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Canton Volunteer Fire Dept. Prepares for Answering the Call

CANTON, S.D. — For many people the workday ends at 5 o’clock. However, for some they also work in extreme cases outside of their full time jobs, and are called upon at a second’s notice. KDLT goes to Canton where the volunteer fire department prepares for those moments. For the 28 members of the Canton Volunteer Fire Department monthly training is…

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…

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…

Pipestone, Minnesota Goes Back In Time for 27th Annual Civil War Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-August 11th and 12th was the 27th annual Pipestone Civil War Days in Pipestone, Minnesota. Thousands visited the town to be transported back to the 1800’s. There was everything from soldiers to settlers as people set up camp at Hiawatha Pageant Park. Organizers say people’s curiosity of the civil war era is what draws thousands to the event….

Someone You Should Know: Two SD Turkeys to Meet President Trump On Thanksgiving Day

HURON, S.D. – Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey will come from right here in South Dakota. At just around six weeks old, nearly 50 turkeys on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron are…

Denny Sanford Makes a Roaring Donation to the Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There is a huge development for the “Building Our Community Pride” Capital Campaign. The Great Plains Zoo announced this past April their new $5 million Lion Exhibit Project.  The “face to face” exhibit will feature ten lions and add cubs to the mix every few years. On Monday afternoon, South Dakota Philanthropist Denny Sanford donated one…

Miracle Treat Day Underway

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When a child is battling a life-altering or life-threatening condition, getting them well again is usually the only thing those families think about. Helping restore children back to health here locally as well as around the nation is ‘Miracle Treat Day,’ which kicked off at various Dairy Queen restaurants throughout the nation earlier this morning. Roughly…

Someone You Should Know: Miracle Man

MADISON, S.D.-Each year the dairy queen in Madison has one of the biggest turnouts in the country for Miracle Treat Day. The annual event sees one dollar from each blizzard sold donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. For the store’s owner this is more than just a fundraiser.  KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why he’s someone you should know. DeLon…

The Banquet’s Annual Project: SOS Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – School is almost back in session throughout the Sioux Empire, but sadly not every family can afford school supplies. Every year, The Banquet conducts Project: SOS, a school supply drive for any students in need. Supplies include backpacks, art supplies, and paper. This year, JCPenny have joined The Banquet in their mission to prepare every child…

Sioux Falls Firefighters Headed to Colorado To Help Fight Red Canyon Fire

SIOUX FALLS. S.D.  – Six firefighters from Sioux Falls are on their way to Colorado to help fight a wildfire in the Rocky Mountains. Four firefighters were called out to the Red Canyon Fire near the Utah-Colorado border around 4 p.m on Monday. Then at 7 p.m., two more firefighters were called to join them. Emergency crews say the wildfire…

Volunteers Prep for 27th Annual JazzFest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s that time of year again. The 27th annual JazzFest kicks off in Sioux Falls this weekend. Organizers have been planning this year’s concert for 11 months.   It may look quiet now, but come this weekend, 100,000 people will storm Yankton Trail Park. However, an event of this size doesn’t all just magically come together….