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‘Food Truck Wednesday’ at Brandon Lutheran

BRANDON, S.D. – Around this time of year, we starting seeing more and more of those mobile restaurants that we all love–food trucks. Tonight, the Brandon Lutheran Church is hosting ‘Food Truck Wednesday,’ an event geared towards bringing the public together and strengthening the community. With over 7 food trucks including Berkes BBQ, Hunny & Bunny, Tasty Trolley, Papa Woody’s wood…

Election Recap With Dave Munson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The next mayor of Sioux Falls has been named. Paul TenHaken defeated Jolene Loetscher in the runoff election Tuesday night by over 8,000 votes. One of those who endorsed TenHaken, former Sioux Falls mayor Dave Munson, talked with KDLT’s Simon Floss recapping the election, comparing his time in office to the present, how the city has…

Polls Open For Runoff Mayoral Election; City Council

Next mayor and city council member to be decided today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The polls are now open to decide the next mayor and city council member of Sioux Falls. Jolene Loetscher and Paul TenHaken are the two remaining mayoral candidates and have been hitting the campaign trail hard in the weeks leading up to today’s election. City Council member Pat Starr and former mayoral candidate Greg Jamison, endorsers…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Jacob Lemme

Lemme Relishes In Varieties Of Music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this weeks edition of ‘Sounds Of The Sioux Empire’ we introduce you to Jacob Lemme. A Sioux Falls native, Lemme’s fascination came at the age of 7 when he got his first guitar. With influences like Beck, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and Radiohead, Lemme lives by the motto of never settling…

Chicken Keeping 101

'Fruit Of The Coop's' Stephanie Peterson to offer chicken keeping classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Chickens aren’t just on the farm anymore. Friends and neighbors are sharing eggs across backyard fences in towns throughout the Sioux Empire through the popular trend of ‘chicken keeping.’ KDLT’s Simon Floss went to Stephanie Peterson’s farm in Brandon to learn more about chicken keeping, the resurgence of buying local produce, and where to take chicken…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Two White Squares

The Morrisons find time together through music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Any married couple with children knows it can be tough to find down time to spend together, but Matt and Amy Morrison have found a way. Matt, a pastor at Asbury United Methodist, said that in order to spend more time with Amy, a music instructor, she told him he’d need to “schedule a rehearsal.” While…

77th Annual El Riad Shrine Circus Comes To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting Thursday, the El Riad Shrine Circus returns to the Sioux Falls Arena in action packed fashion. The series of performances kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, with a second performance following that evening at 7:00 p.m. Those same showtimes carry over into Friday. You can catch the next round of shows at 10 a.m.,…

Farming Through Prolonged Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  When winter weather lingers around, many of us grumble. However, for farmers in our region the prolonged cold can be devastating. KDLT’s Simon Floss and Photojournalist Grant Sweeter took a trip to John Hemmers farm in Moody County for a first hand look at how the unusually long lasting cold affects their day to day operations….

Athleta Coming to Sioux Falls’ Empire Mall

Premier women's clothing brand set to open by end of October

Athleta, the premier performance apparel brand exclusively for women and girls, will soon be open at the Empire Mall. Empire officials announced early Tuesday that the opening will be complete by the end of October inside the mall’s main entrance off of 41st Street, adjacent to LOFT. It will be the retailer’s first location in South Dakota. “We are thrilled…

The Daily Scoop 5-8-17

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Daily Scoop is our morning segment highlighting trending stories on social media. Anu shows off new leg A seven-year-old girl in England arrived at school with her new, pink artificial leg and was greeted with open arms by her classmates. Watch the video above for her father’s reaction when he saw her friends’ positive response. Kentucky Derby…

The Daily Scoop 2-28-17

  The Daily Scoop is our morning segment highlighting trending stories on social media. Home video view The real Best Picture Oscar winner comes home in “Moonlight.” This coming-of-age film also picked up two other Oscars this weekend. It tells the story of a young African-American growing up in Miami and his struggles to find his place in the face…

The Daily Scoop 2-24-17

Box office preview Daniel Kaluuya is the guest of horror in “Get Out.” He’s the boyfriend of “Girls” star Allison Williams, who invites him upstate to meet the parents. Nerves of interracial undertones give way to a more insidious discovery that could lead to subliminal enslavement. “Get Out” is written and directed by Jordan Peel. Baltimore giraffe  Thousands of enthusiastic…

The Daily Scoop 1-26-2017

The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights all things trending on social media. Train Plows Semi Truck on Tracks Police dashcam video shows the exact moment a train slammed into a Fed-Ex truck in Utah. A North Salt Lake police officer’s dashcam shows the train just missed the truck’s cab. The accident happened Saturday morning. As you can…

The Daily Scoop 1-24-17

The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media. Top Flicks Universal Pictures’ “Split” easily took first place at the box office this week, bringing in just over $40 million. The psychological thriller stars James McAvoy as a man with split personalities and cost less than $10 million to make. The Vin Diesel action sequel…