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‘Food Truck Wednesday’ at Brandon Lutheran

BRANDON, S.D. – Around this time of year, we starting seeing more and more of those mobile restaurants that we all love–food trucks. Tonight, the Brandon Lutheran Church is hosting ‘Food Truck Wednesday,’ an event geared towards bringing the public together and strengthening the community. With over 7 food trucks including Berkes BBQ, Hunny & Bunny, Tasty Trolley, Papa Woody’s wood…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: The Disarmed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this weeks edition of ‘Sounds Of The Sioux Empire’, we introduce you to ‘The Disarmed.’ The band started when vocalist and guitarist Bobby Kooiman teamed up with drummer Zach Dresch roughly 5 years ago. Dresch and Kooiman later met bassist Doug Hair and guitarist Ben Gertner when all four were enrolled at the University of…

Spring Workouts for Summer Shape

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many of us are looking to get into shape, but don’t know where to begin. ‘Fit Chic’ and Co-Owner of CPM Fitness, Annie Mello, met up with KDLT’s Simon Floss and Karl Letsche to lend out the best spring-time workouts to get your body in summer shape. For more…

Election Recap With Dave Munson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The next mayor of Sioux Falls has been named. Paul TenHaken defeated Jolene Loetscher in the runoff election Tuesday night by over 8,000 votes. One of those who endorsed TenHaken, former Sioux Falls mayor Dave Munson, talked with KDLT’s Simon Floss recapping the election, comparing his time in office to the present, how the city has…

Polls Open For Runoff Mayoral Election; City Council

Next mayor and city council member to be decided today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The polls are now open to decide the next mayor and city council member of Sioux Falls. Jolene Loetscher and Paul TenHaken are the two remaining mayoral candidates and have been hitting the campaign trail hard in the weeks leading up to today’s election. City Council member Pat Starr and former mayoral candidate Greg Jamison, endorsers…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Jacob Lemme

Lemme Relishes In Varieties Of Music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this weeks edition of ‘Sounds Of The Sioux Empire’ we introduce you to Jacob Lemme. A Sioux Falls native, Lemme’s fascination came at the age of 7 when he got his first guitar. With influences like Beck, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and Radiohead, Lemme lives by the motto of never settling…

Chicken Keeping 101

'Fruit Of The Coop's' Stephanie Peterson to offer chicken keeping classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Chickens aren’t just on the farm anymore. Friends and neighbors are sharing eggs across backyard fences in towns throughout the Sioux Empire through the popular trend of ‘chicken keeping.’ KDLT’s Simon Floss went to Stephanie Peterson’s farm in Brandon to learn more about chicken keeping, the resurgence of buying local produce, and where to take chicken…

School Zone: Central Lyon

Hands-on programs and technological advancements teaching students in unique ways

ROCK RAPIDS, IA – Welcome to ‘School Zone.’ A new segment at KDLT News Today where we travel around to area schools and highlight cutting edge programs they have for their students. We kicked things off by heading east to Central Lyon High School in Rock Rapids. Through hands-on programs and advancements in technology, Central Lyon students are learning in…

Catch ‘Caberet’ At The Washington Pavilion

19th Season Of Performances Wraps Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2017-2018 performance series may be winding down, but many can’t wait for the upcoming year. The 19th season of performances the Mary W. Sommervold hall concludes with ‘Caberet,’ a fresh take on a classic production. KDLT’S Simon Floss met up with Assistant Manager of the Performing Arts Center at The Washington Pavilion Bob Wendland to…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Two White Squares

The Morrisons find time together through music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Any married couple with children knows it can be tough to find down time to spend together, but Matt and Amy Morrison have found a way. Matt, a pastor at Asbury United Methodist, said that in order to spend more time with Amy, a music instructor, she told him he’d need to “schedule a rehearsal.” While…

77th Annual El Riad Shrine Circus Comes To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting Thursday, the El Riad Shrine Circus returns to the Sioux Falls Arena in action packed fashion. The series of performances kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, with a second performance following that evening at 7:00 p.m. Those same showtimes carry over into Friday. You can catch the next round of shows at 10 a.m.,…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Ben Gertner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A new series we’re starting at KDLT that highlights local musicians and members of the arts scene, “Sound Of The Sioux Empire.” We start by introducing you to Ben Gertner. A lifelong Sioux Falls resident who got his start in music by taking piano lessons in 1st grade. From there, at the age of 13 Gertner…

Runoff Candidates Gearing Up For Another Election

Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher face off in upcoming runoff election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Late Tuesday night, we learned the two candidates who are inching closer to becoming the next Mayor of Sioux Falls. This morning, we learned how they’re preparing for another election. A runoff election between Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher will take place on May 1st after the field of candidates was trimmed from 6 to 2….

2018 Restaurant Week In DTSF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, DTSF Inc. has you covered. Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. is hosting the 8th annual ‘Restaurant Week,’ with 9 restaurants participating this year. KDLT’s Simon Floss and Tiffany Sommer stopped by ‘Ode To Food and Drink’ to find out what Chef Bob and Theresa Flannery-Kramer are cooking up…

Farming Through Prolonged Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  When winter weather lingers around, many of us grumble. However, for farmers in our region the prolonged cold can be devastating. KDLT’s Simon Floss and Photojournalist Grant Sweeter took a trip to John Hemmers farm in Moody County for a first hand look at how the unusually long lasting cold affects their day to day operations….