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Outdoor Skating Rinks To Open In Sioux Falls

Limited hours during holiday weekend

If you’re looking to get outdoors with the kids this holiday weekend, Sioux Falls’ outdoor ice skating rinks open Friday. The city is home to six outdoor ice-skating rinks.  They open Friday at 1 p.m., weather permitting.  You can skate for a few hours on Christmas Eve as well, from 1-4 p.m.  The rinks are closed Christmas Day.  But, they…

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…

Expert Tips To Deal With Deep Freeze

Power outage information & protect your home during cold weather

Xcel Energy is preparing for the heavy snow, ice and brutally cold temperatures set to hit the region this weekend.  The company says it has crews and equipment ready to respond to power outages. People are asked to check the outage map on Xcel’s website for the latest on the number of customers affected and when their power will come…

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….

Free Christmas Concert For Homeless, Low-Income Families

Highly-anticipated performance invites special audience to dress rehearsal

It’s the season of giving and a concert at an iconic Sioux Falls Catholic church embodies the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas at the Cathedral holds its dress rehearsal performance Wednesday night at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.  For the first time ever, they had an audience for dress rehearsal.  The church invited people from the cathedral, as well as…

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…

Tobacco Free Policy Will Go Into Effect Despite Lack Of SF Mayor Signature

The Mayor chose not to sign the ordinance because it wasn't strict enough

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether has decided to go against what city council approved last week. “I hate smoking, because it killed my dad,” says Huether during a press conference, where he made it clear how he feels about tobacco use. “It’s going to kill your dad; it’s going to kill your brother and your grandma.”…

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…