summer

Local Program Aims to Combat the “Summer Slide”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Just because schools out for the summer doesn’t mean the learning is finished for students at Hayward, Hawthorne and Laura B. Anderson Elementary Schools in Sioux Falls. That’s because some kids are participating in the Summer Climb program. “I’ve been learning to read more and learning more of math,” said Braylin Meidinger, who will be going into…

Amping Up For Levitt at the Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There will be a new vibe in downtown Sioux Falls this summer. Levitt at the Falls is hosting its inaugural concert Friday evening. Downtown’s newest entertainment venue is setting the stage for a summer of music and increased foot traffic. It’s been ten years in the making. Now staff are excited to bring the community together through…

Planet Fitness Offering Teens Free Gym Access This Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls gym franchise is working to promote fitness at a younger age, so they’re offering free gym access to teens. This summer at Planet Fitness in Sioux Falls, high schoolers ages 15 to 18 can workout for free. This is a part of the organization’s nationwide ‘Teen Summer Challenge’ initiative. According to a 2017 survey…

Scheel’s Holds Summer Bash Before School Starts Back Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-People in Sioux Falls are trying to get in the last few days of summer before school starts back up. Scheel’s is throwing a summer bash until 8:30 tonight, August 19th. An outdoor movie, Space Jam will play on the big screen at 7. Basketball tournaments sponsored by Sky Force are also happening in the parking lot. Organizers…

Healthier Summer Snacks for Kids

Summers are busy, we get it. But if all of the running around between ball games, pool dates, taking kids to their friends houses, barbeques and other commitments have you and the kids grabbing whatever unhealthy meal might be within reach, Sanford Sports Science Institute Dietitian Lizzie Kasparek offers a few suggestions for quick and easy snacks that’ll have everyone…

Why Sioux Falls is Experiencing a Lifeguard Shortage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Grab your sunscreen and towel – school is officially out for summer. The Sioux Falls School District’s last day of school was Friday. Now, it’s time to trade school for the pool. That’s right – Friday is also the opening day for Sioux Falls city pools. However, South Dakota has a low unemployment rate at less than…

6 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love This Summer

When summer rolls around, kids typically look for whatever they can get their hands to eat on between lounging around the house and running off to their next ballgame or the pool. So, how do you ensure some of what goes into fueling them is flavorful, fun and healthy? Lizzie Kasparek, a Nutritionist with Sanford Sports Science Institute offers up…

Canaries Season Opens Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With summer right around the corner, America’s favorite past time heats up. Including here at home! The upcoming season of the Sioux Falls Canaries kicks off this Friday and there’s plenty of reasons to get excited. From a renovated dining experience to booking your own suite, there’s a great ballpark experience waiting for you. KDLT’s Simon…

Long Snow Season Causes Late Start to Mosquito Preparation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Due to the longer snow season, the City of Sioux Falls Environmental Health is in rush mode to prepare for mosquitoes. “You know we’re just around the corner from seeing everything change really fast, said Denise Patton, Health Program Coordinator. Usually by now they’d have spent several weeks setting up around 20 traps all around town, but…

State Parks Fill Up Over Labor Day Weekend

CANTON, S.D.- Many people choose to travel over Labor Day weekend, but a new survey done by AAA South Dakota shows that 60 percent of those travelers are choosing to stay in state and visit local state parks. There’s a never dull moment when the Hamburger family gets together, from dog licks to fun family games. “When’s the campout, when’s the…

September’s 1st Friday Event

Downtown Sioux Falls is brimming with activity for the whole family at the start of the holiday weekend.

The revitalization of downtown Sioux Falls is fully on display to anyone who ventures into the heart of the city right now. New buildings are going up in nearly every direction, old buildings are being restored, store fronts once vacant are full again, and there are inviting aromas everywhere wafting out onto the sidewalk, giving passers-by just a small sample…

Healthy Summer Snacking Options With Eat Fit Go

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For many, summertime means new health goals and leaner eating and a Sioux Falls spot wants to make finding fresh meals faster and easier than ever. Julia from Eat Fit Go is back with us today. Categories: KDLT Kitchen Tags: Eat Fit Go, Healthy Snacking, Sioux Falls, summer