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Adaptive Weekend at Great Bear Ski Valley

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Instructors at Great Bear team up with the VA and Sanford Health to give everyone the opportunity to try their hand at skiing. This was the fourth year of Great Bear’s adaptive weekend. It gives people living with visual or mobile impairments a chance to hit the slopes. Experienced skiers and volunteers are there to help guide people…

The Latest: Snowstorm Closes Schools, Grounds Flights

MINNEAPOLIS – The Latest on a major snowstorm hitting the Upper Midwest (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Heavy snow and gusting winds have created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel. Even snowplow drivers are having trouble keeping up with conditions Monday . And once the snowstorm…

Behind The Scenes: Sioux Falls Snow Crew

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Arlyn Groen is just starting his work day at noon: a 12-hour day. “The twelve hours actually goes pretty quickly because you’re so concentrated on what you’re doing that don’t keep track of time,” said Groen. “Then the other shift comes in at midnight and goes until noon.” Snow crews split Sioux Falls up into 20…

Slippery Roads to Low Visibility, Streets from Trooper’s Perspective

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — From slippery roads to low visibility the roads aren’t pretty Thursday night. KDLT’s Nicole Griffith rode along with South Dakota Highway Patrol to see what the storm is like for them. Trooper Julian Beaudion is entering his 9th year with the Highway Patrol, so he’s seen plenty of South Dakota winters. “Man sometimes it’s brutal,” says Beaudion….

Great Bear Welcomes Fresh Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Snowy weather can cause some stress. While some are wishing for warmer times others were outside embracing the cold. “This is normal. It’s South Dakota,” said Snowboarder, Taya Kopman. For skiers and snowboarders there’s no better weather. “Actually took off my coat. Once you go down a couple of times you get pretty hot, so it’s not that…

49th Annual South Dakota Snowmobile Association Convention Held in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This year the Sioux Falls “Snow Tracker Snowmobile Club” is the host of the 49th annual South Dakota Snowmobile Convention. This year’s theme is “snowmobiling: past, present and future.” There are 30 vintage snowmobiles from as far back as 1962 on display. More than 200 people turned out for the convention, which gives people an opportunity to…

Sioux Falls Street Maintenance Prepares for Snow

SIOUX FALLS S.D.-  The roads are not going to be ideal to drive on, but the city of Sioux Falls is doing all it can to prepare. First they are mixing the sand. “Liquid calcium chloride with salt and what happens is when you put it down on the street it’s able to break down snow and ice. So it…

Snow Expected For Holiday Travel Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the nation, 54 million people are travelling this Thanksgiving weekend. In our area, snow is expected to impact busy interstates that many college students will drive to head back to campus. As loved ones say goodbye after a long holiday weekend, it’s time to hit the road. However, experts say be careful. The National Weather…

Election Day Storms, Wind, Could Affect Nationwide Turnout

WASHINGTON – Severe weather in several Southern states could affect voter turnout on Election Day. A line of storms moved through the Deep South overnight and early Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and power lines from Louisiana to South Carolina. There were no serious injuries but an estimated 11,000 residents were left without electricity. A separate storm front in central Tennessee…

Wet Year for Sioux Falls, Heavy Snow and Rainfalls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s been a wet year in Sioux Falls, the sixth wettest to be exact. Starting off with an historic blizzard in the winter to heavy rains beginning in June and now record breaking rainfall this week. With a little over three months left in the year, Sioux Falls National Weather Service says 2018 is on track to…

Getting a Jump Start on Spring Gardening

The experts at Cliff Avenue Greenhouse have advice for those ready to get their hands dirty!

It’s been a long spring here in South Dakota! For those who just can’t wait to get back outside and into the garden, there are a few steps you can take to get ready for the growing season while we wait for the snow to melt! Check out the link above as the crew at Cliff Avenue Greenhouse  in Sioux Falls…

Recap of the April 2018 Blizzard

 Amy Odand Pat yourself on the back, you made it through the #BlizzardofApril2018; a powerful low pressure system moved through southern portions of the KDLT forecast area starting Friday and didn’t wrap up until Sunday. In it’s wake, it dumped over a foot of snow in some spots, nearly two feet of snow in others as well as produced severe…

Highway Workers Safety Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s high way safety workers week and what better time to focus on safety than now. With all the snow we’re getting, a lot of crews are out plowing the roads this weekend. The Highway Patrol is asking everyone to keep snow plow drivers safe by moving over and giving them space. They’re dealing with low visibility from…

Snow Halts Seasonal Transition for Landscaping Businesses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  If you’re wondering when to put away the snow blower and pull out the lawn mower you’re not alone. Landscape companies around the Sioux Empire are asking themselves will it feel like spring for more than just a couple days? The lingering winter-like weather isn’t helping. Today was just another day at the office for Steve Whitman….