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City of Sioux Falls Launches New Visual Identity Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, SD- As the city of Sioux Falls grows, officials say it’s time to create more unity among all the organizations who call it home. So the city is rebranding its image. A new project is in the works, focused on creating a new “visual identity” that will represent the entire city. “To actually give Sioux Falls a singular identity…

City of Sioux Falls to Improve Public Transportation System

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The City of Sioux Falls is aiming to speed up its transit system, while also making it more accessible. A “Core Team” of city staffers has been doing research and coming up with ideas. In the future, the public transportation system may look a lot different than it does right now, but coming up with a new…

‘Sioux Falls Sanitation’ Customers Frustrated by Garbage Pileup

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Some folks in Sioux Falls are ready to sack their garbage service. Many say their garbage is piling up and they can’t get ahold of the sanitation company in charge of hauling it away.   For many customers who use Sioux Falls Sanitation, garbage is overflowing.  “It’s just frustrating for all us customers,” said Stephanie Ihnen. “We…

Sioux Falls Making Sidewalks ADA Compliant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Some folks have a hard time getting around town in Sioux Falls. That’s because not all sidewalks are ADA compliant. By law they have to be, so the city is working on the problem. Even though construction can be a pain, Vicki Kerkvliet welcomes it. When sidewalks are cracked it makes it tough for her to get…

Plans for Sioux Falls Community Triage Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls is growing and with that comes growing pains like increased crime. That’s why Mayor Paul TenHaken says it’s time to open a community triage center. The triage center would help address addiction and behavioral health issues in the community. It allows people to get treatment as an alternative to going jail. For…

City of Madison Officials Grappling with Sewer Sanitary Emergency

MADISON, S.D.-The city of Madison is urging residents to take the city’s current Sanitary Sewer Emergency seriously. If folks don’t, there could be some negative consequences for homeowners and even the city. Officials in Madison are relying on residents to limit water usage and make sure sump pump lines are routed to the streets and not into their floor drains….

The Pothole Problem in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Anyone driving around Sioux Falls will tell you it’s a bumpy ride right now. Because of the weather, potholes are big and abundant. They are giving drivers problems as hundreds of people report damage to their cars.      For staff at Tires, Tires, Tires off Minnesota Avenue, it’s already been a busy spring. They’ve been working around the…

Falls Park Safety Report Released

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-For nearly a year there have been discussions about adding new safety features to Falls Park after a five year old drowned last March. An independent safety review was completed for Falls Park. The study found three main areas of concern: It suggests making the path along the east bank less accessible by adding a gate and signage,…

City Asks Judge to Dismiss Copper Lounge Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –   Two years ago this month, the Copper Lounge collapsed in downtown Sioux Falls. The resulting legal battle is far from over. The collapse survivor and her family are suing the city of Sioux Falls for negligence. Now, the city wants the lawsuit tossed out. “Our lives were turned upside down,” said Mike Fodness earlier this year….

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…

Sioux Falls Street Maintenance Prepares for Snow

SIOUX FALLS S.D.-  The roads are not going to be ideal to drive on, but the city of Sioux Falls is doing all it can to prepare. First they are mixing the sand. “Liquid calcium chloride with salt and what happens is when you put it down on the street it’s able to break down snow and ice. So it…

Flooding Causes Issues for Residents in Rock Rapids

ROCK RAPIDS, IA- In northwest Iowa, Lyon county has received the brunt of the rainfall with the city of Rock Rapids experiencing the serious flooding. They’ve received almost five inches of rain within the past 48 hours. Parks and farmland were submerged in water due to flooding from the rock river. It rose more than 18 inches barely missing major…

New Safety Features Possibly Coming to Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been three months since a five-year-old Iowa girl drowned at Falls Park.  However, this wasn’t the first time. That little girl is the ninth person to drown at Falls Park since 1982. Now, the city is proposing some big changes to its number one tourist attraction. KDLT’s Allison Royal introduces us to the possible changes and…

Sioux Falls Unveils Big Construction Plans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Mayor Mike Huether announced projects to not only fix streets, but fix infrastructure underground. This idea is to make our lives easier getting around the city, but that starts with construction. “It’s time, let’s get those dang orange barrels out, lets get them out now and lets make some good stuff happen when it comes to road repair…

Residents Still Without Water in Webster

WEBSTER, S.D.- Since Monday the citizens of Webster have been dealing with a water emergency. At one point everyone’s water was shut off. “So that was kind of just on a whim, like a phone call and I guess we’re just closed for the day,” said Kristen Marko, a server at Pereboom’s. Some water has since been restored, but people are…

City Council On Mission To Get To Bottom Of Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Panels

Request For Proposals For Independent Contractor Sent Out Wednesday

The Sioux Falls City Council is on a mission to get to the bottom of the flawed metal panels on the outside of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. They’re looking for an independent contractor to find out if the panels are actually doing their job. The request for proposals went out Wednesday. From the beginning, people have questioned how it…

City Officials: Ride Sharing Company ‘Lyft’ En Route To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Hailing a cab with the press of a button could soon become a reality in Sioux Falls. A ride sharing company has taken the first step necessary to operate in South Dakota. The Department of Revenue confirmed Monday that they’ve issued a state sales tax license to Lyft. “It gives you a big city feel,” said Sioux…

So Far, Improvements Have Washed Away Problems At Flood Prone Intersection In SF

49th Street & Louise Avenue Is The Only Intersection In The City With Water Sensors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– On days like today, one of South Dakota’s busiest intersections would be pooling with water. Forty-ninth Street and Louise Avenue had the tendency to flood even with small amounts of rainfall. But with new improvements, are city officials noticing a difference? KDLT’S Jill Johnson has more on how they’re keeping the water at bay. In heavy rainfall,…