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South Dakota’s Olympic Hockey Connection Through Father-Son Duo

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Winter Olympics are in full force in PyeongChang, and there’s a special connection to the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team right here in the Sioux Empire. Head Coach Robb Stauber is leading the U.S. Women’s team after being an assistant during the 2014 Olympics. His son Jaxson Stauber is suiting up at goalie for the Sioux Falls…

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…

Woman Turns 104 Years Old, Shares Secret to a Long and Healthy Life

SIBLEY, I.A. – A great-great grandmother is celebrating her 104th birthday in Sibley. “What’s the best part about being 104?” said Thiele. “ I don’t know I have to say I’ve never been there before.”> As Zita Thiele grows another year older, her world keeps getting bigger. She has 48 great-grand children and six great-great grandchildren, with two more on…

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…

Turner County Sheriff Leaving After 36 Years To Join State Sobriety Program

Parker, S.D.- After 36 years at the Turner County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier will be stepping down. But he won’t be getting away from helping the public. “You know I’m going to miss working with my staff here at the Sheriff’s office,” says Sheriff Nogelmeier. Byron Nogelmeier has been with the department for 36 years, half of that time…

Nyberg Twins Are Still Busy With Super Bowl Prep

Nyberg Twins Are Still Busy With Super Bowl Prep

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  Super Bowl 52 is less than two weeks away, and for fans in the area the Minnesota Vikings loss might have taken some air out of their sails. Although the purple and gold won’t be playing in their home stadium two of their biggest cheerleaders, the Nyberg twins from Sioux Falls, will still be busy with…

Sioux Falls Police, Metro Communications To Host Annual Citizens’ Academy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls police and Metro Communications are teaming up to host this year’s “Citizen’s Academy.” The academy consists of training in topics such as police patrol procedures, K-9 operations, crime scene processing, crime prevention, and investigative methods of fraud, narcotics, theft and assaults. Metro Communications will present how the 911 Center works. The classes begin Thursday, March…

What It’s Like Being An Eagles Fan In Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “I know I’m definitely not alone, there are Eagle fans out here.  More so in North Dakota now than South Dakota, but there’s some in Sioux Falls,” says Co-Pastor Don Vanderlip. Vanderlip is a Co-Pastor at the Flandreau United Methodist Church and the Southern Hills United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Originally from Philadelphia, Vanderlip came to…

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to “Minneapolis Miracle” Game

Sioux Empire Vikings Fans React to "Minneapolis Miracle" Game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Miracles happen every day, but rarely for professional sports teams in Minnesota. It’s for that reason that more than 24 hours later fans are still trying to wrap their heads around the “Minneapolis Miracle.” KDLT’s Nicole Griffith was at the game, and she has the best of the best Sioux Empire fan reactions. “My dad swore a…

Sioux Falls Brewery Debuts Vikings-Themed Beer

Sioux Falls, S.D.- “Why not make a beer to tribute to the team that I’ve watched through all of the tears and all the joy and everything in between,” says Remedy Brewing Co-Owner and Chief Science Officer Tyler Jepperson. Remedy Brewing Company in downtown Sioux Falls unveiled their newest beer to the public the day the Minnesota Vikings face off…

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,’”…

SFPD Wins Record Breaking Year For “Heroes Behind The Badge” Blood Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was a record-breaking year for a special blood drive in Sioux Falls. Officials at the Community Blood Bank say the “Heroes Behind the Badges” event collected more than a 1,000 donations this year. The contest between Sioux Falls Police and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has been held for 22 years. Members of the public could…