Author: Kelsie Passolt

State, FEMA To Offer Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

PIERRE, SD – Three mobile disaster recovery centers are opening over the next few weeks in the KDLT viewing area after winter storm and spring flood damage. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety announced Saturday that the state and FEMA will offer in-person support in Mellette, Bon Homme and Charles Mix counties to help residents and businesses who suffered…

Possible Drowning Reported In Northern Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD – First responders were called to the scene of a possible drowning Saturday evening in Sioux Falls. Details are limited.  Metro Communications dispatch tells KDLT News that a call came in at 8:15 p.m. for a report of a drowning on Covell Lake, which is located at Terrace Park near W. Madison Street.  Police, Fire Rescue and a…

Two Women Wanted In Connection To Deadly Shooting Arrested

REXBURG, IDAHO – The two women wanted in connection to the deadly shooting in Sioux Falls last weekend are being held in an eastern Idaho jail. According to the Madison County Jail in Rexburg, Idaho authorities arrested 30-year-old Martece Saddler and 22-year-old Christina Haney and brought them to the jail around midnight or 1 a.m. Thursday.  Idaho State Police found them…

Trump Approves South Dakota’s Disaster Request

After more than $45 million worth of damage was estimated to have been done by extreme winter weather and spring flooding, President Trump has granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration. Federal money will be used to help residents, businesses and local governments across the state recover from property damage.  The president signed the declaration late Friday.  FEMA…

Police: “Multiple Victims” In Afternoon Sioux Falls Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sioux Falls police are investigating after a shooting just east of downtown. Police were called to the area of 9th Street and Cliff Avenue around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon for a report of gunshots.  Details are limited.  According to investigators, several males got into an altercation.  The suspect then pulled out a handgun and fired at…

Two Hurt In Friday Night Shooting

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting last night in Sioux Falls. Police were called to the 900 block of North Cliff Avenue around 9:30 p.m.  Police say according to witnesses, there was a confrontation in a parking lot and gunshots were fired injuring two people.  One adult has non-life-threatening injuries and a…

Heart Attack Leads to Car Crash

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A medical emergency led to a car crash and traffic backup in central Sioux Falls during rush hour Friday evening. It happened just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Kiwanis Avenue and 22nd Street.  Police say a 61-year-old man who was driving a Ford pickup truck had a heart attack behind the wheel.  He collided…

Possible Whooping Cough Exposure at Roosevelt High School

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Families of students at Roosevelt High School, the largest school in the state, received an email Thursday evening from the school district saying that their child has possibly been exposed to whooping cough. Information is limited.  The email tells parents that there’s a possibility their child was exposed to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, at…

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…