Brookings

Brookings Prepares For College GameDay

BROOKINGS, S.D. – You’ve probably heard about it by now. ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Brookings for the match-up between the Jackrabbits and the Bison. In fact, everything is already set up. City and School officials talked with KDLT about the shuttle service that’s being offered, do’s and don’t’s for spectators, and the predicted economic impact this game will…

Downtown At Sundown!

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Festivals and community events are a huge part of summer. Downtown’s state-wide looking for a good example of what might draw people in should look no further than Brookings, where one block festival grows bigger each summer. KDLT got an idea of what the free weekly festival is like this morning. For more information, click here. Categories:…

Harrisburg Wins Wildcard Game Over Brookings, Advances to State Legion Tourney

Harrisburg Wins Wildcard Game Over Brookings, Advances to State Legion Tourney

  HARRISBURG, SD… Jacob Just had a pair of RBI singles and Harrisburg advanced to the State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament as a result of an 8-5 win over Brookings in the wildcard game. Harrisburg built an 8-1 lead before Brookings made things interesting. The State Legion Tournament starts on Friday in Mitchell. Head Coach Alex Fink says they have…

Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash East of Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Authorities say a 52-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash east of Brookings. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 14. The patrol says the motorcycle drifted off the road, entered the ditch and went airborne. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has…

Brookings Student on School Board Agenda After Graduation Mishap

The family of Native American senior, Miles Livermont, looks to better educate district leaders after eagle feather was removed from cap

Miles Livermont is honored by relatives with a star quilt and eagle feather ahead of Brookings, SD graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 26, 2019.BROOKINGS, S.D. – An apology from the Brookings School District was an important first step, but the family of a Native American teen, told this past weekend he couldn’t receive his diploma on Sunday unless he removed…

‘Ride Your Bike To Work Week’ & Biking In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Folks throughout the Sioux Empire have traded in steering wheels for handlebars this week. It’s national ‘ride your bike to work week,’ and citizens in numerous towns are participating. Especially in of the most ‘biking friendly’ towns, Brookings. In 2017 Brookings City Council passed a ‘Biking Master Plan.’ The goal was to make the city more biking friendly….

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…