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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

Prison Inmate in Sioux Falls Placed on Escape Status

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A prison inmate at the Sioux Falls Community Work Center has been placed on escape status. State corrections officials say Randy High Horse left the center Saturday morning without permission. The 46-year-old High Horse is serving a 5-year sentence for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance from Hughes County. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Community…

Rains Change Planned Water Releases into Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water to be released into the lower Missouri River will change in the coming days to accommodate recent heavy rains in the Upper Plains. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Friday that water releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will be reduced to 65,000…

Portions of I-90 Opening Back Up After Flooding

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Interstate 90 westbound is open from the Bridgewater Exit 357 west and remains closed from Humboldt Exit 379 to Bridgewater Exit 357 with through traffic detoured at Sioux Falls Exit 396  to northbound I-29. I-90 Westbound is open from the Marion Road Exit (395) to Humboldt for…

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…

City of Sioux Falls Launches New Visual Identity Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, SD- As the city of Sioux Falls grows, officials say it’s time to create more unity among all the organizations who call it home. So the city is rebranding its image. A new project is in the works, focused on creating a new “visual identity” that will represent the entire city. “To actually give Sioux Falls a singular identity…

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…

Sports Betting at Grand Falls Casino

LARCHWOOD, IOWA- Iowa has now become the 11th state in the U.S. to offer legal sports betting and 18 of the 19 licensed casinos in the state are getting in on the action. In Larchwood, Grand Falls Casino’s online “Elite Sportsbook” is now live, so folks can start sports betting. “We’re just looking forward to being able to offer this to…

Loan Programs Available for Small Businesses in South Dakota

If you are looking to start a new business or expand an existing one but aren’t sure where to start, the Small Business Administration might have a program for you. Bill Manger, Associate Administrator, SBA HQ’s Office of Capital Access, was in South Dakota this week to talk about the funding opportunities that are available. Categories: KDLT News Today –…

Discussing Hemp in South Dakota at Dakotafest

MITCHELL, S.D.-South Dakota is one of three states that does not allow hemp production. However, it’s a crop that’s on the minds of many farmers. Throughout the state, discussions are being held about the plant, including during a panel at Dakotafest. The future of hemp is uncertain in South Dakota. So for now, farmers are discussing the challenges and opportunities…

Kids Put on 4th Annual Cop vs. Kids Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In South Dakota, there is a non-profit, ran entirely by kids for kids in need.  It’s called Simon Says Give South Dakota. Sunday the kids held one of their annual events, Cops Vs. Kids at Burnside Bingo in Sioux Falls. The community got to hangout with cops and firefighters while playing some bingo. 14-year-old Nolan Fleming…

What a Four-Day School Week Looks Like

MARION, S.D.- More and more schools are considering switching to a four day week. In South Dakota, 34 of the 149 school districts have already made the change according to the South Dakota Department of Education. But what exactly does that look like? The Marion School District made the switch three years ago. They have four-day weeks, Monday through Thursday….

Preparations Underway for 139th Turner County Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Though the Sioux Empire Fair wrapped up festivities Saturday night, that doesn’t mean fair season is over for South Dakota. South Dakota’s oldest county fair is back for its 139th year.  Preparations are underway for the Turner County Fair. Vendors are preparing for a busy week.  “Parker has 1,000 people and we’ll probably have 80,000 people here this…

Political Pundits Offer Local Perspective on Recent Shootings

There are a lot of accusations being made about who may be to blame for recent mass shootings, or what – if anything – can be done about them. Especially, on Capitol Hill. Dave Roetman, State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Reynold Nesiba, District 15’s Democratic Senator  DE weighed in Tuesday morning with their thoughts on current…