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Station remains off-air due to flooding

While KDLT remains off the air due to flooding around the station, our crews are working this morning to bring you the latest updates online. Morning co-anchor and reporter Simon Floss is out in the city with producer Karl Letsche this Friday for the latest on local flooding and what you need to know as you head out the door…

Flandreau Monitoring Downtown Partial Building Collapse

Surrounding businesses close while decision is made on how to proceed

Thursday’s driving rain exacerbated the deterioration of a downtown historic building in Flandreau. Residents were evacuated from their apartments and neighboring businesses closed as stones fell off of the back of the building on 2nd Avenue. Firefighters and local police spent the day monitoring the situation while city officials met with the building’s owner, out of Sioux Falls. Residents throughout…

Update: DOT Fully Reopens I90 in South Dakota

Interstate from Wall to Chamberlain cleared for travel

UPDATE After two days of closures due to this latest winter storm, the Department of Transportation has finally been able to clear and reopen I90 between Rapid City and Chamberlain. Officials say Interstate 90 is now completely open, with the last stretch from Wall to Chamberlain opened at 10 a.m. CDT, both east and westbound lanes. #sdwx #ulmer — SDDOT…

Nominations Being Accepted for Local Volunteer Awards

There are an incredible number of people throughout the Sioux Empire who volunteer their time and expertise to help wherever they can. It’s rare these people are recognized for their work, most actually don’t want attention brought to what they do. But others who notice, and who are grateful for their work have the chance to show local volunteers just…

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Investigated in NW Minnesota

CROOKSTON, Minn. – The state Department of Health is investigating four recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease in northwestern Minnesota. The department said Friday the four people became ill between Jan. 22 and Jan. 27 after visiting the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The four did not stay overnight but had visited the hotel. Investigators are working with the hotel to…

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Sioux Falls Business

Officials are investigating a reported armed robbery at a business in Sioux Falls. Police responded to a robbery at the 1800 block of E Rice Street Sunday. Authorities say a white male entered the business and displayed a handgun. Police describe the suspect at 5’7″ tall with a medium build. He was reportedly wearing a Carhartt style coat and a…

The Latest: Snowstorm Closes Schools, Grounds Flights

MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on a major snowstorm hitting the Upper Midwest (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Heavy snow and gusting winds have created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel. Even snowplow drivers are having trouble keeping up with conditions Monday . And once the snowstorm…

Sanders Says Stone Arrest Unrelated to Trump

WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the arrest of former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone in the special counsel’s Russia probe has nothing to do with the president. Sanders’ comments came hours after Stone was arrested Friday during a pre-dawn raid at his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home. Stone was charged in a seven-count indictment that…

Sioux Falls Women Runners Offer Advice for a Better Race

How teaming up with Sanford Power has changed runners times, goals, and confidence

If you need motivation to get out and run, or feel stuck with your current routine of a slow pace just to get out and say you did something, members of an area running group have some sound advice for you. Add some weight training to your day. Not only has Sioux Falls Women Run, a group 2,000 plus strong,…

12-year-old Girl Dies In Snow Fort Collapse Outside Church

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago. Arlington Heights police are calling the death a “tragic accident.” Police say the girl, Esther Jung, was playing with a 9-year-old girl in the snow outside Rothem Church on Sunday. Their families began looking for the…

Illinois College Settles Unfair Practice Case With 48 States

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Chicago-area for-profit college has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forego collecting about $493 million in student debt owed by 179,529 students. Career Education Corp., of Schaumberg, Illinois, agreed to a settlement with attorneys general from 48 states and the District of Columbia to close an investigation that began in 2014. New…

Sports Betting Will Be No Home Run for State Budgets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. Just look to the states that capitalized immediately after the court’s…

Wired Wednesday: Why So Many Are Donning This Dotted Suit

Best-selling app creator, Carla White, bravely wore a tight-fitting black and white polka dotted suit Wednesday on KDLT News Today to explain what she says has become a somewhat unintended fitness trend. If you haven’t heard of the ZOZOSUIT, it’s meant to be a product that allows you to custom order clothing to fit whatever your size is. White explains…

Managing Depression Over the Holidays

Advice for those who struggle and for those who love them as well

The high expectations and pressure we often put on ourselves over the holidays to be happy, at times, have the exact opposite effect. For millions of Americans, the stress over buying gifts, baking cookies, sending out cards, lack of sunlight, and time with family is enough to induce both anxiety and depression. Recognizing the signs and taking steps that might…

A Holiday Spectacular – Christmas With the SD Symphony Orchestra

Check out the performances scheduled for the weekend of December 8-9

For those concerned the symphony may be too pretentious, or just ‘not for you’, there’s a good chance this weekend’s performance of “‘Tis the Season: Christmas with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra” will change your mind. The action-packed, theatrical holiday performance in front of a stage full of incredibly talented musicians has already won over the hearts of many first-time…

5 Great Tech Gifts for the Holidays

They're easy, affordable, and definitely products you can use.

From gifts for the home to taking tech with you on the go, Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter stopped by the KDLT News Today studio with some of his favorite gift picks for the holidays. You’re going to want to check these out…   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, News,…

Difficult Decision for Some Midwest Farmers Heading into 2019

It wasn’t that long ago, the farming industry was experiencing record profits. That trend in recent years however, has been on the decline. In fact, a new report shows the number of farmers in the upper Midwest filing for bankruptcy is growing. And, as we near the end of 2018 with commodity prices still down, trade deals uncertain, and another tough…

Easy Make Ahead Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

 Chef Scott Teal of Hy-Vee on Louise is back with some easy, delicious sides to go with that golden brown turkey this Thanksgiving. Bon apetit! Asparagus Feta Salad: 2 lbs cooked asparagus, 4 oz. crumbled feta, 1 pint quartered cherry tomatoes, 2/3 c. roasted walnuts. Toss with the following dressing. Dressing: 6 T balsamic vinegar, 4 T olive oil,…