Author: Simon Floss

West Central Hosts ‘Mock Funeral,’ Warns Students of Distracted Driving

HARTFORD, S.D. – Students at West Central High School saw first-hand the damage distracted driving can cause. A fatal crash scene was set up in the parking lot of the school. Six students were involved in the simulated crash. Students then filed into the gym, where the school held a ‘mock funeral.’ Even though the crash was staged, it still…

Financial Lessons We Can All Learn From Natural Disasters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been a tough year here in South Dakota, and across the nation when it comes to natural disasters. We’ve experienced a lot of flooding locally, and recovering from that can really take a huge financial toll on a family. Christina Lynn of Lynn Financial joined us with what we might all learn from these recent…

Opening Day of 2019 Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s opening day for the 2019 Sanford International. Officials called the inaugural year a success, and are looking to take this year to another level. KDLT News Today got a preview of the week this morning. For more information, click here. Categories: Community, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews,…

Organizers, Runners Ready For Sioux Falls Marathon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re only days away from a huge weekend for local runners: the Sioux Falls Marathon! Sports Authority handles preparations for the race. Race Director Thomas Lee says it’s a year long process, but things really pick up in the six months leading up to the race. Along with ordering shirts, medals, and handling registrations, Lee and…

DTSF Inc., PBR Team Up For September Block Party

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s either the last party of the summer, or the first party of the fall. DTSF Inc., and PBR have once again teamed up to organize the upcoming September Block Party. The event will also host the 5th Annual Mechanical Bull Media Challenge. Along with bragging rights, 6 local celebrities will compete against 6 first responders…

Quick & Healthy Back-To-School Snacks!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s hard to believe, but school is in session virtually everywhere. It’s easy to get excited, but this time of year can be an adjustment period for both kids and parents. Not only classes, but just going from a ‘summer lifestyle’ to a ‘back-to-school mode,’ can present it’s challenges. One could be making sure your kids…

Body of Missing 24-Year-Old Iowa Man Found Near Barefoot Bar

East Lake Okoboji, IA – The body of a missing 24-year-old has been found. Vincent Harvey was last seen at a dock near Parks Marina around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office. Harvey was officially reported missing at 10:42 a.m. Sunday. Crews continued to search for Harvey, until his body was found Monday night near the…

Back-to-School in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a day that needs no reminder: the first day of school. From new programs to safety reminders, KDLT News talked a number of topics with district officials this morning. For the interviews, see below. Categories: Community, Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: Back to School, Sioux Falls School District

NAMI SD Looking For ‘End The Silence’ Volunteers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A non-profit dedicated to spreading mental health awareness wants your help. ‘NAMI’ is looking for volunteers for their ‘End The Silence’ campaign. The group travels to middle and high schools across the state talking about the importance of mental health. KDLT News talked with organizers and volunteers about why this is important, how to book the…

Back-to-School Mental Health Awareness

Mental Illness Signs in Returning Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many students might be excited about heading back to school but others could really be struggling. Especially those heading into high school. “There’s always going to be that natural anxiety when starting up, especially if you’re starting high school or middle school,” said Mallory Kloucek with NAMI SD. Health experts say symptoms of mental illness often…

What to Do with Your Money Amid Recession Fears

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Wall Street has rallied as the President, and his top economic advisors, work to reassure the American public, and the world, that our economy is strong. But not everyone is sold. A growing number of economists are predicting a significant downturn within the next two years. So, where does that leave us? Christina Lynn, of Lynn…

Woman Bit By Dog in Kuehn Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A woman was bit by a dog in Kuehn Park Friday, August 16th. The bite happened at 7pm, according to a press release from the City of Sioux Falls. The woman was walking her dog on the north end of the park when the two encountered another woman walking her dog on a leash. That woman…

DTSF Winds Down Summer With 7th Annual ‘Riverfest’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summer may be winding down, but the parties aren’t. For the 7th year, Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. is hosting ‘Riverfest.’ The late-summer staple celebrates not only local food, music, and businesses, but the Big Sioux River as well. This year, 11 food vendors and 11 display vendors will line the banks of the Big Sioux, according…

Impact of Running on Mental Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With summer ending, it’s easy to get into a little mental funk. One way to help pull yourself out happens to be exercise, and in particular, running. Running, and higher intensity workouts, release endorphins. Those endorphins can improve your mood, and overall mental well being, according to experts with Avera. Not only can running help with…

Lincoln County Sheriff: I-29 Closed at Tea, Harrisburg Exit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An ‘incident’ has caused a portion of I-29 to close, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office. Authorities encourage you to exit at mile marker 71 in you are heading North on I-29 north. To get back onto the interstate, take 273rd st East to Louise Ave. Follow that North until you get to a round-a-bout at…

Suspect Manuel Frias Testifies in Murder Trial

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Both the state and defense have rested their cases in the murder trial of Manuel Frias. Final statements are scheduled on Monday before the case goes to the jury for deliberation. Today, the defendant himself took the stand to testify. During his nearly hour-long testimony, Frias was emotional at times, especially when talking about the death…