Sioux Falls

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,…

Whooping Cough Confirmed in Sioux Falls Schools

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Two more cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the Sioux Falls School District. Parents of students at Memorial Middle School and Discovery Elementary received an email from the school district Wednesday night.  It says their child may have been exposed to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, during the past few weeks.  The email…

Person, Dog Shot Near Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls police are investigating a shooting just north of downtown. Details are limited.  Police were called to the 800 block of North Dakota Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.  According to an officer at the scene, one person has been shot and a dog has also been shot.  The extent of their injuries has not been…

Keeping Fire Hydrants Clear of Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- When we get a lot of snow across the area, that just means we have some chores to do. Is the mailbox clear? Is my driveway shoveled? Another question we should be asking is; are the fire hydrants clear? When they’re not, that can be a huge pain for fire fighters when they arrive on the scene…

How Salt Affects Your Vehicles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Rust is never something you want to see on your vehicle. What causes this corrosion and how long can it take to start to the process? “If that calcium chloride and that salt and that corrosive material is already on the fender or wherever, we’re already seeing rust, it’s already turning orange almost immediately”, said co-owner of…

Out and About with Kali: Week of February 11

From a Valentine’s Day Party for Kids to a week-long celebration of the season called Frost Fest in Brookings, there is a little something for everyone this week in eastern South Dakota. Check out what Kali Trautman with The Event Company offers up in this week’s edition of Out and About. February 11th – 17th – 5th Annual Frost Fest, Brookings February…

Sioux Falls Police Search for Suspect in Stabbing

Sioux Falls Police are searching for the person responsible for a stabbing Sunday night in the 700 block of West 6th Street. The call came in just before 10:30 p.m. Police say they found the victim with multiple stab wounds. The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. A witness described a possible suspect as a black male, 5’8″-6’0” tall…

Legislation Allowing for Publication of South Dakota Drivers License in Spanish Advances

A bill many are watching as it makes its way through the South Dakota legislature right now is SB 117. The legislation is asking lawmakers to legalize state drivers license tests in Spanish as well as English. South Dakota remains among only a handful of states that don’t already provide the service. There is bipartisan support for the bill, and…

Teachers Sharpen Skills as Computer Science Gains Popularity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The field of computer science continues to gain popularity. That’s why teachers across South Dakota and Minnesota are sharpening their skills, so they can teach students more about it. This year is Jill Vincent’s first time teaching computer science with the Sioux Valley School District in Volga. “Computer science is a growing field that we need to…

Keith Urban to Perform at 80th Annual Sioux Empire Fair

Keith Urban, with special guest, Chris Janson, announced Friday morning that they will be among this year’s performers at the 80th Annual Sioux Empire Fair. Urban and Janson will take the stage Friday, August 2nd. Ticket prices start at $79.50 and are sold separately from the 2019 Sioux Empire Fair. All tickets are general admission with no refunds, rain or…

Win Big With This Spread at Your Super Bowl Party

These sandwiches can be quick and easy to make, and bring together even the biggest of Super Bowl rivals

Stuck on what to feed the guests this weekend as you gather for the big game? Or, just plain tired of the same old thing you’ve always made? Give these fun and easy, comfort sandwiches a try. The combination of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce is enough to satisfy even the most rabid of football fans – regardless of whether…

Someone You Should Know: Garretson Chef Gives Back

GARRETSON, S.D.- Free coffee and soup on an extremely cold day. Although Garretson Chef, Omar Thornton closed his restaurant Wednesday, his doors were open to anyone who needed a place to warm up. This is just one of many things he’s done for his community. KDLT’S Miranda Paige introduces you to this week’s “Someone You Should Know.” Omar Thornton has…

Popeyes Donates Chicken Dinners To Homeless Shelter

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Wednesday, some folks at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House homeless shelter in Sioux Falls received an extra helping of hospitality. These Popeyes employees donated chicken dinners to a local homeless shelter Wednesday night Employees at the Popeyes on Louise Avenue saw KDLT’s story about the shelter being over capacity during our 6 p.m. newscast and decided…

Amazing Cold Weather Trick Filmed in Sioux Falls

"This is what we do for fun during a South Dakota polar vortex."

SIOUX FALLS, SD – We’ve gotta give credit where credit is due.  A Sioux Falls realtor made one of the best videos we’ve seen of the old boiling water in the air trick. Mark Fiechtner went out to his back yard Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. when the sun was rising.  It was -24 degrees when he threw the hot…

Braille Literacy Awareness Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- According to the South Dakota Association of the Blind’s latest figures from 2016, more than 16-thousand South Dakotans are visually impaired. January is Braille Literacy Awareness Month. In honor of that kids and families were invited to the Downtown Sioux Falls Library to learn the basics. The class is geared towards the sighted to teach them how to…