Author: Kelsie Passolt

Power Restored After Outage Affects “Large Portion” of Pierre

Volleyball players and fans playing ‘Down by the Banks’ after power outage at Riggs H.S.A large portion of Pierre experienced a power outage Thursday evening. According to a city spokesperson, the power went out around 6:15 p.m.  City crews started working to restore service and power was starting to come back on around 7:45 p.m.  The spokesperson says power was…

State Prison Officials Looking For Inmate

SIOUX FALLS, SD – South Dakota corrections officials are looking for an inmate who did not come back to the Sioux Falls Community Work Center Saturday. Officials say inmate Ronald Demand, 48, failed to return to the center after his work release job.  He’s 6 feet tall and 165 pounds.  Demand is serving time for burglary from Minnehaha & Lincoln…

Arson Investigation Underway After Home Catches Fire

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A Sioux Falls home was severely damaged Saturday morning, but not by the storm.  Authorities say it’s the result of a fire that was intentionally set. Police and firefighters were called to the scene around 5:30 a.m. on Stephen Avenue near 31st Street.  Six people escaped from the house and were not hurt.  When first responders…

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…