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2 Robberies In 2 Days: SF Police Give Advice On What To Do In Scary Situations

"Do what you're asked," said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens.

In less than a week, two people have become victims of alarming robberies on the streets of northeast Sioux Falls. They happened less than two miles and a day apart. The most recent took place on Friday just before 8:30 p.m. Police say the victim was walking near East 4th Street and North Sherman Avenue when two men got out…

Two People Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash In Western Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two people were injured following a crash in western Sioux Falls Monday morning. The crash happened near 22nd Street and Kiwanis Avenue at around 11 o’clock. Police say a truck pulling a trailer was headed north on Kiwanis when a tan Buick turning south from 22nd Street pulled out in front of the truck. Police says…

LGBTQ Community Reacts After Film Showcasing Same-Gender Crush Goes Viral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-What started as a class project for two Florida students has become a social media sensation. A short animated film about a same-gender crush has gone viral. With nearly 20 million views on YouTube, the film is also getting attention from viewers in the Sioux empire. “The video was very heart warming, I think it’s a feeling that…

Back-To-School: Choosing A Pack That Won’t Break Your Back

With school starting up in less than a month, it’s time to think about back-to-school shopping. Backpacks are probably the most expensive items on the list, but one Sioux Falls Chiropractor says you typically get what you pay for. KDLT’s Jill Johnson has tips on how to find one that fits properly, and how to wear it correctly. High School…

FULL STORY: After Recent Complaints, Police Remind Haulers To Secure Their Loads

Police are reminding residents and hauling companies to secure their loads while driving after receiving recent complaints in Sioux Falls. They say if they catch you improperly hauling trash, you could drive away with a $120 citation. There may be another fine if you’re in violation at the landfill. Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill Superintendent Dustin Hansen said, “From tires…

FULL STORY: Lloyd Companies To Help City Build $43.5 Million Project In Uptown Sioux Falls

The Uptown area in downtown Sioux Falls will soon be getting a facelift. With the help of Lloyd Companies, the city plans to redevelop even more land near the entrance to Falls Park. It comes with a $43.5 million price tag. It’s been more than a decade since the area near 2nd Street and Phillips Avenue served as a salvage…

FULL STORY: Sioux Falls Woman Shares ‘Bad Feeling’ About Suspicious Man At Empire Mall

Facebook Posts About Several Encounters Going Viral

Several people are sharing the same warning to others on Facebook. The posts describe encounters with what appears to the be the same man hanging out in and around the Empire Mall. Both strange and scary, the posts are now going viral. “I had a really, really bad feeling about it.” Taelyn Phillips says she was at the Empire Mall…

Midco Aquatic Center Hosting Division I Championships In 2018

IUPUI's Departure From Summit League Brings Event To Sioux Falls

The Midco Aquatic Center announced Thursday that it will be hosting its first Division I event as early as next year. The men and women’s Summit League Swimming & Diving Championships will take place in Sioux Falls on Feb. 14-18. Before the Midco Aquatic Center was even built, city officials dreamed of hosting a Division I event there. “You spend…

SF School District Recruits Adorable Kids To Tackle Attendance Issues In PSA Campaign

The Sioux Falls School District is getting creative to get kids to go to school. Using advertisements featuring children, the district has created a campaign called ‘Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.’ Their goal is to increase student attendance by five percent by 20-20. Dressed as teachers, complete with either a blouse or a sweater vest and glasses, the Sioux…

Life Of A Wild Water West Lifeguard: Not A Walk In The Park

Lifeguard Go Through Hours Of Training, Audits Once A Month

With up to 250,000 visitors every season, Wild Water West trains 60 to 70  lifeguards each summer. While the perception is that lifeguards have a relaxing job, it’s anything but. They go through hours of training, and are audited once a month. On Monday, they received their first one of the season. Sadie Swier grew up going to Wild Water…

Don’t Worry Just Yet Garth Fans: Tickets, Hotel Rooms Still Available

Garth Brooks has added one more show in Sioux Falls for his ‘World Tour’ with Trisha Yearwood. This is the seventh show announced at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, since the first tickets went on sale on Friday morning. More shows means more money and people coming into the city, but is there enough room? “We started to see some…

Teen Scammed Out Of $400 Over Craigslist Ad Offering Dogs For Sale

Police are warning residents to do their homework after a Sioux Falls teen was scammed on Craigslist. Police say a 17-year-old answered an advertisement from a person in Maryland selling two purebred Siberian Huskies for $200 each. The teen wired the $400 to the seller, and became suspicious when the seller asked for more money. Police say the teen reported…

SF Police Arrest Man After Pulling Him From Big Sioux River

Sioux Falls Police say they had to rescue a man, who they believe was on drugs, from the Big Sioux River on Saturday. Thirty-seven-year-old Marlin Siers was arrested for disorderly conduct and ingesting. Police say they were called to 14th Street and 1st Avenue just before 8-30 for a man yelling at people and walking in the streets. They say…

SF Police: Alcohol, Drugs Don’t Appear To Be Factor In Car Vs. Apartment Crash

Police say no one was injured after a car crashed into a Sioux Falls apartment building late Sunday night causing around $15,000 in damage. According to police, the crash happened at around 11 p.m. Police say a 41-year-old man was driving north on West Avenue when he failed to make a left hand turn onto 44th Street. They say the…

No Injuries Reported In Late Night House Fire

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a fire at 330 North Spring Avenue shortly after 10:30 Sunday night. First-arriving crews found a dumpster fire located close to the building causing an exterior corner of the building to catch fire. All residents of the building were evacuated. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews searched…

Crooks Gun Club Searching For Youth As Members Age

The Crooks Gun Club says there was a time when thousands of people would participate in local trap shooting tournaments. But, throughout the years, those numbers have dwindled. The club is now looking to gain interest by recruiting more youth to the sport. Chris Erickson says a friend got him into trap shooting years ago. “He says ‘you like to…

A Crowded Market: How Grocery Stores Are Trying To Stay Relevant

There are a lot of options in Sioux Falls when it comes to buying groceries, sometimes it seems like too many. Among many others, Hy-Vee, Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Target are trying to thrive in a very crowded market. They’re all competing against the ecommerce giant Amazon. But that’s good news for shoppers as retailers are lowering prices…

USGS Helps Create New Drought Monitor, Looks At Faster Moving Conditions

South Dakota and much of the Northern Great Plains are going through a drought; conditions that developed strong and fast. While federal and state agencies rely on the U.S. Drought Monitor to manage those conditions, the US. Geological Survey’s Center is developing a new system to help them see and respond to changes faster. “We see dryer conditions later in…