort has been in the Fillenwarth family for ten decades and the current caretakers are thrilled their guests keep coming back so that they may carry on the tradition….

Nine Tornadoes Touched Down Officials Confirm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The National Weather Service says nine tornadoes that ripped through South Dakota and Montana last week snapped trees, destroyed outbuildings and swept up a 5-ton tractor that has yet to be found. The Rapid City Journal reports the weather service released an initial survey of the damage from the tornadoes Monday. The agency says five tornadoes…

Smithfield Foods Accused of Colluding on Pork Prices

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal lawsuit filed in Minnesota alleges Hormel Foods Corp. and other companies colluded to inflate consumer pork prices. The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed Thursday. Defendants included Hormel , based in Austin, Minnesota, and eight other companies, including Tyson Foods , JBS USA and Smithfield Foods . The law firm bringing the case, Seattle-based Hagens Berman ,…

Buffalo Chip, Indian Motorcycles Dismissed From Lawsuit

STURGIS, S.D. – A federal judge has dismissed Buffalo Chip Campground and Indian Motorcycles from a lawsuit filed by an Alaska man injured by a motorcycle at the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Royce Rath, of Sitka, Alaska, was attending a Kid Rock concert when a motorcycle went off the stage and into the crowd, hitting him. His…

Yankton Working to Address Growing Food Insecurity

YANKTON, S.D. – A South Dakota collective is addressing food insecurity in a southeastern county by collecting kitchenware, food storage containers and other cooking supplies. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the Yankton Hunger Collaborative launched the special collection drive this month to direct donations toward an often missed facet of food insecurity. The collective is comprised of…

Out and About With Addie: Week of 6/18

Music, food, kites and more ...

Check out the list of events Addie Graham-Kramer and her team have come up with to enjoy throughout the Sioux Empire this week! Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Brews and Bouquets Friday, June 22, 2018 – Sunset Zoofari: A Taste of Cultures Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23 – 605 Summer Classic Beer & Wine Music Festival Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Yoachella…

Storms Wash Out Minnesota, Wisconsin Roads

CARLTON, Minn. – Flash flooding over the weekend washed out several roads in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Law enforcement reports that Minnesota Highway 23 washed out at the Nemidji River bridge in Carlton County of Minnesota, about 14 miles southwest of Duluth. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reports several other washouts and flooded roads, particularly in the Barnum, Mahtowa,…