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Local Organization Helps Kids in Nicaragua Through Baseball

"Helping Kids Round First"

A South Dakota charity is using baseball to improve the lives of kids in Nicaragua. “Helping Kids Round First” is teaming up with former Twins pitcher and four-time world champ Jack Morris for the cause. Craig Severtson, the founder and CEO of Helping Kids Round First, says the organization was started simply by a group of doctors taking some baseball…

3 People Arrested In Dakota Access Pipeline Stadium Protests

(AP) Police have arrested a third suspect after opponents to the Dakota Access pipeline hung a banner from the roof of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the Minnesota Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears. The 27-year-old woman is accused of obstructing legal process. Police haven’t released details of her role in the incident Sunday afternoon. Two other…

Nearly Two Pounds Of Meth Seized From Sioux Falls Home

Parole agents find drugs when conducting random check at residence

Two men have been arrested after police discovered nearly two pounds of methamphetamine in a Sioux Falls home Wednesday afternoon. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says three parole agents were conducting a random check at a house in the 200 block of S. Elmwood Ave. when they discovered baggies containing 1.8 grams and 3.3 grams of marijuana and several…

Meet Our New KDLT News Today Co-Anchor, Ahtra Elnashar

KDLT News Today is debuting an exciting change for the start of 2017. Wisconsin native and University of Minnesota graduate Ahtra Elnashar joins KDLT News Today’s Sarah Blakely weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. beginning Monday, January 2. Throughout the first week of January, watch the morning show to learn more about Ahtra! Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT…

CenturyLink Accepting Applications For Teacher Technology Grants

School may be out for a few more days, but CenturyLink is already gearing up to help teachers in the classroom. The company is taking applications for technology grants that could help teachers buy some new equipment for their students. Rachel Woodman, market development manager with CenturyLink, says this is a nationwide grant initiative with the goal of giving away…

Hungry For Truth Farmers Talk About Families’ Futures

In a constantly changing world of technology, the farming industry has to keep up. Watch the video above to hear from farmer Matt Bainbridge about how farming families are preparing for the future. For more information about Hungry for Truth, click here. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, News…

Nearly 14,000 Customers Still Without Power After Weekend Storms

Holiday weekend storms knock out electricity for thousands of customers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Rural Electric Association says nearly 14,000 customers remain without power after the holiday storm, mostly in the northeast and northwest corners of the state. And the cooperative association says it could take several days before power is restored everywhere. Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared a state of emergency that will help facilitate the…

Sioux Falls hardware store catches fire overnight

No injuries reported in hardware store garage fire

Firefighters quickly put out a fire at a Sioux Falls hardware store late Monday night. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire at Robson True Value Hardware in the 2300 block of West 12th Street at 11:15 p.m. Officials say crews found fire and smoke coming from the garage doors at the back of the building. They were…

Iowa church treasurer accused of stealing $70,000 from congregation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A woman who’d watched over the money of a Des Moines church for the past 15 years has been accused of stealing from it. Court records say 69-year-old Carol Padgett is charged with seven felony counts of theft. She’s accused of taking up to $70,000 from Unity Lutheran Church over the past seven years. Her…

Minnesota farmers prepare for new federal regulations

Farmers must get a veterinarian's approval before giving antibiotics to animals

EDGERTON, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota farmers say they’re prepared for new federal regulations that will require farmers to get a veterinarian’s approval before giving antibiotics to their farm animals. The new rules will be the broadest restrictions ever handed down on feeding healthy animals antibiotics. Federal and other health officials say unbridled use of antibiotics in animal feed is a…

Areas for vacation home rentals expanded in Pennington County

Some residents concerned for potential tourist influx

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota residents are worried about an influx of tourists in their neighborhoods after Pennington County commissioners expanded the areas where vacation home rentals may be located. County commissioners approved some changes to the vacation home rental ordinance Tuesday to include allowing rentals in neighborhoods zoned suburban residential district….

Strong Winds, Blowing Snow Close Major Section of I-90

All lanes closing from Wyoming border to Chamberlain

A major portion of Interstate 90 is closing Sunday night because of dangerous weather making for treacherous travel conditions. Starting at 7 p.m. CST, east and westbound lanes of I-90 will close from Vivian to Chamberlain.  State officials already closed the highway from the Wyoming border to Vivian before 5 p.m. Sunday. Officials say this long, roughly 250-mile segment of I-90…

West Central Students Learn With High-Tech Gadgets

School district receives tech award from Apple

The West Central School District has received a major award from tech giant Apple. The school district has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for its use of technology in classrooms.  Kids in kindergarten through 12th grade have access to iPads and laptops.  The technology helps students learn problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork.  As part of the award, West Central…

Section of Busy Street Closes After Water Main Break

Crews working to repair water main break

A water main break closes lanes on a busy road in eastern Sioux Falls. City officials say northbound and southbound lanes of Cliff Avenue closed Saturday from 17th Street to 20th Street.  Drivers have been detoured to 7th Avenue.  A water main broke, and city crews are repairing the main.  Traffic will be restored to at least one lane of…

Family Displaced After Apparent Grilling Accident Starts Fire

Garage burns, flames spread to home near Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, S.D. – A family  is displaced Thursday after their home caught on fire. Crews were called out to West Willow Street, near the Harrisburg exit on I-29 around 6:30 p.m. Fire officials say they found a garage burning. The fire spread to the house, but, for the most part, there was only smoke and water damage to the home….

Outdoor Skating Rinks To Open In Sioux Falls

Limited hours during holiday weekend

If you’re looking to get outdoors with the kids this holiday weekend, Sioux Falls’ outdoor ice skating rinks open Friday. The city is home to six outdoor ice-skating rinks.  They open Friday at 1 p.m., weather permitting.  You can skate for a few hours on Christmas Eve as well, from 1-4 p.m.  The rinks are closed Christmas Day.  But, they…

Sioux Falls Regional Airport Surprises Millionth Passenger In 2016

FSD Hits Milestone For The First Time Ever

For the sixth consecutive year, the Sioux Falls Regional Airport has seen a record number of passengers. But this year is special. For the first time ever, the airport welcomed their millionth passenger. And he got quite the surprise when he got off the airplane. For months, the airport has been searching for one special passenger. “We looked at where…

Two Men Arrested For Using Counterfeit Bills At SF Business

Two men were arrested after trying to use counterfeit bills at a Sioux Falls business. Thirty-seven-year-old Senthong Noy Phiengsai and 29-year-old Brendan Xaysee Kue are charged with possession of a forged instrument, which is a felony. Police say the men were playing video lottery at a business on North Potsdam Avenue, near East Benson Road and East 39th Street North…