Author: Nicole Griffith

Children’s Inn Miracle on 41st Street Toy Drive

Children's Inn Miracle on 41st Street Toy Drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — You’re probably familiar with the film Miracle on 34th Street, but have you heard of the Miracle on 41st Street here in Sioux Falls? The Children’s Inn is collecting toys at the Empire Mall on 41st street, and volunteer elves are ready to wrap your holiday gifts. Shoppers can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the gift…

Human Rights Day Essay Contest Features Local Middle Schoolers

Human Rights Day Essay Contest Features Local Middle Schoolers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — December 10th is also known as Human Rights Day. Local middle schoolers were able to participate through writing. Dozens gathered as local 7th and 8th graders read their winning essays depicting human rights with the theme Caring for Our Global Home. There were overall grade winners plus best of school winners. Patrick Vogel of Sioux Falls Christian…

Someone You Should Know: The Brendtro’s as They Fight to Cure a Rare Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls family is up against the clock raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease. “We’ll I’m feeling a lot of things,” says Raena. That’s Raena Brendtro. She was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia at 12 years-old. FA for short is a protein deficiency that attacks nerve and heart cells with no…

Do You Know How Much Sugar You’re Consuming?

The holidays are an easy time to make excuses for extra consumption, but it all comes at a cost

On any given day, chances are we consume more sugar – by far – than we think. Dietitian Tiffany Krogstad from Sanford Health stopped by the KDLT Studios to talk about why it’s important to keep sugar in check, how easy it is to eat exponentially more than we might want this time of year, and the best ways to enjoy holiday…

Sioux Falls Family Races Clock Against Daughter’s Rare Disease

Sioux Falls Family Races Clock Against Daughter's Rare Disease

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A Sioux Falls family is up against the clock raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease. Friedreich’s Ataxia or FA for short has no cure or treatment. It’s a protein deficiency that attacks nerve and heart cells. About 4,000  people have FA nationwide. Patients typically require a wheelchair before graduating high school and suffer…

SCOREBOARD- SCORES FOR SUNDAY DEC 3RD, 2017

SCOREBOARD- SCORES FOR SUNDAY DEC 3RD, 2017

SCOREBOARD- SCORES FOR SUNDAY DEC 3RD, 2017 Men’s College Basketball Doane University at Nebraska Wesleyan University Dakota St 72, Presentation College 63 Women’s College Basketball Louisville 86, South Dakota St 84 Dakota St 72, Presentation College 70 University of Nebraska-Omaha 81, College of Saint Mary 58 NFL Minnesota Vikings 14, Atlanta Falcons 9 NBA Minnesota Timberwolves 112, LA Clippers 106…

CFB: Nebraska Names Scott Frost New Head Coach

CFB: Nebraska Names Scott Frost New Head Coach

LINCOLN, N.E. — The Nebraska football team has a new man in charge. Scott Frost the former Nebraska quarterback who helped win a 1997 national championship was hired as the school’s next football coach. Frost was introduced at a press conference Saturday. The 42 year-old has been with UCF since 2015 and posted a 12-0 record this season. Nebraska and Frost…

Jackrabbits Come Up Short Against #4 Louisville 68-64

Jackrabbits Come Up Short Against #4 Louisville 68-64

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The South Dakota State women’s basketball team had No. 4/5 Louisville on the ropes Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena but the Cardinals outscored the Jackrabbits 22-18 in the fourth quarter to record a 68-64 nonconference win in front of a season-high 2,506 fans. The Jackrabbits, now 6-2, were led by freshman Myah Selland and junior Macy Miller,…

SOUND: SDSU’s Goedert Had Revenge Mentality For UNI

SOUND: SDSU's Goedert Had Revenge Mentality For UNI

BROOKINGS, S.D. —  On a record-setting day by South Dakota State quarterback Taryn Christion, the Jackrabbits scored on all five of their offensive possessions in the first half and went on to defeat Northern Iowa, 37-22, in second-round action of the Football Championship Playoffs Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. With their sixth consecutive victory, the fifth-seeded Jackrabbits improved…

USF Evans Ties Career-High 31 pts in 90-78 Victory Over Upper Iowa

USF Evan's Ties Career-High 31 pts in 90-78 Victory Over Upper Iowa

SIOUX FALLS – Trevon Evans tied a career-high with 31 points and led University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball (7-1, 3-0 NSIC) to a fourth straight victory by rallying for a 90-78 decision over Upper Iowa (6-5, 0-3 NSIC) in NSIC action at the Stewart Center before 774 in attendance on Saturday. With the victory, USF is 7-1 and off…

