Kelsie Passolt

Wagner Teen Raises Thousands For Cancer Patients

WAGNER, S.D. – What started as a dare between friends turned into thousands of dollars raised for people battling cancer. Wagner High School sophomore Grant Namminga and several others shaved their heads Friday at the school’s homecoming pep rally.  A week ago, Grant was dared by his friend to shave his head.  His mom allowed it, but only if he…

Food Truck “Trunk Or Treat” To Raise Money For Hurricane Relief

A fun and delicious event is taking place this weekend.  It’s also a chance to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Del’Inkka Beaudion, one of the owners of Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen, has organized a food truck “Trunk Or Treat” for Saturday at 8th and Railroad in Sioux Falls.  The event will feature “trunk or treaters,” a bouncy house, a…

Stolen Van Chase Leads To Car Vandalism Arrests

Two juveniles charged for smashing windows; additional charges pending

SIOUX FALLS – A police pursuit on a busy South Dakota interstate led to the arrest of two juveniles who were wanted for smashing car windows overnight.  The car chase started on I-29 just north of the Canton exit just before 12:30 p.m. Monday. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy first spotted a silver…

NW Iowa Mom Of Two Killed In Las Vegas Shootings

A northwest Iowa woman was among those killed in the Las Vegas shootings. Tuesday, family members of Carly Kreibaum confirmed that she was killed in the attack Sunday night.  That information was given to our sister station in Sioux City by Kreibaum’s sister-in-law, Sarah Rohwer.  Funeral arrangements are pending in Sutherland, Iowa, which is straight east of Orange City. Kreibaum…

Silent Auction Held To Help Teen’s Cancer Fight

A Sioux Falls family is fighting for their teenage daughter who has a rare form of brain cancer, but they need the community’s help. 13-year-old Ona Mohlenhoff is battling a brain tumor calld DIPG.  Her family, friends, and even perfect strangers gathered at Pizza Ranch on 41st Street Thursday evening for a fundraiser.  The silent auction aims to help Ona’s…

SD House Whip’s Facebook Post Drawing Criticism

A Republican South Dakota lawmaker is under fire for an image she shared on Facebook depicting protesters being hit by a car. State Representative and Majority Whip Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared the image two weeks ago with the caption “All Lives Splatter.”  The image was posted less than a month after a driver rammed through counter-protesters at a…

Missing Mitchell Woman and Infant Found Safe

Kayleen Haiar has severe diabetes & limited medication with her

UPDATE From Mitchell Police: Kayleen Haiar and her daughter Abigail have been located and are safe. They were not in danger. Kayleen’s family and the Mitchell Police Department want to thank everyone for their efforts. PREVIOUS STORY: MITCHELL, S.D.- A Mitchell woman and her newborn daughter are missing and the woman may be in medical danger. 23-year-old Kayleen Haiar and…

Yankton Man Missing For Over A Week

Last heard from in Valentine area

The Yankton Police Department is looking for a missing 51-year-old man. Todd Herrboldt was last seen in Yankton on August 31.  He was last heard from when he borrowed an unknown person’s cell phone in the Valentine area later that day.  Todd is 5’10’’, about 210 pounds.  He was driving a 2009 maroon Chevy Silverado with South Dakota license plates….

Sioux Falls Apartment Complex Hit By Gunfire

Argument over drugs possibly led to gunshot fired

Sioux Falls police are in contact with witnesses of gunfire ringing out at an apartment complex on the city’s southwest side. Police responded to the apartment building near 43rd Street and Westport Avenue for multiple reports from residents of people fighting and gunshots.  Once officers got to the scene, they found evidence that the apartment building had been hit by…

Two Seriously Hurt In Rollover Crash

One driver cited for stop sign violation

Two drivers are rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after a rollover crash in eastern Sioux Falls. It happened just after 4 p.m. Monday at 26th Street and Six Mile Road.  Police say a Chevy Trailblazer drove through a stop sign, colliding with a Kia Sorento.  The Trailblazer flipped, but crews were able to get the driver out.  He…

Sioux Falls Police Tackle Man Holding Homemade Explosive Device

Pai Yang, 45, also accused of dousing a woman in gasoline and trying to set her on fire

A Sioux Falls man is facing several serious charges after police say he tried to set a woman on fire. Police got to the scene in the 5800 block of W. Missouri Street just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of an assault.  A boy led officers into a home where they heard screaming and yelling coming from inside. …

Major Construction Planned For Western Sioux Falls

Rural road to be transformed by summer 2019

The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Department is getting a plan in place to change a two-mile stretch of Ellis Road. The city hosted an open house Wednesday evening to meet with residents and answer questions.  According to city officials, the design is not yet complete.  But, when all is said and done the project will change the two-lane…

New Forever Stamps Revealed In Sioux Falls

Tennessee artist's floral still life work become four new stamps

The United States Postal Service hosted a big ceremony in Sioux Falls Wednesday to reveal brand new stamps. The USPS released the “Flowers From the Garden” forever stamp series Wednesday.  The four stamps feature “floral bouquet” still life artwork by artist Elizabeth Brandon.  She was at the event this afternoon along with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  The Tennessee artist…

Amid Tensions, Ellsworth Bombers Fly Near North Korea

Previously-deployed airmen conduct joint-exercise with ROK, Japanese forces

South Dakota airmen, recently deployed from Ellsworth Air Force base, took part in a mission flying over the Korean Peninsula this week.  This comes as tensions appear to be rising between North Korea and the U.S. Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers from Ellsworth took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, according to the Andersen Air Force base…

MN Lifts Travel Restrictions To Help SD Farmers During Drought

Executive order in effect for the next two weeks

It’s now easier for Minnesota farmers and ranchers to lend a hand to those struggling in South Dakota and North Dakota during the drought. Governor Mark Dayton has issued an executive order making it easier for people to donate hay to ranchers and farmers across state lines.  Executive Order 17-05 lifts road and vehicle restrictions for Minnesota farmers and ranchers. …

No Serious Injuries in Lake County House Explosion

Propane explosion rocks Winfred home off foundation, blows out windows

WINFRED, SD – The Madison fire chief says a family of four was “very fortunate” to make it out of a house explosion practically unharmed Thursday night. Fire Chief Randy Minnaert says around 7:45 p.m., crews were called to the 600 block of Main Street in the small community of Winfred for a gas explosion.  He says every window in…