South Dakota

Someone You Should Know: Local ‘Professor Of Country Music Radio’ Signs Off After 50+ Years

Hank Williams Sr. made him fall in love with country music, and not long after he began introducing his songs on country music radio. After more than five decades on the air, a local legend signed off for the last time Thursday. KDLT’s Jill Johnson gives us a taste of why Joe Morrison is ‘Someone You Should Know’. At just…

FULL STORY: Man Arrested For Child Porn After Police Say Caretaker Discovered Images

A 47-year-old Sioux Falls man has been arrested for child pornography after police say another person discovered the images on his cell phone. After a search of the suspect’s phone, police say they found hundreds of inappropriate photos. On Aug. 11, police say a caretaker visited Aaron Knutson’s home on the 3000 block of East 26th Street. A week later…

Solar Eclipse Viewers Make Most Of Rain In South Dakota

South Dakota wasn’t the ideal place to watch the solar eclipse. While rain may have spoiled some viewing parties, visitors at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls made the most out of it. Eight-year-old Alyssa Clow of Harrisburg said,”It’s where the moon goes over the sun.” The Washington Pavilion has been planning activities surrounding the solar eclipse for a year….

Judge Sets Bond For Man Who Allegedly Tried To Light Wife On Fire At $500,000

Sioux Falls Police: 'a mere push of the thumb would have been catastrophic'

The Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting and pouring gasoline on his wife and then attempting to set her on fire appeared in court for the first time Friday. The judge set 45-year-old Pai Yang’s bond at $500,000 cash. “The thing with domestic violence cases, and especially when you have somebody who is in the side of the relationship where…

Sioux Falls Restaurant Takes ‘Guests’ Back In Time For 50th Anniversary

A well-known restaurant is celebrating its Golden Anniversary. The Royal Fork Buffet opened their first location in Idaho in 1967. To honor the milestone, the Sioux Falls location took their customers back in time Thursday. “We were here Mother’s Day and it was lined clear up around, so we figured we would be here early,” said Evelyn Utley of Sioux…

USD Physics Professor Giving Class Hands On Experience During Solar Eclipse

University To Host Viewing Party On Monday, Aug. 21

A professor at the University of South Dakota says having the opportunity to see a solar eclipse is a 50-year event. If you’re lucky enough to be in his class, you won’t have to skip to witness it. Not only is he taking 180 students outside to experience the science first hand, he’s making a party out of it. USD…

Sturgis Rally Undercover Sex Stings Nab At Least Eight Suspects

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Court records show at least eight men were arrested in undercover sex stings during the recent Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It’s the fifth straight year that state and federal law enforcement agents have conducted operations targeting people seeking sex with minors. Undercover agents use online ads and social media applications to snare suspects. The undercover sex stings…

The Big Picture: Drought Conditions In South Dakota Not As Severe As In 2012

According to the the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe conditions, and just under 5 percent is in the extreme category. While the dry, hot weather has taken its toll on crops, the state actually hasn’t seen record-setting conditions. With some recent rains, portions of South Dakota are finally starting to see some drought…

Reconstruction Of East Arrowhead Parkway In Sioux Falls To Begin On Monday

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The city will be reconstructing another major road in Sioux Falls. The $9.4 million project is set to begin on Monday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on East Arrowhead Parkway. The street will be widened to six lanes including a median with left turn lanes, underground utility work, and new traffic…

Authorities Warn Of Phone Scam Targeting Minnehaha County Residents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Authorities are warning Minnehaha County residents about phone scams circulating the area, in which callers impersonate county and law enforcement officials, and demand payments. Police say a 29-year-old Sioux Falls woman is one victim in the area, scammed out of $500. Police say she received a call from two people claiming that she owed $800 in…

Alzheimer’s Association Reacts To Country Music Legend’s Death Following Diagnosis

The country music scene is mourning the loss of a legend. Singer Glen Campbell passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. The news isn’t just hitting his fans hard, but an organization aimed at fighting the disease that killed him. The Alzheimer’s Association says Glen Campbell shined a spotlight on the disease. Campbell first announced his diagnosis to…

Someone You Should Know: SD Native Has Long History Of Calling History At Sioux Empire Fair

The Sioux Empire Fair turned 78-years-old this year, and there’s one man who has only missed 20 of them. Not only has the Huron native attended the fair every year, he has a rich history of calling history at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. KDLT’s Jill Johnson shows us why Denny Oviatt is ‘Someone You Should Know’. “You always have to…

Sioux Falls School District Hiring: Needs Hundreds Of Substitute Teachers For Upcoming Year

The Sioux Falls School District is hiring. The district says each year they need around 600 substitute teachers, and so far, they have around half that number for the upcoming school year. “It seems like we always need more,” said Sioux Falls School District Human Resources Director Becky Dorman. During the school year, the Sioux Falls School District says they…

2 Robberies In 2 Days: SF Police Give Advice On What To Do In Scary Situations

"Do what you're asked," said Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens.

In less than a week, two people have become victims of alarming robberies on the streets of northeast Sioux Falls. They happened less than two miles and a day apart. The most recent took place on Friday just before 8:30 p.m. Police say the victim was walking near East 4th Street and North Sherman Avenue when two men got out…

Two People Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash In Western Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two people were injured following a crash in western Sioux Falls Monday morning. The crash happened near 22nd Street and Kiwanis Avenue at around 11 o’clock. Police say a truck pulling a trailer was headed north on Kiwanis when a tan Buick turning south from 22nd Street pulled out in front of the truck. Police says…