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Iowa families seek more action to address rotting hog smell

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant. The Des Moines Register reports that an attorney for the Estherville families filed a motion this week pushing for Emmet County leaders to take stronger action against Central Bi-Products,…

E-Bikes Could Soon Hit the Sioux Falls Bike Path

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Bikers, runners, walkers and their dogs frequent the Sioux Falls bike path. Soon you might see another mode of transportation as well. E-Bikes could soon be hitting the trails. Allowing the electric bikes passed a first round of voting at this week’s city council meeting. “It’ll allow more people to use our trails here in Sioux Falls….

Feeding South Dakota Receives 68,000 Pounds of Pork

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A partnership in South Dakota has resulted in a record donation for Feeding South Dakota. The organization received 68,000 pounds of pork, thanks to Pipestone pork producers, Hy-Vee, and Coburns. The grocery stores donated one pound of pork for every pound of ham bought at the stores this month. Officials with Feeding South Dakota say protein…

Sanford and Austad’s Golf Announce Partnership

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two Sioux Falls companies announced a partnership Thursday that will add science to help a sport. Sanford Health and Austad’s Golf are pairing their golf specialties together. The new driving range facility, Great Shots. scheduled to open in November of 2019 will be able to help golfers in many ways. The Sanford Power Golf Academy will…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Arson at Augie

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Police are investigating what is believed to be an arson case in an Augustana University dorm. Police say a student noticed a canvas painting was on fire shortly before one this morning. The painting was hanging in a stairwell in Tuve Hall. Police say someone put it out with a fire extinguisher before crews arrived. There’s…

School Zone: Viborg-Hurley Students Fight Holiday Hunger

VIBORG, S.D. – It can be easy to forget, but food insecurity plagues many communities throughout the Sioux Empire. Students in the Viborg-Hurley School District are doing what they can to fight hunger throughout the holiday season. KDLT News went to Viborg for this week’s edition of ‘School Zone.’ For more information, click here. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News…

Roberts County Sheriff-Elect Pleads Not Guilty to Assault

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The sheriff-elect of Roberts County has pleaded not guilty to assault charges. Twenty-eight-year-old Korey Ware, of Sisseton, is accused of assaulting a 30-year-old man at or near an Aberdeen bar on Oct. 6. The American News reports that he entered his pleas Wednesday. Trial is scheduled for early February. Ware defeated Tim Farmen in the Republican…

Someone You Should Know: Baby Bella Follow-Up

CROOKS, S.D. – One year ago, we brought you the story of Isabella Mares. The baby girl was born weighing two pounds. She spent last Christmas fighting for her life in the NICU at Sanford, her future uncertain. KDLT’s Allison Royal caught up with baby Bella this holiday season to see how’s she doing. Last year, Santa visited baby Bella…

Proposed Prison Health Services Expansion in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A growing prison population continues to cause concerns in Sioux Falls, including how to care for the inmates. Governor Dennis Daugaard stressed that issue last week during his farewell speech to lawmakers. Governor Daugaard says he’d like to see $7.4 million dollars allocated to the men’s prison for a new health services building at the Jameson Annex. “I…

Sioux Falls Students Name New SFPD Bomb Squad Robot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The newest member of the Sioux Falls Police Department has a name. A naming contest for the bomb squad’s new bomb robot took place with more than 2,500 students from area schools voting on names. Agent 605 won the contest with 1,599 of the votes. In second place was Boomer with 1,165 and in third was…

Dell Rapids Small Business Hit with Big-Time Hack

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – Imagine all of your phone contacts getting wiped out at a time you need them most. Something similar is happening more and more to small businesses nationwide. Including one business owner in Dell Rapids, who enlisted the help of Dakota State University. Katie Luttman invests a lot of time, money and staff to promote her boutique…

Two Women Killed in Late Night Accident Near Mitchell

Officers with the Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of a fatal one-car crash Tuesday night near Mitchell. Two women were killed and a 17-year-old female was seriously injured when officials say the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer lost control. The vehicle rolled several times after entering the median and ultimately coming to rest upside-down in the eastbound lanes of…

Rising Gambling Tax Revenues Fill US Bank Stadium’s Reserves

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Tax revenues from charitable gambling are generating so much revenue for paying off the debt for U.S. Bank Stadium that Minnesota officials say corporate taxes are no longer needed for that purpose. The state projects the stadium’s reserve account will hit $193 million by 2012. So officials plan to drop an annual infusion of $20…