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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…

Bass Up 28: Communities Rally Behind Injured Football Player

HILLS, M.N.- It’s something every football player, coach and parent fears– a hit on the field that results in a serious injury. For a 17-year-old Hills Beaver Creek running back, that’s his reality. Two weeks ago, the athlete suffered a neck injury that’s left him partially paralyzed. Now his team, and surrounding communities, is coming to his side. This field…

Girl Scouts’ Day Of Play Encourages Kids To Get Active

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Girl Scouts are encouraging all kids to put down their devices this Saturday and join them for their annual Day of Play. Day of Play will go from 1-3 p.m. at the Sanford Field House in Sioux Falls on Saturday, September 23. The event is free and all kids are welcome, regardless of gender or age….

Golf Course Recruits High School Football Players For Help With Storm Damage

LAKE COUNTY, S.D. – Strong winds pummeled parts of the Sioux Empire Tuesday night. At a golf course in Lake County, trees were knocked down leaving branches and debris scattered. But in true small-town South Dakota fashion, an army of volunteers is helping clean up the mess, many of which, are used to working as a team. “About 11:15 p.m….

Beboppers Music Bus Holds Mobile Music Lessons In Renovated School Bus

HARRISBURG, S.D. – A magic school bus of sorts is now cruising around the Sioux Empire taking music education directly to some of the area’s youngest residents. Leah Roozeboom fired up the “Beboppers Music Bus” in Harrisburg this past July. Using a renovated school bus the program offers music appreciation classes for kids as young one-year-old to instrument classes through…

Parts Counter Trainee

Billion Auto

Job Description Join the Billion Automotive Team! Billion Automotive, a family owned business since 1935, has built its name and reputation on customer satisfaction. We are a growing multi-state organization with more than 25 locations in South Dakota, Iowa, and Montana. Billion Auto is seeking a full time Parts Counter Trainee to join our Parts Team! This is permanent entry-level…

Six-Acre Lot Zoning Change Reignites Controversy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Changes to a six-acre lot in northeastern Sioux Falls are once again being met with backlash. Last month, city council members voted to rezone the property near 6th and Bahnson from agriculture to what’s called “live and work.” Nearby residents tried to fight that change Tuesday night. A petition was filed before the council meeting for…

Updated Ordinance Makes It Easier To Euthanize ‘Vicious Animals’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that makes it easier for the city to euthanize pets that attack people, Tuesday night. Animal Control has said they’ve been worried about some of the animals they’re sending back home. So now, it all comes down to the definition of ‘vicious’. If a pet is deemed vicious,…

Mayors Big Sioux Water Summit

New partnerships are forming in an effort to clean up a South Dakota lifeline

Sediment and e-coli bacteria are two of the biggest challenges facing the Big Sioux River in South Dakota, according to Barry Berg, the Watershed Coordinator for the East Dakota Water Development District. Berg joined KDLT Monday morning in advance of the Big Sioux Water Summit Wednesday in Watertown. He discussed the partnerships forming to improve water quality and outlined why…

Tea Family Giving Bikes To Foster Families Through Triathlon Wins

TEA, S.D. – In a triathlon athletes are tasked with swimming, bicycling and running a variety of distances back to back. It can be grueling for adults, let alone kids. But one Tea family took on 7 youth triathlons this summer. While the sport is individual based, the siblings weren’t competing for themselves. They were competing for others in need….