Sioux Falls

National Men’s Website, Local Biz Partner to Help Young Hit-and-Run Victim

15-year-old Jasmine Chheng has extensive medical bills in a case that remains unsolved

An event today aims to help the family of a young girl who police believe was the victim of a hit and run on I29. You may remember her story, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office shared this post on Facebook this past month. Authorities say 15-year-old Jasmine Chheng was near the northbound lanes around the “Harrisburg/Tea” exit when a vehicle…

City Councilor Proposes Changes in Whittier Neighborhood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- People passing out in front of others’ homes and using lawns or parking lots as a toilet. These are just two of the issues that businesses and homeowners in the Whittier area are dealing with in Sioux Falls. Now City Councilor Theresa Stehly is proposing some changes in the neighborhood.  Denise West says she has run into…

Employers are Utilizing Social Media During Hiring Process

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s no secret that a lot of us spend parts of our day scrolling through social media on our phones and computers. Now employers are using the platforms to their advantage. Organizations like Sprenger-Midwest Inc. are starting to utilize Facebook’s “jobs tab” by posting job applications.  “We’re always looking for qualified candidates. Social media is a great…

South Dakota Magazine Celebrates Special Trees in Our Lives

Most of us have a tree or two that has somehow shaped our lives, that we remember climbing on, or that hold special meaning. The latest issue of South Dakota Magazine pays tribute to some very special trees in the region. Publisher Katie Hunhoff joined us back in the studio with the inspiration for the September/October issue’s cover story and…

Iconic Bob’s Cafe Sign Removed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Back in the day, neon signs used to light up the stores on 12th street in Sioux Falls. Now very few are left. One local man is working to preserve these signs, including an iconic one that was removed Thursday morning.  The Bob’s Cafe sign was a staple in Sioux Falls. As people drove down 12th street, they’d…

Woman Bit By Dog in Kuehn Park

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A woman was bit by a dog in Kuehn Park Friday, August 16th. The bite happened at 7pm, according to a press release from the City of Sioux Falls. The woman was walking her dog on the north end of the park when the two encountered another woman walking her dog on a leash. That woman…

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,…