Brookings

Flood Meeting Postponed Due to Pending Winter Storm

FEMA will be in North Sioux City Tuesday night, Brookings meeting for Wednesday will be rescheduled

Three flood assistance meetings were scheduled this week in eastern South Dakota in the wake of spring flooding. The first was held Monday night in Sioux Falls. Dozens showed up to learn about their options for recovery. City officials also questioned during that meeting, how many home and business owners in areas that consistently experience flooding might be interested to…

Brookings Man Indicted on Rape, Child Porn Charges

BROOKINGS, SD- A Brookings man is facing several charges of rape, sexual contact with a minor, and child pornography charges. Dalton D. Lenger, 23,  was indicted by a Grand Jury on 15 charges on March 1st. Court documents say between July of 2017 and February 2019, Lenger allegedly raped two children under the age of 13 in Brookings County. He…

Out and About with Kali: Week of February 11

From a Valentine’s Day Party for Kids to a week-long celebration of the season called Frost Fest in Brookings, there is a little something for everyone this week in eastern South Dakota. Check out what Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up in this week’s edition of Out and About. February 11th – 17th – 5th Annual Frost Fest, Brookings February…

Out and About with Kali: Week of January 28

You're going to want to get out and enjoy these events! (And they should all be after the cold spell passes)

The forecast may keep a lot of us indoors, and rightly so, early this week. But after that arctic blast passes, it will be nice to have some fun things to get out and celebrate. Especially, for the kids. And there are at least two events this week they will love. Trust us. Check out Kali’s suggestions for great stops…

Out and About with Kali: Week of January 7

Just when you think, ‘there must not be much going on after the holidays,’ Kali Trautman of The Event Company joins us on KDLT News Today with a fun list of events to get you out and about. Wednesday, January 9th –  2019 WILL Summit – Power Up, Brookings Wednesday, January 9th – Yoga Happy Hour, Sioux Falls Thursday, January 10th – Beer On The…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 22

Halloween is the theme this week for just about every event throughout the Sioux Empire. Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up a taste of the candy-filled festivities in store for you! Thursday, October 25 – Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing, Sioux Falls, SD Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 – 4th Annual Haunted Trail at McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD Saturday, October 27 – Barks,…

Out and About with Kali: Week of October 8

You've got to check out this haunted house! But if sipping good whiskey is your idea of a better time, there's a festival for that, too.

It’s a fantastic week to get out and enjoy fall in South Dakota! From a Farm to Fork dinner and a harvest celebration at a local winery, to the doors opening at one of the region’s best haunted houses, there is a little something for everyone. Tuesday, October 9 – Creative Home Workshop, Brookings  Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, Opening Weekend…

Gallery Exhibit to Highlight Impact of Local Nonprofit

Helping Kids Round First provides baseball equipment to Nicaraguan children who would otherwise never have the chance to play

The first trip Jay Fishback took to Nicaragua with volunteers from the Flandreau-based Helping Kids Round First non-profit was purely because he was asked to document the trip as a professional. The impact, he says, that the trip had on him, has him fully engaged now as an individual. His work, chronicling the impact of donated baseball and medical supplies…

Out and About with Kali: Week of Sept 10

Get ready for another great week of events! South Dakota has you covered on everything from beer in Sioux Falls, to pumpkins , and everything in-between.  Thursday, September 13 – 3rd Annual Maker Festival at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings, SD Friday, September 14 – Sweet Art Show at the Icon Event Hall & Lounge, Sioux Falls, SD Saturday, September 15 – Good Pumpkin Fall…

Pierre and Post 22 Advance at State “A” Legion Tournament

Pierre and Post 22 Advance at State "A" Legion Tournament

PIERRE, SD… The defending champs and the 41-time champs both advanced to the winners bracket on Wednesday night in Pierre at the State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament. Rapid City Post 22 got 3 RBI’s from Jack Sorenson and Connor King blasted a grand slam in their 12-1 win over Brookings. And the host team also looked sharp against Yankton with…

Flash Flood Leaves No Time To Prepare in Brookings County

BROOKINGS COUNTY, S.D.- The rain came in fast in Brookings County with up to 8 inches of rain in some areas “When they said the word flash they actually mean flash flood cause when I was out the water was going through the culverts at such a high speed it was gushing out almost like a waterfall,” said Bob Hill,…

New Horse-drawn Museum Opens in Volga

VOLGA S.D.- A farmer from Brookings County had a passion for the old ways of farming, with horse-drawn machinery. His dream was to build a place to showcase the old tools that he worked hard to preserve.  He died in 2015, but a museum with his machinery did open today in Volga, in his name, so that his legacy could…

The Impact of 4-H Rodeo in South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D.-After a heated debate over Title IX, South Dakota 4-H Rodeo can run as it always has for at least this rodeo season. Earlier this year the USDA  warned the SDSU Extension that their 4-H Rodeo program must comply with Title IX and get rid of gender references on all events and awards. Not doing so would remove them…