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Daugaard: Buffer Strip Property Tax Incentives Available

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says South Dakota residents have until October to apply for tax incentives meant to encourage people to install buffer strips between agricultural land and waterways. The new law offers property tax breaks for land turned into buffer strips of vegetation to help trap fertilizer, pesticides and sediment before they reach water. Supporters…

Trump Signs Bill Imposing Sanctions On Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia. Two White House officials said that the president signed the bill Wednesday morning. The package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia passed Congress with overwhelming support. Moscow responded to the sanctions by ordering a reduction in the number of U.S….

MN Lifts Travel Restrictions To Help SD Farmers During Drought

Executive order in effect for the next two weeks

It’s now easier for Minnesota farmers and ranchers to lend a hand to those struggling in South Dakota and North Dakota during the drought. Governor Mark Dayton has issued an executive order making it easier for people to donate hay to ranchers and farmers across state lines.  Executive Order 17-05 lifts road and vehicle restrictions for Minnesota farmers and ranchers. …

Travis Nye Brings New Show to Sioux Falls Paying Homage to Past Performers

A Magician Among the Spirits is a parlour show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Magician Travis Nye never ceases to amaze us with his amazing abilities. Now, he has something new to amaze the rest of you in a new show called A Magician Among The Spirits. Nye calls the show brand new experience never before offered in the Sioux Falls area. It involves intimate evening of story telling and magic….

Small Towns Sticking Together

'The Canton Barn' held a fundraiser for the community of Alcester after a deadly car crash

CANTON, S.D. – Owners of an event venue in the Sioux Empire say when one small town is suffering, others should be there to support them. That’s why the venue is giving back to the community of Alcester, a town of just 800 people that has been shaken by a tragic accident. It doesn’t matter that the towns are 25…

Military Weather Vs. Broadcast Weather

The Differences Between Working For The Military And A News Station

As many of you probably know by now, in addition to working for KDLT as a Meteorologist, I am also a Senior Airmen in Air National Guard where I forecast the weather as well.  Many people ask me the difference between the two and which one I like better.  To start off, I love doing both equally!  Of course, they…

Man Shot and Killed Early Saturday Morning In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls Police: One Suspect In Custody On Manslaughter Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 24-year old Sioux Falls man is dead following a shooting early Saturday morning. Sioux Falls Police say they were dispatched to Avera Hospital on S Marion Road for someone with a gunshot wound. The victim died as a result of the injury and his identity has not been released. Authorities say their investigation led them…

SF Man Creates Group For Stay-At-Home Dads

"This is not me just babysitting"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When thinking about a parent staying home and taking care of the kids, you might picture a mom in this role. But these days, more men are taking a hands-on approach to parenting, becoming stay-at-home dads. And one Sioux Falls father is making sure those who choose this path, aren’t doing it alone. During the hours…

Someone You Should Know: Brookings to the Big Leagues

Brookings native Kelli Quist is Twins' first full-time massage therapist

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – It’s 162 games in 181 days. That’s how a regular season stacks up for the Minnesota Twins. And now, it’s the same for Brookings native Kelli Quist. “It’s crazy. It’s the first real full-time job I’ve had in a long time,” said Quist, the organization’s first full-time massage therapist. “This has been a lot of years in…

SD Native Reunited With Class Ring Thanks To International Inquirer

Stolen ring makes its way back to rightful owner

An antique collector and two old friends from Gregory High School now have an incredible, international connection thanks to a class ring and Facebook.  If rings could talk, the one in this story would have a lot to say about its journey back home. “It fits!” exclaims Melissa Belfer. Melissa’s class ring She’s wearing her class ring with pride in…

Victim of Alcester Accident Remembered as Loving Mother

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re learning more about one of the victims in Monday’s accident at a nursing home in Alcester. Jenna Benzel was a mom to three young children and had recently moved to Vermilion. Family and friends say she just started working at the nursing home. A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday night at 8:00 at 805…

Garth Brooks Announces Additional Show On Twitter

"We might owe them two, but I didn't say that."

The Garth Brooks madness in Sioux Falls appeared to be dying down after six shows sold out Friday morning. Then, around 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brooks’ Twitter page posted a video with the text reading “We owe Sioux Falls another show!!! It doesn’t matter if it’s one or 10,000, we’ll be there! Thank you!! love, g” Brooks goes on to say in…

Salute To Veterans Event Kicks Off

Proceeds Go To Veteran Causes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The first annual “Salute To Veterans” event kicked off today at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds.  The event continues through tomorrow. Veterans have helped out one another by organizing an event that’s not the typical fundraiser you would usually see for veterans.  Organizers said that’s because they wanted to do something different; so that way everyone could…

Yankton Sioux Official: Marijuana Meeting Postponed

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – A Yankton Sioux Tribe official says a general council meeting to discuss legalizing marijuana for recreational and other uses has been postponed. Councilwoman Roseanne Wade says she isn’t aware of a new date for the tribal-members only meeting that had been scheduled for Friday at the Fort Randall Casino Bingo Hall. Wade referred a request for…

SF Man Questions Meaning Behind Oil Company Sign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A sign on the northeast side of Sioux Falls is turning people’s heads. At first glance, some might think it reads ‘fuse’. But one man is taking a closer look, questioning whether there might be an inappropriate meaning behind the letters, instead. Everyday hundreds of people drive along I-90 heading east, but few have noticed what…