Author: Joe Farrell

Keeping Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When we get a lot of snow across the area, that just means we have some chores to do. Is the mailbox clear? Is my driveway shoveled? Another question we should be asking is; are the fire hydrants clear? When they’re not, that can be a huge pain for fire fighters when they arrive on the scene…

How Salt Affects Your Vehicles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Rust is never something you want to see on your vehicle. What causes this corrosion and how long can it take to start to the process? “If that calcium chloride and that salt and that corrosive material is already on the fender or wherever, we’re already seeing rust, it’s already turning orange almost immediately”, said co-owner of…

The Process Behind Closing The Interstate

SOUTH DAKOTA- Closing an interstate is a big decision. Some folks require the main highway to get to work or to run errands. The process behind closing one, takes a team effort. Interstate 29 closed north of Sioux Falls at 6pm on the evening of February 7th, and didn’t open again until 7am the morning of the 8th. Understandably, the…

Recent Temperature Swings Hurting Road Conditions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was dangerously could for the first half of this week with many folks hearing the word “polar vortex.” The polar vortex. It’s a word you’ve probably heard a lot over the last three or four days. And that is what gave us our extremely cold temperatures. Now here’s a little explainer on what that is….

Measles Cases on the Rise

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Measles have not broken out in South Dakota since 2015. Where they are breaking out right now is in Washington and Oregon, with the number of cases now past 40. At one point, measles was thought to be almost eliminated in the United States. Almost every year though, some location experiences an outbreak. So what could be…

Benefits to the Extreme Cold

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Even for South Dakota, let’s face it, it has been downright cold over the last couple of days. Through the “lose your breathe” moments and numb fingers, there are still some positives out of it. One, for example, pertains to the emerald ash borer. “This is a plus, it won’t kill every one of them. In fact,…

Fernson Buys Bro Brasserie Location, Plans to Open Taproom and Eatery

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The restaurant business is tough, and businesses come and go. Many fans of a popular Sioux Falls eatery were bummed to find out it was closing with the new year. But there was something happening behind the scenes, and it may not be a sad story after all. Fernson Brewery purchased the Bro Brasserie location and…

Snow Removal Budgets Tight for Sioux Empire

MITCHELL S.D. – The city of Sioux Falls needed an increase to the snow removal budget after last April’s snowstorm. But are other areas having the same struggles? In Mitchell, like most places, a lot of white also means a lot of green. As in money for snow budgets. “We kinda keep track and monitor each storm., inches, hours worked…

Snowfall Totals: Winter Storm From November 30th – December 2nd

Snowfall Totals: First Winter Storm This Season

KDLT Viewing Area- Our first winter storm of the season is in the books and there were some impressive snowfall totals. For some, we saw very little snow because of two dry pockets of air that developed over the Sioux Falls area, which kept those of us there from seeing the snow. Here is a full look at snowfall totals…

Sanford International: A Very Unique Journey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Golfers and fans are gearing up to tee off tomorrow for the Sanford International. But there is a uniqueness to this tournament that the fans will be able to enjoy. Just like every journey, this one starts with a single step. “I give all the credit in the world to Sioux Falls they’ve really embraced it….

Sanford International Week Arrives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some big names in professional golf are arriving in Sioux Falls. Excitement has been building up for the Sanford International. The week is finally here, and we got a look at the final preparations. If you have driven down Kiwanis Avenue in Sioux Falls you may have noticed the Minnehaha County Club looks a little different….

Pella Tornado Hits Close to Home for Vermeer Employees

TEA, S.D. – On Thursday, a tornado hit the town Pella, Iowa, where the headquarters for the AG manufacturing company Vermeer is located. Vermeer General Manager Ryan Vos and his crew made it out before tragedy struck. The Vermeer General Manager was celebrating 70 years with clients and dealers from across the world. “We’re on our way home with our…