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SFPD Wins Record Breaking Year For “Heroes Behind The Badge” Blood Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a record-breaking year for a special blood drive in Sioux Falls. Officials at the Community Blood Bank say the “Heroes Behind the Badges” event collected more than a 1,000 donations this year. The contest between Sioux Falls Police and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has been held for 22 years. Members of the public could…

ICYMI: 2018 Burger Battle

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Downtown Sioux Falls Inc.’s Vaney Hirari joins KDLT’s Simon Floss highlighting the first week of competition for the 5th annual 2018 Burger Battle. The competition features six Sioux Falls restaurants. Tommy Jacks Pub, The Market, PAve, Ode To Food and Drink, and JL Beers are all competing this year. They will be graded by the customers, who…

“Miss Mac” Awarded After 50 Years Of Service

"Miss Mac" Awarded After 50 Years Of Service

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average worker stays at a job fewer than five years. A Sioux Falls elementary school teacher is proving to be anything but typical after educating for five decades in the same place. Her school gave her a celebration worthy of the time she’s put in and they managed to…

New Updates In Sioux Falls Double Murder

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Two men were found shot last Friday morning after Sioux Falls police responded to the scene outside an apartment building off of West Rice Street. The victims are 28-year-old Samuel Louis Crockett and 30-year-old Corey James Zephier.  Zephier died at the scene while Crockett died after being taken to the hospital.  Police believe this was a drug…

Out and About: What’s Happening the Week of January 8th

From a Wild Game Feed for a good cause to yoga at a brewery, you have to check out these events

Addie Graham-Kramer, president of The Event Company, sits down with KDLT’s Carleen Wild and Simon Floss to highlight local events this week from Watertown to Harrisburg and everywhere in between. For more on the events, click on the interview above or each of the events below! Monday, January 8th – 212’s 10th Annual Wild Game Feed in Brandon Wednesday, January…

A Winter Method To Prevent Stolen Cars

  Sioux Falls, S.D.- “If you leave the car keys in the vehicle, in the ignition and leave the car unlocked.  I mean anybody can hop in and take it,” says Audio Playground owner Patty Meyer. It’s a common thing to do in the winter.  It’s cold outside, and you leave your car to warm up. But there’s been a…

Swamp Daddy’s Opens Downtown Restaurant

Sioux Falls, S.D.- A popular Louisiana-based eatery is making its return to Sioux Falls. Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen officially opened their storefront today. The restaurant is located off of north Phillips avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. The popular eatery began as a food truck many years ago, and the new restaurant space is designed to replicate that same small and intimate…

Two Dead In Sioux Falls Shooting

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Police are investigating after a shocking morning in northern Sioux Falls. Two men were killed in a shooting outside of an apartment complex. Police have not named any suspects, however they are searching for two persons of interest. Those two people are 34-year-old Manuel Jesus Frias… and 27-year-old Maria Shantel LeClaire. Police believe both have information on…

Frosty Frolics Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has no shortage of fun winter activities. This weekend is the 30th annual Frosty Frolics Weekend put on by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. A wide variety of free Winter hobbies are available for the public to enjoy. Tube for $5 at Great Bear Recreation Park this afternoon and evening from…

Two Dead After Friday Morning Shooting

Police Confirm to KDLT News Shots Were Fired in Northern Sioux Falls

***10:30 AM UPDATE*** SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are investigating a fatal shooting that killed two men early Friday morning. At around 5:30 a.m. police were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 700 block of West Rice Street after reports of gun shots. Police say two men in their twenties have died from gun shot wounds….

Harrisburg Teacher Surprised With Prestigious Award At School Assembly

HARRISBURG, S.D. – It was a secret kept from the entire school and a surprise of a lifetime for one Sioux Empire teacher. She didn’t realize she would be the center of attention at Harrisburg South Middle School today. Math teacher Carla Diede was announced the winner of the Milken Award, also known as the Oscars of teaching. Students and staff…

Someone You Should Know: A Home Away From Home

Family goes above and beyond for junior hockey players

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, from Labor Day to Mother’s Day, a Sioux Falls family gets a little bigger.  They take in teenage boys who are pursuing their dreams of playing professional hockey.  What they give the boys goes beyond room and board. If it’s Tuesday, it’s taco night in the Severson household.  The weekly tradition is anything but…

Samaritan’s Feet Distributes First Shoes of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The nonprofit organization, Samaritan’s Feet held the first shoe distribution of the year at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House for their 2018 National Day of Service Campaign in Sioux Falls. Three hundred people received not only new shoes, but something a little more personal. Buckets of soapy water and towels were supplied to volunteers to wash the guests…

Sioux Empire Boys & Girls Clubs Kick Off New “Around The Table” Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With busy schedules, sitting down at the dinner table is the only time that some families get to spend together. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire wants to make tables more of a special symbol for children. They are kicking off 2018 with a new “Around the Table” initiative. Billy Mawhiney with the Boys &…