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Bloom Play Center Bringing New Spin on Learning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A lot of learning takes place in a classroom, but a new Sioux Falls business wants to put a little extra playtime in your child’s curriculum. Bloom, on 26th St. and Western Ave. held an open house preview Friday. Each section helps kids develop at least two skills. The indoor gym and play center provides large…

Police Warn Consumers After Woman Loses $12K In Sweepstakes Scam

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are warning consumers after a Sioux Falls woman lost thousands of dollars to a sweepstakes scam. Police say scammers called the 72-year-old victim in January, saying she had won $300,000 in a Las Vegas sweepstakes contest. She then transferred payments to different locations numerous times between January and March totaling about $12,000. Police…

Police: Woman Arrested For DWI Causes $20K In Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police arrested a 21-year-old for her second DWI  after she crashed her car and caused over $20,000 in damage. Police say two patrolling officer witnessed a 2010 Kia Forte traveling South on Marion Road at a high rate of speed, late Wednesday night. The officers followed the vehicle but did not initiate a pursuit when the…

2016 Falls Park Inspection Focused on Sidewalks, Steps

SIOUX FALLS – Information from a 2016 inspection at several Sioux Falls parks was released by the South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance Wednesday. The safety information was requested by members of the Sioux Falls City Council after a 5-year-old girl drowned at the Falls on March 18. The Alliance calls the safety review a “training exercise.” The review does not…

Josh Turner to Perform at Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A country music heavy-hitter is coming to Sioux Falls this summer. Josh Turner is set to perform at the Sioux Empire Fair on Monday, August 6th. The show is free with paid fair admission. Otherwise, its $10 for adults and $5 for children. Kids five and under are free. Other main stage performers this year include,…

Hy-Vee, Sanford Legends Announces Celebrity Lineup

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A pair of hall of fame athletes and an olympic gold medalist are coming to Sioux Falls this summer. Officials announced the celebrity lineup today for the Hy-Vee Sanford Legends Clinics. Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench will head up the baseball clinic and former Boston Celtics center Robert Parish will take care of the basketball…

KDLT Cares: KDLT Career Fair Hosts 41 Area Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Labor partnered with KDLT-TV to host a career fair on Wednesday in downtown Sioux Falls. Businesses in the Sioux Falls area welcomed career seekers to their stations. State officials say the unemployment rate in Sioux Falls is 2.9%. Rates this low make it more difficult for businesses to find people withe the…

Sioux Falls Mayoral Candidate Proposes Plan to Restructure Police Department

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Mayoral candidate Jolene Loetscher announced a plan to restructure the city’s Police Department if elected. Loetscher’s plan centers on what she calls “precinct-focused policing,” which would divide the city into five sections. Those precincts each roughly correspond to the current city council districts, and would be based within existing community centers. She says the…

Flu Resurgence Causing Concerns About Influenza B

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The flue season is past its peak for the year, but there is a resurgence of one type of influenza. Influenza B is on the rise nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Cases have shown that this strain is hitting children particularly hard. Symptoms and prevention of Influenza B are about the same as…

Sioux Falls Police Investigating Overnight Robbery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are investigating an armed robbery that took place overnight. Police responded to a robbery at a gas station near West 22nd Street and South Minnesota Avenue at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say the suspect was in the business briefly before walking up to the clerk, pulling a knife, and demanding money….