Community

The Journey Of Hope

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-  “At first when children are born they don’t look normal per say. They don’t come out looking clean, so we didn’t really think much of it. The lady that delivered Drake E. said, ‘I’ve never seen that before.’ ” Inspired by his young son, Robb Freed is riding his bike across the country.  He’s trying to…

Man Verses Mutt “Bark In The Park”

SIOUX FALLS, SD-  For the last ten years, dogs and people have taken over a Sioux Falls park for an early morning run.  On Saturday morning, that tradition continues. The Sioux Falls Humane Society held their annual “Bark in the Park” run and walk in Palsey Park.   Owners and their furry friends line up their paws at the park to support…

Back to School Day for Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Class is back in session for the Sioux Falls School District. Today marked the first day back for thousands of kids heading back to the classroom. KDLT Photojournalist Kyle Vanderberg stopped by Harvey Dunn Elementary to catch some of the sights and sounds of the first day of school. Categories: Community, Local News, News

Mayor Paul TenHaken Surprises New Tech Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls students headed back to school today and reunited with some of their best friends and favorite teachers. Students are New Tech High had a special classmate come to school with them, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken surprised the students during their morning assembly. TenHaken, the highest ranking community servant, spoke to the students on…

Someone You Should Know: High School Student Helps Color the Gap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls High School Junior is proving that even something as small as a crayon can make a big impact. However, she’s doing more than just adding color to the community. She’s inspiring others her age to get involved. KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why Abby Neff is someone you should know. 16-year-old Abby Neff is…

Wired Wednesday: Fun Technology to Get School Year Off to Best Start

Just when you thought you were done with all back-to-school shopping, tech expert Will Bushee, author of Wired for Coding, offered a few finds that might help all of you get out the door each morning with your sanity. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, Out and About, Wired Wednesday Tags: Back to School, family,…

South Dakota Schools Experiencing School Bus Driver Shortage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Some are calling it a “crisis.” School starts this week, yet many area districts are experiencing a school bus driver shortage. In Sioux Falls, school starts on Thursday and the district is still 20 drivers short. Smaller school districts are feeling the effects also, since it’s so challenging to get bus drivers on board. Many school…

Dinner Options for Busy School Schedules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The school year kicks off this week in Sioux Falls, and with everything else going on, dinner plans can find their way to the back burner. Chef Ellen joins us in the KDLT Kitchen with some easy meal options for the back-to-school season Categories: Community, KDLT Kitchen

PAve to Open New Rooftop Bar Next Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Nearly two years have passed since the Copper Lounge building collapsed.   Now, the local bar, PAve is trying to create new memories at the site of that tragic accident. Next Tuesday, PAve is opening a new rooftop bar.  The 6,700 square foot bar will include both indoor and outdoor areas. Almost half the new addition will…

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…

Broadband Access Expanding in Rural South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sometimes rural communities miss out on the latest tech. It turns out, rural South Dakota is keeping up with the times. South Dakota has a low population density, in fact, three quarters of South Dakota is rural. However, a new report says broadband is becoming more accessible. According to the report, South Dakota has more broadband internet…

Hitting The Books And Hitting The Road

  SIOUX FALLS, SD-  24,000 students in Sioux Falls start school on Thursday and it’s crucial that drivers follow school zone rules. “Safety is the number one priority in the Sioux Falls School District. While we take many precautions in protecting our students, one of the simplest things we can do this week as a community is just slow down,”…

The Banquet’s Second Backpack Giveaway This Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – 5,525 students snagged free backpacks this weekend, from The Banquet’s Project: SOS giveaway. The backpacks are filled with school supplies donated by the community. They are given out to children whose families have limited resources. For those who may have missed the opportunity to receive a free backpack, The Banquet is doing another distribution later this…