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Lennox Parade Draws Big Crowd

KDLT News Teams with Alzheimer's Association of S.D.

LENNOX, S.D.- Its one of the largest Independence Day parades in small town South Dakota. We’re talking about the Lennox 4th of July parade. The KDLT News crew teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota once again this year. Volunteers donned purple and handed out candy and stickers promoting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 14th at…

The Longest Day: Raising Funds for Alzheimer’s Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – From dancing to a hot dog feed to a butterfly release, people in South Dakota are marking the longest day of the year for Alzheimer’s. Fundraisers are taking place all over the state today. In Sioux Falls, the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota held an open house at their headquarters. A steady stream of visitors stopped…

Mark O Tees Off for Junior Achievement’s 21st Annual 100 Holes of Golf

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Dozens are on the green to raise some green for area organizations today, including KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden. Mark is one of 30 golfers teeing off for Junior Achievement’s 21st annual 100 Holes of Golf. It’s the organization’s 2nd largest fundraiser of the year. This year, they’re expecting to raise around $90,000. Mark is the…

KDLT Cares: Sioux Falls Fire Rescue’s Fill the Boot Drive Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is kicking off the annual Fill the Boot drive. The event raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will be outside Sioux Falls Hy-Vees with boots ready to collect donations. Those donations fund research and programs and help send more than 150 kids to summer camp. The Fill the Boot drive…

Tickets For 6th Annual Cattleman’s Foundation Gala On Sale

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Cattleman’s Foundation and Feeding South Dakota have once again teamed up to fight hunger. For the sixth year, they’ll be hosting the ‘Cattleman’s Foundation Gala and Concert’ on June 22nd, and they’ve booked quite the musical guest. Country music star Jake Owens will headline the concert. Tickets for the event go on sale…

Haley’s Haircut: Twin Supports Sister Battling Childhood Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The word “cancer” takes on a new meaning when it happens to someone you know. It recently hit home here at KDLT. Our chief photographer Adam Huntimer’s life was turned on its head last month when his 5-year-old daughter, Holly, was diagnosed. It’s been a life changing experience for the entire family, especially for Holly’s twin…

New Tech Students Building Buddy Benches for School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Buddy benches are finding more popularity on playgrounds around the country, including Sioux Falls. Students at New Tech High School are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to build benches for the school district. The benches are designed to help students who are feeling down or lonely – or just want to make a new friend…

South Dakota Students Contribute Letters to Santa for Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Students from many schools around South Dakota were in Sioux Falls today for a massive fundraising effort. For the last 11 years, Macy’s has donated $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter written to Santa. Since today is National Believe Day, Macy’s is doubling its donations. Schools around the state coordinated letter-writing campaigns. The response was particularly…

Keeping Kids Warm Through ‘Project Warm Up’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over nine hundred Sioux Falls students are homeless, according to the Sioux Falls School District. Tracy Vik, Principal of Sonya Sotomayer Elementary School, started ‘Project Warm Up’ 12 years ago. The project aims to lend out blankets to students, and their families, who don’t have the means to stay warm themselves. Roughly one hundred blankets were…