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Mitchell CTE Students Prepare For ProStart Invitational

MITCHELL, S.D. – It’s safe to say culinary students at the Mitchell CTE Academy know their way around the kitchen. In 2018 the group took home top honors in the ‘culinary division’ at the South Dakota ProStart Invitational. ProStart is a nationwide, two year program for high school students that sharpens culinary skills are prepares them for a career in culinary…

Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts

LONDON – Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said Thursday it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Facebook’s head of…

Legislative Debate: The Bills to Watch For in Pierre

Our Democratic and Republican insiders weigh in on the issues before state lawmakers

There are still a lot of bills this legislative session yet to drop – meaning, we don’t know all that is coming yet when it comes to the issues before state lawmakers this spring. But as our legislators get back to work in Pierre, here are a few of the things our political insiders say to watch for – both…

South Dakota Businesses Increasingly Targeted by Ransomware

What you need to know to protect yourself

As we become increasingly connected, crooks are finding more and more ways to infiltrate (easily, by the way) our systems. One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, explains why there is a rise in ransomware, how it differs from a virus infecting your technology, that businesses with a lot at stake are being targeted and many in our region have…

“Just Buy The Ticket”

Sioux Falls Man Shares 20-Month-Long Travel Experience

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A few of us have had the opportunity to travel around the world, but very few can say they’ve done so for 20 months straight. However, Sioux Falls resident Paul Ryen did just that, and now, he wants to share his advice and experience. KDLT News Today met with Ryen, talking about his trip in general,…

House GOP Blocks Iowa Rep. King From Committees

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. King, in his ninth term representing Iowa, will not be given committee assignments in the Congress that began this month, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Monday night. King served…

Netflix Raising Prices for 58M U.S. Subscribers as Costs Rise

SAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest price hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the…

Facebook to Invest $300 in Local News Initiatives

NEW YORK – Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed at supporting local news. The move comes at a difficult time…

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Military Burn Pits

Capt. Eric Morton, Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment commander, Maj. Ahmed Hassan Company 4, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Brigade, 6th IA Division commander, and 1st Lt. Yasev Mutasam, 4th Company executive officer walk through the Shakriyah area during Operation New Town, an air assault mission June 10. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is…

Suspect In Kidnapping, Homicides Due in Court

MADISON, Wis. – Defense lawyers for the man suspected of fatally shooting a Wisconsin couple and kidnapping their daughter say they believe he can get a fair trial, but they’re not sure where. Jake Patterson is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday. Investigators believe he broke into James and Denise Closs’ home near Barron on Oct. 15, killed…

Local Travel Experts 2019 Travel Recommendations

While destinations are her specialty, her best advice is this...

Lorie Buss with All About Travel has helped direct countless people to some fun destinations over the years. Check out below, where she says you might want to head in 2019. Also, why she hope to impress more than anything, that you book early if you really want to go anywhere. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local…

Fly Boy Donuts Gear Up For Glazed Donut Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re a fan of glazed donuts, you’ll be excited about the next two days. Saturday, January 12th, is National Donut Day. Flyboy Donuts is a local donut shop that’s been around since 2014. Even though the official day isn’t until tomorrow, they’re celebrating a day early. Since opening, the shop’s popularity has flourished around the…