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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…

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…

Mitchell Businesses Fight Holiday Hunger

MITCHELL, S.D. – Three businesses in Mitchell are doing their part to fight holiday hunger. Pepsi, Coborn’s, and The Mitchell Food Pantry have teamed up to organize the ‘Cobbler Giveaway.’ Families who don’t have the means to have a holiday meal will receive a free Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of the businesses. The giveaway takes place this Saturday at 8:00 a.m….