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Coastin’ For Cancer Provides A Healthy And Active Way To Raise Money For Charity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Kayla Andernacht is tough. “I am a survivor or pediatric cancer. I was 10 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 brain cancer,” she says. She was one of the many physical trainers that participated in the Coastin’ for Cancer event. Coast 2 Coast Sports & Fitness partnered with the JY6 foundation. This non-profit…

GNC Celebrates 5th Anniversary And Inspires In The Process

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – The GNC at Dawley Farm Village celebrated its 5th anniversary of being family owned. They hosted a costumer appreciation event in honor of the accomplishment. It was a special day for fitness junkies in the Sioux Empire. The event had 25% off all retail, a St. Jude drive…. and a visit from 4-time World’s Strongest Man,…

Volunteers Assemble Dream Playground for Local Youth Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over 200 community volunteers came together to make a dream playground come true. Volunteers of America’s Youth Center moved in 2018 and has been without a playground ever since. In June, kids from the youth center came together to draw up their dream playground. With the help of local volunteers and a partnership with national non-profit,…

2019 KDLT Sports Gridiron Preview

Get Ready For Kickoff As We Preview The 2019 College & Prep Football Season!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Football is back and the KDLT Sports team is here to get you ready for kickoff with the 2019 Gridiron Preview!  We’re giving you features, analysis and insight on all our area college and prep teams that will get you set for another great year on the gridiron!  Click on the video viewers below to see…

Project: SOS Distribution Day Gives Away 5,000 Backpacks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Back to school is just around the corner and the Sioux Empire is getting prepared. Many are also helping those in need get the supplies necessary for a successful school year. The Banquet’s 30th annual Project: SOS Distribution Day took place at Whittier Middle School. The event gives backpacks and school supplies to families who cannot…

Samaritan’s Feet Gives Shoes to Back-to-School Kids in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Marissa Corado’s kids love shoes… especially shoes with different colors. But for Corado, a new pair of shoes is a price that’s too much to bear. That’s where Samaritan’s Feet comes in. Their annual back to school shoe distributions give out new shoes, socks, backpacks… and even snacks. Samaritan’s Feet volunteer Tracy Johnson says having new…

Citizen Hero Awards Given to Leif Ericson Employees for Saving Co-Worker’s Life

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Last Friday, seven staff members at Camp Leif Ericson saved a co-workers life and today, they received quite the recognition. Staff members were saying goodbye during their last day of summer when Chris Dieters suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Her co-workers sprung into action-performing CPR and using AED. Their quick thinking saved Dieters’ life. For their…

Board of Ethics Meet to Discuss “Triple Check The Charter” Petition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls city council member Theresa Stehly spoke to the city’s board of ethics this morning. She asked for an advisory opinion on her right to participate in the “Triple Check the Charter” petition. “Triple Check the Charter” wants to remove the mayor from city council, do away with the mayor’s tie-breaking vote, and require a…

Wired Wednesday: Online Safety for Your College Student

Watch where you're getting your wifi, and who you're allowing to see your location - two recommendations

We teach our kids to be wary of strangers when in person, but what about when they are online? As our kids get set to head off to college, cyber security expert Katie Shuck offers these reminders to students and their families to keep them safe – both in person and online.   Categories: Community, Community Top Story, KDLT News…

“In God We Trust” to Be Present in All South Dakota Public Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The upcoming school year is just days away for some. While the focus is usually wrapped around classes and school supplies — this year is different. Four words — displayed in schools around the state — sparking a conversation around the country. Governor Kristi Noem signed a law requiring the national motto “In God We Trust”…

Turner County Fair Takes Community Involvement One Step Further

Fair volunteers say the fair helps them reconnect with friends and neighbors

PARKER, S.D. –  The Turner County Fair is celebrating its 139th birthday this week. Fair management says it would not have been possible without the over 200 people that work behind the scenes. “I enjoy it when you been to the fair as long as I have and haven’t missed a year,” said Doris Filnt, Turner County Fair volunteer. “That…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota Purple Heart Recipient Honored

Purple Heart recipients from all over the country met in new Windsor, New York for a special gathering. It’s called the Purple Heart Patriot Mission #1. It’s a lot like the honor flights, only this one focuses on those who were wounded in battle and received a Purple Heart Medal. A South Dakota man is among those in New York…