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Mayor Huether Suggests Casual Days For Garth Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Mayor Mike Huether is getting in the country spirit and he’s asking others do the same. The Mayor suggested Sioux Falls businesses designate the next two Fridays as “casual days” for staff and have employees wear cowboy boots, hats, and jeans to work. City employees also might be seen wearing their hats and boots these two…

Adventures With Ahtra: Cirque Italia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Performers from around the world are bringing their acts to Sioux Falls in Cirque Italia’s Water Circus. Located at the Empire Mall parking lot near JCPenney, shows will be at 7:30 on Friday; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 on Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 on Sunday. Watch the video above to see a preview of the performance! Cirque…

Tri-Valley School District Walks Back Offer

The superintendent sent a letter to home-school parents offering a free laptop

COLTON, S.D. – A letter sent out by the Tri-Valley School District is creating some backlash. The district invited home-school students to attend school in the district for one day, Sept. 29. In the letter, Superintendent Mike Lomdel said school districts in South Dakota receive funding based on the number of students enrolled in the district on that date. The…

State Fishing License Numbers Are Down

GFP says conflict over public water and private landowners is playing a part

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been nearly 6 months since a controversial issue between fishermen and private land owners came to a head. The state closed off people’s access to public waters on private land. Then, in June, Governor Dennis Daugaard held a special legislative session, and a decision was made to open the lakes back up. But the flip…

Inside Parts Sales Representative (Parts Counter)

Billion Automotive

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 Inside Parts Sales Representative to join our Parts Team! Duties: –Assisting customers with automotive parts…

Someone You Should Know: A Day In The Life Of Sen. John Thune

WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Dakota senator John Thune is no stranger to the national spotlight. The Murdo native can be seen on the frontlines of major legislation coming down from Capitol Hill. An office in the Dirksen Senate building in our nation’s capitol is the central hub for the third-ranking Republican. But for Thune, it’s still missing something. “This is…

4th Largest Ice Fishing Show Coming To Sioux Falls Arena

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While we are still enjoying that late-summer heat, tourism officials have their eyes set on an entirely different season and the activities that go along with it. It was announced today the 9th annual Dakota Angler’s Ice institute will take over the Sioux Falls arena this year. The institute features the latest and greatest in the…

Sioux Empire United Way Aims To Raise $10M For Mental Health Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly 80 percent of local children in need of mental health services won’t receive them. That’s why the Sioux Empire United Way is dedicating their yearly initiative to providing local kids with access to mental health care. This morning the United Way announced their goal to raise over $10 million to fund their program called “Path,”…

“That Was the Worst Day of My Life”

KDLT's Rebecca David and her father share their unique perspective on 9/11

Born in a refugee camp in Uganda, Rebecca David, a reporter with KDLT, never knew her father. He had left the family three months before her birth to try and find a way out of the camp, and their civil war-torn home country of South Sudan. His dream for them all was refuge in the United States. But the week…

Group Looks To Build City’s First Concrete Skate Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Right now, there are two skate parks within the city of Sioux Falls; Drake Springs Park and Kuehn Park. But a group of skate boarders are looking to build a third, saying the two aren’t meeting the demands of those traveling on wheels. “The existing parks in Sioux Falls were maybe afterthoughts,” says Jeff Zueger. Growing…

Saturday: Third Annual Step Up For Heroes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A special event returns to the Sioux Empire to honor the bravery and sacrifice of first responders on 9/11. The third annual “Step Up for Heroes” stair climb takes place this weekend. Firefighters Jon Sanders and Kirk Rangel joins us today to tell us more.

South Dakota Takes Part In Race For The Cure

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As South Dakota ranks second among states with the highest number of breast cancer diagnoses, a local race is raising money to find a cure. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series will be making a stop in South Dakota on Sunday, September 24. Registration begins at 7 a.m at Falls Park in Sioux Falls. Runners…