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Pop-up Park in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- July is National Park and Recreation Month, so the Sioux Falls Parks and Rec. Department is celebrating with a pop-up park. For the entire month, you can find the temporary park at Phillips Avenue Plaza downtown. Pop-up parks take an open cement area and add park-like features such as flowers and green space. Each week, there will…

Someone You Should Know: New Colman Veterans Memorial Park Organizer

Colman Community Support

COLMAN, S.D. – In Colman, a small town of fewer than 600 people, there is something new going on. Leaders have organized the construction of a veteran’s memorial park. The monument stones and statues are in place, but it’s not quite finished. The man spearheading the project is no stranger to being in charge. “We’ve had a lot of people…

Importance of Tracking Monarch Migration

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This time of year, monarch butterflies begin their journey to Mexico. They’re leaving Sioux Falls with a significant purpose. Good Earth State Park hosted a tagging party on Saturday. Staff members put special stickers on the butterflies with a phone number and website, then visitors released them. The hope is that on the butterflies’ journey south, someone…

Pop-up Park Installed at Phillips Plaza

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-There’s a new park that recently was installed in the middle of downtown Sioux Falls. It popped up in Phillips Avenue Plaza at the beginning of July. The Place Making Committee through Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. takes spaces and turns them into something a little different. For the past two years they’ve done a pop-up Park in conjunction…

Flooding Causes Issues for Residents in Rock Rapids

ROCK RAPIDS, IA- In northwest Iowa, Lyon county has received the brunt of the rainfall with the city of Rock Rapids experiencing the serious flooding. They’ve received almost five inches of rain within the past 48 hours. Parks and farmland were submerged in water due to flooding from the rock river. It rose more than 18 inches barely missing major…

Sioux Falls Residents Show Support for LGBT Community

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- June is pride month and a colorful celebration kicked off today at Terrace Park. Sioux Falls Pride in the park festival is the biggest pride event of the month. The park was transformed into a crowd of rainbow colors as thousands of people showed their support for the lgbt community. There were around 100 vendors including ACLU…

An Earth Day Tradition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s Earth Day today, a day that’s recognized worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Since it was so nice out, many people celebrated Earth Day outdoors. KDLT’s Miranda Paige introduces you to two people who were hard at work helping mother nature: Categories: Local News, News Tags: day, earth, Earth Day, Environment, feature, mother nature, news,…

Neighbors Shocked, Police Frustrated After Monday Homicide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An 18-year-old man from Sioux Falls is facing murder charges in Lincoln County, after police say an argument over drugs turned deadly. Dylan Holler is accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old at a park on the city’s southwest side. While residents in the area are shocked something like this would happen in their quiet neighborhood, police…

FULL STORY: Lloyd Companies To Help City Build $43.5 Million Project In Uptown Sioux Falls

The Uptown area in downtown Sioux Falls will soon be getting a facelift. With the help of Lloyd Companies, the city plans to redevelop even more land near the entrance to Falls Park. It comes with a $43.5 million price tag. It’s been more than a decade since the area near 2nd Street and Phillips Avenue served as a salvage…

One Of Two Stolen Centuries Old Artifacts Returned To Watertown Zoo

The Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown says one of two stolen artifacts has been returned. The artifacts, which are on loan from the South Dakota Archaeological Society, were discovered missing last week. They’re estimated to be hundreds of years old. Bramble Park Zoo Director Dan Miller said pointing to a display case, “We had it on like this.” Miller says…

Life Of A Wild Water West Lifeguard: Not A Walk In The Park

Lifeguard Go Through Hours Of Training, Audits Once A Month

With up to 250,000 visitors every season, Wild Water West trains 60 to 70  lifeguards each summer. While the perception is that lifeguards have a relaxing job, it’s anything but. They go through hours of training, and are audited once a month. On Monday, they received their first one of the season. Sadie Swier grew up going to Wild Water…

Sioux Falls Pediatrician Says Trampoline Related Injuries Common At Clinic

FL Mother Speaks Out On Social Media After Toddler Injured At Trampoline Park

A mother in Florida is warning other parents after her child was injured while jumping at a trampoline park. She says the child fell and broke his femur bone, forcing him to be in a cast from the waist down. “As hard as it is to relive the past 12 days, we feel compelled to make other parents aware of…

Storyland Children’s Theatre Underway At McKennan Park In Sioux Falls

KDLT's Josh Bixler Takes You Front Row And Center

For more than 25 years, Storyland Children’s Theatre has been a staple in Sioux Falls. Produced free of charge by the city Parks and Recreation Department, the shows drew around 21,000 visitors last year. Storyland Children’s Theatre was started in 1989 through a grant from the South Dakota Arts Council. The shows take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during…

SD Game, Fish & Parks To Equip Conservation Officers, Park Rangers With Body Cameras

The next time you encounter a conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks… smile, because you’ll likely be recorded. More than 70 department employees will soon have body cameras, including all officers and park rangers. Marty Pennock has been a conservation officer with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks for 24 years. Pennock said, “I love the outdoors….