Rebecca David

Viborg Fire Department Holds Fire School Training on Rescue Operations

VIBORG, S.D.- A group of firefighters spent their day inside a grain bin training for rescue operations. For almost 100 years now, the Southeast Fire Association has been holding fire school training for volunteer firefighters. Around 50 volunteer firefighters from the southeast district went through search and rescue courses today. In the grain bin, the firefighters were given a scenario on…

Avera Behavioral Health Center Turning to Students To Fill Shortage in Mental Health Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- One in five Americans in the United States will experience some form of a mental illness, but health experts say the shortage of psychiatrist’s and workers in the mental health industry is becoming a growing problem and a Sioux Falls mental health center is feeling the effects. Dr. Matt Stanley has been a psychiatrist at Avera Health…

Golfers Tee it Up Despite Heat Wave

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was the first day of fall, but it certainly did not feel like it out there today, but not even the humidity and strong winds stopped golfers at Prairie Green Golf Course from teeing it up. Avid golfers said they didn’t mind the weather because it only gives them more opportunity to play and stay on the…

Pharmacist Weighs in On CVS Decision

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As the country tries to deal with a deadly opioid epidemic, the pharmacy giant CVS, said it’ll place new limits on prescriptions of painkillers by February. Doctors wrote more than 225 million prescriptions for pain medications in 2015, that’s 71 scripts per 100 patients. CVS’ plan is to limit those prescriptions to seven days, which mirrors Center for…

Community Gathers for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The sidewalk of 8th and railroad and throughout Falls Park was lit up in purple as community members and loved ones walked in honor of those battling Alzheimer’s disease. KDLT’s Tom Hanson emceed the ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ this Saturday morning with around a thousand people in attendance. This year the organization held the walk at 8th and…

Climbing for Lives Lost on 9/11

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For the third year in a row first responders and the community came together to honor the men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Many gathered at Howard Wood Field this Saturday morning and climbed 110 flights of stairs to remember those who lost their lives. There was also a challenge course, KDLT’s Kelsie…

Garth Brooks Hosts Free Football Camp For Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Garth Brooks has nine sold-out shows at the Denny Sanford Premier Center over the next two weekends and even with that packed schedule, he’s still finding time to hang out with some area kids. Saturday was a once in a lifetime opportunity for 8th-grade student Marcus Jackson. “I had a good time and I met a professional football…

SFFR Firefighter Speaks About Battling Montana Lolo Peak Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A few Sioux Falls firefighters are in Montana offering extra help to fight a massive wildfire. The Lolo Peak Fire broke out in July, so far around 54 thousand acres have burned. Crews don’t even have half of the fire contained yet, but luckily a little rain brought some relief Friday. “I didn’t get a wink of sleep…

Could Electric Cars Become the Future:Tesla Installing Supercharger Stations in Sioux Falls 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Electric cars are the future, and that’s why we are seeing more charging stations. In Sioux Falls, Tesla owners will soon be able to start charging their electric cars at Hy-Vee on 26th and Marion. Tesla car owners will not be the only ones seeing charging stations. Automotive experts like Lloyd Nickel say as the demand for electric…

Protecting your information online: Equifax Data Breach Exposes Information of Millions

MADISON, S.D.- It’s one of the biggest data breaches, cyber security experts say they have ever seen. An attack on Equifax exposed information like social security numbers of nearly 143 million Americans. “I deeply regret this incident and I apologize to every affected consumer and all of our partners,” says Equifax Chairman and CEO, Rick Smith. It’s a problem that no…

Healthcare Officials Celebrate Simulation Week and Its Impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This week health care professionals across the world are in the spotlight for Simulation Week. It’s designed to showcase the training professionals undergo to improve safety and efficiency in patient care. “They are life like, they are realistic, we can use that particular equipment to train the clinical staff on how to handle various types of situations,” says…

Girl Scout Troop 46706 Doing Benefit For Harvey Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Dakota Horizons Girl Scout troop 46706 is hosting a bake sale to raise money for children affected by Hurricane Harvey. With a few donations from Hy-Vee and the Apple Orchard, the girls baked up a number of cookies, brownies and other treats to raise money. The troop is also collecting items such as underwear, socks, books, and toys….

W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds: A Finalist in Grinnell Mutual Grant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds is asking for the public’s help in being selected as a winner of the Grinnell Mutual grant. The fairground was named one of 15 finalists for the grant. The winner with the highest number of votes would receive $3,000. Others coming in second, third and so forth will each receive a $1,000 grant. Fairground…

Sanaa’s Holds Dinner Benefit For Harvey Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls Mediterranean restaurant is helping families affected by Hurricane Harvey by holding a buffet dinner to raise money. Sanaa’s in downtown, Sioux Falls held a dinner buffet with a $10 minimum donation. However, the owner says even before she opened Saturday, people have been donating. So far they’ve raised a total of $950 all of which…

Xcel Energy Gives Back by Painting Resident’s Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The rain didn’t stop a group of volunteers from helping a Sioux Falls family get their home back in shape. Around 20 volunteers from Xcel Energy and Habitat for Humanity came together to repaint a home owners house. The project was part of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Project and Xcel Energy’s annual ‘Day of Service’. The annual…

Egan Family Uses Son’s Story to Bring Awareness to Childhood Cancer

SHERMAN, S.D.- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and an Egan South Dakota family is using their son’s story to highlight the importance of the month and help other families going through similar situations. Five-year-old Tayden Grohs had a smile that could light up the whole room and even after he was diagnosed with brain cancer his smile never went away…

Police Arrest Crown Casino Robbery Suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Police Department has arrested a man involved in the Crown Casino robbery on Wednesday morning. Police located  27-year-old angel Provincial on the east side of Sioux Falls on Friday night. Provincial robbed the casino near 26th Street and Minnesota Avenue early Wednesday morning. Police say he pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money…