safety

Falls Park Safety Report Released

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-For nearly a year there have been discussions about adding new safety features to Falls Park after a five year old drowned last March. An independent safety review was completed for Falls Park. The study found three main areas of concern: It suggests making the path along the east bank less accessible by adding a gate and signage,…

Keeping Pets Safe in Extreme Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When it gets colder out, it affects everyone including pets. Although dogs have fur, they’re still vulnerable to hypothermia and frostbite if left outside. This is why in South Dakota leaving a pet outside in the cold without proper shelter is considered neglect and is against the law. KDLT’s Miranda Paige found out what owners should do…

DSU Debuts “Campus Watch” Program

       MADISON, S.D.- On college campuses across the country a big concern is safety, especially when students are out and about late in the evening. Staff at Dakota State University in Madison are taking a proactive approach to keep people safe. Juniors Nathan Kramer and Ezra Chona have always made it a top priority to look out for their friends…

Consultant Recommends Restricting Access To Falls Park Dangers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The City of Sioux Falls says a third party consultant has finished its safety review of Falls Park. Alliant Insurance Services was hired to review the drowning risk at the park.  Overall, a consultant reported that the city has implemented adequate measures to prevent injury or death.  The consultant says one of the biggest problems is…

Thanksgiving Leftovers Food Safety

After Thanksgiving many of us have leftovers like turkey, stuffing and pie. However, if you want to enjoy the food after the holiday  there are some common food mistakes you want to avoid. It can be nice to take advantage of all the holiday leftovers and not have to cook for awhile, but Personal Chef Ellen Doerr says you have…

Snow Expected For Holiday Travel Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the nation, 54 million people are travelling this Thanksgiving weekend. In our area, snow is expected to impact busy interstates that many college students will drive to head back to campus. As loved ones say goodbye after a long holiday weekend, it’s time to hit the road. However, experts say be careful. The National Weather…

Halloween Safety Reminders From Law Enforcement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Wednesday is Halloween. It’s important to not just have a spooky holiday, but also a safe one. Fortunately, Sioux Falls Police have some helpful safety tips before the big night. Officer Sam Clemens is reminding folks to dress for the weather. Additionally, trick-or-treaters should cross at the corners of streets, but drivers should still drive slower…

Sioux Falls Residents Raise Awareness of White Cane Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 100 people marched down 41st Street in Sioux Falls on Saturday with white canes. They were doing it to raise awareness of an important law. The White Cane Law requires people to stop and give the right of way to anyone carrying a white cane with a red tip. The law is meant to protect those…

Former Columbine Principal Speaks in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s been almost 20 years since the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Since then a lot has changed when it comes to school safety and preparedness. The principal during the time of the shooting was in Sioux Falls on Sept. 13th talking to local first responders. Active shooter preparedness has become a common…

Tri-Valley School District Cracks Down on Dangerous Driving

COLTON, S.D.-The school year just started in South Dakota, but one school district is already cracking down on dangerous drivers. “When you see the stop sign on a school bus come out you need to stop, I mean that really as simple as it gets,” said Dr. Mike Lodmel, Tri-Valley School District Superintendent. However, some drivers aren’t doing that. It…

New Safety Features Possibly Coming to Falls Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s been three months since a five-year-old Iowa girl drowned at Falls Park.  However, this wasn’t the first time. That little girl is the ninth person to drown at Falls Park since 1982. Now, the city is proposing some big changes to its number one tourist attraction. KDLT’s Allison Royal introduces us to the possible changes and…

Sioux Falls Business Prepares for Next Generation of Tower Climbers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Everyday you might listen to the radio, watch TV or use your phone, but you probably don’t think about how you’re able to do that. Sioux Falls Tower And Communications is one of the companies that makes it all possible. They opened their new 25-thousand square foot corporate headquarters and training center today. The new facility has…

Animal Control Warns of Hot Car Dangers for Pets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-From April 1st to May 25th there have been 45 calls made to animal control about pets left in cars. These next couple months it’s going to get even hotter. They want to remind pet owners not to leave their furry friends in vehicles. “When animals get in temperatures that are highly elevated in even up to the…

Highway Workers Safety Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s high way safety workers week and what better time to focus on safety than now. With all the snow we’re getting, a lot of crews are out plowing the roads this weekend. The Highway Patrol is asking everyone to keep snow plow drivers safe by moving over and giving them space. They’re dealing with low visibility from…

School Safety Policies Sioux Falls School District Wants Parents to Know

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Sioux Falls School District realizes there’s an expectation from parents to keep kids safe and they don’t take that job lightly. To ease parents minds they include safety and security information online, but Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says they can’t tell parents everything. “If you had our safety plan you would know immediately where we were vulnerable, I…

Noem, Local Businesses Talk Rising Crime Rates

Sioux Falls, S.D.- Drug crimes are increasing which is motivating Sioux Falls business owners and officials on finding a solution to keep the community safer. “It surprises me to still hear that people don’t feel that crime is a problem in Sioux Falls because the numbers and the stats that we see will say the opposite. Its growing and it’s…