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Youth in Alcester Serve Locally and Globally

ALCESTER, S.D.-In the small town of Alcester, folks at the Nathanael Lutheran Church hope to make a small difference in the world. They believe it starts with their youth.  For over nine years the youth ministry at Nathanael Lutheran Church have been putting Mission Meals together. Every third weekend of the month, they dedicate their time to prepare and serve…

Getting in Exercise at the Empire Mall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Each day before stores in the Empire Mall open, a couple hundred people have already passed through. That’s because the mall isn’t just a popular shopping destination, it’s also a popular place to get some exercise. Every week you’ll find Wayne and Elaine Langland walking around the Empire Mall. It’s been their weekly workout since the 90s. “We…

Someone You Should Know: Garretson Chef Gives Back

GARRETSON, S.D.- Free coffee and soup on an extremely cold day. Although Garretson Chef, Omar Thornton closed his restaurant Wednesday, his doors were open to anyone who needed a place to warm up. This is just one of many things he’s done for his community. KDLT’S Miranda Paige introduces you to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” Omar Thornton has…

National Blood Donor Month, Donors in High Demand

BRANDON, S.D.-For over 50 years January has been known as National Blood Donor Month. It’s a time to celebrate and thank donors. It’s also a time to raise awareness as January tends to have less donor turnout. Brandon resident Donna Jackson donates blood any chance she gets. So she stopped by a blood drive being held at Brandon Lutheran Church….

Despite The Cold People Shop Downtown For Crazy Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-After Christmas it can be a slow time for stores in Downtown Sioux Falls, but this weekend is one of the busiest weekends stores see in the month of January. That’s because stores participate in “Crazy Days” where they offer crazy deals. It gives stores a chance to mark older items on clearance to make room for new…

Third Annual Women’s March in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People across the nation and in the Sioux Empire marched Saturday Jan. 19th in support of women as a part of the 2019 National Women’s March. This is the third year of the Women’s March In Sioux Falls. Usually supporters will march the streets of downtown, but cold temperatures forced the event indoors this year. That didn’t stop…

Oh My Cupcakes! Opens New Location

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-One family owned Sioux Falls business that’s been around for over a decade is expanding. You no longer have to be just on the south side of town to enjoy a gourmet cupcake from Oh My Cupcakes. January 18th and 19th was the grand opening weekend for the business’ second storefront location .It’s on the east side of…

Local Organizations Help Federal Workers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s day 26 of the partial government shutdown. Some federal employees are still out of work or not getting paid. That includes some in the Sioux Empire like people at EROS, the Federal Courthouse and local offices for the U.S. Ag Department. So businesses around the Sioux Empire are offering up some support. The Original Pancake House has…

The Mitchell Mystery Machine

MITCHELL, S.D.-For more than 20 years a van resembling the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine has been a part of the Mitchell community. To many, it brings up a feeling of nostalgia, but for the owners it has an even deeper meaning. In the Butterfield household, they’ve come to have quite the Scooby-Doo collection. However, their most prized possession will always be…

Working Out While Giving Back to the Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s a philosophy at Coast 2 Coast Sports and Fitness in Tea that giving back to the community is just as important as working out. Conveniently, the owner of the gym has found a way to combine the two. Folks from Coast 2 Coast Fitness are trading in their weights for lifting couches. They’re making sure they…

Sioux Falls Businesses Hand Out Free Christmas Dinners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Four-hundred families have a meal for Christmas thanks to several businesses in Sioux Falls. This is the second year the Sioux Falls companies: Five Guys Burgers, Taco John’s and Wheel City Auto partnered up to hand out meals in the community. They bought the meals using money from their change boxes. The dinners include a 10 pound…

Jerseys for Jackson

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Remedy Brewing in Sioux Falls transformed into a Vikings watch party this afternoon all to raise money for a very special kid: Jackson Horsted. “Anyone who has met Jackson knows he is just the happiest, most cheerful, little guy. He’s just a joy,” said his mom, Kristina Horsted. Jackson loves sports, especially football. “Go Vikings,” said Jackson. So…

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…

Community Makes Blankets For Those in Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- What started out as around 20 people making 100 blankets has skyrocketed into a full out community event. Hundreds of people gathered at Sonia Sotomayor Elementary to take part in a yearly tradition. If you ask someone to describe Sioux Falls this is the answer they might give. “It is a very big and small town. People…