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District Doesn’t Want Another Vote: ‘Folks get really emotional when you talk about the school calendar.’

Superintendent Asking For Public Input For 2018-2019

While it may not impact the community for a couple of years, the Sioux Falls School District is already thinking about the 2018-2019 school year. The calendar won’t be set in stone until April, but given it’s controversial past, the district is asking for public input. Sioux Falls School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher said, “It impacts family time, and…

Names Released In Brookings County Fatal Crash

A Grand Island, NE man has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a single-vehicle crash south of Brookings. Oscar Reyes, 55, was driving a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup northbound on Interstate 29 near mile marker 129 when the vehicle left the ice-covered roadway, entered the median and rolled. Reyes, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced…

Touchmark Plans Fitness Center For Ages 55+

Touchmark is slated to open a brand new Health & Fitness Club this spring that caters specially to those 55 and older. Robert DiBonto, the director of the Health & Fitness Club, says Touchmark is very proactive in how they approach fitness with their residents. He says as people mature and age, you should be active so that you’re healthier…

Safety Tips For Ice Fishing Trips

National Weather Service Says Ice Formation Best For Fishing Seen In A Long Time.

The tents are coming up, the augers are coming out and ice fishing season is getting underway. Having a complete gear checklist, however, doesn’t mean fishermen are set. Todd Heitkamp, Owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, said ice is “unpredictable” by nature and anyone planning on going on top of the surface should heed caution. “There’s safety recommendation as…

Five Guys Going “All The Way” For Burger Battle

This year’s Downtown Burger Battle has some stiff competition, including Five Guys’ “Little Bacon Cheeseburger All the Way.” Jose Guerrero from Five Guys in downtown Sioux Falls shared their creation in the KDLT Kitchen that features bacon, pickles, mushrooms and and more. They are located on S. Minnesota Ave and are open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. To participate in…

Judge Allows Defendant’s Statement In Child Assault Case

A Rapid City woman charged with assaulting a 4-year-old girl in her care has failed in her attempt to exclude statements she gave to law enforcement and the victim’s family. Seventh Circuit Judge Robert Mandel denied Ashlee Goldsmith’s request to exclude those statements in the case against her. The 27-year-old Goldsmith is charged with two counts of first-degree rape. Prosecutors…

Criminal Justice Student Eligible For Tuition Restitution

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business have been ordered to pay restitution to more than 1,200 criminal justice students. The for-profit schools in Woodbury were found in violation of the state’s deceptive trade practices law. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the schools in 2014 claiming that many criminal justice students were surprised to find out their degree…

Cirque du Soleil Comes To Sioux Falls

Cirque du Soleil: OVO is in town! Performances will run from Wednesday, January 4 through Sunday, January 8 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Nicolas Chabot sat down with us on KDLT News Today to show off some of the costumes from the show. Chabot said the performers come from all over the world and stick to a strenuous workout…

NHL Draftees Play for Scouts in Sioux Falls in Top Prospects Game

Forty top NHL draftees are playing in Sioux Falls next week for the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, and you can catch all the action at the Premier Center. Every NHL team will even have scouts at the game. Jim Olander with the Sioux Falls Stampede says Sioux Falls was chosen through a bidding process between all USHL cities. They had…

Local Organization Helps Kids in Nicaragua Through Baseball

"Helping Kids Round First"

A South Dakota charity is using baseball to improve the lives of kids in Nicaragua. “Helping Kids Round First” is teaming up with former Twins pitcher and four-time world champ Jack Morris for the cause. Craig Severtson, the founder and CEO of Helping Kids Round First, says the organization was started simply by a group of doctors taking some baseball…

Sports Talk Radio Host Reacts After Watching DAPL Protest Unfold At Vikings Game

Three people have been arrested following a disturbance at US Bank Stadium during the Vikings vs. Bears game Sunday afternoon. Cell phone video and pictures from fans show two people dangling from a truss in the stadium next to a banner protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Craig Mattick, the Director of Sports at KWSN Radio, is also a Minnesota Vikings…

3 People Arrested In Dakota Access Pipeline Stadium Protests

(AP) Police have arrested a third suspect after opponents to the Dakota Access pipeline hung a banner from the roof of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis during the Minnesota Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears. The 27-year-old woman is accused of obstructing legal process. Police haven’t released details of her role in the incident Sunday afternoon. Two other…

Worth Their Weight in Gold: 5 Gold Coins Anonymously Gifted to Charities

It's a little gift worth more than its weight in gold to those so deserving

Two anonymous donors have spent the last six weeks spreading their good fortune by donating gold coins to a number of charities throughout Sioux Falls. The pair asked KDLT News to help deliver the coins to the unsuspecting recipients. Julie Becker, director of the St. Francis House in Sioux Falls was the recipient of the fifth and final gold coin…

Fitness Experts React To Iowa Weightlifting Accident

22 Year Old Died After Barball Slipped From Grip, Landing On Neck

Kyle Thomson, 22, was bench pressing 315 pounds at the Elite Edge Transformation Center in Ankey, Iowa Monday morning. Authorities say the barbell slipped out of his hands, landing on his neck. Officials say he later died in a Des Moines hospital. Paul Keizer, General Manager of D1 Sports Training in Sioux Falls, said accidents, such as losing grip on…