safety

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…

Child Psychiatrists Write Letter to Facebook CEO

The group has concerns with the new messaging app for kids

BOSTON – Some child development experts say a Facebook messaging app designed for kids is not the best thing for kids. A group including psychiatrists, pediatricians and educators has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, arguing that children under 13 aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy….

Police Brief Community in Response to Deadly Texas Shooting

Michael McGee is a local father of four and church pastor. Like the rest of the nation, he’s still making sense of the deadly shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. “I think because of the safety of our community, we take something like that for granted,” said McGee. McGee isn’t naive, though, and the safety of his hundreds…

Tea Senior Teaches Fire Safety For Kids

TEA, SD —Tea senior Katrina Relph organized a kids day for her senior project to equip children with survival skills  during a house fire. “Now when we go through here make sure you’re low to the ground,” says Relph. Relph’s a member of the cadet program which give students the opportunity to work alongsid the fire department. She says it’s…

Buying The Correct Solar Eclipse Glasses

Dr. John Berdahl: "you need to use ISO certified glasses"

Vance Thompson Vision will also be handing out 1,000 pairs of glasses on August 21 during their solar eclipse watch party Monday at 1:01 p.m. TO RSVP TO THE VANCE THOMPSON ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY AND RECEIVE FREE GLASSES, CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/340412639715047/ SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s the most anticipated event of the summer: The total solar eclipse, and it’s now…

Back-To-School: Choosing A Pack That Won’t Break Your Back

With school starting up in less than a month, it’s time to think about back-to-school shopping. Backpacks are probably the most expensive items on the list, but one Sioux Falls Chiropractor says you typically get what you pay for. KDLT’s Jill Johnson has tips on how to find one that fits properly, and how to wear it correctly. High School…

Safety A Focus With Lawn Care Season Approaching

Avera Health Says Serious Lawn Care Accidents "Aren't Rare"

One person was sent to a Sioux Falls hospital Friday morning after losing several toes in a lawn mower accident. Dr. Katie Dejong with Avera Health said these kinds of accidents aren’t rare. She said this time of year, when the weather it warming up, is when they see more people in the emergency room. “I can definitely recall very…

Homeowners Taking Interest In Security Systems

Midco offers multiple surveillance options

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Five people were arrested Monday in a burglary investigation in Minnehaha County. Police found stolen credit cards and guns that they say were taken from two homes and storage units. So what can you do to keep this from happening? One company says looking into a home security system can help. “This is, as I said,…

App Geared Toward Making Friends Raises Some Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An app that was made to help people make new friends in their area is raising some red flags. Users can be as young as 12-years-old. Some are concerned the app is too similar to the well-known dating service “Tinder”. The app is called “Yellow”. Users browse through people’s profiles. If they want to talk to…

Safety Tips For Ice Fishing Trips

National Weather Service Says Ice Formation Best For Fishing Seen In A Long Time.

The tents are coming up, the augers are coming out and ice fishing season is getting underway. Having a complete gear checklist, however, doesn’t mean fishermen are set. Todd Heitkamp, Owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, said ice is “unpredictable” by nature and anyone planning on going on top of the surface should heed caution. “There’s safety recommendation as…

Department Of Public Safety: Be Safe During Holidays

PIERRE, S.D. – Whether celebrating the holiday season at home or traveling somewhere, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety encourages people to be safe. The holidays are a busy time involving numerous activities. With so much happening these next two weeks, DPS officials say it is important to still be safety conscious. Home fires are more prevalent during the…