South Dakota

Tribal Complaints Prompt National Park to Stop Selling Pipes

PIPESTONE, Minn. – The Pipestone National Monument in southwestern Minnesota says it will stop selling pipes following decades of tribal complaints that the sales desecrate sacred grounds. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Faith Spotted Eagle of the Yankton Sioux Tribe calls the pipestone from which the pipes are carved “the blood of our people.” Superintendent Lauren Blacik says the…

Sanford International Title Sponsor Weighs In on Why Company is Involved

An ambassador for Cambria, the Minnesota-based producer of engineered quartz surfaces in the United States, visited with our morning show team as to why the company is a proud sponsor of The Sanford International golf tournament. Former host of HGTV’s Bath Crashers, Matt Muenster talked about the tournament, the company, and why he grew to love what the company stands…

Pundits Discuss Dem Party Office Closures, New Executive Director, Trade

South Dakota’s new Democratic Party Executive Director, Stacey Burnette joins the South Dakota GOP’s State Finance Director, Dave Roetman to talk politics in South Dakota, and of South Dakota. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, Politics, South Dakota Tags: Dave Roetman, Politics, SDDP, SDGOP, south dakota, Stacey Burnette

Heavy Rains Inundate Region Closing Roads, Schools

SOUTH DAKOTA – With close to a foot of rain reported in some areas over the past 48 hours, major roads are closed and evacuations are once again underway as rivers rise, fields and waterways flood, and sewer systems are overwhelmed. The South Dakota Highway Patrol is updating via social media its most up-to-date road closures. As of early Thursday…

“He is Always with Us” Avera Shares Tree Chunk with Cross Following Storm Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Avera Heart Hospital is staying strong after receiving severe damage in Tuesday night’s storm. The Avera Heart Hospital Facebook page shared early Wednesday morning a photo of a piece of a tree that went through its lobby window. It appears to have a cross. The post states that although their building is damaged, “God shows…

City, Avera Officials to Provide Storm Updates in Combined Briefing This Morning

Mayor Paul Ten Haken told reporters, viewers and listeners during a live press conference early Wednesday, that the city and its partners would provide another storm recovery update at 10:30 a.m. Police briefing usually takes place at 10:30 a.m. at the downtown precinct. KDLT News will have a crew there and bring you the latest both on-air and online about…

Political Insiders Spar on Investigation of State Democratic Party, Redistricting

National politics are grabbing most of the headlines right now. Things are seemingly quiet in Pierre and state legislators, for the most part, are home in their respective districts and back to the full-time job of career and family. But there are still a lot of moving parts, especially ahead of the 2020 election year. Finance Director for the South…

City Councilor Greg Neitzert Announces Re-Election Bid

SIOUS FALLS, S.D. – City Councilor Greg Neitzert is seeking another term representing the Northwest District on the Sioux Falls City Council. Neitzert was first elected to the council in 2016. Prior to filling the Northwest District seat, he served five years on the Sioux Falls Zoning Board of Adjustment. “It has been an honor to serve the citizens of…

Wired Wednesday: Online Safety for Your College Student

Watch where you're getting your wifi, and who you're allowing to see your location - two recommendations

We teach our kids to be wary of strangers when in person, but what about when they are online? As our kids get set to head off to college, cyber security expert Katie Shuck offers these reminders to students and their families to keep them safe – both in person and online.   Categories: Community, Community Top Story, KDLT News…

Protest Planned Outside Court During Purdue Pharma Hearing

BOSTON – Activists are rallying outside a Boston courthouse as a judge hears arguments in Massachusetts’ lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over its role in the national drug epidemic. Organizers of Friday’s protest say they want to continue to put pressure on the Connecticut company and the wealthy Sackler family that owns it. They also want to make sure any money…

Business Owners Beware, Email Scams Targeting You are Rampant

If you are a business owner, we’ve got a term that might be helpful you learn: Business Email Compromise. Criminals are finding any way they can to steal our money, our identities, and our livelihoods. It’s amazing how easy it can be, if we let them. Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, an Associate Professor of Information Assurance and Forensics with Dakota State…

Nebraska Woman Arrested, Fined for Climbing Mount Rushmore

Courtesy: South Dakota Dept. of TourismRAPID CITY, S.D. – A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Authorities say Alexandria Incontro scaled the massive granite sculpture Friday with bare feet and no rope, making it to about 15 feet (4.5 meters) from the top. The Rapid City Journal states Incontro chose…

Presidential Hopefuls to Address Native American Issues

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A presidential campaign event focused on Native American issues is being planned in Sioux City, Iowa, next month. Several groups are working together to plan the forum on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. O.J. Semans of the voting rights group Four Directions says it would be a mistake for candidates to ignore Native American voters….

State Representative Scyller Borglum Announces 2020 Senate Run

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Senator Rounds’ Senate seat has a challenger for the 2020 election. Rapid City Republican Scyller Borglum announced Monday that she is running for U.S. Senate. Borglum is a member of the South Dakota house. On Monday, she announced her “common-sense conservative vision for South Dakota. “No one is ever entitled to an elected position before the…

State Representative Scyller Borglum to Announce 2020 Senate Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It appears Senator Mike Rounds already has a challenger next year, within his own party. State Representatives Scyller Borglum plans to announce her political future on Monday. Borglum is a Republican out of Pennington County. According to a press release, Borglum will announce her, quote “common sense conservative vision for South Dakota” on Monday. “My vision…

State Dems, GOP Debate 2020 Presidential Outlook

Sam Parkinson and Dave Roetman also address allegations of improper tactics by a South Dakota Congressman

Sam Parkinson, the Executive Director of the State Democratic Party, joined us on the KDLT News Today set one last time before leaving for a new position in Washington, D.C.. He and his counterpart with the state GOP, Dave Roetman, State Finance Director for the State Republican Party, offered insight this week into some of the political news making both…