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Serving Up Springtime At Crave

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The best restaurants in Sioux Falls are serving up their best for the Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week. Crave is staying busy with reservations as guests try their limited edition menu. Head Chef Alex from Crave says even though Crave is a chain, he still got to design every recipe for Restaurant Week. He says he was inspired…

Man Accused Of Using Belt On Girl Who Refused To Do Laundry

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A 42-year-old Sioux City man has been accused of using a belt on his daughter after she refused to do laundry. Court records say Ricardo Cordova-Larios is charged with child endangerment causing injury. He was arrested Sunday. Jail records show he remained in custody Wednesday. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call from The Associated…

Avera Health Announces Largest Building Project in Sioux Falls History

Avera Health will begin construction this fall on $174 million worth of projects.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Avera Health will start building a new health campus at 69th Street and Louise Avenue this fall making it the largest building project in Sioux Falls’ history. The Avera on Louise Health Campus will be a walk-able, consumer-friendly campus constructed on 82 acres in southwest Sioux Falls. “This is a glorious day, almost as glorious as…

From 80s to Snow Within Two Days

While It May Have Caught Some Off Guard, It Isn't Unheard Of

We are nearing Easter Sunday, not to mention we are nearing the middle of April. Despite the fact that the actual middle of April is a couple of days away, we kicked off the week leading up to it with snow falling across portions of the Sioux Empire. This coming two days after the same area recorded temperatures in the upper…

Prairie Berry Adds Local Touch To European Cuisine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Though they’re best known for their fine wines and craft beers, Prairie Berry East Bank is showing off their culinary skills for Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week. With a choice of either French or Spanish cuisine on their Restaurant Week menu, the chefs at Prairie Berry still manage to locally source most of their ingredients. Chef Mark…

Airman Receives Degree Before Deployment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today marks a special day that one South Dakota man didn’t think he would be able to see.  An Airman from the 114th Fighter Wing who is deploying soon thought he was going to miss his graduation, but the university held a special graduation ceremony for the Airman today at Joe Foss Field. There’s a sense…

The Market Reveals Spanish-Inspired Menu For Restaurant Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week is in full swing as the top restaurants in downtown show off their best items for their limited edition menus. The Market’s Restaurant Week menu was inspired by a picture of Spanish pozole, according to their head chef. Chef Greg Springer from The Market says the dishes incorporate a unique blend of spices…

United Express Lambasted Over Man Dragged Off Plane

CHICAGO (AP) – The treatment of the passenger dragged off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has prompted outrage and scorn on social media. The incident risks a backlash against United from passengers who could boycott the airline as the busy summer travel season is about to begin. For Chicago, it is another public relations nightmare…

Little Girl Wants Picture Of Tooth Fairy

A Canton girl is proud of her offerings to the tooth fairy, but now she wants more out of the deal than just the money. 7-year-old Kambree just lost a tooth Monday at school.  The note she wrote to the tooth fairy reads, in her own spelling of course, “Dear tooth fairy, I like when I lose teeth.  This is…

Drier Start To Spring Not Dampening Farmers’ Spirits

BRIDGEWATER, S.D. – We’ve seen a mix of rain and snow today but the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said recent months have been below normal for precipitation.  Planting season for farmers is just around the corner and some areas have seen a shortage of more than 2″ of precipitation for the year. Weather experts said the reason we haven’t…

A Taste Of Ode To Food And Drinks’ Restaurant Week Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Some of the most popular restaurants in Downtown Sioux Falls are showing off their top food selections for Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant will feature a menu offering three courses for $30 per person, before tip. Ode to Food and Drinks stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to show off their special menu. Chef Bob says when he…

Embe’s “Tribute To Women” Honors Local Leadership

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It all started as a luncheon back in 1974 to honor female leaders and now, 44 years later, Embe’s annual Tribute to Women is one of the biggest celebrations of local leadership in Sioux Falls. Their event on Thursday, April 13 will recognize 64 nominees and announce the winners of awards in business, philanthropy and public service….

Shining A Light On The Sexual Abuse Problem

FBI: South Dakota Ranks Second In U.S. In Reported Rapes Per Capita

Advocates for victims of rape work year-round to shed light on the abuse. This month, however, there’s an even bigger focus. April is dedicated to sexual abuse awareness. On Thursday, Sioux Falls Police arrested Mark Diede, 39, for allegedly molesting two young girls. Michelle Markgraf, Executive Director with The Compass Center, an abuse counseling resource, said the state has a…

Adventures With Ahtra: Lifting With USD Football

VERMILLION, S.D.- Few people take weight lifting more seriously than the strength and conditioning coaches for the USD football team. Even during the off-season, they keep their players working hard. The Coyotes starting quarterback, Chris Streveler says he’s never seen a team work as hard as they do during the off-season, or “spring ball.” Streveler says he’s thrilled with the…

Downtown Sioux Falls Kicks Off Restaurant Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls will be filled with excitement all day Friday as April’s “First Friday” kicks off Restaurant Week. Businesses and restaurants throughout downtown are holding sales and special events for a night of shopping, art and entertainment. Downtown Sioux Falls Restaurant Week will run April 7-15, with 10 different restaurants participating. Each restaurant will offer a special three-course…

Snakes on a Leash? Pet Owner Confused After Being Cited for Pet Snakes “Running At Large”

Kimball says the ordinance leaves him a bit confused

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When we’re out and about with our pets, most owners know they need to have their furry friends wear a leash. But what about animals you wouldn’t think to put a leash on? A Sioux Falls man says he’s now fighting the city after receiving nearly $200 in fines this weekend for his pet snakes. Jerry Kimball…

Senate Chooses “Nuclear Option” For Gorsuch Appointment

Instead Of Traditional 60 Vote Requirement, Simple Majority Appoints Gorsuch

Despite heated debate in the United States senate, the Supreme Court appointment process took a historic turn. The Republican majority voted to take the “nuclear option,” which paves the way for a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch. Now, a simple majority of 51 votes confirms Gorsuch rather than the traditional 60 votes, or three-fifth majority. South Dakota State Political Science…