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Noem & Sutton Meet For Final Debate

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Business and community leaders in Sioux Falls learned where the major party candidates for governor stand on important issues at a Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary event Monday. In the final debate between Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Democratic State Senator Billie Sutton, the candidates covered a wide variety of topics, from education to agriculture, taxes and…

Brookings Schools Closed Tuesday For Threat Investigation

BROOKINGS, SD – All of the schools in the Brookings School District will be closed Tuesday after a threat was discovered at the high school Monday. The school district has that announcement on its website.  School is cancelled Tuesday while Brookings police investigate the threat, police confirm.  Further details are limited, but according to the school district’s announcement, the threat…

President Trump Going To Sioux Falls Convention Center

We know more about the president’s visit to South Dakota Friday. It will be a brief stop in Sioux Falls.  According to an email from the White House Press Secretary’s Office, the president will be on the ground for about two hours.  Air Force One is scheduled to touch down at the Sioux Falls Airport just before 3 o’clock in…

Hit-And-Run Suspect Tries To Hide From Police

Sioux Falls police say a hit-and-run driver tried to hide out in someone else’s house.  But, the homeowner was quick to call officers. Police responded to a hit-and-run at 10th Street and Menlo Avenue Sunday.  They say the suspect vehicle was a stolen car and officers spotted the driver fleeing on foot.  He’s identified as 28-year-old Daniel Levi Brown.  Police…

Double Fatal 2-Car Wreck at Uncontrolled Intersection

Westbound view of intersectionNEAR VIBORG, SD – Two teens are dead and another is hospitalized with critical injuries after a two-vehicle crash on country roads late Friday night. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, it happened around 11:30 p.m. where two gravel roads meet at the intersection of 290th Street and 455th Avenue, one mile west of Viborg in…

Garage Appears To Go Up In Flames

HARTFORD, SD – Multiple fire crews are battling a late night vehicle fire in a garage. Around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, crews were called to 804 Ruud Lane in Hartford.  Strong video shot by a witness at the scene appears to show part of a multi-car garage engulfed in flames.  Details are limited, but first responders say no one was hurt. …

New Trial Ordered For SF Man Convicted of Manslaughter

State Supreme Court filed opinion Wednesday

The South Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Sioux Falls man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a teenager. David Randle was convicted of manslaughter in 2016 for fatally shooting a 19-year-old.  Supreme Court documents state that the circuit court made a mistake by not giving a jury instruction for “excusable homicide.”  That instruction was…

Tonight at 10: Honest High School Golfer’s Reward

Kate Wynja chosen to play in Sioux Falls professional golf event after heartbreaking state tourney DQ

A Sioux Falls golfer’s act of integrity grabbed national headlines last month.  Now, it’s giving her the opportunity of a lifetime. Kate Wynja was set to win the high school state golf tournament.  However, she reported her own scorecard violation and was disqualified.  Those actions aren’t going unnoticed.  On Labor Day weekend, Wynja will play alongside nearly 150 golf professionals…

Golf Tips: Practice With A Purpose

GreatLIFE golf pro offers tips from tee to green

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The game of golf is tough to master.  With more families and couples getting into the sport, companies like GreatLIFE are trying to make it more affordable, faster and easier to learn. Professional golf instructor and GreatLIFE Director of Golf Jason Sudenga helps people fix swing issues with visual aids, like alignment sticks.  “The better you…

Rain Cancels, Moves Multiple Fireworks Shows

Several fireworks shows were canceled or postponed because of the weather. Organizers posted on social media to spread the word.  The Sioux Falls Jaycees announced on its Facebook page Wednesday evening that the event was canceled, citing safety reasons because of the weather.  They tell KDLT News the fireworks show won’t be rescheduled due to a lack of volunteers.  They…

Boy Dies In Accidental Pool Drowning

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A boy drowned Tuesday evening in an apartment complex pool in northern Sioux Falls. Details are limited.  A KDLT crew at the scene reports that first responders were at Turning Leaf Apartments just after 5:30 p.m.  According to Sioux Falls police, when officers arrived to the outdoor pool in the 1300 block of North Cleveland Avenue,…

Felony Drug Busts Skyrocket Along I-29 Corridor

While South Dakota remains one of the least populated states in the nation, people are moving here in record numbers. The state has seen nearly 80,000 new residents over the past ten years. A good share of them are located somewhere along the I-29 corridor. They are coming to the state because there is a quality of life here that…

No Foul Play Suspected In Death At Lake Alvin

An entrance to Lake Alvin near Harrisburg was closed off Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours after a body was discovered. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the body of a man was found by a fisherman who was at the boat dock on the west end of the lake.  Details are limited.  The man’s body was spotted near…

Someone You Should Know: The Face of Hope For Rare Diseases

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A young family in Sioux Falls is fighting for those with incurable, often untreatable diseases.  Their motivation centers around their son, who’s in a battle of his own.  He’s proof that a diagnosis doesn’t have to define you. Isaac Haberman loves Legos and all things “boy.”  His older sister, Jordan, is happy to play with him. …

Loestcher’s Campaign Releases Full Voicemail Left by TenHaken

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Tension continues between the two candidates running for Sioux Falls mayor. Paul TenHaken accused Jolene Loetscher of negative campaigning and Loetscher says TenHaken is using scare tactics. It all came to light this week when Loetscher announced she had been the target of several hacking attempts on her campaign and personal email, bank accounts and social…

Interstate Closures Expand To Sioux Falls

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials have closed I-90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and Interstate 29 from Brookings to Sioux Falls. Starting at 9 p.m., I-90 is now closed from Rapid City to Sioux Falls at the Marion Road exit and I-29 is closed from the North Dakota border to Sioux Falls at the I-90 interchange. Officials says conditions are quickly…

Many State Gov’t Offices Closed Friday For Blizzard

PIERRE, SD – Governor Dennis Daugaard is closing state government offices in 32 counties Friday because of the approaching blizzard. According to the Department of Public Safety, the counties covered by the governor’s order are Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Faulk, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Meade, Mellette, Oglala Lakota,…

Runoff Election: What You Need To Know

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The runoff election for mayor and a city council spot in Sioux Falls is Tuesday, May 1. Paul Tenhaken’s name will appear first on the ballot in the mayor’s race, followed by Jolene Loetscher.  In the runoff for the Central District seat on City Council, Zach DeBoer will be first on the ballot, followed by Curt…

No Discoveries Made In River Search For Missing Woman

Search picks back up Thursday morning

YANKTON, S.D. – The search will continue Thursday in the Yankton area for a missing Sioux Falls woman.  Another agency is joining the effort. Nebraska Game Fish and Parks will team up with South Dakota and Yankton search crews to try to find Diane Bartling.  Wednesday, a dive & rescue team looked in the Missouri River by the Meridian Bridge.  Bartling’s…