travel

Importance of Tracking Monarch Migration

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This time of year, monarch butterflies begin their journey to Mexico. They’re leaving Sioux Falls with a significant purpose. Good Earth State Park hosted a tagging party on Saturday. Staff members put special stickers on the butterflies with a phone number and website, then visitors released them. The hope is that on the butterflies’ journey south, someone…

Wired Wednesday: The Best Apps to Teach or Translate a New Language

Learning a new language is never all that easy, especially if you’re starting as an adult. But these apps and translators will have you talking like a local across the globe, or at least more comfortably mingling among them, in no time. Categories: KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News Tags: apps, Chris Prendergast, Click Rain, language…

AAA Expects 50 Million Americans To Travel Over Thanksgiving

If you’re traveling over Thanksgiving, you’ll have even more company than last year. AAA predicts that 50.9 million Americans will travel over the holiday, a 3.3 percent increase over 2016. The auto club credits a growing economy and low unemployment for putting people in the traveling mood. More than 45 million will travel by car between next Wednesday and the…

AAA Travel: Caribbean Islands Now A Go Following Hurricanes Irma And Maria

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– AAA Travel says some of the world’s most popular travel destinations are open for business again following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. They say the Caribbean Islands are mostly unscathed and airlines have lifted travel bans. “This year has just been a really weird year. I mean, it’s just one after another after another and that’s what’s caused…

Hurricane Season Keeping Local Travel Agents Busy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is rivaling past seasons for most active, and there’s still a third of the season to go. Residents were recently evacuated in places like Texas and Florida. But what happens when these areas are expecting visitors? Lorie Buus with All About Travel in Sioux Falls says unfortunately some destinations are destroyed. But…

South Dakota To Receive Less Than Half The Average Number Of Refugees In 2017

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order imposing a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim Countries, and barring all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. So what does that mean for the resettlement process in South Dakota? Lutheran Social Services says South Dakota sees around 500 arrivals every year, but expects…

Sioux Falls Church Hopes To Promote Unity Through Yard Signs

A Sioux Falls church is encouraging others to spread a message of unity. Through yard signs, the church’s pastor hopes that people of all backgrounds see that they’re welcome in our city. The pastor says it’s especially important now with how the divided the country has become. It was nearly two weeks ago that President Donald Trump issued an executive…

I-90 Open Between Chamberlain and Kadoka

The South Dakota Department of Transportation Opened the Interstate Wednesday Morning

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has reopened a portion of I-90 between Chamberlain and Kadoka that was previously shut down due to the winter weather. Although the section is reopened, the roads are still reported as “scattered ice/slippery,” so drivers should be cautious. Most of I-90 is listed as “no travel advised.” You can find a map of road…

Strong Winds, Blowing Snow Close Major Section of I-90

All lanes closing from Wyoming border to Chamberlain

A major portion of Interstate 90 is closing Sunday night because of dangerous weather making for treacherous travel conditions. Starting at 7 p.m. CST, east and westbound lanes of I-90 will close from Vivian to Chamberlain.  State officials already closed the highway from the Wyoming border to Vivian before 5 p.m. Sunday. Officials say this long, roughly 250-mile segment of I-90…