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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. – Folks in southeastern South Dakota can now meet with state and federal officials about recovery, following winter and spring severe weather. Officials opened the first disaster recovery centers in the state this week, including one in Yankton. Services aren’t just limited to property recovery. Representatives are also on hand for things like disaster unemployment and crisis counseling….

Hartford Residents Helping Complete Community Mural

HARTFORD, S.D. – After months of planning and design, Hartford’s community mural is becoming a reality. Harford Area Optimist Club invited residents to help paint Hartford’s community mural on Friday. City officials say this is an opportunity to bring people together as well as leave a lasting mark on the city of Hartford. The large mural, totaling 19×19 feet, is…

80-Year-Old Sioux Falls Driver Cited After Car vs. Building Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 80-year-old motorist sent a person to the hospital after crashing into a building Friday. Just before 10 a.m., police responded to a car vs. building crash in the 4400 block of South Racket Drive. Police say an 80-year-old man mistakenly accelerated from a parking space and struck the side of a building. The vehicle entered…

Quicken Loans to Pay $32.5M to Settle Lawsuit Over Bad Loans

DETROIT (AP) – Quicken Loans has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of fraudulently sticking the government with bad mortgages. Crain’s Detroit Business says the agreement, with no admission of wrongdoing, was disclosed Friday by Gerald Rosen, a former judge who served as mediator. The government had accused Quicken of cutting corners when…

Why Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Important

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eating local, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, is something we’re seeing more often. 68% of global consumers prefer locally branded vegetables, according to statista.com. For the 12th year in a row, you have the opportunity to see where your produce comes from first hand in the Sioux Empire. ‘Breakfast on The Farm’…

Amping Up For Levitt at the Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There will be a new vibe in downtown Sioux Falls this summer. Levitt at the Falls is hosting its inaugural concert Friday evening. Downtown’s newest entertainment venue is setting the stage for a summer of music and increased foot traffic. It’s been ten years in the making. Now staff are excited to bring the community together through…

Federal Disaster Centers Open in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The first disaster recovery centers in South Dakota are now open, in the wake of winter and spring severe weather. Those centers are in Yankton and Pine Ridge. Both locations are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday. Homeowners, renters, and businesses should register before visiting. You can register online at disasterassistance.gov, through the…

KDLT-TV Signal Strength to Increase Following Repairs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Good news for those in our viewing area experiencing a weaker TV signal. By the end of this month, our signal strength is projected to be better than ever. In April, we suffered a fire at our transmitter that disrupted our signal. We’ve now replaced our antenna and are on schedule to have a new transmitter…

June Marks Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 17,000 people in South Dakota are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and that means thousands of friends and families are also impacted. The Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota says they are a free resource for people with questions and concerns. June is Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month, we wanted to remind people of the signs that someone…

Hartford’s I-90 Speedway Set to Open Saturday

HARTFORD, S.D. – After a number of postponements, the I-90 Speedway near Hartford is finally ready to open its doors. The speedway has been closed for the last three years and in that time the owner says the demand for racing in the Sioux Falls area has only grown. After an extended rainy season, staff and the race fans have…

Jefferson High School Groundbreaking Scheduled for Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls’ newest high School will break ground next week. A groundbreaking for Jefferson High School is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Journey Construction is the general contractor of the $75 million dollar school. The school is designed to accommodate up to 1,800 students. It is expected to open by the fall of…

US Airlines Are Pushing Domestic Prices Higher Again

Airline fares within the U.S. are inching higher again. American Airlines confirmed Thursday that it raised domestic fares $5 each way. J.P. Morgan said Southwest Airlines followed by raising prices on tickets bought within a week of the flight and favored by business travelers. Southwest did not immediately comment. Airlines had raised prices just five weeks ago, and J.P. Morgan…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. – Authorities in Pierre have identified the body found submerged in the Missouri River along with a vehicle. Authorities have identified the person as 30-year-old Corrine Faye White Thunder. Authorities say White Thunder was last seen in December 2017. White Thunder was not reported to the Pierre Police Department as a Missing Person and, according to a records…

Walz Open to Special Session to Address Insulin Costs

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz says he’s open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can’t afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal. Walz made his comments Wednesday after a discussion with diabetics, advocates and medical professionals. A measure that would have established an emergency insulin program had broad support…

Someone You Should Know: The Roller Derby Family

SoDak Attack has built a culture that values family over winning

SIOUX FALLS, SD—  This week’s Someone You Should Know is a team, a roller derby team that has built a team-oriented culture. Jayme Nelson aka “Pain Maker” started SoDak Attack in 2012 as a way to give kids something she did not have growing up. “Playing roller derby for so many years myself, all I knew is I wanted the kids…