Brookings

Holiday Fashion Trends with J. Ella Boutique

Midwest fashion is often understated but this season is all about adding a little sparkle

From velvet leggings to fur lined accessories, accent jewelry, and glamorous sequined crop tops, you can’t go wrong with some fun combination of them this holiday season. Jael Thorpe of J.Ella Boutique in both Sioux Falls and Brookings shares what she sees as the overall fashion trends for the 2017 holiday season. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews…

Willing and Able to Work

Forum aims to encourage South Dakota employers to consider those with special needs for job vacancies

At a time many South Dakota employers are struggling to find help, or the right help, a reminder there may be a group of locals out there just waiting for the right opportunity. A special forum is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, featuring nationally renowned speaker, Chris Koch, to educate employers on the benefits…

Spoke-N-Sport Opens New Brookings Location

After 30 years of one location in Sioux Falls, an indication the biking market is heating up in South Dakota

Chad Pickard of the Sioux Falls based Spoke-N-Sport is excited to be a part of a growing community of outdoor enthusiasts in the Brookings area. Spoke-n-Sport is opening a second location in the Brookings on Friday as biking becomes a focus of the city’s long-term overall growth plan. Categories: KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags:…

Donor Commits $4.1M To Support SDSU’s Wokini Initiative

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says an anonymous donor has committed $4.1 million to support a school initiative for South Dakota tribal members. The commitments announced Thursday include $4 million for a new American Indian Student Center on the Brookings campus and $100,000 for scholarships for students from the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes…

Victims Of Fatal Crashes In Brookings, Day Counties ID’d

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Highway Patrol has identified the victims of recent fatal crashes in Brookings and Day counties. Thirty-nine-year-old Tyrone King of Brookings died last Tuesday night when the car he was driving collided with a pickup truck at a highway intersection south of Arlington. Authorities say King failed to stop at a stop sign. King was dead…

DCI Investigating Excessive Force Allegations Against SDSU Officer

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota DCI is investigating allegations of excessive force by a University police officer over the weekend on SDSU’s campus. Mother Melissa Mentele shared multiple photos through Facebook of her daughter’s injuries yesterday, alleging a University officer used excessive force against her daughter. Mentele’s two daughters, who were on campus last Saturday, do not attend the university….

Brookings Mother & Daughter Raise Money for Wells in Africa

BROOKINGS, S.D.- A Brookings mother and daughter are using their musical talents to help raise money to what will bring water to villages in South Sudan and Cameroon. The Duo says the inspiration came from an international foundation. “Music for me is such an amazing outlet,” says Tina Davis Playing the piano has become an outlet for Tina Davis and she’s…

Brookings Man Sentenced In Large Illegal Drug Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Brookings man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large amounts of illegal drugs. Authorities began investigating 20-year-old Luis Cabrera last year when they intercepted packages linked to him that contained more than 2 pounds of heroin and about 5 pounds of meth. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says…

Brookings Man Sentenced In Large Illegal Drug Case

PIERRE, S.D.- A Brookings man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large amounts of illegal drugs. Authorities began investigating 20-year-old Luis Cabrera last year when they intercepted packages linked to him that contained more than 2 pounds of heroin and about 5 pounds of meth. U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Cabrera pleaded…

Frozen Fountain Leads To Concerns At McCrory Gardens

Staff at McCrory Gardens arrive to an ice scupture in the perennial garden.

BROOKINGS, S.D. – When employees of McCrory Gardens in Brookings arrived to work this morning they noticed an ice sculpture in the perennial garden. The garden’s water fountain froze overnight. While the scene is remarkable to look at, the staff is concerned about the 15,000 plus tulips planted throughout the park. The annual Tula-palooza event planned for early may is…

Police: Statements Made To Medical Staff After Crash Led To Homicide Suspect’s Arrest

Judge Sets 43-Year-Old Irving Jumping Eagle's Bond At $1 Million

A Sioux Falls murder suspect appeared in court for the first time Wednesday afternoon. Forty-three-year-old Irving Jumping Eagle is charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder as well as four counts of manslaughter in the stabbing death of his wife. About a dozen of the victim’s family and friends were in the courtroom as a judge read the charges against…

Jacks Fans Hold On To Upset Dreams

Fans Cheer On Jacks In Salt Lake City From Home

BROOKINGS, S.D.– The day at Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill started with the unknown. Some fans, like Matt Einsbahr came into today with the dream of anything is possible. “Hey, it’s why they play the game, by golly. You never know how these things will go,” said Einsbahr. Other fans, such as John Duffy, had their doubts. “It probably won’t…

Large Turnout For SDSU Tournament Selection Watch Party

  BROOKINGS, S.D. – Earlier this week we found out the SDSU Jackrabbits men’s team would be dancing for the second year in a row in the NCAA Division I tournament. Sunday night, we found out who they will be facing — No. 1 seed Gonzaga. While this may be a challenge, players and fans say “bring it on”. It…

Miranda Lambert To Help Brookings Regional Humane Society

BROOKINGS –Country artist Mirand Lambert is calling on her Brookings fans to make a difference for local animals in need. Fans are invited to participate in Lambert’s “Fill the Little Red Wagon” campaign – inspired by the singer’s hit single. Concertgoers can bring pet supplies along to her March 3 concert at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. All donations will…

Student Stabbed In SDSU Dorm Room

The suspect told authorities he was acting in self-defense

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State University officials say a student was stabbed on campus over the weekend and had to be airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital. The suspect is a former student who told authorities he was acting in self-defense. This comes as a shock to many in Brookings. “This is pretty significant as far as assaults go…

Daktronics To Outfit New Milwaukee Bucks Stadium

SIOUX FALLS – The Milwaukee Bucks say South Dakota-based Daktronics will outfit the team’s new arena and surrounding development in downtown Milwaukee with digital displays. The Bucks said Tuesday that Daktronics will outfit the new arena with a custom-designed 52-display system featuring more than 16 million LEDs. The Brookings, South Dakota-based company also will design and install additional outdoor displays…

First Patients Moved Into Brookings Hospital Expansion

$46 Million, 62,400 Sq. Foot Expansion Features New State-Of-The-Art Equipment

It was a big moving day for more than a dozen patients at Brookings Hospital Tuesday. The $46 million, 62,400 sq. foot expansion is complete after about 16 months of work. Brookings Hospital opened its doors to the community in 1964. Brookings Health President and CEO Jason Merkley said they needed to get with the times. “It did the trick…