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New Local Brewery Brings Belgian Influences

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This year’s government shutdown is still having an effect on some area businesses. KDLT News first introduced you to the Sioux Falls Brewery Covert Artisan Ales in January. The government shutdown kept the new business from starting their bottle distribution. While they’re still waiting to get labels approved to start selling bottles around town, the public is…

Flooding Concerns Rising for Homeowners Near Lake Poinsett

HAMLIN COUNTY, S.D.- Flooding has hit many South Dakota communities hard this season. Folks near Lake Poinsett are already dealing with water pouring onto their property. With more rain expected this week, comes more concern. Houses and cabins on the edge of the Lake Poinsett are starting to flood. Many of these are summer cabins, so they are empty right…

Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-When it comes to giving, folks in Sioux Falls will do the extreme to help their community. About 130 people jumped into cold water Saturday for the Special Olympics South Dakota Polar Plunge. This is the 21st annual event. It’s a way to help raise money for South Dakota’s 2,500 Special Olympics athletes. Teams who raise $100 or…

Report Identifies Top Sioux Falls Health Issues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Health care industry professionals are trying to improve the quality of life in Sioux Falls. Over the past 15 months, through resident surveys and focus groups, a report was completed to come up with a clearer picture of what we can do better to improve our health. “You know everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life…

Golfing Season Begins in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Golfing season has begun. Prairie Green Golf Course opened Wednesday in Sioux Falls, an entire month ahead of last season. Fortunately flooding did not affect them much, so they were in good shape to open. They are even allowing carts. Elmwood Golf Course is also partially open. “We just made it a priority. We felt like if…

Flooding Creates Extra Hurdle for Sioux Falls Family

SIOUX FALLS ,S.D.- It’s been an overwhelming few weeks for homeowners who have had water in their basements from flooding. For one Sioux Falls family, it only adds to a list of hurdles they’re facing. On March 20, the Krausman’s home felt more like an island. There were a couple feet of water in their backyard, and around 10 inches…

Someone You Should Know: 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday, March 16th is the 40th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Sioux Falls. The grand marshal this year is a man who has been participating in the parades since the start and loves to share his heritage with others. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces us to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” In the Grogan household they…

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…