Carleen Wild

McCook Central Sophomore Earns National Title in Land Judging Competition

MITCHELL, S.D. – A high school student in eastern South Dakota has become a national champion after winning the National Land and Range Judging Contest. The Daily Republic reports that McCook Central High School sophomore Katelyn Winberg was awarded first place in homesite evaluation at the national competition held in Oklahoma City earlier this month. Land judging gives students the…

Pine Ridge Mother Sentenced After Toddlers Found Emaciated

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The mother of two toddlers found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after violating probation. Thirty-five-year-old Darcel Featherman recently admitted to possessing methamphetamine in March. In addition to having her federal probation revoked, Featherman also faces drug charges in state court. Her daughters live…

Watertown Woman Given Jail Time, Fine for Elder Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. – A Watertown woman has been ordered to serve about two months in jail and pay nearly $26,000 in restitution in an elder financial abuse case. The attorney general’s office says 60-year-old Barbara Lingenfelter used her mother’s assets for personal gain and failed to provide for her mother’s nursing care while having power of attorney. Lingenfelter pleaded guilty…

Unique Programming at New Tech High Helps Students Excel

It is a network of schools that aim to transform the way teachers teach and students learn. And if you’ve never heard of New Tech High School in Sioux Falls, the hands-on based academic approach to all of their programming is worth checking out. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: hands on…

“It’s One of the Best Ways I’ve Had to Learn”

One of the student ambassadors for New Tech High explains why project-based learning works, how it’s changed her life and why other students at this alternative school in Sioux Falls can’t wait to get back into the classroom next fall. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: alternative school, High School, New Tech…

5 Steps to Take at Work Toward a Healthier Life

One of the places we tend to spend the most time is also where we do the least to help our overall physical and mental well-being. Trisha Dohn of Well365, a Sioux Falls based corporate wellness consulting company, explains five ways you can improve your overall health even on the job. Categories: Local News, News Tags: corporate wellness, Mental Health,…

Open House Set for New Medical Complex, Cancer Center in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre has scheduled a Sept. 30 public open house for its new $30 million medical facility. The building will house a $12 million cancer center funded in large part by the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The charitable trust was established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley. Construction began last summer and…

Federally Funded Clinics May Get Mandate on Abortion Referrals

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services will announce its proposal Friday, a senior White House official said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to…

Aberdeen to Remove Ash Trees to Prevent Ash Borer Infestation

ABERDEEN, S.D. – With an infestation of emerald ash borer insects almost a certainty at some point, Aberdeen is implementing a plan to remove ash trees from public rights of way. South Dakota’s Agriculture Department earlier this month confirmed the presence of the destructive insect in the state for the first time, in Sioux Falls. Officials in Pierre and Yankton…

Yankton Fatal Crash Involved Stolen Vehicle

YANKTON, S.D. – A weekend rollover crash north of Yankton that killed one person and injured another involved a stolen vehicle. Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis and Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen confirmed to the Daily Press & Dakotan that the sport utility vehicle that crashed about 7 p.m. Sunday had been stolen from a residence in Yankton earlier that…

Miss American Organization To Be Led By Women

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Miss America Organization is putting women in its three top leadership positions following an email scandal involving former male leaders of the scholarship group. The organization tells The Associated Press it is appointing Regina Hopper as president and CEO of the Miss America Organization, and Marjorie Vincent-Tripp as chairwoman of the board of the Miss…

Why Facebook is Doing Away With Some of Your “Friends”

Facebook has reportedly deleted 583 million fake accounts in the first 3 months of 2018.  Will Bushee, Vice-President of the data mining company BrightPlanet, co-founder of Code Bootcamp of South Dakota, and the author of Wired for Coding talks about why this matters and what you can do about it, above. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local…

Is It Allergies – or Something More?

You’ve had a sore throat and cough for weeks and you can’t stop sneezing. Chances are, if it comes and goes with the seasons, you’ve got allergies. But if you’re just not sure and you think you might have something else going on, asthma and allergy experts say it’s important to get into your doctor so that they can help…

South Dakota Cowboy Featured in Film, “The Rider”

Brady Jandreau was told he’d never ride again after his horse stepped on his head during a rodeo in Fargo, North Dakota. That was in 2016. But Jandreau, a cowboy from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation area of South Dakota, wasn’t ready to give up and he’s got quite a story to share of what’s happened since. Jandreau’s story hits…

Memorial Services Scheduled for Fallen Law Enforcement

Memorial services are scheduled this week for South Dakotans who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Attorney General is asking everyone to take a moment to reflect on the contributions that police officers make to our communities every day. According to a press release from the Attorney General’s office, the South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial Service will…