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Someone You Should Know: The Man Behind the Murals

PARKER, S.D. — If you’ve been to a high school gym in South Dakota you’ve likely seen murals showcasing school mascots. But a couple dozen of them from Sioux Falls to Brookings and beyond all come from the same artist. In this week’s Someone You Should Know we introduce you to the man behind the murals. What started as a request…

New High School and Middle School Planned in Sioux Falls by 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls is continuing to grow meaning more space will be needed to accommodate everyone. Right now there are 34 schools in Sioux Falls.  In order to plan for this growth the Sioux Falls School District says it has to build new schools. Sioux Falls schools are at or going over capacity. “We’ve grown by quite a little…

Someone You Should Know: Dad and His Grads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Imagine growing up and your parent is the principal. It’s an experience the Bradfield children know well. It might seem like an interesting role, but it comes with special perks and experiences many families will never quite understand. Now, a nearly 20-year tradition for one family is coming to an end this weekend. KDLT’s Allison Royal…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s Small Business Man of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Small businesses account for 96 percent of all businesses in the state of South Dakota, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Growing up, Kevin Nyberg watched and helped his dad open his small business, the first ACE Hardware in Sioux Falls….

Someone You Should Know: The Face of Hope For Rare Diseases

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A young family in Sioux Falls is fighting for those with incurable, often untreatable diseases.  Their motivation centers around their son, who’s in a battle of his own.  He’s proof that a diagnosis doesn’t have to define you. Isaac Haberman loves Legos and all things “boy.”  His older sister, Jordan, is happy to play with him. …

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Family Walks for a Cure to Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The JDRF One Walk is this Saturday. It’s an event to help raise money towards type one diabetes research and to find a cure. Type one diabetes is when the pancreas produces little to no insulin, so people have to watch their blood sugar levels to make sure it’s not too high or too low. The Wilde…

Changes Coming to Sioux Falls Entertainment Venues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Changes could be coming to how you get your entertainment in Sioux Falls. Some venues could be getting facelifts while another could get a new home. “Investments will need to be made in the Arena if we do continue to use it,” says Finance Director Tracy Turback. A recent survey from Convention, Sports and Leisure, International suggests…

Someone You Should Know: Vermillion Doctor Delivers 1,000 Babies

VERMILLION, S.D. — A Vermillion doctor has reached an incredible accomplishment after helping families grow for the last 17 years. A group of kids shared a special moment with her almost as special as the first time they met in a delivery room. It’s a reunion that brings Dr. Mary Jo Olson to tears. “It’s something I thought I would never…

Someone You Should Know: Helping Strangers, One Facebook Post at a Time

SIOUX FALLS – “It was all during that same time. I mean, just everything that could be falling apart was falling apart.” When Sheila Ritter and her family moved to Sioux Falls nearly three years ago, they found themselves falling on hard times. Homeless and needing a lot of help, Sheila turned to an unexpected place. “It wasn’t a place…

JoDean’s: A Unique Place to Cast a Vote

Yankton restaurant doubles as polling place

YANKTON, S.D. – On Election Day, libraries, city buildings, or community centers are often converted into temporary polling places where people can cast their vote. But there’s a special place in Yankton that voters can go to not only fulfill their civic duty, but grab some grub as well. “A lot of customers say its like a museum, with different…

Someone You Should Know: Mayor Huether Prepares to Leave Office

No Lack of Passion For Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will soon end eight years as the City’s leader. Term limits prevent him from running in the April 10th election. The mayor shared his thoughts on leaving office in typical “My Man Mike” fashion, reflecting on his two terms ran us through a seesaw of emotions. “And he said I love…

Dakota Layers Egg Farm Donates 540 Dozen Eggs to Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Dakota Layers, a family owned egg farm located in Flandreau, donated eggs to Feeding South Dakota on Tuesday. Dakota Layers partnered with South Dakota State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams over the past months. For every free throw made in Frost Arena, Dakota Layers donated a dozen eggs to Feeding South Dakota. This year, 471 free…

A Chance to Be Bold: Going Bald For Children With Cancer

International charity funds research to cure childhood cancer

Getting a haircut is often something we do to change our look or feel better about ourselves.  But, for some, it’s a sign of a life-or-death journey: cancer.  This week, there’s a way to make a bold decision about your hair for those who don’t have a choice. 11-year-old Harrisburg resident Ady Hauert loves her long locks.  Her mom and…

Local Special Olympics Swimmer Trains Year Round, Prepping for USA Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone but in a few months there’s another set of Olympic games being held- the Special Olympics USA Games. 27-year-old John McHale has been swimming since he was 3 years old. These days, he trains 3 times a week year-round. Special Olympics offers a variety of sports and right now…

South Dakota School Makes List of NBC’s R.I.S.E. America Grant Winners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A school in White, SD has been awarded a $10,000 grant through NBC’s R.I.S.E. America Grant program inspired by the network’s upcoming drama. “Rise” is about a high school theatre department and its effects on a small town and premiers March 13. The program inspired by the drama is awarding a half-million dollars to high school…