SDSU Men Struggle Against Missouri St. in 73-53 Loss

SDSU Men Struggle Against Missouri St. in 73-53 Loss

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State men’s basketball saw its four-game winning streak snapped Saturday at the Sanford Pentagon, dropping a 73-53 contest against Missouri State. SDSU (7-3) was held to a season-low three 3-pointers, and though they kept MSU (7-2) from hitting from beyond the arc in the second half, the Bears had nine 3-pointers in the first. The…

FCS Playoffs: SDSU Avenges Hobo Day Loss with 37-22 Win Over UNI

FCS Playoffs: SDSU Avenges Hobo Day Loss with 37-22 Win Over UNI

BROOKINGS, S.D. —  On a record-setting day by South Dakota State quarterback Taryn Christion, the Jackrabbits scored on all five of their offensive possessions in the first half and went on to defeat Northern Iowa, 37-22, in second-round action of the Football Championship Playoffs Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. With their sixth consecutive victory, the fifth-seeded Jackrabbits improved…

USF Women Roll Past Upper Iowa 83-41

USF Women Roll Upper Iowa 83-41

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Keyed by a hot-shooting first half and 20 points from Lauren Sanders, the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (5-1, 3-0 NSIC) rolled to their fourth straight win with a 83-41 NSIC victory over Upper Iowa (2-7, 0-3 NSIC) on Saturday at the Stewart Center. With the victory, USF finished off a league home stand at…

SCOREBOARD- SCORES FROM SATURDAY DEC 2nd 2017

SCOREBOARD- SCORES FROM SATURDAY DEC 2nd 2017

SCOREBOARD- SCORES FROM SATURDAY DEC 2nd 2017 Football FCS 2nd Round South Dakota State 37, UNI 22 Sam Houston St 54, South Dakota 42 NAIA FCS Semifinal University of Saint Francis 43, Morningside College 36 Volleyball – NAIA National Championship Dordt College 3, Viterbo University 1 (Semifinal) Lindsey Wilson 3, Dordt College 1 (National Championship) Men’s Basketball Duke 96, South…

NAIA Championships: Dordt Can’t Top #1 Lindsey Wilson

NAIA Championships: Dordt Can't Top #1 Lindsey Wilson

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — The Defenders, looking for their first national title against undefeated and top-ranked Lindsey Wilson. First set – Dordt working it to Leah Kamp – she pinballs it through – Kamp was great in this match – with a team-high 20 kills. It was Lindsey Wilson that won the first two sets – Elly Burke with one of…

FCS Playoffs: Coyotes Rally Falls Short in Houston 54-42

FCS Playoffs: USD Falls Short in Houston 54-42

HUNTSVILLE, Texas—Sam Houston State took a 41-14 lead into halftime, survived a furious South Dakota rally, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs with an explosive 54-42 win Saturday at Bowers Stadium. The two best quarterbacks in all of FCS put on a show for an ESPN3 audience and the nearly 5,000 fans in attendance. South Dakota’s Chris…

Coyotes Come Up Short Against #1 Duke

Coyotes Come Up Short Against #1 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Playing the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time in the Division I era, the South Dakota men’s basketball team fell 96-80 at Duke Saturday. “In the college experience, everybody wants to win,” South Dakota head coach Craig Smith said. “But it is also about the experiences you gain and the relationships that last…

NAIA Semifinals: #4 Dordt Defeats #2 Viterbo in 4 Sets

NAIA Seminals: #4 Dordt Defeats #2 Viterbo in 4 Sets

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — #4 Dordt taking on #2 Viterbo in this morning’s semifinal matchup. First set – here’s some great placement from Ema Altena – the junior had 17 kills as Dordt built a 19-15 lead in the set. Viterbo came all the way back – Natalie Geidel had 9 kills in the first, 23 in the match – as…

New Program Making Home Buying Affordable for Low Income Families

New Program Making Home Buying Affordable for Low Income Families

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Buying a home in South Dakota may have gotten easier – through an initiative providing down payment assistance. Wells Fargo along with Governor Daugaard, NeighborWorks America and GROW South Dakota announced that the NeighborhoodLIFT program offers $2 million dollars for the state in hopes of encouraging home ownership for eligible buyers. The program provides low and average…

Corn Palace Court Dedication for Late Coach Munsen

Corn Palace Court Dedication for Late Coach Munsen

MITCHELL, S.D. — A legendary South Dakota high school basketball coach is going to be recognized on the court where he had so much success. NBA finals champion and former Kernel stand out Mike Miller is spearheading the dedication “The Corn Palace is synonymous with basketball, state championships and Coach Munsen,” says Schmidt. These days, Scott Schmidt is the Director of…