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State Lawmaker Criticizes Congressman Johnson’s Peace Corps Vote

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A recent vote by South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is causing quite a “dust up” here at home. It concerns cutting funding for the Peace Corps. Now a state lawmaker and former Peace Corps volunteer is speaking out. “This is in Morocco, a few years ago, when I was setting up training and I was visiting the site…

The Biggest Concern for South Dakota Farmers Right Now

Former state Ag Secretary Walt Bones talks about shifting priorities for farmers as we move through seasons

Regional growers hit hard by harsh conditions and flooding earlier this year are doing their best to take things as they come – day by day. It’s actually, what farmers have always tried their best to do, given so much of their work is at the mercy of the weather. But Mother Nature has been particularly tough on South Dakota…

Political Pundits Discuss Epstein Arrest, Borglum Announcement

Thoughts from the SD GOP and Dems on recent events this July 9

Dave Roetman, the State Finance Director for the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson, the Communications Director for the state Democratic Party,  discuss some of the bigger political issues before voters both on the state and national level. This week, they look at the national Fourth of July celebration and the fallout, the arrest of Jeff Epstein and political implications,…

Holiday Patrols on the Water

LAKE POINSETT, S.D.-The water is a popular place this holiday week. That means more patrols will be out on several lakes around South Dakota, including Lake Poinsett. If you’re thinking of going boating for the holidays, you may run into Conservation Officer Dan Sternhagen. “We’re basically the policemen of the water,” said Sternhagen. His job is to patrol and make…

Family Speaks Out About Sanford Surgeon Under Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The daughter of one of Dr. Wilson Asfora’s patients is speaking out. This comes after Sanford Health and Neurosurgeon Dr. Asfora are being sued over allegations of fraud and unnecessary surgeries. The lawsuit alleges that Asfora sold devices to Sanford through his company, then convinced patients to undergo unnecessary spinal surgeries using those devices, some of which…

What the Next Generation of Farming May Look Like

Upcoming summit on agriculture in South Dakota to focus on where we go from here

The future of farming will be a major focus for this year’s Governor’s Agricultural Summit in South Dakota. The conference kicks off Thursday, July 11 in Sioux Falls. Lorrin Naasz with the state Ag Department talked with Carleen Wild of KDLT News Today about why it matters state growers and producers are part of this conversation and what anyone might need to…

What to Know About New Constitutional Carry Law

DELL RAPIDS, S.D.- Several new laws are going into effect July 1st in South Dakota, including the Constitutional Carry Law. It allows people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota. KDLT’s Miranda Paige has more on what you need to know before you carry. There’s no place Matt Schlueter would rather be than the gun range. He…

Bikers Ride for Survivors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-You may have seen a group of motorcyclists riding through town Sunday. They were driving on a tri-state trip all for an important cause. The non-profit Survivors Joining For Hope held their second annual Ride for Survivors Poker Run. Over 140 bikers rode in support of families who have been affected by suicide. They started in Sioux Falls…

Stepping Out for Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Some folks are at risk of developing diabetes and they don’t even know it. The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition held its first-ever Stepping Out For Diabetes event Saturday. Organizers focused on raising awareness and offered education about the disease and what can lead up to it. Some people have prediabetes without knowing it, which is when their blood…

What to Know Before Fireworks Go on Sale Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For many families setting off fireworks is a fun Fourth of July tradition. Starting June 27th, South Dakotans can shop for fireworks. “I recommend shopping at a reputable place and ask questions. Make sure you’re getting what’s appropriate for you and appropriate for where you’re using your fireworks,” said Kevin Lorenzen, Owner of Pyro City Fireworks of…

Five Best Ways to Easily Travel on a Budget

Hit the road and the destinations you want with this easy to implement advice

Financial expert Christina Lynn says she hears all the time from clients and friends that they feel they can’t afford to travel. Not the case, she says. You’ve just got to be willing to maybe do things a little differently if you want to sincerely hit the road. She details in the interview below her top 5 ways to travel…

FEMA Assesses Flood Damage at Lake Poinsett

LAKE POINSETT, S.D.- FEMA officials are finally getting a chance to assess water damage in the Lake Poinsett area. It comes after high winds and waters have backed off in recent weeks. Now that help could be on the way, many are looking to the future with a little more hope. The waves on Lake Poinsett have calmed down compared…

Amping Up For Levitt at the Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There will be a new vibe in downtown Sioux Falls this summer. Levitt at the Falls is hosting its inaugural concert Friday evening. Downtown’s newest entertainment venue is setting the stage for a summer of music and increased foot traffic. It’s been ten years in the making. Now staff are excited to bring the community together through…