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School Zone: Viborg-Hurley Students Fight Holiday Hunger

VIBORG, S.D. – It can be easy to forget, but food insecurity plagues many communities throughout the Sioux Empire. Students in the Viborg-Hurley School District are doing what they can to fight hunger throughout the holiday season. KDLT News went to Viborg for this week’s edition of ‘School Zone.’ For more information, click here. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News…

Someone You Should Know: Baby Bella Follow-Up

CROOKS, S.D. – One year ago, we brought you the story of Isabella Mares. The baby girl was born weighing two pounds. She spent last Christmas fighting for her life in the NICU at Sanford, her future uncertain. KDLT’s Allison Royal caught up with baby Bella this holiday season to see how’s she doing. Last year, Santa visited baby Bella…

Proposed Prison Health Services Expansion in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A growing prison population continues to cause concerns in Sioux Falls, including how to care for the inmates. Governor Dennis Daugaard stressed that issue last week during his farewell speech to lawmakers. Governor Daugaard says he’d like to see $7.4 million dollars allocated to the men’s prison for a new health services building at the Jameson Annex. “I…

Sioux Falls Students Name New SFPD Bomb Squad Robot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The newest member of the Sioux Falls Police Department has a name. A naming contest for the bomb squad’s new bomb robot took place with more than 2,500 students from area schools voting on names. Agent 605 won the contest with 1,599 of the votes. In second place was Boomer with 1,165 and in third was…

Dell Rapids Small Business Hit with Big-Time Hack

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – Imagine all of your phone contacts getting wiped out at a time you need them most. Something similar is happening more and more to small businesses nationwide. Including one business owner in Dell Rapids, who enlisted the help of Dakota State University. Katie Luttman invests a lot of time, money and staff to promote her boutique…

Two Women Killed in Late Night Accident Near Mitchell

Officers with the Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of a fatal one-car crash Tuesday night near Mitchell. Two women were killed and a 17-year-old female was seriously injured when officials say the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer lost control. The vehicle rolled several times after entering the median and ultimately coming to rest upside-down in the eastbound lanes of…

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Arrives at Court

NEW YORK (AP) – President Donald Trump’s former lawyer has arrived at the courthouse in Manhattan where he is scheduled to be sentenced for evading taxes, lying to Congress, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Michael Cohen was accompanied Wednesday by his wife and two college-aged children. He didn’t stop to speak with a crowd of reporters. Cohen is facing…

Minnesota Lawmakers Open Discussions on High Insulin Costs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers have heard from patients and families dealing with diabetes that they need help with the soaring cost of insulin. Sen. Matt Little convened an informal discussion at the Capitol Tuesday to gather information on what steps the state should take. The Lakeville Democrat says the cost of insulin is “immorally high” and there…

Agency: $4.2 Billion in Insured Losses in Florida From Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – State officials are estimating that Floridians had more than $4.2 billion in insured losses from Hurricane Michael. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said that as of last week, insurers had handled more than 131,000 claims in Florida, about two-thirds of them involving residential properties. More than half have been paid, and about a third are…

Race Cars to Return to I-90 Speedway Mother’s Day Weekend 2019

HARTFORD, S.D. – When I-90 Speedway closed in 2015, race fans and drivers were left Deflated. “Imagine you’re a football fan and suddenly there’s no high school, no college football, and you can barely watch any pro games locally. That’s what race fans in the Sioux Falls area have been going through for the last couple of years,” said Shawn…

O’Gorman High School’s S.T.E.M. Program is Flying to New Heights

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   It’s not every day students are told to fly drones in a gym, but today’s all about education. “Anytime that we can give the kids an opportunity to use hands on manipulative to help them deepen their understanding and growth their depth of knowledge does help them,” says O’Gorman High School Computer Science Teacher Tara Johanneson. What…

South Dakota Man Gets Jail, Probation in Nebraska ATV Crash

HARTINGTON, Neb. – A South Dakota man accused of drinking alcohol before the fatal Nebraska crash of an all-terrain vehicle has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of probation. Cedar County District Court records say 27-year-old Derrik Nelson was sentenced Monday. He’d pleaded no contest to vehicular homicide and false reporting. Prosecutors dropped manslaughter and other…

Minnesota keeps June 20 cutoff for using weed killer dicamba

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is maintaining its June 20 cutoff date for farmers to use the herbicide dicamba, which has been blamed for drifting and damaging neighboring soybean fields. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture imposed the cutoff for 2018 after getting 253 reports of alleged dicamba drift in 2017, including 55 formal complaints requesting investigations. Some 265,000 acres…