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Body of South Dakota Man Found in Cornfield

WAYNE, Neb. – Authorities say the body of a South Dakota man was found in a northeast Nebraska cornfield after his vehicle crashed. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a motorist discovered the accident Thursday evening along Nebraska Highway 35, about 3½ miles east of Wayne. The sheriff’s office says Parker Mitchell was driving west when his vehicle left the…

Acting President Made CEO of Rapid City-Based Regional Health

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The woman named acting president and CEO of Rapid City-based Regional Health in July has been given the job permanently. Paulette Davidson took over as leader of the health system after then-CEO Brent Philips left in a move the board would describe only as a “personnel issue.” The board of directors issued a statement Thursday removing…

South Dakota Mayors Challenged By and Embracing New Growth

“We were surprised they showed up,” said Patri Acevedo, president of the American Institute of Architects for South Dakota, on KDLT News Today Friday morning. “We had four mayors from across the state – Spearfish, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls and Rapid City, actually come and sit together and have a great discussion. We were surprised they wanted to hear how to…

Fall Dining Destinations Worth the Drive

Local food writer shares thoughts on Cattleman's Club and Valley Restaurant

Food writer Staci Perry joined us with a few favorite destinations for food in the Sioux Empire. Check out her thoughts on the Cattleman’s Club in Pierre and Valley Restaurant in Volga if you’re thinking it might be fun to take a drive and try somewhere new this fall. For the regulars who already know how good these places are,…

Out and About with Kali: Week of 8/10

It’s a beautiful kickoff to the fall season with these events! Check out what Kali found for us in this week’s edition of Out and About…   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About Tags: Events, Kali Trautman, Out and About, south dakota, The Event Company

Behind The Scenes of President Trump’s Visit To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a historic day for South Dakota. President Trump touched down in Washington, D.C. after spending Friday afternoon in Sioux Falls. KDLT’s Allison Royal was there when Trump stepped onto South Dakota soil for the first time in his presidency. “I’ve never met a president before,” said Miles Duncan, age 12. It’s an experience few…

A Lesson in Taking Action: Sanford Hospital Scare

ABERDEEN, S.D- It was a scary morning for staff at the Sanford Hospital in Aberdeen who thought they heard gunshots. It ended up being a false alarm, but as KDLT’s Miranda Paige reports the decisions staff made were important. When staff at Sanford Hospital heard banging noises believed to be gunshots coming from a patient’s room around nine this morning,…

Sale Makes Room for New Elegant Mommy Ownersd

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Elegant Mommy is having a sale on all their items to clear out some space for new owners. The shop announced last month it would shut its doors, but two loyal customers stepped up to save it from closing. “Super devastated when I found out that Elegant Mommy was closing,” said new co-owner Lindsey Auch. “To say…

Farmers Face A Lot of Uncertainties Heading Into Fall Harvest Season

“Unfortunately, quite possibly, this could be the last harvest season for some folks.” That comment from former South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Walt Bones, in regard to the stress a growing number of farmers are experiencing heading toward harvest season. Bones talks about NAFTA, trade, what he’s hearing from fellow farmers, and his hopes for moving forward. Categories: Agriculture, KDLT…

Worrisome Weed

Aggressive weed found in North Dakota for the first time

An aggressive pigweed species weed that’s strong enough to stop combines and resist many herbicides has been found in North Dakota for the first time. The Agriculture Department says Palmer amaranth has been positively identified in a soybean field in McIntosh County, in the southeast. The aggressive pigweed species has been found in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa in recent years,…

Could Tiny Houses Help South Dakota With Affordable Housing Crunch?

There are few communities in South Dakota experiencing not only a housing crunch, but an affordable housing crisis. Lynne Keller Forbes, Executive Director for the South Eastern Council of Governments and South Eastern Development Foundation, shares insights as to how Beresford, specifically, is working to meet the needs of the community. And one way, in particular, may surprise you. Categories: KDLT News Today,…

Motorcycle Driver Killed in Pennington County Crash

HILL CITY, S.D. – A weekend crash in Pennington County involving a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle killed the driver of the motorcycle. The Highway Patrol says the 57-year-old man lost control of the bike on U.S. Highway 385 north of Hill City on Sunday afternoon and it went into the oncoming lane. The SUV ran over both the…

Artists Put Skills to the Test at Third Annual Sketch Crawl

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Five locations and five hours to sketch. That’s the challenge 21 artists took on today in Downtown Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Artist Alliance held their 3rd annual Sketch Crawl. It’s an opportunity for artists to test their artistic abilities while having fun. The public is also able to get involved.  People could use a map to find…

Tri-Valley School District Cracks Down on Dangerous Driving

COLTON, S.D.-The school year just started in South Dakota, but one school district is already cracking down on dangerous drivers. “When you see the stop sign on a school bus come out you need to stop, I mean that really as simple as it gets,” said Dr. Mike Lodmel, Tri-Valley School District Superintendent. However, some drivers aren’t doing that. It…

Someone You Should Know: High School Student Helps Color the Gap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls High School Junior is proving that even something as small as a crayon can make a big impact. However, she’s doing more than just adding color to the community. She’s inspiring others her age to get involved. KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why Abby Neff is someone you should know. 16-year-old Abby Neff is…

Keystone to condemn private land

Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land

The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in northwestern South Dakota’s Harding County. The Rapid City Journal reports TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain condemnation petitions in state court against parcels of land owned by two families. At least one of them plans to fight. Jeffrey Jensen says he’ll take the matter to…