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Pierre-area Pride Festival in Need of Funding to Grow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- After a successful Pride Day in Sioux Falls a Pierre organization is preparing to grow their Pride Festival and is asking for the communities help. Staff at the Pierre Area Center for Equality are getting ready for the second annual Pierre-area Pride Festival. Organizers say last year’s event in Pierre was a success with over 200 people…

Kayaker Drowns in Covell Lake

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (from Sioux Falls Police Department) – At 8:14pm Saturday, Emergency Crews responded to Covell Lake for a water rescue. Initial reports were that two kayakers capsized on the water and were struggling to make it to shore. One kayaker was rescued and brought to shore and received treatment at a local hospital. The second kayaker was…

Possible Drowning Reported In Northern Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – First responders were called to the scene of a possible drowning Saturday evening in Sioux Falls. Details are limited.  Metro Communications dispatch tells KDLT News that a call came in at 8:15 p.m. for a report of a drowning on Covell Lake, which is located at Terrace Park near W. Madison Street.  Police, Fire Rescue and a…

I-90 Speedway Near Hartford Reopens

HARTFORD, S.D.-  It’s a day that racing fans and drivers in the Sioux Empire have waited a long time for. Saturday night is the season opener for the I-90 Speedway near Hartford. Employees and management showed up as early as 7 in the morning to finish setting up. In the afternoon, crews were preparing the track and bringing in some…

Sioux Falls Celebrates with First-ever Pride Parade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday, June 15 was an important day for people in the LGBT community in Sioux Falls. The first-ever Sioux Falls Pride Parade was held downtown. People dressed in rainbow colors to show their support as more than 40 floats made their way down Phillips Avenue. Organizers say the Sioux Falls Pride event has grown over the past…

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers Open in South Dakota

YANKTON, S.D. – Folks in southeastern South Dakota can now meet with state and federal officials about recovery, following winter and spring severe weather. Officials opened the first disaster recovery centers in the state this week, including one in Yankton. Services aren’t just limited to property recovery. Representatives are also on hand for things like disaster unemployment and crisis counseling….

Hartford Residents Helping Complete Community Mural

HARTFORD, S.D. – After months of planning and design, Hartford’s community mural is becoming a reality. Harford Area Optimist Club invited residents to help paint Hartford’s community mural on Friday. City officials say this is an opportunity to bring people together as well as leave a lasting mark on the city of Hartford. The large mural, totaling 19×19 feet, is…

Daugaard Among Trail of Governors Additions in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – He just left office, but former South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard now has a permanent home in Pierre. The bronze statue of Daugaard was one of three unveiled Friday by the Trail of Governors Foundation. Officials also revealed sculptures of former governors Samuel Elrod and Archie Gubbrud. Elrod was South Dakota 5th governor, serving from 1905 to…

80-Year-Old Sioux Falls Driver Cited After Car vs. Building Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 80-year-old motorist sent a person to the hospital after crashing into a building Friday. Just before 10 a.m., police responded to a car vs. building crash in the 4400 block of South Racket Drive. Police say an 80-year-old man mistakenly accelerated from a parking space and struck the side of a building. The vehicle entered…

Klobuchar Supports Trump Impeachment Process ‘Beginning Now’

NEW YORK (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she would support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump “beginning now.” The Minnesota senator’s comment to CNN Friday followed Trump’s statement this week that he’d take information from a foreign power that offered dirt on an opponent. Klobuchar says “it’s illegal” to take something of value from a foreign country…

Why Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Important

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eating local, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, is something we’re seeing more often. 68% of global consumers prefer locally branded vegetables, according to statista.com. For the 12th year in a row, you have the opportunity to see where your produce comes from first hand in the Sioux Empire. ‘Breakfast on The Farm’…

Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank in Northwest Iowa

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in northwest Iowa. Records say 33-year-old Phillip White entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. Prosecutors say White robbed Iowa State Bank in Le Mars on Dec. 12 and was driven away in a U-Haul van by Karen Merrick, also…

Two Women Wanted In Connection To Deadly Shooting Arrested

REXBURG, IDAHO – The two women wanted in connection to the deadly shooting in Sioux Falls last weekend are being held in an eastern Idaho jail. According to the Madison County Jail in Rexburg, Idaho authorities arrested 30-year-old Martece Saddler and 22-year-old Christina Haney and brought them to the jail around midnight or 1 a.m. Thursday.  Idaho State Police found them…

Amping Up For Levitt at the Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There will be a new vibe in downtown Sioux Falls this summer. Levitt at the Falls is hosting its inaugural concert Friday evening. Downtown’s newest entertainment venue is setting the stage for a summer of music and increased foot traffic. It’s been ten years in the making. Now staff are excited to bring the community together through…

Federal Disaster Centers Open in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The first disaster recovery centers in South Dakota are now open, in the wake of winter and spring severe weather. Those centers are in Yankton and Pine Ridge. Both locations are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday. Homeowners, renters, and businesses should register before visiting. You can register online at disasterassistance.gov, through the…

KDLT-TV Signal Strength to Increase Following Repairs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Good news for those in our viewing area experiencing a weaker TV signal. By the end of this month, our signal strength is projected to be better than ever. In April, we suffered a fire at our transmitter that disrupted our signal. We’ve now replaced our antenna and are on schedule to have a new transmitter…

June Marks Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 17,000 people in South Dakota are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and that means thousands of friends and families are also impacted. The Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota says they are a free resource for people with questions and concerns. June is Alzheimer & Brain Awareness Month, we wanted to remind people of the signs that someone…