KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Last Minute Shoppers Flock To Empire Mall



Bookmark and Share

It's the final days of the holiday shopping season. As always, last minute shoppers are swarming malls across the country and the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is no exception.

“I'm always going until the last minute. It doesn't matter how early I start, I'm still doing it the last minute," said Kaye Bkorkman of Burbank. She was shopping for gifts for her granddaughter. 

“It's busy! I was surprised at how many people were out here. My husband hates crowds. He's like let's get in here and get done and go home!"  said Tiffany Peters of Brandon.

Peters and her family spent the day at the mall on Sunday grabbing some last minute gifts for her little one. But her idea of a quick shopping trip didn't turn out quite as planned.

“My daughter is a year-old so we keep finding things that she wants. So a five minute trip turns into a half hour trip every store!" said Peters.

Mark Bane and his family traveled all the way from North Dakota to brave the crowded aisles of the mall.

“We try and get most of it done, but we live in a real rural area so sometimes we do last minute because we don't get to town that often," said Bane.

With three girls in tow, he knew he had a long day ahead of him.

“It's a little trying sometimes but you have to have patience as a father and a husband, but it's worth it,” said Bane.

 The Empire Mall will be open on Christmas Eve from 8 A.M.  to 5 P.M. if you need to pick up any last minute items.

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

SF Sets New Building Permit Record: $610M  story with video

The City of Sioux Falls will be ringing in the New Year with a new multi-million ...

Woman Gets DUI In Hamlin Co. Crash

Authorities say a Bryant woman was driving under the influence when she crashed her car into a utility ...

Search Resumes For AirAsia Jet

Officials say ships and planes are resuming their search for AirAsia Flight 8501 ...

High Demand For Gift Cards During Holidays   story with video  Dec. 28

Update: SF Police Investigate Armed Robbery  Dec. 28

Family Says Hartford Man Died From Flu  Dec. 28

SFPD Arrests Man For Sunday Morning Murder  Dec. 28

Walmart Buys Unused & Unredeemed Gift Cards  Dec. 28

Data: Iowa School Buses Flagged For Safety Issues  Dec. 28

South Dakota Stores See Sales Spike From Tax Break  Dec. 28

South Dakota December Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent  Dec. 28

SD State Parks To Host First Day Hikes  Dec. 28

SF Police To Take Underprivileged Children Bowling  Dec. 28

Grants Available For Youth Conservation Education  Dec. 28

Mammoth Site Scientists Help Study Rare Bison  Dec. 27

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Corson Co. Collision  Dec. 27

Recent Snowfall Causing Delays & Scares   Dec. 27

Hamlin Co. Deputy: "No Ice Is Safe Ice"   story with video  Dec. 27

Hendricks Residents Welcome New Theater  story with video  Dec. 27

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Collision Near Philip  Dec. 27

KDLT News Archive
     

Family Says Hartford Man Died From Flu

An elementary school counselor from West Central ...

SFPD Arrests Man For Sunday Morning Murder

Sioux Falls Police are investigating a murder that ...

Walmart Buys Unused & Unredeemed Gift Cards

Up to $750 million in gift cards will go unused this ...

Update: SF Police Investigate Armed Robbery  Dec. 28

Woman Gets DUI In Hamlin Co. Crash  Dec. 28

High Demand For Gift Cards During Holidays   story with video  Dec. 28

Search Resumes For AirAsia Jet  Dec. 28

South Dakota Stores See Sales Spike From Tax Break  Dec. 28

KDLT News Archive
     

SDSU's Upset Bid At UNI Falls Short  story with video

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – For the second time in as many games, South Dakota ...

Coyotes Crush Milwaukee  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D. —South Dakota junior guard Casey Kasperbauer made ...

Stampede Shock Sioux City In Shootout  story with video

Sioux Falls, SD—After going over two years without a ...

PARKSTON CLASSIC: Ethan Outlasts Sully Buttes  story with video  Dec. 27

MIKE MILLER CLASSIC: Washington Rolls While Mitchell Falls  story with video  Dec. 27

Stampede Rally Past Fargo In Shootout  story with video  Dec. 27

Skyforce Snap Austin's 10-Game Win Streak  story with video  Dec. 27

ENTRINGER CLASSIC: Madison & Deuel Win Nailbiters  story with video  Dec. 27

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top