winter

Brush Up Before Heading Out On The Ice

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The recent temps have been a ‘kind’ reminder that winter is on it’s way. One of the most popular past-times during the colder months is ice-fishing. If you need to brush up on safety reminders, or update your equipment before heading out on the ice, you’re in luck. The Dakota Angler Ice Fishing Institute will once…

Despite The Cold People Shop Downtown For Crazy Days

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-After Christmas it can be a slow time for stores in Downtown Sioux Falls, but this weekend is one of the busiest weekends stores see in the month of January. That’s because stores participate in “Crazy Days” where they offer crazy deals. It gives stores a chance to mark older items on clearance to make room for new…

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…

Stocking Up for the Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s always good to prepare before a storm, but some Sioux Falls residents are finding they need to restock or forgot an item that could be helpful.  KDLT’s Miranda Paige spoke with staff at Nyberg’s Ace Hardware to see what’s flying off the shelves. At Nyberg’s Ace they say the weather drives the need. Because of how snowy…

Great Bear Open for the Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Recent cold temperatures have made for the perfect snow-making conditions at Great Bear Ski Valley in Sioux Falls. Staff there have been busy in the last few weeks making snow, which they do with their snow gun machines. All that snow has piled up enough to open for limited ski runs. Last year, the park couldn’t open…

Santa Visits the Great Plains Zoo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Santa Claus. On Dec. 8th, he visited the Great Plains Zoo for a special event. Breakfast With Santa invites families to visit for food and crafts, including a letter making station. Kids can write a letter to Santa and hand deliver it to Santa himself. Of course they can also take…

Vermillion And Yankton Experience Heavy Weekend Snow

YANKTON, S.D. – Plenty of our viewing area saw snow this weekend. Chunks of snow line the roads in Vermillion. It’s a snowy walk to class for the yotes. USD received seven inches of snow over the weekend. Down the road, Eastern Yankton was hit hard by snow, with nine inches. Friday night kicked off with a mix of freezing…

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…

Salvation Army Seeking Bell Ringers in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s that time of year again where you see red kettles and bell ringers out at local stores collecting donations for the Salvation Army. This year marks the non-profit’s biggest monetary goal yet: $350,000. To reach this goal, they not only need people to donate money, but also their time through volunteering. They’re looking for about 15…

Great Bear Prepping For Snowy Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While not everyone enjoys the cooler temperatures, one Sioux Falls city park is jumping for joy. The rolling green hills at Great Bear won’t look like this much longer. While many flock to the recreation area for summer hikes, employees say it’s time to cover these hills with snow. Great Bear is getting ready, even if…

200 Free Coats Handed Out at Barrel House Winter Coat Drive

All month long, one Sioux Falls restaurant has been collecting coats and warm winter clothing. Sunday staff handed them out just in time for winter. It’s the second annual winter coat drive at the Barrel House. They’ve been taking donations and used their charity money to buy new coats. They handed out around 200 coats and other winter apparel to…

Weather Delays Ellis Road Construction

Sioux Falls, S.D.-Roadwork on the west side of town could be taking a bit longer to complete than originally planned. The City of Sioux Falls says crews are a little behind schedule on the expansion and reconstruction of Ellis Road from 12th to 41st Street. Construction work on the flagship project began early this spring. The city planned to finish…

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…

Winter Olympics Inspires Some to Hit the Gym

  SIOUX FALLS, SD- Athletes competing at the 2018 Winter Olympic games have shown some pretty incredible feats and have inspired some people to try out some of the different sports and work on their own athleticism. “I’ve been snowboarding since I was twelve years old and then it kind of humbles me to watch the olympics and realize, yeah okay,…

Latest South Dakota Crop Report Shows Impact Of Drought

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in South Dakota. The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in the state down 6 percent from the previous year, oil sunflowers down 8 percent, corn down 11 percent, safflower down 22 percent, alfalfa hay down 23 percent, sorghum for grain down 27…

Car Washes Affected By Cold Weather

Sioux Falls, S.D.- With the cold weather coming through Sioux Falls this winter season, and this upcoming week, car washes have seen an inconsistent line of business. Car washes will see an influx of cars coming their way after snowstorms and once the roads clear up. That’s usually the time people will want to get their car rinsed off from…

Frosty Frolics Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The City of Sioux Falls has no shortage of fun winter activities. This weekend is the 30th annual Frosty Frolics Weekend put on by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. A wide variety of free Winter hobbies are available for the public to enjoy. Tube for $5 at Great Bear Recreation Park this afternoon and evening from…

Keeping Furry Friends Safe This Winter

Keeping Furry Friends Safe This Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Negative temperatures are the high this weekend and while we’ve touched on home, car and personal safety with these frigid temps what about the furry friends? How cold is too cold for your pet and what caution owners need to take during these freezing days? The freezing temps don’t seem to bother Dallas. John Wise rescued the…