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Safety Tips For Paddlers From An Instructor: ‘Everyone will swim at one point or another’

We first told you about a water rescue at Wall Lake Tuesday. A camp counselor was kayaking, when authorities say the kayak took on water. The group she was with called 911 when they couldn’t see her. She was found in the water a short time later uninjured. Authorities say the life jacket she was wearing possibly prevented a tragedy…

SF Animal Control Asks Residents To Vaccinate Pets: ‘The chances of recovering from rabies are slim’

Sioux Falls Animal Control wants to remind residents to go to the vet and vaccinate their pets for rabies. They say they’ve had concerns recently about whether pets that have been bitten by wild animals were protected against the disease. Animal Control Supervisor Julie DeJong said, “As the weather warms up, people are outside more with their pets, they’re taking…

Church Sign Changed After Members Show Support For LGBT Community

Church Minister: 'Loving Someone Is Not Wrong'

As thousands of people marched for pride across the country on Sunday, a Sioux Falls church says someone used the sign outside of their building to spread a different message. After showing their support for the LGBT Community, their sign was changed. ‘Love Everyone’. These are the words that decorate the sign in front of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church…

Inclement Weather Closes Outdoor Pools In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.: The City of Sioux Falls has announced that all Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation outdoor aquatic facilities will be closed Monday, June 12, due to inclement weather. Those facilities are located at: Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center—301 South Fairfax Avenue Frank Olson Pool—4101 East 16th Street Kuehn Park Pool—2309 Kuehn Park Road Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center—3401 East…

FULL STORY: 49th Street Re-Opens Wednesday, Traffic Switches To West Side Of Louise Avenue

The first of three phases in one of the largest construction projects taking place in Sioux Falls is complete. The good news: West 49th Street, just south of Louise Avenue, will soon be open to traffic. The bad news: the businesses on the east side of Louise will see more of an impact. Before your evening commute, West 49th Street…

With Community’s Help, Business Owner Tracks Down Stolen Bike Suspect

Sioux Falls Police Encourage Residents To Register Their Bikes

Sioux Falls Police receive a lot of stolen bike reports this time of year, but this time it was from a Sioux Falls business. And the owner is not only getting his stolen bike back, but justice after the community helped him track down the suspect. “I knew when the bike left I was getting it back,” said Two Wheeler…

Despite Security Guards And Cameras, Vandals Strike Outdoor Campus Again

Outdoor Campus Director After Vandalism: 'We don't let it slow us down.'

The Outdoor Campus in southwest Sioux Falls has been vandalized again. Officials say it happened sometime overnight. Neither their security guards or their cameras were able to catch the vandals in action. The Outdoor Campus is no stranger to vandalism. Back in July of 2015, their boat shed was set on fire. They lost more than $25,000 in canoes, kayaks,…

Sioux Falls School District Out For The Summer, But Meals Don’t Stop

The Sioux Falls School District serves around 15,000 meals to students every day throughout the school year. But what happens Monday when kids are out of class for the summer? For decades, the district has been providing summer meals to students when they may not otherwise have one. It’s the last day of school at Hayward Elementary in Sioux Falls….

Empire Mall Taking Advantage Of Construction Traffic, Leasing Parking Lot To Food Trucks

The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls has some new tenants for the summer. As part of a pilot project, the mall is leasing some spots in their parking lot to food trucks. If all goes well they hope to make this an annual thing. “It’s about attracting a new crowd, a different crowd, a bigger crowd,” said The Empire Mall…

FULL STORY: Employee Finds Card Skimmer Inside Pump At Sioux Falls Gas Station

Police are asking people to check their credit card statements for fraudulent charges after a skimmer was found on a Sioux Falls gas pump. A vigilant employee discovered the skimmer at a gas station on the northeast side of the city. But would you as a customer know what to look for? KDLT’s Jill Johnson took us to the streets…

Organization Helping Others Through Unique Type Of Giving

$160,000 Raised For Children In Ethiopia By Harvesting Donated Land

A nonprofit organization in Sioux Falls is coming up with unique ways to raise money to help others. Kingdom Capital Fund specializes in growing and multiplying assets for the benefit of ministry work.  Their latest endeavor helped raise $160,000 for children overseas. “It was a shock. Children were living without proper food, certainly no good water.” It was ten years…

Two Cars, Building Struck In Overnight Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Sioux Falls Police were called to the area of 11th Street and Summit Ave at around 10:15 Sunday night for reports of gunshots. When officers arrived, they were able to locate a number of shell casings. Upon further investigation, two parked cars and one building were struck by bullets. The Sioux Falls Police Department Crime Lab responded to…

Police On National Missing Children’s Day: ‘We’re… going to do what we can to find the kids’

South Dakota is recognizing National Missing Children’s Day. State officials are asking parents to look at ways to keep their children safe. Sioux Falls Police say they get hundreds of reports each year. While most of them are runaways, they take plenty of calls regarding children who want and need to be found. “If it’s a runaway or a missing…

SF Business Will Concede To City In Mural Dispute With ‘Painting Party’

A Sioux Falls business will be holding a ‘painting party’ after the city says the mural on the side of their building is against city code. The owner of Elegant Mommy says she tried to resolve the problem, but has no choice but to concede to the city. ‘Elegant Mommy’ has been operating out of the location on West 37th…

‘See Something, Say Something’: Superintendent’s Message Following Threat At WHS

Sioux Falls Police Deem Threat Made By Student Not Credible

There was extra police presence at Washington High School in Sioux Falls Monday morning following a possible threat made by a student last week. Police say other students became worried after they overheard the teen talking about shooting up the school. As kids were arriving at school on Monday, Sioux Falls Police had extra officers at Washington High School. They…

School To Resume As Normal After Social Media Threat

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Washington High School is to resume normal scheduled hours after a threat was posted on social media over the weekend. The student responsible for the social media threat has been identified and interview by the Sioux Falls Police. Authorities believe the threat is no longer valid. A sophomore at Washington High School says, “I didn’t hear…

Minnehaha Co. Sheriff’s Office Sees ‘Cases And Cases’ Of Sexting In Schools: ‘It’s almost becoming problematic.’

Following the arrest of an 18-year-old Baltic man this week, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is warning teenagers about the dangers of social media. The Sheriff’s Office says it’s not unusual for them to deal with extortion cases involving nude photos and teens. “Be aware that it can be very harmful if you send pictures of yourself to somebody and…