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Outdoor Campus Center Favorite Bridge is Closed

Due to flooding the bridge is unusable

SIOUX FALLS, SD—After the recent flooding the Outdoor Campus Center most popular attraction is being taken away. “When it was first built the bridge was flat,” said Thea Miller Ryan, Outdoor Campus Center Director. “You can see can the hands rails were just at one level. Over the years there have been a few changes to it; a few floods…

Miraculous Clean-up is Just Another Day at The Premier Center

Premier Center staff talk about clean-up after PBR event

SIOUX FALLS, SD—In the past few days the Premier Center in Sioux Falls has switched from ice to dirt and now back to ice. The professional bull riders event wrapped up last night at the Denny. This how the center looked Sunday night after the bull riders were done. Just an insulated board left to protect the ice, which was…

Feeding South Dakota in Desperate Need of Canned Goods

Help Feeding South Dakota by donating canned goods

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Feeding South Dakota is in crisis right now. “We have found ourselves a little short on food in our food pantry,” said Matt Gassen, CEO Feeding South Dakota. Helping so many people is a sword edge for the organization. Even with monetary donations like they received yesterday from PBR. Feeding South Dakota still needs help. “It…

Professional Bull Riders Donate Over 6k to Feeding South Dakota

PBR volunteered their free-time at Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Some of the top bull riders in the world are in Sioux Falls this week. They started off their visit at Feeding South Dakota and did not come empty-handed. PBR not only brought their bull Zamperini, but also their appetite to serve the community. “I don’t like to think that I’m ever too big to help out,” said…

Sioux Falls Animal Control and Police Department Wrap Up Deer Harvest

60 deer harvested will go to Sportsmen Against Hunger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Animal Control and Police Department deer removal operation has finished for the 2018 year. The operation was to prevent deer-related accidents on the interstate and in the city. Animal Control has removed 60 deer from Sioux Falls. The high traffic areas for deer are between Minnesota Avenue and Southeastern Avenue and on the…

Behind The Scenes of President Trump’s Visit To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a historic day for South Dakota. President Trump touched down in Washington, D.C. after spending Friday afternoon in Sioux Falls. KDLT’s Allison Royal was there when Trump stepped onto South Dakota soil for the first time in his presidency. “I’ve never met a president before,” said Miles Duncan, age 12. It’s an experience few…

Passengers Relive Allegiant Flight That Skidded Off Runway

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Passengers on an Allegiant airlines flight this weekend got the scare of their lives when their plane skidded off the runway. “Afterwards I thought, this could’ve been just devastating.  You know, if something worse would have happened,” says Passenger Sheryl Fromm. Allegiant Airlines flight 456 arriving from Las Vegas skidded off the runway at Sioux Falls…

YouTube Facing Legal Action

Sioux Falls, S.D. – One of the biggest websites on the internet may be facing legal action. YouTube is being accused of breaking a federal law designed to protect children’s privacy online. Some fear that the website’s policies allow it to collect data from devices, location, phone number and browsing habits. Amanda Chaon, a Senior Digital Media Strategist at Click…

“Fortnite” Taking Over The Gaming Community

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls gaming venue says a video game, rising in popularity, is bringing more people into their business. “People like how simple it is to get into it.  It’s very simple, it’s very friendly for any of the new players,” says Galaxy Gaming Manager Max Kaftanati. Staff at Galaxy Gaming say “Fortnite” is taking over…

Sioux Empire Pit Bull Finds His Forever Home

Sioux Falls, S.D. – After a rough start to life, a Sioux Falls Pit Bull has found his forever home. Butterball has been with the Sioux Empire Pit Rescue almost nine months. As a puppy in Iowa, he swallowed a small toy which then led to a severe intestinal blockage. After his first family couldn’t afford the vet bills, the…

Lincoln High Students Share Their Immigration Stories

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Moving to a new home can be very challenging.  However, immigrants and refugees have it tougher than anyone. “We want people to know, not just assume things that are going on because you can’t judge a book by its cover.  So you want to know about where they came from and the things they went through…

Gordmans Celebrates National Pet Day

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls department store welcomed some furry creatures into their store today. Gordmans celebrated National Pet Day with the Sioux Falls community. They have participated in national pet day for the past few years, but this is the first year they are partnering with the Dakota Dachshund Rescue. They showed off a few pets that…

Elegant Mommy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A popular Sioux Falls baby and mother store is celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend. Elegant Mommy started as a little shop off 49th street but has evolved from selling pre-owned maternity clothes to baby clothes, car seats and breastfeeding education. Over the weekend, lots of items in the store will be discounted and there will…

Professional Bull Riders Donates To Feeding South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Although the Professional Bull Riders are here this weekend to entertain, they do a great deal of work within the community as well. PBR donated a check for $6,250 to Feeding South Dakota. Feeding South Dakota CEO Catt Gassen says that money will provide over 20,000 meals. They also had some fun by weighing a live…

Sanford Opens New Veterans Club

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A new veterans club has opened in Sioux Falls. This comes after Sanford formed a Department of Veterans and Military Services in 2017. It’s located at the USD Medical Center near the Lokken lobby. The club features a phone charging station, access to internet, lazy boy chairs and a big TV. It will serve as a…

Teenager Arrested In Road Rage Incident

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls teenager behind bars after a road rage incident yesterday afternoon. Authorities arrested 18-year-old John Zimmer on aggravated assault charges after he allegedly shot at another car.  It happened on I-90 near the Marion exit. The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting didn’t harm the victim or her eight year old daughter.  But…

2 Daycare Employees Arrested After Allegedly Harming Children

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Disturbing details are emerging about two former employees at a Sioux Falls day care. They were arrested Friday after a discovery that they allegedly hurt little kids in their care. Police say it was all caught on camera but that video hasn’t been made public. “While he was sleeping, the employee had banged his head on…

Sioux Falls Family Bringing The Faith

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A Sioux Falls church is bringing all families together because of family. “Church should be about relationship and if people are here at the Vineyard it’s because they find people that they connect with,” says Pastor Kevin Gullickson. It’s been six years since Shanygne and Kevin Gullickson opened up a Vineyard Church location in downtown Sioux…

Families Celebrate Easter Day Traditions

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Easter Sunday is filled with annual family traditions. For some people, the day usually starts with a morning trip to church, even going as early as sunrise for services. The rest of the day is often spent with family and includes a big Easter meal. Taking pictures with the Easter Bunny is also a big tradition…

Victim in Fatal Sioux Falls Crash Identified as USF Football Player

UPDATE: The University of Sioux Falls has released a statement on the death of a USF Football player: “Junior Courtney Beane of Oakland, California, and junior Jared Brito of Covina, California, were in a car accident Sunday. Beane has passed away and Brito is hospitalized with severe but non-life-threatening injuries.” Read more here: https://www.usiouxfalls.edu/news-and-events/usf-news-feed/public-statement PREVIOUS STORY: Sioux Falls, S.D. –…