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Broadband Access Expanding in Rural South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sometimes rural communities miss out on the latest tech. It turns out, rural South Dakota is keeping up with the times. South Dakota has a low population density, in fact, three quarters of South Dakota is rural. However, a new report says broadband is becoming more accessible. According to the report, South Dakota has more broadband internet…

Hitting The Books And Hitting The Road

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-  24,000 students in Sioux Falls start school on Thursday and it’s crucial that drivers follow school zone rules. “Safety is the number one priority in the Sioux Falls School District. While we take many precautions in protecting our students, one of the simplest things we can do this week as a community is just slow down,”…

The Banquet’s Second Backpack Giveaway This Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 5,525 students snagged free backpacks this weekend, from The Banquet’s Project: SOS giveaway. The backpacks are filled with school supplies donated by the community. They are given out to children whose families have limited resources. For those who may have missed the opportunity to receive a free backpack, The Banquet is doing another distribution later this…

Aiming For The Target In Madison

  MADISON, SD-   “Couple people (obviously) name the movie ‘Hunger Games’ and things like that.” You might not be Katniss Everdeen, but you can try to be at South Dakota’s Game, Fish, and Parks new Archery Range. “Few guys down in Sioux Falls on the Habitat Staff essentially looked at this Borne Slough Game Production area as an opportunity to…

It’s Corny, But It’s A Unique Maze

HARRISBURG, SD-  Corn as high as an elephant’s eye is perfect for harvest season, but around six to eight inches is enough to start a maze The Heartland Country Corn Maze has been creating unique corn mazes for the last 18 years. The idea came after a family vacation to the Black Hills.   The owners decided to bring a corn…

Project: SOS Giving Back One Backpack At A Time

    SIOUX FALLS, SD-   “We started out with maybe 80 backpacks and now we’re up to 6,000.” The Banquet’s “Project S.O.S”  has been a part of the Sioux Falls community for over 30 years.  This event helps provide school supplies for families. “We have a lot of families in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.  By…

Monkey See, Monkey Do At Zoo Enrichment Day

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   As summer starts to wind down, The Great Plains Zoo wants to thank their animals for putting their best paws forward. “Enrichment Day” provides visitors with different animal experiences they would not have outside the zoo.  This day is meant for the animals to playfully interact with each other and encourage their natural instincts. Guests can see…

Beyond Backpacks: 6,000 Backpacks Going To Children In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s almost back to school, and with it comes a list of school supplies that just seems to get longer every year. However, not every family can afford the price tag that comes with brand new backpacks. Now, student-athletes, retirees, and friendly neighbors are lining up to help. It’s a busy Friday here at the Banquet….

Elegant Mommy to Close in September After 10 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A popular Sioux Falls baby item store is closing its doors next month. Elegant Mommy celebrated its 10-year anniversary in April. The owner, Shelly Gaddis announced today on the store’s Facebook page that they will shut their doors sometime in September. Elegant Mommy is located on 37th Street near Minnesota Avenue. Gaddis says she’s closing the…

KDLT News Today Producer

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KDLT-TV (NBC Affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD) seeks a fulltime Morning Producer responsible for producing KDLT News Today.   Our ideal candidate is a leader who has excellent news judgement, ability to multi-task, work in a team environment, meet strict deadlines, stay calm under pressure and have a thirst for breaking news.   A producer must have superior written and…

Someone You Should Know: Tea’s Tiny Triathlete Wins National Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Evelyn DeGeest. She’s not even in the first grade, but Evelyn has competed in 24 youth triathlons. The impressive feat starts with a swim. “It’s really fun because you’re doing something really hard that you didn’t do before,” said Evelyn. Both of Evelyn’s older brothers compete in youth triathlons. One day, Evelyn decided she wanted…

WomenUnite Shows Support for After School Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Women teamed up today to show their support for after school programs. Harmony South Dakota is a free after school music program in 12 Sioux Empire schools. Right now, 50 students are in the program. WomenUnite hopes to grow that number to 80 students next year. The program isn’t just about musical instruments and catchy songs….

KDLT Cares: A Day of Giving in the Sioux Falls Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two local businesses around the city have been giving back to different organizations in the community. Scooter’s Coffee is holding their “Day of Giving” in all six of their locations. 100% of sales will be donated to organizations that help foster children, like the Family Visitation Center and the Children’s Home Society. For local owners, this…