Author: Simon Floss

FEMA lengthens stay in Charles Mix County

Charles Mix County, S.D. – The mobile disaster recovery center in Charles Mix County will stay open longer than expected. The center will operate until Friday, July 19th. Officials with FEMA say they’ve seen “a large number of visitors each day.” According to FEMA’s Pam Saulsby, the organization wants to give everyone an opportunity to register or ask any questions…

Devastating Fire Destroys Rock Valley Assisted Living Facility Weeks From Opening

RiverView Ridge shared this photo on its Facebook page to update everyone on the status of the fire.ROCK VALLEY, I.A. – The Rock Valley, Iowa community suffered a devastating loss Tuesday morning. An assisted living facility that was just weeks away from opening, broke out in flames. Fortunately, no one was injured but the fire leaves a lot of uncertainty….

Sanford Health, UnityPoint Health Announce Plans To Merge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two of the largest health care providers in the Midwest are planning to join forces. Sanford Health and UnityPoint Health announced Friday both organizations signed a letter of intent to “become the destination for personalized primary care in America’s Heartland,” according to a press release. The combined companies would sit among the top 15 largest nonprofit…

“You’re Not Alone”

Resources Available for Veterans with PTSD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem declared June 27th ‘Post Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.’ The day is meant to reflect on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post traumatic stress. Dr. Kari Leiting, a Clinical Psychologist and PTSD Coordinator at the Sioux Falls VA, joined us this morning with to talk what options are available for…

Community Rallies Together For Quarry Days

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – It’s only fitting. A long standing summer tradition kicks off kicks off on the first day of summer. Dell Rapids ‘Quarry Days’ begin Friday morning with a golf tournament. 24 other events follow throughout the course of the weekend. Organizers say the tight knit community is what separates this festival from others in the Sioux Empire….

Sneak Peek At New Downtown Developments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Living close to the action is something more folks are looking to do, especially with everything happening in downtown Sioux Falls. Housing developments, restaurants, and businesses keep popping up left and right. This weekend, you have the opportunity to tour some of the newest and remodeled living areas in the area. We got a sneak peak…

Growing Community: DakotAbilities Building Friendships Through Garden

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Community gardens are pretty popular around these summer months but one in Sioux Falls is especially unique. “Our big goal here is to build relationships with the neighborhood and the volunteers and become friends,” said Recreation Coordinator Donna Menzia. DakotAbilities was started in 2016 to help those with disabilities in the Sioux Empire find community and…

Why Knowing Where Your Food Comes From Is Important

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eating local, and knowing exactly where your food is coming from, is something we’re seeing more often. 68% of global consumers prefer locally branded vegetables, according to statista.com. For the 12th year in a row, you have the opportunity to see where your produce comes from first hand in the Sioux Empire. ‘Breakfast on The Farm’…

Blood Donations Needed Through Summer Months

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Blood donations are always needed, but especially during the summer months. With ‘World Blood Donor Day’ on Friday, you have the chance to help those in need. Rita Nelson from the Community Blood Bank stopped by to talk about the need for blood within the Sioux Empire. For more information, including where to donate, click here….

Strength of Community On Display During ‘Czech Days’

TABOR, S.D. – Folks in Tabor are ready to celebrate their biggest weekend of the year. The town of just over 400 will host more than 10,000 people during the three day festival of ‘Czech Days.’ The seventy one year old festival celebrates Czech culture with Beseda dances, food, and music. ‘Czech Days’ has been voted one of the top…

Strawbale Winery Celebrating Dairy In SD

RENNER, S.D. – You don’t ever need an excuse to eat ice cream and cheese, but Strawbale Winery is giving you one anyway. The Winery is hosting its inaugural ‘Great Plains Cheese and Ice Cream Festival’ on Saturday. The festival will feature 7 vendors, kids play areas, and live music. KDLT News previewed what you can expect, and the non-profit…

Volunteers Needed For GreatLife Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s a golf tournament that’s grown in size and popularity each of the five years it’s came to town, and now officials need your help! Volunteers are needed for the ‘Great Life Challenge,’ part of the ‘Symetra Tour.’ It’s a tournament that features some of the best golfers from around the world. Gregg Helms and Tom Walsh Sr….

What To Expect at DTSF’s June First Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Discounts. Dinner. Drinks. That’s what you can expect at DTSF’s June First Friday. The fun-filled event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Numerous shops, restaurants, and clubs will offer discount in order to get you downtown. DTSF is also hosting their monthly block party at 8th & Railroad. With live music, food and drink vendors, and an…

Flandreau Rodeo Days Building Off Last Years Success

FLANDREAU, S.D. – If you’ve got an opening in your weekend plans, you may want to head to Flandreau. The second annual ‘Flandreau Rodeo Days’ gets underway Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday night. Rodeo fans were impressed last year, the event took home the ‘Best First Year Rodeo’ award from the South Dakota Rodeo Association. With the…