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Opening Day at ‘Great Shots’

SIOUX FALLS Golf clubs will no longer accumulate dust over the winter months. ‘Great Shots’ opens Friday, December 6th, at 11:00 a.m. The three-story facility features state of the art golfing areas, the largest Daktronics screen in South Dakota, a full restaurant and bar, and local golf organizations. KDLT News sent Simon Floss to get a sneak peek of the…

Willie Nelson Says He’s Done Smoking Marijuana

Country music icon, Willie Nelson, says he has decided to hang up his joint. America’s proudest pothead, whose name is practically synonymous with lighting up, says he has stopped smoking marijuana. Nelson says he decided to quit due to ongoing health and breathing issues. The 86-year-old postponed part of his August concert tour due to breathing issues. He resumed the…

Sioux Falls Woman, Family Dog Killed in Overnight House Fire

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says a woman and the family dog were killed in a house fire overnight. Fire crews responded to the two-story home at 5717 W. 15th Street around 11:50 p.m. When firefighters arrived, bystanders reported someone was trapped upstairs along with a family pet. Crews were able to make entry through the front door and…

Helping Working South Dakotans Get Back on Their Feet

The organization stepping in to support single parents, the elderly and disabled when they may otherwise fall through the cracks

Too many of us know that it’s not always easy to make ends meet, even when you’re working. For single parents, older workers and those with disabilities in particular, it can be tough to make paychecks stretch far enough to cover the rising cost of rent, let alone all of the other bills. That is where Sioux Falls Housing and…

Investing In Our Communities: South Dakota Community Foundation

If you're looking to stretch your dollars for good this #GivingTuesday, this organization always works to maximize your impact

Whether you’re an individual looking to make a difference with your dollars, a non-profit in need of support or a community looking to be matched with funds for an upcoming project, the South Dakota Community Foundation has been working to grow your donor dollars and make a difference across the state since 1987. If you’re unsure about where best to…

Noem Set to Lay Out Proposed Budget Amid Revenue Dips

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem will offer her plans on how the state might have to make do with less in 2021 during her annual budget address. The loss of revenue from an internet tax and lower-than-expected revenue may lead to a smaller budget for next fiscal year. The governor is scheduled to unveil her proposed budget in…

Homemade Gifts: Marshmallow Creme Crunch Brownies

This decadent dessert is one you may have a tough time giving away this holiday season

Staci Perry Mergenthal shared both her favorite thing to do with Thanksgiving leftovers, and something a lot more chocolatey and delicious for you to give a try this holiday season. This Marshmallow Creme Crunch Brownie recipe is a favorite among her followers on Pinterest and her blog. One taste and you’ll understand why. Check out our segment with Mergenthal and…

DTSF Ready For ‘Small Business Saturday’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s that time of year when our wallets tend to become a little light. While big box retailers nationwide are doing all they can to lure you in this holiday season, our local small businesses re hoping you’ll remember there is power in spending with them. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday throughout the nation. Businesses…

AAA Launches ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With crowded roads coming this week, AAA is launching a campaign to make sure roads are safe for everyone. ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ looks to keep drivers, first responders, and roadside workers out of harm’s way. According to a press release from the travel organization, tow operators respond to more than 30 million calls for help…

Cyber Security Expert on Regaining Control Over Your Personal Data

New privacy laws go into effect in January, 2020, aimed at finally giving you the upper hand

The internet and the stream of information flowing between users and content producers has grown so fast over the past decade, it has been tough for even the most knowledgeable of watchdogs to stay on top of privacy concerns. But that’s about to change, experts believe. New data privacy laws that should give you more control over what information of…

Two Big Opportunities to Save Money Instead of Spend

As more Americans live paycheck to paycheck, Christina Lynn offers this advice

As we inch closer to the season where we’re encouraged to spend freely on not just others, but treat ourselves as well, financial advisor Christina Lynn says it’s important to step back and look at your bigger financial picture. Short term wins, she says, often do little for us in the long run. What are smart moves this time of…

How Many More Streaming Networks Might We See?

(And How Much More Will They Cost)?

Disney Plus on Tuesday became the latest service to enter into the streaming wars and if analysts predictions hold true, it will be the biggest competitor to Netflix to date. How many more streaming services may there be? And what might the ultimate cost, or benefit be to consumers? Will Bushee, author of “Wired for Coding” and one of our…

Minnesota Commercial Grain Dryers Lose Propane “Until Further Notice”

Farmers in Minnesota face yet another challenge from the Arctic blast as they try to finish their harvest – the natural gas supply for commercial corn dryers was shut off Monday in an effort to keep enough supply on hand for homes and schools. Farmers are already weeks behind schedule harvesting their fields in temperatures nearly 20 degrees below normal….

South Dakota State-Tribal Relations Body to Meet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s State-Tribal Relations body is meeting in Pierre to discuss ways the state can work with Native American groups. Tuesday’s meeting is the first since tension between Gov. Kristi Noem and some tribes over laws passed aimed at potential protests of the Keystone XL pipeline. Noem pushed for the laws, and the Oglala Sioux…

Poll: Many Say High School Diploma Enough to Succeed

A new poll finds that most young Americans believe in the value of a college degree, but many also say a high school diploma is enough to succeed. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll comes amid a national debate over college costs and rising student debt. The survey finds a majority of Americans ages 13 through 29…

Thousands Face Life-Threatening Floods from Aging Dams

This photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources shows the Spencer Dam near Spencer, Neb., in March 2019, after the dam failed during a flood. (Nebraska Department of Natural Resources via AP)America’s dams, most of which were built more than half a century ago, are in a state of decay that is endangering thousands of people who live…

Big, Fast, and Loud: Monster Jam Comes to the Denny

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – They’re big. They’re fast. They’re loud. ‘Monster Jam’ once again has come to Sioux Falls! Drivers will jump the biggest and best trucks, weighing over ten thousand pounds, all to wow the crowd. Randy Brown has been driving for over twenty years. He says the fans reaction, and energy, has kept him going through the two…