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Someone You Should Know: K-BACK FM’s ‘Crash’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – His is a voice you should know, ‘Crash’ from K-BACK FM has been on the air for decades but if you haven’t seen him in a while you might not recognize him. ‘Crash’ has recently placed an importance on his health after two years ago, he nearly lost his life. “I was on the air June…

Luverne’s ‘Hot Dog Nite’ Kicks Off Weekend Celebration

LUVERNE, MN – For the 56th year, the City of Luverne is ready to celebrate it’s history. ‘Hot Dog Nite’ starts Thursday, July 12th and kicks off a weekend long celebration. From a wiener man triathlon, to a tour de donut bike ride, and a performance from Minneapolis band ‘The Suburbs,’ there’s something for everyone this weekend. KDLT’s Simon Floss…

Marsy’s Law Changes Allow for More Information Sharing

Minnehaha, Pennington counties make tweaks after Marsy's fix

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead says his office can be more open with crime information after South Dakota voters approved changes to the “Marsy’s Law” victims’ bill of rights. The measure aimed at fixing bureaucratic problems Marsy’s Law created for authorities took effect this week. Some law enforcement agencies are still reviewing their responses, while others…

South Dakota’s Biggest Firework Show in Watertown

K&K PhotographyWATERTOWN, S.D. – The city of Watertown will once again host the largest fireworks display in the state of South Dakota. The pyrotechnic spectacle takes place July 3 among the backdrop of the stunning Redlin Art Center. Lew’s Fireworks Inc., a third generation family fireworks company with roots in Watertown dating back to over 60 years, will execute the…

Touchmark Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Alzheimer’s Disease affects nearly everyone and is one of the most deadly diseases without a known cure. For people living with Alzheimer’s, every day feels like the longest day which is why Touchmark at All Saints Events in Sioux Falls is doing their part in raising awareness through ‘The Longest Day’ summer series kicking off tonight….

School Zone: Precision Agriculture at SDSU

Advancements In Technology and New Facility Growing Precision Ag at SDSU

BROOKINGS, S.D. – For this weeks edition of ‘School Zone,’ we highlight the Precision Ag program at SDSU. Many say that agriculture is the life-blood of the mid-west, and ‘precision ag’ is a term we’re hearing more and more. Precision agriculture helps farmers do their jobs with less work, because of advancements in technology. South Dakota State University is now…

Noem Chooses Lieutenant Governor Candidate

Noem Chooses Larry Rhoden for Lieutenant Governor

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Kristi Noem, Republican candidate for South Dakota governor, has chosen Larry Rhoden to serve as Lieutenant Governor. Rhoden is a lifelong West River rancher. “I am humbled to accept Kristi Noem’s offer to serve as her Lieutenant Governor,” said Rhoden. “It’s clear Kristi is fighting for something much bigger than herself, and she expects the same…

Simon ‘chortles’

The KDLT Question Of The Day today was, ‘What is your favorite portmanteau?’ In case you didn’t know, a portmanteau is a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two other words. Some viewers commented on Fabebook answers like ‘brunch,’ ‘hangry,’ ‘threenager,’ etc. One answer, a ‘chortle’, which is a chuckle and a snort, threw Simon Floss off…

School Zone: Ninja Warrior Camp

Kids learn life skills through fun activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The end of the school year means the beginning of summer camp season. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is hosting a ‘Ninja Warrior Camp’ open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and their parents on Saturday, June 9th at Terrace Park. The event will build friendships, teach teamwork, and give kids and parents a safe…

Tickets For Sanford International Release Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The opportunity to attend a once in a lifetime golf tournament in Sioux Falls starts today. Tickets go on sale for The Sanford International presented by Cambria today at 10:00 a.m. The tournament comes to the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls September 17th and concludes the 23rd. KDLT’s Simon Floss talked with Tournament Director Greg…

School Zone: Central Lyon

Hands-on programs and technological advancements teaching students in unique ways

ROCK RAPIDS, IA – Welcome to ‘School Zone.’ A new segment at KDLT News Today where we travel around to area schools and highlight cutting edge programs they have for their students. We kicked things off by heading east to Central Lyon High School in Rock Rapids. Through hands-on programs and advancements in technology, Central Lyon students are learning in…

KDLT AT THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-Ohio State Hands SDSU Another Big Heartbreaker In The Big Dance

Jacks Season Comes To An End In 81-73 Loss

BOISE, ID  —  Once again a South Dakota State men’s basketball team gave a higher seeded team a run for their money in the NCAA Tournament. And once again the Jackrabbits were left heartbroken in the end. After SDSU had tied the game at 70 with less than 2 minutes to go, Ohio State went on a 7-0 run and…

Eating Disorders: Be Aware of the Signs

An estimated 30 million Americans struggle with eating disorders, millions more are battling food and body image issues. Yet, the issue is one rarely discussed between friends or in public. This National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Mary Dressing, a licensed professional counselor and registered dietitian with Avera Internal Medicine for Women, talked about the prevalence of the illness and the…

2018 Pheasant Fest Kicks Off Friday

Pheasant enthusiasts from all over flood Sioux Falls this weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – One of the biggest tourist attractions for South Dakota, ‘Pheasant Fest’, starts tomorrow. The fest is chalk-lined full of events, that will once again be kicked off by the Bird Dog Parade at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Presented by the Federal Premium Ammunition  ,The National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic…

Fit Chic’s Best Foods For Weight Loss

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re trying to lose weight, and are still struggling to do so, have you done a gut check on what, and how much you’re eating? ‘Fit Chic’ and owner of CPM Fitness Annie Mello joined KDLT’s Simon Floss to discuss what foods you should, and shouldn’t, be eating to get to your goal of losing…

Dairy Program at SDSU Flourishing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s fair to say the dairy program at South Dakota State University is doing well. Along with an education, students gain real world experience, as well as an incredible 100% job placement. However, in many cases students have a job waiting for them before they graduate, due to the high demand in the industry. Members of…