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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…

Lincoln County Votes On Wind Turbine Restriction

Restriction Would Put Turbines A Half Mile From Habitable Structures

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. – Today marked a major vote on wind turbine restrictions in Lincoln County.  Residents voted on policies that could make establishing wind farms in the area more challenging for energy companies. “This helps an awful lot amount of people that need money and it’s not tax dollars.  It would help the economy,” said the Mayor of Beresford,…

How To Transition Summer Style Into Fall With Chelsea’s Boutique

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall doesn’t have to break your bank, so Chelsea’s Boutique is showing off stylish ways to double dip your favorite pieces between seasons. Owner Chelsea Tracy says a lot of people struggle with their wardrobe between seasons because they think they have to spend a lot of money on new stuff, which…

George Hendrickson Enters U.S. House Race

"I'm the only one who is not a politician"

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man, who doesn’t consider himself a politician, is the newest candidate to announce his bid for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. George Hendrickson is the only candidate running as an independent, so far. He knows it won’t be easy, but says he and his family are already overcoming great odds. “If he…

Staying Ahead Of The Drought

How One Local Business And The Sioux Falls Parks And Recreation Department Are Keeping Up

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, over 355,000 people are affected by the drought conditions across South Dakota.  So we checked in with a small business and the city of Sioux Falls to see how they’re dealing with the dryness. It’s been a tough summer for many of us across the Sioux Empire due to…

Meet A JazzFest Headliner: Denham

Aberdeen Native and Sioux Falls Resident Makes Headline Debut

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It isn’t Aberdeen native and Sioux falls resident Denham McDermott’s first time at JazzFest. “I sang back-up vocals for a band last year,” said McDermott. Saturday night, he gets the chance to be in the forefront. “They gave me the call this year for my group so it’s kind of nice as a local band to…

Cattle Costs Suffering Due To Drought

11 Percent Of South Dakota Is Considered Under "Extreme" Conditions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The drought in South Dakota continues to get worse. Ninety-three percent of the state is currently in “abnormally dry” conditions, with eleven percent falling under the “extreme” category. With the harshest dry conditions in West River, Sioux Falls Regional Livestock owner David Minor said it’s having a residual effect on their auctions. “We’re getting extra numbers…