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Gov. Daugaard Declares May 6-12 National Travel & Tourism Week in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed this week “National Travel and Tourism Week.” The Governor celebrated one of South Dakota’s top industries today at the Sioux Falls Convention Center with state Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen. Officials say nearly 14 million visitors spent $4 billion in South Dakota in 2017. They are also optimistic about…

Housing Demand Soars in Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking to sell your home, real estate agents say there’s never been a better time to cash in. There’s a strong demand for homes in the Sioux Empire and houses are sometimes selling before there’s even a chance to list them. You may have seen this plane flying around over the weekend. Amy Stockberger,…

Prayer Bus Tour Brings Awareness to Different Cultures in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-There are people from over 100 different countries living in Sioux Falls and several organizations want to bring awareness to the different cultures. The Multi-cultural Center along with Presentation Sisters and Pax Christi held their second Prayer Bus Tour of the year. On these trips people learn about different cultures, such as Ukraine, Armenia and Turkey. You don’t…

Artists Show Off New Sculptures for 2018 SculptureWalk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s a new year of sculptures. 56 of them were installed in Downtown Sioux Falls Saturday morning for the annual SculptureWalk. The sculptures are incredible to look at, but have you ever wondered who the artists behind the sculptures are? Artists waited patiently to see their sculptures go up and now they’re ready to show them off to the…

BIG Event Helps Girl Scouts Gain Confidence in STEM Fields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons celebrated their “BIG” Event Saturday, for “Believe In Girls.” The event introduces Girl Scouts to many industries in the STEM field, which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. BIG events offer hands-on and minds-on interactive activities and booths for Girl Scouts to explore. Organizers say the idea behind it is to boost…

South Dakota Schools Celebrate ‘School Lunch Hero Day’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-   Lunch is an important part of a child’s school day. School districts across South Dakota strive to serve nutritious meals, but they aren’t able to do this without the help of all their school nutrition professionals. This is why today they are honoring these people as a part of ‘School Lunch Hero Day.’ Lunch time at John…

Spike in Bug-borne Diseases in U.S.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Soon we’ll start to see a lot more bugs out like mosquitoes and ticks. We always try to avoid them, but it’s especially important to stay away this year. According to the CDC, more and more people are being infected by deadly diseases these insects can carry. The City of Sioux Falls Environmental Health Division wants people…

Lennox Student Advances in Google Art Contest

LENNOX, S.D. — Google constantly changes its homepage with new artwork. Sometimes it honors notable public figures. Soon it could show off the hard work of a South Dakota sixth grader. Thursday afternoon was a big moment for 11 year old Kathryn Loewe from Lennox. She’s advancing in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest as the representative from South Dakota. “It…

Lennox 6th Grader Advances in Doodle 4 Google Art Contest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Google constantly changes its homepage with new artwork. Sometimes it honors notable public figures, but soon it could show off the hard work of a South Dakota sixth grader. 11-year-old Kathryn Loewe from Lennox is advancing in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest as the representative from South Dakota. US Senator Mike Rounds and representatives from…

Mayor Mike Huether Announces Top 10 Wins in Office

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Mayor Mike Huether has less than two weeks left serving as Mayor in Sioux Falls, but he has memories that always stick with him. On Thursday morning, Mayor Huether announced his “Top 10 Wins” over his eight years serving as Mayor. These include the city’s responses to extreme weather and lowering the debt per capita. The…

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. …

Sioux Falls Run-Off Election Results Coming in

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Election results are coming in Tuesday night from the city’s run-off election. KDLT has crews with Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher and we’ll hear from both candidates tonight LIVE on KDLT News at 10:00. Be sure to tune in. To watch the results you can visit the city’s website, or tune in to KDLT-TV.

Kayaker Rescued From Big Sioux River Sunday

Minnehaha County Fire Chiefs Assn. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A woman was rescued from the Big Sioux River Sunday after her kayak overturned in the water. Multiple agencies responded to the scene early Sunday afternoon near Highway 42 and Riverview Avenue on the east side. Initial reports said the woman’s kayak overturned and she was holding on to some branches…

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to 25 Years on Meth Charge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls man who was convicted of dealing methamphetamine has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old Jaunte Berry pleaded guilty in October to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth. Authorities say Berry mailed several pounds of meth and marijuana from Sacramento, California, to Sioux Falls. A search…

Lake Area Tech Student Arrested for Making School Shooting Threats

WATERTOWN, S.D. – (From Codington Co. Sheriff) Sheriff Brad Howell reports that on 4-27-18 at approximately 11:10 am, the Codington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an individual making threats of a school shooting via social media. This message included pictures of ammunition. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly identified the suspect, Cory Walter, 20, as a student at Lake Area Tech….

Pair To Wear Duct Tape Outfits to Prom

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Saturday night, many Sioux Falls students will put on their best dancing shoes and head to Roosevelt High School’s senior prom. However, one perfect pair may have figured out a way to possibly get paid for attending prom. There’s just one twist.   It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, these two teenagers…