Author: Kelsie Passolt

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…

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…

Someone You Should Know: The Champion Behind The Scenes

Meet the man who's working hard to make the Sanford International a success

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Running the biggest golf tournament in South Dakota has become one man’s full-time job.  He’s made sacrifices for the Sanford International, but you rarely see him without a smile and positive attitude. “It’s just like how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Sanford International Tournament Director Greg Conrad. If that’s the…

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…