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Landlord Dealing With Aftermath Of Trashed Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man who rented out his home is now going through a nightmare. He worked hard to fix up a house, but he says it was trashed by renters. And now he’s left picking up the pieces. “Every spot here needs to be cleaned,” says Andy Gibson as he walks around his home on…

Staying Safe While Shoveling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It was a sight you saw on nearly every block this morning. People shoveling their way out of the driveway, but when it comes to shoveling Dr. Christine Brandner suggests using a straight blade shovel for pushing the snow. For picking it up, she suggests using a lighter shovel. “That lightness allows you to get in there…

Sioux Empire Community Theater Presents ‘Calendar Girl’

SIOUX FALLS – A production based on the true story of a group of women who take on a unique project to help fight cancer has arrived in Sioux Falls. “Calendar Girls” is now showing at the Orpheum Theater through February 5th. Here tonight with a preview is Patrick Pope- the Producing Artistic Director at the Sioux Empire Community Theater…

The Empire Mall And LifeScape Team Up To Host Walk ‘N Roll

23rd annual Mall Walk will host LifeScape programming.

SIOUX FALLS – The Empire, a Simon mall, and LifeScape Ambassadors will once again host the annual Mall Walk to support LifeScape. The event will be held on February 4 at 9:30 a.m., and an awards ceremony will follow at 10:30 a.m. The goal is to raise more than $100,000 to support LifeScape, a non-profit organization that empowers children and…

Sioux Empire Farm Show Kicks Off

Sioux Falls Chamber Of Commerce Expects Around 30,000 People To Visit

Sioux Falls is once again welcoming the 64th annual Sioux Empire Farm Show this week. The Sioux Falls Fairgrounds will host the livestock portion of the show The Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls Convention Center and Sioux Falls Arena will focus on crop farming. Show Manager Cindy Christensen said the show is projected to generate $2.5 million for the…

Mayor Huether Vetoes Parks Board Recording Ordinance

SIOUX FALLS – Mayor Mike Huether has vetoed an ordinance to require The City to record Parks and Recreation Board meetings and would require a 48 hour period until official action. “The City of Sioux Falls is committed to open and transparent government and gains valuable insight from the 350 private citizens who volunteer their time and talents to serve…

Sioux Falls New Population Estimate Is 178,500

SIOUX FALLS – Upon another record year of construction, strong job growth, and improvements within our community’s quality of life standards, Sioux Falls continues to see its population increase. The population of Sioux Falls now is estimated at 178,500, a growth of 5,200 people over the last year. “The 5,200-person increase has a lot to do with the size of…

Car Thefts on the Rise

Remote Starters to Help Prevent Thieves

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s that time of year again, where you have to preheat your car before leaving the house, but with that comes car thefts.  In 2016 the Sioux Falls Police Department says 255 cars were stolen and that number has doubled since 2014. “At least 95 percent of these stolen vehicles reports involve a car being unlocked and…

Caille Branch Library Reopens In A Grand Way

SIOUX FALLS – It’s been five months since Siouxland Libraries Caille Branch closed for a complete renovation. And while the branch has informally welcomed customers over the past few weeks, it officially reopened Monday, January 23, at 4:30 p.m. with a public ribbon cutting ceremony. The $1.2 million project has created a more open environment with a new area for…

Women’s March SF Organizers Overwhelmed With Turnout

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Thousands of people marched in downtown Sioux Falls Saturday in the name of women. It was an amount that even shocked the organizers. When the idea came to join those in Washington D.C., organizer Kadyn Wittman says she expected about 250 people to join. Instead 3.327 people from all walks of life marched down Philips Avenue…

Hundreds March for Change in Sioux Falls Women’s March

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A day after president Trump was inaugurated into office a national movement began. The Women’s March on Washington impelled other states to join the movement. This morning hundreds marched across downtown Sioux Falls to support women’s rights and rights of others. “It makes me feel extremely excited that people especially in South Dakota, are banding together…

Dear Mr. President…

With the New President Sworn In, What Would You Say To Him?

If Donald Trump was standing in front of you and you could say anything, what would you say? Would you give him advice for the next four years or would you give him a piece of your mind? For some the answer may come easy… for others, not so much. KDLT News asked people in downtown Sioux Falls what they’d…

Nearly 1 Million People Used The Bike Trail In 2016

SIOUX FALLS – Trail user data collected in 2016 indicates that nearly 1 million people used the city’s bike trail system last year. The Sioux Falls River Greenway offers pedestrians, cyclists, and other trail users nearly 30 miles of total recreational trail opportunities. In 2015, six trail traffic counters were installed in strategic locations throughout the city’s main trail loop….

Working With Da Vinci To Be Better Surgeons

  With three to four arms, small pincers and a high definition camera, this machine looks like something out of a science fiction movie. But it’s actually helping doctors save patients lives and Thursday afternoon, students at O’Gorman High School got a hands on experience, using this machine. “The way you move it, it’s so smooth that it’s like easy…

Midco Aquatic Center’s First Swim Meet Is This Friday

SIOUX FALLS – Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announced the first swim meet at the Midco Aquatic Center, it will be held by the Sioux Falls Swim Team this Friday. The Sioux Falls Swim Team January Classic swim meet will kick off Friday, January 20, and run through Sunday, January 22, 2017. Teams from across South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa…

Caille Branch Library Grand Reopening And Ribbon Cutting

SIOUX FALLS  -While the Caille Branch Library has been open to customers the past several weeks, the formal reopening will be cause for celebration after a five-month closure for renovation.\ The public ribbon cutting ceremony is on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. This event will provide many Sioux Falls residents their first look at the completed $1.2 million…

From Mitchell To Uganda

DWU Students Work With Villages In Community Development

  For a handful of students at Dakota Wesleyan, their winter break was spent thousands of miles away… not on a vacation but on a special mission trip to Uganda.  For some, it was their first time leaving the country, for others it was not… but for all, it was an experience that they’ll cherish forever. “I… cried a little…