Sioux Empire

I-90 Speedway Near Hartford Reopens

HARTFORD, S.D.-  It’s a day that racing fans and drivers in the Sioux Empire have waited a long time for. Saturday night is the season opener for the I-90 Speedway near Hartford. Employees and management showed up as early as 7 in the morning to finish setting up. In the afternoon, crews were preparing the track and bringing in some…

Drivers Advised To Stay Off Lincoln County Township Roads

LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D.- People in Lincoln County and around the Sioux Empire are being told to avoid driving on township roads. Almost every road in Lincoln County has been affected by last week’s rain and fast snow melt as many had water going over the roads. The water has since gone down, but now frost in the ground is melting,…

Area Golfers Are Invited to Take Advantage of Warmer Temperatures

The return of warmer temperatures to the Sioux Empire have local public golf courses reopening for a short period of time. The following GreatLIFE Courses will be open Wednesday, November 14th – Thursday, November 15th: Bakker Crossing, Central Valley, and Willow Run will open at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday with carts available. The driving ranges are closed. The front nine is also opens at…

Sioux Empire Gamers Help Local Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This is the second year the group, Sioux Empire-Extra Life held a game fest at the Sanford Hospital to raise money. “It’s a 24 hour gaming marathon where we play games of all kinds: video games, board games RPG’s. We’ll play them for 24, 25 hours and we’re raising money for Children’s Miracle Network while we do…

Out and About with Kali: Week of November 5

Check out these holiday-themed stops worth making this week as you fill out your calendar!

The holiday shopping and events season is kicking in to high gear with a number of fun events throughout the Sioux Empire this week. Check out everything from a craft vendor fair featuring upwards of 300 booths to a hot cocoa and coffee crawl. Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10 – Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts, Sioux Falls  Saturday, November 10…

Sioux Empire Dentists Offer Free Dental Work to Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Several Sioux Empire dentists came together Saturday to provide free dental work to low income families. This is the fourth year the program Sioux Empire Smiles has offered this clinic to kids 18 or younger. It’s ran entirely by volunteers. Around 45 dentists, hygienists and helpers donated their time. The program director says this event is important…

Crunch Time to Prep for Sioux Empire Fair

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Nine days of fun, food and rides are coming to the W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls.The Sioux Empire Fair is set to open August 3rd. This is the 79th carnival and they plan to have over 300 thousand people attend. Organizers have been working hard to put the fair together. “So we’ve been preparing year…

School Zone: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

Pavilion summer courses offer unique learning experiences for all ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Learning new tricks, trades, and hobbies is something many of us say we don’t have time for, especially during the summer months. However, The Washington Pavilion is giving you the opportunity to pick up something new. Throughout the summer, the Pavilion offers classes and courses for any and all ages. From painting, to ceramics, to musical…

Spring Parade of Homes Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking to rebuild, remodel, buy, or upgrade this will be a great weekend to get some inspiration. The 2018 Spring Parade of Homes tour kicks off today, continues throughout this weekend, and picks up again next weekend. With over 80 homes available to view throughout the Sioux Empire, there’s something for everyone. KDLT’s Simon…

May 8th Severe Weather Recap

First Tornado Report of the 2018 Severe Weather Season

On May 8th, a surface low pressure system was moving through the KDLT forecast area; during the morning hours we were anticipating severe weather to possibly develop into the early evening hours and continue through the early overnight hours. There was a marginal risk that was initially covering more of eastern parts of the Sioux Empire which was later changed…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Jacob Lemme

Lemme Relishes In Varieties Of Music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For this weeks edition of ‘Sounds Of The Sioux Empire’ we introduce you to Jacob Lemme. A Sioux Falls native, Lemme’s fascination came at the age of 7 when he got his first guitar. With influences like Beck, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and Radiohead, Lemme lives by the motto of never settling…

Chicken Keeping 101

'Fruit Of The Coop's' Stephanie Peterson to offer chicken keeping classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Chickens aren’t just on the farm anymore. Friends and neighbors are sharing eggs across backyard fences in towns throughout the Sioux Empire through the popular trend of ‘chicken keeping.’ KDLT’s Simon Floss went to Stephanie Peterson’s farm in Brandon to learn more about chicken keeping, the resurgence of buying local produce, and where to take chicken…

20th Annual Sioux Falls Polar Plunge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was chilly out today, probably a good day to wear a jacket, but some people in Sioux Falls had a better idea. They say it was the perfect day to go for a swim. Today was the 20th annual Sioux Falls Polar Plunge. It’s a Law Enforcement Torch Run Fundraiser to help raise money for the 2,100…

Sioux Falls School’s Handle Rise in Juul E-cigarettes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A type of e-cigarette called Juul is becoming popular among teens, many are under 18 and are using the product illegally in South Dakota. Some say the way the e-cig is designed can fool teachers and principals, but schools districts are cracking down. Sioux Falls School District Assistant Superintendent Jamie Nold says “Juuling” is the newest fad…

Nordstrom’s Automotive Gears Up for Earth Day

GARRETSON, S.D.- Nordstrom’s Automotive is gearing up for Earth Day Sunday. “Here at Nordstrom’s Automotive it’s Earth Day everyday,” said Vice President and GM Shannon Nordstrom. However this weekend they have a special deal for people in the Sioux Empire to encourage them to be more environmentally conscious. The company takes old or wrecked cars and collect the good parts…

Busy Weekend for the 605! Half Marathon, Business Crawl, Trails Clean-up

Greg Koch couldn’t believe how quickly the inaugural 605 Running Company half marathon sold out. Check out what he has to say about the race and about running in general throughout the Sioux Empire in the link above. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News Tags: 605 running company, Greg Koch, half-marathon, Sioux Empire, trail clean-up

Spring Outlook for the Sioux Empire

Spring Started Over 2 Weeks Ago... So What Can We Expect For Spring?

March 20th marked the start of Spring which was, believe it or not, over 2 weeks ago. Instead of seeing our first 70 degree day, the Sioux Empire continued to see not only cooler than normal temperatures but snow as well. Now that Spring has officially begun, what does the outlook look like for Spring (March 20th through June 21st)?…