Simon Floss

Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse

Bishop Cottier plead guilty to sexual abuse of a minor

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after she’d been run over by a vehicle has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor. Authorities say the girl had been drinking at a party in April 2014 when she was dragged and run over by a vehicle driven…

Sounds Of The Sioux Empire: Two White Squares

The Morrisons find time together through music

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Any married couple with children knows it can be tough to find down time to spend together, but Matt and Amy Morrison have found a way. Matt, a pastor at Asbury United Methodist, said that in order to spend more time with Amy, a music instructor, she told him he’d need to “schedule a rehearsal.” While…

Florida School Shooting Injures One

Victim shot in ankle; suspect in custody

OCALA , Fla. (AP) – Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown. The injured student was taken to a local hospital. Police say the suspected shooter is also a student…

77th Annual El Riad Shrine Circus Comes To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting Thursday, the El Riad Shrine Circus returns to the Sioux Falls Arena in action packed fashion. The series of performances kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, with a second performance following that evening at 7:00 p.m. Those same showtimes carry over into Friday. You can catch the next round of shows at 10 a.m.,…

Runoff Candidates Gearing Up For Another Election

Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher face off in upcoming runoff election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Late Tuesday night, we learned the two candidates who are inching closer to becoming the next Mayor of Sioux Falls. This morning, we learned how they’re preparing for another election. A runoff election between Paul TenHaken and Jolene Loetscher will take place on May 1st after the field of candidates was trimmed from 6 to 2….

2018 Restaurant Week In DTSF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, DTSF Inc. has you covered. Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. is hosting the 8th annual ‘Restaurant Week,’ with 9 restaurants participating this year. KDLT’s Simon Floss and Tiffany Sommer stopped by ‘Ode To Food and Drink’ to find out what Chef Bob and Theresa Flannery-Kramer are cooking up…

Farming Through Prolonged Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  When winter weather lingers around, many of us grumble. However, for farmers in our region the prolonged cold can be devastating. KDLT’s Simon Floss and Photojournalist Grant Sweeter took a trip to John Hemmers farm in Moody County for a first hand look at how the unusually long lasting cold affects their day to day operations….

Cycling Booming In Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Bookings has become a destination spot for every kind of cyclist. Around this time in 2017 the Brookings City Council passed a ‘Biking Master Plan’ in order to make the city more biking friendly. While already an active community, the plan is geared towards getting even more citizens pedal pushing their way around the city. While still…

NCAA Hockey West Regional Tournament Kicks Off

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Around this time of year, many of us get wrapped up in the back and forth action of basketball tournaments, but forget about our friends on the ice! This weekend the NCAA Hockey West Regional Semifinal Tournament comes to the Denny Sanford Premier Center courtesy of the University of North Dakota. The tournament will feature match-ups…

Harlem Globetrotters Coming To Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Around this time of year we tend to focus on March Madness and all the tournaments associated with it, sometimes we forget about one of the most historic teams in the country. The Harlem Globetrotters are making their annual stop in Sioux Falls on April 2nd to take on their longtime adversary, ‘The Washington Generals,” for…

Crews Investigating Overnight Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Investigators are looking into what caused an overnight fire at The Nites Inn in northwest Sioux Falls. At approximately 3:45 a.m. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire. Sioux Falls Police were initially the first to respond on scene, who then notified SFFR of a fully involved fire in the northeastern…