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Wet Year Affecting Construction Industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The wet year is causing trouble for the construction industry. According to Amdahl Construction, many companies are behind on projects like excavation, sewer and water, and landscaping. March flooding made it difficult for crews to make progress early on in the season and any projects they try to start now get interrupted by the rain.   “It’s been…

Too Much Rain at the Wrong Time For Local Church

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s been a wet year. Between the flooding in March and more rain this week, some Sioux Falls organizations say they can’t catch a break, including Hilltop United Methodist Church off Bahnson Avenue. While there’s no flooding in town, it’s a matter of too much rain at the wrong time.  Staff members are looking forward to dryer…

Strong Winds Cause Damage in Several Communities

TRIPP & PARKSTON, S.D.-Wind gusts reached up to 70 miles per hour across several communities Wednesday. For some, it left behind a mess of destruction.  In the town of Tripp on the amish colony, one house experienced the brunt of the storm. The wind tore off pieces of the house, which scattered all over the yard. The second story was…

Flood Response Efforts Continue in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  As the Big Sioux River rises, the City of Sioux Falls is focused on protecting homes and businesses. The Big Sioux River should crest around 3 a.m. Tuesday. River levels are expected to stay high for 7-10 days. City officials ask that people stay away from the river as well as closed parks and the bike trial…

The Latest: South Dakota State Offices Closed Amid Blizzard

Blowing snow reduces visibility at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Ryan Hermens/Rapid City Journal via AP)PIERRE, S.D. – The Latest on a winter storm hitting the West and Midwest: 8:10 a.m. All state offices are now closed in South Dakota as blizzard conditions barrel into the Midwest. Gov. Kristi Noem says only essential…

Wet Year for Sioux Falls, Heavy Snow and Rainfalls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s been a wet year in Sioux Falls, the sixth wettest to be exact. Starting off with an historic blizzard in the winter to heavy rains beginning in June and now record breaking rainfall this week. With a little over three months left in the year, Sioux Falls National Weather Service says 2018 is on track to…

Flash Flood Leaves No Time To Prepare in Brookings County

BROOKINGS COUNTY, S.D.- The rain came in fast in Brookings County with up to 8 inches of rain in some areas “When they said the word flash they actually mean flash flood cause when I was out the water was going through the culverts at such a high speed it was gushing out almost like a waterfall,” said Bob Hill,…

Residents Clean Up After Floods in Armour and Parkston

ARMOUR & PARKSTON, S.D.- Another round of rain means more flooding. Several towns across Eastern South Dakota have been dealing with excess water all day. KDLT’S Miranda Paige went to Armour and Parkston. Water runs through the streets of Armour. “You know in all honesty, I think that I haven’t really seen this go over like this before. This is…

Emergency Flooding in Southern Minnesota Impacts Fourth Of July Traditions

CURRIE, M.N. – Parts of Southern Minnesota are experiencing emergency flooding after receiving nine to 11 inches of rain on Tuesday morning. Now, the high tides are putting a damper on some highly anticipated Fourth of July traditions. “I knew we were going to be in trouble,” said Janet Timmerman, the Murray County Museums Coordinator. This isn’t a typical Fourth…

Rock Valley Gears Up For More Flooding

ROCK VALLEY, I.A. – A travel ban has been lifted for Rock Valley, Iowa after experiencing back-to-back floods in just one weekend. However, residents may not be out of the woods yet. With a rainy forecast glooming over the town, flooding is still a mayor problem. As the relentless rain pounds the pavement, floods are taking over the town. It…

October 2nd – October 3rd Rain Totals

We were expecting it overnight Monday into Tuesday and Mother Nature delivered – heavy rain. A stalled out front allowed plenty of moisture to be brought northwards overnight, with the rain starting to taper off Tuesday morning. Here’s a look at some of the rain totals that came in overnight! That overnight rain has put October 2017 as the 9th…

Rain Totals From Weekend Rain

As you know, the Sioux Empire saw its fair share of rain this weekend as a stalled out front slowly moved off towards the southeast. The rain really began on Friday and slowly pushed its way eastward so how much rain was picked up over the weekend? Here’s a look at some of the rain totals coming in from the…

Solar Eclipse Viewers Make Most Of Rain In South Dakota

South Dakota wasn’t the ideal place to watch the solar eclipse. While rain may have spoiled some viewing parties, visitors at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls made the most out of it. Eight-year-old Alyssa Clow of Harrisburg said,”It’s where the moon goes over the sun.” The Washington Pavilion has been planning activities surrounding the solar eclipse for a year….

July 25-26 Rain Totals

Some Impressive Rain Totals From Tuesday's Storms

Some impressive rainfall reports coming in from storms that rolled through our area Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday. Some very heavy rain fell across southern and eastern South Dakota. Below is a list of totals that we have received from the National Weather Service offices in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Rapid City. If you don’t see your town, that…

Showers Bring Some Relief To South Dakota Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Showers have brought some relief to South Dakota farmers, but much of the state remains dry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says showers and thunderstorms early last week brought much-needed rainfall to parts of South Dakota. But precipitation in many areas of the state remains below normal for the year. More than half of South…

Crop Work Gets Stuck In The Mud

Rain and Snow Bogs Down Farming Work In May

TABOR, S.D. — The grass is greener around the Sioux Empire thanks to consistent rain throughout May. However, it’s not doing some farmers any favors. In the southeast part of South Dakota, farmers like Terry Sestak are facing delays when it comes to planting crops due to muddy conditions. Sestak said he’s been preparing his equipment to get onto his…

Sioux Falls Business Named One Of The Best In Workplace Culture

Click Rain, Inc. CEO: 'This was a deliberately developed culture that we're really, really proud of.'

A business in Sioux Falls is being awarded for having one of the best workplace cultures in the country. Entrepreneur Magazine partnered with CultureIQ to find the best office cultures for small, medium-sized, and large businesses in America.  They named Click Rain, Inc. as number 16 on their list of top 50 small businesses. Many businesses consider a fun and…