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KDLT Cares: A Day of Giving in the Sioux Falls Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two local businesses around the city have been giving back to different organizations in the community. Scooter’s Coffee is holding their “Day of Giving” in all six of their locations. 100% of sales will be donated to organizations that help foster children, like the Family Visitation Center and the Children’s Home Society. For local owners, this…

138th Annual Turner County Fair Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s oldest county fair officially kicks off today. Gates opened at 8 a.m. for the 138th annual Turner County Fair in Parker. the first Turner County Fair was held in October of 1880. The four-day event includes a 4H show, Ag exhibits, music and of course, food and carnival rides. The fair runs from 8…

Out and About with Kali: Week of 8/13

She is a phenom on the team at The Event Company and has been helping pull together KDLT’s Out and About content each week behind the scenes. So Addie Graham-Kramer, who is even more busy now with the launch of a new podcast, had no trouble turning over the reins to event specialist Kali Trautman for her weekly segment on…

Pipestone, Minnesota Goes Back In Time for 27th Annual Civil War Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-August 11th and 12th was the 27th annual Pipestone Civil War Days in Pipestone, Minnesota. Thousands visited the town to be transported back to the 1800’s. There was everything from soldiers to settlers as people set up camp at Hiawatha Pageant Park. Organizers say people’s curiosity of the civil war era is what draws thousands to the event….

A Colombia Native Is Setting The Bar High

MITCHELL, SD-   Typically when you want to study law, you earn your undergrad degree before law school.  Lorena Tamayo  took an unconventional route. “It’s different how it works in my country than here in the states. You know, here you have to get an undergrad degree first, you have to go to college,” said Attorney Lorena Tamayo. She is originally…

Pools Are Closing For The Summer

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   While the heat continues to stick around, the number of places to cool off is shrinking. On Sunday, Kuehn Pool is officially closed for the season.  Laurel Oak  Family Aquatic Center closed on Friday, and Frank Olson Pool closed last weekend. Drake Srpings, Terrace Park, The McKennan Wading Pool and Pioneer Spray Park are still open. Sioux…

Bikers Pedal Against Cancer in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls was taken over by bicyclists today as over a hundred people pedaled around town and along the bike trails. This was the third annual Pedal Farr, Falls Area River Ride.  It’s a fundraiser for the foundation Live Strong and families battling cancer. This is something that hits home for many of the riders.   “Everybody knows…

The Carousel Is Back Around Town

MADISON, SD-  It’s safe to say that most people’s first carnival ride is a carousel.  It could also be a “warm-up” ride before they hit the big roller coasters.  This particular carousel at Prairie Village is special. “This carousel was built sometime between the late 1890s and the early 1900s. It had a couple of different owners before it came…

300 Backpacks Given Away by Wireless World-Verizon

SIOUX FALLS, SD- It’s that time of year many parents are rushing to get pens, notebooks, and backpacks.  Unfortunately for some people, it’s not that simple. Wireless World-Verizon decided to make that easier for families by giving 3,200 backpacks in their Midwest locations.  The organization split up 300 backpacks around their three Verizon locations in Sioux Falls. “Backpack to School”…

Farmers Celebrate Ag Appreciation Day As Tariff Concerns Continue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Trade tensions continue between the Trump administration and China. China retaliated today by slapping another $16 billion dollars in tariffs on American goods. The tariffs may have a domino effect here at home. It’s a beautiful sunny day in Sioux Falls. Farmers for as far as the eye can see rejoice over a warm meal and…

Someone You Should Know: Two SD Turkeys to Meet President Trump On Thanksgiving Day

HURON, S.D. – Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey will come from right here in South Dakota. At just around six weeks old, nearly 50 turkeys on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron are…

Hood Magazine’s Back-to-School Issue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re getting close to back-to-school season in the Sioux Empire, and we could all use a little help getting back in the swing of things. Steff with the Hood Magazine joins us in the studio. Categories: Community