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Lightning Strikes Mitchell Church

First Lutheran Church Damaged

Photo Courtesy KORN Radio MITCHELL, SD- An apparent lightning strike damaged the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Neighbors say they heard a loud boom Friday night during a storm as it rolled through the Mitchell area. Saturday morning neighbors discovered chunks of concrete and rock on the church grounds and in the street. Authorities’ surrounded part of the church with…

James River Crash Victim Identified

Body & Van Found Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.- Authorities have identified a man who died after his van left a road and wound up in the James River near Mitchell. The Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Abraham Ramos-Ramirez, of Huron, died after the vehicle entered the ditch, went through a barbed wire fence and into the river. His body was discovered Wednesday along the river’s west shore,…

Special Training Exercise Shows Seriousness of Grain Bin Dangers

Mitchell, S.D.-An 80-year-old man from northern Iowa, a 16-year-old boy from Winner and a 22-year-old man from Irene all suffocated to death in the past few years in grain bin accidents. Thursday safety officials educated farmers on the dangers associated with grain bins. A special training exercise was held at Mitchell Technical Institute as part of Stand Up For Grain…

Mitchell CTE Students Prepare For ProStart Invitational

MITCHELL, S.D. – It’s safe to say culinary students at the Mitchell CTE Academy know their way around the kitchen. In 2018 the group took home top honors in the ‘culinary division’ at the South Dakota ProStart Invitational. ProStart is a nationwide, two year program for high school students that sharpens culinary skills are prepares them for a career in culinary…

The Mitchell Mystery Machine

MITCHELL, S.D.-For more than 20 years a van resembling the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine has been a part of the Mitchell community. To many, it brings up a feeling of nostalgia, but for the owners it has an even deeper meaning. In the Butterfield household, they’ve come to have quite the Scooby-Doo collection. However, their most prized possession will always be…

Two Women Killed in Late Night Accident Near Mitchell

Officers with the Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of a fatal one-car crash Tuesday night near Mitchell. Two women were killed and a 17-year-old female was seriously injured when officials say the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer lost control. The vehicle rolled several times after entering the median and ultimately coming to rest upside-down in the eastbound lanes of…

76 Year Old Woman Dies In Crash Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a woman has died after her car was rear-ended on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the 76-year-old driver had slowed down Monday because of a crash up ahead. The patrol says a pickup truck struck her car from behind and pushed it into a third vehicle. The woman died…

Out and About with Kali: Week of 8/13

She is a phenom on the team at The Event Company and has been helping pull together KDLT’s Out and About content each week behind the scenes. So Addie Graham-Kramer, who is even more busy now with the launch of a new podcast, had no trouble turning over the reins to event specialist Kali Trautman for her weekly segment on…

Garbers’ Slam Lifts Renner, Mitchell also Advances

Garbers' Slam Lifts Renner, Mitchell also Advancea

PIERRE, SD… The State “A” Legion Baseball Tournament got started Wednesday in Pierre and in the afternoon bracket Mitchell and Renner both advanced. Drew Kitchens and Carson Max had 3 RBI’s as Mitchell scored 8 straight runs afterfalling behind 2-0. Thomas Scholten had 2 RBI’s for Brandon Valley as they rallied back to within 8-6. But Mitchell advanced to the…

DWU Football Finds Ways to Stay Cool During the Summer

MITCHELL, S.D.-   While many people stayed close to the air conditioner, it didn’t stop some athletes from practicing outdoors. Around 70 high schoolers from across the region attended the DWU Football Prospect Camp in Mitchell on Wednesday, July 11th. The sun was out in full force, but so were the football players. They didn’t let the heat ruin camp. Plus,…

What is So Incredible About First Farmers to South Dakota Region

The amount of history you can unearth during a visit to Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is astounding – both literally and figuratively.  Cindy Gregg, executive director of the Village, explains what is so unique about the mid-state stop and the accomplishments of some of the first farmers in the region. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Cindy…

Where You Can Literally Help Dig Up Incredible South Dakota History

It’s not every day you get offered the chance to unearth new pieces of history. But that is exactly the opportunity you have at the Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell, the only archaeological site in South Dakota that is open to the public. Simon Floss offers this series of reports to help explain the historical significance of the Village, which…

Hoekstra Leads Renner Past Mitchell

Hoekstra Leads Renner Past Mitchell

RENNER, SD… The Renner Royals got off to a quick start in legion baseball with a 9-4 win over Mitchell Wednesday night. Roosevelt standout Nick Hoekstra homered and knocked in 4 runs to lead the way as the Royals used 6 pitchers bin the 7-inning game. Peyton Garbers just missed hitting a HR for Renner and Brady Hawkins had as…

School Zone: Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. – For this week’s edition of ‘School Zone,’ we head west to Mitchell. Students at Gertie Belle Rodgers Elementary School are learning through ‘personalized learning classrooms.’ P-L-C’s focus on student’s learning at their own pace, not through traditional measures. Things like a traditional classroom, K-5 grade levels, and ‘A’ through ‘F’ grading scales are thrown out. Students are…

Officials Watching Out For Possible Future Floods In Mitchell

MITCHELL. S.D. – Davison county is watching the water levels closely. They’re rising and that means flooding is a possibility.   Many of the Mitchell-area lakes are at their banks. It’s impacting more than just casual lake-goers. Lake Mitchell is a beautiful place to, say, take your grandchildren for a stroll. However, Josh Frost of Mitchell says the rising waters…

Meet the Williams: Mitchell’s First Black Mayor

MITCHELL, S.D. – Bud Williams always knew Mitchell, South Dakota as “home.” When he retired after an impressive military career, Bud followed his heart home with his wife, Bonnie. At first, Bud served on the Mitchell City Council before he decided to defy the odds. “He decided if he could do that, he could do the mayor job too,” said Bonnie…