Simon Floss

Wired Wednesday: Gaming Addiction Among Teens

World Health Organization Declares 'Gaming Addiction' A Mental Health Issue

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Earlier this year the World Health Organization declared gaming addiction a mental health condition. Will Bushee stopped by for another edition of Wired Wednesday talking gaming and online addictions among teens, well as a brand new summer cyber camp coming up ‘Cyber Patriot.’ For more information on the free camp, click here.  

School Zone: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

Pavilion summer courses offer unique learning experiences for all ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Learning new tricks, trades, and hobbies is something many of us say we don’t have time for, especially during the summer months. However, The Washington Pavilion is giving you the opportunity to pick up something new. Throughout the summer, the Pavilion offers classes and courses for any and all ages. From painting, to ceramics, to musical…

Man Accused Of Killing Child Pleads Not Guilty

Thirty-one-year-old Kenneth Chase faces murder, child abuse and child neglect charges in federal court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin man accused of abusing and killing a child on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-one-year-old Kenneth Chase faces murder, child abuse and child neglect charges in federal court. He waived his right to a detention hearing and remains in custody. His trial is scheduled to…

Brown County Standoff Ends Peacefully

53 year old man refused to leave barn after alleged domestic assault

CLAREMONT, S.D. (AP) – A standoff involving law officers and an armed man holed up in a barn in Brown County ended peacefully after nearly 20 hours. The incident involved a 53-year-old man who refused to leave the barn southwest of Claremont after an alleged domestic assault. It started Monday night and ended with his arrest Tuesday afternoon. No injuries…

Out and About: Week of June 6/11

Addie Graham Kramer joins the KDLT News Today team with a look at fun events for the upcoming week

Once again, entertainment guru Addie Graham-Kramer from The Event Company joined the KDLT News Today show with a sneak peak of all the happenings to look forward to throughout the Sioux Empire this week! Take a look at the interview and the details to each event below. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Wednesday Night Music & More Saturday, June 16,…

School Zone: Ninja Warrior Camp

Kids learn life skills through fun activities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The end of the school year means the beginning of summer camp season. Embrace Church in Sioux Falls is hosting a ‘Ninja Warrior Camp’ open to kids from kindergarten to fifth grade and their parents on Saturday, June 9th at Terrace Park. The event will build friendships, teach teamwork, and give kids and parents a safe…

Families Displaced, Pets Deceased After Overnight Structure Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Several families in downtown Sioux Falls are picking up the pieces after an overnight fire. Crews responded to a structure fire call around 1:30 a.m. at an apartment complex at 519 S Duluth Ave. Initially, first responders reported flames from the third story window of the complex. Right away, crews knocked down the fire from the…

Roads Buckling Throughout Sioux Empire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The warm weekend temperatures have done their part creating hazardous traveling conditions. Authorities across the Midwest are reporting buckling roads from the heat, and ‘cooling-centers’ have popped up across several cities throughout the region. The South Dakota Highway Patrol shared photographs on social media of roads buckling on I-90 near Humbolt on Sunday, as well as…

School Zone: Pipestone

PIPESTONE, M.N. – For this week’s edition of ‘School Zone’ we take you across the border to Pipestone, Minnesota. Students at Pipestone High are benefiting from numerous programs geared towards improving mental health in the classrooms, as well as outside of them. One room in the school, dubbed the ‘wellness room’ offers students a safe place and also equips them…

National EMS Week

Thanking those who put their life on the line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When emergencies and tragedies happen many times those who respond don’t get the thank you recognition they deserve. This week is a good way to say thank you to those that put their life on the line to save ours. It’s National EMS Week! Division Chief from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Steve Fessler stopped by the…

2018 Tulip Festival Underway

ORANGE CITY, IA – For the 78th year Orange City celebrates it’s Dutch heritage. The Tulip Festival started as a small celebration of Dutch culture in 1938, but has since grown to become one of the biggest attractions for the area. Volunteers and organizers say there’s something for everyone at the festival, and the community takes great pride celebrating the…

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…

Tickets For Sanford International Release Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The opportunity to attend a once in a lifetime golf tournament in Sioux Falls starts today. Tickets go on sale for The Sanford International presented by Cambria today at 10:00 a.m. The tournament comes to the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls September 17th and concludes the 23rd. KDLT’s Simon Floss talked with Tournament Director Greg…

Suspect in shooting of reservation school custodian arrested

WAUBAY, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have a suspect in custody in the late-night shooting of a school custodian on the Lake Traverse Reservation. A 19-year-old custodial worker was checking the perimeter of the Enemy Swim Day School near Waubay in northeastern South Dakota on May 3 when he was struck in the chest by a bullet just before 10 p.m….

Two Britton Men Sentenced In Sex Abuse Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two of the five men charged in a Marshall County sexual abuse case involving a teenager have been sentenced. 29-year-old Edgar Ramos was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of possession of child pornography and solicitation of a minor. A judge suspended a 10-year sentence for 21-year-old Damon Koop and says he must serve…