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Local Christmas Tree Farm Prepares for Holiday Season

CANTON, S.D.-The holidays are a busy time of year for Todd Gannon. So he’s getting ready. His business, Riverview Christmas Tree Farm opens this weekend.  “We’ve had customers that have been coming for 20 to 30 years to our farm, so we’ve really become part of a family tradition for a lot of folks,” said Gannon.  This year he’s putting…

The One Book Everyone Should Read This Season

If you’re struggling with the perfect gift to give this holiday season, you might find inspiration at the book store. There is something for everyone there, and Scott Skar, general manager for Sioux Falls’ Barnes & Noble offers up a few staff favorites ahead of the biggest shopping days of the year. Categories: KDLT News Today Interviews Tags: Barnes &…

Christmas in July Jail and Bail for a Good Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Liberty Tax in Sioux Falls has found a unique way to raise money for a cause they are passionate about. People in the community turned themselves in at this makeshift jail at Liberty Tax off of west 26th street. It’s the second annual Christmas in July Jail and Bail. To get out of jail people had to…

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…

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…