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Holiday Recycling Tips: What You Can and Can’t Put in the Bin

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- According to the EPA, trash increases around 25 percent during the holidays. You can do your part by recycling, but not everything can go in the green bin. When you recycle, the items end up at places like Millennium Recycling. However, recycling the wrong things  can creates problems and actually lead to more work for recycling plants….

Park Ridge Neighborhood Lights Up for 70th Annual “Luminary Lane”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Every Sunday before Christmas, one Sioux Falls neighborhood lights up. Luminary Lane stretches from 26th Street to 22nd Street and Park Avenue to Glendale Avenue. It’s a tradition many people incorporate into their holiday. Christmas is a special time for the Park Ridge Neighborhood. For one night only they transform into Luminary Lane, lighting the way to christmas….

Santa’s Helper

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s that time of year to write a letter to Santa. One Sioux Falls man has a very important job in helping get those letters to the North Pole for Christmas. John Myer’s house in Sioux Falls has a very special mailbox out front. It’s Santa’s mailbox. This time of year is very busy for Santa,…

Pet Holiday Dangers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The holiday season can be a fun time for decorating the house and cooking holiday meals and treats, but it is also one of the most dangerous times of year for pets. It was a trip to the vet for 19-week-old mix puppy, Bernadette who decided her owners decorations were a toy. “We did very well with the…

Sioux Falls Community Helps Build Bikes for Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Airway Auto Service in Sioux Falls usually fixes cars. On Dec. 15th they switched from four wheels to two as they helped build special presents for kids this Christmas. Tyler Knight is working hard building bikes. “You know it’s a different experience. You know when I was a kid we’d go to Walmart and we’d drive it…

Santa Visits the Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Santa Claus. On Dec. 8th, he visited the Great Plains Zoo for a special event. Breakfast With Santa invites families to visit for food and crafts, including a letter making station. Kids can write a letter to Santa and hand deliver it to Santa himself. Of course they can also take…

Eyes and Ears Toy Challenge 2018

Organizers say it's amazing the difference you can so easily make in a child's life this holiday season

Sioux Falls Family Vision and Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat staff thought a friendly challenge for a greater good, was a nice idea last year. But after seeing the difference a few new toys made in the lives of so many young children in our area this past year, the two local businesses have not only decided to challenge each…

Managing Depression Over the Holidays

Advice for those who struggle and for those who love them as well

The high expectations and pressure we often put on ourselves over the holidays to be happy, at times, have the exact opposite effect. For millions of Americans, the stress over buying gifts, baking cookies, sending out cards, lack of sunlight, and time with family is enough to induce both anxiety and depression. Recognizing the signs and taking steps that might…

A Holiday Spectacular – Christmas With the SD Symphony Orchestra

Check out the performances scheduled for the weekend of December 8-9

For those concerned the symphony may be too pretentious, or just ‘not for you’, there’s a good chance this weekend’s performance of “‘Tis the Season: Christmas with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra” will change your mind. The action-packed, theatrical holiday performance in front of a stage full of incredibly talented musicians has already won over the hearts of many first-time…

Making a Winter Wonderland at Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Each year Falls Park is transformed into a winter wonderland, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes months of hard work to create the lighted display. There are 300,000 lights, more than one mile of garland and 270 decorated trees along with many other decorations. More than 50 people from Sioux Falls Parks and Rec. have a hand…

Forecast Postpones 605 Made Holiday Market

Watch for more cancellations or changes as winter weather system develops over the weekend

If you’ve got plans to get out and attend an event this weekend or you’re hoping to get out and shop, weather depending, you may want to call ahead. Even in anticipation of this weekend’s pending winter storm, the uncertainty of it has a number of outlets looking to reschedule. Among them, the 605 Made Holiday Market. The local makers…

“Holiday Express” Gives Military Members Unique Perspective of SF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  A passenger train was making ground in Sioux Falls giving rides to military families Thursday. BNSF Railway uses the holiday season to give back to those serving our country. “All aboard for the train ride,” says BNSF conductor. From the conductor to the caboose the Holiday Express is in full force. “It’s pretty special to be…

5 Great Tech Gifts for the Holidays

They're easy, affordable, and definitely products you can use.

From gifts for the home to taking tech with you on the go, Verizon’s Gadget Guy, Steve Van Dinter stopped by the KDLT News Today studio with some of his favorite gift picks for the holidays. You’re going to want to check these out…   Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews, News,…

Christmas Tree Season: A Family Tradition

CANTON, S.D.-Now that Thanksgiving is over many of us begin the tradition of finding the perfect Christmas tree. While some go the store bought route others pick out and cut down the tree themselves. Just like that the pumpkins are gone and Christmas trees are here at Riverview Christmas Tree Farm. “It’s a pretty rapid transition,” said Todd Gannon. “But…

Black Friday Finances: How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- How much are you spending this holiday season? According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend on average over $1,000 shopping this holiday season. That’s 4 percent more than last year. It’s the season for deals and according to Christina Lynn with Lynn Financial, this will be  a good year for shoppers as the economy is…

Christmas Tree Drop-Off Available Through January 14th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the next few weeks the Sioux Falls landfill is offering two places where you can throw away your real Christmas tree for free. The drop-off sites are 1015 East Chambers Street and 100 Lyon Boulevard. You have to remove all accessories from your tree before disposing it and artificial trees won’t be accepted. The drop-off…

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The holiday brings about many traditions. The Sioux Falls Skyforce have been offering one to fans for nearly three decades. Holiday hoops on Christmas Day have kept the Sioux Falls Skyforce packing in fans for the last 29 years. Among those cheering is Becky Stueven who’s been going to this game with family for as long as…