Nicole Griffith

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

Clearing Up Confusion on PREMIER Center Panels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — When the PREMIER Center was first built, some thought it was part of the design, but the siding on the building wasn’t supposed to be wavy, it was designed to be flat. The Sioux Falls City Council is clearing up confusion about the siding on the more than 100-million dollar building. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center was…

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…

Local Organizations Using Super Bowl To Kickoff Safety Campaign

Local Organizations Using Super Bowl To Kickoff Safety Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There’s less than a month until Super Bowl 52 which you can watch here on KDLT. Companies spend months planning the perfect Super Bowl Commercial, both on the national and local levels. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety and advertisers are teaming up to make an impact on your TV screen and ultimately on the road….

Local Businesses Gaining From Vikings Success

Local Businesses Gaining From Vikings Success

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Minnesota Vikings are trying to accomplish what no team has accomplished before- play in a Super Bowl in their own stadium. There are still a few weeks until the big game, but how are local businesses gearing up? Shenanigans Owner Don Rose says this NFL season’s been treating him well. “The weekends have been really…

‘Sioux Empire’s Largest Baby Shower’ Lasts Through January

Sioux Empire's Largest Baby Shower Lasts Through January

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — One local nonprofit is hosting a baby drive all month long in hopes of supporting new and expecting mothers. The Alpha Center is geared toward helping those dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. All month long they’re hosting ‘The Sioux Empires Largest Baby Shower’. Donated items go into their baby boutique which families can redeem from points they…

Sentencing Hearing for Man Accused of Killing Wife

Sentencing Hearing for Man Accused of Killing Wife

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls man who stabbed his wife to death expected to learn his fate on Thursday. However after hours of discussion the sentencing hearing has been extended. Law enforcement officials testified on behalf of the state asking for a life sentence of Irving Jumping Eagle. The 44-year old plead guilty in September to first degree manslaughter…

DTSF Kicks Off Burger Battle Competition

DTSF Kicks Off Burger Battle Competition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — You might find yourself choosing healthier options this New Year, but some Sioux Falls restaurants are ready to tempt you. The 5th Annual Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle runs through January. Six restaurants are cooking up their best specialty burgers. The public can order and rate the burgers based on five categories including toppings, presentation and customer…

Frigid Temps Beneficial For Ice Fishing

Frigid Temps Beneficial For Ice Fishing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — These negative temperatures might be taking a toll on many of us in the Sioux empire, but they’re good for at least one thing — ice fishing. From December to nearly March South Dakota lakes are packed with those hoping to score a perch, northern pike or walleye. With a few straight days of negative temperatures, you…

Keeping Furry Friends Safe This Winter

Keeping Furry Friends Safe This Winter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Negative temperatures are the high this weekend and while we’ve touched on home, car and personal safety with these frigid temps what about the furry friends? How cold is too cold for your pet and what caution owners need to take during these freezing days? The freezing temps don’t seem to bother Dallas. John Wise rescued the…

AAA ‘Tipsy Tow’ Offering Free Rides Through New Years

AAA 'Tipsy Tow' Offering Free Rides Through New Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — New Years Eve can be one of the deadliest holidays on the road with many drunk driving accidents reported every year. AAA is hoping to encourage those who’ve been drinking to not get behind the wheel this holida ‘Tipsy Tow’ has been offering free rides for more than ten years. It’s a service available for AAA members…

Home Heating Safety In Bitter Temperatures

Home Heating Safety In Bitter Temperatures

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – During these ice cold days local fire departments are reminding the public of the dangers caused by improper use of common household appliances. The photo above was shared by the Baltic Fire Department stressing the importance of clearing furnace and sewer vents. Ice builds fast in these temperatures, clogging exhaust and trapping carbon monoxide. Brian…

Personal and Car Safety Tips For These Freezing Temps

Personal and Car Safety Tips For These Freezing Temps

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Temperatures are reaching negative and single digits as the highs. It’s more important than ever to be properly equipped before heading out into the cold. Car tires and battery problems- that’s what you’ll find at local shops as these temperatures are not friendly to vehicles. Travis Hanson of Graham Tire says it’s crucial to not ignore the…

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

Skyforce Christmas Game A Holiday Tradition for Many

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The holiday brings about many traditions. The Sioux Falls Skyforce have been offering one to fans for nearly three decades. Holiday hoops on Christmas Day have kept the Sioux Falls Skyforce packing in fans for the last 29 years. Among those cheering is Becky Stueven who’s been going to this game with family for as long as…

Sioux Falls Skyforce Provide Christmas Tradition

Sioux Falls Skyforce Provide Christmas Tradition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Christmas is a time for traditions, and the Sioux Falls Skyforce have been providing that opportunity for nearly three decades. The Force hosts their 29th Christmas game this year, and thousands of fans continue to fill the seats. In 2009, ten inches of snow forced the game’s cancellation, but that doesn’t stop the fans from coming back….

Santa Surprises Hospitalized Children

Santa Surprises Hospitalized Children

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — “It’s not what you expect you’re going to do over Christmas that’s for sure,” says Teague Camarigg. Camarigg’s 6th month old daughter, Riley is hospitalized with a virus, but Santa didn’t forget about them. Mr. Claus was able to spread Christmas cheer to patients at Avera, Sanford and LifeScape. For decades Santa along with Sioux Falls…

Cluckin’ Good Chicken Providing Free Christmas Meal

Cluckin' Good Chicken Providing Free Christmas Meal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A local restaurant is opening its doors on Christmas to provide a breakfast meal on the house. Cluckin’ Good Chicken & BBQ, formerly Bob’s Café, is offering a free Christmas breakfast of pancakes and sausage Monday morning from 6:30-9:30. Co-owner Ben Weiland says this is a tradition once held at Bob’s. They’ve only been with the new…

Asbestos Settlement Probes Awareness Of Toxic Fibers

Asbestos Settlement Probes Awareness Of Toxic Fibers

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Asbestos is so dangerous because you can’t see it, but even a small amount can eventually be lethal. Asbestos is a microscopic toxic fiber that can release dangerous airborne fibers if disturbed. It’s not commonly found in South Dakota but still poses threats to residents. “You don’t know if it’s there or not, and there really…

HIGHLIGHTS: Jacks Run Away From Shockers 96-64

HIGHLIGHTS: Jacks Run Away From Shockers 96-64

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team recorded its 950th all-time victory with a 96-64 nonconference win over Wichita State Wednesday night in front of 1,486 fans at Frost Arena. Junior Madison Guebert was recognized before the game for her 1,000 career point coming against Drake on Sunday. Junior Macy Miller was one of four Jackrabbits to score…

Scoreboard Wednesday, December 20th

Scoreboard Wednesday, December 20th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — SCOREBOARD FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH, 2017 Men’s Basketball Dakota Wesleyan University 100, Johnson & Wales University 92 Northwestern College 90, Bethesda University of California 72 Doane University 81, College of the Ozarks 70 Women’s Basketball SDSU 96, Wichita St 64 Hastings College 88, SUNY Institute of Technology 59 Concordia University 82, Haskell Indian Nations University 75 NBA…

SOUND: SDSU’s Coach Johnston Relying on Macy Miller, Madison Guebert Duo

SOUND: SDSU's Coach Johnston Relying on Macy Miller, Madison Guebert Duo

BROOKINGS, S.D. — SDSU’s women’s basketball teams host their final home game of 2017 Thursday against Wichita State. The 9-3 Jacks are sitting at #2 in ESPNW’S Mid-Major poll with the help of a certain duo. SDSU’s looking to defend home court as the only loss this season has come against 4th ranked Louisville. Macy Miller isn’t showing any sign of…