Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know: The Man Behind the Murals

PARKER, S.D. — If you’ve been to a high school gym in South Dakota you’ve likely seen murals showcasing school mascots. But a couple dozen of them from Sioux Falls to Brookings and beyond all come from the same artist. In this week’s Someone You Should Know we introduce you to the man behind the murals. What started as a request…

Someone You Should Know: Dad and His Grads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Imagine growing up and your parent is the principal. It’s an experience the Bradfield children know well. It might seem like an interesting role, but it comes with special perks and experiences many families will never quite understand. Now, a nearly 20-year tradition for one family is coming to an end this weekend. KDLT’s Allison Royal…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s Small Business Man of the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – More than half of all Americans either work for or own a small business. Small businesses account for 96 percent of all businesses in the state of South Dakota, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Growing up, Kevin Nyberg watched and helped his dad open his small business, the first ACE Hardware in Sioux Falls….

Someone You Should Know: The Face of Hope For Rare Diseases

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A young family in Sioux Falls is fighting for those with incurable, often untreatable diseases.  Their motivation centers around their son, who’s in a battle of his own.  He’s proof that a diagnosis doesn’t have to define you. Isaac Haberman loves Legos and all things “boy.”  His older sister, Jordan, is happy to play with him. …

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Family Walks for a Cure to Diabetes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The JDRF One Walk is this Saturday. It’s an event to help raise money towards type one diabetes research and to find a cure. Type one diabetes is when the pancreas produces little to no insulin, so people have to watch their blood sugar levels to make sure it’s not too high or too low. The Wilde…

Sisters Open High-end Bridal Shop in Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sisters Erin Rallis and Kayla Thompson know wedding dresses. Ironically the middle name they share, Marie means bridal in french. “Obviously pronounced a little bit differently, which I can’t pronounce,” said Rallis. It just proves that this is what they are supposed to do in life. “Kayla and I have always loved weddings and wedding planning and everything…

Someone You Should Know: 911 Dispatchers

Sioux Falls, S.D. – They’re often the first people we contact when there’s an emergency, but often the last to receive a “Thank you.” 911 call takers and dispatchers work behind the scenes, but deserve just as much as the recognition as the first responders on the scene. That’s why they’re this weeks “Someone You Should Know:” “Public safety couldn’t…

Someone You Should Know: Vermillion Doctor Delivers 1,000 Babies

VERMILLION, S.D. — A Vermillion doctor has reached an incredible accomplishment after helping families grow for the last 17 years. A group of kids shared a special moment with her almost as special as the first time they met in a delivery room. It’s a reunion that brings Dr. Mary Jo Olson to tears. “It’s something I thought I would never…

Someone You Should Know: Mayor Huether Prepares to Leave Office

No Lack of Passion For Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will soon end eight years as the City’s leader. Term limits prevent him from running in the April 10th election. The mayor shared his thoughts on leaving office in typical “My Man Mike” fashion, reflecting on his two terms ran us through a seesaw of emotions. “And he said I love…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Mayoral Candidate Paul TenHaken

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – KDLT has been closely following the 2018 Sioux Falls mayoral race. Each Wednesday, we profile one of the mayoral candidates. This week, we caught up with Paul TenHaken. Paul TenHaken is a lot of things. He’s a parent, businessman, and Ironman contestant. He’s ran many races,  but he’s training for the biggest race of his life…

Someone You Should Know: Longtime Businessman Runs for Mayor

Entenman Says Experience Has Prepared Him to Lead

As we head in to election season in Sioux Falls, we are profiling each of the seven candidates aiming for the mayor’s seat. This week’s “Someone You Should Know” is a man who says he has the experience in business and local government to help shape the future of Sioux Falls. 45 years ago Jim Entenman and his brother Lonny…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Man Creates Nationwide Cancer Survivor Network

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Matt Ellefson was diagnosed with lung cancer and given 8 months to live. Eight years later, Matt is still here. He used those years to change the way patients all over the country fight cancer. He’s given people diagnosed with the disease two precious gifts. The gift of time and the gift of hope and it all started with a…

Someone You Should Know: Lucy Henglefelt

This 30-year-old from Sioux Falls has quite a story to tell, and this is one you should take to heart

As Lucy Henglefelt thinks back over the past couple years of her life, she’s grateful – if nothing else – to be alive. Late one night in 2016, after feeling for months that she literally had a weight on her chest, Lucy could barely stand to help her husband clean their house as they prepared for buyers to come look…

Someone You Should Know: The Only Woman Firefighter in Town

CANTON, S.D. – Canton, South Dakota is a one-stop light town. “The one and only,” said Solem. The only town 25-year-old Andrea Solem has ever called “home.” ”You know everybody and if something were to happen, everybody comes together.” By night, Andrea is a firefighter. In fact, she’s the only woman firefighter in the whole department. “I took it as a…

Someone You Should Know: Main Street Living

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you’re ever flipping through the channels on Sunday mornings, you may catch Main Street Living. Every Sunday, there’s a new pastor preaching a religious Lutheran service. “Always our joy and delight is proclaiming God’s love for the world and saying ‘hey here is God’s love and salvation and it is for you! Here you go,’”…

Someone You Should Know: A Home Away From Home

Family goes above and beyond for junior hockey players

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, from Labor Day to Mother’s Day, a Sioux Falls family gets a little bigger.  They take in teenage boys who are pursuing their dreams of playing professional hockey.  What they give the boys goes beyond room and board. If it’s Tuesday, it’s taco night in the Severson household.  The weekly tradition is anything but…