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Badlands Pawn Shuts Down

Gun range, radio station remain open

Payday loan millionaire Chuck Brennan is shutting down another piece of his South Dakota empire. Badlands Pawn is now closed. According to an announcement on the shop’s website, all pawn operations have shut down. The 60,000 sq. ft. building on Russell Street in northern Sioux Falls is going up for sale along with all of the pawn shop’s inventory. The…

State of Emergency Declared as Tens of Thousands Still Without Power

Governor Daugaard Declares State of Emergency Following Winter Storm

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared a state of emergency for all of South Dakota following a Christmas Day storm that resulted in stranded motorists and electrical power outages. The Governor, in issuing the Executive Order, has ordered that state government technical resources be made available to support county governments in efforts to restore normal travel conditions and…

SFFR Takes a Break From the Fire Station to Hit the Toy Aisle

Firefighters to deliver toys to sick children on Christmas Eve

Some Sioux Falls fire crews took a break from their duties at the fire station Friday to hit the toy aisles at Lewis Drug. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Firefighters Association Members stopped by the drug store to purchase toys for sick children. It’s been a Christmas tradition since the early 70’s, the past decade or so have…

SFFR Looking To Add On More Chaplains

One new member is already seeing how much his services are needed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When emergencies like fires happen, many fire departments have chaplains on hand to talk with affected families about what’s going on. They even help firefighters who’ve been through traumatic experiences on the job. But Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says it doesn’t have enough people in this volunteer position. One man just joined the squad, and is…

Frederick McAbee Agrees To 50 Years In Prison

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Sioux Falls has agreed to serve at least 50 years in state prison. 42-year-old Frederick McAbee pled guilty to second degree rape and commission of a felony rape with a firearm in Minnehaha County court this afternoon. McAbee was originally charged with 16 counts including attempted murder…

Businesses Aid With Last Minute Shopping

Unglued and Best Buy are two of many stores extending their business hours

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – This Sunday is the December 25th, which means people only have a couple days left to buy gifts before Christmas. The bitter cold last weekend may have scared some from hitting the stores, but today was a different story. And the stores are helping make the task a little easier. It happens every year. “You wrap…

Helping Keep The Homeless Warm

The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House had some help over the bitter cold weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When the weather was as cold as it was this weekend, we would assume it makes for a busy weekend at local homeless shelters. But the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House in Sioux Falls says that wasn’t necessarily the case, and that’s a good thing. “We about 65 men and 13 women, that’s about where we’ve been…

Delivering Packages In The Bitter Cold

USPS letter carrier Tim Durham has worked 13 holiday seasons, the key -- layers

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Temperatures dipped below zero this weekend, making it a little more difficult for the real life Santa’s to deliver everyone’s presents before the 25th. But one 13 year veteran says as long as he is layering up, he can get the job done. With a winter hat, thick gloves and snow boots…

SF Church Opens Up Temporary Shelter

Due to the harsh temperatures over the weekend, a church in Sioux Falls has set up a temporary shelter, opening up their doors to anyone who needs a little warmth. Dozens of cots, food and winter clothing are available at the Celebrate Community Church’s Meadow building off of South Shirley Avenue. Everything in this room has been donated. One volunteer…

Sioux Falls Girl Receives Custom Built Bike From Chariots For Children

The five year old has been battling a rare form of brain cancer since she was just over a year old

More than a hundred new bicycles will make their way under a Christmas tree this year, thanks to volunteers with the charity Chariots for Children. The group builds and gives bikes to children during the holiday season. On Saturday, 126 new bikes went home to deserving and happy families. Among the recipients, was a very special little girl, with her…

Tree Farm And Church Team Up To Spread Holiday Cheer

Riverview Christmas Tree Farm is donating 70 trees to those in need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In just 10 short days, Santa Claus will be visiting all of our homes with a bag full of presents. But before he comes, a Christmas tree farm owner is making sure families in the Sioux Empire have a place for Saint Nick to put those presents. And he has many elves helping with the task….

Welcome Home Soldiers

Thirty eight men and women return after 10 month deployment in Kuwait

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a special day for dozens of families as moms, grandmas, and sons held their loved one in their arms for the first time in 10 months. Thirty eight South Dakota Army National Guard soldiers returned home from their deployment in Kuwait. It was a moment that brought many to tears. Including Charity Small as…

Corson Pink Ladies Receive Anonymous Gold Coin Gift

"It's going to be given right back to the community to someone fighting cancer”

BRANDON, S.D. – Friday night we’re continuing our KDLT Cares series. About two months ago, we were contacted by a man who said he wanted to give back without receiving any of the credit. We’ve already distributed portions of his gift to a baby battling cancer, a nonprofit who helps women at risk of homeless and the Salvation Army’s Red…