Allison Royal

Small Business Spotlight: Statues And Their Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Stephanie Wollman. She grew up painting statues. Many community members flock to her business on Russell and Louise for bird bathes, religious symbols, angels, flower pots, and military statues. Stephanie says she gets the production materials and rose quartz right here in sioux falls. “Every dollar that I generate in revenue here, I am in…

What You May Need To Know When Cooking For Family This Thanksgiving

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – James is six-years-old. Like a lot of kindergarteners, he loves to play with trains, play outside, and spend time at his grandmother’s house. When James was a baby, his mother says he was experiencing health problems. After years of suspicion, a doctor in Minnesota diagnosed him with celiac disease last year. “I just, I knew,” said…

SDSU vs. USD Game To Bring Big Bucks To Mom And Pop Shops In Vermillion

Vermillion, SD – SDSU  and USD football are getting ready to go head-to-head for the big game Saturday afternoon. 10,000 fans will fill the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the sold-out rivalry game, but even more will empty their wallets into the town’s economy. “So we’re really excited about just seeing the streets full, the tailgate areas full, and right…

In Beadle County, Your Run-In With The Law Could Follow You To Facebook

HURON, S.D. — A Beadle County Facebook page is causing quite the controversy online. For the past year, the Beadle County State’s Attorney’s office has posted all of their arrests and convictions of adults on Facebook. “Anyone can log on to their Facebook page and see who’s been arrested for crime and who’s doing time in their town.” Some locals…

Warmer Weather Gives One Sport a Longer Season

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -The Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls closed its doors last week to hibernate for winter, but the sunshine makes for one last hoorah before spring. “Once you kinda say you’re closed and then you reopen, it does tend to have a little bit different reaction with people,” said Tom Jansa of Dakota Golf Management….

New Details In Sioux Falls Deadly Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – We’re learning new details tonight about a shooting that cost a Sioux Falls man his life. In a quiet Sioux falls neighborhood, a domestic dispute turned deadly. Police responded to a call just before 2 AM on Sunday morning from a woman and found quite the crime scene. “When the officers arrived they found a 34-year-old…

South Dakota Wing of Civil Air Patrol Trains at Sioux Falls Airport

The South Dakota wing of the Civil Air Patrol is resting after a long day of training at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. There’s 300 Civil Air Patrol team members in South Dakota, just like David Small. “We’re kind of a big family,” said Small, a wing commander. The South Dakota Civil Air Patrol trains about six or seven times…

Man Wanted for Child Pornography Possession Charges

Sioux Falls police say 27-year-old Michel Lloyd Smith is wanted on child pornography charges. He’s accused of exchanging nude photos and graphic messages with a 13-year-old girl. According to court documents obtained by KDLT, Smith and the victim are family friends. They even went on a camping trip last summer. The two started chatting on Facebook on September 26. Smith sent a…

Free College Applications for Some SD High School Seniors

You might be able to apply to college for free this week, thanks to a new initiative encouraging students to apply to college. Raymundo Franciscoandres is a senior at Sioux Falls New Technology High School.  He dreams of serving in the National Guard and majoring in graphic design, but with pricey application fees, he was on the fence about applying…

University of Northwestern and Life 96.5 to open a new building

The University of Northwestern Saint Paul and Life 96.5 are teaming up to bring a new building to Sioux Falls. They hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning to celebrate the partnership. The two Christian-based organizations says more classes are needed as the population and economy continue to grow in Sioux Falls. The radio station was built when Sioux Falls had…

Alleged Sexual Assault Involving USD Students

We’re learning new details tonight involving an alleged sexual assault involving University of South Dakota students. The USD community is reacting to an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving students. Student body president, Teagan McNary, says students are upset, but still feel safe. “It’s upsetting, and I think it just shows that while we do a lot of training for the…

Several New Alleged Victims Come Forward in Sioux Center Teacher Investigation

Police arrested Curtis Van Dam for lascivious conduct with a minor and lascivious acts with a child on Monday, right before his 36th birthday. Now, more alleged victims are breaking their silence. “Emotions are high, from embarrassment to sadness to resentment to anger. we need to stay calm and let justice and the system do what it’s supposed to do,”…

Someone You Should Know: Surviving and Thriving with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; time that has always been a busy one for breast cancer advocate, Colleen Schurrer. She’s been involved with Susan G. Komen events  for years. “It was so easy because it was never anything for us,” said Schurrer. “It was always something for someone else.” Colleen’s other passion is teaching yoga at Revolution Yoga and…

Parents and Pumpkins come to school

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – You may have heard about ‘take your kid to work’ day, but what about take your parents to school day? With Halloween only a week away, parents and students at Christ the King school came together to carve pumpkins today. First and second graders carved and created their own jack o’lanterns to get a little messy and…