Carleen Wild

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…

Wired Wednesday: Your Intro to Arduinos

Chances are, you use something every day that has some sort of electronic control panel on it. If so, you’re already familiar with arduinos, you just don’t know it. Check out the opportunity to introduce your kids in a fun way to constructing their own technology for free this Saturday with one of our tech experts, Will Bushee and some…

Iowa Farmers Catching Up on Spring Planting

DES MOINES, Iowa – Although spring storms initially slowed spring planting progress in Iowa and Nebraska, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports farmers have nearly caught up to five-year averages in the past week. Iowa farmers have 40 percent of the corn crop planted, about three days behind the average at this point in the season. Three percent of corn…

Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

CUSTER, S.D. – A 63-year-old man is dead after crashing his motorcycle west of Custer. The Highway Patrol says the man failed to negotiate a turn on U.S. Highway 16 shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, and his motorcycle collided with a guide rail. The man died at the scene. He wasn’t immediately identified. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Custer, Fatal…

Horse Owners Urged to Help Stop Spread of Deadly Disease

ST. PAUL, Min. – Minnesota’s Board of Animal Health is urging horse owners to help stop the spread of a disease that’s been found in neighboring states. The disease more commonly known as EHM has recently been confirmed in both North Dakota and south Dakota. There is no threat to people, but the disease is highly contagious among horses and…