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Someone You Should Know: Turner Co. Deputy Helps Deliver Baby

PARKER, S.D. – Law enforcement officers are trained to be prepared for any kind of situation, but it’s not often they’re asked to deliver a baby. “I never anticipated it, but I’m happy to have the experience,” said Deputy Colter Hendirx. Saturday morning started out like any other for the Turner County Deputy. “I was patrolling in Parker and about…

It Just Got Easier to Donate on #GivingTuesday in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The last few days have been filled with super sales encouraging people to get a head start on their holiday shopping. On Tuesday, the focus changes from buying to giving. It’s Giving Tuesday, and it’s the first time the state of South Dakota will officially participate in the nationally-recognized day. That’s thanks to a new organization…

Christmas Tree Season: A Family Tradition

CANTON, S.D.-Now that Thanksgiving is over many of us begin the tradition of finding the perfect Christmas tree. While some go the store bought route others pick out and cut down the tree themselves. Just like that the pumpkins are gone and Christmas trees are here at Riverview Christmas Tree Farm. “It’s a pretty rapid transition,” said Todd Gannon. “But…

DTSF Welcomes the Holiday Season With Festival of Lights Parade, Small Business Saturday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Thanksgiving leftovers have been stored, and its the official start of the holiday season. To kick it off, the 27th Annual Festival of Lights Parade takes to the streets of downtown Sioux Falls Friday night, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The parade travels down Phillips Avenue from 13th to 5th Street. (More info: https://dtsf.com/event/parade-of-lights/) On Saturday,…

Someone You Should Know: Watertown Couple Celebrates 90th Birthdays

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Verlyn and Bud Drayer have 11 great-grand children and plenty of stories to tell, and now they have something more to smile about. The couple is celebrating their 90th birthdays. It’s hard to believe there was a time when these two weren’t one. Verlyn and Bud were freshmen classmates in high school, but they didn’t become anything…

Banquet Volunteers Plentiful on Thanksgiving Day, Help Needed After the Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Many people choose spend to their Thanksgiving holiday volunteering, and area organizations are feeling the impacts of people’s generosity. “We have had such awesome response this year, our phones started ringing off the hook the beginning of November. We have plenty of volunteers for Thanksgiving day,” said Tamera Jerke-Liesinger, Executive Director of The Banquet in Sioux…

Mayor TenHaken Proclaims This Saturday as “Small Business Saturday”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s official. Once again, Sioux Falls tops Forbes list of great places for small businesses. Forbes says the city’s GDP is $18-billion; not bad for a relatively small population. Now, Mayor Paul TenHaken has made a proclamation to keep those dollars circulating in the community. Del’Inkka Beaudion brought a piece of Louisiana with her when she…

Someone You Should Know: Never Far from the Big Screen

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – “I just love movies, I can’t say that enough.” There’s plenty of movie fanatics out there, but Brian Anderson might just top the list. “Riding our bikes around town going to the video store, renting movies, and that’s kind of where I got my affinity or love for movies. Just always renting movies, always going to…

8-Year-Old Life Changes After Aunt Turns to Social Media for Help

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — At age 26, a Sioux Falls woman suddenly found herself caring for her 8-year-old niece.  That means she had to start from scratch, to find the basic things she would need. She reached out on social media, and the response was overwhelming. Angie Heater now has guardianship of her niece Ava since she says Ava’s parents needed…

Canton Graduate and Soldier Thanks Community on Veterans Day

CANTON, S.D. — People are showing their support for veterans in a variety of ways on Veterans Day. One army soldier is returning the favor. He’s going back to school, and bringing with him a message of gratitude. Numerous veterans were recognized during Canton’s Veterans Day program. “It’s just neat to see the other veterans out there and come and get…

Harrisburg High School Brings a Community Together for Veterans

HARRISBURG, S.D. – Harrisburg High School is a place where honoring veterans goes beyond the hallways. “The intent is make sure that veterans know that we want to honor their sacrifices that the veterans and their families have made,” says National Honors Society Co-Advisor Michael Amonlins. For the past 15 years, the National Honors Society at Harrisburg High School has…

Stampede Superfan Captures Plentiful, Priceless Moments

Vonnie Moos watches junior hockey games through a different lens than most

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A Sioux Falls woman found one of her greatest loves later in life.  She’s a huge fan of Stampede hockey.  But, she doesn’t just go to the games and cheer. “You get here and they come out and it just perks you right up,” says fan Vonnie Moos. If the Sioux Falls Stampede are playing at…

Someone You Should Know: Homegrown Help at World Series

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Major League Baseball World Series was played in Boston and Los Angeles, but a student who goes to school in Sioux Falls played an important role at the historic Fenway Park. KDLT’s Nicole Griffith introduces us to this week’s Someone You Should Know. “It was great. Such a great experience, and once in a lifetime…

One Sioux Falls Resident Finally Has His Voice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the country, people are voting for the most anticipated Midterm Elections. For some, this is more than just an election. “This is actually my first time voting,” says Refugee Voter Mujahid Abegaz. Mujahid Abegaz is a refugee from Ethiopia.  He and his mother came from a refugee camp in Uganda in 2003.  The sponsors of…