Author: Kelsie Passolt

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…

Hy-Vee Recalling Spring Pasta Salad

Reported illnesses in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska

Hy-Vee is recalling containers of its spring pasta salad because it may be contaminated with salmonella. About 20 people in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska have become sick after eating the salad.  The recall affects Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad in one pound and three pound clear plastic containers.  They were sold between June 1 and July 13.  Customers should…

Meet Author of Book in Tom Hanks’ South Dakota Tweet

Highlights Sioux Falls' economy & culture in newly-released book

A tweet Tuesday morning from actor Tom Hanks is creating excitement among South Dakotans. The most optimistic stories, about America! Non-fiction, personal May move to Sioux Falls, at least visit. Rapid City, too. Others! Hanx pic.twitter.com/TgHS18UwK2 — Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) July 10, 2018 On Twitter, Hanks recommended the book Our Towns.  His tweet says “The most optimistic stories about America…”…

Posture, Pain & Playing Golf

Improve your golf game at the gym

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The sport of golf can be a real pain.  Yes, it’s frustrating to hit a bad shot.  But, it can also take an actual, physical toll. There’s a way to address that issue and it’s largely inspired by professional golfers who are changing the game by what they’re doing off the course. “Explosive lifting and muscles…

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,…

Someone You Should Know: Small School, Big Hearts

Private school gives back with small, but meaningful gestures

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A small school in southern Sioux Falls is full of students and staff with big hearts.  As they get ready for summer break, the kids are learning one more valuable lesson. During the final week of school at Westside Christian, students have a special assignment: write a sweet, encouraging note, which will pair quite nicely with…

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…

Interstate Traffic Slows After Reported Rollover Crash

SIOUX FALLS, SD – A car crash slowed down drivers on a busy Sioux Falls interstate Wednesday night. Details are limited.  According to South Dakota Highway Patrol, authorities responded to a reported rollover crash around 7:15 p.m. on I-229 South near Western Avenue.  At least one car was involved.  Sioux Falls police and fire were also on the scene.  There’s…

Movie Theater Applies to Sell Beer & Wine

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Soon, a Sioux Falls theater may allow you to drink alcohol while watching a movie. West Mall 7 has applied to the city for a beer and wine license.  They’d set up a counter near the concession stand and only offer it after 4 p.m.  Movie-goers who are 21 and older and want to buy a…

SDSU Women Reflect on Past Post-Season Hardships

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – Being in the NCAA Tournament is not strange territory for the SDSU women.  They’ve been in 8 of the last 10 years.  However, missing last year was tough and leading up to Friday’s game, they were really inspired to get back as a result of that. “It was tough not making it last year, especially sitting…