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Serving Up Pancakes With Lifescape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Lifescape is fueling their mission to empower local children and adults with disabilities with their 25th Annual Pancake Benefit this Sunday. Last year, the event had about 4,700 visitors, according to Kim Haiar. She says she hopes this year’s turnout is even bigger. In addition to piles of pancakes and sausages provided by Chris Cakes, Haiar says…

Adventures With Ahtra: El Riad Shrine Circus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The circus is in town! El Riad Shrine Circus is celebrating its 76th year at the Sioux Falls Area from Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23. The El Riad Shriners bring the circus to Sioux Falls every year to help raise money for their group, which “promotes the community,” according to Shriner Ried Jensen. He says…

Breadico Offers Sioux Falls A Taste Of France and San Francisco

Breadico offers a variety of breads only found in 20-30 other cities across the country.

When David Napolitano saw a need for great sourdough breads in Sioux Falls, he converted a garage stall into a commercial wholesale bakery and began selling his breads in local farmers markets and specialty stores around the city. One year and six months later he opened Breadico, his own brick and mortar bakery. Breadico is located on the East Bank…

Safe Families For Children Offers Comfort During Family Crisis

Safe Families for Children is not foster care or adoption. It's lending a helping hand during tough times.

Safe Families for Children in Sioux Falls is looking for more host families. Safe Families is not foster care or adoption, it is simply giving your time and home to children going through a hard time. “There are times when families are going through a crisis.” Erin Wescott said, “Mom and Dad perhaps are going through a tough time. Maybe they need…

Meet The Ladies Of The Orange City Tulip Festival Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For the young women on the Orange City Tulip Festival Court, the celebration of Dutch heritage is more than just three days of fun; it’s a year’s worth of responsibility to their hometown. Each year, Orange City, Iowa welcomes tens of thousands of visitors for three days of parades, shows, Dutch food and more for their annual…

UPDATE: Driver Airlifted To Hospital In Early Morning Rollover

DELL RAPIDS, S.D.- A driver was airlifted to a local hospital after a rollover crash in Dell Rapids early Monday morning. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene at Jasper Street and 482nd Avenue around 12:25 a.m. on Monday for a single-car rollover accident. Authorities say the driver was ejected after the car rolled over through a ditch…

Sioux Falls Meets Rock Opera In “Jesus Christ Superstar”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is taking on the challenge of a rock opera with their latest production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The musical is based on the life of Jesus Christ and his journey to Jerusalem. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has become a global phenomenon over the last 40 years. Director…

Adventures With Ahtra: Buns-N-Guns Challenge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Swimsuit season is quickly approaching, so CPM Fitness is issuing a “Buns-N-Guns Challenge” to get people ready for the beach. The owners of CPM, Chris and Annie Mello say from April 17 to May 14, whoever attends the most workout classes will win either a month of free membership or $100 cash. To see how Ahtra did with…

Government: 36 Islamic State Fighters Killed By Massive Bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) – Afghanistan officials say the U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead. There were no civilian casualties, according to the Ministry of Defense statement, which also said that several IS caves and ammunition caches…

Serving Up Springtime At Crave

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The best restaurants in Sioux Falls are serving up their best for the Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week. Crave is staying busy with reservations as guests try their limited edition menu. Head Chef Alex from Crave says even though Crave is a chain, he still got to design every recipe for Restaurant Week. He says he was inspired…

Prairie Berry Adds Local Touch To European Cuisine

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Though they’re best known for their fine wines and craft beers, Prairie Berry East Bank is showing off their culinary skills for Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week. With a choice of either French or Spanish cuisine on their Restaurant Week menu, the chefs at Prairie Berry still manage to locally source most of their ingredients. Chef Mark…

The Market Reveals Spanish-Inspired Menu For Restaurant Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls’ Restaurant Week is in full swing as the top restaurants in downtown show off their best items for their limited edition menus. The Market’s Restaurant Week menu was inspired by a picture of Spanish pozole, according to their head chef. Chef Greg Springer from The Market says the dishes incorporate a unique blend of spices…

A Taste Of Ode To Food And Drinks’ Restaurant Week Menu

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Some of the most popular restaurants in Downtown Sioux Falls are showing off their top food selections for Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant will feature a menu offering three courses for $30 per person, before tip. Ode to Food and Drinks stopped by the KDLT Kitchen to show off their special menu. Chef Bob says when he…

Embe’s “Tribute To Women” Honors Local Leadership

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It all started as a luncheon back in 1974 to honor female leaders and now, 44 years later, Embe’s annual Tribute to Women is one of the biggest celebrations of local leadership in Sioux Falls. Their event on Thursday, April 13 will recognize 64 nominees and announce the winners of awards in business, philanthropy and public service….

Adventures With Ahtra: Lifting With USD Football

VERMILLION, S.D.- Few people take weight lifting more seriously than the strength and conditioning coaches for the USD football team. Even during the off-season, they keep their players working hard. The Coyotes starting quarterback, Chris Streveler says he’s never seen a team work as hard as they do during the off-season, or “spring ball.” Streveler says he’s thrilled with the…

Downtown Sioux Falls Kicks Off Restaurant Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Downtown Sioux Falls will be filled with excitement all day Friday as April’s “First Friday” kicks off Restaurant Week. Businesses and restaurants throughout downtown are holding sales and special events for a night of shopping, art and entertainment. Downtown Sioux Falls Restaurant Week will run April 7-15, with 10 different restaurants participating. Each restaurant will offer a special three-course…

Limited Run Of “The Amish Project” Explores Virtues In Tragedy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every three years, Patrick Pope chooses one show to direct for the Sioux Empire Community Theater. When he came across “The Amish Project,” he knew it would be his next play. Based on the 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, which killed 10 girls, the play emphasizes the virtues of compassion and forgiveness….

Get Up And Move In April

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The American Heart Association is encouraging people to grab their friends, family or coworkers and “Move More” this month to improve their heart health. The AHA suggests kicking off April by taking part in National Walking Day, which is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5. By committing to a month of doing something physical every day, the AHA hopes people…

Developing Godly Character in Youth Through Flag Football

Youth players learn great skills and lesson and also wear helmets in this unique flag football league.

  Siouxland spring flag league is now signing players for the spring of 2017. The SYFL spring flag league is a faith based program designed to develop godly character in boys and girls 1st through 7th grade.   With the leadership of Brian Hansen from Fellowship of Christian Athletes, gear will be handed out on April 7th with the first practice scheduled…