Author: Nicole Griffith

6:00 PM Sportscast Friday, January 11th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Click on the video viewer to watch the 6:00 PM KDLT Sportscast for Friday, January 11th, 2019! Categories: Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: KDLT Sportscast, Sportscast Related Post 6pm Sportscast Thursday, January 4th 10pm Sportscast Thursday, August 24th 10pm Sportscast Wednesday, February 13th 10:00 Sportscast Thursday, July 27th

Sanford Donates $55 Million to Children’s Home Society

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  The Children’s Home Society serves a variety of adults and kids who have lived through traumatic experiences including victims of child abuse and domestic violence. However, staff members say the non-profit is over capacity. One of South Dakota’s most well-known philanthropists gave a record breaking donation announced Tuesday. $55 million now belongs to the Children’s Home…

E-Bikes Coming to Bike Path This Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new mode of transportation is coming to the Sioux Falls bike path starting this week. It’ll look familiar, but there’s a built-in boost. Electric bikes can be spotted on the bike path starting Thursday. They were originally only permitted on city streets. Chad Pickard of Spoke-N-Sport says he’s excited for these bikes to be allowed. “It’s…

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson Sworn into Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Dakota’s lone house seat has officially been filled. Representative Dusty Johnson was sworn earlier this afternoon, but he’s been ready to get to work since the November election. From growing up in Pierre all the way to Capitol Hill this was an emotional day for Congressman Dusty Johnson. “Well I think it’s gratifying. You work for 18…

SOUND: Nebraska and SMSU’s Reunion Visit Beneficial for Mustangs

LINCOLN, N.E. — When Nebraska Head Coach and Doland native Tim Miles hosted SMSU it wasn’t just for an easy victory. It was a reunion many won’t soon forget. Brad Bigler the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State, played for Miles at SMSU in the 1990s. On Saturday, he faced his old coach in Pinnacle Bank Arena. The 23rd ranked Huskers…

CFB: Iowa Outlasts Mississippi St in Outback Bowl

TAMPA, Fla. — The University of Iowa football team was opportunistic to tally win No. 9 in Outback Bowl paradise. The Hawkeyes scored 17 points off three Mississippi State turnovers, sending Iowa to a 27-22 victory over the 18th-ranked Bulldogs on Tuesday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium.  It is Iowa’s first victory over a ranked opponent this season. Iowa finishes the…

How to Light Up New Year’s Eve Sky Safely

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — If you’re choosing to ring in the New Year fireworks are a popular tradition. But before setting off the booms there are laws and safety recommendations to follow. Firecrackers to roman candles and sparklers, firework sales are underway in South Dakota. “People want to start the new year off with a boom, and so New Year’s provides…

Youth Suicide Rates Rising, What Parents Should Know

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Youth suicide is on the rise according to the CDC. The South Dakota Department of Health Reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults in the state. A 9-year-old in Alabama grabbed headlines after she committed suicide. Her family says it was from bullying. Nationally youth suicide saw an increase…

Slippery Roads to Low Visibility, Streets from Trooper’s Perspective

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — From slippery roads to low visibility the roads aren’t pretty Thursday night. KDLT’s Nicole Griffith rode along with South Dakota Highway Patrol to see what the storm is like for them. Trooper Julian Beaudion is entering his 9th year with the Highway Patrol, so he’s seen plenty of South Dakota winters. “Man sometimes it’s brutal,” says Beaudion….

College Commits: O’Gorman’s Emma Ronsiek, Tea Area’s Carter Slykhuis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s been a busy 24 hours as prep athletes are making their college commitments. Creighton is losing O’Gorman alum Taryn Kloth from the volleyball program, but is gaining Emma Ronsiek. The junior announced Wednesday via Twitter that she is committing to play college basketball for the Blue Jays. After leading the knights to a state championship in…

Gustaf’s Greenery Closing its Doors After 45 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A popular flower shop is closing its doors after more than four decades in Sioux Falls. The owner isn’t sad about the retirement – instead he’s reflecting what the past 45 years have meant. Since 1973 Gustafs Greenery’s been bringing a slice of happiness or comfort to thousands of people. “We’re lucky. We’re a lucky bunch of…