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Recently Identified Pearl Harbor Sailor Honored

Lake Preston, S.D. – Almost a century after his death, a Lake Preston resident is back home. “A real great commitment to the military to make sure that we don’t leave anybody behind and identify them so we can continue to honor them.  It’s impressive, especially this Easter season,” says South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels. Navy Water Tender 2nd…

KDLT Cares: KDLT Career Fair Hosts 41 Area Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Labor partnered with KDLT-TV to host a career fair on Wednesday in downtown Sioux Falls. Businesses in the Sioux Falls area welcomed career seekers to their stations. State officials say the unemployment rate in Sioux Falls is 2.9%. Rates this low make it more difficult for businesses to find people withe the…

“What Grows Around Comes Around” Hosts Sale To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The organization “What Grows Around Comes Around” is celebrating ten years of selling clothes to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Saturday’s consignment sale featured gently-used clothes for all ages, toys, baby items and even electronics and DVDs. Sellers packed the W.H. Lyon Expo Center to offer their items to hundreds of shoppers.  A portion of the money they…

City Officials React To Falls Park Death

Sioux Falls, S.D. – More reaction stemming from the 3rd drowning at falls park since 2013, with city council members coming up with possible safety solutions. “That foam is the deadliest part.  So we need to address this area in the spring when that is the most predominant,” says City Councilwoman Theresa Stehly. On Sunday, five-year-old Maggie Zaiger from Audobon,…

Sioux Falls Officials Address Safety After 5-Year-Old Girl Drowns At Falls Park

Sioux Falls, S.D. – 5-year-old Maggie Jo Zaiger of Audobon, Iowa is the third drowning victim at Falls Park since 2013. “Don’t try and jump in yourself, don’t waste time.  Immediately call 911,” says Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Brad Goodroad. A similar situation occurred in 2013 where two people drowned after jumping into the river to save a special…

Sioux Falls Thunder FC Trialing Players For 2nd Season

Sioux Falls, S.D. – 63 trialists have traveled as far as Kansas and Wisconsin to get the chance to play semi-professional soccer. “We just say you know, come out and enjoy a family atmosphere of that next level of soccer that is missing from this area,” says Sioux Falls Thunder FC Head Coach, Mekonnen Afa. At the helm this year…

Empire Mall Has “Caring Bunny” For Children With Disabilities

Sioux Falls, S.D.- The Caring Bunny was on hand at the empire mall this morning meeting children with special needs. It’s an opportunity for children with disabilities to take pictures with the Easter Bunny in a quiet environment before the busy hours of the mall begin. There was activities like coloring and playing with play-doh to keep their emotions calm…

Sioux Falls Resident Smashing Bench Press Records

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Most 60-year-olds are probably relaxing at home watching March Madness or out on the golf course shooting a round, but not for one Sioux Falls resident. “I like the fact that it’s me and this hunk of metal and I want to get to that hunk of metal and I want to be able to put…

Monkey Bizness Opens In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A new children’s indoor playground has opened in Sioux Falls. The Colorado-based company, Monkey Bizness opened their first location in South Dakota off of S. Louise Ave and 55th St. Fun for the kids include a custom-built tree house with a foam-pit, interactive games on the floor and on the walls, a bounce house and a…

Sioux Falls Bars Welcome March Madness Watchers

Sioux Falls, S.D. – With the NCAA tournament in full-swing, bars in Sioux Falls are welcoming the public to hang out and watch games all day. The Liebrary is opening their doors at 11 a.m. for the start of the tournament’s games and offers half-priced drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along with their daily specials. Liebrary also offers…

Sioux Falls Public Works Fixing Potholes

Sioux Falls, S.D. – It’s a busy time of year for road crews across the region, with winter weather tearing up roads and creating headaches for drivers. That means staff at Sioux Falls Public Works are hitting the streets to in an effort to make your drive a little smoother. Over the past few months and the accumulation of water…

Allergists Give Tips On The Upcoming Allergy Season

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Warmer temperatures are a reminder that allergy season is on the way. Doctors say now is the time to take precautions to make sure you’re not stuffy for the beautiful spring weather. “The key is be ready,” says Dr. Mark Bubak from Dakota Allergy and Asthma. It’s that time in late March and April when the…

Siouxland Smash Hosting Super Smash Bros Tournaments In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Super Smash Bros fans in the Sioux Empire have a place and a group to play one of the most popular video games of all time. An all-time great, Super Smash Bros has been some of video gamers go-to since its first release on the Nintendo 64 in 1999 with tens of millions of copies in…

Comic Book Fans Come Together For Siouxper DayCon

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Fans of comic books, cosplay and everything in between showed up for Siouxper DayCon today at the Western Mall. SiouxperCon is a non-profit organization setting up gatherings of different fandoms of Anime, Sci-Fi and more. The net profit from SiouxperCon is donated to “Reach Literacy” and childhood cancer research. A cosplay competition was held for the…

Benson’s Flea Market Sellers Show Off Their Unique Antiques

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Vendors at Benson’s Flea Market were showing off their highly valuable antiques to the public this weekend. Benson’s Flea Market is the biggest flea market in South Dakota and has been around for around 50 years. Dealers collect items from all over the world to bring to the flea market. For instance, one dealer has ancient…

Sanford Sports Science Institute Combining Science With Golf

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Sanford Sports Science Institute team is back, this time at the golf expo this weekend giving out the latest information in their research into golf. Some of the services offered to the public at the expo includes a mobility service where Sanford Sports scientists will look at the way you move and how that could…

D-Bat Opens In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – A new Baseball training facility opened up in Eastern Sioux Falls today. D-Bat comes equipped with ten cages for hitting, pitching and catching. The hitting machines also have computerized measurements to track the speed and trajectory of the balls hit. At the front of the complex, a fully-loaded pro shop has gloves, bats, batting gloves, and…

Summit League Tournament Celebrates 10th Year In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Summit League Championships have returned to Sioux Falls.  The Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments tip off Saturday at the Premier Center. This one’s special, though.  It’s the 10-year anniversary of the tournament coming to Sioux Falls. “I don’t know if anybody knew it was going to be quite this big, quite that fast,” says SDSU…