Author: Kelsie Passolt

Two Inmates Placed On Escape Status

Travis Mann (left) & Matthew Weddell (right)YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Corrections authorities are looking for inmates Travis Mann and Matthew Weddell. The two inmates did not show up to their community service jobsite in Yankton on Saturday.  According to the state DOC, both men are minimum security inmates at the Yankton Community Work Center. Mann is white and…

Interstates Reopen in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – Officials are opening the closed portion of Interstate 90 from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls and I-29 from Sioux Falls to the North Dakota border effective immediately. All portions of closed interstates are now open. Motorists are strongly cautioned that winter driving conditions of compacted snow and ice and blowing snow are making travel difficult not only on the…

Brandon Voters Elect Mayor

Paul Lundberg being sworn in as interim mayor Oct. 2018BRANDON, SD – The results are in.  Brandon voters have chosen Paul Lundberg, who’s currently interim mayor, as the city’s next mayor.  That’s according to unofficial results released by the city Tuesday night. Lundberg received 1,161 votes and his opponent, City Council member Tim Wakefield Jr, got 290 votes.  The city…

School District Discussing Cuts to Art, Music and PE Class Time

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – There is discussion within the Sioux Falls School District about cutting down class time in art, music, and PE in elementary schools.  But, some parents aren’t happy with the idea. “Especially at the elementary level, especially in winters like we have, where they don’t go outside for recess,” one parent said to the school board and district…

Flooding Delays School Friday in SFSD

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Citywide flooding is causing the Sioux Falls School District to delay school on Friday. School district officials say school will start two hours late Friday. School will be 2 hours late tomorrow, Friday, March 15, 2019 due to flooding in the city. Please drive safely! — Sioux Falls Schools (@SFSchools) March 15, 2019 Categories: News Tags:…

Whooping Cough Confirmed in Sioux Falls Schools

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Two more cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the Sioux Falls School District. Parents of students at Memorial Middle School and Discovery Elementary received an email from the school district Wednesday night.  It says their child may have been exposed to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, during the past few weeks.  The email…

Person, Dog Shot Near Downtown Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls police are investigating a shooting just north of downtown. Details are limited.  Police were called to the 800 block of North Dakota Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.  According to an officer at the scene, one person has been shot and a dog has also been shot.  The extent of their injuries has not been…

Competitive Cornhole at Iowa Casino

LARCHWOOD, IOWA – Cornhole, also known as bags, is a fun game to play at a cookout.  But, there are competitors in our area this weekend who take the game much more seriously. Grand Falls Casino and Billion Automotive are putting on a Cornhole Classic tournament at the casino.  The three-day tournament welcomes 90 teams from as far as Washington…

Popeyes Donates Chicken Dinners To Homeless Shelter

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Wednesday, some folks at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House homeless shelter in Sioux Falls received an extra helping of hospitality. These Popeyes employees donated chicken dinners to a local homeless shelter Wednesday night Employees at the Popeyes on Louise Avenue saw KDLT’s story about the shelter being over capacity during our 6 p.m. newscast and decided…

Amazing Cold Weather Trick Filmed in Sioux Falls

"This is what we do for fun during a South Dakota polar vortex."

SIOUX FALLS, SD – We’ve gotta give credit where credit is due.  A Sioux Falls realtor made one of the best videos we’ve seen of the old boiling water in the air trick. Mark Fiechtner went out to his back yard Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. when the sun was rising.  It was -24 degrees when he threw the hot…

One Person Found In Burning Mobile Home

SIOUX FALLS, SD – One person was rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening after a mobile home caught fire in Sioux Falls. Firefighters arrived on the scene and quickly put out the fire on West 14th Place, just off West 12th Street near I-29.  They found a man inside who was no longer breathing.  They performed CPR and took him…

One Dead In Two-Car Crash On I-229

SIOUX FALLS, SD – One person involved in a two-car crash on I-229 near Rice Street is dead. That update came from the Department of Public Safety Tuesday evening.  The crash happened in the afternoon and responders were on scene for hours.  Another person involved in the crash was taken to the hospital.  No further details have been given.  …

Snow Alert In Effect Through Saturday Morning

Cars parked on emergency snow routes could be ticketed and towed

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Cold temperatures and high winds continued Thursday night.  That, with the snow, has prompted Sioux Falls to issue a snow alert. As of Thursday, city crews were out plowing the emergency snow routes, which are mostly the main streets and roads in Sioux Falls.  This will continue until the routes are clear.  Cars parked on these…

SF Firefighters Act Fast To Save Holiday

Family given Christmas gifts in time of need

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A week before Christmas, Sioux Falls firefighters step up to make the holiday brighter for a family of six in need. Tuesday afternoon, a woman and her grandkids were forced out of their home because of a kitchen fire.  There’s smoke damage throughout the house and some items were damaged including a new toy kitchen set. …

Augustana Sets Goal of Offering Division 1 Athletics

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Last weekend, Augustana University’s Board of Trustees approved a plan that sets big goals for the future of the school and its sports programs. The school announced Thursday that the board unanimously approved the university’s vision for the next 12 years.  That vision includes plans like offering new academic programs and graduate degrees, expanding arts programs,…

Consultant Recommends Restricting Access To Falls Park Dangers

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The City of Sioux Falls says a third party consultant has finished its safety review of Falls Park. Alliant Insurance Services was hired to review the drowning risk at the park.  Overall, a consultant reported that the city has implemented adequate measures to prevent injury or death.  The consultant says one of the biggest problems is…

Stampede Superfan Captures Plentiful, Priceless Moments

Vonnie Moos watches junior hockey games through a different lens than most

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A Sioux Falls woman found one of her greatest loves later in life.  She’s a huge fan of Stampede hockey.  But, she doesn’t just go to the games and cheer. “You get here and they come out and it just perks you right up,” says fan Vonnie Moos. If the Sioux Falls Stampede are playing at…

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…

Noem Prioritizing Crime Reduction & Education Reform

South Dakota's governor's race enters home stretch

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Over the next couple weeks, we’re taking a closer look at the candidates on the November ballot.  Republican Kristi Noem has the chance to become the first female governor of South Dakota.  But, history was already made this summer with a major campaign event.  President Trump’s first visit to the state was largely to endorse Noem…