Author: Miranda Paige

Local School Moves Towards Modern Classroom Layout

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  More schools are moving away from the traditional classroom look and taking on a more modern layout. In the high school classrooms at Sioux Falls Christian Schools, they’ve created what they call a “21st Century Learning Area.” In each class, students can choose from different types of seating. There’s hi-top coffee shop seating and rolly chairs.  “There…

Hy-Vee Offering Free Heart Health Screenings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in the US. In Sioux Falls, Hy-Vee is offering a way for people to check their heart health for free without having to go to the doctor’s.  “It’s estimated that every one American, every 40 seconds has a myocardial infarction or heart attack. So as…

Inmates Help with Storm Cleanup

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The three tornadoes that hit Sioux Falls Tuesday night left quite a mess, so the city is using all the help they can get. Inmates from the South Dakota Penitentiary are pitching in at the debris drop off sites around town. According to Mayor Paul TenHaken, there are around 10 inmates helping out at each site. They’re directing…

Taking a Break From Storm Cleanup

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s been a busy week of cleaning up for people in the Sioux Falls area. So one organization invited people to take a break and have some fun. On Sept. 14th, GreatLIFE held their block party for the grand re-opening of their bowling center Suburban Lanes. At the free event everyone got to bowl while enjoying hot dogs…

Extensive Flooding Causes Damage in Madison

MADISON, S.D- Heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding across eastern South Dakota. In Madison they received almost 12 inches of rain over the past couple days. Neighbors off North Prairie Avenue in Madison are all pretty close. They get together for the fun times, but are also there for one another on the tough days. Water is flowing through the…

City of Sioux Falls Responds to Tornado Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Folks around the Sioux Falls area woke up this morning to debris and destruction left behind by last night’s storm. According to the National Weather Service, three tornadoes hit the city’s south side around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. One of them crossed over 41st street, which is lined with businesses. All around Sioux Falls there’s damage to trees, property…

City of Sioux Falls Launches New Visual Identity Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, SD- As the city of Sioux Falls grows, officials say it’s time to create more unity among all the organizations who call it home. So the city is rebranding its image. A new project is in the works, focused on creating a new “visual identity” that will represent the entire city. “To actually give Sioux Falls a singular identity…

Neighborhood Watch Group Creates a Sense of Safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Many residents across Sioux Falls are working to improve their neighborhoods and make them feel safer. One way they’re doing this is by starting a neighborhood watch group. When you move into the Cathedral Historic District in Sioux Falls, you’ll receive a welcome kit. “Gives them information about who their neighbors are, so that right away they can…

Someone You Should Know: Marathon Man

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-In life there are hurdles we come across, but sometimes they can lead to something good. One Sioux Falls runner went through a tough time in his life, but chose not to let it hold him back. Now he’s about to reach his biggest milestone yet.  Pat Schwebach is always running. It’s not only one of his favorite…

Sioux Falls Organizations Activate Incident Command Center to Help Floridians

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Hurricane Dorian appears to be changing course, moving up along the eastern seaboard meaning Florida could be out of the crosshairs. However, two medical care providers in Sioux Falls are pulling their resources together just in case. Friday the Good Samaritan Society activated their incident command center at their national campus in Sioux Falls. The main goal is…

Union Gospel Mission Has to Cancel Meal Times

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s been a rough few months at the Union Gospel Mission in downtown Sioux Falls.  “A break-in in our freezer, cost a lot of money to get that replaced. It’s a big, huge walk-in freezer, so that took us down for a little while and then unfortunately our CEO had a heart attack, you know and he was…

Sports Betting at Grand Falls Casino

LARCHWOOD, IOWA- Iowa has now become the 11th state in the U.S. to offer legal sports betting and 18 of the 19 licensed casinos in the state are getting in on the action. In Larchwood, Grand Falls Casino’s online “Elite Sportsbook” is now live, so folks can start sports betting. “We’re just looking forward to being able to offer this to…

Someone You Should Know: 25 Year Legacy at the Outdoor Campus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A longtime leader of the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls is saying goodbye. Thea Miller Ryan played a big role in transforming the nature learning center into what it is today. KDLT’S Miranda Paige takes a trip down memory lane with Ryan in this week’s ‘Someone You Should Know.’ Thea Miller Ryan loves the outdoors. For 25 years…

City Councilor Proposes Changes in Whittier Neighborhood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- People passing out in front of others’ homes and using lawns or parking lots as a toilet. These are just two of the issues that businesses and homeowners in the Whittier area are dealing with in Sioux Falls. Now City Councilor Theresa Stehly is proposing some changes in the neighborhood.  Denise West says she has run into…

Employers are Utilizing Social Media During Hiring Process

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s no secret that a lot of us spend parts of our day scrolling through social media on our phones and computers. Now employers are using the platforms to their advantage. Organizations like Sprenger-Midwest Inc. are starting to utilize Facebook’s “jobs tab” by posting job applications.  “We’re always looking for qualified candidates. Social media is a great…

Iconic Bob’s Cafe Sign Removed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Back in the day, neon signs used to light up the stores on 12th street in Sioux Falls. Now very few are left. One local man is working to preserve these signs, including an iconic one that was removed Thursday morning.  The Bob’s Cafe sign was a staple in Sioux Falls. As people drove down 12th street, they’d…

Discussing Hemp in South Dakota at Dakotafest

MITCHELL, S.D.-South Dakota is one of three states that does not allow hemp production. However, it’s a crop that’s on the minds of many farmers. Throughout the state, discussions are being held about the plant, including during a panel at Dakotafest. The future of hemp is uncertain in South Dakota. So for now, farmers are discussing the challenges and opportunities…