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Iowa Man Accused of Striking South Dakota Officer Arrested

An Iowa man accused of intentionally injuring a South Dakota police officer in a hit-and-run incident has been arrested after more than four months on the run. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that 35-year-old Travis McPeek, of Sioux City, Iowa, was arrested Thursday in Mesa, Arizona, by federal marshals. McPeek had been wanted on a warrant for felony…

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Behind On Fundraising Goals

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has set a goal of $350,000. The fundraiser ends the afternoon of Christmas Eve, which is this Saturday, but the Salvation Army is far behind its goal. Major Tom Riggs says they’re over $100,000 behind, and he attributes the shortage to poor weather conditions and a “shorter” December. He says because Christmas Day falls…

Critter Corner: Keeping Pets Safe During Winter

If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them

Winter didn’t go easy on us this weekend, and when it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s too cold for your pets to be outside, too. Justin Shatto from Woofs and Waves says just because your dog has a thick coat of fur, severe wind chills and air temperatures can cut through their coat quickly. Shatto says putting…

Volunteer Group Helps Stranded Drivers On Reservations

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Ten people on two adjacent Native American reservations in South Dakota are volunteering this winter to help stranded motorists and emergency vehicles. These self-proclaimed road guardians on the sprawling Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations help tow vehicles, deliver fuel, change tires, provide traffic control at crash scenes and perform several other…

Construction Bids Due Soon For Aquatic Center In Mitchell

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption MITCHELL, S.D. Construction bids are due soon for a city aquatic center that Mitchell voters narrowly approved a year ago. Resident Ed Potzler, who’s been leading the charge against the project, believes it should be funded more by private dollars instead of the $8.1 million authorized by 54 percent of voters. But Mitchell City Councilman…

Veteran Looks To Get Another Back On Their Feet

Army Veteran Sets Up GoFundMe To Start Homeless Veteran Aide Program

David Middlebrooks served with the 173rd Infantry Division out of Italy and the 2nd Infantry Division out of Washington. He went on two tours to Afghanistan, lasting about a year each. He’s been back in the U.S. since 2013, where he’s been renting a room in a friend’s house. He credits his support system for helping with his transition from…

Warm Heart on a Cold Day: Woman Hands Out Winter Gear at Bus Depot

The smiles are not the goal, rather an unintended result of having a warm heart on a cold day

When the colder weather rolls around, there are a number of organizations in the area – including us here at KDLT News – that hold winter clothing drives to help keep people warm. But one Sioux Falls woman, not part of any organization or charity, is taking up that task on her own. Kim Bartling set up shop at the…

Sioux Falls Issues Snow Alert

Plowing & parking information released for winter storm

The City of Sioux Falls declared a Snow Alert Friday evening. Emergency snow routes were plowed starting Friday and will continue until routes are clear. All vehicles parked on emergency snow routes could be ticketed or towed. The city has released the following information to residents: Zone 3: Plowing in Zone 3 will begin tomorrow morning, Saturday, December 17, 2016,…

Badlands Gun Range Still Open for Business

The Badlands Gun Range and Gun Store are still open for business, and they have everything you need to find a last-minute gift for the hunter in your family. Tim Maxon, the manager at Badlands Gun Store, says he’s taken quite a few calls lately from people asking if the gun range and store are still in business. He says…

Rapid City Man Gets 20 Years For Assault On Jail Guard

A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 20 years in custody for assaulting a guard at the Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center. Eighteen-year-old Nateo Bordeaux was accused of attacking guard Robert Luedtke during an escape attempt in July 2015 that involved two other inmates. Bordeaux was only 17 years old at the time but was charged as an…

Expert Tips To Deal With Deep Freeze

Power outage information & protect your home during cold weather

Xcel Energy is preparing for the heavy snow, ice and brutally cold temperatures set to hit the region this weekend.  The company says it has crews and equipment ready to respond to power outages. People are asked to check the outage map on Xcel’s website for the latest on the number of customers affected and when their power will come…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Mark Wood Performs With 3,000 Students

Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools Students perform "Electrify Your Symphony"

World-famous rock violinist and original member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood is bringing his talents to the PREMIER Center this weekend. He’ll be performing with nearly 3,000 local students from Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools for the “Electrify Your Symphony” concert. Wood says he travels the country performing with students in each city he visits. He says he feels…

10-Year-Old Honors Sandy Hook Victims

10-Year-Old Shares Her Birthday With The Anniversary Of The Sandy Hook Shootings

  Yesterday marked the 4th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. On December 14, 20-12, 20 children and six teachers were killed by a troubled 20-year-old gunman. Yesterday also marked Alivia Crawford’s 10th birthday. For the past three years Alivia has spent her birthday blowing up balloons and tying the names of those who died onto them. The…

Recipe: Holiday Drinks from the FitChic

The FitChic Annie Mello from CPMFITness shares some low-calorie drink ideas for the adults that can also be substituted to be mocktails, too. Fit Chic Pumpkin Martini 4 oz Vanilla Vodka (3 olives or sSmirnoff) 1 teaspoon of stevia 5 oz coconut creamer 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin Pie Spice and cinnamon to taste Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail…

Stampede Sport Ugly Sweater Jerseys Friday Night

Sioux Falls Stampede take on Lincoln Stars

Our Sioux Falls Stampede takes on the Lincoln Stars this Friday night at the PREMIER Center. They’ll be wearing some ugly sweater jerseys for the game that were designed by a fan. Jim Olander with the Stampede says they teamed up with the Salvation Army last year for the inaugural Ugly Christmas Sweater jersey game. The Stampede organization wanted to…

Gov. Daugaard Receives ‘Smart On Crime’ Recommendations

The Workgroup Was Formed By The Gov. To Study Meth Trafficking

PIERRE – Today the Smart on Crime Workgroup delivered its report to Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The workgroup was formed this summer by the Governor to study how the regional increase in meth trafficking has impacted South Dakota’s criminal justice system and to review the progress of the Public Safety Improvement Act. “I’d like to thank the workgroup members for their…

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons Holds Parents Meetings

This weekend, the Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons will be making stops around the area to meet with parents about getting girl involved. Plus, it’s a fun event for the girls too and they’ll get to meet some princesses. Nancy Tapken with GSDH says the hour-long meetings will be for parents to learn more about the Girl Scouts, how it can…