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Harrisburg SRO Surprised with School Resource Officer of the Year Award

HARRISBURG, S.D. This week is National Police Week, a week set aside each year to recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement. However a school resource officer in Harrisburg is getting a little extra recognition. School Resource Officer Travis Johns was told there would be an assembly in the Harrisburg High School gym Tuesday afternoon. He showed up only…

Tickets For Sanford International Release Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The opportunity to attend a once in a lifetime golf tournament in Sioux Falls starts today. Tickets go on sale for The Sanford International presented by Cambria today at 10:00 a.m. The tournament comes to the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls September 17th and concludes the 23rd. KDLT’s Simon Floss talked with Tournament Director Greg…

How Long Until Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Shows Up In Neighboring Communities?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On Wednesday the South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced that for the first time ever, a devastating insect has been found in South Dakota. Scientists confirmed an infestation of the Emerald Asher Borer in northern Sioux Falls. As of this weekend, about 250 trees have been affected. The insect is considered an invasive species; however the…

Say Goodbye to “Classrooms” – Harrisburg To Expand Personalized Learning

HARRISBURG, S.D. – It’s a challenge parents and teachers sometimes face. Imagine your child is in the fourth grade. However, they may read at a third grade level but do fifth grade-level math. What do you do when a one-size-fits-all classroom doesn’t work for your child? An elementary school in Harrisburg thinks they’ve crafted a solution that’s remixing learning. KDLT’s…

Experts Address Emerald Ash Borer Questions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Residents in Sioux Falls are acting quickly to get their questions answered about the Emerald Ash Borer. More than 100 people attended a forum Thursday to address the issue. It was standing room only at the EAB forum at the Outdoor Campus. A representative with the city led the meeting along with SDSU professor John Ball…

Officials Host Ribbon Cutting For New City Center

SIOUX FALLS — Officials are celebrating the addition of a new downtown Sioux Falls building that will house five city departments. Mayor Mike Huether broke out the scissors for Thursday’s ribbon cutting at the brand new city center. The three-story building will centralize some of the city’s services, including licensing, parks and rec, planning and building, and public works. Officials…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s Small Business Man of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Small businesses account for 96 percent of all businesses in the state of South Dakota, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Growing up, Kevin Nyberg watched and helped his dad open his small business, the first ACE Hardware in Sioux Falls….

Students Remember Retired Brandon Valley Teacher Killed in Triple Murder-Suicide

BRANDON, S.D. – The Brandon, South Dakota community is remembering 70-year-old Dan Murphy. Police in Maryland say he was the victim of a triple murder-suicide on Monday. Murphy was an employee in the Brandon Valley School District from 1969 to 2004. This news comes on Teacher Appreciation Week. KDLT’s Allison Royal takes us to Brandon where students are remembering one…

Police Searching for Three Teen Vandalism Suspects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police are asking for your help to identify three vandalism suspects. Police say the suspects are teenagers, but they caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to a popular Sioux Falls business in just a matter of minutes. Todd Heath is the Corporate Operations Department manager at Cars for Sale. Heath says employees don’t…

Construction Work Adds Extra Challenges to Businesses in the Orange Cone Zone

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -Orange cone season is upon us and the city is asking drivers to give themselves extra time to navigate the construction zones or avoid them entirely and use a detour route. However, businesses in the area that depend on the consistent traffic flow are now challenged with keeping customers coming through the door despite the construction work…

Housing Demand Soars in Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking to sell your home, real estate agents say there’s never been a better time to cash in. There’s a strong demand for homes in the Sioux Empire and houses are sometimes selling before there’s even a chance to list them. You may have seen this plane flying around over the weekend. Amy Stockberger,…

Prayer Bus Tour Brings Awareness to Different Cultures in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-There are people from over 100 different countries living in Sioux Falls and several organizations want to bring awareness to the different cultures. The Multi-cultural Center along with Presentation Sisters and Pax Christi held their second Prayer Bus Tour of the year. On these trips people learn about different cultures, such as Ukraine, Armenia and Turkey. You don’t…