Sioux Falls

Thunderbirds in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Air Force Thunderbirds flew into the South Dakota Air National Guard base Thursday afternoon. The crew is here for the Sioux Falls Airshow. They will be performing here for the first time since 2003. The Thunderbirds fly F-16’s just like the ones used by the South Dakota Air National Guard. They travel all over the country…

Who’s Paying for the Parking Ramp? City Councilors Voice Concerns

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Mayor’s Paul Tenhaken’s proposed 2020 budget is the largest in Sioux Falls History. Tuesday, city department leaders shared their proposals with the city council. A main concern for some councilors is paying for the $21-million dollar parking ramp downtown. The controversial Village On the River Project was slated to be a 15-story building with two hotels, restaurants,…

Lincoln County Sheriff: I-29 Closed at Tea, Harrisburg Exit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An ‘incident’ has caused a portion of I-29 to close, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office. Authorities encourage you to exit at mile marker 71 in you are heading North on I-29 north. To get back onto the interstate, take 273rd st East to Louise Ave. Follow that North until you get to a round-a-bout at…

Levitt at the Falls Wraps Up First Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Levitt at the Falls officially wrapped up Saturday night with the last show of the inaugural season.  Organizers say this opening year has been a big success. Folks got to enjoy free, live music all summer long. There were a variety of different touring groups. There was everything from local groups like Kory And The Fireflies, to…

Authorities Arrest Man Who Reportedly Tried to Enter Fair Employees’ Bunk Houses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds for a report of a male trying to enter carnival employees’ bunk houses.  The male was later identified as Jamaal Akeem Mcreynolds, Sr. Upon arrival, deputies confronted Mcreynolds, who then fled westbound toward the quarry. A Short time later, Mcreynolds was…

Cyclists Pedal to Support Those Fighting Cancer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- You may have noticed a few more cyclists out and about around Sioux Falls Saturday. That’s because folks were pedaling to raise money for a cause that affects so many people across the U.S. Over 150 people were biking to support those fighting cancer. They pedaled all over town for the fourth annual Pedal FARR, Falls Area…

Violent Crime in Sioux Falls Becoming a Bigger Problem?

As the population climbs, Officer Sam Clemens says some overall growth is expected

Officer Sam Clemens, with the Sioux Falls Police Department spoke Thursday with KDLT News Today, in light of a recent spate of gun violence within the city. While recent reports would have many believing crime is on the rise locally, especially violent crimes, Clemens said overall crime numbers are actually down, and he and his fellow officers want to reassure…

TenHaken Proposes $545 Million Budget For 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls Mayor Paul Tenhaken has a lot of plans for next year’s spending as he proposes the largest budget in the city’s history. He gave his 20-20 budget address Monday. Mayor Tenhaken is recommending a record $545-million budget for 2020. One of the mayor’s main focuses is on infrastructure. He says it’s time to “catch up” on…

Benchmark Plan for Autism Treatment Goes into Effect in 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- At the beginning of the year, some South Dakotans lost autism therapy coverage for their kids because it was no longer covered by insurance. Now there’s new hope for parents. Beginning in 2021, health insurance plans for individual and small groups in South Dakota must include coverage for applied behavior analysis therapy for those with autism. It’s…

Dog Dock Jumping Growing in Popularity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- With pheasant season around the corner, Scheels held their annual hunting expo this weekend in front of their location on 41st street in Sioux Falls. During the event they featured a competition that is growing in popularity across the Sioux Empire. Over 50 dogs participated in the DockDogs Jumping competition where dogs try to jump the highest,…

Sioux Falls Again Tops Best Cities for Young Professionals

Smart Assets survey looks at nine different factors, what they are and who we beat out

Sioux Falls continues to be ranked at the top of a nationwide list of best cities for young professionals. This is the third year the annual ranking, done by SmartAsset, has put Sioux Falls at the top. Three-peat for Sioux Falls! ???? Get the details at https://t.co/Grw9WEdvzC pic.twitter.com/dfsZListGg — Paul TenHaken (@paultenhaken) August 1, 2019 Among the reasons for the…

Citizens Voice Shooting Concerns at Town Hall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls Police have responded to 10 reports of gunshots on the city’s east side in the past two weeks. Two of those are believed to be gang related. This uptick has left residents feeling unsafe. Tuesday there was at a town hall meeting where police addressed concerns about all the recent gun crime. Hundreds of concerned neighbors showed up…

Concerns Over Plans for Bob’s Cafe Building

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It was a longtime favorite in Sioux Falls. However, two years ago this month Bob’s Cafe closed its doors on West 12th street. The building is now under new ownership and some neighbors aren’t happy with the plans for it. When Dale Dachtler found out the old Bob’s Café building was still vacant, he jumped on the…

The Benefit of Local Partnerships

SD- Partnerships between local businesses can be beneficial for both companies. For two places around the Sioux Empire, they’re also using their partnership to try and help the environment.  In December, Escape 605 introduced axe throwing to Sioux Falls. Staff quickly realized they were going through a lot of target wood.  “A huge pile in our basement of boards that…

Olympian Visits Local Gymnastics Gym

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- For over 30 years All American Gymnastics Academy in Sioux Falls has held a local gymnastics camp that’s motivated gymnasts not just across the Sioux Empire, but throughout South Dakota and even across the country.  With the 2020 summer Olympics only a year away, gymnasts are feeling even more driven and a visit from someone special at…

Austrian Boy’s Make-A-Wish Continues in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.- An Austrian boy is in South Dakota this week for his Make-A-Wish, which is to see what life is like on a farm. While here he’s been getting the full South Dakotan experience. Earlier this week we covered his trip to Ag PhD’s Field Day in Baltic. Saturday, he got to fulfill another one of his passions. …