Sioux Falls

South Dakota Prison Inmates Learning Job Skills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- We’re used to seeing traffic signs while we’re out on the road, but you probably don’t think about where they came from. In South Dakota, they’re made by prisoners. Same with license plates. It’s all put together at their prison work facility.  Each week, South Dakota state prison inmates are hard at work. Next to the South…

Christmas Light Display for a Good Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s that time of year, where folks enjoy being festive and decorating their house for all to see. However, in one Sioux Falls neighborhood, the lights and decorations are for more than just sharing holiday cheer. They’re on display for an important cause.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Lotta street. Strung, hung, wrapped and…

City to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A video is going viral on Facebook. In it a Sioux Falls resident brings up concerns about a street in his neighborhood and gives suggestions on how to fix it. The video caught the attention of city council members and other city leaders. Now they plan to enact some of his ideas.  Three weeks ago, Zach DeBoer posted…

Siouxland Libraries Launches Collection of 30,000 New eAudiobooks

Hundreds more are being added each month

It used to be you had to wait to check out your favorite book, especially if it was already checked out, at the local library. But in Sioux Falls, a whole new database of ebooks means members can download upwards of 30,000 pieces of literature on their mobile devices almost anytime. The books, along with hundreds more being added now…

One Dead, One Injured After Overnight Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Police have launched a homicide investigation after two were stabbed overnight. Sioux Falls Police report one victim has died, and another is injured following the incident. Names are currently being withheld. Officers responded to the Eagle’s Nest apartment complex around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The complex is on Louise Avenue, between 49th & 57th. The…

How U.S. Postal Service Handles South Dakota’s Holiday Mail

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  There are only three weeks left until Christmas, which means it’s a busy time for the U.S. Postal Service. Billions of pieces of mail will be processed and delivered until New Years.  This holiday season if you’re sending someone a letter or a package, it’s first going to end up at the Sioux Falls Processing and Distribution…

Someone You Should Know: Mother-Daughter Duo Support Local Artists

SIOUX FALLS It’s the most wonderful time of the year for mother-daughter duo Pennie Ogden and Chantel Olson. However, it’s also the busiest time of their year. The two are owners of Art Moms. “We are two artists that do greeting cards and painted artwork and just travel like gypsies and sale our wares,” said Olson. For 16 years, the…

On Demand Bus Rides to be Tested in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The city of Sioux Falls is working to improve public transportation. They are considering switching to something called an “on-demand” system. However, some are voicing concerns about it being too complicated for many people who rely on the bus. Currently buses move along a fixed route, which means they have the same routes everyday that run at…

Sioux Falls Woman, Family Dog Killed in Overnight House Fire

SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says a woman and the family dog were killed in a house fire overnight. Fire crews responded to the two-story home at 5717 W. 15th Street around 11:50 p.m. When firefighters arrived, bystanders reported someone was trapped upstairs along with a family pet. Crews were able to make entry through the front door and…

Helping Working South Dakotans Get Back on Their Feet

The organization stepping in to support single parents, the elderly and disabled when they may otherwise fall through the cracks

Too many of us know that it’s not always easy to make ends meet, even when you’re working. For single parents, older workers and those with disabilities in particular, it can be tough to make paychecks stretch far enough to cover the rising cost of rent, let alone all of the other bills. That is where Sioux Falls Housing and…

Bell Ringers Needed in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s that time of year again. Bell ringers and red kettles are out in front of stores to collect money for the Salvation Army. While some people give their dollars, the non-profit is also looking for people to volunteer their time.  Friends Marilyn Boese and Linda Maxwell have been giving back for 13 years by volunteering together…

Staying Safe During Winter Weather Travel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-There were multiple car accidents throughout South Dakota Friday due to slick and icy roads. So KDLT’s Miranda Paige spoke to South Dakota Highway Patrol about safe driving reminders as you hit the road.  “People forget that we do have winter every year and then we kind of have to go through that learning curb the first few…

Interest in Boys Gymnastics Growing in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-When it comes to sports, there are plenty of options you can sign your kids up for. However, in eastern South Dakota one sport was lacking in options for boys. So a father and son decided to do something about that. 17-year-old Noah Hansen always wanted to do gymnastics. “I first kind of like recognized the sport when…

Smash Rooms Break into Sioux Falls Entertainment Scene

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-The holidays can be a stressful time of year. Now, one Sioux Falls business is giving you a chance to blow off a little steam. Escapades just opened their new smash rooms. “I mean you get like a zing. It’s really fun,” said Escapades President, Kari Black.  Smash rooms also known as rage rooms are trending among many…

Weather Could Affect Parade of Lights

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The Parade of Lights is considered a Sioux Falls tradition. “It’s a great way to kick off the holidays right in the heart of the city in downtown Sioux Falls on historic Phillips Avenue,” said Sadie Swier, Marketing and Communication Coordinator for Downtown Sioux Falls Inc.  The 28th annual Parade of Lights is scheduled to happen Friday…

Life After Prison: Community Forum Addresses Barriers Facing Formerly Incarcerated People

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Each year, more than 650,000 Americans return to their communities after serving time in prison. However, making their way back into society can be tough. The organizations Establishing Sustainable Connections, ACLU of South Dakota, and the Hurdle Life Coach hosted a community forum to discuss some of the most common barriers. One mistake changed Terry Liggins life…

‘Laundry with Love’ Receives $14K Donation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-A Sioux Falls ministry called Laundry with Love helps people in need have clean clothes. Now another organization is showing them some love. The Sioux Falls Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care supports local organizations. On Tuesday, over 140 of the members donated $100 each to Laundry With Love resulting in $14,200. “I told a story about a 15-year-old boy…

National Family Caregivers Month: Honoring Caregivers This November

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota, there are 38,000 family members and friends caring for someone who lives with Alzheimer’s. However, there’s more that we all can do to help. At the Bentz household, they are focused on making memories. Two years ago, Sue and Jay Bentz went to Hawaii with…

Employers Getting Ghosted: Trend Frustrates Local Business Owners

GARRETSON, S.D.- At ‘O So Good’ in Garretson, Owner Chef Omar Thornton says turnover in the restaurant industry is common. So he’s often looking for new employees. However, a new and frustrating issue he’s come across is ghosting.  “I might get maybe about ten applicants in to choose from and I’d say that from that a good 70 percent of…