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Parents Trying To Keep Kids Going To School

Sioux Falls, S.D.- It’s widely considered that education is an important part of life, but how do parents keep their kids interested in going to school? “We have to force our kids to go to school because that instills a good work ethic and attendance ethic and just everything overall,” says Marilyn Whitney, a mother of five. Everyone knows going…

First Legislative Coffee Takes Place

  Sioux Falls, S.D.- Legislative Coffees are a great opportunity for the public to hear local legislators speak on new bills brought to elected officials. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to hear what the public is concerned about and for them to listen to our explanations.  They get information directly from us,” says Representative Thomas Holmes. The…

KDLT Souper Bowl Gathers Soup Donations For Feeding South Dakota

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots were pitted against each other in a different kind of “Souper Bowl” this weekend. KDLT partnered with Hy-Vee in January to host the KDLT souper-bowl. Customers were encouraged to donate soup in support the Eagles or Patriots barrels, depending on who they think is going to win the Super…

Sports Bars Aren’t Expecting Big Crowds For Super Bowl 52

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Most people think of football and busy sports bars as one, but for the Super Bowl, that may be very different. “It is a game that has become a lot of house party type things.  It’s really not a huge bar event,” Says Overtime Sports Grill Co-Owner Jeff Dougherty. Most NFL Sundays, sports bars in Sioux Falls…

Concussion Safety in Youth Football

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend and registration for youth football around the corner, parents in the Sioux Empire have a big decision coming up. “The game is being coached today safer than it’s ever been in the history of the game of football,” says former South Dakota Junior Football League President Larry Leveranz. Youth football…

Neal Tapio Enters Race For US House

Sioux Falls, S.D. -A  new candidate has entered the race for South Dakota’s lone seat in the US House of Representatives. Republican State Senator Neal Tapio of Watertown is joining the 2018 congressional race. He’s been a business owner for 20 years and is currently the President of NT Sales and Leasing in Watertown. As President Trump’s State Campaign Director,…

Turner County Sheriff Leaving After 36 Years To Join State Sobriety Program

Parker, S.D.- After 36 years at the Turner County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier will be stepping down. But he won’t be getting away from helping the public. “You know I’m going to miss working with my staff here at the Sheriff’s office,” says Sheriff Nogelmeier. Byron Nogelmeier has been with the department for 36 years, half of that time…

American Outlaws Back In Full Force Following USMNT Failures

Sioux Falls, S.D.- The American Outlaws are back in full force to support their country’s national soccer team. As all US Men’s National Team fans depressingly remember, the team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Only needing a draw against last-place and already-eliminated Trinidad And Tobago, the Yanks lost 2-1 while Honduras and…

Kids Learning About Science In First Lego League

Sioux Falls, S.D.- A competition is teaching kids about robotics and coding while instilling teamwork and fun. The First Lego League is an international organization teaching younger children about the fun of science as well as building valuable life skills. The league is supposed to be a spark for workplace development within the science, technology, engineering and math community, gearing…

World Health Organization Classifies “Gaming Addiction” As A Disorder

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With an international organization bringing headlines to the gaming world,  it appears too many people are becoming addicted to video games. The World Health Organization now classifies Video Game Addiction as a Disorder. “You can’t just say, ‘Well, I can control it, I can do that.’  Because if it’s truly an addiction, that’s the definition, you can’t…

KDLT “Coats For All” Distributed At Salvation Army

Sioux Falls, S.D.- The Sioux Falls Salvation Army is once again giving away winter clothing to those in need. This is the 30th year the Salvation Army has partnered with KDLT to collect donated coats. The coats are cleaned and given to people who sign up with a Salvation Army case worker. So far, about 750 people now have a coat…

KBack Radio Opens New Studio

Sioux Falls, S.D.-   If you’re looking to rock out to your favorite heavy-metal hits, you don’t have to look too far. In September of last year,the number one rated rock station KBAD radio was taken off the air. Since then the group has broadcasted from one of the DJ’s basements, re-branding their station as KBACK. They plan on going live…

What It’s Like Being An Eagles Fan In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “I know I’m definitely not alone, there are Eagle fans out here.  More so in North Dakota now than South Dakota, but there’s some in Sioux Falls,” says Co-Pastor Don Vanderlip. Vanderlip is a Co-Pastor at the Flandreau United Methodist Church and the Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Originally from Philadelphia, Vanderlip came to…

Dakota Spirit Hosts 17th Annual Valentines Classic

Sioux Falls, S.D.- A local cheer competition is bringing out big crowds in Sioux Falls this weekend. The Dakota Spirit Cheer Leading program hosted the 17th annual Valentines Classic at the Sanford Pentagon. The first day of competition included dance teams as well as solo and duet performances, the second day included cheer teams. Dakota Cheer officials say this is…

Local Workshop Teaching About An Endangered Language

  Sioux Falls, S.D.- A language workshop is being put on this weekend to try and teach others about their endangered language. “I’d be lying if i said there wasn’t a fear in me of our language disappearing.  But there’s so much work to be done that is being done,” says Alex Firethunder Loeb. According to stories past down through…

King Of Glory Church Hosts Kings Kloset

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Dozens of people went home with needed necessities and toiletries today, thanks to the work of the King Of Glory Church. The giveaway is called Kings Kloset and it’s an event the ministry holds every third Saturday of the month. It’s a chance for individuals to come by the church and collect household goods like soap, shampoo,…

School Rallies Behind Sick Teacher

Waverly, S.D.- “Someone goes down, something happens to someone.  And the snap of a finger, everyone’s together to make it right, and help that person get back on their feet,” says Assistant Track Coach Nathan Lamb. In September of 2017, Waverly South Shore teacher and track coach Ryon Gross was diagnosed with Stage Four Lung Cancer. Students at the K-12…