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New Goal for United Way Annual Campaign

This year's hope is to top $10 million to help fill the gap for much needed services in and around the Sioux Empire.

Olivia Essig from the United Way previews the September 12 announcement of this year’s fundraising goal for the organization. Last year, the Sioux Empire community helped the United Way fund more than $10 million in grants to dozens of organizations. Volunteers this year have gone through applications and determined where the funds are needed most, with a specific focus looking…

How Sioux Falls Teachers Are Making Each Day Count

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Teachers and administrators in the Sioux Falls School District are launching an initiative to boost student attendance as they kick off the 2017-18 school year. District officials say that good attendance is correlated with academic success, which is why they’re taking steps to make sure their students are in the classroom as much as possible. Watch the video…

3 New Home Decor Ideas To Try This Fall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many of us “fall” into the same old routine when it comes to decorating our homes for a new season, so the ladies at Conversation Piece in Sioux Falls are offering fresh ideas to switch up your style. Repurpose your Christmas tree- If you have an artificial tree packed away in your basement, bring it out early and spruce…

Adventures With Ahtra: Special Edition Hurricane Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every Friday, KDLT News Today uses “Adventures with Ahtra” to show viewers something new and exciting in their area but with our fellow Americans in Texas and Louisiana suffering through a natural disaster, we’re using this space to encourage people to help out. Organizations and businesses across South Dakota are getting creative and showing generosity for people affected…

KDLT Partners With Red Cross Dakota Region

Volunteer training, deployment, and other relief efforts to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are underway.

KDLT, along with our partners at Red River Broadcasting, are teaming up to help raise funds and resources for the Red Cross Dakota Region, as they work to assist in the recovery efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Jennifer Ross, Executive Director of the Red Cross in Eastern South Dakota, and Abbie Peterson VanConant, Chief Development Officer, joined us Friday morning on…

September’s 1st Friday Event

Downtown Sioux Falls is brimming with activity for the whole family at the start of the holiday weekend.

The revitalization of downtown Sioux Falls is fully on display to anyone who ventures into the heart of the city right now. New buildings are going up in nearly every direction, old buildings are being restored, store fronts once vacant are full again, and there are inviting aromas everywhere wafting out onto the sidewalk, giving passers-by just a small sample…

Golfer Kassidy Teare Makes Stop In Sioux Falls For GreatLIFE Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As the Symetra Tour prepares some of the best young female golfers for the LPGA, Kassidy Teare is making a name for herself as she stops in Sioux Falls for the GreatLIFE Challenge. At the young age of 23, Teare has already earned the 2016 title of Big West Player of the Year and holds the record of…

Sioux Falls Little League Welcome Home Celebration

A big crowd is expected for Tuesday night's free event at the Sanford Pentagon.

  As if their all-star season could have gotten much better, coming back bigger and stronger next year is now the goal for the Sioux Falls Little League. The first-year program had the team playing earlier this month in the national Little League World Championships. We talked with players Leo Hueners and Bennett Dannenbring, and coach, Travis Eastman, on KDLT…

Giveback Giveaway

Two local businesses, both voted among Sioux Falls' "Best Of", Share the Love

There is a lot of competition (and camaraderie) when it comes to great local small businesses. Look no further than Tuesday’s guests for a great example of that. To say ‘thank you’ for voting each of them among Sioux Falls best, Filly Flair and Suntan City are teaming up to give back to their loyal fans and customers. Details on…

Beauty and the Beast Extreme Rodeo Challenge

Annual event helps fund programming at McCrossan Boys Ranch

Thousands are expected for the 11th Annual Extreme Rodeo Challenge to benefit McCrossan Boys Ranch outside of Sioux Falls this Saturday, August 26. All are welcome, and tickets can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. More details are included in the video above. The rodeo helps to fund programming for dozens of at-risk teen boys every…

5 Simple And Healthy School Lunch Ideas To Try This Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As parents prepare for crammed school nights and busy mornings, Chef Scott Teal from Hy-Vee is offering a few creative ways to make preparing lunches quick and easy. Keeping lunches healthy and colorful is key. As a dad, Chef Teal knows green is a big no-no for kids! He suggests avoiding green vegetables and packing colorful bell peppers. When…

5th Grader Uses Art Contest To Help Other Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The winner of a t-shirt design contest is helping the organization that gave him the opportunity to express himself. The Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire partnered with Scratchpad Tees to hold an art contest for kids to design a t-shirt with part of the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club. They chose Roni, who…

Hundreds Of Local Women Unite To Fund Mental Health Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. Sioux Empire United Way is using their annual WomenUnite Event to fund mental health programs for children in public schools. For 12 years, this event has been connecting women with causes in their communities. This year, the event will address mental health needs for local students. The WomenUnite luncheon will be on Wednesday, August 16 from 11:30 a.m….