Author: Miranda Paige

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…

Kids Put on 4th Annual Cop vs. Kids Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In South Dakota, there is a non-profit, ran entirely by kids for kids in need.  It’s called Simon Says Give South Dakota. Sunday the kids held one of their annual events, Cops Vs. Kids at Burnside Bingo in Sioux Falls. The community got to hangout with cops and firefighters while playing some bingo. 14-year-old Nolan Fleming…

Thunderbirds in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Air Force Thunderbirds flew into the South Dakota Air National Guard base Thursday afternoon. The crew is here for the Sioux Falls Airshow. They will be performing here for the first time since 2003. The Thunderbirds fly F-16’s just like the ones used by the South Dakota Air National Guard. They travel all over the country…

Who’s Paying for the Parking Ramp? City Councilors Voice Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Mayor’s Paul Tenhaken’s proposed 2020 budget is the largest in Sioux Falls History. Tuesday, city department leaders shared their proposals with the city council. A main concern for some councilors is paying for the $21-million dollar parking ramp downtown. The controversial Village On the River Project was slated to be a 15-story building with two hotels, restaurants,…

What a Four-Day School Week Looks Like

MARION, S.D.- More and more schools are considering switching to a four day week. In South Dakota, 34 of the 149 school districts have already made the change according to the South Dakota Department of Education. But what exactly does that look like? The Marion School District made the switch three years ago. They have four-day weeks, Monday through Thursday….